Freeman Goes To 8-8

October 31st, 2010

Joe’s not going to suggest every Bucs fan should track down Mark Dominik and Raheem Morris and kiss their feet for drafting Josh Freeman, but perhaps they should?

To think that Freeman would be 8-8 over his first 16 starts playing with plenty of inexperienced receivers and behind his share of second-string linemen is astounding.

The guy is money. The Bucs are 5-2 and he’s thrown only three interceptions. Yes, Joe already has a Freeman jersey.

Sure, Freeman took a foolish fourth-quarter sack for a 12-yard loss that could have cost the Bucs today’s thrilling 38-35 win in Arizona, but Joe is quite certain Freeman won’t pull such a bonehead move again. And that’s the thing with Freeman, the kid has learned and grown at such a fast pace that the maturation is evident nearly every week.

What’s he going to look like if LeGarrette Blount proves to be the real deal?

Teams, except in rare situations, don’t win without a good quarterback. And teams don’t lose much when they have a QB like Freeman.

17 Responses to “Freeman Goes To 8-8”

  1. gitarlvr Says:

    Believe me Joe any fan who wouldnt kiss their feet for drafting Freeman hasn’t been around long enough to realize that this is the best QB play the Bucs have ever had. Josh Freeman is on the mid-season pro-bowl team. YEAH I SAID IT!! Seriously he may not be up with some of the guys in the NFC in certain stats but is there a QB in the NFC or the entire League who has made more clutch big time throws this year than Free? He is the least intercepted QB in the league among guys who have played every game. If Free continues to play this way for the rest of the season he has to be in the pro bowl and the Bucs will be in the playoffs. Four more wins gives us a shot. Five and were in. Seattle, San Fran, Detroit, Washington, and Carolina. Thats Five right there. Its time to stop having lowered expectations and time to start expecting a playoff berth.

  2. Kirk Says:

    Bust in waiting? Glad things turned out.

  3. sensiblebuc Says:

    We’re the best team in the NFC.

  4. sensiblebuc Says:

    I’ll never trust guys like Kiper or McShay again. They were flat WRONG about Freeman.

    “He’s too young and immature.”

    “He’s never won anything.”

    “He has terrible mechanics.”

    ” He’s going to be another JaMarcus Russell.”

    BULL. FREAKIN. ISH. Dude is a flat stud and has ice water in his veins.

    J. Freeze anyone?

  5. gitarlvr Says:

    Did one of those draftniks actually say he would be another Jamarcus Russell? They really are idiots then. It was obvious from college highlights that Free had far better throwing mechanics than Russell.

  6. Troxell8t8 Says:


    Welcome to the Freeman bandwagon. We’re glad you’re aboard, sit back and enjoy the ride my friend.

  7. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    The Blount object is a big time banger that will help Freezeman blow up teams in the future bang bang bang fire dem cannons

  8. McBuc Says:

    Sensible…I was on a flight with an NFL scout right after we drafted Freeman. He told me that the jid was for real, and would be great for the Bucs.

    Were is Bucs you and the rest?

  9. sensiblebuc Says:

    @ McBuc

    Oh really?!?!? I just figured everyone (outside Rah & Dom) were bearish on Free. Guess that’s why they make the big bucks!

  10. Max Says:

    He made me believe. It wasn’t even his play on the field. It was his attitude when Zuttah was late to snap the ball. This guy wants to win and he is intense and passionate.

  11. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I am a happily married man with a child and another on the way, so please don’t judge me for the following statement: I am developing a serious man-crush for Josh Freeman, lol.

  12. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Freeman is flat awesome! It is scary to think about how young Tampa is. We are only going to get better. Brian Billick said Blount gives us a physical presence we lacked before, and I agree. Olsen’s offense just needed a running game to ignite it, and Tampa has that now.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    Ahh, live is good in Buc land. I love this team, but they are hard on yer heart!!

  14. Ish Says:

    It was cool listening to the change in Billick from the last game of ours he called. Last time, he had nothing good to say. This one, he was drooling over J. Freeze (I like that nickname sensiblebuc).

    I, too, am man enough to admit a growing man-crush.

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    Freeman did swallow the ball on that one sack outside, but if had been Favre, he would have thrown an interception. Josh Freeman was outstanding. I can’t think of anyone I would rather have as our QB. When he ran for a first on one play, no QB could have done it better, except maybe JJ. Not Brady, Manning, or Brees.


  16. David White Says:

    A far cry from bust in waiting wouldnt you say?

  17. Joe Says:

    A far cry from bust in waiting wouldnt you say?


    Joe is happy as hell he was wrong… and wrote last year he hoped he would be wrong.

    Just hope you also have the balls to call Steve Duemig, J.P. Peterson, Derek “Old School” Fournier and countless others both locally and nationally who also felt the same way as Joe did about Freeman when he was drafted.

    Joe can provide you with numbers to reach them if you prefer. Joe will be happy to assist you in your courage.