“I Think The Guy’s Ready”

October 30th, 2009

Amidst all the gloom and doom for Josh Freeman taking over the starting quarterback job, Joe has found someone who thinks Freeman is not only ready and special, but a leader in the huddle, too.

That someone is Earnest Graham.

Speaking Tuesday evening on 1010 AM, Graham told host J.P. Peterson that Freeman is the real deal. And that was the day before Freeman was named the starter.

“Josh has definitely been getting more reps in practice. And he’s been looking great. I mean he looks like a pro quarterback,” Graham said. “From his stature, to the way he releases the ball, how quick he gets the ball out, the way he operates in the huddle, I think the guy’s ready.

“I think when that time comes Josh Freeman’s going to do a great job. He throws one of the most catchable balls. I mean, if you’re a receiver out of the backfield, it’s always 100 percent of the time a tight spiral. He throws the ball without having to force any velocity on it. He doesn’t force  it…It’s always a tight spiral and it’s always in a great spot. I mean he throws a catchable ball every time.”

The quote almost doesn’t do Graham’s comments justice. Graham’s voice inflections were those of a guy extraordinarily impressed with Freeman. (Joe tips his cap to Big Papi for the audio.)

Joe sure hopes Graham is miraculously correct, and Freeman is indeed ready.

3 Responses to ““I Think The Guy’s Ready””

  1. David Ellis Says:

    Being from Fort Myers, I’m a big fan of EG. EG is always just a positive guy and I hope he is correct in his analysis of Freeman. However, it was EG that stated that Luke McCown was going to be great and was ready to lead the bucs. Personally, I am still mad that McCown did not get his chance to start and I don’t think he got a fair shake. My wife tells me to get over it and also to get over the Bryant thing. Oh well, i just hope EG is on target with Freeman.

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    David, welcome to JoeBucsFan.com. Always curious. How’d you find us down in Fort Myers?

  3. justin Says:

    I aggree I always like eg and I respect his opinion I hope he is right for our franchises sake