TAMPA, Fla. -- The former starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed far more ability to escape the rush Thursday than he ever did in his playing days.
Josh Freeman was at his locker when the doors swung open to begin the 45-minute media session. Freeman, still shirtless and shoeless, caught a glimpse of the pack headed his way. In a split second, he grabbed his shoes and shirt and headed for a door to the equipment room, off limits to the media.
The media contingent still assembled near Freeman’s locker, waiting to see if he would come back. He didn’t. After several minutes, a member of the team’s public relations staff came by to say Freeman had declined to talk.
So we’re left to wonder about Freeman’s reaction to being replaced by Mike Glennon. We’re left to wonder if Freeman is demanding a trade.
And we’re left to wonder who made the call on Freeman, who usually is accommodating with the media, not talking. I don’t think it was the team and I doubt Freeman came up with the idea on his own. I suspect Freeman’s handlers (see agents) were the ones who made this call.