Originally written on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 10/25/14

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27: Quarterback Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks down the field during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are above .500 and just one game out of first place in the NFC South, but their season so far has been a little up and down. In week five, they lost by 45. In week six, they bounced back to beat the New Orleans Saints. In week seven, they lost a supremely ugly game to the Bears. One of the biggest reasons for this inconsistency? Josh Freeman's newfound proclivity for interceptions. He's thrown oodles of them this year, and as a result, the Bucs aren't letting him do much passing on routes beyond five or six yards. From tampabay.com: For those fans who often ask why offensive coordinator Greg Olson doesn't dial up more deep shots and take the reigns [sic] off Freeman, I think the answer is right in front of you. Olson doesn't have complete trust in Freeman because he continues to make ill-advised throws. The good news? He's just 23 and has been a starter for less than two years, so none of this has to define Freeman. No, it certainly d...
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