Josh Freeman = “The Great Deodorant”

August 10th, 2011

Joe was always a fan of The Great Pumpkin as a kid. And The Great Gretzky was damn entertaining to watch back in the day.

Now young Bucs fans can be mesmerized by “The Great Deodorant.”

Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud, of the St. Pete Times, coined the moniker for Josh Freeman this morning with Dan Sileo on WDAE-AM 620.

“He is kind of the great deodorant. You, know, he can cover up a lot of the odor on the other side of the ball,” Stroud said of Freeman.

Stoud offered up his brand of extra dry humor when talking about how good Freeman looks in training camp and how Freeman could have won the Bucs-Lions game last December if given more opportunity.

Joe wrote the other day about how great Freeman looks. But for Joe, while things smell better since the departure of Jim Bates, there’s nothing that covers up the stench of the Bucs’ rather heinous run defense over the last 36 games.

5 Responses to “Josh Freeman = “The Great Deodorant””

  1. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Was that Raheem speak? Stroud must be smoking the same Blount as Morris.
    (Thanking Thomas for that one)

  2. Macabee Says:

    I think Stroud is referring to Talib, T-Jack, Magee, et al on the Bucs defense (other side of the ball). He may be right that Freeman’s clean cut, wholesome image covers over (deodorizes) some of the negatives the Bucs would rather not be known for. But Stroud needs to be careful that this is just journalism and not a personal vendetta because of his earlier and apparently false prediction about Talib.

  3. Gary Says:

    Or he meant that the defense isnt up to expected levels yet, and he was was just trying to coin a nickname for Free. FAIL.

  4. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Is there a great deodorant for 2.2?

  5. Tampa2 Says:

    No, and there is no deodorant that will cover the smell of a defense led by Raheem the dream either. As bad as Joe disliked Bates, Morris’s Defense gave up the yardage too. The only positive to Morris firing Bates was that the defense was allowed to go back to the T-2 defense that they were trained for under Kiffin. But that was in 09. Last years d gave up Bates kind of yardage, yet the only ones fired are the assistants.