“Don’t Get Mad At Me. I Didn’t Make The Pick.”

June 8th, 2009

Joe likes Bucs bust-in-waiting quarterback Josh Freeman. The kid speaks like his head is on straight and he seems to have a strong work ethic.

Joe even liked Freeman’s confidence and arrogance when talking after the Bucs traded up to make him their No. 1 pick. Speaking on 620 WDAE-AM back in April, Freeman said he believed he was better than Mark Sanchez and Matthew Stafford, citing how he took very few sacks and his playmaking ability. 

But it’s that confidence back in April that has Joe a little concerned today.

In a recent interview on 1040 AM, The Fabulous Sports Babe asked Freeman how he feels about his detractors and those who believe the Bucs should have passed on him in the first round.

Freeman responded by empathising with those who lack confidence in him and said, “Don’t get mad at me. I didn’t make the pick.”

On the surface, Joe has no problem with Freeman’s being so forthright and honest. Frankly, it’s refreshing. But to publicly come down so far from his confident, almost arrogant attitude in just one month is not a positive sign.

Franchise quarterback types generally exude confidence bordering on arrogance at all times, whether they’re playing well or not. Joe hopes Freeman’s comments were just those of a 21-year-old kid fumbling for what to say, rather than a young quarterback rapidly losing confidence.

2 Responses to ““Don’t Get Mad At Me. I Didn’t Make The Pick.””

  1. Jeff Says:

    I don’t think that show a loss in confidence. I’ll move up 2 spots any day to draft a kid with descent stats, strong work ethic and level head. It’s a lot more than can be said for some of the prima donnas coming out lately.

  2. Chris Says:

    How does that comment reflect a slip in confidence? If anything it shows a flippant attitude toward the local media folk.