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Should the Buccaneers dump Josh Freeman?

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07:41 PM ET 12.17 | This week, many Buccaneers fans have boiled over, and the love for Josh Freeman has evaporated, leaving only distrust and disgust. Twitter, blogs, and talk shows are buzzing with talk about the future of the franchise under Freeman, and the commentary varies from "Let's see how good Orlovsky is" to "Well, I think you have to give him another year." The reality of the situation is likely closer to the latter, but with a new coaching staff, there is certainly the possibility of trading or otherwise removing Josh from the roster, allowing the possibility of a return on investment before his contract expires at the end of the 2013-2014 season. His salary cap number only increases next season, and if the franchise is ready to move on without him, it may be best to take the Carmelo Anthony approach, and trade him while you still can. So what direction do the Buccaneers go if they get rid of Freeman?

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Josh Freeman, AP Photo/Bill Feig Josh Freeman, AP Photo/Bill Feig
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December 17, 2012  11:55 PM ET

GGGGGGGGGGGmen!! Jets!

December 18, 2012  12:39 AM ET

Freeman is only 24 just get him better WRs and OL now that you've got the running game.

December 18, 2012  03:12 AM ET
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Freeman is only 24 just get him better WRs and OL now that you've got the running game.

two years ago he looked great I'd be looking at that film to see how they had that success and incorporate it

December 18, 2012  07:28 AM ET

Best to see what they can come up with in the draft before making a call on any current player. A month ago they were 6-4 and thinking playoffs. They're a team on the cusp, and blaming it all on Freeman isn't fair, and it's not good football sense, either.

December 18, 2012  07:35 AM ET

Wasn't Freeman gonna save the franchise just a short time ago? NFL really does stand for Not For Long.

December 18, 2012  07:43 AM ET

Jets are going to need a new QB, because they will more than likely dump Sanchez. Buffalo will be looking for a QB, along with Cleveland. Plus, you can add maybe another 3-4 teams who may dump their current starting QB - ie Philly. The market for average QB's will be available, but if they are looking for a savior in TB -- it's not out their right now. Give Freeman the start next season, draft a QB in the 3rd or 4th round and if he starts slow, go with option b. Or c and d.
AND - don't pick up Tebow.

December 18, 2012  07:49 AM ET

Freeman is a good quarterback who could be elite with the right O-Line and coaches. But as Florida teams are prone to do they'll trade him (gotta be 15 teams out there who would love to have him) and remain muddled in mediocrity. The Glazers are cheap and won't give quality people time to produce.

December 18, 2012  07:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Freeman is a good quarterback who could be elite with the right O-Line and coaches. But as Florida teams are prone to do they'll trade him (gotta be 15 teams out there who would love to have him) and remain muddled in mediocrity. The Glazers are cheap and won't give quality people time to produce.

Every time you refer to a QB as "elite," a puppy dies. I wish whichever talking head it was at ESPN who pulled that one out of the thesaurus had his head chopped off.

December 18, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Orlovsky?

Haven't the Bucs seen the tape on him?

December 18, 2012  08:33 AM ET
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Orlovsky? Haven't the Bucs seen the tape on him?

Isn't everyone named "Orlovsky" already playing in the NHL?

Oh, wait....

December 18, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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Every time you refer to a QB as "elite," a puppy dies. I wish whichever talking head it was at ESPN who pulled that one out of the thesaurus had his head chopped off.

Good! :)

December 18, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Freeman has a strong arm but his passes lack touch and accuracy.

December 18, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Every time you refer to a QB as "elite," a puppy dies. I wish whichever talking head it was at ESPN who pulled that one out of the thesaurus had his head chopped off.

Tom Brady is elite. Peyton Manning is elite. Drew Brees is elite.

There. I've done my part to keep the shoes of America clean.

December 18, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Tom Brady is elite. Peyton Manning is elite. Drew Brees is elite.There. I've done my part to keep the shoes of America clean.

Add Rodgers and that's the list. More than 4 and it's like giving participation awards to everyone.

December 18, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Add Rodgers and that's the list. More than 4 and it's like giving participation awards to everyone.

Michael Vick is elite.

No, not really, but we need somebody to take care of those puppies.

December 18, 2012  09:36 AM ET

I see we don't have many dog lovers on FN.

"Elite" is still the most abused word in the history of sports. Half the people throwing it around don't even know what it means.

December 18, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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I see we don't have many dog lovers on FN."Elite" is still the most abused word in the history of sports. Half the people throwing it around don't even know what it means.

I prefer the word 'baller'.

 
December 18, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I prefer the word 'baller'.

Much better.

I wish I was a baller
I wish I was a little bit taller
I wish I had a girlie, I'd call her

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