Freeman Has Club Record In Reach

December 21st, 2010

Veteran Tampa Tribune NFL writer eye-RAH! Kaufman has some uplifting words for Bucs fans still reeling from the heartbreaking overtime loss to the “rebuilding since 1957” Detroit Lions.

For Joe, the pain is running so deep. (And no, reminding Joe how far the Bucs have come this season and about the team’s many feel-good stories doesn’t help. An excruciating loss with the postseason on the line can not be soothed by anything other than intoxication, a visit from a cheerleader in a naughty Santa suit, or another victory.)

Kaufman brings word that Josh Freeman is on the cusp of setting the Bucs’ record for fewest interceptions. The ghosts of orange Vinny Testeverde and Trent Dilfer have never infested his big body.

“Certainly the biggest step he’s made this season is his decision making and how well he takes care of the ball,” Olson said of the second-year quarterback, who has thrown only six interceptions in 422 pass attempts while leading the Bucs to an 8-6 record. “We’ve got to continue to surround him with good players and he’s got to stay healthy, but there’s no reason to believe he can’t be one of the premier players in this league.”

The fewest interceptions thrown by Tampa Bay in a season came in 2007, when Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown and Bruce Gradkowski combined for only eight.

Freeman is a true stud. And Joe’s looking for him to finish very strong. How great would it be to see him have his best game of the season in the SuperDome with everything on the line.

Regarding the interception record, Joe’s so glad Micheal Spurlock didn’t toss one earlier this season on the ugliest fake punt Joe’s seen in a long time.

6 Responses to “Freeman Has Club Record In Reach”

  1. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Joe said: Freeman is a true stud.

    Here freaking here! I have never been so excited about a Buccaneers offense or QB…….

    Buc fans should be excited. Obviously as a fan you want hard hitting, tenacious d…..but man it’s going to be fun actually having a high flying offense.

    For the first time in about 6 years the future’s so bright we gotta wear shades

  2. Pruritis Ani Says:

    That is an incredible statistic.. 6 Friggin interceptions.. Hope they just didn’t jinx the guy

  3. SkookumSmitty Says:

    He is BY FAR the best young QB the Bucs have ever had.

  4. gitarlvr Says:

    This is awesome. Ball security is what separates good QB’s from bad QB’s. But that alone doesn’t make you an elite QB. Greg Olson needs to tighten up his playcalling and get this offense running on all cylinders so that Josh can take that next step. He’s ready now. Will the playcalling support him?

  5. Buc You Says:

    Freeman is looking great in his second year. No debate possible, next topic.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Holy Sh*& I agree with Buc You! Drafting him is the #1 reason why we are going to be a great team in the near future. There is no doubt he is the real deal and I can’t wait to watch him grow into one of the best.