Alex Van Pelt, current Packers running backs coach and former Buccaneers quarterbacks coach, said this week that he “loved” working with quarterback Josh Freeman when both men were in Tampa.
He’s not the only former Bucs assistant coach with nice things to say about the former Bucs quarterback. Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson had the same job in Tampa during Freeman’s first three seasons in the NFL and said the experience left him with warm feelings for the quarterback.
“I’ve always been a fan of Josh as a person and a player,” Olson said, via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. “It was unfortunate, for me, to watch what happened in Tampa really over the last couple of years. I’ve always had the utmost respect for him. I think he’s a great player. I feel bad for him and the entire situation and how it’s played out. I just found out myself coming off the field that he was released. I don’t think there are any winners for anybody in that situation.”
The Raiders are welcoming Terrelle Pryor back to the lineup this week, but last week’s outing for Matt Flynn may have the Raiders thinking about a change at the backup spot. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said “I don’t know” when he was asked if there was any interest in bringing Freeman to Oakland which will leave the door open for more questions about Freeman until or unless he winds up signing somewhere else.