Posted September 27, 2013

Report: Bucs considering making Josh Freeman inactive against Cardinals

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Josh Freeman reportedly will be demoted again by the Bucs. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Josh Freeman reportedly will be demoted again by the Buccaneers. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Buccaneers are considering making Josh Freeman their inactive third quarterback on Sunday against the Cardinals, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The demotion would come one night after Freeman said he wanted to be traded during an unauthorized interview with ESPN.

Coach Greg Schiano announced on Wednesday that rookie Mike Glennon would be the team’s starter Sunday, with Freeman serving as backup.

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From the Times:

The Bucs encouraged Freeman to be available to the media both Wednesday and Thursday, but he declined.

“Josh just needed his voice to be heard,’’ agent Erik Burkhardt told the Times of the decision to make Freeman available to ESPN.

“If you want things to change something has to change,” Freeman said. “At the end of the day, yes, I think that moving forward that is going to be the best option.”

Dan Orlovsky would serve as Glennon’s backup against the Cardinals if Freeman is made inactive.


6 comments
Chris10
Chris10

Who the heck is going to trade anything for him?  He's proven that he's an average QB on a good day and he's terrible in the locker room.  Good luck to anyone stupid enough to trade for him.

Keats1821
Keats1821

We're now hearing that the locker room is happy about the change, that Freeman has been underhanded in his handling of the matter and that Teammates already think that Glennon is a better leader than Freeman. The coaching staff has it's issues, and they have publicly taken responsibility for them, but it seems as though Freeman is the bulk of the issue here. If the team doesn't want you and you are showing immaturity, you don't last long.

lionoah
lionoah

This reminds me of Bill Belichick and Bernie Kosar back in the 90's with the Browns. Hard a** coach comes in with a new system and immediately alienates the QB. Kosar ultimately won that battle as Belichick was eventually fired and Kosar won a SuperBowl with the Cowboys.

Freeman will get a second chance, but will Shiano ever have any success...?

nro1962
nro1962

@lionoah I agree, Freeman has an excellent chance of holding a clipboard for Aaron Rodgers and getting a ring.


ApolloOne
ApolloOne

@lionoah 

You kinda forgot the part about Belichick winning three Super Bowls. If you're going to cite Kosar's post-Browns career, it would only be fair to include Belichick's.

Derek6
Derek6

@lionoah Going with the argument that Kosar won because he won the superbowl is a pretty big stretch, who besides you and Kosar remember he got a ring?