Josh Freeman Says Bucs Are Unified

The Buccaneers lost a fourth straight game on Sunday and frustration boiled over during the game when linebacker Adam Hayward and assistant coach Bryan Cox had an altercation on the sideline.

It also boiled over after the game with a Buc player wondering whether they could send their coaches back to college. Taken together, they paint the picture of a team struggling to get on the same page. Quarterback Josh Freeman tried to shoot down that notion during a conference call on Monday.

“We are unified. I think that we still have a lot of young components, we still have a first-year system. We had some success. But at the same time, we’ve got to find a way to take it to the next level. You hate to see it come down to a game like that, but I think this is going to be a great time for our team to come together. We had a rough one. We dropped the ball yesterday. But it’s how we respond to adversity,” Freeman said, via the Tampa Bay Times.

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