CBS Sports is reporting that Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is expected to ask for a trade before next month's deadline. Tampa Bay is no longer a healthy place for a young, inconsistent quarterback who needs a coach that doesn't hate him.
A former Bucs employee told me this was a mess from the beginning: What do you expect to happen when you put the most high-strung of Type A head coaches in charge of the most laid-back of Type B quarterbacks. But no one expected the Buccaneers to implode this quickly. Even before Week 1, the team held a players-only meeting to bitch about, among other things, the mysterious vote that stripped Freeman of his captaincy after three years.