Josh Freeman Needs A Complete Game To Beat Saints
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go orange and white on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Josh Freeman needs to bring back memories of Doug Williams.
Williams, who led the Bucs to a 10-6 record in 1979 and got them to the NFC Championship game, didn’t throw for the highest completion percentages. That season, Williams only completed 41.8 percent of his passes he tossed 18 touchdown passes but had 24 interceptions, still, the team was a big winner.
Williams kept his team in close games, at any time, he was a threat to throw the long touchdown pass and he did, often.
What Josh Freeman needs to do on Sunday is be the leader Williams was, be confident, be poised and play not one, but two good halves of football. Freeman was spectacular in the second half blowout of the Chiefs but tentative and inaccurate the first 30 minutes.
With Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson attracting even more attention from defensive coordinators after last Sunday, this may be the game where Mike Sullivan brings tight end Dallas Clark into the game plan.
The tight end has been the weapon that the unbeaten Falcons have used to steady Matt Ryan when he looks nervous on the field. Perhaps Clark can do the same for Freeman.