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December 4, 2011 @ 12:03 pm
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Freeman Inactive, Johnson To Get Fifth Career Start

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Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said the starting status of Josh Freeman would go all the way to Sunday morning, but with the promotion of Rudy Carpenter from the practice squad by Saturday night, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion Josh Johnson would get his fifth career start. Sunday morning it was made official when the Buccaneers announced Freeman would be inactive for the matchup with the Carolina Panthers.

Johnson has the support of his teammates.

“I think regardless of who is under there we will be in good shape,” center Jeff Faine told PewterReport.com Friday. “I think Josh Johnson has all the tools and natural ability to be a franchise quarterback. He has a very explosive arm, he's very intelligent and he internalizes the game very, very well. I’m not concerned at all. We are very fortunate to have him on our roster here. I think one day he will be a starting quarterback in this league.”

Other inactives for Sunday’s throwback game are CB Myron Lewis, DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, DE Michael Bennett, T Derek Hardman, T James Lee, and WR Micheal Spurlock.

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    I don't think Morris is gone, but I know he will not be the DC next year and I hope that Olsen is gone. There are some good coaches that will be hitting the market next year. Lets pay some good money for a couple of them.
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    Olsen Must GO! 3rd and 2 and he calls that damn end around that never works. Then calls a pass later on a down JJ could have run on.! Good Bye Morris. Your getting blown out by the Panthers??? What Defense??
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    And Lumpkin is terrible.
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    I hate listening to Jim Mora. He is a retard, ex Falcons coach and us who like watching the Bucs shouldn't have to listen to his dumb *censored*.
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    first drve second quater shows why olsen must go madau(32) speed back gets first down,blount for six,then handoff to bumkin for nill, then reverse to benn loss of 10.fire olsen
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    one pass by cam and i can tell you he is better than free, that first pass wa a laser free has never thrown one of them in his career cam>free always going backwards the bucs
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    stone1 we all know the only reason Freeman is here is because he is Rahs boy! Look at the shape this team is in under Morris and would you expect him to pick a QB?
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    Freeman will go on IR Monday or Tuesday and have the surgery early so he will be full throttle by training camp.
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