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Freeman declines to talk to media

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On Thursday, Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano declined to talk to reporters about quarterback Josh Freeman.  Freeman declined to talk at all.

Via Paul Kuharsky of, Freeman darted out of the locker room as the media entered.  Eventually, a member of the team’s P.R. staff explained that Freeman declined to talk.

Regardless of the reason or the identify of the person(s) who made the decision, every player must be available twice per week to the media — once during the week and once after each game.  Other players have tried to avoid talking to the media, and the league routinely has explained that they’ll either comply or be fined.

Former NFL receiver Randy Moss once tried to strike a middle ground after being fined $25,000 by asking himself the questions.

The next day, Moss was cut by the Vikings.

Given that Freeman would surely love to get cut by the Bucs, maybe he should do the same thing.

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21 Responses to “Freeman declines to talk to media”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 26, 2013 10:40 PM

    Major cliffhanger of suspense while we wait for the next episode. I still can’t believe they greenlit this project.

  2. onlysane1intheroom says: Sep 26, 2013 10:40 PM

    Most gifted receiver ever. Not talking about his effort, just his ability.

  3. floridaslonechargersfan says: Sep 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    Good for him, the media sucks!

  4. wearethesteelers says: Sep 26, 2013 10:47 PM


  5. broncomane2012 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:51 PM

    Grow up Josh Freeman. Do your job and move on. No pun intended…

  6. j0esixpack says: Sep 26, 2013 10:51 PM

    Ironically Moss’ interview with himself was much more interesting than the questions asked by the media itself.

  7. koolaidcircusbeast says: Sep 26, 2013 10:54 PM

    Freeman was always the problem.

  8. gohawks89 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:02 PM

    love the moss interview
    screw the media

  9. steelchampions says: Sep 26, 2013 11:03 PM

    Looking like things are getting ugly in Tampa. The Bucs are probably willing to take a 7th round pick and/or a new ball boy to get Freeman out of town.

  10. orivar says: Sep 26, 2013 11:03 PM

    The Moss – Vikings comparison forgets to add that Brad Childress did NOT like Randy Moss as Moss has his personality and Brad has his (always right) which caused conflicts. Players spoke up about the ordeal after Chilly was fired and even the owner was highly upset with the move.

    Difference between that and this. Glazers could care less about the Bucs.

  11. wingz101 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:08 PM

    Remember the good old days where Freeman, Sanchez and Bradford were all better Pro prospects than Stafford?


  12. Sideline Mob says: Sep 26, 2013 11:33 PM

    On a related note: how did Darrelle Revis leave the circus that was the Jets, and immediately join the new biggest circus in the NFL?

  13. bigdawgy54 says: Sep 26, 2013 11:50 PM

    He misses interviews like passes!

  14. wrdtoyrmama says: Sep 27, 2013 12:13 AM

    Its sad, but Freeman has no leadership qualities. The guy is the QB, suppose to be a team leader, but can’t get himself to the facility on time to take the team photograph.

    Appalling lack of professionalism on his part.

  15. dino2997 says: Sep 27, 2013 1:35 AM

    Freeman brought this on himself not so much with his poor play but also with his poor attitude. Get a grip and start acting like a professional for your next employer.

  16. wayupsouth says: Sep 27, 2013 6:05 AM

    Why would anybody wanna talk to the backup QB during the regular season?

  17. nunpuncher says: Sep 27, 2013 7:25 AM

    Freeman just had an exclusive interview with Josina Anderson that’s going to air on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. The Buccaneers really need to just deactivate this guy.

  18. lagg1 says: Sep 27, 2013 7:34 AM

    When you put up the numbers that Freeman has recently, I would hide as well. He is not the type of quarterback that can carry a team. In 2010, he had a great year and it probably went to his head. Simce then he has played as a backup. Granted the defense has not been stellar which causes the coach to rely on Freeman to bring the team back from deficits which he is not good at, hence the move to Glennon. Take a seat Josh!

  19. ghlatty says: Sep 27, 2013 7:51 AM

    Seriously, do we really have to hear Freeman answer how he felt after being benched and how his relationship with the coach is going? But I guess if you take a billion or so bucks from the media, the league has to throw them a bone here and three. Stupid rule in my opinion.

  20. uncletuna says: Sep 27, 2013 8:15 AM

    He declined to comment to the media?

    I’d be more impressed if they could get a picture of the guy…

  21. metrocritical says: Sep 27, 2013 10:36 AM

    This looks like another talent wasted because of a confluence of qb immaturity, mental weakness and inadequate coaching.

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