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Frustrated, angry, inactive Freeman told not to be on field today



Not only do the Bucs not want to see Josh Freeman at quarterback, they don't want to see him on the sideline, either.

Freeman is inactive for today's game against the Arizona and watching the game from the suite at Raymond James Stadium, as ordered by the team. An NFL Network report said Freeman was inactive because he missed more than one meeting this week, according to Ian Rapoport.

In an unauthorized interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson last week that aired Sunday, Freeman said he was "frustrated, angry, I don't really understand the decision,'' by coach Greg Schiano to replace him as the starting quarterback with rookie Mike Glennon. Freeman said he doesn't think he can be comfortable in the role as a backup.

"I think it came down to production,'' Freeman said. "I know Mike's a guy they drafted, fairly high, third round, the kid has some skill to him, he's a good player. But at the same time, I can't pretend to even be inside coach Schiano's head.

"I don't think I will ever be comfortable in this role, but at the same time, I have to try my best and it's really all I can do.''

Freeman repeated his desire to be traded. "No question. And like I said, it's uncomfortable to say,'' Freeman said. "And it doesn't, it might not sit well, it might not feel good. But the bottom line, I am me as a player. I can't worry about everyone else.''



[Last modified: Sunday, September 29, 2013 1:30pm]


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