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Bucs players take 'C' off Josh Freeman's jersey

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09:19 AM ET 09.07 | It doesn't concern Bucs coach Greg Schiano that QB Josh Freeman was not elected an offensive captain by his teammates this season. Those honors went to G Davin Joseph and WR Vincent Jackson instead of Freeman, a captain for the previous three seasons. "I know one thing, Josh is going to lead," Schiano said. "Josh is a leader. So I'm not concerned about that. "If you look the last two years, Davin didn't play last year (because of knee surgery). So when we voted, Davin was out for the year, and the year before, Vincent (a captain for a second year) wasn't on the team. So those two guys are strong leaders, and it just so happens Josh is on a team with other strong leaders. "But I wouldn't read to that that Josh isn't a leader. To a man, I think every offensive player will tell you, 'We follow No. 5.' I guess it all depends how you look at it. I'm fine with it." It's easy to see Joseph and Jackson being captains, Schiano said.

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September 7, 2013  09:24 AM ET

No C for you. Next.

September 7, 2013  09:35 AM ET

The chip on Josh's shoulder just got a bit bigger. It's going to be interesting to see how he responds to the continued slights he gets from the Bucs.

September 7, 2013  09:42 AM ET

So now it says Bucaneers?

September 7, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So now it says Bucaneers?

Man - if he loses another one it's gonna be tough to pronounce that.

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September 7, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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LOL

classic. thanks.

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September 7, 2013  11:23 AM ET

Did they rip it off in some over-dramatized ceremony?

September 7, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Nowadays 'C' don't mean ****.

Preferred parking.

September 7, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Did they rip it off in some over-dramatized ceremony?

September 7, 2013  11:33 AM ET

So now when Vincent Jackson runs the wrong route and Josh Freeman complains, Jackson can always point to the "C" on his shoulder and say " Who's the captain around here" The captain is always right.

There is only one way to look at this, total D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T just ask Aretha Franklin.

September 7, 2013  11:45 AM ET

Whenever anyone gets dressed down officially I always think of the intro to Branded, too. Hadn't actually seen that intro since I was a little kid. Thanks.

September 7, 2013  12:19 PM ET

No problem with it. Leadership is earned. He'll just have to earn it back.

I always thought the Bucs stole him when he was drafted after Sanchez went at #5. Guess I was wrong.

September 7, 2013  12:20 PM ET

nice, Branded, that's what came to mind with that quote!

September 7, 2013  12:42 PM ET

TnerB57 - That made me laugh. I loved that show as a kid.

September 7, 2013  12:49 PM ET

Whats the big deal, he got strait Cs in college. He should aim for a B, or at least a C+.

September 7, 2013  01:16 PM ET
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No problem with it. Leadership is earned. He'll just have to earn it back.I always thought the Bucs stole him when he was drafted after Sanchez went at #5. Guess I was wrong.

Anything is better than a QB involved in a Buttfumble moment IMO....

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September 7, 2013  01:48 PM ET
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Its clear Schiano doesn't like Freeman.You have to question what happened to him last season after a pretty good year a couple of years ago.

Yeah, Schiano isn't telling the truth here.

A QB that has been the QB for several years is replaced at C by a guy who sat out last year?

How many sacks, hurry's, and broken plays is Freeman in for? I'd say a lot.

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