Opening Day Extra Special For Freeman

June 21st, 2011

Josh Freeman has the ultimate work ethic. He’s the Bucs’ standout, unquestioned leader at 23 years old. But internally, is he riddled with anger?

NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas engaged in an intimate chat last week with his local Disney comrades on 1040 AM. Yasinskas explained that in talking to Freeman’s longtime private quarterback coach he learned Freeman is a man driven to humble those who doubted him in 2009.

“He carries a chip on his shoulder about not being the No. 1 quarterback drafted, about being talked about as a third-round guy initially and a lot of people saying when he did get drafted that he wasn’t going to be any good,” Yaskinskas said. “All that stuff motivates Josh more than I even realized … .” 

Now Joe heard this and immediately starting thinking about the Bucs taking on the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford — the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft — on opening day at the C.I.T.S. Assuming Stafford isn’t hurt again, one would have to believe Freeman is salivating at the chance to annhilate the Lions and Stafford.

Freeman didn’t get that chance when the Bucs lost to Detroit in December. It was Drew Stanton, an injured Stanton no less, who carved up the Bucs while the incomparable Maurice Morris torched them on the ground.

Joe hopes that damn loss was as painful for the Bucs as it was for Joe.

4 Responses to “Opening Day Extra Special For Freeman”

  1. Hire Greg Olson! Says:

    I wanna see Stafford sandwiched by Bowers and Clayborn and land on the IR…

  2. digitalone Says:

    Free is the man. It was divine intervention sending Rah to Kansas so he could meet Free and see how good he is. Dirty and Stafford being picked before him will be spoken of for many years. I mean seriously..Dirty? You picked the Dirty Sanchez over Josh Freeman? Must be something wrong..oh wait you’re the feet weirdo.. I forgot. Imagine Free playing for the Jets The whole thing almost makes me run down to the corner church and get Saved. Everything really just fell into place for him to be here. Its kind of creepy but in a good way. What can I say: Jah Loves The Bucs!

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    “I don’t want to lose my pain! Damn it, I NEED my pain!!” Capt. Kirk, “the Final Frontier.”

    Deep beneath that calm , collected exterior- lurks a seething rage of motivation. Whirling like a storm. Just furiously proving to the disbelievers that he is as good as he believes he is

    I think that’s cool. Rage on Josh, rage on

  4. MarkD Says:

    The Bucs has a team FULL of motivated players. Along with Free, you have McCoy who feel he is as good as Suh (Reggie White Jr with a nasty demeanor). You have Price who felt he should have been drafted in the first round. Mike Williams who got drafted in the 4th round. Then there is Benn who is playing second fiddle to Mike. Then the two rookie DE’s who is pissed about where they got drafted. Penn not getting mention as one of the best tackles in the game. Kellen Winslow wanting to be mention as one of best TE. Rhonda Barber who fighting his age. And the players motivated to help Coach Rah win.