Freeman’s Five Picks in Tampa Bay Loss All Part of Growing Up

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Oliver Ellis in NFL
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Rookie quarterback Josh Freeman still has a lot to learn, according to his head coach Raheem Morris.

Freeman completed 23-of-44 passes for 321 yards and tossed no touchdowns and five picks in Carolina. On the season, the former first-round pick has completed 54.4 percent of his passes, 1,114 yards, and tossed seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. However, the 21-year-old was intercepted five times in Tampa Bay's 16-6 loss at Carolina on Sunday, including three inside the Panthers red zone. The 469 total offensive yards were the most by the Bucs in two decades and the fifth-best in franchise history.

But Freeman's immaturity and rawness as an NFL quarterback is not a justification for losing, coach Raheem Morris said Monday.

"That is what it boils down to yesterday," ...

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