When the Buccaneers made the decision to bench quarterback Josh Freeman, head coach Greg Schiano said Freeman would do what is expected of every other player.
But that may not be the case any longer.
Jay Glazer of FOX just reported on FOX Football Daily that Freeman was told to stay away from a team meeting today, and stay in the trainer’s room instead.
Considering the Bucs were willing to tell everyone about Freeman’s attendance issues in the past, the decision to order him to stay away seems odd on the surface.
While keeping a potential distraction at arm’s length isn’t a bad idea, the way the Bucs are handling this continues to appear clumsy, and will continue to until they figure out a face-saving way to move him.
And the longer this goes, the less likely that appears.