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By Dory LeBlanc
Each Monday, former Buccaneers tight end and current Pre/Post-Game host on WDAE 620am/95.3fm Anthony Becht joins The Sports Page for "Walking The Plank" presented by Ierna's Heating and Cooling.
Following the season opening loss at the hands of the Jets, Becht made it clear: the loss was not on Josh Freeman.
"Listen, the keys to the game were this: Josh Freeman - start fast, in particular Josh Freeman," Becht explained. "First quarter [he was] 6-for-8, 65 yards. That's starting fast, that's starting accurate. Now, the offensive line did what they did, that's above and beyond everything that went on up front in the offensive line.
"Second quarter, he threw the one pick - there was outside pressure, he overthrew the receiver, it didn't cost us (Bucs) anything in the long run. But you look at the third quarter when you come out with Josh Freeman, two third-and-nines backed up in the first series out of his end zone - he converts both of them. So he gets us out of the hole and changes field position when they pinned them back.
"Look, I don't know what people want from Josh Freeman. When you got pressure and protection errors up front and you can't find the ball, there's going to be an issue."
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