Josh Freeman Speaks

September 18th, 2011

"Old man, you are washed up. I don't need your bad luck."

Joe’s good friends at WTSP-TV Channel 10 like to refer to Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman as “Starship.” The thought being the Bucs will soar into the heavens as far as Freeman will carry them.

That, once again, was evident today when Josh Freeman engineered his eighth comeback victory as a Bucs starter. Joe scribbled down Freeman’s thoughts on the game as he spoke after the game on the Bucs radio network.

“Overall this was a team effort. The guys stayed focused. Down like that at halftime, teams don’t usually come back from that in the NFL but as a collective group of players, we all said, ‘We have to.’

“It was a mentality thing. We played the best half of football [in the second half]. The game was not perfect but we got the win.”

On the game-winning touchdown by LeGarrette Blount:

“We had to get LeGarrette going. Davin and True and Lorig blew open a hole for him and the safeties didn’t want any contact with him.”

On the touchdown pass to Arrelious Benn:

“It was a naked play. We had been running the ball so well I knew we would get something from the safety. So I told Rege to run a go route.”

On the game-winning drive:

“Time wouldn’t be an issue. We had a timeout.”

On his fourth-quarter comebacks and the team’s success in the second half:

“I hate to go out not knowing you gave a full effort. We found a way to rally at the end. There is no better feeling than a win. I can’t tell you how emotional I am to find a way to win a game like that.”

6 Responses to “Josh Freeman Speaks”

  1. jesse j Says:

    thank you bucs, now we wont have to hear from the likes of Thomas and Eric for at least 4 days. THANK YOU!

  2. Patrick Says:

    I’m so glad they got this win… really saved our season and prevented things from getting out of control. 0-1, not too bad. 0-2, your season is in danger.

    We can’t ever have a 1st half like that again. Freeman shouldn’t have to rally us every game, we need to be good from the start. I’m really glad we got this win, but I hope the team got chewed out by Raheem at least a little bit after the game

  3. barton1017 Says:

    we should start every game in the hurry up offence, it seems to get amazing results. why wait until your behind or the second half. c’mon Rah fire these guys up b4 every game. we got Atlanta next week and their alot better than the Vikes. BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    bring on the Bimbos lap dances for everyone funky finger production sticky icky icky icky icky

  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    Think the Assinine lockout hurt our young team more than other teams. Hopefully we get in Sync now. Gotta make changes at OLBer. And while Freeman says the company line- you can tell he has no faith in thIs O-line. Gotta make changes there also

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    My man-crush on Josh Freeman is reaching a new level.