Found September 11, 2013 on The Football Fan Spot:
I said before the season that I didn’t think Josh Freeman would last the season in Tampa Bay. I’m even more confident in that now. This week, they took his captaincy away. That’s incredibly rare. I’ve never heard of that happening. Quarterbacks aren’t always a captain on a team, but once a player is captain, he usually stays captain as long as he’s with the team. On top of that, he struggled mightily against the Jets in an eventual loss, completing just 15 of 31 for 210 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. He’ll have better games, but the Buccaneers coaching staff didn’t draft him and they just seem fed up with his inconsistency. Mike Glennon will see a few starts. Week 1 Studs LT Donald Penn CB Darrelle Revis Week 1 Duds QB Josh Freeman RB Doug Martin LG Gabe Carimi RG Davin Joseph

Schiano accused of rigging captaincy election against Freeman

The relationship between Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and quarterback Josh Freeman has been tenuous at best. It now stands to get a whole lot worse. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Schiano "rigged" the outcome of the team's recent election so Freeman would not earn a captain spot. Predictably, Schiano denied these claims, saying they're "100 percent...

For a QB, Josh Freeman's lack of leadership problematic

TAMPA, Fla. Josh Freeman must go. At some point, when the time is right, that will be the healthy conclusion for him, coach Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the latest drama at One Buc Place. The Bucs won't make a change this week. It may not happen all season. But eventually, perhaps after this fall, Freeman and the Bucs should part ways for the benefit of all...

The Saints come marching in: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints

(Associated Press) It’s football time in Tampa Bay! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host their division match against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, and to much surprise, it’s not blacked out! That means at least a couple people want to see their Bucs play in person, and if you’re reading this I hope you have a chance to make it out as well. Despite the attendance, there...

Problem Solved: The Finger points to Josh Freeman

Over the last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had more he said/she said drama of a real life soap opera, and its only the first week of the season, but from all the news and reports coming from One Buc...This season, as well as the career of Josh Freeman, is probably  already over.  And the only one to blame is Josh Freeman himself.  There was no conspiracy over the...

Josh Freeman misses Buccaneers’ annual team photo

Embattled quarterback Josh Freeman did not show up last week for the team photo of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Freeman was late and did not participate in the annual team photo which was held a few days before Tampa Bay players voted for team captains. Freeman was not selected despite having been a team captain since...

It's tough ship for Freeman, Bucs

Every professional athlete is supposed to lead to some extent, but no position in sports requires leadership as explicitly as the NFL quarterback. You're orchestrating the offense, calling plays in the huddle, and generally the most visible member of your squad. Before it was co-opted by Gregg Williams, the quote "Kill the head and the body will die" -- or else, "...

Report: Bucs coach rigged captain votining against QB Josh Freeman

Reports are circulating that Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano rigged the out come of a team election so that quarterback Josh Freeman would not be named captain. A fifth year player, Freeman had been a team captain on the Buccaneers for the last three years but Schiano and the Buccaneers spent a third round draft pick on Mike Glennon in April. According to the Tampa Bay...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Is Greg Schiano or Josh Freeman the problem?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a small market team. Their fan base complains that they never get National attention. Well, that has changed this week. One online website tried to stir up controversy in recent days with the revelation that QB Josh Freeman was not voted as a team captain, and then went on to suggest that the vote might have been rigged. Okay. We are going to back this...

Schiano says Freeman overslept for a team meeting

It seems like Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano doesn’t have a problem telling everyone what goes on with Josh Freeman behind closed doors. Schian told reporters today that Freeman recently overslept for a team meeting. Schiano says Freeman overslept and missed the team meeting last Monday. — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 12, 2013 Schiano says Freeman has been late for...

Josh Freeman overslept missing Buccaneers team photo

Group photos do not always look the best but they do symbolize everyone being together and on the same team. While Josh Freeman may no longer be a captain on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers his absence from the photo is telling. Even if the Buccaneers quarterback says he missed the photo because he overslept. “Basically I overslept,” Freeman explained to “Point blank.”...

Greg Schiano says he didn’t rig Bucs captain vote

Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano says he did not manipulate the team captains vote. Quaterback Josh Freeman had been a captain each of the previous three seasons.  But when Freeman 

It’s players-only meeting time in Tampa, captaincy vote questioned

At a time when the team coached by the son of legendary Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin may or may not have had a players-only meeting Monte Kiffin’s former team definitely did. Per multiple league sources the Buccaneers conducted a players-only meeting in the wake of Sunday’s defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory performance at MetLife Stadium against the Jets. The...
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