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For all of the skeptics that questioned his ability and called for him to be cut, traded or to take snaps anywhere but here, Josh Freeman has responded in kind.
It's no coincidence that since offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan has opened the playbook up past the table of contents, Freeman has put together a three-game span where he has thrown for 1,047 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions, with an average quarterback rating of 107.7.
Yes, the Bucs are 2-4 and yes, their defense has still allowed too many points and too many big plays, but geez, isn't it fun to watch ol' No. 5 chuck the ball around?
In that same three-game span, the Bucs have scored 88 points (29.3 per game), while in the three games prior, they scored 60 points (20 per game).
All of which begs the question, why would Sullivan and Greg Schiano wait until Week 4 to remove the handcuffs from Free?
The Bucs have clearly realized their greatest offensive asset and should look to Freeman to continue to carry the load moving forward.