Have a question about the Bucs? Tribune reporters Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman will answer it.
Q: It seems Josh Freeman will struggle to make plays this season once again. If he doesn't get it done this year, or put up better numbers, is it to early to say we need to look into the QB position? With a replacement or competition?
-- Noles fan
A: I'd say it's too early to say Freeman will struggle to make plays this year. He made enough to win in Weeks 1 and 2, for sure, and it wasn't all his fault that plays weren't made against the Cowboys. His protection was often inadequate, his receivers seldom got separation from their defenders and he was the victim of three dropped passes in crucial situations.
Bucs coach Greg Schiano said Monday that he firmly believes Freeman will play at a high level this year and beyond. I don't think the Bucs are close, at this point, to looking at other options. Check back later in the season. If he's still completing less than 60 percent of his passes and throwing more picks than TDs, he may be in some trouble. My guess, though, is that won't be the case.
-- Roy Cummings