Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Saints: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down for Josh Freeman?

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer INovember 4, 2011

Raheem Morris threatened to go "Belchick" for us. (Getty images).
Raheem Morris threatened to go "Belchick" for us. (Getty images).Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Who would have thought we'd have a thumb story for the Buccaneers this week?

He still claims he has a jet-lag hangover from London. Sheesh, what's wrong with that kid? He's had two weeks to get over that. Freeman better be over the jet lag, same for the rest of this team.

What you have on Sunday is a very, very important game for both of these teams.

One thing the Saints and the Bucs have in common is that neither has lost back-to-back games this season. That will change on Sunday. Someone is really going to lose momentum in a big way.

Neither can afford a loss.

If the Bucs win, it will be a surprise to a lot of folks, as the oddsmakers have them greater than a touchdown underdog. Also, Peter King of Sports Illustrated doesn't think it will be close.

So, if Raheem Morris thinks his team is going to win the NFC South, he needs to "go Belichick" on someone else besides the local type-and-gripers. He'd better go "Belichick" on the Saints.

And while he's at it, he might suggest that Freeman "go Brady" on the Saints.

That would be a thumbs up.