In Free They TrustOctober 21st, 2013
Joe’s got quality sliced meats and a six-pack of Shock Top chilling for the start of the Josh Freeman era with the Vikings tonight on Monday Night Football.
Like Freeman or not, his performance must intrigue you if you’re a Buccaneers fan. The man started 59 games for Tampa Bay and was the team’s anointed franchise quarterback during five seasons.
A few thoughts:
1) Look for Chucky to gush over all things Freeman. It’s the perfect backhanded way to take shots at the organization that fired him and got him to launch the Fired Football Coach Association, or whatever he calls the club he created.
2) Freeman will run. Joe suspects Leslie Frazier, fighting for his job, will realize that Freeman is best when he’s, um, free — free to run and improvise and not worry about coaches ripping his head off. Freeman was the second leading rushing QB in the NFL in 2010, and now he’s fitter and stronger. The Vikings have nothing to lose, and Joe suspects Freeman would love to showcase his versatility.
3) Freeman will be Freeman, aka inconsistent. Barring a miracle game, look for ol’ No. 5 to wow and frustrate. With Minnesota, however, Freeman lovers will be able to blame his Freemanesque ways on unfamiliarity with receivers.
4) Joe did a Saturday interview on Minneapolis sports radio and Joe was amazed by how smitten Vikings fans are with Freeman, primarily because he absolutely torched a solid Vikings defense on Thursday Night Football last year. It’s also been widely reported up there that Vikings players seem to be smitten with Freeman and what a cool guy he his.