Corporate Spin Lowering Freeman Expectations

October 27th, 2009

Joe reads daily. The fine fellows over there, Scott Smith and Jeff Kamis specifically, are good people and very friendly to Joe. And their video features are top shelf.

Now Joe undestands the stories and features at the official Web site are too promote the team and send messages to fans. It’s all love and kisses, unlike at some NFL team sites that employ columnists and bloggers who are highly critical of the home club. Narcissistic Jerry Jones even pays three team columnists who routinely blast the Cowboys’ decisions.

Joe finds it interesting that the latest story on is telling fans to be patient in waiting for Josh Freeman’s starting debut. Here’s an exerpt from the story:

That does not necessarily mean that Freeman will start or even play again the next time the Buccaneers take the field against Green Bay following their bye week. Freeman could play against the Packers, or he could be held back until later in the season, or possibly even into 2009.

Notice the italics. Interesting.

Even more interesting is when you consider the tease to the story off the Bucs home page reads, “Josh Freeman’s late-game cameo in London does not necessarily mean he’s ticketed for the starting lineup soon, but the job is clearly his in the near future. …”

All Joe’s saying is it’s clear the Bucs are trying to send a message. Right now, that message is not to expect Freeman in the starting lineup yet.

4 Responses to “Corporate Spin Lowering Freeman Expectations”

  1. BucFan South Tampa Says:

    Joe, I hear what you are saying, and it makes sense. But, you know Brad Culpepper also makes a lot of sense….the season is over, the only thing to look for with the rest of the season is a glorified training camp for Josh Freeman. He needs to get trained up on his looks, spotting the blitz, pump fakes, etc. Otherwise, next year when he is put in the fire, he will spend the same amount of time getting trained up. The real thing we need right now is one win in order to stay out of the stat books, but otherwise, lets move on to 2010, and get Josh Freeman in there to get ready.
    BTW, you keep harping on all the QBs who fell apart when they were put in too soon. Have you ever thought that maybe the Trent Dilfers and David Carrs of the world were just plain wussies?
    Leftwich and Johnson are done…send in the kid.

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Lots of ways to look at this BucFan South Tampa, we may be in unchartered territory with starting a 21-year-old QB who came out as a true junior, didn’t light it up in college, played in a no-defense conference and didn’t get training camp reps. It’s a recipe for ugly. Haven’t you seen enough ugly? If Freeman is a stud, we can find out next year and play it safer. He’ll have a whole offseason and preseason and the No. 1

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’d stick with JJ and use a 6’th lineman. Our TE’s can’t block for $#!t.

  4. Southernboi727 Says:

    good. I never liked Josh Freeman. The Bucs should stick with Josh Johnson at QB. He’s shows more upside than Josh Freeman. This shows that the Bucs have no confidence in their 1st rd pick.