Jameis Is “Developing”

August 26th, 2015
Bucs OC Dirk Koetter heaped praise on America's Quarterback.

Bucs OC Dirk Koetter heaped praise on America’s Quarterback.

Joe thought it was curious after Monday night’s win against the Bungles when America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, deflected praise for his game, suggesting Cincinnati plays a defense very similar to Minnesota, and because he was getting the same reads defensively, it made his job that much easier.

So today, when Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter had his weekly press conference, Joe asked whether playing a similar defense was the reason for Jameis’ success, or is Jameis just developing that quickly?

Koetter didn’t mince words.

“Oh, he is actually developing as a quarterback, no doubt about it,” Koetter said. “I expect him to get better not just the preseason, but through the season. He just needs more looks. It’s great for him to see other teams and different looks.”

One reason for this is the season opener against the Titans. Jameis will be going up against famed defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, formerly of the Steelers. LeBeau is known for such exotic blitzes that even buffalo wily NFL veteran quarterbacks.

If Jameis can navigate LeBeau’s defense without getting too rattled, then Joe thinks Bucs fans are on the cusp of a helluva ride.

To hear more of Koetter, click the arrow below. Audio courtesy of Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.

14 Responses to “Jameis Is “Developing””

  1. Dick2111 Says:

    Would love see the Bucs get 40 minutes time-of-possession against the Titans like they did against the Bengals. And I think that the best way to do that is to run the ball effectively, again, like we did against the Bengals.

    Might be wrong, but in the Bengals game it looked like our OLine got most of their penalties in pass protection. They looked awesome creating holes and lanes for all our RBs in the run game.

  2. Tampa Tony Says:

    Did the Joes not see LeBeau’s d last year? If Glennon beat that D, Jameis should have no issue.

  3. mike Says:

    Always fun to see how everyone reacts to a meaningless preseason game.

  4. Fritz50 Says:

    “Always fun to see how everyone reacts to a meaningless preseason game”

    So, I guess we’re not supposed to react in a positive way to the first enjoyable game we’ve seen in years? So what if it didn’t count for sh_t! I’m gonna activate some irrational exuberance & enjoy it while it lasts. After all, if your pessimistic views are correct , we’ll be back down to earth soon enough.

  5. Fsuking Says:

    Nothing curious about it. Jamie’s never takes credit for his outstanding play. He always credits his teammates, even going back to his first game at FSU. He is the least selfish player on the field at all times.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Has anything been released about Winston’s injury or non injury? I haven’t seen one word about it yet.

  7. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    Mike, if you can’t get excited after seeing:

    Jameis throwing perfectly accurate laser passes…

    Dougie fresh looking like a possible rushing title candidate…

    Our D looking like it could end up being a Top-5 unit this year when it’s all said and done….

    ,, you have mental problems.

  8. SCBucsFan Says:


    Lovie said Jamies will be playing Saturday, so I’m assuming it’s fine.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    I just want him to continue to progress along with the oline…GO BUCS!!!

  10. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I just can’t wait to see him week one when he’s not going up against these vanilla defenses and teams actually gameplan for us. I think he will show us that he’s ready.

  11. buc4life1979 Says:

    Don’t you think at this point Mike Glennon looks at Jameis and says something akin to “Don’t worry bro we got this.” Especially after he went out and took that win from Lebeau last season? Can anyone think of a team that was a success on the defensive side of the ball in year one of an entirely different scheme? Granted Lebeau got to pick “his guys” in free agency and the draft, but anyone remember Monte’s first season in Dallas, which is the reason why Rod’s now in charge? Jerrah needed a scapegoat for such a poor defensvie showing even tho Monte was running a 4-3 D with formerly 3-4 personel. We also know that Lebeau will still be able to diaql up successful blitzes, I just think there’s going to be a limit as to how exotic he will be able to get in year one which in turn will lead to a limit on the D’s overall success…Hey, we’ll find out real soon. GO BUCS!!

  12. Stanglassman Says:

    The Pewter Curtain!

    Tampa 2 originated from the steel Curtain but Dungy moved the MLB back in coverage and is known to bend but not break.

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

    Buc4life1979 I don’t know how much of that some of these folks are actually going to get,I say that because you spoke way too much cccommon sense.

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I keep hearing about how LeBeau is going to game plan for Fameis. DUH

    And Lovie will game plan for Mariota.

    And Koetter will game plan for LeBeau’s defenses. It’s up to Koetter to protect Fameis the best he can. It’s not like Koetter isn’t totally aware of LeBeau’s tricks.
    They’ve both paid their dues in this league. There will be a chess match going on but I like our chances with Koetter and Fameis.