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Playing at 260 wasn't cutting it for Josh Freeman

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08:01 AM ET 05.10 | Fans in Tampa Bay can hope the slimming down of quarterback Josh Freeman leads to some bigger games. [Freeman] has lost roughly 20 pounds in an effort to become more mobile and bounce back from a down season in 2011, according to general manager Mark Dominik. "You've seen a guy who's completely committed to getting his season back on track and hitting the reset button." ... "The last couple years, he's been playing around 255-260 (pounds). Right now, he's sitting downstairs (at the team facility) weighing about 235-238. He's getting his body right, working on getting more mobility and better conditioned and buying in, heart and soul, to how and what (the newly hired) Mike Sullivan is and wants to be as offensive coordinator."

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May 10, 2012  08:04 AM ET

Here's the next NFL-related Nutra-System commercial.

May 10, 2012  08:05 AM ET

This could be big for the Bucs. That kid played well at that size; down 20+ lbs could improve his stamina and maybe some of those close games won't be so close anymore.

May 10, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Didn't know he was that big...

May 10, 2012  08:33 AM ET

This kid has talent, but his drop off in play last year was crazy. From a 95 QB rating down to 74 and from 25 TDs and 6 Int in '10 to 16 TDs and 22 Int last year. So he is either a pretty good QB or a straight horrible one. Will be an interesting year for him.

May 10, 2012  08:37 AM ET

He should get himself together. One more bad year and he'd be looking for work

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May 10, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This kid has talent, but his drop off in play last year was crazy. From a 95 QB rating down to 74 and from 25 TDs and 6 Int in '10 to 16 TDs and 22 Int last year. So he is either a pretty good QB or a straight horrible one. Will be an interesting year for him.

It will help that he has a few more weapons to work with on offense.

May 10, 2012  08:55 AM ET

an athlete getting into playing shape, stop the presses this is news....

May 10, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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I weigh 260-ish.....wtf

Me too... but I'm old, white, six foot and can't throw the ball from here to there...

May 10, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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I weigh 260-ish.....wtf

Yeah but most of that's in that big head of yours.

May 10, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I weigh 260-ish.....wtf

Maybe you ought to add another 'X' or two to your last name.

May 10, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I weigh 260-ish.....wtf

introducing Mets Fan XXL.

May 10, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

introducing Mets Fan XXL.

Better get mom a big mother's day present for birthing that head!

May 10, 2012  09:29 AM ET

What's Kate Upton's playing weight?

May 10, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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What's Kate Upton's playing weight?

Don't know but if she asked I'd be willing to put her on my scale.

May 10, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Heck, go up to 270 and make him the tight end.

May 10, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Don't know but if she asked I'd be willing to put her on my scale.

a scale with a digital readout?

May 10, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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a scale with a digital readout?

Best if she climbs on at least three times and then can take an average.

May 10, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Shiano will get this guy and the rest of the Team, to Tow Da Line!!!

 
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