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Bucs QB Josh Freeman directing the offensive line.
Josh Freeman has been superb over his last four games.
Since Week 6 alone, Freeman has thrown for 1,257 yards with 11 touchdowns and just one interception.
Thanks in big part to new addition Vincent Jackson and the consistency of Mike Williams at wide receiver, Freeman has been able to mature in front of our eyes.
According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Freeman had this to say about his maturity:
"I'm more in control of whether it is emotions as far as going out and feeling those urges to make something big happen rather than letting it happen, letting the defense give it to you,” Freeman said. “There are going to be plays where you have an opportunity for a shot and you take it. I've got a lot of confidence in the guys on the outside to go and make those plays. It's definitely a different feeling."
Even last week while rookie running back Doug Martin scampered for 251 yards and four touchdowns, Freeman was able to throw for 247 yards and two touchdowns.
Regardless of the Chargers’ recent success against the passing game over the past two weeks, San Diego has fallen mightily to the best arms in the NFL.
Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning have combined to throw for 954 passing yards and 10 touchdowns against San Diego this season.
While Freeman surely isn’t among the NFL elite quite yet, he sure is playing like it right now.