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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Josh Freeman Welcomes Return To Running Game

The 2011 campaign was a lost season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and quarterback Josh Freeman. With a new coaching staff taking over, lead by head man Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay is expected to place heavy emphasis on the running game, something Freeman is indeed quite happy and comfortable with.

Via Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times:

"It's about winning with me," he said. "If I go out and stink it up and we win, I'd be a lot happier than if I go out and throw for monster numbers and we lose.

"Coach Schiano obviously loves the running game. I love the running game. There's no better feeling than when LeGarrette or any of our guys are out there tearing it up and you can sit back and pick apart a defense that's worried about stopping the run."

Freeman threw 511 passes last season, the third-most in franchise history. He was picked off 22 times. The team was a woeful 4-12. In 2010, Tampa Bay ran the ball 45 percent of the time, and that team amassed over 2,000 yards on the ground. Freeman sounds like he is ready for a return to that offense and winning.

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