Testaverde Talks Freeman, Reveals Heisman Vote

January 8th, 2010

Former Bucs quarterback and good guy Vinny Testaverde, who lost an amazing 123 games as an NFL starter, weighed in on Josh Freeman this morning while speaking to Dan Sileo on 620 WDAE-AM.

“I like Josh Freeman a lot. What they can do for him, first as an organization, is put the people around him. But they can bring in a veteran quarterback for him to lean on and to ask questions,” Testaverde said. “The veteran can talk to him. …[The Bucs] have great coaches there. But coaches aren’t around players all day long on the practice field or in the weight room  … There to talk him up and answer questions for him about the offense.”

“Having Steve DeBerg [on the Bucs in 1986 and 1992] when I was there helped me get through a 21 year career.”

Joe couldn’t agree more with Testaverde, as Joe detailed yesterday. A dedicated quarterbacks coach wouldn’t hurt, either.

*Testaverde, who as a former Heisman Trophy winner gets to vote to select the Heisman honoree, said his 2009 vote went to CJ Spiller.

2 Responses to “Testaverde Talks Freeman, Reveals Heisman Vote”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Trade Josh Johnson, Clayton and the #3 pick for the #1 overall pick, then get Chad Pennington as the veteran backup.

  2. Eric S Says:

    There is no way the Rams would go for that. A backup QB, a lousy receiver and #3 for the #1 pick? I think the Bucs will have to give up one of their #2s to get him. I would certainly do that to get a disrupter like Suh. He would completely change that DL and everyone around him. I do like the Chad P suggestion. He would be a good backup.

    The article should read ’87 for Deberg/Testaverde. Vinny was not there in ’86.