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#15 : August 20, 2011, 12:58:05 AM

Do you remember Freeman's rookie season when there were many times that he threw an interception on the first or second possession of the game and the Bucs had to play catch up therafter? Olson, has a very calculating approach with Freeman and his development. Yes, there is a leash on Freeman. He is still young and prone to making young quarteback mistakes. As the game progresses and Freeman is more comfortable with the coverages he is seeing, Olson opens up the playbook a little bit more and more. I'm sure with time the Bucs offense with get more aggressive.

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#16 : August 20, 2011, 01:14:58 AM

But - do you think Rah/Olsen will do so before the 2nd half?


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#17 : August 20, 2011, 02:42:11 AM

But - do you think Rah/Olsen will do so before the 2nd half?
Yes, when we start falling behind before the second half.

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#18 : August 20, 2011, 11:58:34 AM

1. It's preseason. Our objective seemed to be to try and get the running game going a little bit and give Freeman some max protect to throw behind so that he doesn't get hurt. Neither even came close to working.

2. Freeman is a slow starter anyway....there were several occasions last season where Freeman could hardly sustain a drive until we got into the 2 minute before halftime or even the 2nd half. I don't know what exactly Olson could do to help him other than give him some easy passes early and hope he completes them and gets into the rhythm of the game. Not so sure that was the problem the other night though. Our protections were completely outschemed and overwhelmed, and Freeman and his receivers apparently had no idea how to counter a blitz. And now we've seen the result.

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#19 : August 20, 2011, 12:43:00 PM

Gruden and Morris have been horribly guilty of slow starts

Dungy wasn't infamous for them either.....

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#20 : August 20, 2011, 12:56:06 PM

Kiffin's defenses, as great as they were, were notorious for giving up points on the opponent's first drive.

Dungy used to say about the offense: "We'll try to keep it close into the 4th quarter and have a chance to win".

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#21 : August 20, 2011, 07:06:10 PM

Do you remember Freeman's rookie season when there were many times that he threw an interception on the first or second possession of the game and the Bucs had to play catch up therafter? Olson, has a very calculating approach with Freeman and his development. Yes, there is a leash on Freeman. He is still young and prone to making young quarteback mistakes. As the game progresses and Freeman is more comfortable with the coverages he is seeing, Olson opens up the playbook a little bit more and more. I'm sure with time the Bucs offense with get more aggressive.

This is a really good point and could be the reason. but on the other side of the argument this team needs Freeman to win, it may be time to take him of his leash a little bit.


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#22 : August 20, 2011, 07:31:58 PM

You are right about the slow start and conservative play starting games.   I hate the way Freeman shows up in the 4th q like sleeping beauty.  Always wondering why they/he couldn't have done "that" earlier.  Very frustrating.

In football starting slow just makes the whole play behind.

Send Rah a tweet someone.....do a 5 hour energy drink thing just before hitting the tunnel.



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