Freeman Preparing For No. 16

October 28th, 2010

It’s worth noting that Josh Freeman has a bit of a milestone game on Sunday in Arizona.

It will be his 16th start for the Bucs.

Essentially, Freeman will have a full season under his belt come Monday. Right now Freeman’s record stands at 7-8 and, obviously, he can pull to 8-8 with a victory against the beatable Cardinals.

Freeman, who Jeremy Zuttah and others quickly call a vocal leader of the Bucs, is unlike a lot of fans; He’s got a Bucs-are-winners mindset. He sees the Bucs on the cusp of greatness.

And why shouldn’t he? The guy’s 7-8 over two seasons playing for a team that’s hardly been brimming with established talent.

Joe’s quite certain Freeman believes the Bucs are the best team in the NFC, too. And while Joe wouldn’t make such a claim, Joe’s glad Freeman’s leading the Bucs.

7 Responses to “Freeman Preparing For No. 16”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    So do any of the “Joe’s” have a Freeman jersey yet? 7-9 or 8-8 for him with the talent we have is down right impressive. Oh, and he’s had a broken thumb too.

  2. JimBuc Says:

    Imagine if those 16 games were played with a productive running game and even an average run/pass rush defense

  3. Gary Says:

    He is without a doubt a true franchise QB. He will be our savior. And I’m not even talking about his on field excellence. Its the fact that he has taken over the team with his leadership already!

    Only his 16th start, now imagine what he will get better at this offseason. This year it was calling protections, next year? I can’t wait.

  4. sunrisejeff Says:

    I agree Joe that JF thinks they are the best team in the NFC and thats the way I want my QB to think. You cant tell me Peyton or Brady doesnt think the same way even when they are having a down year. From day 1 I love the way this kid seems to learn from his mistakes but doesnt dwell on them when he makes them.

  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    In a Qb driven league, we have finally found a franchise QB to lead this team! He’s proven already that if he has 4 mins, and we are down less than 7 points, He will win the Game! And he seems like such a decent, hard working guy on top of it all. I think that by next year, if Josh is playing, we are always a playoff contender. He’s shown that kind of talent! If he can win with the kids we have now, it’s only gonna get better! Raheem can’t get enough credit for finding and Coaching Freeman. I think he puts us two years ahead of schedule, and we start signing FA’s and making a playoff push next year! This young man has been nothing short of amazing!!

  6. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Dare we call him Tampa Bays first EVER franchise QB? Who else? Maybe Doug Williams.

  7. Derek 'OldSchool' Fournier Says:

    I was against the pick but each day since he has made me happily eat my words. I cannot get enough of the kid. (Stifle fat jokes)