Chiefs Would Love To Have Josh Freeman

October 7th, 2012

Look, Joe’s a huge NFL fan, and while there’s a heck of a slate of games on tap this afternoon, Joe is dialed in to the Ravens at Chiefs at 1 p.m. The Bucs have Kansas City next Sunday at home, and Joe wants to study this Chiefs team.

Kansas City leads the NFL in turnovers with 15, which is absolutely horrendous, and the team is in shambles in many ways. Though they have a punishing running game behind Jamaal Charles and have put up points.

Joe talked all things Chiefs with 31-year Kansas City beat writer Bob Gretz on the 98.7 FM airwaves Friday night. Gretz made it clear that Matt Cassell is on a serious hot seat and a move to Brady Quinn is possible soon but “emperor” Scott Pioli doesn’t want to lose “his boy” Cassell. But Gretz also said that there’s no reason to believe that Quinn is the better quarterback.

Interestingly, Gretz, without direct prompting from Joe, said that Chiefs fans would love to have hometown guy Josh Freeman wearing red. Before the 2011 season, Joe wondered whether Freeman would want to play for Kansas City after he made comments about how being a Chiefs QB was a boyhood dream. If Freeman continues to be inconsistent, and the Chiefs don’t get settled at quarterback, it’s not outlandish to think the Bucs and Chiefs could make that happen for 2013.

The full interview with Gretz is below. A Hall of Fame voter, Gretz talks about Warren Sapp and John Lynch, in addition to going deep on the Chiefs.

30 Responses to “Chiefs Would Love To Have Josh Freeman”

  1. George Says:

    F. See me. Fragment sentence at the end of the second paragraph.

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @George – You might want to check with your local grammarian before your make an assbag comment like this. Starting that sentence with “though” is correct, though probably not preferred to some if they’re not used to it.

  3. Keith Says:

    ?? George

  4. Jbrooks8604 Says:

    Trade in the future? Give us Justin Houston and a 4th rd pick and the chiefs can have Free haha.

    Anyway, it doesn’t fill me up with warm fuzzies that a team with two QBs that I never thought were any good wants our qb. I never liked Cassel, he was way overrated and only looked good because of new England’s system. If I were the chairs and all I had was Cassel and Quinn there aren’t many QB’s starting or otherwise I wouldn’t rather have.

  5. Jrock Says:

    I don’t mind saying that, unless Freeman shows some real promise or starts winning games, I wouldn’t mind seeing a trade for him. We better get some phat loots though, obviously

  6. Patrick Says:

    I’m watching the Browns vs. Giants game right now. Trent Richardson……..that guy is something special. Amazing lightning quick speed & moves from that guy. He busted off two long runs in a row on the first drive, getting a TD.

    I love Mark Barron, but T-Rich would’ve really had a huge impact on our offense, just saying.

  7. Snook Says:

    They can have Freeman. Unless this staff takes the training wheels off and let’s Josh run a fast paced offense. Trade him for our hometown guy McCluster.

  8. teacherman777 Says:

    Freeman can take us to the promised land.

    Just give him 3 more years. And he will be 26 and Elite.

    Mark my words.

  9. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    It would be great if the Chiefs would take Josh off the Buc’s hands.

    Eugene Smith had another stellar performance last night beating Texas on the road. That makes 24 TD’s without a single interception. WV is now 5-0.

    Geno was interviewed on national TV, where he compared each football game to a chess match. Imagine that, a brainy QB with fantastic physical talents. His coaches say that he lives for football and that he is usually in the clubhouse on Sunday begging for the next week’s game plan although it doesn’t come out until Tuesday. That would be against the rules in TB.

    The Brownies are looking good today, they are sure to win a few games this year making the Bucs #1 overall.

    Will Muschamp again showed what great coaching is about. The Gators went into the halftime behind LSU 6-0. It looked bad for the inferior hometown Gators. Will and his coaches went without hot dogs, cold drinks and Marlboros, instead they took about 6 minutes to put their heads together and coached their asses off.

    Result was that they shut down LSU in the 2nd half and scored two TD’s, they won again, 14-6. The Gators have scored most of their points in the 2nd half this year and believe it or not, they haven’t allowed a single 4th quarter point. Surprise!

    I would safely say that their dramatic 2nd half performances and undefeated record were due to those magical half time adjustments.

    The Little General (1-3) has stubbornly refused to coach after the 2nd quarter and simply mails in the 2nd half after his siesta. The Bucs have by far given up most of their points in the 4th. Yikes!

    How butch is that?

  10. CC Says:

    Speaking of Butch has anyone seen Butch Davis?

  11. MrGone Says:

    How butch is what?

  12. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    To have a first round draft pick be reduced to a “game manager”, is not what Tampa wants, or needs. Josh WAS awesome, who can forget how he led us to so many second quarter comebacks. Then, something went terribly wrong.
    I say, take the training wheels off of Josh, encourage him to run or roll out, and let him PLAY.
    We MUST find out what we really have in Josh Freeman, and find out this year.
    Personally, I wanted Mike Sherman to be coach of Tampa, not Schiano.
    If for no other reason, because I felt Mike Sherman might develop Josh Freeman better, then a guy who hates to throw the ball, as Schiano does.

    At times, Tampa seems to be, as an organization, Stevie Wonder driving Ray Charles around! IF Tampa really wants to be a run first team, thats all fine and good. But it takes a REAL Stud running back, like a Ray Rice, or an Adrian Peterson.
    Tampa Talks a good game, but actions speak louder then words.
    Both Washington and Atlanta, mortgaged the farm, to get RG 3 and Julio Jones.
    IF Tampa was truly serious about being a run first team, we should have done what we needed to do, sold out, and got the Alabama running back who went to Cleveland.
    Sorry, but Doug Martin or Blount, will never be Trent Richardson or Ray Rice.

  13. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Looks like the Bucs might face the Mighty Quinn next week.
    Cassell left with a head injury.

  14. Macabee Says:

    I see Joe has the Play60 shortbus parked out front today! Trade Freeman for anybody on the Chiefs? Shut the front door!

  15. Architek79 Says:

    Trade him, if the compensation is worth it. I am watching Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Tannenhill, and more lap this QB in their performance. I actually enjoyed watching good football this week, instead of the 3 and out brand the Bucs offense produces.

    I dont have anything extremely negative about Freeman but he’s not it.

  16. Rocky Mess Says:

    If josh fails, then it should be the end of the “rock star” as we’ll.

  17. SullivansLostPlaybook Says:

    its the offense man, i see them opening it up after the bye week. im watching peyton manning right now and it looks no different they get behind and now its fourth quarter and they let him go and open it up and he is moving the ball right down the field.

  18. Tye Says:

    “Chiefs Would Love To Have Josh Freeman”

    I’m ALL FOR making that happen!

  19. stimpy Says:

    Im patiently waiting until after the bye week. We should se some sort of improvement from both the O run game and Pass game. If this isnt the case then there are some concerns that will be brought to light.

  20. buddah Says:

    Please stop all this talk about Freeman. Has anyone been watching the rest of the league. Everybody’s darling Cam Newton, 12/29 for 141 yards today after blowing last week’s game with a bonehead play. This is a tough, tough league and it takes time. occasionally, someone comes a long who is special. Freeman isn’t special, but he can be damn good, and perhaps even special someday. Let the guy develop. Detroit is moaning and groaning about their QB; Sanchez is almost ready to be replaced in NY. Jacksonville and Cincy’s new QBs are very ordinary looking. Matti ice is surrounded by the best receivers in the league and he’s look lost the last couple weekends. Just cool it.

  21. lurker Says:

    miguel said:
    “Looks like the Bucs might face the Mighty Quinn next week. Cassell left with a head injury.”

    why? you obviously have a head injury, yet you don’t leave!

  22. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I’m a Freeman supporter and always have been but I have to admit, seeing all these young QBs coming into the league and having success, however minor or major, is frustrating. 4 years into his career and he still has trouble with progressions, reading defenses and even hitting wide open receivers unless its in the final 4 minutes of the game. If he can’t pick it up by the end of the season… I would have to think we’ll be looking for a new QB come draft time.

  23. BucFan20 Says:

    Well we know one thing for sure. 13 more games he stays or goes!!

  24. BucFan20 Says:

    Counting the games being played we get to enjoy today with out 3 and out.

  25. BUCTIME Says:


    Are we watching the same Matt Ryan. First of all, his team is 5-0. Secondly, I have not seen him rattled or confused…period. The comeback game last week and the comeback this week.

    Let’s not just talk just to make a FALSE point.

    P.S. Freeman sucks!

  26. BUCTIME Says:

    I am glad the Bucs did not play this week. It gave me a chance to watch some good football without having the weird feeling in my stomach after watching another Tampa lost.

  27. Mr Lucky Says:

    Freeman can go to the Chiefs for all I care.

  28. Tomcin Says:

    Think about this. Trade Freeman & Orlovsky for Sanchez & Teboe. The change of scenery might be good for both. Just a thought.

  29. Tristan Berry Says:

    Technically, George was correct on the grammar, but it was a ridiculous nit to pick, in my opinion.

  30. Tristan Berry Says:

    I completely agree with Silence, though, on Freeman. I like him and I’d love to see him do well; I’m r4eally pulling for him. But if he can’t start looking like a franchise QB by the end of the season, I think we need to make finding a stud QB our highest draft priority.