Josh Freeman's next team
September, 16, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN.com
The beginning of the 2013 NFL campaign couldn't be going much worse for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman. There have been reports that there is a "growing disconnect" between the quarterback and coach Greg Schiano and that Freeman likely will ask to be dealt away prior to the trade deadline next month. Making matters worse has been his play on the field. After two games, the Bucs are 0-2 and Freeman has completed only 45.3 percent of his passes for 335 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs.
ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas thinks Freeman and Schiano are a bad pairing. "When Schiano took the job last year, it appeared the one thing he had going for him was a franchise quarterback. But to this point, Schiano and his coaching staff have done nothing but ruin Freeman," Yasinskas wrote. "How? Schiano is too rigid. He's trying to make Freeman into something he's not, and that has led to a quarterback regression unlike anything I've ever seen."
Freeman will be a free agent after the 2013 season, and barring a dramatic turnaround, he almost certainly will be playing for a new team next season, or earlier if he's dealt during this season.