Enemy Guidance For Josh Freeman

August 1st, 2010

It seems Drew Brees had nothing better to do with his offseason than help counsel a young quarterback in his division.

That QB would be Josh Freeman.

Either Brees is a sweetheart of a guy, has no respect for the Buccaneers, or Greg Olson has very seedy photos of Brees from their days together in college football.

Per Dan Pompei, of Nationalfootballpost.com, Olson got Brees to mentor Freeman for several days this summer.

Bucs second-year quarterback Josh Freeman had help from an unlikely source this offseason — Drew Brees of the division-rival Saints. Freeman spent a week in San Diego picking Brees’ mind and working out together. Usually, division rivals don’t try to help one another, but this was a little different because Freeman’s offensive coordinator in Tampa, Greg Olson, also was Brees’ quarterbacks coach at Purdue. Olson set up the get together. Olson also told me he used the offseason to emphasize several points with Freeman: he has to take care of the ball better, he needs to make better decisions, he should play with more balance, and he has to strive for more consistency with his drops. Olson said he likes what he’s seen from Freeman so far.

Joe’s happy for Freeman, and Joe’s happy that Brees doesn’t give a crap that he’s helping the franchise player on a division rival.

If Joe were a Saints fan, he’d be having an absolute fit right now.

Imagine new Falcons minority owner Warrick Dunn getting Ronde Barber to help out some young Atlanta cornerback. Crazy stuff.

8 Responses to “Enemy Guidance For Josh Freeman”

  1. Jose Says:

    I can see it now…

    “Ok Freeman, whenever you see triple coverage against an NFL team, thats who you throw to. They’re just trying to trick you. You can trust your Ol’ Uncle Drew”

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    Lol, Jose. That is strange! But, Bree’s has stated that He owes his success to Olsen, so there must be a strong Tie! Can only be good for Josh, and was really nice of Drew!

  3. Jose Says:

    Yeah, in all honesty, Brees is a really good guy and theres no harm that could be done from learning from the 2nd best QB in football

  4. JDouble Says:

    I remember reading that Drew did some work with another young QB this offseason. I can’t remember who it was, but the fact that Josh is in his division is a bit strange. Good stuff though!

  5. eric Says:

    That is very strange.

    Can’t picture Brooks or Sapp working with the saints defenders.

    But, form our perspective, its all good.

    Then again it could reflect that Mr. Brees feels he has nothing to fear from the 2010 bucs.

  6. Dee Says:

    Way I see it, offensive positions like QB only have one enemy: Defenses.

    And while I can see some enemy QBs or even WRs hanging out, defense is for soldiers who love to HURT the enemy.

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think it just shows what a class act Drew Brees is and always will be. I always heard that Gruden and Payton were the best of friends even when they become Division rivals. I can’t stand the Saints mainly because they are so damn good and Payton is a real offensive guru with the QB from hell.

  8. Matt Says:

    Could’ve sworn I heard about this a few months ago…