A Different Glimpse At Freeman’s Leadership

November 23rd, 2010

So how does 22-year-old Josh Freeman command massive respect, the kind that stops teammates in their tracks when he speaks?

Per Raheem Morris, some of that comes from Freeman’s extraordinary preparation and that guys know Freeman has worked harder than they have.

“Our young football team, they all understand the work that he puts into it. He’s accountable to all those guys to be on the details of everything. When Josh Freeman says something to our offensive team, they all listen. Because they know, ‘he might have looked at something more than I did.’ They want to make sure,” Morris said on The Raheem Morris Show last night on WDAE-AM.

” They’re going to win because of him not in spite of him. They understand that. These guys go out and do a great job for him. It spreads over to the defensive side of the ball now, too.

Joe is impressed and not surprised. A huge component of leadership is knowing more than the other guy — all the time.

Freeman obviously embraces every aspect of being a franchise quarterback.

15 Responses to “A Different Glimpse At Freeman’s Leadership”

  1. big007hed Says:

    Freeman = Stud Franchise QB
    I love that the Bucs have a strong core of young players for years to come!

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    ..and on a side note, Clayton is signing a 1 yr deal with the Giants.
    LMAO – good luck with that…haha

  3. McBuc Says:

    Be careful, he may go to NY with a new lease on life. Think ab out Joey G coming to Tampa.

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    @McBuc, the difference between Clayton and Galloway are galactic opposites in EVERY way…talent included. Not worried.

  5. McBuc Says:

    Maybe, but the people of Dallas may disagree. Of course, Joey had great years before and after Dallas. I wish Clayton well either way. He seemed to be a stand up guy, just did not work out here in Tampa Bay.

  6. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Agree with McBuc….no reason not to wish Clayton well

  7. sunrisejeff Says:

    Considering Giants may be one of the teams we are battling for a Wildcard spot I have EVERY reason to not wish him well 🙂

  8. oar Says:

    I agree sometimes a new home and fresh start is all some of these used-to-be-above-average-veterans need.

    Well, if anything he should help with thier running game blocking.

  9. RastaMon Says:

    hard to imagine coming out of a ….
    “Bust in Waiting”

  10. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @RastaMon – Joe’s happy to have been off the mark.

  11. RastaMon Says:

    well ….you owe at least starting on your computer a historical rough draft manning up article about your over the top hussy fit use of “Bust in Waiting”….because of your thwarted desires with the first pick

  12. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @RastaMon – Nothing to man up about, Joe called him “bust-in-waiting” from March to June 2009, and Joe has spent the last year+ giving the kid a clean slate and then praising him with posts like this one. And Joe must say you won’t find any other outlet taking the time to transcribe this Raheem quote on Freeman and enlighten the fan base. …Joe sees no need to appease those who want Joe on his knees in an online sort of way.

  13. Joe Says:


    Just curious. Do you make the same demands of J.P. Peterson, Steve Duemig just to name a few locally who were equally critical of the pick?

    If not, why not?

    There were many others who did not like the pick of Freeman. Joe, along with the rest, are very happy to be wrong, as Joe himself said he hoped he would be from the day Freeman was picked.

    Or did you forget that?

  14. Dave Says:

    I didn’t like the pick when drafted, but I kept saying to those ripping him “give the guy achance at least”

    At this point, I think it is safe to say, we can all collectively say “SORRY Raheem, Mark D., and Josh, we should have not doubted you”

    What this kid is doing at QB with a team this young is amazing

  15. McBuc Says:

    Yeah, Rasta, Joe has not ripped on Freeman in a long time, and has admitted he was wrong on many occasions. Let it go man.