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WhoDat!656 09-15-2013 09:37 PM

Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ QB situation appears to be nearing an ugly conclusion, with a CBSSports’ Jason La Canfora reporting Sunday that current starter Josh Freeman “is likely” to ask for a trade in the near future. The NFL’s trade deadline is on Oct. 29.

The relationship between Josh Freeman and coach Greg Schiano seemed to take a couple more steps in the wrong direction this week. Schiano revealed that Freeman overslept and missed a team meeting, with a separate report from the Tampa Bay Times stating that Freeman had earlier missed a team photo. That error on Freeman’s part came shortly after he lost the team captaincy that he held from 2010-12.



La Canfora added, though, that Tampa Bay’s issues may go beyond the Freeman-Schiano dynamic.


Furthermore, several executives on other clubs believe Schiano’s refusal to ever really endorse Freeman is an attempt to undermine general manager Mark Dominik, who drafted Freeman in the first round prior to Schiano’s arrival from Rutgers and who has also worked diligently to add talent to that roster in recent years. Many around the league believe Schiano would like to have full roster control as well, viewing Freeman — who threw for over 4,000 yards and nearly 30 touchdowns last year — as a pawn in a would-be power struggle.

Schiano was front and center on the Bucs’ decision to spend a third-round pick in April on Mike Glennon. The North Carolina State product is inching closer to the Tampa Bay starting job by the day, and would likely inherit it if Freeman was moved.

Finding a trade suitor for Freeman could prove difficult for the Buccaneers should they explore that option. Freeman’s impending free-agent status (he is set to hit the market after 2013) and a loaded 2014 draft class would make trading for a QB a tough sell.

Jacksonville stands out as the most obvious landing spot as the Jaguars try to make do with a Blaine Gabbert-Chad Henne combo. But throwing in the towel on an underachieving Gabbert in favor of the inconsistent Freeman hardly feels like a substantial upgrade, even if Freeman has shown more flashes of potential than Gabbert during their NFL careers.

If Freeman does indeed ask for a trade, it would not be hard to understand why. The last thing he would want is to hit free agency after being benched for Glennon and labeled as the cause of a Tampa Bay regression in 2013.

This whole situation could change if Freeman and the Buccaneers get hot in the coming weeks. That possibility is more and more unlikely as the tension grows between Freeman and Schiano.

Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade from Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Audibles - SI.com

spkb25 09-15-2013 09:50 PM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
sounds like the corporate world

QBREES9 09-15-2013 11:29 PM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Off to Oakland you go.

SaintsBro 09-16-2013 01:09 PM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Well if they couldn't get it done yesterday with the Saints laying an egg, then he's pretty much done in Tampa, I would think. Someone (here?) predicted that it was either gonna be Schianno or Freeman, but that both of them would not last the whole entire year in Tampa.

QBREES9 09-16-2013 10:41 PM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Josh Freeman looks good at times. Other times looks just as bad.

|Mitch| 09-16-2013 10:43 PM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Revis may be next... LOL

Darrelle Revis reportedly unhappy with Greg Schiano - NFL.com

dizzle88 09-17-2013 06:05 AM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Hey revis come to us for league minimum

TheOak 09-17-2013 09:00 AM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 528825)
Hey revis come to us for league minimum

We cant afford him anymore... Vet mim for Rev would be $715k we have $782 in cap space... Couldn't afford TP after that.

papz 09-17-2013 09:29 AM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Spoiled athletes. You get millions of dollars to shut up and play. Whether or not you like your coach shouldn't matter. You should never undermind your HC out in public. If the end result isn't there, the HC will eventually get his. Your job is to collect your fat paycheck, go to work on time, and do your job.

TheOak 09-17-2013 10:10 AM

Re: Josh Freeman reportedly set to ask for trade out of Tampa Bay
 
Freeman wanting out was leaked the morning before our game with the Bucs... I doubt very seriously that came from Tampon Bay's front office.


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