Josh Freeman endured one of his worst outings of the season, maybe his career for the Buccaneers, throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble in a 41 – 0 shutout loss to the Saints. The biggest problem Freeman faces is that his accuracy comes and goes and over the last 4 games it has gone. Freeman has a 54.8 completion percentage in 2012. This is due to him missing too many big plays of late that required basic and accurate throws. After this latest loss Freeman said: "It's my job to make sure everybody is educated as to what the play is. I've got to do a better job. Some of those turnovers were really odd. Chalk it up to miscommunication." I’m sorry but on Sunday, he looked scary bad against a bad defense. He looks indecisive and his confidence looks shaky. He seems worse each week, back-foot throws, aiming instead of throwing, communication breakdowns with his receivers. It has to be inside his head. Another couple of weeks of this and he'll need a sports shrink. Four games ago, Josh Freeman was one of the NFL's best quarterbacks running one of the NFL's best offenses. Now he is looking as lost as he did in 2011. No one who watched him a month ago expected this finish from Freeman. This is the one thing the Bucs don't need going into next season. I thought 2012 was supposed to be make or break for Freeman. Now it might be 2013. The last 2 games of this season will prove to be very important to Freeman and the Buccaneers as they head into next season. Go Bucs!
December 17, 2012
- But quarterback Josh Freeman, a team captain, believes the team is "unified" and "heading in the right direction," saying they'll learn a lot about themselves in how they finish the last two games. Freeman said coach Greg Schiano gave them today off, telling them to stick together.
- What do you think is going on with your quarterback?
- A 41-0 thrashing at the Superdome uncovered another hard truth: Their quarterback was as wobbly as a midnight reveler on Bourbon Street.
- Pro Football Talk reported an anonymous player said ‘can we send these coaches back to college’? and does that concern you if one of your players has that opinion?
- Bucs tight end Dallas Clark didn’t take a bow for catching eight passes in the Bucs’ loss to the Saints on Sunday, more than any player on either team.
- A high-scoring affair was expected in the Superdome Sunday, but New Orleans’ maligned defense had its best performance of the season in a one-sided 41-0 victory for the home team