Bucs beat writers weigh in on Josh Freeman:
Freeman threw four interceptions on Sunday, and the Bucs are going to be hard-pressed to beat good teams if the trend continues. He’s now thrown at least one interception in five of the Bucs’ seven games.
More and more, each appears to be the result of Freeman attempting throws that just aren’t there. He’s still completing 61.5 percent of his passes, which is right where he was last season. So, he isn’t suddenly an inaccurate passer. It’s his decisions that are the problem.
For those fans who often ask why offensive coordinator Greg Olson doesn’t dial up more deep shots and take the reigns off Freeman, I think the answer is right in front of you. Olson doesn’t have complete trust in Freeman because he continues to make ill-advised throws.
The good news? He’s just 23 and has been a starter for less than two years, so none of this has to define Freeman.