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January 5, 2011 @ 12:42 pm
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Freeman Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

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A week after being named the FedEx NFL Air Player of the Week, Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has taken home another award. Freeman was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 17.

Freeman won the award for leading the Buccaneers to a 23-13 victory in New Orleans over the defending Super Bowl Champions. Freeman completed 21-of-26 passes for 255 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions, while compiling a QB rating of 133.2. He extended his franchise record mark of most consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 13.

This is the second time this season that Freeman has been named the Offensive Player of the Week, and he is only the second Buccaneer to accomplish that feat (Brad Johnson, 2002). He previously won the award back in Week 5 for his performance against the Cincinnati Bengals.

With Freeman winning the award, this marks the 17th time a Buccaneers player has been named Offensive Player of the Week.

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    Raheem did what Gruden refused to do......draft a franchise qb. Instead he went with journeymen in the bottom half of their careers. That is why he was fired among other things. Raheem knew what Josh could do because he saw it first hand and thats why I ALWAYS was glad we picked him. I trusted his judgement and it has paid off! I just hate the fact that Bradford is getting more press just like Dirty Sanchez has up in NY. I see josh becoming our Tom Brady
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    How lucky is this franchise at this place in time to have found a Franchise QB so easily after so many decades of having somewhat average QB's. You can say anything you want about some of the great players on this team in its past, but what an amazing difference a yr makes when you have a guy under center who can run, pass and think. No offense to Garcia, Johnson and others that were very good QB's, but Freeman was clutch. He did it with a very weak Defense, and a running game that didn't materialize until the last 7 games.
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    seat26: Having been to every home game and watched every away game in Bucs history, it is my opinion that in only his second year Josh Freeman is by far the best QB we've ever had. All things considered, I wouldn't trade him for any other QB in the league.
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    I'm not sure anyone's going to complain about Raheem trading up 2 spots in the first round to get him at 17 anymore :-) I guess he really DID know what he was getting in that pick and went for it. It's a great time to be a Buc fan! Can't wait for the draft and next season! Go Bucs! In the meantime, go Lightning!
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    Amazing accomplishments for Freeman, considering the Bucs history. Get that! Only 17 Buccaneers in the history of the franchise have this award, and Josh gets two in one season. He actually doesn't get the respect he deserves from the big-city media.
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    Finally getting some national recognition - a little too late for this year's Pro Bowl.
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