Bucs Bank On Video Games

July 20th, 2015

LovieJagsJoe’s heard that virtual reality activities have brought happiness to many healthy men. And Joe’s seen how teenagers learn to drive via extraordinarily expensive and comprehensive virtual reality technology.

So Joe’s all for it.

Your Tampa Bay Buccaneers made it official today: they will bank on new technology to help Jameis Winston, Mike Glennon get better — faster.

“We are excited to be coming in on the front end of this new wave of technology that is designed to supplement the on-field and classroom work that our quarterbacks are already doing,” general manager Jason Licht said. “Obviously, there is no real substitute for being on the field when it comes to getting our players ready for game action. However, this virtual reality technology allows us to enhance the learning experience for our quarterbacks without requiring them to put in additional time on the practice fields.”

Kudos to the Bucs and Team Glazer for being on the cutting edge. In June, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported the Bucs were moving quickly to study providers of this technology and settle on one.

How soon the Bucs will be able to take full advantage of their new technology is unclear. It’s got to be a massive programming effort to have every nuance of Dirk Koetter’s offense in the mix.

21 Responses to “Bucs Bank On Video Games”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    I hope this does not turn out like the Rah era, when the Bucs were on the cutting edge with handing out Ipads, Unfortunately according to the IT there was more xxx and games then watching tape and play study!!! Allegedly!!!

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I’m seeing this everywhere today and to me it’s just a big ol’ shoulder shrugs and “who cares”

    Every few years you get a story about team X, Y and Z now utilizing Ipads! or Laptops! or whatever it is at the time.

    Couldn’t care less about any of this….bring on training camp and real games please.

    Joe, how many days until America’s Quarterback takes the field donning his Bucs jersey against the Minnesota Vikings?

  3. what? Says:

    I miss the Dungy era, when an OL coach had to do that kind of stuff on the company PC.

    Old school.

  4. WS99 Says:

    I think Dallas started this VR thing. Man I’m sure jaboo playing madden right now as himself with ATL playbook.

  5. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Hey Joes, any idea if this VR system can be used for an unlimited amount of time, or if it goes against the alotted hours for practice time?

  6. Evan Says:

    Joe –

    Has anything changed with your RSS feeds? I am having some issues with it.

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    Jameis, steps out of the VR and says to the operator, ” Man that was easy, is the machine broke! the defense was just standing around!”

    Operator says ” Sorry, Mr. Winston, the VR was just set to Lovie’s Passive Defense Setting!!!!!!”

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Maybe we should look into a “Virtual Realist”

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    CreamsicleBananaHammock ………….

    Week 1 at Minnesota Date/Time TBD

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    lol Realist

  11. WS99 Says:

    Operator says ” Sorry, Mr. Winston, the VR was just set to Lovie’s Passive Defense Setting!!!!!!”

  12. Mort Says:

    “Bucs bank on video games” is about as dumb a headline as you could have picked. There is nothing “video game” about this at all. It’s not madden (which is a good thing), it’ll actually help the team.

  13. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    Is Jameis tradable yet? When is the earliest he can be traded?

  14. Ray Rice Says:

    Will Gerald be triple teamed in the VR machine too? 🙂

  15. WS99 Says:


  16. ChessMaster Says:

    I am so sick of this. Lets just play ball!

  17. My Momma Says:

    Ok, kids. This article will tell you all you need to know about this system.
    It’s no toy.


  18. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Thanks for that link Momma! Interesting reading.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    My Momma…thanks for the link. That’s amazing stuff. It’s almost like cheating when you can put the QB in certain positions of the team he’s going to face that week. Pick up certain defenders or defenses tendencies and react to them within the virtual world. This is ultra-high tech stuff.

  20. PassItToSteven Says:

    I love this. Anything to give America’s quarterback an edge

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    VR doesn’t teach muscle movements and tackling tech. Nor does it prevent the mountain of injuries we’ll see on defense this year.