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Freeman needs 'like a week' to get Bucs ready

Posted on: June 30, 2011 11:34 am
Edited on: June 30, 2011 12:04 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

There's no common belief about how the lockout is affecting the preparation of NFL players -- some folks think it's going to result in a sloppy season, and others have said it'll end up producing the best football ever.

One thing is certain, though: NFL teams need some time to get ready. Well, everyone but the Buccaneers apparently -- Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman says he needs less than a fortnight to get his offense primed for the year.

“Yeah I mean I just need like a week to get us ready," Freeman said on WDAE in Tampa, via Sports Radio Interviews. It’s just a matter of staying focused cause with this lockout there’s no coach over your shoulder every day at practice coaching you. That’s a big advantage especially for young guys, but I mean you gotta hand it to Mark Dominik the type of guys he brings on this team are good, high character guys.

"They are professionals and their approach and take to the game. It allows us to get through this thing just like any other team and any other veteran team.”

Quick aside: I want some NFL player and/or sports star to start using "fortnight" randomly when doing interviews. (Freeman obviously didn't.) I feel as if that would draw a lot of "viral attention." Or something.

Anyway, so Freeman believes the Bucs can be ready in "like a week" … and I gotta say, I'm not so sure about that.

He's definitely spot-on by giving Mark Dominik praise for building a roster, because the Bucs' GM has done a killer job of flipping this team around in a short amount of time.

But reinventing a roster in a short stretch is vastly different from prepping for an entire NFL season in just a week, and it's hard to fathom that a young team like the Bucs could repeat their success from 2010 without ample preparation.

But then again, not many people saw last year coming in the first place, either.

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Freeman needs 'like a week' to get Bucs ready

How can anyone not like Josh Freeman? He exudes confidence and I am sure that most quarterbacks feel the same way about their teams. Not really that much of a stretch to me.

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