Projection: Solid Year For Jameis

June 10th, 2015

Save for the Andrew Lucks of the world, rookie quarterbacks struggle far more often than not. That’s why Joe thinks if the Bucs can get six wins this year, that would be a nice season, tripling their wins from the previous puke-filled season.

Now if the Bucs are to make any kind of unforeseen run to a winning season, that tells Joe that “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, is having a spectacular rookie year.

While Bucky Brooks, a former NFL player and scout who is now an analyst for, may not be picking the Bucs to make a playoff run, he can see Jameis having a solid year.

Best-case scenario: Winston hits the ground running as the on-field director of a Dirk Koetter offense that features an explosive vertical passing game complemented by a steady ground attack. With receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson wreaking havoc on the perimeter and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins controlling the middle of the field, Winston could lead the Buccaneers back toward .500 as a rookie starter.

The problem with Brooks’ pie-in-the-sky theory is that projecting the Bucs to have a steady ground attack is a stretch. Joe isn’t sold on Charles Sims (yet) and, given recent history, Doug Martin is more likely to struggle than to shine.

Brooks believes Jameis will throw for 3,100 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Not shabby for a rookie and far better than what Will Brinson foresees.

22 Responses to “Projection: Solid Year For Jameis”

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    Only time for a short comment because I gotta run outside and catch some of that pie falling from the sky!

  2. Buc-A-New Says:

    Fix the OL and we will be dangerous.

  3. WalkdaPlank Says:

    All depends on that O-line. Without an O-line, Jameis will maximize his INT’s and there will be no run game. With one he could win rookie of the year.

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    How many games will it take, (when the offense does not come out as a top 10 offense like some think) before these same “Fans” start saying how Koetter “does not know what he is doing” and ” is misusing all this elite talent”!!!!

    I say after 2 games!!!

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    2 games and we will start to hear it! but after that third game with Houston, it will be very loud!!!!

    it takes time!

  6. bucs4lyfe Says:

    fix the o line and it doesn’t matter who the running back is the run game will work. if the run game gets going that takes the pressure off defenses blitzing our quarterbacks….it’s been about 3-4 year bucs have gotten zero respect from defenses because they just decide the best way to play our offense is charge full steam ahead and blitz because of the weakminded individuals behind center. here’s hope we can make teams pay for underestimating us in 2015

  7. WalkdaPlank Says:


    Well, when you treat Jameis Winston, God’s Quarterback, like the second coming of Jesus, it is sure to drive up expectations.

  8. lovinthecrablegs Says:

    listen remember, tampa has the first pick on the waiver wire, until the third week of the regular season, I am pretty sure there will be some serviceable O lineman who if average, at best and being veterans would certainly help shore up the line, this line will be better than last years by just having a very good and respected OC. plus the picks of last years O line and I think big Donovan will be serviceable and have a decent year. mankins is on a mission, he was shell shocked he got booted out of Foxboro, and has something to prove to billacheat and the rest of the league. with that being said, this is a weak ass division, and I predict come December we will still be in the hunt for a playoff position if not the division championship itself. and famous jameis is gonna rock this house and catch a few teams sleeping on us. winning competing and mastering koetters offence is in his dna right now. this mofo eats drinks and lives to be an elite QB, and after this season maybe you will drink the koolaid also!!!!!

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Time time time is on our side. We have waited this long, we can wait some more. Think about the teams and their fans that have never even sniffed the Super Bowl.

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    great, Its nice to know that the bucs are 1st in line for the garbage wire, I mean waiver wire!

    And the division is only “weak a$$ division” to the rest of the NFL. To the Bucs its a large mountain to climb, because they are starting from the bottom! Its all about perspective!!!

  11. mac Says:

    My expectations will be low my hopes will be high… As long as he progresses and improves throughout the season he will be fine… Even Luck had a rough year his rookie season…

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

    I mean our rbs get dogged on here as if not being a house hold name around the country makes you garbage. I recall a none house hold name running quite effectively for Lovie Smith in Chicago. Thomas Jones.

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    @ Nos-Bos

    you mean the Thomas Jones who was drafted in the 1st round with the 7th overall pick, who Gruden traded for as deal because he was always injured the first 3 years and then proved healthy with a 4.6 yard average!!!

    I would not call that a under the raday/ none house hold name!!!!

  14. The original "Kevin" Says:

    I can see them taking the division starting glennon then trade him and start winston next season.

  15. MaHaBoNe Says:

    Just a question. The holes that are left to fill? OL, Safety, RB, DE, in another two years you will have Mankins and Vjax gone, then WR becomes a hole. I would suspect that OL will be another priority in next years draft so Mankins retiring might be less felt, if Smith and Marpet are what’s advertised. Then Gerald gets another two years older! Free agency will have to be a platform if this team is to succeed in the near term, and we know what the initial track record that was documented! Was this team left to Lovie that untalented OR did he dismantle a roster that just needed tweaking? In today’s NFL the HC isn’t given the luxury of a five year plan of rebuilding. Are we to believe that with 6 wins next year (8 in two years) that Lovie’s job is safe?

  16. SOEbuc Says:

    Im excited about Dougie Hamster. They say he’s in great shape and he seemed hyped in an interview i saw yesterday. If he can stay healthy and Oline can open some lanes, he could return to rookie muscle hamster mode

  17. WS99 Says:

    Jones was a beast yet another stupid move by the bucs.

    I’m not sold on Koetter yet. Too much talent on the roster but not enough wins in the last two years. ATL also struggled with protection and running the ball.

    Jameis is on the same level as Lebron James. He will win despite Smith n crew. You see what he’s done for the Lightning and he doesn’t even suit up. #jaboowins3

  18. loser/winston Says:

    crappy coach. crappy rookie QB. = another crappy year. cant wait till they play the titans and mariota and lose. then there will be all kinds of excuses why. bunch of crap!!!

  19. rayjay1122 Says:


    Aren’t you original!!! Somewhere in (Tennessee), I am sure there is a person (TROLL) going by the screen name loser/Mariota saying: crappy coach. crappy rookie QB = another crappy year. Can’t wait till they play the Bucs and Winston and lose, then there will be all kinds of excuses. Why? Bunch of crap!!!

    Actually, I think you posted on the wrong site. You were looking for JoeBucsHater!!

  20. mac Says:

    @ Loser

    You forgot to mention the crab legs…

    Come on man!!! Your slakin!!!

  21. Big Irish Says:

    Kenny Bell is going to shine as a slot receiver. Jackson, Evans, ASJ & Bell will be explosive in Dirk’s offense. Flip the script. The pass will set up the run. The defense will be fine with the Tampa 2 talent that we picked up from the Cowboys. Big Irish predicts 9-7 and that’s good enough to win the NFL South.

  22. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    With defenses stacking the box to make Jameis beat them throwing, the Bucs will start out with an air attack that will leave opponents in shock & awe! Then, as soon as the safeties move into coverage, bam! Muscle Hamster will break out for a long run for a touchdown!

    OK, now I finished my coffee and am awake. I still foresee a lot of touchdowns by the Bucs this season.