Josh Freeman’s Feet

August 12th, 2010

Joe’s continuing to bring you bits and pieces of the Sirius NFL Radio tour stop at One Buc Palace yesterday which was nothing short of sports radio gold. (“Gold Jerry, gold!”).

Joe’s REALLY using every ounce of his energy not to go totally postal on what passes for sports radio locally. Thirty percent is quite good. Seventy percent, well, the abject morons that make up this percentage need to work in an industry more befitting their talents, such as telemarketing or perhaps a late-night Dennys shift.

The subject of Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman’s mechanics came up as the co-hosts of “Movin’ the Chains,” Pat Kirwan, Tim Ryan and special co-host Bill Cowher broke down what ails Freeman’s feet.

Joe brings you the words verbatim from men who know what they are talking about:

Tim Ryan:  There have been sailing passes on Freeman. His footwork [in practice] looked so much more improved that he can set his feet and throw with accuracy.

Bill Cowher:  Mechanics suffer early [for a rookie quarterback] because you are thinking about what you are doing, where you are going, what you are seeing. Now, [Freeman] can be more conscious of his footwork. Plus, with a young quarterback, there’s a lot of coaching and a lot of people in his ear. That causes a lot of disruption. That can trickle down to mechanics.

Pat Kirwan:  I’ll tell you what the problem was: He had people around his feet. He is big and can get weight on his front foot. But his line wasn’t great last year and the coaches thought he could go to a three-step drop because he is so big and tall.

But the rush was able to get at him because the line wasn’t blocking that well on the three-step drops. When you have people at your feet, it’s easy not to have good footwork.

Kirwan’s analysis may have hit a bulls-eye. Later, while interviewing Davin Joseph, the Bucs right guard said the Bucs were working on run blocking, not pass blocking, when a three-step drop pass is called in order to keep traffic away from Freeman.

Now this breakdown folks is why Joe pays good money to have Sirius NFL Radio. Yesterday was four hours of football analysis like the aforementioned, all specifically about the Bucs.

It also doesn’t hurt that Joe can also listen to Howard Stern as well.

7 Responses to “Josh Freeman’s Feet”

  1. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Four hours of just Buccaneer breakdown?

    I’m gonna find that archive.

  2. eric Says:

    Notice how Cowher makes more sense in one paragraph than Rah has in two years?

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    Run blocking on a 3-step drop, hmm, now that’s an interesting concept that makes sense.

  4. McBuc Says:

    Hey Joe…You are making it hard to get anything done today!

  5. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Hey Joe, I have nothing to do today so a lot more please.

  6. nick Says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!……..It’s Bill Cowher……..Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Oh My God I love him, he’s so dreamy. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
    Bill, I love you, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  7. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Howard Stern is a PIG