“They Don’t Stunt The Quarterback’s Growth”

May 7th, 2015

jameis 1121The Buccaneers want Jameis Winston to start from Day 1.

Can he be ready, given how NFL rules have cut but back practice time?

The easy answer is, Absolutely! Cam Newton and Andy Dalton were rookies entering the NFL the moment the asinine lockout ended in 2011. Without offseason workouts and team-led study, those two had strong debut seasons.

Jameis will have a full offseason with a seasoned offensive coordinator a handful savvy veterans to lean on, such as Vincent Jackson and barbecue-yearning Logan Mankins.

Lovie Smith confidant and former Jets and Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards says changes in NFL labor rules, which came in 2011, don’t affect the guy under center very much, so he told 99.3FM in Fort Myers.

“Those practice rules, in my opinion, they don’t stunt the quarterback’s growth at all,” Edwards said. “Because he’s in the building 24/7. These quarterbacks don’t have an offseason, the real good ones. They get it. They’re around the building all the time.

“[Regular season] practice goes on Monday through Friday and the players are off Tuesday. Quarterbacks aren’t off Tuesdays. They come in. So I think you can still develop a quarterback. It’s more of learning the system than anything. Most of these kids are already developed in passing offense.”

Edwards, who will join the Bucs coaching staff this summer, went on to say QBs are much more mature throwers entering the NFL nowadays.

“How they process information, obviously, that’s the difference from the college to the pro level,” Edwards said. “That’s what you got to teach them.”

Edwards stressed that the lack of practice time — not enough “tackle football” — affects all teams and an entire team. He said it’s clear that an NFL team will struggle to find an identity until it’s played about four games of a season.

Joe just hopes the Bucs and Jameis find away to get through that initial four-game hump with a couple of victories.

15 Responses to ““They Don’t Stunt The Quarterback’s Growth””

  1. FanOfBucs Says:

    Edwards to be coaching here?

  2. robert 9 Says:

    what’s to prepare for…….blue 37, red 28, hut hut, snap then throw to the open guy.

    hmmpf, I could do that.

  3. R.O. Says:

    Wake up.. Old news bruh..!!!

  4. kaput Says:

    “Edwards, who will join the Bucs coaching staff this summer, went on to say QBs are much more mature throwers entering the NFL nowadays.”

    Did I miss some news?

  5. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Let’s remember this is the same Herm Edwards that predicted the Bucs would be playing in the Super Bowl instead of picking first in the draft. If Herm is saying it doesn’t stunt a QB (one who comes in on the off days anyway), it might be wise to at least take his opinion with a grain of salt on this? I do think the guy is a heck of a good position coach though.

  6. ruggyup Says:

    Ask Herm Edwards a question and you get an answer, ask Lovie Smith a question an you uh, help me here, what is it you get from the master of D?

  7. mike Says:

    having edwards around for summer and training camp will be good. I wish he was on the full time staff!

  8. WS99 Says:

    Smith really can’t coach can he? Let’s all pray that Ron Rivera gets fired (ha) or Cowboys release Rod.

  9. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Why is none talking about the first round tackle Collins that no one drafted? To me it’s the biggest blunder by 32 clubs I have ever witnessed. Any team could have used thier last pick and essentialy had a extra top 15 pick. It’s mind boggling.

  10. WS99 Says:

    Is that you buc? Collins said he wouldn’t sign a contract if drafted after the 3rd round, according to 87. Rumor has it that the NFL suggested teams not draft him due to the perception.

    We’ll find out more next week. The thing is he can sign wherever he wants and based on our lack of success in attracting talent this offseason I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Question…..Will Mariota have the same issue with camp because of his West Coast school as ASJ did…..having to wait?

  12. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    The NFL can’t tell a team who not to draft. The agent qoute is undocumented and he would have made more money as a 7th round pick I’m sure. What happen on draft day is clubs got scared and it bit them all in the ass when Collins was cleard. This is a chump move by all the teams and I bet some GM’s got in hot water over the blunder.

  13. TheShaz Says:

    OK – lets stop this debate before it starts…..

    @Joe <—

    Can you figure out what vehicle Jaboo uses and keep track from Rookie Training camp to the opening of Full Training Camp and log the time he is in 1 Buc Place?

    If he is in the building learning the playbook – he will have the entire camp and OTA's to gel with the team.

  14. TheShaz Says:

    @ Joe

    That’s right sit in the bushes and log Jaboo’s coming and going.

    DAILY LOG 5/13/15
    Arrived at Facility 7:05am
    Departed Facility 8:10pm
    –Followed Subject
    East on MLK
    South on Dale Mabry
    Subject got out of vehicle and took a selfie with stadium in background
    Continued south on Dale Mabry
    Turned right into 2040 N Dale Mabry Hwy – Taco Bell …….right?

    Joe……wake up! Joe…….wake up!

  15. Harry Says:

    Collins did not get drafted bc NFL rules say that if he got drafted and did not sign, he is eligible to re-enter the draft next year. And his agent basically said that is what Collins would do. However, if he doesn’t get drafted, his draft eligibility is over – he cannot re-enter next year. Collins is an UFA and he stays that way. I may have my info wrong, but that was my understanding.

    What I don’t get is why are the Bucs not chasing this guy more aggressively?