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I just want to see him with a decent defense and some more time in this system. I know he sucks right now but that can change. At least this buc fan feels he can. I mean he's 6'6 with a rocket arm. I know guys say there's something missing between the ears but he doesn't come across as "dumb" or anything. I think they can figure this out. They have to if they want to go where they want to go.
BUCS FANS NEED TO STAY PATIENT WITH FREEMAN
Four years in and e argument for Freeman is that one other erratic QB got lucky so we should hold out hope. How about the better argument that young QB can succeed early ( there are a lot more examples of that) that historically by year 4 a QB is who he is.
Quote from: dalbuc on December 28, 2012, 12:52:23 PMFour years in and e argument for Freeman is that one other erratic QB got lucky so we should hold out hope. How about the better argument that young QB can succeed early ( there are a lot more examples of that) that historically by year 4 a QB is who he is.I don't think any of this is true. Young QBs that succeed early (including Freeman) seem to struggle to duplicate that success as defenses get more and more tape on them. If RG3 or Russell Wilson or Andrew Luck improves next year, they will be exceptions, not the rule. Drew Brees was given up on in year four. Steve Young had been given up on once and hadn't done anything through four years. Eli Manning was an erratic QB. Aaron Rodgers hadn't played. Rich Gannon was a sub-60% passer from 1987 all the way until 2000. Here are John Elway's stats before his best season in year 11:Joe Montana threw for 2600 yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in year four. I just think the statement that we historically know who a QB is by year four is absurd. Hell, the Lions still don't know if they have a 5000-yard, 40+TD QB in Stafford or whatever it is he's been this year. I think if anything, history supports being patient with Freeman, especially considering how young he is and his inexperience in the current scheme.
My point was that none of those quarterbacks were close to a finished product in year four, just like Freeman isn't. Roethlisberger won a Super Bowl in his second season, but is a much better QB now, for instance.