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The Tampa Bay Bucs Roll the Dice with New Quarterback

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Jeff Berlinicke

TAMPA—No one denies that Josh Freeman has all the tools.

At 6'6" and 248 pounds, the Bucs' first-round draft choice has everything a team could want from a quarterback: size, speed, strength, and a good head on his shoulders. He impressed the Bucs so much that they traded up in the first round to nab him just before the Denver Broncos, who had the 16th pick—one before the Bucs.

Freeman has the tools. So did Tim Couch, Cade McNown, Joey Harrington, Akili Smith, Ryan Leaf, Alex Smith, and a host of other former NFL quarterbacks who were taken in the first round and turned out to be busts. The Bucs selected Freeman with hopes that he would watch Luke McCown play for a year, maybe tw...

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