Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 2/15/12

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers steps back in the pocket against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Like so many young quarterbacks around the league Josh Freeman took a step backwards in his sophomore season.

As young and up and coming stars they see peaks and valley's, but such a dramatic turn around as Freeman and the Tampa Bay Bucaneers experienced in 2011 can bring questions and attention to the problems.

In 2010 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers barely missed the playoffs finishing 10-6 led by Freeman. His 2010 season was one of the most impressive ever seen by a Tampa quarterback as he completed 61.4% of his passes for 3,451 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also added 364 rushing yards.

2011 was a different story as Freeman regressed like the economy throwing only 16 touchdowns.[...]

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