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Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:09 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



The Buccaneers continued their slide backwards from 2010's 10-win effort during Sunday's 24-18 loss to Tennessee. Josh Freeman looks like a quarterback regressing from his outstanding performance last year, but now it appears he's got an excuse for his recent poor play: Freeman injured his thumb at a shooting range on Halloween.

That's according to Bucs spokesman Jonathan Grella, who confirmed to the Tampa Tribune that Freeman aggravated a thumb injury he suffered against the Bears in London while at a shooting range on Halloween.

According to the Bucs, Freeman received five "cosmetic" stitches following a "gun mishap" on October 31, an incident that occurred just eight days after Tampa Bay's loss to the Bears.

Freeman's been pretty bad this year, but I'm not sure it's fair to simply attach his lack of success to the thumb injury. His completion percentage has actually gone up in the Bears game and going forward, although he's thrown 10 interceptions since Week 7, and only six before.

Additionally, Freeman's had some pretty putrid games, including a Week 9 matchup against Houston where he completed just 45.5 percent of his passes and threw three picks. But that game's sandwiched against nice efforts against New Orleans and Green Bay, so it's fairly difficult to simply point towards his injury.

But that inconsistency could certainly be a result of an injury -- CBS Sports Rich Gannon opined as much prior to that Houston game.

"I don't think he's healthy right now," Gannon told the Tribune then. "That's my personal opinion. I watched Freeman practice Friday and I don't think he's 100 percent. I don't see Josh Freeman driving the ball. Quarterbacks are very funny about having any tape on their throwing hand. I could tell in practice that it's bothering him."

As you'll recall, Sean Payton turned the Bucs into the league for a misleading injury report after the Bucs quarterback showed up on NFL Network with a splint on his hand.

So maybe he isn't healthy. That would make a lot more sense than Freeman's wild inconsistency this season. Or getting all up in arms about him getting hurt at a shooting range.

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Comments

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

I find nothing wrong with going to the range for a relaxing afernoon. It keep you alert and out of trouble. I would rather see him on the range as oppose to out at 2AM drinking and having a gun go off shooting himself in the leg or hip. 

I wish others would use the same sense, as Freeman as oppose to being out drinking and driving and possibly getting hurt or hurting someone else. 

"ONE MAN'S OPINION" 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

Better than shooting his leg like some people we know.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

Some of you are really sounding ignorant on here.  There is nothing wrong with using a firearm at a shooting range.  Unless they are hunting, that is the only place that they CAN use a firearm.  Say what you want, but it isn't like he blew out his knee playing a pick up basketball game.  Or crashed his motorcycle on his way home from the bar.  Do all of you really think that these guys are supposed to wake up, go work out, go to practice, go to meetings, and then go directly home and do nothing fun for themselves?  What type of life do you think they live?  These guys have a lot of time that they could be out doing something stupid, and here is someone that got hurt doing something perfectly legal that in no way was going to harm anyone else.  This activity also has a very low chance of injury.  He did get hurt there, but that is part of life. 



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

Was Freeman at the range learning to shoot so he can protect himself in while 'clubbing'? When will NFLers learn to quit playing with firearms?




Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range



Thats what I was thinkin, but dont the bloddy english only shoot shotgun over there???  I mean do they even allow pistols in GB?
Trry reading the article before commenting -- the gun injury did not occur in England, it "aggravated" a thumb injury suffered in London -- see below -- he hurt the thumb in London, then aggravated the injury at the range on October 31


That's according to Bucs spokesman Jonathan Grella, Freeman aggravated a thumb injury he suffered against the in London while at a shooting range on Halloween.

According to the Bucs, Freeman received five "cosmetic" stitches following a "gun mishap" on October 31, an incident that occurred just eight days after Tampa Bay's loss to the Bears.





Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 11:57 am
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

Gun mishap?? Dumbass!!

Okay...The MOTHER of all ironies....this comment coming from a New York Giants fan....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Remember a guy named Plaxico Burress????  At least Freeman didn't shoot HIS BODY....IN A CLUB....




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 11:53 am
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

Okay, I am a Buccaneers fan and even I have to say it....I wonder if he actually hit any targets while he was out there...He could have saved his thumb by putting a little Buccaneers jersey on it with Preston Parker's number on it....the thumb would have gone virtually ignored and unharmed...



Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 11:17 am
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

And Jay Cutler is on the shelf with a broken thumb????   What a pussy
Try and read up on what the actual injury is before you spew this crap.

Idiot.



Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:39 am
 

Josh Freeman injured thumb at shooting range

Let's see... I am, or have the potential to be a highly paid professional who relies on being in top physical condition to earn my keep.  I know.... I'll relax at a shooting range--and drive my overpowered motorcycle there after downing a bunch of booze at a bar known for violence.  Yup, using that common sense.


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Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:14 am
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