At the conclusion of the 2012 regular season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie head coach Greg Schiano didn’t sound too convinced that Josh Freeman would be the long term answer at quarterback for the club. The team stated that they would not extend his contract as he heads into the final year of his rookie deal. On Thursday, Schiano changed his tune a bit, claiming that he believes that Freeman can help the Buccaneers achieve their goals.
“Josh Freeman is out quarterback. And I believe that Josh Freeman-with Josh Freeman, we’ll be able to accomplish our goals,” Schiano told reporters at the NFL Combine.
With Schiano at the helm, Freeman achieved some career high numbers. He set personal records for yards passed (4,065), yards per attempt (7.29), attempts (558),and touchdowns (27). However, turnovers were an issue (25 total( and his completion percentage fell off (54.8% vs. 62.8 in 2011).
Schiano had told reporters at the end of the season that the buccaneers had immediate plans to bring...