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It's no secret, especially around these parts, that quarterback Josh Freeman struggled mightily last season.
His 2011 campaign was mired by inconsistency and questionable play-calling, but nevertheless, his numbers speak for themselves: 16 touchdowns, 22 interceptions.
And while the stats in the win-loss column are all that ultimately matter, it was disheartening in some sense to see him regress given how promising his 2010 season was.
Which brings us back to tonight's performance.
And it wasn't pretty.
Yes, he had a scoring strike to receiver Mike Williams early in the first quarter, but aside from that, he completed just three other passes (out of 10 attempts) for a total of 21 yards.
Look, I get that it's "only preseason" and that maybe the stat sheets get over-scrutinized given the situation, but isn't anyone out there at least a little concerned with Freeman?
Through two (preseason) games, Freeman has thrown for 62 yards and completed eight of his fifteen attempts. Is it throw-up-the-white-flag-of-surrender bad?
No, but given his disastrous 2011, his performance thus far is confounding.
That said, we'll know a lot more a week from now after the starters get the bulk of the first-half snaps.