Freeman Still Feeling London Jet Lag

November 3rd, 2011

Hopefully, Josh Freeman is feeling his usual self now, but as of last night he wasn’t quite there yet. And Joe’s not talking about Freeman’s banged up thumb.

Speaking Wednesday evening on The Josh Freeman Show on WDAE-AM 620, No. 5 had a detailed conversation about the effects of jet lag with host Steve Duemig and explained that he still doesn’t feel back to normal.

“Yeah. I still [feel it]. It’s still kinda, you try to get back into a routine but it’s not quite the same, you know. The whole training camp, the season starts, you get into such a routine. And then you fly [roundtrip] to London and it kind of throws you off a little bit. It’s nothing huge, but it’s noticeable,” Freeman said.

Freeman said most teammates slept the entire morning (EST) flight to London but he forced himself to stay awake so he could acclimate to London time (5 hours ahead) faster.

Joe’s not worried about the Bucs and Freeman being able to peform Sunday, considering in the game following the 2009 trip to England they drilled the playoff-bound Packers, 38-28. However, Joe’s happy to point out anything that might lead the Bucs to reconsider another London game for 2012.

6 Responses to “Freeman Still Feeling London Jet Lag”

  1. Morgan Says:

    Once again thanks to the Glazerhousers for continuing to volunteer the Bucs to make the trip to England. Not only do we lose the game, but we get the after-effects. And now we hear that the Bucs will make an annual journey to Europe to promote the brand (Bucs/NFL)?

  2. Garv Says:

    Hear THAT Royal Glazerbaums? Put the TEAM, the Buccaneers and their fans FIRST for a change. Level the playing field for them and stop this London BS!!!

  3. OAR Says:

    I’m all for abandoning this American Football in Britian idea, but come on Freeman, it’s been 10 days! Maybe, there is something else?

  4. UK_Buc Says:

    I agree with OAR. Despite being UK Bucs fan, i too disagree with bringing the Bucs over here every year, but Josh, the rugby world cup just happened with most teams playing 2 massive games in less than 7 days….you are a 23 year old professional athlete, man up.

  5. Joke Says:

    From that quote, it’s hard to tell — is he talking about jet lag, or about the fact that their weekly schedule is thrown off by the trip and the bye week?

    If it’s jet lag, that’s one of the downsides to going up early in the week. The more acclimated you get when you’re over there, the longer it takes to get back on our time. But seriously? 5 hour time change is nothing. There’s no way they shouldn’t be back to normal after this past weekend.

  6. RastaMon Says:

    OH…MY…GAWD… is Day Lights saving Sat night…..
    jet lag does have real affects….but UK to EST is nothing after this much time.