Rookie and future of the franchise Josh Freeman, says he’s ready to play, but the actions of the powers that be say otherwise. With Freeman presumably chomping at the bit to get some live game action. It would appear Raheem Morris and company just don’t feel comfortable enough to allow him to grace the field on Sundays just yet.
“Of course I want to be on the field just like any competitor. But I understand that Raheem has a plan and we’re going along with that. I just want to help the team win.”
“I feel a lot better,” said Freeman. “There were a lot of calls that took some getting used to, but right now I feel comfortable. If they need me, I can go in and be successful.
“I have a lot of confidence in my abilities. Week in and week out, I feel myself growing as a quarterback in this offense. My confidence is definitely growing, and I’d feel comfortable going in and playing.” Source: PewterReport.com
Freeman may feel he’s ready, but the truth of the matter is no one really knows if he is ready to handle the rigors of the NFL. The actions of Morris would say other wise, considering he’s been the teams emergency quarterback on game days – it speaks volumes as to what the team really feels his abilities are at this given point and time.
In Other News
Third year defensive end Gaines Adams was held out of practice Thursday for the second straight day. With what is being described as a mangina injury, which he sustained against the New York Football Giants last Sunday. Now I’ve seen a lot of injuries described in very colorful ways, but referencing your Johnson as a mangina takes the cake,“I’ve played through some injuries before,” said Adams “but with the mangina it can get very serious, so we have to be careful. It’s not like a shoulder or anything like that. It’s dealing with my mangina, and I use it on every play. We don’t want to strain it more or tear it.”
Should Adams not be able to suit up vs. the Washington Redskins, Tim Crowder or Stylez G. White would start in his absence at right defensive end.
Considering his lack of production this season, it might be best if he checked his mangina to make sure it’s really a mangina and not something else down there.