“The Only Reason For That Would Be Sucking”

November 19th, 2010

Joe makes it through The Josh Freeman Show every Thursday on WDAE-AM 620 so he can share anything of interest with the roughly 10,000 daily visitors to JoeBucsFan.com. 

But it’s not always easy. Freeman might be the most politically correct Buccaneer to hit the airwaves since Derrick Brooks. And combined with gushing homer host Scott Ledger, The Josh Freeman Show isn’t exactly riveting.

Joe did perk up last night though when a caller asked Freeman about a future change at offensive coordinator and how hard that might be to handle.

Of course, Freeman gave the dude a serious and respectful answer, before subtly revealing that he thought the question was as ridiculous as it sounded.

“With that being said, the only reason for that would be sucking. And I feel like we’re finding ways to win and continuing to get better. And as a young team you want to keep that going,” Freeman said.

If Joe were to even consider the job security of Greg Olson, Joe could make a case that Olson’s gig as offensive coordinator is more secure right now that Raheem Morris’ job as head coach, considering the Bucs offense is carrying the team and this team is all about No. 5.  

But there’s no reason to even go there. This entire coaching staff is sure to return barring a second half meltdown of epic proportions. Or as Freeman called it, “sucking.”

21 Responses to ““The Only Reason For That Would Be Sucking””

  1. sunrisejeff Says:

    Lol gotta love blunt honesty

  2. Amar Says:

    good post, which leads me to say:


  3. oar Says:

    Dont worry that FIRE GREG OLSEN goes to every game, home and away. And knows every players name and thier jersey numbers, so he must know something more than us or Freeman!!

  4. safety Says:

    I love this kid. He does such a stand up job.
    And then dropping the ‘sucking’ line really makes me appreciate him.
    Too funny.
    Go Bucs. These guys are awesome, and they’re only going to get better.

  5. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    Lol. When I heard this on the radio last night, I thought the caller must be a JoeBucsFan reader.

    Olson has improved since last year. But I still think he leaves a lot to be desired at the OC position.

    Its also a ridiculous question. Yes firing an OC would be a set back, momentarily. But who’s to say that setback wouldn’t be worth it if the offense ended up with a higher production ceiling?

    Now that’s a little harsh after coming of a game with 4 offensive TDs. So I’ll take the criticism.

  6. Buc You Says:

    Good angle JBF. Its as if you read your own comments section. Way to capture the latest non-arrested drama.

    You sure understand how to play on the emotions. Wonder how the Rah Rahs are gonna take a direct contrast between a successful Gregg Olson vs the lackluster defensive coordinator in Raheem “the 3-3-6” Morris. Timmy gets the credit for the math! 🙂

  7. New Era Buc Says:

    Not happening brother. Come back from the dark side and give credit where credit is due. Like a lot of us, Olson was a big question mark. Its become obvious that Olson is the real deal. Even that hack at BSPN Patty Y has thrown it out there that Olson could be given a look at replacing John Fox next season

  8. BigMacAttack Says:

    Can we Fire Todd Wash instead? He is sucking right now. And how.

  9. sensiblebuc Says:


    Hey hows about changing your handle to Fire Todd Wash? Good work BMC lol

  10. Eric S Says:

    The emergence of Blount has made the offense potent. I could easily see the offense be in the top 10 in points scored by the end of the season. It is refreshing to see the run game help out the passing game. For much of the 1st half it was just the passing game. I am really starting to like the playcalling of Olson and am eager to see what he does for the rest of the season.

  11. d-money Says:

    “gushing homer host Scott Ledger”


    You’re always calling out TJ Rives and Scott Ledger for being homers but aren’t they employees of the Buccaneers? Do you expect them to be anything but homers?

  12. Joe Says:

    Do you expect them to be anything but homers?

    T.J. Rives is an employee of the Bucs who masquerades as a reporter (though Joe knows of no self-respecting reporter who wears Bucs jerseys to the games said reporter is covering). If Rives would be upfront and say he is an employee of the Bucs and that there are some issues he cannot touch, Joe wouldn’t have any issue whatsoever. In fact, Joe would applaud Rives for being so upfront and honest with the listening audience.

    But Rives will not do that which is nothing more than a con job on the audience. In Joe’s eyes, that is simply inexcusable.

    Rives is not much different, if at all, than Jenn Sterger when she worked for the Jets.

  13. Earl Says:

    I like Olson’s play calling a lot. Getting rid of him would be a major mistake. I like that we are not afraid to go deep and it seems that we do so more than when Gruden was calling plays. Plus there are a lot fewer of those wacky formations for 2-yard runs that we had then. The draw play to Cadillac last week was picture perfect timing.

  14. d-money Says:

    I think it’s just assumed by most people that the guy doing the sideline reports for something called “The Buccaneer Radio Network” would be an employee of the Buccaneers.

    I don’t care either way. I had just noticed a few jabs at those two guys and wondered if maybe one of them had stolen your girlfriend in high school or something.

  15. Dee Says:

    A stupid question on dae? Go figure.

  16. Joe Says:


    Scott Ledger is a good guy, but at least he makes no secret about his loyalties, and let’s be honest here, no one has confused him with a reporter. He’s a radio host. Major difference.

  17. Architek79 Says:

    Speaking of loyalty, Joe why is Florio given a pass by you for his angles and biased reporting? (Not only for his proven dislike for the Bucs organization)

  18. d-money Says:

    I’ve never really thought of Rives as a reporter.

    He’s part of the Bucs radio team. I wouldn’t really expect him to be unbiased any more than I expect that from Gene and Dave.

    Thats my last comment on this. I just realized that i’m sounding like I’m the president of the TJ Rives fanclub. Which is defiantely not the case.
    It just seems that there is more here than his reporting that bothers you. He must have crossed you at some point in the past. I wonder what it could have been????

  19. digitalone Says:

    “with gushing homer host Scott Ledger..” Priceless Joe keep it coming!

  20. Capt.Tim Says:

    I like a Lil homerism! We aren’t talking about politics or religion here, we are talking about a “game”! Sports writers pretend the have to be neutral, so they can pretentiously take themselves seriously. It laughable! I don’t mind a Lil team support in some instances. It’s better than all the stupid ones who spew Buc hate, then can’t figure out why most of Tampa bay has permanently turned them off months ago! Homerism or not, mostly we could use a Lil intelligence in the reporting, with a side of actual work!

  21. New Era Buc Says:

    I can’t stand Florio. To Bad Joe didn’t feel the same. Nothing but buc hate from that guy. He can’t stop spewing his stance on that he thinks the bucs have a chance to move to LONDON if they start a franchise there!!!