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Freeman loves new offense with 'new concepts'



Quarterback Josh Freeman is essentially learning third offense in four years and the education process is not complete. But he likes what the Bucs are doing under offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.        

“As far as the stuff we’re running, I like it. As far as protections, from the standpoint of route concepts, I feel pretty solid with it,'' Freeman said. "But at the same time, you can never be content, you’ve got to continue to try and get better and work to master the offense.''

Sullivan, the former New York Giants quarterbacks coach who worked with Eli Manning, has challenged the Bucs' offensive players with a heavy workload of installation periods.

“I love Sully. He’s done a great job of bringing this offense in,'' Freeman said. "It’s different. It’s got some different aspects, different concepts, but he’s doing a great job teaching it. It’s getting to where he calls a play, kind of figuring out where you’re going with the ball and if that’s not there,  come off the progressions with read two and then down to the back.

“It’s constant improvement, constant installations and it keeps us on our toes. A lot of camps, you get done, you want to go straight to bed. But you’ve got to force yourself stay up, focus and do some studying.''

[Last modified: Monday, August 6, 2012 3:04pm]


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