Does Jameis Need More Help?

May 17th, 2015
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Without accepting the sudden and mystifying notion that Logan Mankins has become 10 years younger, found a barbecue grill and is truly motivated to play for the Bucs, Joe is taking a wait-and-see approach to the offensive line.

Last summer, Joe was roundly mocked in several quarters for not buying into the rebuilt offensive line. Turns out, the line was worse than Joe’s feared.

So with many new questions on the offensive line and a middling running attack, does “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs rookie signal-caller Jameis Winston, truly have enough weapons to succeed? NFL analyst Matt Miller discusses what young Jameis has to work with, and has some very interesting insight along the way. Enjoy the video below.

32 Responses to “Does Jameis Need More Help?”

  1. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    It’s like over night the Bay has become the hottest topic of everyone’s conversation. I love it.

  2. BUCutalkinbout Says:

    I’m trusting captain dirk on this man, he has a pretty good idea of what we’re working with. 8-8 is not out of the realm of possibilities. I say we go 10-6… dream big, they say
    yo Joe!!!
    Go Bucs!

  3. Buc-A-New Says:

    Matt Miller………..”America’s Analyst”

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Question??? Would anyone be willing to give up a first rounder to acquire Seattle’s Michael Bennett. I know it’s off topic,I’m just curious to know the sentiment of some of my bros.

  5. Kevin Says:

    ASJ averages 10 yards per catch. This year he’s got the whole offseason.

    Remember how Tony Gonzalez was used guys????? Oh yeah….we gonna put up some points. They should buy brand new shiny cannons and put them around the top of the RAYJAY so that place goes OFF every time we score. The whole bay area would hear it!!!

  6. Buc-A-New Says:

    Nole, you know I have always liked you. What have you been smoking to come up with the idea of a first rounder for Bennett? Pass that thing my way

  7. Buc-A-New Says:

    Yeah Kevin, I have been thinking the same thing about Koetter and his use of TEs. Imagine how excited we would have been about ASJ if we already had Koetter last yr. With ME13 and VJ on either side drawing so much attention, ASJ could be poised for a Stellar year.

  8. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Jamesi needs experience ….another year of college would have benefited him greatly
    Check back in 3 years

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Ok we all admit we do not expect a SB winning line this year. Not even a conference winning line. But it’s not pure fantasy to hope this line at least becomes “serviceable”. The rest of the offensive pieces are now in place.

    And we at long last have an OC capable of utilizing those pieces.

    Can somebody here tell me the last time we had an OC as capable as Koetter or with at least as solid credentials. I guess it would be Chucky. While Muir the OL coach was in name the OC it’s clear it was Chucky’s offense.

    Seriously guys. Many of you have been Bucs fans longer than me. I struggle to think of a SINGLE decent OC for the Bucs other than Chucky and Wyche who basically did their own scheming.

    Instead I remember a string of losers and unqualified idiots like Clyde Christensen. Mike Sullivan…meh..he was probably the best in this sorry mess though. Greg Olson? Mike Shula perhaps decent but he was too young here with the Bucs…he learned here.

  10. gotbbucs Says:

    A running game or at the very least a good screen passing game.

  11. pete Says:

    Better Offensive line comes first!
    Just pray that Pamphile, Edwards, Smith and Marpet all pan out.
    Sad that Bucs did not draft more Oline and did not risk drafting La’el!

  12. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Here’s a prediction. Right now we’ve all penciled in the two rookies and Smith/Mankins/Dotson. But with the first pick off the waiver wire…we just used that last week…by the time the cuts start really coming in August I predict we’re going to find a journeyman OL player who makes our starting OL.

    Who will he replace…my first guess would be rookie Smith but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was E Smith instead of D Smith,

  13. tickrdr Says:

    Already dialing back the expectations?
    Did he say ROY with 16 TDs and 11 INTs?
    America’s quarterback needs help?

    tickrdr = America’s Doubting Thomas

  14. Arealbucsfan Says:

    I hate how they dont anything. Dotson will be the RT u tards! He’s not moving! And these ppl get paid for this

  15. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Yes he had enough weapons to succeed lol damn at the most 5 players from one team made the pro bowl. Can’t have a damn superstar at every position geez

  16. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    A I appreciate that face slap Buc-A-new,sometimes its needed to get me refocus. Thanks again man.

  17. Wally Says:

    The Bus’s aren’t Americas team and Jamis isn’t Americas quarterback. Those titles are earned. It’s like calling Hillary madam president. She may feel entitled but thankfully there is an election in her way.

  18. R.O. Says:

    Because of the new CBA if the OL doesn’t start jellin’ by week 4 it’s gonna be a long season.

  19. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Jamies WINSton America’s QB. Sounds good to me.

  20. mac Says:

    The offensive line will still be below average but I believe at least one of the two rookies will play solid in a starting role and either Pamphile or Edwards will develop into a solid starter… Injuries could be a problem because our depth is still weak… We are only one injury away from starting Omamah or Cousins again… Not good…

  21. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    OMG,they actually addressed the O line and all some of you fkrs can do is still find something to complain about. s@$! is nauseating. Have any of you mofos ever heard of a term called a three step drop? You know their are ways to circumvent a weaker area of your ball club. I mean I take Mankind serious coming in in tip top shape. I mean some agree with my tanking theory,that being said I how in the hell would you then expect great Oline play last season. Will they best in the league this year probably not,but my senses tell me they’ll be motivated and won’t be the worse in the league either. Geesh.

  22. Luther Says:


    Khaleesi is coming to Westeros…saddle up the dragons

  23. Connor Says:

    They needed to draft at least one more lineman and sign one in free agency.

  24. SOEbuc Says:

    The good thing about the rookies and oline not quite jelling in the beginning is that the easier teams (just an assumption) are earlier on our easy schedule

  25. WS99 Says:

    Forget the help on offense. Winner needs the most help on defense. If we keep giving up fourth qrt leads winner can not be successful.

    SPBF. Mike sully was our best OC.

    The only team that can stop winston from being ROY and SB MVP are the bucs and their coaching staff.

    Matthews 3:2-3:3

  26. pick6 Says:

    Joe, did you happen to see the bit on Pewter Report about Mankins’ revival? Six Pack abs and running gassers after practice? can you confirm any of that?

  27. AfroBuc Says:

    Hey St.PeteBucsfan, you probably too young to remember but Joe Gibbs was once the Bucs’ offensive coordinator.

  28. AfroBuc Says:

    It was during the Doug Williams era. That’s part of the reason Doug went to the Redskins after leaving here and doing that stint in the USFL.

  29. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Alas Afrobuc I’m not too young, but that was nice. I only became a Bucs fan when I moved down here in the 90’s.

    But thanks for that info. I’ve of course heard about the Culverhouse disaster in running off our next ring of honor player but I was unaware Gibbs had coached him here and that’s how he ended up in DC.

  30. PocketPirate Says:

    One thing I want to see is WAY less procedural and holing penalties for God’s sake! THAT will help a TON.

  31. Dreambig Says:

    St Pete – I think the premiss you made above is spot on. We have not had a good offensive coordinator in a very long time. The cool thing about Koeter and his love for tight ends is how it fits so nicely very with Winstons love of using Nick O’Leary in Tally. Can’t wait to see how ASJ’s year goes now that he is healty and we now have Koeter and Winston. If we get just decent line play, I can see this being a very good offense.

  32. White Tiger Says:

    It ALL comes down to how good his line plays in front of him…we will lose more than we win.

    Next year, maybe we can get the LOT he needs to help him get better…meanwhile, that will be 3 straight seasons devoted to the offense…as the defense stays in a holding pattern.

    Yes, Jameis needs more help.