Freeman Almost Perfect

September 19th, 2010

Throw today’s 50 percent completion rate for Josh Freeman in the toilet. Freeman was absolutely brilliant after his opening throw of the game that sailed high.

What more could Bucs fans ask for from their second-year quarterback? He made smart throwaways. He was poised under pressure. He ran with savvy, strength and awareness. And he made big-time plays.

The throw to Kellen Winslow for a 20+ yard first down was brilliance.

Freeman is the real deal.

“We are starting to put things together. We have heart,” Freeman said on the Buccaneers Radio Network following the game. “We are starting to buy in and adopt Raheem’s  mannerisms. My eyes have immediately shifted to the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

Joe might even go buy that Freeman jersey Joe promised to buy when/if Freeman made a Pro Bowl.

With the Bucs’ dreadful running game and young receiving corps, the Bucs need greatness from Freeman.

And that’s what he delivered today. 

17 Responses to “Freeman Almost Perfect”

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Freeman was stellar for Tampa. He showed a lot of maturity and poise. His runs and clutch passes broke the Panthers back. He did not go out of bounds on one run, and why should he ? He is 255 vs a 185 lb corner, he don’t have to! He hit Mike Williams right in stride for a TD too!

  2. Josh Says:


  3. Jdouble Says:

    I agree 100% Joe. The rest of the offense is not a great situation for a young QB. It’s really amazing that Freeman has been able to carry the team the way he has so far. Hopefully when we get Blount and Huggins involved in the running game, things will pick up for us there too.

  4. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I don’t know if you guys remember, but back when the Vikings were good with Moss, Carter and Culpepper, we had trouble bringing Dante down just like people are having with Freeman. He reminds me a lot more of that Culpepper than of Big Ben.

    Of course, without Carter and Moss, Culpepper took a dive, and his injury was pretty much the last straw.

    Josh Freeman is more accurate and plays smarter than Dante did, but his build and strength remind me a lot of him.

  5. Jester Says:

    Freeman is without a doubt the best QB drafted last year. He looks really good so far just wish we could run the ball!!! Im not sure if it is the line the scheme or Caddy?I would still love to see them use a mid round pick an go get Mankins. we would have a lot of depth and Mankins would be ready after the bye week.

  6. Jdouble Says:

    What I wanna know is why did we activate Lumpkin over Blount, and then not use him? Caddie had 27 carries…wtf? At this rate Caddie will be injured by week 6.

  7. King Says:

    After this game there are going to be a lot of fans in the Tampa Bay area developing a man crush on Josh Freeman. After last season nobody could have predicted an 2-0 start for our team. Today was a great win for Josh, Raheem, and our emerging young defense. I am looking forward to watching this young team build into a real contender in the upcoming years.

    Go Bucs!

  8. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Pete Dutcher Says:
    September 19th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Josh Freeman is more accurate and plays smarter than Dante did, but his build and strength remind me a lot of him

    Yeah dude.. He does kinda remind me of Culpepper when he runs. I m happy that he’s been able to overcome the broken thumb… Last month, I didn’t think he would be ready to play until this week.

  9. Jdouble Says:

    I’m not losing sight of reality just cause we are 2-0. I still expect a 7-9 or 8-8 season, which is what I’ve been expecting all along. These were two of our easiest games all year and we should have won them…I’m just really excited we did. If we were sitting at 0-2 right now it would be hard to stay postive. I think we’ve shown enough for most reasonable fans to realize that while we aren’t going to the Super Bowl this year, we will be very fun to watch, and we are headed in the right direction.

  10. McBuc Says:

    jbouble…Cleveland and Car both thought we were the easiest game on their schedule as well. Both are young talented teams with very good coaches. I am not convinced these games were gimmies, the young Bucs out played them and I feel it will continue. I still agree with an 8-8 or 9-7 season, but these wins are great momentum builders that may roll the team like the Falcons of a couple years ago.

  11. JimBuc Says:

    His completion percentage SUCKS!!

  12. McBuc Says:

    OK, is this a sarcastic JimBuc, or did Eric highjack his screen name?

  13. Patrick Says:


    I think it’s probably Daisy from the tbo and message boards, if ya’ll know who she is.

  14. Bucnjim Says:

    No it’s RahDom with his third or fourth screen name.

  15. Bucnjim Says:

    Eric is actually a good Bucs fan and is happy when they win! (even if he doesn’t like the coach)

  16. jaytek74 Says:

    He is showing improvement and I think he will be the best QB the Bucs have ever had in time. He shows great patience in the pocket for a young QB as well as composure. His accuracy will improve with time and experience and remember that he is doing this while having absolutely no running game other than himself. It would also be nice if the Fox crew could remember the Freeman was a 1st rounder and not a 2nd rounder….oh I forgot…the Bucs are not worth the national medias time to learn enough about before calling the game…pathetic. (The Fox crew was pathetic).

  17. jon Says:

    Funny you mentioned buying Freeman’s jersey. Everytime I’ve bought in the past, we trade the player or serious injury occurs. Thinking about getting every opponents’ starting QB jersey instead.