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Really disappointed that Josh didn’t work out. I wanted our never ending search for a franchise QB to be over. Excited to be in the stands this weekend to see how the Mike Glennon era starts but he was only a 3rd rounder so my expectations are tempered. I really really liked Schiano but my faith is starting to slide a bit. Hope we aren’t in the market for a coach soon also. Would have to go through a rebuild of our rebuild.
I’m not dismissing his inconsistent play at times, but he still a 6’5″ 235lb QB with some mobility and a cannon for an arm. It takes a smart coaching staff to adapt to his abilities and he will do very well. Too often coaches try to fit the player into the system, rather than fit the system to the player.
I, too am very dissappointed with Freeman…and I’m not one to blame coaching for his lack of fire. I think Schiano is fine…you can tell by the way the defense is playing with intensity.
The Jury is still out on Sullivan…I’m not sure he’s that good. I don’t like our offensive scheme….no two back sets, dempasizing the TE….
One thing good for Glennon…the expectations aren’t high and Freeman’s performance was so poor it won’t be hard for him to proove to be better.
I wanted Freeman to workout. But this guy drives me crazy with his decision making. The one time he actually listened and got help with his game is when he worked out with Drew Brees and had a stellar season. Since then nope. He has a I can do it my way attitude.
I’m sure he is loving all this attention he is getting now, he’s always thought he deserved more cause he felt he was at the level of Manning, Brady, Brees.
Hopefully Glennon turns out to be another good NC State QB (the noles will get their revenge soon). The kid might look goofy, but he can sling the rock.
Freeman just seems inept and idiotic in this conversation. I can’t honestly believe anyone had his back in the lockeroom or how he showed any leadership activities to be a captain. There is no drive. No fire. Nothing.
I don’t think he’s being indecisive, I think he’s choosing his words carefully so as not to shed a bad light on the Bucs and come across as a bitter crybaby. Any team that is interested in him will be watching his every move, so he’s smart to keep it measured. Anyway, best of luck to him. He’ll probably be rocking Viking purple and giving gifts to NFC North defenders soon.
Remember a few years ago. Alex smith was about to get benched and Carr was set to go in. Alex smith gave him a hand to the chest over and said he got this. Overruled the coaches decision bc the players had his back. We’re not seeing this. People want to say schiano is losing the lockeroom. I think it’s josh is the one who lost the lockeroom. When you have a players only meeting without your qb. It’s obvious.
Jaguars should be calling – We could get a 2nd or 3rd rounder DEPENDING on how much of his current salary the Bucs are willing to eat to help Jaxonville out….Freeman, MJD, and Blackmon are a good start for them.
Schiano didn’t want Freeman, it’s obvious – so I wish him well wherever he lands. He won’t be here next year, of course. Perfect QB, no; misused, yes.
It was a lot of blaming towards Schiano right? He made it seem like it was Freeman versus Schiano…..when the owners, GM, bottom of barrel QB stats, and most of all WINNING GAMES didn’t play a part in the decision. Maybe in the rest of the interview he actually takes responsibility for something.
What are we hoping for here, Ponder and Cassel to be totally awful and complete 44% of their passes? That way Freeman would be a slight upgrade for them.
Unless in the full conversation he does, but anyone else notice in this excerpt NOT ONE TIME does he mention his piss poor play that led to his benching in the first place? No accountability and he comes off like a whiny little diva. As a former Freeman supporter, don’t let the door knob hit cha where the good Lord split cha. If every team(wisely) stays away from a trade for him, I can see him getting Keyshawned or the hocky healthy scratch for the rest of the season. Even Sanchez didn’t have a sitdown national tv interview voicing his displeasure over their QB situation.
Love the Free jock sniffing Eric! Debating team? Too funny!
After watching this video, if there are any doubts left in this guys ability to lead men, you will never understand the game of football. It’s the NFL folks, where Alpha male behavior reigns supreme.
Furthermore, if anyone thinks this benching decision is all on Schiano, Shady Oaks Rehab and Wellness Center is on line 1 for you. The owners need to shore up their investment. The HC and QB will always be the lightening rod for losing and our HC owns no small measure of blame here. Try and remember that he’s not Field Marshall Josh tossing the rock though.
I went on the Panthers board recently where some of the Kitty faithful were disappointed that Freebird was benched. Telling from the guys who hate you most.
I like how people are saying Schiano didn’t want him and never endorsed him and he wasn’t ever Schiano’s guy like Schiano WANTED him to fail or enjoyed us losing the last 8 of 9 games just to prove a point. What a bunch of hogwash. Schiano wants to win no matter what.
@tampamac, how can you be stunned he didn’t answer a lot of questions we all have in the one minute excert. Your comment is just ridiculous b/c it’s obvious we’ve only seen 5% of the actual interview.
I hate that Freeman ended up being a turd. I like the guy and wish him well. I do see us getting something for Freeman b/c the rockstar is a specialist at squeezing blood from our castaway turnips.
Work your magic, Mark Dominick!!!!
No fire, even now. This dude just wants to cash checks, drive a lambo and party…. As some “buc official” told BSPN. Josh has a lot of growing up to do.
You nailed it.
September 27th, 2013 at 8:45 am
Josh is burned out.
Too much alchohol. Not enough sleep. Too many nights out.
Not enough days studying defensive coverages.
Josh was given the franchise.
And he blew it!
Now, hes still blaming other people?
What a spoiled biatch!
Yep. I agree.
September 27th, 2013 at 8:35 am
…but he still a 6’5″ 235lb QB with some mobility and a cannon for an arm. It takes a smart coaching staff to adapt to his abilities and he will do very well.
However….he’s only 24, right? He may make comeback at some point.
Don’t forget Young, Williams and Dilfer.
If Josh would be willing to restructure his contract or sign a new contract, and I were a GM, I would sign him in a New York second.
Just the thought that there is a history of exBuc QB’s who have gone on elsewhere and had great careers is enough for me to take out a flier on him.
Let’s say Minnesota does pick Josh up. They are already built for the playoffs but are saddled with a QB who is arguably worst than Josh. It would be ironic if Josh led any team to a playoff appearance while we’re still perpetually chasing our tail.
It would not be ironic. It would be a great thing for Josh if he left and won a super bowl. Good for him if that happens. But… who really gives a dam except the Freemanites who will follow his every move?
Bottom line is, he sucks for us. And thats all that really matters. Move on. Josh is the past.
Ron and Ian pegged it perfectly: where’s the taking of responsibility? Where’s, “I need to improve?” “I need to get better?” He makes it sound like he’s done everything he can and it just didn’t work out.
I find the posts that keep appearing about MG being a 3rd round pick narrow-minded… Think about it, JF was a 1st round and failed… So was Jamarcus Russell, Jason Campbell, Joey Harrington, Brady Quinn, Mark Sanchez, and the list of 1st round failures goes on and on…
Their are many 2nd, 3rd, 4th and other late round QBs that have success in the NFL so NFL history has ALREADY proven what round a player is taken in matters VERY little as to how his career will go! Tom Brady, thought to be 1 of the best QBs today, 6th round…. So by your logic, Brady should have never seen the field.