“In College, You Don’t Have Linebackers That Can Actually Defend The Pass.”

August 13th, 2015

Jameis rookieCue the ACC bashers.

Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, wasn’t too impressed by college linebackers.

Asked on BSPN’s SportsCenter by Ron Jaworksi about big adjustments for rookies to the professional game, Jameis pointed to the middle of the defense.

“I think the biggest difference is the linebackers. In college, you don’t have linebackers that can actually defend the pass,” Jameis said. “These guys out here, you know, they’re jumping seam routes. They’re five yards under my seam routes; they jumpin’ a bender.”

That interview was a few days ago, but there was Danny Lansanah again yesterday, picking off Jameis underneath and swarming in coverage. Lavonte David also has been on the other end of some Jameis passes this spring and summer. And Bruce Carter tipped a ball the other day, which luckily drifted over Major Wright and into the arms of Mike Evans (video here).

Linebacker play has been adjustment for Jameis, and that’s ok.

Jameis went on to say it’s part of the progression of football, from high school to college to pros.

27 Responses to ““In College, You Don’t Have Linebackers That Can Actually Defend The Pass.””

  1. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Is the trade of Glennon to the Jets for a third round pick fact or fiction? If so, how about some info on our new #2?

  2. Tom S. Says:

    Run to the lights of New York you big, stupid, giraffe, run!

    Don’t get me excited about trades like this if they aren’t real sparky. New York has a wonderful zoo I hear. I think he would be taken good care of up there.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Don’t think the Glennon trade is anything but a rumor….

  4. Fsuking Says:

    If we get a third round and a seventh round pick for Glennon that would be ideal. Nobody in there right minds would pass that up! Otherwise, I say holdout until someone else gets hurt or the Bills realize their QB situation is the worst since 2010 Arizona Cardinals. Then Glennons value will skyrocket.

    We have the second best 1-2 QB situation in the NFL, right behind the Eagles and Sanchez/ Sanchize.

  5. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Let’s see what Stephen Anthony says about that now that you have to play him twice a year rather than the usual one.

    Glennon trade isn’t going to happen. That is, until after the first preseason game. The Serengeti Slinger has to show what he’s got to set his market value.

  6. Fsuking Says:

    Jaboo struggled with linebackers in college too. Thankfully we have some of the most athletic linebackers in the game to coach him up!

  7. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Stephone* Anthony

  8. Gus Says:

    If we trade glennon I would want no less than a second!

  9. Fsuking Says:

    And ACC haters don’t have a leg to stand on after last year. Clemson was the best defense in the land with Louisville, Boston College and Miami rolling out top 10 defenses when the stats are adjusted to level of completion. The NFL seems to agree with me. Louisville had 6 defensive players drafted, Clemson had 5 and Boston College and Miami rolled out a couple a piece. Even FSU’s underwhelming defense sent 4 defensive guys to the next level.

  10. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Gus, this offseason Brandon Marshall — the #57 player on the NFLs top 100 — was traded for a 5th round pick

    If you think we’re getting anything other than a 7th for Glennon you are out of your damn mind

  11. P'cola Buc Says:

    “In college you don’t have linebackers that actually defend the pass”…. You must have some….where else did these great NFL linebackers come from?

  12. Gus Says:

    Creamsicle that’s not a comparison that make sense. Marshall is a receiver. A damn good one but still a receiver. Glennon is a qb, playing the most important position on the field. If we trade him we would then need to go out and get a legit backup. If no team is willing to give us a 2nd rounder for him, no deal. If the Jets need a qb that bad, pay the price

  13. ChessMaster Says:

    They need Glennon more than we need a trade. They want him then stick it too them.

  14. Gus Says:

    A 7th rounder. Nah. You keep Glennon and move on. We don’t need to trade Glennon. He is an asset. If we needed to trade him because he was unhappy or something, then sure, we’ll take what we can get but we are not in that position. Glennon being our backup week one is perfectly fine. The Jets however have a need, so the price has gone up. 2nd rounder or deal with what you have Jets. That’s how you bargain

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Trading Glennon? Nooooo! Anything less than a 2 in return would be just giving him away. A 7 is a total joke. You Glennon wannabe traders are just traitors.

  16. Tom S. Says:

    The problem with any “Well Marshall got traded for a 5th” statement is that he is a 31 year old vet in the middle of an expensive contract. The reason why draft picks, and young players are relatively more valuable is because they are cheap, have a long shelf life (if they are any good) and have potential to get better rather than decline.

  17. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Here are my thoughts on the jets 1sbark….I want a bellcow back on this team….jets need a qb. Trade Glennon and Doug Martin for Fitzpatrick and chris ivory. I would LOVVVVVE if that happened. Chris ivory is a BEAST and would be a GREAT addition to the other peices on our offense…

  18. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Banana hammock brandon marshal is old and has surgery every year. Glennon is young with potential. 4th or 5th would be reasonable but if rather try and make a trade for Chris Ivory.

  19. McBuc Says:

    I think Fitz is as good or better than Glenon

  20. BucFan20 Says:

    And for stupid people like Tom S we could trade Glennon and hope to get Freeman back from the Fins. How well that would fit so called fans just like you!

  21. Destinjohnny Says:

    Every confrence has 3-4 good teams. What does the 6 -10 teams look like is the story.
    Acc did have the 2nd most players drFted last year
    Behind the Sec which every year has the most picks

  22. Sneedy16 Says:

    Chris Ivory maybe, but I wouldn’t touch Fitzpatrick. You know every team he has played for the starter gets injured? He has played for 6 teams and every starter gets hurt, I do not care for that jinx. Chris Ivory is good and all, but he hasn’t played a full season before. He would be a good 2 down back, but I would rather run with Doug, and draft a back in 2016.

  23. Kevin Says:

    I don’t recall him having a serious injury last year….I know he was babied and sat when he wasn’t necessarily “PUP” because they were hoping for Chris Johnson to be reborn. I see Chris Ivory as a crazy hard downhill runner. Relentless. He’s never been given the ball as a three down back. He’s never gotten the FULL opportunity.

    I’m not very superstitious….I wouldn’t worry about that. If he’s gonna get injured it’s would happen regardless. With Glennon being in the last year of his contract if they are going to hand Winston there reigns which they already have….get something for him while you can. We may have a quality backup right now but someone is going to offer the chance to start and he won’t sign a damn thing with us. Thats why I say trade Martin….he’s in the last year of his contract they didn’t pickup the 5th year option.

    If they do draft another back which they probably won’t any time soon…..but if they did….find be the second coming of Jerome Bettis. A guy thats gonna hurt someone. Brandon Jacobs. A bruiser. Ivory is smaller but he is relentless!!!

  24. Kevin Says:

    Poor mans marshawn lynch

  25. Skyline Crew Says:

    Jameis has always had problems with the underneath coverage. Let’s hope he fixes it or it will be a long season again.

  26. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    I truly hope that the trade Glennon for a 7th round pick are just kidding around trying to piss people off. If not then you should go to the hospital immediately, your brain has obviously stopped working! He’s worth at least what the Bucs have invested in him (3rd round) or more, and there’s no incentive for the Bucs to move him (good teammate, not a head case/addict/narcoleptic, cheap contract, some NFL games under his belt…hell he might still be the most pro ready QB on the Bucs roster until proven otherwise).

  27. JFF Says:

    Watch any Miami-FSU game that Jameis played in and you’ll see exactly what Jaws is talking about. Jameis had huge windows to throw to in the middle of the field between stop-dropping zone defenders. I don’t know how Denzel Perryman was drafted in the 2nd round cause the dude didn’t cover ANYONE at Miami.