Third Quarter Thoughts

August 15th, 2009

Joe’s take on the third quarter of the Bucs first preseason game at Nashville fighting the Titans.

10:17 Joe thinks that was blown coverage on Tennessee’s touchdown, Young to Britt.

10:00 A Josh Freeman sighting!

8:44 Um, Joe’s not sure the kid from Kansas State was drafted to plunge up the center’s rear end. Talk about protecting the kid.

8:12 Freeman’s first pass should have been caught by Patrick Carter.

8:04 Joe’s loyal will be shocked to read this: Freeman looks much more comfortable than McCown.

7:23. Another smooth pass. At this rate, McCown will be third string.

6:09 Huggins shows some wheels.

5:35 That’s one helluva hit to bury Freeman. Dude is big, Freeman.

4:20 Freeman’s pass attempt to Carter was well placed. It gave Carter a chance to make a play… and he almost did.

0:40 Bucs defense had this Javon Ringer bottled up but he made a nice play and ran away from the Bucs. First huge mistake of the night. Granted, most of the players on the field now likely won’t be collecting an NFL check in three weeks.

0:17 Freeman to Stroughter. Combination of the future?

5 Responses to “Third Quarter Thoughts”

  1. Danbucsfan Says:

    Freeman demonstrated a certain amount of field awareness and finess in placing his throws to his recievers. He just threw an interception, but he is still getting used to the pace of the game, and this is pre-season.

    At least he is completing passes, more than we can say about McCowan in the first quarter.

  2. Danbucsfan Says:

    Gotta love this Huggins guy!!

  3. Joe Says:


    As you pointed out, clearly this is the first preseason game. But McCown has done nothing in practice, nor in this game, to suggest he is the starter. In fact, just based on this game, McCown would be the No. 3 quarterback.

    The guy had zero composure.

  4. Joe Says:


  5. Danbucsfan Says:

    How about the OTHER Josh, Josh Johnson just ran in for a 43 yard TD!!

    BTW, converted for the extra 2 points to make it a 7 point game.

    Again, it’s pre-season, but he was impressive in last years pre-season.

    I think “the other Josh” should be elevated in status to greater consideration than McCowan.