If you were able to attend any of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ training camp practices in person, you probably heard some fans around you clamoring for Mike Glennon to start at quarterback.
If you’ve been on the internet or watched a television over the past few months, you would assume there is a quarterback controversy in Tampa Bay.
Greg Schiano says stop listening to the nonsense. And he’s absolutely right.
Schiano says nothing would surprise him with respect to criticism of the QB but he thinks Josh Freeman has played well in camp.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 20, 2013
Schiano made this statement today at a press conference, and it confirms the reports that we have provided throughout training camp, and also supports the praise given to Freeman by other Buccaneers’ media outlets during the open training camp practices.
Freeman has looked sharp, and done well to keep his eyes downfield and actually scan potential receivers for a good option, connecting with various wideouts during scrimmages and drills.
His back shoulder throws have been on point, using his incredibly receivers to his advantage by putting the ball where only they can catch it, and not allowing defensive backs any hope of making a play. He has also demonstrated improved pocket presence which has drawn Schiano’s respect on multiple occasions.
So despite the hysteria on Friday evening about how “bad Freeman looked” and how long he held onto the football, Freeman is still drawing rave reviews from the head coach that seemingly “had no faith” in him earlier this offseason. Greg Schiano wanted competition at every position, and he did so at quarterback by lighting a fire under Josh Freeman. And so far during the preseason and training camp, Josh has delivered a solid performance.