Originally written on The Pewter Plank  |  Last updated 11/19/14

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Josh Freeman hasn't taken a step back. The Buccaneers came into 2011 with no questions at quarterback, this was Josh Freeman’s team. For the first time in its history, the organization has a franchise quarterback, and for the next several years they will live and die on the shoulders of number five.Unfortunately that’s a double edged sword because for all the good Freeman brings, you also have to remember he’s a young quarterback, just 23, in only his second full year as a starter. Realistically Freeman was going to have a difficult time continuing on the remarkable season he had in 2010. Not because he threw 25 touchdowns but because he only threw six interceptions. That’s a low number for anyone, let alone a second year guy who had just been handed the reins.Freeman currently has just eight touchdowns to 10 interceptions, four more than he had all of last year. While I don’t think Bucs fans are down on him, more than a few have wondered if he’s taken a step back. That’s more compl...
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