Former Saints QB Bobby Hebert joined Booger and Rich to help preview the New Orleans Saints and talk about what it takes to be an NFL QB and a leader of a team.
Hebert says he never had issues with any of his coaches including the great Jim Mora. He said the bottom line is to win and produce and you have to be flexible so that you can do what’s best for the team. Hebert also said that quarterbacks can’t get offended when their criticized, they just have to do what’s best for the team.
From an outside perspective on Josh Freeman, Hebert said his criticism comes with the territory. Hebert said it’s inexcusable to miss a team photo and quarterbacks have to be team leaders and leaders in the community. As a veteran, Freeman should know this by now according to Hebert.
Hebert says the NFC South this season is unbelievably competitive at the QB position and Hebert said that out of all 4 starters, Freeman is probably 4th. Hebert told Booger and Rich that Freeman should be progressing better than he is right now. Hebert says it took until his late 20’s to really feel like he was a good QB. Before that, he was just trying to survive.
The Bucs will try to establish “The No Fly Zone” this Sunday against the Saints but Hebert says it’s nearly impossible to just stop Drew Brees. The key is rush defense. If the Bucs can make the Saints one dimensional by stopping the run, Hebert believes they have a shot at beating New Orleans this Sunday.