06 Oct 2013
Josh Freeman will be signing with the Vikings according to many reports. While I know many folks who are skeptical of Freeman's future, I think a lot of people have been hopeful he'd land in Minnesota. Based on what little has been reported about the Buccaneers, it's hard not to think that Tampa Bay is a poorly run organization from the top-down.
I spoke with a young player who had stints with multiple teams over a four-year period and one of them was Tampa during the Rahim Morris regime. The stark contrast between at least two of these organizations and the Buccaneers was startling. This player, who I've talked to enough times to know that he's a worker, told me that he was somewhat relieved when he joined another team.
It's just a one-year deal, but I think Freeman earns a chance to reboot his image, re-sign with the Vikings, and become the team's starter -- on a team with enough talent and support for Freeman to make more of his own talent than before.
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