“The Plan”

August 15th, 2011

Joe has made no secret for his distaste — no, vile hatred — of the Soviet mindset of BSPN.

But when Joe sees this four-letter outfit do something good, Joe will recognize it.

(Once again, Joe applauds ESPN’s coverage of college football which is simply the gold standard. If BSPN covered other sports with the passion, love, research and — dare Joe say? — the objectivity ESPN covers college football, the network would truly be something to behold like it was in it’s first decade.)

Joe saw the E:60 feature on Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman and it is a job well-done. Damnit, this outfit has the tools and finances to pump out such pieces on a daily basis yet it prefers to wallow in filth that is the non-basketball association and the Yankees and Red Sox.

One thing Joe learned about the innerworkings of the Bucs selecting Freeman: Raheem Morris, who for one year was the defensive coordinator of Kansas State where Freeman played, thought for a moment he was too high on Freeman and may have his judgement clouded because of his association with Freeman.

So Morris called in longtime Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber and played tape of Freeman in college to Barber. Before playing the tape, Morris asked Barber, “Tell me if I am wrong.”

After poring over the tape, Barber said to Morris, “No, you are not wrong.”

In short, Freeman’s success is all about what he calls “The Plan.”

11 Responses to ““The Plan””

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    What a great Video about Josh Freeman Joe! I would never have seen it, if it wasn’t for JBF.
    I agree about BSPN devoting too much time to Baseball and the NBA.
    Wow, Raheem thought he might have been wrong about Freeman, so he brought in Ronde Barber to watch tape ?
    That tells me a lot about Raheem.

  2. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Anyone else get goosebumps, watching him write:


    on that chalkboard?

  3. Scott Says:

    I can just sense the #5 jerseys FLYING off the shelves now! Yes, the attitude & upbringing by quality parents truly shows. Good job Freeman family!
    Now, go throw 4 tds vs. Suh and the Lions soon!

  4. MikeBucFan Says:

    BSPN loves them some big market teams.

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Wow! Josh Freeman is unbelievable. Go out and write history Josh.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    SkookumSmitty Says:
    August 15th, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Anyone else get goosebumps, watching him write:


    on that chalkboard?


    Oh Yeah!!! All the way! I’m ready for the ride! Go Freeman!!!

  7. TrueBlue Says:

    Freeman is the Tiger Woods of football without the character flaws. There is a divine flow moving through some players that makes them special. Tiger had it until he allowed himself to become corrupted. (See The Legend of Bagger Vance) Unfortunately, it now seems to be missing and his game is a wreck. Too bad. He was fun to watch.

    Freeman has it now. There is an eerie calm that smacks of connection to higher power or divine destiny. Enjoy the ride Buc fans. We have front row seats for something very special.

  8. Brad Says:

    Off topic a bit.. I quit watching ESPN and only watch the NFL network.. However I have a huge issue with them. I think the over replay of the pre-season games is a little ridiculous. In addition, it seems every time I turn it on the damn Patriots are on. They replayed the Bucs game once that I know of and at 4:30 am. I know they have shown other teams multiple times and the damn pats game at least 10 times (maybe a little less). I just can’t believe after the damn lockout they would have less live shows.

  9. Patrick Says:


    Yeah I know, it’s the dumbest thing they can do. I’ve already watched the Giants vs. Panthers matchup like 2 or 3 times already! I hate the pre-season. I LOVE the regular season!

  10. Jrock Says:

    Thanks a bunch for posting this Joe. I knew he was on this show but no idea where to find it. REALLY glad I got to watch it. Man, can’t wait to see how he does this season

  11. Leighroy Says:

    The English name Joshua is a rendering of the Hebrew language “Yehoshua”, meaning “Yaho is salvation”, (Yaho is the Hebrew God), (Jaho is salvation) “salvation”, “to deliver/be liberated”, or “to be victorious”.

    Is this to what you are referring TrueBlue? Haha I’m right with you there man.

    How’s this for eerie, his name literally means “to be a victorious free man.”

    O/U on career rings? Pick your favorite biblical number…..