Tampa Bay Buccaneers considering making Josh Freeman inactive against Cardinals

Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) sets to throw during the second half of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they are benching quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. The decision comes on the heels of an interview between Freeman and ESPN’s Josina Anderson where he openly expressed a desire to be traded.

“I think that moving forward that might be, that is going to be probably the best option,” Freeman said. “Like I said it’s uncomfortable to say. It might not sit well. It might not feel good, but the bottom line is for me as player I can’t worry about everyone else. I can’t worry about what everybody is doing. I just have to focus on the best situation for me.”

“Obviously the head coach has come out and said that this isn’t the place for me to be a starting quarterback. He doesn’t think that I give this team the best chance to win. I don’t agree but at the same time I’m the player and he’s the coach. Whatever happens next I’m moving on. I’m going to be excited to go out and make the most of any situation.”

The Buccaneers got the message loud and clear and have decided to bench Freeman.

From Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times:

The team is considering making Freeman the inactive third quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

It is a strong statement from head coach Greg Schiano. By publicly talking about wanting to be traded Freeman didn’t leave him any other option really. Schiano can’t have a guy suited up who isn’t thinking about the team and wanting to move on. Dan Orlovsky would be the the back up for Mike Glennon if they make Freeman inactive.

Topics: Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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