Josh Freeman Era Begins

October 25th, 2009
Showtime fellas.

Showtime, fellas.

Now Joe’s not going to be a jerk and harshly critique Josh Freeman in his NFL debut in garbage time of a blowout.

Sure, the kid failed to get a snap off on a 4th-and-2. Sure, he fumbled. Sure, he showed some mobility and made one nice pass. Sure, he didn’t exactly spark the Bucs like Josh Johnson did in his debut at the end of another blowout against the Giants.

All meaningless.

But make no mistake. This is it. Freeman will start after the mercy bye week at home against Green Bay in two weeks.

The Josh Freeman era has begun. Raheem The Dream and Mark Dominik are on the clock.

7 Responses to “Josh Freeman Era Begins”

  1. Trox Says:

    Joe, you would be correct. The Freeman era has begun. We can only hope it is successful. JJ showed promise, but when you are on a 0-7 team and played ok, you will get pulled for the 1st rounder.

  2. RastaMon Says:

    he has slow feet…..

  3. PetetheHat Says:

    You’ll be surprised RastaMon I saw him up close n personal in preseason I think he’s got deceptively fast feet for a guy of his size. (Much, Much faster than Leftwich)

  4. PetetheHat Says:

    Josh Johnson had a 29.3 quarterback rating for the game. I agree with Joe, Freeman’s the Quarterback of the Future, NOW!

  5. Buc Blues Says:

    If Freeman was the future. Why do you think he was not already playing. Why let Johnson get the game time in. If Freeman is the future and they have not won a game. The decision making within this organization. Is so inconsistent and all over the place. To many changes. I say leave Johnson in. I still think he has more of an up side right now. But thats not saying much.

  6. Joe Says:

    Buc Blues:

    Several reasons. In short:

    1) The Bucs have reverted to Chucky’s playbook which is terribly complex, often takes NFL veterans two years to learn. Johnson is ahead of the curve there.

    2) Freeman is not nor should be compared with rookie quartebacks of recent history: Ryan, Flacco, Sanchez and Stafford.

    3) Joe is not a gambler. No reason — none — to start him. Why? Why risk multimillons of bucks in the chance throwing him to the wolves too early may result in another David Carr? You don’t take a brand new BMW out on a NASCAR course when it first rolls off the lot. There might be a small upside in starting him now. There is an even greater downside of ruining him. Patience is a virtue here.

  7. RastaMon Says:

    I say……give both Josh’s a half game PT each… for the long term progress of the franchise……SUCKx big time for along the ready to play players……but for the most important position QB……..a half PT each !
    alteranting first half starts