|Josh Freeman an "enigma" -- Thu Jul 4 5:40 pm --|
Bucs QB had up-and-down 2012
|ESPN's Ron Jaworski, cycling through his annual quarterback review, said he saw more questions than answers in Josh Freeman's play, summing him up as "an enigma." During a midseason stretch that saw the Buccaneers go 5-1 last season, "Freeman played with a swagger," Jaws said. "He was always willing to pull the trigger, attacking all levels of the defense. What I really love was the anticipation."
Then Freeman tumbled off a cliff. "He was erratic with his accuracy. He had many communication issues with his receivers," Jaws said. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: The Bucs' offense spent most of the year trying to make up for the defense's inability to stop the pass and Freeman was in his first year of OC Mike Sullivan's system, which helps to explain some of the communication issues. Freeman's slide came about the same time LG Carl Nicks was lost for the season, which exposed LT Donald Penn. In his second full season under Sullivan, expect to see more of the "good" Freeman in 2013.