August 21st, 2015
Former Bucs DT Booger McFarland wants Jamais Winston to be more consistent.

Former Bucs DT Booger McFarland demands more consistency from Jameis Winston.

Former Bucs defensive tackle Booger McFarland had all sorts of things to say about “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

Booger was part of the SiriusXM NFL Radio broadcast team at One Buc Palace yesterday for the station’s annual training camp tour stop. Bucs day was lively and filled with interviews.

Booger believes the Bucs finally have that elusive franchise quarterback, but that doesn’t mean the Bucs should go easy on setting high standards for Jameis.

One of those standards is better practice. Jameis early on had rough patches, but now, more often than not, it is the Sharp Jameis that arrives, even with a pick or two.

Booger believes Jameis can and should do better in practice.

“The thing that I want to see more from him is consistency,” Booger said. “Deliver the football. At practice, people often wonder how you can judge if a quarterback is having a good day? Ball hitting the ground. In a good practice, the ball doesn’t hit the ground.

“I was out [watching Bucs practice Thursday] probably an hour, an hour-and-a-half today. The ball was on the ground a lot. And I understand it is not all [Jameis’] fault. But from a quarterback standpoint, you put the ball where it needs to be and then it is up to the receivers to catch the football. He has to be more consistent.”

Booger added that inconsistency is what rookies do. That’s normal. Booger noted there are a number of factors for this from the level of play in the NFL to the long 20-game seasons (including preseason games).

The sooner Jameis can be consistent, Booger said, the quicker he can become a top shelf NFL quarterback.

14 Responses to “Consistency”

  1. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Consistency is what is needed across the board. It’s one of the reasons we lost so many close games. We’re an inconsistent TEAM. Not just rookie Fameis.

    We’ve all been worried about our OL and wondering if they can develop consistency. After watching the horrible beating RGIII took last night I’m glad we have our line and not the Deadskins OL.

    I’m neither a supporter nor critic of RGIII. Not a fan and not a hater. But that was hard to watch last night. It was as bad as McCown and our OL last year.

    I just hope our OL can give some “consistent” protection to Fameis and “consistently” open some holes for our running game.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No kidding…..

    I shot a birdie the other day…..followed up by a bogey…..wish I could be more consistant!!!

  3. Tampa Tony Says:

    So a GM who never built a playoff roster is a “Rockstar” and a QB who wasted one of the best defensive playoff performances ever “lead” this team…

    But you can’t pump up Booger by mentioning his 2 super bowl rings? Joes your schtick is nicknames and intros to validate opinions but how’d you miss this?

  4. Hertz Says:

    Tony I was thinking the same thing. Does everyone forget how bad Shaun King was? Not sure “lead” is the right word.

  5. drdneast Says:

    StPeteBucFan once again you make a very astute point about tteam consistency.
    Mankins put it on himself as far as running gassers whrn the O line made a mistake. Like to see the receivers and QBs do the same.
    Either gassers or kicking money into a pot for every dropped, poorly thrown or INT pass might sharpen things up.
    I know Saints and Patriots have a practice credo that the ball never hits the ground.

  6. Joe Says:

    Tampa Tony:

    Quarterbacks lead teams. Simple as that. They touch they touch the ball on every play. Even Booger said this yesterday.

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    He meant accuracy

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Ya’ll must be talking about one of my favorite QBs…..Shaun King

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 9 points.”

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t want to see “consistency”! Another word for it is “stagnant”.

    I want to see constant improvement. Constant change.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe Says
    “They touch they touch the ball on every play.”


    They don’t PUNT!


  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Bonzai

    They don’t return kickoffs or punts…..but usually can be the cause of them.

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    Winston has a history of playing well in games despite not always showing the magic in practice. We will know more about his “consistency” when it counts a few games into the season.

    Jameis has always been a bit streaky – but the streaks are usually on the high end. He will look OK – OK – and then go on a tear and complete 12 in a row and look unstoppable. Usually at the end of the game when it counts the most.

    I am looking forward to some big finishes and dramatic wins this year and for many years to come.

  13. Phil Says:

    To bad Booger didn’t apply that to when he was playing for the Bucs.

  14. No better way to say it Says:

    It has hard for a QB to be consistent when you cant trust certain players to hang on to a perfect pass. Even in practices incomplete passes happen and if they dont then the defense isnt trying hard enough. If the defense isnt causing incomplete passes or getting occasional INTs I would be more worried about them than anything.