It’s Josh Freeman Starting For Indianapolis

January 3rd, 2016

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In Indianapolis today, it’s all about No. 5, just like it was for your Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009 to early 2013.

Word from ESPN this morning says leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman will start for the Colts against the Titans. Indianapolis remains a long shot for the playoffs. They must win today and get a lot of help from other teams.

Freeman was signed off the street last week after the Colts had more injuries at QB. Freeman got the call while working out diligently in Kansas City after an October stint in a startup football league, where he played for the Brooklyn Bolts.

Freeman’s last regular season action came when he embarrassed himself on Monday Night Football in 2013, playing for the Vikings and Leslie Frazier.

Man, if Freeman plays well, then he’s a lock for a real backup job with someone next season. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Joe wishes Freeman well.

36 Responses to “It’s Josh Freeman Starting For Indianapolis”

  1. Kalind Says:


  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    I really hopes he pulls a hamstring, poops his pants and gets carted off as all the fans in the stadium boo him!!!!!

    He is a liar!!!! and until he apologies to the fans of tampa how rooted and supported him (blindly) I will continue to wish nothing but ill will towards that lying loser!!!!

  3. Pete422 Says:

    I wish him the best.

  4. FanOfBucs Says:

    Though a major disappointment here, what’s done is done.

    Hopefully he’s pulled his head from his ass.

    Good luck, Joshua.

  5. ToesOnTheLine!! Says:

    Poor Pagano…Josh has moved Coach Pagano’s termination from likely to certain by his mere roster addition. Josh Freeman…Coach Killa’ 🙂

  6. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    He was out all night on the town with Irsay, he should be in the right place to play.

  7. ToesOnTheLine!! Says:

    I kid around about it, but you have to admit that although it’s obviously him going to teams in turmoil to begin with, he’s been bounced around from 5 NFL teams and in his wake there have been 4 (soon to be 5?) HC fires (Morris, Schiano, Frazier, Philbin, and Pagano). Only Coughlin survived the curse lol

  8. RustyRhinos Says:

    Good luck Mr. Freeman, glad we are not playing the colts this week, just what we need to get beat by our old QB.

  9. RustyRhinos Says:

    Brooklyn Bolts
    Josh Freeman 2 22 37 231 3 2

  10. Warren Says:

    Nothing in recent history says he’s going to do anything but suck, but in this case mainly because how in hell is he supposed to learn the playbook in a week? The guy’s been through purgatory long enough. I hope he has a miracle game and gets a chance at properly resurrecting his career finally.

  11. Seminole Bill Says:

    What’s the real story on Josh Freeman? He had a really good rookie season, and then down, down, down. I have read many times that Schiano did him in; is that (all) there is to it? Surely if it was a coach/player conflict then a good coach could bring him back.

    And, all of you wishing him ill today……shut up, please. There is a German word for it: schadenfreude – it means taking pleasure from someone else’s misfortune, and is considered to be a sign of weakness in the person taking pleasure.

    Good luck to someone who once won some games for us.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Sem Bill…many of us have valid reasons for wishing him ill will and Realist is right. He dragged our team through the mud after he was let go. Or did you miss the ESPN interview?

  13. Kevin Says:

    I wish him all the best too Joe. But why does he keep getting put in the worst possible position to succeed. This is his second NFL start in a row where he just signed on within the week. He can’t possibly have any knowledge of the offense or chemistry with the receivers. Best of luck Josh!

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    @seminole bill

    there is also another word, Its called Karma!!!!

  15. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Bucrealist the Schiano Scheep! Like you know what the truth is

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    He’s simply too erratic to be an NFL QB. When he was running the ball he had a great year. If Schiano is guilty of anything it’s getting Jfro to turn into a pocket passer and give up the run. Freeman’s best hope was to go all Cam Newton and run the hell out of the ball. He wasn’t fast but he was hard to bring down. He is a big dude with a strong arm who can hit the deep ball…IF he hits the receiver period…that includes missing guys on short swing passes out of the backfield.

  17. Ray Rice Says:

    He and Irsay were out last night poppin’ pills. He may have found a new home.

  18. Couch Fan Says:

    FreeWee is a major reason Great Ole Nice Guy Lovie is stinking it up in Tampa. I hope he seriously embarresses himself again. I dont hold many grudges in life but sabotaging my favortie team and the team that drafted and trusted him all just because he was pouting that he wasnt starting anymore is worthy of getting spit on every chance he gets. Screw you FreeWee. Hope you break both ankles and wrists. Wish teams would stop giving this loser and garbage QB a chance.

  19. Walter Says:

    Good luck Free!!! Earn your stripes the right way this time, play with some fire. I hope he earns a starting spot on a permanent basis next year

  20. orlbucfan Says:

    @Realist: Hope that karma comes back and bites you in the posterior. Raheem drafted Freeman and brought him in, not Schiano. Freeman and Morris won a few ballgames. They beat Green Bay when Rodgers was young and frisky. Schiano was a birdbrain who came in here and ran the team like a worse-than-usual drill sergeant. The players finally revolted. I don’t blame them. The problem is just stupid ownership. You can’t keep hiring and firing HCs and GMs. Not in pro football. I hope the Bucs win today. Go Bucs!!

  21. tnew Says:

    Saw this as well on Bleacher Report, not sure where to post this, but this is very damning towards Leslie Frazier… Can we fire him already?

    “You could tell Josh did not know the offense,” said an unnamed player to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero in December 2013. “Practices did not really go that well that week. But coach (Leslie) Frazier was in the team meetings like, ‘Oh, I think this is the best week of practice we’ve had all year.’ And everyone’s like, what? What are you talking about?”

    Another player called it a “debacle.”

    That is truly scary.. Sorry if I violated a posting rule here Joe, but I never saw this.

  22. CC Says:

    Look for the Titans to take a dive and loose to secure the #1 overall pick.

  23. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    I’m also curious about what really happened to Josh Freeman here in Tampa. I’ve heard the rumors about partying, drugs, and fast women, but none of that adds up. He was half a season away from a $100M contract extension and he washed out. I’m sure there’s a great story there.

  24. Espo Says:

    I’m rooting for him but I don’t think he has the mental capacity to learn an NFL offense within a week, no matter how they dial it down.

  25. Buccfan37 Says:

    At least Schiano knew Freeman was a bust and brought in competition at QB. The meltdown was Freeman getting his feelings hurt and reacting like a big baby.

  26. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    What a horrible INT he just threw. Never change Dopie.

  27. Jason W Rivera Says:

    A great td Free, the intended was not on him

  28. unbelievable Says:

    Lindley is starting now

  29. MadMax Says:

    Freeman couldnt get it done, they pull him and put Lindley in and whadda you know TD!!

  30. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Freeman back in

  31. Jason W Rivera Says:

    Freeman come back

  32. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Gotta say freeman isn’t playing nearly as horrible as someone would expect coming off a couch. I hope this gives him a realistic shot as a back up. I’ll take freeman over glennon any day.

  33. tnew Says:

    Not watching the game between Indy and Titans as I care little, but watching these comments, I thought he was playing better than his stat line. 13-24 for 136 with 1 td and 1 int.

  34. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Freeman gets the win. Good iob kid. Hopefully this will help turn around your career.

  35. Mike Says:

    Good job, Josh.

    Hope you make it back.

  36. Mike Says:


    What espn interview are you referring to?

    What was said that is so disturbing to you? Long time to hold a grudge.