What they need to do is keep an OC for more than a year because this guy is constantly learning a new offense. I’m all for signing a back up who can actually push him other than Orlovsky. I think he is the answer and he is still really young we just need to get a secondary so its not all on his shoulders to lead us back down the field every game when the D cant stop anyone. Keep Sullivan, sign a decent back up, and fix the secondary=problem solved.
I for one feel we are only going to get better next year. I think Josh is gona be great! Some may not be as optimistic but we know he can shine we have seen it before. Granted he has not taken us to the Playoffs yet but who honestly could have with the bad teams he has been fielding? Wrap your minds around this…. we had the 9th best offense in the league this year guys. Do you understand how serious that is? With 3 of our 5 starting offensive linemen not suiting up we had the 9th best offense! Doug Martine will rush for more yards next year beause he is a year more experianced and we will have a better line. Josh will have more time to the throw the ball and more protection plus he will havea 2nd year in the system so he too will improve. Factor inan improved defense via draft and FA plus nearly 25 million in unused cap to improve other holes such as the Slot WR and KR…. Well all I can say is, I can’t see how we won’t be making the playoffs Next year. I know its early for this but I can’t wait for next season!!!
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Get Rid Of Him, I THINK NOT
Who's out there to bring in??Bucs coach Greg Schiano said Monday that he expects to bring in competition for Josh Freeman in 2013.
Freeman put up some big numbers in 2012, but was incredibly inconsistent and faded badly down the stretch. "What I can say is, a 4,000-yard passer, a touchdown record – there’s a lot of things you say, 'Wow,'" Schiano acknowledged. "Are there things that frustrate you? Yeah. There’s things that frustrate him, too. And I’m not ducking the question, because quite frankly, I really like Josh Freeman." The Bucs plan to bring in competition for Freeman that is stronger than incumbent backup Dan Orlovsky. 2013 will be Freeman's contract year.
I'd much rather see the Bucs draft a QB than sign a guy like Jason Campbell or Matt Moore.
If we had a veteran QB getting up there in age, I would take the rookie to learn from him and be a sponge, but with a young Franchise QB, I wanna help him out. I don't think we've had a good backup the whole time Josh has been here. Dan doesn't know anything, neither did JJ.
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Watching some Warren Moon footage on ESPN today reminds me of Freeman. They both are very similar in their throwing motion, and their movements in the pocket etc. Freeman's not anywhere near Moon yet, but there is some similarities.
You don't want to break this guy. He has big time ability. I would bring in a vet that is capable of being effective if needed and that Freeman can learn from. An improved defense will help Freeman more than rookie back-up qb.
"..complex mane dat love simple thangs."*S.L.uggeR*
If you want a mid rounder to back up Freeman this could work.One way that the Bucs can emulate the top teams in the NFL is by drafting a quarterback prospect with the intent to develop him rather than start him, so that they have a competent No. 2 QB in the future.
E.J. Manuel of Florida State would make a great prospect for Tampa Bay, as he is very similar to Josh Freeman. The two are fairly athletic and have strong arms.
Should Freeman get inured, Manuel could perhaps even win a few games in his place.
Well when Freeman started struggling was when his offensive line was already in shambles. Davin Joseph, Carl Nicks, and Jeremy Trueblood all ended the year on injured reserve. Next year if his line can stay healthy he should stay hot.