Rich Gannon Critical Of Freeman, Discipline

September 12th, 2010

Chucky’s old pal Rich Gannon, a noted Bucs basher over the past year on Sirius NFL Radio, served as color analyst on the CBS telecast of today’s Bucs-Browns game, which was blacked out in Tampa Bay area.

Joe got to take in the broadcast and wanted to share a few of Gannon’s comments.

First, Gannon was critical of what he considered missed/incorrect audibles by Josh Freeman in the first half. All stuff he diagrammed on-air and attributed to Freeman’s inexperience and not recognizing the defense.

Gannon also repeatedly cited the Bucs’ lack of overall discipline all over the field, and he was exceptionally hard on Tanard Jackson’s play against the pass, which, as Joe wrote earlier, surely was justified.

Also, Gannon pointed out the Bucs’ defense had an extended walk-through session on Saturday to defend the Browns’ various Wildcat looks.

In all, Joe thought Gannon was pretty tame and fair with the Bucs.

21 Responses to “Rich Gannon Critical Of Freeman, Discipline”

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Big, strong armed QB’s are a dime a dozen in the NFL. In the NFL, as a QB, you must win with your mind. Freeman made many mistakes, but he did enough to win. History will record ONLY that we won, and Rich Gannon’s comments will be long forgotten.

  2. troxell8t8 Says:


    Gannon was right about the dicispline. Bad penalties, bad angles taken by T-Jack. However, you fail to mention he praised Freeman throughout the game. In particular, Gannon was impressed by Freeman’s ability to slide in the pocket, reset his feet and throw accurately. Gannon was critical, but fair.

  3. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    troxell8t8 – Joe wrote above that Gannon was pretty tame and fair. Of course he praised Freeman and pointed out his ups and his downs, as he would with any quarterback. Only pointed out these few nuggets because he’s been harsh on the Bucs, and this was about the extent of it. He was rather subdued today.

  4. ZeroExpectations Says:

    I like the team, the players.

    But Raheem Morris is killing this team with the lack of discipline and overall preparedness.

    And nice way to screw up the ending the game. They are lucky that Delhome didn’t get them in scoring position for a field goal to tie it.

    Raheem is not an NFL coach I’m sorry guys. Again, I love the players, and have high hopes for them and am glad they won today, but they need a real coach to coach them up big time.

  5. Travis Says:

    Gannon’s been bitter against the Bucs ever since he got his a$$ kicked in @ the superbowl

  6. ash Says:

    It’s Raheem’s fault that Graham fumbled? Dude get a clue

  7. @eric Says:

    If we had the “Chin” as coach half these playsers wouldnt even be on the roster, I like this team and the direction the Bucs are going in even if today’s game was ugly at times.

  8. Eli Says:

    Because Mr. Five Picks In The Super Bowl is an expert in discipline, right?

  9. Sebring Smitty Says:

    @ Eli.. LMAO !!!

  10. ZeroExpectations Says:

    If 9-7 isn’t good enough, then 1 win against the Browns, with a lucky Barber INT return is suuuurrreeelllllyyyy no where NEAR good enough for MY Bucs.

  11. BamBamBuc Says:

    Well, I can say this. After watching the Sunday night game, Dallas played a REALLY ugly game and came close to winning in the final seconds, but lost. The mighty Cowboys, playoff bound Cowboys, potential Super Bowl champ Cowboys lost an ugly game to the Redskins.

    It just goes to show that when you play ugly, the game can go either way, but usually against you. We have plenty to clean up, but we can be proud to come away with a win. It’s better than 16 other teams can say after this weekend. Better than the Colts, Cowboys, Panthers, Falcons, Eagles, Vikings, Bengals and 49ers can say. Many of those names have been talked about in playoff discussions. A win is a win is a win.

  12. BamBamBuc Says:

    Lucky INT, ZERO? Really? Were you watching the game? That was a team INT. The line actually got pressure and hit Delhomme as he threw. Barber saw Delhomme under pressure and jumped the route of the outlet pass. There was NO luck involved in that play.

    You could say the Mike Williams TD catch was luck. Sure, there was luck involved there. Pass was behind him, tipped into the air, he spins a 360, locates the ball, catches it and gets 2 feet down at the back of the end zone. That was pretty lucky. ( and great concentration and a touch of skill from Mike Williams as well).

  13. ZeroExpectations Says:

    All in all, even the Raheem haters are glad for the win… so long as Raheem gets canned.

  14. Jonny Says:

    I thought Gannon was fair for the most part this game. He was ridiculous and ruthless when Bucs faced Jets last season.

  15. New Era Bucs Says:

    Zero is a fool. You have zero intellence when it comes to football. Good win Rah!

  16. NegativeExpectations Says:

    Delhome’s INT with 35 seconds left in the half was a GIFT to say the least. What a dumb, dumb time to throw a pass and a bad pass like that. 14-3 and he throws that GIFT to Barber.

    Then, Freeman throws the ball into the Browns defender’s hands in the endzone, the ball pops up in the air and luckily the Bucs WR catches it.

    I did like the last TD throw in to take the lead though.

    But man oh man… this isn’t going to be a pretty year, by no means.

    Your best hope is that Raheem loses enough to get canned.

  17. Rican Says:

    lol Even Rah does get canned which he won’t ya’ll act like the Glazers would spend any type of money for a seasoned HC. As far as Free goes, with the exception of a few good plays he did play pretty bad and was off on many throws. Don’t get me wrong I love free and want him top succeed but today was awful to watch.

  18. BamBamBuc Says:

    Gannon’s got nothing on NegativeExpectations. Gannon may ride Free’s behind, but Negative will take on the coaches and staff, the ownership, the players. I bet he could do Raheem Morris one better by saying “We almost lost every game this year”…. yeah, whatever. I don’t think it was a pretty game, but it was a win, and I’ll take that every week.

  19. Capt.Tim Says:

    Question- which qb looked the most pathetic in his Superbowl performance-poor Rich Gannon, with multiple ints returned for Touchdowns. Gotta feel for the poor Lil dufas! Question- which poster has proven himself to be the biggest puss, and an ass monkey of Epic proportions? Zero intelligence! Been crying for 4 months that Mortis can’t coach, team won’t win! Looked pretty stupid today, huh loser? Morris’s halftime adjustments totally shut the Brownies down in the second half, held them to one first down, on last series. Great coaching! And for an extremely young team, they looked poised and fought hard all game. – again, good coaching! Soooo, like I’ve said fir 5 months- you are an idiot. And I wonder why you continue to try and stupidly badmouth Raheem- you probably are a piece of crap racist like your buddy,rahdomtheklansman. Sucks to be that wrong,doesn’t it- loser

  20. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Joe here,

    troxell8t8 – Joe wrote above that Gannon was pretty tame and fair. Of course he praised Freeman and pointed out his ups and his downs, as he would with any quarterback. Only pointed out these few nuggets because he’s been harsh on the Bucs, and this was about the extent of it. He was rather subdued today.

    Perhaps you should have made that clear in the article, Joe. Because it did come off the way troxell8t8 said. I’m not complaining, mind you…just thought I’d mention it.

  21. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Bucs may have got burned a couple times, but all in all they beat up the Browns offense repeatedly, especially in the 2’nd half. The Wildcat was useless and Cribbs could have stayed home. I think it took a while to shake off some rust. First off the defense has to hold back a little in practice so they don’t kill our players. They only got limited real time in the preseason and again no injuries was the goal. This looked like the old “2’nd Half Team” Bucs. They kept on digging and at one point Cleveland couldn’t get pat their own 30 yd line, even if the Bucs couldn’t score in the red zone. The Bucs defense went beyond “Bend but don’t break” and pretty much “Broke it off and shoved it up the Browns’ @$$” in the second half.

    I was proud to be Buc fan today along with about 40,000 others at the CITS.