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Freeman predicts good things for Bucs offense
Posted Jun 14, 2011 by Roy Cummings
Updated Jun 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM
By ROY CUMMINGS
The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA – Many have speculated that young teams like the Bucs will suffer the most from the lockout because they will miss critical offseason grooming time that veteran teams don’t necessarily need.
Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman doesn’t see it that way. In fact, because they’ve been working out on a regular basis and remain virtually intact on offense, Freeman is predicting some fireworks from the Bucs offense in 2011.
“We’re going to be ready to go,’’ Freeman said of the eventual start of the 2011 season. “I mean, our guys (on offense) are right on it, so we’ll be scoring some points.’’
As far as preventing points goes, Freeman says at least one Bucs player is “on it’’ from that side of the ball. That player is none other than CB Aqib Talib, who has been participating in offseason workouts with the offense.
“He’s been coming out and he looks great; he’s in great shape, and he’s in great spirits,’’ Freeman said of Talib, who faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident he was involved in earlier in the offseason in Texas.
“Obviously our prayers are with him with what he’s going through right now,’’ Freeman added. “ But he’s a hell of a football player so we hope to have him back and hope everything works out for him.
“But as for how he looks, he’s run some (passing) routes for us on offense, he’s played some defense for us and he’s really just been Aqib, that high-energy guy we all know.’’