No Freeman yet: First-round pick Josh Freeman might be the starting quarterback at some point this season, but it won't be this week.
"Josh Freeman's got to wait his turn," Morris said. He seemed resistant to even insert Freeman into the game, citing the short week of preparation (Friday will be lost because of the long flight to London).
Asked if QB Josh Johnson took a step back against the Panthers in his third NFL start, Morris defended his second-year quarterback. Johnson was 11-of-17 for 147 yards but was ineffective on third downs and again missed on deep balls.
"It's definitely challenging to get two young guys going, two young guys motivated to play, but Josh (Johnson) knows if he plays well, he can be the quarterback," Morris said. "Freeman has to wait his turn. (Johnson) just has to go out there and play. Josh (Johnson) is the quarterback. We got a short week going. It's New England. Josh can't worry about that. Josh (Johnson) has to focus on playing well while he's in there."