Dirk Koetter: Ankle Is Affecting Jameis

August 31st, 2015

JameisBrownsIs that ankle sprain seven days ago against the Bengals affecting Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback?

The answer is, “Yes.”

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was asked today about Jameis limping off the field and whether the ankle is affecting Jameis’ dropbacks, set-ups and throws.

“A little bit. It’s affecting him a little but he’ll be ready to go,” Koetter said.  “He’ll be full speed by Tennessee. It’s not anything he can’t play on, and shoot, even in practice, [quarterbacks coach] Mike [Bajakian] is trying to slow the drills down on the side field and Jameis won’t come out. So, we’ll get him healthy, but he’s got a sprained ankle. If you’ve ever had one, you have to move around and cut and plant. It can be painful.”

Don’t look for Jameis to play Thursday against the Dolphins, along with the rest of the Bucs starters.

Joe’s not concerned about Jameis’ ankle. It likely will feel like a million bucks in 13 days against the Titans. But the injury is legitimate, and Joe suspects it was a small factor versus the Browns on Saturday night.

19 Responses to “Dirk Koetter: Ankle Is Affecting Jameis”

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I noticed him limping around even before the game against Cleveland, but he already has kind of a weird walk anyway, so I wasn’t sure if it was really a limp. I texted my friend who was watching it on TV if they mentioned it, but he said they didn’t. Trust me though, when he came out at halftime, he was clearly limping. Not an excuse, just an observation. Why he was even on the field in a preseason game with a sprained ankle is another question entirely.

  2. D-Rome Says:

    “A little bit. It’s affecting him a little but he’ll be ready to go

    That’s all that matters. Given the quality of the offensive line at this point we should all be happy that he walked away from the pre-season with a relatively minor ankle issue.

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    And this is the guy who said he wanted to get hit….

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “..and Jameis won’t come out.”

    I do have a slight problem with this.

    Jameis needs to understand that it is better for him and the team if he rests that ankle some, rather than risk worse injury.

    It wouldn’t hurt for him to sit out the next game and rest. He’d be back practicing soon after.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    @Tom Edrington

    Really? You are taking a dig at him for that? Sheesh.

    That’s just silly.

  6. Clint Says:

    Is it a high ankle sprain? Dreaded high ankle

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    With this line the injury will only get worse. Good luck Jameis may Zeus look over u

  8. Desanova Says:

    Whether Jameis is willing to go or not on the ankle has little to do with whether he should be, and the severity of the injury.

  9. BrianBucs Says:

    I guess it’s now time for the Jameis excuses to begin

  10. OneLove Says:

    Stop it Joseph!! Let’s not get everyone panicked over nothing! It’s pretty evident that most of the posters on here are HEAVILY medicated!!

    America’s Quarterback is going to be fine people!!!

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith aka “Mr. Competent” aka “Mr. Winner” aka “My seat is as cold as DRY ICE!”

  11. DB55 Says:

    Who plays the #1 overall pick on a twisted ankle with a porous oline?

    Lovie Smith.

    Hey if Winston gets hurt we can play Sabato since we want to trade Glennon too.

    Beginning to think Lovie fell just short of his ultimate goal last year but this year he’s working even harder at 0-16 record. Good luck brother, we’ll be watching and we will fill up RSJ with record numbers in attendance.

  12. Tom Edrington Says:

    @Bonzai, hell yes I am….anyone who says they want to get hit it not very bright, I don’t think any of your great ones ever muttered something like that….”I wanna get hit…”

    Yes, I brought that up as a reminder of the old “Be careful what you wish for……”

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Tom Edrington,

    Then there are a lot of not so bright quarterbacks. I have heard more quarterbacks than I can count say they need that first hit to get themselves going. I remember specifically hearing Tom Brady say it. I guess he’s not to bright, huh?

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Careful with that Winston may be injured and precautions may be needed talk around here. Some don’t want to hear it.

  15. Jason McLaurin Says:

    I been saying the ankle won’t affect him but it has been lingering for almost a year now since Florida St and its been causing him to miss on a couple of his throws as well but hes still great enough to win games but the team has to rally around him instead of making it not about him too.

  16. Jim Palm Harbor Says:

    Perhaps a more ‘mobile qb’ that could buy time behind a dreadful O/L would have been a better choice. Only time will tell.

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Rome was not built in a day. There is perhaps no group that requires more teamwork as a unit than an Oline. Jeebus give these guys some time to jell.

    Yes it’s going to be scary the first half of the season. But IF we can get some time to grow I think we have a good group and perhaps even some depth if Demar comes back healthy.

    Gilkey has won me over as a BACKUP guard…no centering please. Dotson was a starter and he may have trouble getting back in unless Donavan Smith’s ankle ends up creating an opening.

    Patience boys the OL is a work in progress. At least this year I don’t see any Collins losers out there simply collecting a paycheck.

    We were totally confused against the Brownies not physically overwhelmed.
    Time, reps and coaching will help fix that.

  18. cmurda Says:

    @ Tom Ed

    Wanting to get hit and having your foot get caught and twisted in the ground are 2 polar opposite scenarios regarding toughness. Jameis is a tough dude and him saying he wanted to get hit means he isn’t afraid of it.

  19. cmurda Says:

    @St Pete

    I agree with everything except the physically overpowered part. I don’t want to admit this but we were both confused and physically dominated on both sides of the ball. You can’t win in this league without being solid in the trenches and sadly we are a ways away from that on both sides of the ball.