I think we can finally end this debate until next season. Here are Schiano's comments from today:
“Then I went through every assistant coach and then as a staff, we went through every single player in a series of evaluations. But the one thing I believe in whether it is as coaches or as players, in our whole life we have grown up in competitive athletics and that competition is healthy. So I made the statement that I wanted competition at every position. My fault, but it kind of stood out at the quarterback position more than any other. Josh Freeman is our quarterback. And I believe Josh Freeman – with Josh Freeman – we will be able to accomplish our goals. So, that is my belief and our organization’s belief.
“I have been busy and I hadn’t had a chance to clear that up. I’m glad I had the opportunity to today.”
And there it is
Good job by coach Schiano to make sure Josh knows that he is his guy worst thing would have been to come out and not fully endorse the guy and totally shatter what ever confidence he had. But still think they need to bring someone in to no necessarily compete with him but a more capable backup that can somewhat light a fire under his *** to get better and cover us in case of a injury.
There was a debate on NFL.com over who has the biggest arm in the NFL. Sam Wyche believes it is Freeman:
Would you guys agree that he has one of the biggest arms?Players believe Freeman packs biggest cannon
There are plenty of big-armed guys out there: Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Cam Newton. One guy who doesn't get talked about too much, though -- except when his fellow players are mentioning his name to me -- is Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman.
Freeman clearly can make all the throws when his mechanics are on point (which isn't always the case). Numerous guys have told me that when the ball leaves his hand, it's like a missile being blasted from a launcher. For Freeman, who is entering a contract year in 2013, he needs to make ideal use of his arm, improve on last season and lead the increasingly stacked Bucs to the playoffs.
^^^How many guys come out of college with an arm like that
There is no way to say he doesn't have elite arm strength...top 5 in the NFL IMO prob top 3
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^^^ yea gotta agree frees ARM is insane!