The Buccaneers are 0-3 and there’s no disputing that a good deal of that has to do with the poor play of Josh Freeman. He’s completing less than 50 percent of his passes and has other statistical failings that invoke horrible words like “JaMarcus”.
In Sunday’s loss to New England, Freeman completed 13 of 32 passes (40.6 percent) against four or fewer pass-rushers. Through three games, Freeman has completed a league-worst 40.7 percent of his passes in those situations.
Since the start of the 2006 season, which is as far back as current tracking data exists, the lowest completion percentage by a quarterback against four or fewer pass-rushers for a full season was 51 percent by JaMarcus Russell in 2009.
And that’s why Greg Schiano has benched Freeman in favor of this imposing rookie quarterback.
That’s Mike Glennon. I can’t confirm he has a milk allergy, but he does look the part.
Of course, it doesn’t help Freeman that Schiano has had it out for him since the end of last season. On the bright side, however, Schiano is getting fired soon, so that’s nice.
UPDATE: Turns out, Schiano insisted after Sunday’s loss that Freeman gives the Bucs the best chance to win. Oop dee!