Originally written October 26, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
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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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