Josh Freeman

REAR ENTRIES: Going Deep

November 04, 2010 at 12:44pm by Scott   •  8 Comments »

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FAINE AND TRUEBLOOD STILL OUT: Jeff Faine and Jeremy Trueblood practiced yesterday, but are missing from today’s practice at Tropicana Field. Earnest Graham is also missing practice today. My guess is that Faine will miss the Atlanta game and Trueblood is 50/50, but the Bucs will be more cautious with him than they might have otherwise been if James Lee hadn’t done a good job against the Cardinals. James Lee did fine against the Arizona 3-4 and all their shifting fronts, I think he can handle Kroy Biermann.

What kind of name is Kroy Biermann, anyway? It sounds like an alias to me. If we descramble it, we see it really spells, “I R BONERMAN. KY?” I suggest Lee not turn his back to Biermann.

FREEMAN PUTTING TOO MUCH ON MIKE WILLIAMS’S BALLS: Pat Yasinskas should just keep harvesting statistics for a living and forget all this writing crap. Stats is clearly where Pat has value. I didn’t even realize ESPN or anyone else was keeping track of how a pass wasn’t completed, but it turns out that, yes, there are other stats geeks with no redeeming social skills besides myself that find this kind of shit interesting. Pat unearthed a good one here.

On throws 15 yards or more, Freeman has overthrown Williams 10 times this season, the second most in the league in that category.

In those situations, Williams has been targeted 29 times, which ranks second in the league. He has 11 catches (tied for sixth in the NFL) and three touchdowns (tied for fifth in the league) in those situations.

Is Freeman overestimating Williams’s speed or underestimating his own arm strength? Or is it just a timing thing that needs repetition and experience to improve? Or maybe Williams just needs to learn to jump higher. It’s called TRYING, Mike. Do you want to win or not?

RODDY WHITE KEEPS YAPPING: Roddy White just can’t let go of Raheem Morris‘s “best in the NFC” claim. Did he get inside your head that bad, Roddy? Is Raheem toying with your fragile ego?

“Their coach is digging them a big hole, saying that stuff, man,” Falcons wideout Roddy White told FanHouse. “Best team in NFC? C’mon. They lost to New Orleans — bad. And they still have to play us. It looks like they got a pretty good quarterback down there, but he ain’t no Matt Ryan.”

Matt Ryan is excellent, there’s no doubt about it. But Ryan’s passer rating so far this season is 89.6 and Freeman’s is 87.1; they’re basically the same. And I would say that Freeman has significantly more long-term upside than Ryan. Ryan may be very good for a long time, but Freeman has the potential to be great. Last year I probably would have traded Freeman for Ryan straight up. Now? No way.

“We’re going to go out and try to make a statement about the best team in the NFC.”

Make a statement? White went to UAB. He’s lucky he can read the name on the back of his jersey. Making statements at UAB usually involves a Master’s thesis. I’m not saying they’re all dumb down there, but they just last year gave upon trying to find a real live fire-breathing dragon to have as their sideline mascot.

8 Comments to “REAR ENTRIES: Going Deep”

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (November 04, 2010 at 02:47pm:

I don’t think Freeman is overestimating Williams’ speed, nor his own arm strength. I think Josh has just built up such a comfort level with Mike that, on occasion, rather than waiting one more second for an underneath route to develop or taking off and running, he just heaves it in Mike’s direction, comfortable in the knowledge that it’ll either be an overthrow or that Williams won’t let it be an interception.

It’s not bad, but it IS inefficient. I think as the game continues to slow down for Freeman, he’ll make even better decisions in those situations, including finding either KS or Sammie Stroughter in the slot, or Arrelious Benn downfield.

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (November 04, 2010 at 02:49pm:

Goddamn fucking typos. Okay:

1. “…Williams’ speed, nor underestimating his own arm strength.”

2. “…in those situations, including finding K2 or Sammie Stroughter…”

Meatmaster

Meatmaster (November 04, 2010 at 03:26pm:

Awesome clicky! That has got to be the nicest set of Asian titties I’ve ever seen. Oh and fuck the Falcons.

GeorgeCostanza

GeorgeCostanza (November 04, 2010 at 06:01pm:

It must be great to have a wonderful pair of bosoms. If you’re a girl, that is. It’d be weird if you’re a guy.

forthntwint

forthntwint (November 04, 2010 at 07:40pm:

MY ROOMMATE WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH RODDY AT JAMES ISLAND HIGH…THEY WERE ON THE SAME WRESTLING TEAM AND SAID HE WAS LAZY AND A DICK..DIDN’T CARE ABOUT ANYONE…HOPE HE AND THE WHOLE DIRTY BIRD THUGS KEEP UNDER ESTIMATING US…GO BUCS

campyone

campyone (November 05, 2010 at 12:24am:

“I R BONERMAN. KY” Cracked me up. You need a seriously warped mind to come up with that kind of stuff.

RustyRhino

RustyRhino (November 05, 2010 at 02:45pm:

Maybe they are just a step off of the same page on a few plays. we all forget that they have only played together for 7 games sure lots and lots of practice but that is not game time / game plan action.
Regardless I like our WR’s I still wonder about this Brisco kid we hear about but haven’t seen… yet?

BamBamBuc

BamBamBuc (November 06, 2010 at 02:21pm:

Probably won’t see anything of Briscoe until next offseason, which is fine with me. If the kid’s got the talent some say, I’m all for hiding him away until next year while Williams and Benn and Blount get the hype this year. I think we’ve got other practice squad guys that could make a run for the roster next year as well. Brandon Carter is one at Guard. Looks like next year the average age of the team will be about 23… but I don’t care so long as they are winning.

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