Bucs On QB Injury Watch

September 29th, 2013

The Bucs want to trade Josh Freeman. But as Joe’s stated previously, the Bucs can afford to be patient before the Week 8 trading deadline.

There’s no reason to give Freeman away for the first seventh-round pick that comes Tampa Bay’s way. And there’s little reason to worry that Freeman will become some sort of locker room cancer. That’s not in his personality, and even if it were, Freeman knows that would hurt is trade prospects.

So the Bucs are very much on an injury watch. If Alex Smith gets roughed up in Kansas City, if Andy Dalton blows a knee, if Jake Locker separates a shoulder, then Freeman could suddenly become a hot commodity. There are many other potential teams that would be willing to gamble on Freeman saving a potential playoff season if their current starter was lost.

Joe’s not about to root for another player’s injury, but it’s something to watch closely. Quarterbacks go down every year, and there are few, if any, backups better than Freeman.

10 Responses to “Bucs On QB Injury Watch”

  1. blackmagic00 Says:

    Wherever Freeman plays I will always root for him.

  2. Luther Says:

    Why root for Freeman? Once he puts on another teams gear, he’s the enemy. I like Peyton Manning but he’s not a Buc so I don’t root for him.

  3. Luther Says:

    Check that…Peyton is on my fantasy team so I want him to throw touchdowns

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    An extra incentive to tale Palmer out…..

  5. Sharon Says:

    He’s already a cancer joe!!!!!

    Directly going against team guidelines for interviews, late for things, missing tam picture, his attitude you can see on the sidelines, missing community events!

    What would he have to do for you to call him a cancer… Slap the coach?

  6. Rahb Says:

    I say, Schiano may wanna Contact Pat Haden at USC!

    This might be his Saban Moment to run back to the NCAA.

  7. blackmagic00 Says:

    I love the bucs and a lot of other players unless they’re playing the bucs. I’m a huge fan of the game. I want Free to succeed. Just because a coach doesn’t like him doesn’t mean I can’t. Go Bucs!

  8. Just A Juggalo Says:

    I think Pat Haden is smart enough to google Greg Schiano, to see his dismal record at Rutgers and his utter failure in Tampa.

    Greg will never get another HC gig anywhere. He will probably be the highest paid special teams coach next year with his guaranteed contract.

    Does anyone think he’s smart enough to get a talking head gig like, Dungy, Gruden or even Dilfer? LOL

  9. Neil Says:

    Quite unethical, but I was thinking the same thing last week haha.

  10. Greg Says:

    Joe, you mentioned earlier this week that the Bucs get a conditional 3rd round pick if they just let Freeman walk, so why would the Bucs trade Freeman for anything less than a 3rd? Or is that not correct?