There won’t be many players in the NFL under more of a microscope than Josh Freeman this season. We’re just a week into training camp, but every one of Freeman’s throws are being critiqued by media and fans attending each practice.
At the night practice this past Saturday night, the Buccaneers conducted a “Quarterback Challenge” where the quarterbacks had to throw at moving golf carts at different points on the field. Mike Glennon ended up hitting all 3 targets, while Freeman was only able to hit the closest target. This, of course, got some in attendance in an uproar and led to some in attendance to voice their displeasure.
Quarterback Josh Freeman may have had his best training camp practice to date. Freeman’s throws were crisp and accurate for the most part on Thursday, and he appears to have more of a command in the huddle, especially in the two-minute scenario periods. On Thursday Freeman threw a perfect strike to Vincent Jackson who was unable to haul in the 40-yard pass in the left corner of the end zone that would have secured the period as a win for the offense. Instead Tampa Bay was forced to attempt a 47-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes that was no good.
If Josh Freeman is being this closely watched during training camp practice, I can promise you that it will only get more intense as the games begin.