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Freeman to Get His Shot in 2010 to Work from the West Coast Offense

The St.Pete Times reports that it appears that Josh Freeman is going to get his shot to work out of the West Coast Offense in 2010 for the Bucs:

If you’re wondering how Josh Freeman would have played in Jon Gruden’s offense, you may be in luck. Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson is a disciple of the former Bucs coach’s West Coast offense. Except it was never Gruden’s offense to begin with. “Why don’t they call it Bill Walsh’s offense?” GM Mark Dominik said recently. The Eagles’ Andy Reid, the Redskins’ Mike Shanahan and the Vikings’ Brad Childress, to name a few, run versions of the attack developed by Walsh, the late 49ers coach. At 6 feet 6 and 248 pounds, Freeman doesn’t look like a prototypical West Coast quarterback. He’s not necessarily the guy you limit to a three- and five-step drop, no-shotgun, horizontal passing game. But like most things in the NFL, the West Coast offense has evolved. And Olson, who also worked for the Rams and Lions, has incorporated more downfield throws for Freeman in the Y2K10 version.


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