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Florida sports news roundup: Futures of Josh Freeman and Jake Long, Dwyane Wade's 'decline' and more

A roundup of sports news from the state of Florida.


It's a busy and exciting time in the Florida sports landscape. Here's a roundup of news from around SB Nation's community of Florida sports blogs.

Is Josh Freeman the Buccaneers' quarterback of the future? -- Bucs Nation -- Josh Freeman has a lot of talent, but he is also very inconsistent. With one year left on his contract, Bucs Nation examines whether the team should reward the quarterback with a shiny new contract.

Time to say happy trails to Jake Long? -- The Phinsider -- Jake Long has absolutely lived up to his billing as a No. 1 draft pick during his time in Miami, but he's also incredibly expensive and rarely healthy. Is it time to replace Long at left tackle with 2012 second-round pick Jonathan Martin?

Jaguars Tony Khan's analytics aren't "Moneyball" -- Big Cat Country -- Much has been made about Tony Khan's role with football analytics, but despite common misconception it's not exactly "Moneyball."

Wade is not declining or struggling but guess who actually is? -- Hot Hot Hoops -- Much has been made about the "decline" of Heat superstar Dwayne Wade. However, the numbers do not really back that up, and Hot Hot Hoops looks at three other All-Stars whose stats show a decline in their games.

Hedo Türkoğlu injury: Magic forward progressing, but no timetable for return -- Orlando Pinstriped Post -- Türkoğlu broke his hand in the Magic's first game and has not played since, but he's slowly making progress in his return to the court.

Florida State Football 2012 Award Winners -- Tomahawk Nation -- A list of all the Florida State student-athletes who earned individual, team, academic and strength & conditioning awards for the 2012 football season.

Chomping at Bits: How Billy Donovan got his Gators back to brilliance -- Alligator Army -- Remember when Billy Donovan locked his Gators out of the Florida practice facility? So does he. And that's part of why the Gators are back to being brilliant.

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton Situation Mirrors Miguel Cabrera Scenario -- Fish Stripes -- The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton seem to be heading to an inevitable trade situation in a few years' time. In many ways, this mirrors the situation with the team and Miguel Cabrera in 2006 and 2007.

Four Reasons Wil Myers will start the year in AAA -- DRaysBay -- The Rays just executed a blockbuster trade to bring star prospect Wil Myers to the franchise. But DRaysBay looks at why Myers should not start the season with the big league

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