The Freeman Flashback

November 18th, 2012

Today’s heinous two interceptions tossed by Josh Freeman, one a pick-6, definitely stunned Joe, as Joe swilled beer and bonded with fellow Bucs fans and staff at Tilted Kilt in Clearwater.

All Joe could think about was doom and gloom. Freeman had gotten so out of sync in between the early and late minutes of the comeback win against Carolina, Joe began to wonder whether the 2011 Freeman had returned from the dead.

While no elite quarterback throws a senseless pick-6 like Freeman’s was, the most comforting part of this game for Joe was Freeman’s ability to bounce back and play with elite confidence and precision to force overtime and win.

Ironically, Freeman had company today from Matt Ryan, who tossed five interceptions in the Falcons victory.

The Falcons and Bucs, who square off in Tampa next Sunday, both looked very beatable for much of today. Yes, good teams overcome shaky performances, but Freeman (and/or Ryan) likely will have to do so much better next week to score a W.

19 Responses to “The Freeman Flashback”

  1. Gunner 11 Says:

    Unless Freeman earns a pro bowl appearance, I’m going to make the safe prediction. He’s an average QB. This team will be a championship contender when they acquire an elite QB.

  2. Jbyrd Says:

    It sure looked to me like Dallas Clark could’ve made a lot beter play on that ball.

  3. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    I was thinking the same thing Joe…. and that win may have “tilted” My “Kilt” just a little! GO BUCS!

  4. Stranger Says:

    I honestly don’t think Freeman was that bad today. I think he was mostly just underestimating the wind, so some of his deep balls would just die or curve on him.

  5. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Pretty much all Freeman today…..bad….then great….well, he had a lot of help. O-line stout in the end. Defense played pretty well most of the game.
    Martin scored…..don’t know what the refs were looking at. Afterwards he Buc’d Up…this was a great comeback for us.
    Somehow, someway, Tiquan always makes a big catch…I can’t remember him missing one. Didn’t miss Talib….looking forward to the 4th round pick!!!

  6. Shale Says:

    I am wondering if Josh was a little bit down today. Him being from K-State I am sure he was pumped up for that game last night as any fan of that team would be. Just to have your college team come so close to being in the BCS Championship has to be downer. Heck the next day a work is a downer when a favorite team of mine loses a chance for a championship. Just saying!

  7. J-VilleBuc Says:

    Freemans pick 6 wasn’t a bad decision. Looks like he was falling backwards and it just floated instead of gunning it. Clark was open. Freeman looked good. We all have are bad days, but at least we came out with the WIN!!! Go Bucs!!

  8. Jamaal Says:

    I think Clark could’ve made a way better play on the ball, my bucs balled out today and showed us that even when they’re out of it they’re still in it. Great job from our play makers making plays but we have to get back to the lab and get better we have a tough two games coming up maybe three because I think New Orleans is in that stretch to. Lets go. #BucNation

  9. grif4foozball Says:

    Joe,be careful how u comment on Freeman,you dont want raphael and bobby ganging up on you with insults,they are partners you know;) LOL!

  10. Pete Dutcher Says:

    “While no elite quarterback throws a senseless pick-6 like Freeman’s was…”

    Joe…I think you are confusing “elite” with “perfect”.

    I have seen plenty of elite quarterback’s throw stupid picks like that.

  11. Mikeck Says:

    Agreed Pete…I’ve seen plenty of elite qb’s throw pics when they are getting hit. I didn’t think he played that poorly at all. Doug’s td would have put us up.

  12. Brad Says:

    Agree with Pete as well. I think expecting Freeman not to make any mistakes is what got him in trouble at the beginning of the season. Joe do you have to try and damper the team with negative garbage? Enjoy the ride. This is not that same ole Bucs..Leave the doom and gloom crap for Ian, Boomer, and Shaun King. With that said I just think the team might have been overlooking the Panthers a little bit and this game will be another great teaching tool for Schiano. With all that said I can’t think of two better players I love beating than Cam Newton and Steve Smith. These guys are so friggin cocky after making 1 positive play its annoying as hell. Thank God we don’t have any prima donnas on our team.

  13. bucswin Says:

    Joe wrote: “While no elite quarterback throws a senseless pick-6 like Freeman’s was”

    LMAO. You must not watch much football.

  14. JMoney Says:

    I am glad this game happened how it did with those two picks it was only a matter of time before he threw some INTs now hopefully he goes on another 10+ TD 0 int streak again

  15. Andrew Says:

    joe sometimes you are way off, like saying no elite QBs throw sensless pick six. rember Payton Manning threw that pick six in the super bowl vs the saints? how about the many pick six Brett Favre has thrown? How about Kurt Warner’s pick six in the super bowl vs the steelers just before halftime? but i guess none of those guys are elite, right. like is said waaaaaaaaay off.

  16. BucfanBF Says:

    @ Joe, give Freeman a break dude. He was under a lot of pressure today but still came through at the end because the kid is a gamer.

  17. patrickbucs Says:

    He didn’t have his best game but put together 3 scoring drives at the end to ultimately win it. That IS the sign of an elite QB.

  18. Ben Says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the team playing with the wind had success all game. In quarters 1 and 4, the Bucs. In quarters 2 and 3, the Panthers.

  19. Macabee Says:

    A win is a win is a win! Never look a gift horse in the mouth!