On the heels of Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano told reporters he never considered sitting quarterback Josh Freeman. Now he's changed his mind.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Freeman has been benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon, according to a source informed of the move.
Off the field, Freeman -- in the final year of his contract -- made headlines earlier this month for missing the team photo because he overslept. Days later, his teammates didn't select him as a team captain for the first time since his rookie campaign.
Im not saying the Patriots defense is the reason Josh Freeman got benched. This guy was on the verge of being benched anyway. But you have to give them some credit.
Freeman was 19 for 41 with a quarterback rating of 54.5 on Sunday. The Patriots secondary, with Devin McCourty now at safety and Aqib Talib at cornerback, has had a habit of making bad quarterbacks look like absolute shit this season. What theyre doing shouldnt be overlooked just because the competition sucks. And the fact that Freeman got benched after this game shouldnt be overlooked just because he sucks.
They could have very easily mailed this one in. They could have shat the bed and given this guy a new life. But, as things turned out, they didnt. They showed up and were the final nail in the coffin for this poor bastid.
Hopefully this Sunday, Devin McCourty, Aqib Talib, Chandler Jones, etc will make Matt Ryan look like an asshole and finally get the headlines on Monday morning. Stay tuned.