Josh Freeman Is A Man On Fire!
Losses sometimes shove the good news to the back of the room.
But this news is not good news, it’s great news and bodes well for the Bucs if they’re going to have any hope of beating the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night.
Josh Freeman is a man on fire. He’s made Buccaneer history the past three games with his arm and thanks to some great work by Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams and Tiquan Underwood.
Against Washington, Kansas City and then the Saints, Freeman has amassed 1,047 passing yards, best-ever three game stretch in franchise history. He threw for 299 against the Redskins, 328 against the Chiefs then 420 last Sunday in the heartbreaking loss to the Saints. Total it up and you’ve got 1,047, 30 more than the previous best of 1,017 by Vinny Testaverde back in 1989 in a stretch from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 of that season.
In all, Freeman’s thrown for 1,538 yards with 11 touchdown passes and only five picks. His quarterback rating of 91.2 is 11th best in the league.
He’s getting a handle on the system and the new playbook is gradually being expanded.
The Freeman critics who surfaced after three games, need to understand that No. 5 should only be judged by his total body of work this season, that’s 16-games worth and it’s obvious that he’s making great progress with Mike Sullivan’s offense.