Bucs scaling back offense for rookie Freeman

From the St. Petersburg Times:

TAMPA — Eight interceptions in two games might be evidence enough that rookie quarterback Josh Freeman is feeling pressure.

Who knew most of it was coming from the Bucs?

Freeman lost some confidence when he threw an interception on the first play in Sunday's 26-3 loss to the Jets. Coach Raheem Morris said Monday that the Bucs have to scale back Freeman's workload and take the pressure off the 21-year-old.

"You've got to calm him down a little bit," Morris said. "You've got to establish your offensive identity as far as the run; you've got to get him some easy completions. You've got to get back to his hard-core, play-action pass. … When do you give him too much? And we kind of found out. You've got to reel some things back on him a little bit.


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