Monday, September 23, 2013
Josh Freeman not in good company
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. -- I just got back into town and had an email waiting for me from ESPN Stats & Information. It has to do with Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman and it isn’t at all flattering.
In Sunday’s loss to New England, Freeman completed 13 of 32 passes (40.6 percent) against four or fewer pass-rushers. Through three games, Freeman has completed a league-worst 40.7 percent of his passes in those situations.
Since the start of the 2006 season, which is as far back as current tracking data exists, the lowest completion percentage by a quarterback against four or fewer pass-rushers for a full season was 51 percent by JaMarcus Russell in 2009.
Yeah, it’s come to a point where Freeman’s getting mentioned with Russell. The sad part is Freeman’s on pace to beat Russell’s record.