Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano was asked this past week who his starting quarterback is heading into training camp.
“We only have one,” Schiano told NFL Network, via NFL.com. “It’s Josh Freeman.”
As Schiano continues to downplay the various reports from this offseason that he isn’t crazy about Freeman, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski believes Freeman is “an enigma” with his up and down play.
“Freeman played with a swagger,” Jaws said, referring to the Bucs’ midseason winning streak from last season. “He was always willing to pull the trigger, attacking all levels of the defense. What I really love was the anticipation.”
Then Freeman’s play went down hill.
“He was erratic with his accuracy. He had many communication issues with his receivers,” Jaws said.
Jaws expects a lot more from Freeman after so many NFL starts under his belt.
“When you go play-action, you still have to locate your underneath defenders,” Jaworski noted. “You can’t assume they will not be a factor in coverage. … Freeman threw this ball as if the linebacker wasn’t even there. Freeman is an enigma. He has a lot of talent, but he should be a better quarterback after 56 NFL starts.”