Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) reacts after completing a pass against the New York Jets during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN: Growing concern over Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman


Most Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are growing tired of quarterback Josh Freeman.

That includes NFC South blogger for ESPN Pat Yasinskas who expressed concern over Freeman and his future with the Bucs:

Freeman’s future: We’re not yet to the point at which the Bucs have a full-fledged quarterback controversy, but let’s be totally honest: Josh Freeman did not look good Sunday. When he didn’t look good in the preseason, it was easy to shrug off, but this was the real deal, and it’s time to start getting concerned. Freeman completed 15 of 31 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown and an interception in a game in which the offense never got into anything close to a rhythm. Undoubtedly, some fans will already be calling for rookie Mike Glennon. I still think Freeman is Tampa Bay’s best option to win, but my opinion on that could change with a few more performances like this on

Freeman, despite somewhat acceptable stats, has looked terrible in the field. His decision making has been poor and he’s been the main culprit in underwhelming performances.

It may be just a matter of time until there is a controversy on the Bucs’ hands.

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  • jay26mc

    I have backed Freeman since day one but this being the year he really had to come out and prove his worth to earn that franchise tag and he debuts in the first game in such a miserable fashion. I think it’s over. Freeman has had plenty of time to get better and clearly hasn’t. He seems like he’s a great guy but the fans have been patient long enough and we deserve a great QB not a mediocre one.

    • Belay

      I put it on coaching. Freeman under the right tutelage still has a bright future. Since we supply NE with players Freeman should go there for a year and get right. Maybe NO, I remember Freeman and Brees are friends.