Josh Freeman Is Ready For Real Football

Bucs QB Josh Freeman PatriotsWith his erratic preseason performance in the books, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman remains confident the offense is poised to start fast when the games count Sept. 8.

The fifth-year quarterback won’t dress for Thursday night’s fourth exhibition game against the Redskins, finishing the preseason with a 56.7 passer rating in limited snaps. Freeman completed only 12-of-26 passes while suffering nine sacks.

“There’s such a difference between preseason and the regular season,’’ Freeman said Wednesday. “Everything’s amped up. Obviously, things could have gone better in the preseason, but I feel we’ve been practicing at a very high level.’’