No Air Tossing Allowed For Freeman

August 26th, 2010

As Bucs fans wait patiently to hear word of injured Josh Freeman gripping a football successfully and throwing it like an NFL quarterback, the Bucs’ brass is afraid Freeman might do something dangerous to his precious thumb.

The Bucs’ defensive mastermind/head coach won’t even allow Freeman to stand on the practice field, so reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times.

“Free is a very conscientious young man,” Morris said. “He wants to come out to practice and I kick him out because I know he can’t be on the practice field without picking up a football and throwing it. Kellen (Winslow) might talk him into going over and running routes against air with a broken thumb. And I don’t want that.

“You want those types of guys in your building. But at the same time, as the guy in charge, and the guy whose got to be responsible for these guys . . . you have to protect themselves a little bit. So, to protect them from themselves, you keep them occupied with other things.”

Joe finds it a bit odd that Freeman isn’t on the practice field sidelines with his teammates. Shouldn’t that be where a leader stands? And couldn’t he make some important observations there, in addition to watching practice film?

Joe gets being protective, but this seems just a little bit much.

4 Responses to “No Air Tossing Allowed For Freeman”

  1. Travis Says:

    Well Steve, Just my guess here, but I have a feeling Rah is being sarcastic. Im pretty sure he doesn’t just kick him off the field. Its not that hard to say “Don’t throw the damn ball”!

    But if so some crazy reason Rah is being serious and wont even allow Free to take the mental reps and go through progressions when he isn’t on the field, then somesone should hit Rah over the head with a sock loaded with lead.

  2. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Yeah, I smell Rah messin’ with some reporters.

  3. MOBucs Says:

    Seems like sarcasm to me but I didn’t hear the quote. Seems very unlikely that Rah would literally kick Freeman off the practice field. I’m sure he has Freeman watching so much tape, that the kid isn’t on the practice field very much. I’m confident Freeman will do everything in his power to let that thumb heal in time for week 1.

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    “K2, take Josh down to the titty bar and keep him occupied so I can get some work done, & No Aqib can’t go.”

    “Hey Rah, can we have your Visa card?”

    “I’ll get Mark’s, wait a minute. I’ll tell him it’s for lunch.”