“Pretty Good Decisions”

July 24th, 2015
Good decisions, says a Super Bowl-winning OC.

Good decisions, says a Super Bowl-winning OC.

A week from tomorrow, the last stand of the Mike Glennon Mob begins.

And barring something totally unforeseen or a horrible injury, your starting quarterback come Sept. 13 will be “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

Again, barring injury or Glennon suddenly transforming himself into Peyton Manning, Joe cannot see any logical reason why or how the Bucs could not start Jameis.

The first thing you hear about from those breaking down Jameis is his picks last year at Florida State. Bad decisions, the talking heads will say. Fair enough.

But Joe heard something different recently. Kevin Gilbride, the Super Bowl-winning offensive coordinator with Tom Coughlin and the Giants, who also somehow guided the Steelers to the Super Bowl with Neil O’Donnell at quarterback, had a different take.

Speaking on NFL Network, Gilbride, in breaking down Jameis, had a different tone.

“I think he makes pretty good decisions for the most part,” Gilbride said.

Wow! That’s a far cry from one of Joe’s favorites, NFL draft guru Mike Mayock, saying Jameis should have had 40 picks last year, which would have shattered an NCAA record and rendered Jameis undraftable.

It is interesting that a guy known for squeezing the most out of the quarterbacks he coaches thought Jameis’ decision-making was fine.

18 Responses to ““Pretty Good Decisions””

  1. OneBuc55 Says:

    Makes good decisions and he Wins-a-ton…

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    Winning is always a good decision. Hes really good at making that decision

  3. cometowin2 Says:

    Mike Makock is actually a pretty good evaluator of talent overall but he also said Mark Barron’s floor was All Pro. He missed the boat on this one also. Jamie’s will throw 20 interceptions as a rookie but will throw 30 plus TDs. We will be fine. Go Bucs!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m not too concerned about interceptions…..at least they are downfield….they are better than run, run, pass, punt 3 & outs.

  5. rayjay1122 Says:

    Mike Mayock is often times fairly accurate with his player analysis though just like everyone else, he will be wrong at times. He did however not like Winston due to his off the field allegations as well as the other antics that were considered negative baggage by many. Mayock had an agenda in his analysis of Jameis and did not evaluate the positives as much as focusing in on the negative issues without really digging into the circumstances. Jameis did throw more interceptions in 2014 than 2013 that is true but there were factors including balls that should have been caught by his receivers that bounced off their hands as well as miscommunication where a receiver ran the wrong route. Jameis is extremely football smart and most of the wrong route mix ups were on the wide outs at the college level. That should not be the case as often in the NFL he will however have tighter windows but he has huge targets with very large catch radius’s resptively and he should have the same type of success that he enjoyed with K. Benjamin. A lot of people did not give Winston a positive analysis including Mayock to all of their discredit, because like him or not, he was going to be the first pick in the draft and they needed to put their personal dislike of him aside and give NFL fans a more credible analysis. The QB that will struggle with interceptions more will be in my estimation, Mariota due to his inexperience with tight windows to get the ball to his receivers and he is going to want to tuck and run a lot. I liked Mariota also, but we got the right guy with the best skill set and leadership abilities to be a future star. I actually think he can be better in the same league as Luck if not better. It would be fun if Winston vs Luck becomes the future debate of who the best QB in the NFL is with a few super bowls against one another. Who knows? It could happen.

  6. buc4life1979 Says:

    ^^^ Mike “the mouth” Mayock is actually a pretty good talent evaluator?? U seriously need to check ur facts. Stopped taking him seriously YEARS ago when he stopped playing and started talking instaead. Charles Davis talking talent evaluations on the other hand, tends to be as good as money in the bank.

  7. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Very good comments RayJay, atlest someone has a clue on this blog!

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    Now if the head coach can figure out how to make good decisions the bucs might win a home game this year. Lovie Smith and his playing not to lose philosophy versus playing to aggressively win games will never win consistently.

  9. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I saw that segment on NFLN and one thing that stood out to me was the film of the picks they were showing. There were a couple pretty bad ones against Louisville but the majority of the picks that they showed were good decisions thrown to the right receiver in a good spot that bounced off of hands.

    Jameis will be a stud at this level and I can’t wait to remind the idiots who called him Jamarcus 2.0 how dumb they are. First up on my list will be Chris Landry. I may call in to the Big Dog’s show every Friday just to remind Landry that he’s an idiot

  10. rriddler Says:

    “I’m not too concerned about interceptions…..at least they are downfield….they are better than run, run, pass, punt 3 & outs.”

    Why are interceptions better? Don’t they go downfield also, typically farther than your average interception.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Not worried in the slightest about Jameis. I am still VERY confident that the Bucs OUR team have finally found their franchise QB in Jameis Winston. Soon the doubters will realize it too.

    He’s here folks. Our franchise QB has finally arrived. Come aboard with me now, or later in the season. I don’t care when it happens, but you will come aboard at some point this season. That I promise you.

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    The last stand of the Mike Glennon Mob begins. Only if it were true, as if Winston has to worry about competition at the position.

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    All I care about is Wins. And that’s what Jameis Winston does is WIN.

    Super Bowls (plural) are very likely in the Bucs future as long as #3 is behind center wearing a Burger King uniform and he has a decent surrounding cast.

  14. Mo_Downs Says:

    Jameis will be fine. The picks are overrated when compared to the outcome of the games. I see a similarity between the OL of FS and the current Bucs OL. I think the difference will be the talent and experience of the Bucs WR’s. I hope that will provide the Bucs with a similar W/L outcome.

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

    Wise words 87. They will be coming..

  16. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    A few more weeks till pre-season!!! Finally some hope!!!’ Go Bucs!

  17. Señor Mofo Says:

    Why are the Joe’s still beating the “Mike Glennon Mob” dead horse?

    The MGM are simply a group of people that rightfully recognized that Glennon, even with his limited long-term upside, was a better option than than either of the two Josh’s we’ve had under center the last six seasons.

    But Jameis is here now, and nobody in their right mind believes that Glennon is better than Jameis. But Glennon is arguably the best backup QB in the NFL, and would be an upgrade at starter for at least five teams. We are lucky to have him.

    Get off Glennon’s back and ride this raft through the white water, people. If anything should happen to Jameis, you’ll be damn glad that we have Glennon on our roster.

  18. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Agree completely with RayJay and Senor Mofo.

    I would add that given Fameis “confident” attitude he probably would admit to forcing some balls in college. He had the cannon and could get away with it against most ACC defenses.

    But he seems like a smart kid. I don’t think it’ll take him more than training camp and the pre season to figure out that NFL DB’s and Safeties are lightning fast compared to college kids.

    And Koetter and Bajakian have credentials. Plus they have the new video trainer. Fameis will toss enough “virtual” ints on that thing to show him the ropes. He’ll be fine.