Passing The Quarterback Test

December 15th, 2012

So what is Josh Freeman doing late on a Friday night?

Well, per Dan Orlovsky’s comments on the Buccaneers Radio Newtwork yesterday, Freeman and Orlovsky sit down with Ron Turner for a weekly test.

Orlovsky said Turner will quiz them on base plays in the Bucs offense, “On this play versus this defense, what are you doing?” Orlovsky explained. Third down and red zone questions are also testing categories, as are alerts and reads installed for a specific game earlier that week.

Joe found this to be interesting insight. Orlovsky didn’t elaborate on how the QBs perform in testing.

After listening to Orlovsky, and knowing of Freeman’s routine, Joe can safely say that work ethic is not an issue with the Bucs’ quarterbacks.

6 Responses to “Passing The Quarterback Test”

  1. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Hopefully the late Friday night study will result in good play on Sunday. I think it would be cool to be a fly on the wall for these tests.

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    The only test that matters will be Sunday on that field.

  3. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I remember when Ray Perkins drafted Vinny Testeverde. He would make him play golf with him and between shots he would say, “OK Vinny, it’s 3rd and 15, 4th quarter, we’re down by 11 points, we’re on our own 38 yard line and it’s raining lightly. What’s the call?”

    Hubert Mizell wrote that Vinny never knew the answer. QB’s used to call their own plays. Luckily for Vinny that changed. One thing that Vinny couldn’t change, he was completely color blind, he couldn’t tell the difference between uniforms. That’s why he hit so many wide open defenders right in the numbers.

    If Testeverde played for the Raiders, wearing black, he’d probably be in the Hall of Fame.

    Perkins was so stupid, he never even considered that color blindness was a factor. Perkins also never realized that DC’s watched tape and charted tendencies.

  4. Have A Nice Day Says:

    @Miguel – Come on, Miguel, there is no way you are serious. Vinny wasn’t really colorblind. That was a running joke at the time.

  5. Mike J Says:

    Miguel, I think that color-blind stuff is way overstated.
    I have thought for years that having Perkins as head coach, OC, & QB coach set back Testaverde’s career greatly.

  6. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Vinny was so color blind, he couldn’t dress himself. If you told him to wear the creamsicle jersey instead of white, he couldn’t do it unless he wrote the color on it.

    After college Vinny played in one of those all-star games where your team gets a jersey but you wear your college team’s helmet. He threw about 8 picks.

    When asked what his favorite color was, he said, “Corduroy.”