“Jameis Winston Better Expect To Get Hit A Lot”

August 6th, 2015
"America's Quarterback" will get beat up this year, says Peter King.

“America’s Quarterback” will get beat up, says Peter King.

It is the trifecta that keeps Bucs fans awake in the wee hours munching TUMS like they are M&Ms. And that three-headed source of indigestion is no pass rush, shaky offensive line and a rookie quarterback.

And that’s why urinal picture-taking, video game-playing, Taylor Swift-listening, pickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-training Peter King, Lord of theMMQB.com and keyboard-tapper for Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports, is spanking the Bucs in his video preview of the team.

In short, King, like Joe, cannot figure out how a team starting a rookie QB (no matter how good he may be) behind a shaky offensive line and still without an edge pass rush (for how many friggin’ years now?) can remotely con itself into thinking it is a playoff team.

King offered a one-sentence summary that should send every Bucs fan running for a rosary: “Jameis Winston better expect to get hit a lot.”

Pray for “America’a Quarterback,” young Jameis.

22 Responses to ““Jameis Winston Better Expect To Get Hit A Lot””

  1. tdtb2015 Says:

    it scare the crap out of me! I thought the smoke alarm went off!
    Dude is early in the morning. There is no need to show us the urgency to protect our Franchise QB this early.

    Who needs a redbull?!?!?

  2. BucMania Says:

    And yet Licht still didn’t bring in enough veteran 0-line man into camp… Why??? Let’s hope Koeter is everything we hope for and more. He could set himself for life if he pulls off a great season. Let’s hope the Bucs are prepared to promote and pay him if he does.

  3. Joe Cool Says:

    Bucs fans should be cool as a cucumber. No need to worry. We have the greatest quarterback to ever walk the planet on our team. We are in the hands of a star. In the famous words of Aaron Rodgers, “R-E-L-A-X”.

  4. Strider Says:

    Yawn… It’s going to be fine I ain’t worried about nothing.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    The problem is, If Lovie’s passive defense can get to Jameis with ease, It will be very scary once they line up with even average NFL defenses!!!!

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Joe Cool, for a second I thought I read E-X-L-A-X.

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

    The problem is Animosity Amigos realist!!! Is overly obsessed with America’s HeadCoach the Great Lovie Smith. Starting the day off with that dumb chit when all the word coming out camp is it’s blitzkrieg going on. And who give-a-chit about the words of hamburgler petey king. The same individual talking about Lovie Smith would have problems dealing with Mike Evans. I witness that young man’s passion I really love those type of problems.

  8. MGL Says:

    Jameis is big and tough (didn’t let his injured, wrapped ankle slow him last year), but NFL games are won in the trenches. The Bucs seems to have nowhere to go but up on the O line – and the sooner they move in that direction, the sooner the W column gets the majority of the check marks.

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    So…would you ask a mechanic to fix your car with no tools?

    Koeter can work his thing, if he is given all the tools. Hr’s close, but he needs a few more pieces and a little time.

    Tampa fans want instant gratification, and they won’t get it. Ny season and, the fire Koeter enthusiasts will be screaming.

    Koeter needs these things to be added:

    Guard (Mankins is a temp…he’s getting old)

    The rest in place.

    Ali could be moved to center, Evans to guard. That would solve the center issue. Mankins can last another year or so. Tackle is open, unless a young guy steps up.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Ny season and, the fire Koeter enthusiasts will be screaming.”

    By season end, the fire Koeter enthusiasts will be screaming.

  11. bucsbedabest Says:

    The OL is as cold as ice
    Willing to sacrifice
    Our QB
    You never take advice
    Someday you’ll pay the price, Evan Mathis

    I’ve seen it before
    It happens all the time
    The other team is going to score
    You can’t see it? Your blind

    Were begging you will block
    Penalties go away
    You can’t hide from your feelings
    Our line just can not play

    The OL is as cold as ice
    Willing to sacrifice
    Our QB
    You never take advice
    Someday you’ll pay the price, Evan Mathis

  12. georgia buc fan 39 years Says:

    let’s wait and hold judgement until after the first or second pre season games that will be the true measuring stick. Until then trust in our coaching ability. If O-line is still too weak then we have to look at the coaching. Notice served.

  13. LargoBuc Says:

    I think Jameis like the contact, which Im not so sure about Mariota. It will be a problem in games where the defense dosent lay off. Teams like Houston, Jacksonville, St.louis, twice against Carolina. All of those teams share the strength of pressuring the quarterback, stopping the run and just hit hard.
    Lets just hope that Jameis takes a sack at times rather than forcing a bad pass.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis can have all the weapons in the NFL at his disposal. If the o-line still sucks, he won’t be able to use those weapons while he’s on his back.

    The Bucs still have money, yet the o-line might still suck???

    Whatever I guess we’ve got to be patient like Bonzai says, because the Bucs don’t seem to be in any hurry to bring in more linemen.

  15. Tiny Tim Says:

    You guys are funny. How many teams have holes on their offensive line that can use upgrades? How many teams are bringing in these savior veteran offensive lineman to solidify their group? That would be zero which tells me the crop that is out there is not that good right now or way overpriced. Let the coaches coach and let the current players get better by taking reps. You people sometimes……………..

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Wow the optimism here is soooo contagious. What about N.O. or Carolina scares you. ALL but a very few teams have all these kinds of questions heading into camp, not just us.

    I trust Koetter a LOT more than Peter King. King makes plenty of horrible observations. Let’s wait and see what Koetter has in mind to hide the “apparent” weakness of our OL

  17. LargoBuc Says:

    In terms of o line, we have to be patient. Remember in 04 when Gruden brought in overpaid vets like Todd Steusie and Derrick Deese? You have to build through the draft. Eventualy we phased out the vets qnd drafted guys like Davin Joseph, Trueblood, Penn, Sears, Zuttah and once we had developed a strong, home grown core, we were able to bring in Faine and Nicks.
    Hopefully, Donovan Smith and Kadeem Edwards are the begining of what will develop into a strong o line. Had Dominik drafted some linemen, the transition from Penn and Davin would have been alot more smoothe. But basically, they were over paid and under performing and we had nothing. We had to mix in washed up guys like Mankins(who might just give us a strong year and some leadership) and E Smith mixed with young, green guys like Omahmeh and Gilkey. Hopefully this is the start of what will become a solid unit, eventually led by left tackle Donovan Smith.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    Bringing in high priced, washed up rejects that other teams don’t want is hardly the answer to the Bucs OLine problem. There have been very few decent veteran offensive linemen available the last 2 years – just like every year – and the ones who were decent are either over the hill or way over priced (like Iupati who has questionable pass blocking skills and got $40M).

    L&L are doing what they can to fix the OLine mess that Dom left this team with. They have drafted 4 OLine players in the last 2 years and are likely to draft more over the next couple of years.

    Building your team through good drafting is the only way to have a solid base – and that’s what the Bucs are doing. We have a # of the pieces in place already now and with a couple more good drafts and a couple select free agent acquisitions over the next 2 years – this team will be ready to compete for Championships and will be built to last.

    If the Glazers were to listen to “fans” like the Animosity Amigos – then the progress that has been made would be jettisoned for lack of patience and we would be starting this “rebuilding” cycle all over again from scratch.

    I believe Lovie is a good coach who will get this team turned around and that Jason Licht and his scouting staff will acquire the players needed to make this team a winner.

  19. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    It’s funny people keep crying about Lovie not bringing in new linemen but yet are the same ones who crucify him for bringing in the ones last year were busts. Go figure he won’t take that chance now instead going with the age old way of drafting and coaching up. Did he make mistakes? Yes he did but but every other coach out there has made them but he’s trying to fix them but of course you people refuse to let up on him. You keep calling his defense passive yet it is predicated upon the same dominant defense that blitzed very infrequently but yet helped us win a super bowl. Not one of you will call that defense passive. Now Lovie blitzes the crap out if Jameis and you still call him passive. You guys live to down Lovie Smith and not one of you can hold his jock strap. You guys are so silly it’s not even funny. No matter if the Bucs play lights out you will not give him his props but blame him when they don’t. Such hypocrites.

  20. iamkingsu Says:

    I’ll wait to see who gets released from cowboys camp because they know what o lineman look like. It would be similar to how we landed jaq. Smith. We can’t spend money just to spend money on o lineman you’ll.

    But I’m going to say it because I said it draft night. Why did we trade up for div. 3 player in the 2nd round when we didn’t have to?? No one was going to take him before the 3rd. And why didn’t we draft Tre Jackson in the 4th for insurance purposes alone??

  21. Mo_Downs Says:

    The Bucs FO already stated that they were going to “go to the waiver wire” and hope to find/sign 1) “diamonds in the rough” or 2) (B+) vet CAP casualties to fill in the holes, if needed. But, that doesn’t mean that either of those scenarios are guaranteed to play out this year.

    Look, we had a chance to “overspend” on vet OL CAP casualties. But, a quick scan of the NFL TC news says most of those guys are now on PUP or IR and won’t be in a position to help the teams that overspent (?) to sign them..

    I have come to realize that All-Pro OL don’t grow on trees, develop overnight, fit the budget, are released/cut in their “prime”, or can overcome their massive anti-social problems.

    Yes, Jameis seems vulnerable, now. But, I’ll wait to see if Koetter can work his OL rehab magic, like he did in ATL, before I insist that the season is lost before we play the first game.

    And, maybe the picks and overall defensive prowess we’re hearing about in TC bodes well for the RS. Remember. the defense is usually way ahead of the offense at the start of TC.

  22. LakelandBuc Says:

    As long as Dirk Koetter is the OC, we shouldn’t be concern about our O-Line.. Last season the Falcons had a rookie LT( Jake Matthews) and injuries all ove the O-Line. They even had Gabe Carimi starting at Right Tackle, and Matt Ryan attempted 628 passes( which is a season and half worth) and was sack 31 times. Then again Josh McCown and Mike Glennon attempted 531 passes and was sack 52 times. Do you see the difference, it’s not all on the O-Line. The playcalling, the QB, the receivers, they all have impact, The receivers could take too long to comeout of their breaks or running long routes, the QB could be holding the ball, waiting on a reciever to get open.The Bucs I-Line wasn’t that bad last year, the playcalling was horrible. No offensive line could have stood up to the Bucs playcalling last season.