Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) sits by the other quarterbacks during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings' Josh Freeman doesn't know why he isn't playing


The Minnesota Vikings keep waffling back and forth between quarterbacks this season. One player who hasn’t been given a second chance for the Vikings is Josh Freeman, who they signed after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played shortly after signing and struggled, but given the injuries since than it is surprising he hasn’t been given another shot.

I don’t think there’s any concrete reason,” Freeman said, via Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I think they want me to get more fluent and continue to understand the system, and I’m continuing to do that, learning a lot. I’m watching a lot of film and staying in these game plans.

“If you ask coach and he feels he wants to go with the other guy, . . . coaches are paid to coach, and players are paid to play.”

“Who’s to say — it’s out of my control, so I’m just controlling what I can control,” he said. “If they call on me, I think I’d be ready to go. But at the same time, it’s not really my call.

“I’m here to support Matt or Christian, whoever’s in, and continue to just grow in the system. An NFL offense — I know you guys really haven’t been around them — but they’re pretty complex. There’s a lot of ins and outs, different layers, stuff they might have run earlier in the year that’s a pretty hard concept. They adjust for a certain week. There’s a lot to take in. It’s been fun learning it.

“Of course, as a competitor I want to play. But I’m a guy who’s just going to work my butt off until that opportunity comes. Will that opportunity come again? I’m not to say. I hope it does, but you never know.”

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  • manbearpig01

    “If they call on me, I think I’d be ready to go” – I don’t think he believes himself

  • Daniel Laxen

    “There’s a lot of ins, and outs, and what have yous.” ~ “The Dude” Jeffry Lebowski not the Big Lebowski

  • Ramon Lang

    Ponder gives is the best chance to win. Yours truly- coach Frazier