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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Josh Freeman's ball security as important as his big numbers



The Bucs certainly love the fact that QB Josh Freeman has thrown for 1,010 yards in his past three games. But what makes coaches equally excited is his nine touchdowns and one interception during that stretch, a dramatic turnaround from Freeman’s turnover-filled 2011 campaign.

Freeman said his growth in the Bucs’ new offense is the reason for his recent efficient play.

“It’s just continuing to work within the offense,” he said. “Sometimes a ball gets away from you or something, but the more comfortable you are with the offense, the less prone you are to making those errant throws or trying to fit a ball into a (small) window when you have another guy open.”

The gradual improvement with the offense is evidenced by the numbers. Freeman had four interceptions through four games, but has just one in his past three and none in the past two.

[Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 2:35pm]


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