“Jaws” Talks To Joe

August 7th, 2015
"Jaws" is impressed with progress of "America's Quarterback."

“Jaws” is impressed and details progress of “America’s Quarterback.”

Today was a treat. One of Joe’s favorite NFL analysts, “Jaws,” former Super Bowl quarterback Ron Jaworski, gave Joe a few minutes of his busy time to talk about “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

Jaws is in town to monitor and broadcast from Bucs training camp.

Jaws was no fan of Jameis prior to the draft. Pounded the table that the Bucs should pass on him. Even went so far as to shout that his sources told him the Bucs wouldn’t draft Jameis. As we know now, Jaws got hung out to dry on that one.

Below is a nugget of what Jaws observed about Jameis. Joe will have more later from Jaws, but initially, Jaws believes Jameis has made “a quantum leap” in improving his mechanics, which is what troubled Jaws prior to the draft.

Joe: Now that you are visiting Bucs practice, what are you hoping to see with Jameis Winston?

Jaws: I’ve already seen what I hoped to see: improvement. And I will put it in this regard: In my preparation for the draft, I spent a lot of time watching his games at Florida State University. Spent a lot of time talking to George Whitfield who was working with him about the corrections that needed to be made to be a consistent NFL quarterback. Because he has tremendous God-given arm talent and attributes that are there. But there are certain things you have to do – in my opinion – to be consistent in the NFL and to be great. You have to have a consistent throwing slot and you have to have proper mechanics. And he was inconsistent at Florida State with those attributes. He was a baseball player. He had a long stride. He dropped the ball to create energy with the throw.

He needed to change that. George Whitfield did that with him and he was better in his Pro Day. Now watching him here the last couple of days, he has gotten better. Dirk Koetter has done a really good job with compact delivery; he’s not dropping the ball down here to here. The stride is now much shorter so bodies don’t impact you as much. It is early and I seeing that improvement. And I am seeing from his last game vs. Oregon to here at training camp. There has been a quantum leap in his mechanics so obviously he has bought into George Whitefield, which I saw at his pro day and I watched him after Dirk Koetter has worked with him.

12 Responses to ““Jaws” Talks To Joe”

  1. Tom S. Says:

    Sure Jameis is getting better but he’s no Colin Kaepernick, right Jaws? 😉

  2. CoolStoryBro Says:

    Sounds good

  3. Buc1987 Says:


  4. The Real Malloy Says:

    ill echo the first 3 comments….


  5. Pickgrin Says:

    So you watched all of his games at FSU closely – and what you came away with was that Jameis Winston was not the best QB and was in fact a risk because of the baseball hitch in his throw? And that the Bucs shouldn’t take him and (according to your “sources”) – wouldn’t take him.

    Forget the 26-1 record. Forget all the 4th quarter comebacks – forget about all the awesome plays. Forget about the obvious and visible on field positive leadership qualities. Forget about making ALL the NFL reads and throws – week in and week out for 2 straight years – and NEVER losing until his last game.

    Those very fixable “mechanics problems” were going to be big trouble weren’t they?

    Boy are you slipping Jaworski.

    Just admit it. You allowed your dislike of and concern for Winston’s “character issues” to color your analysis of his potential as an NFL QB. It’s OK – you can admit it. Mayock and Landry and a string of other “experts” were right there with you at the end pushing the Bucs to take Mariota over Winston – and in some cases – such as yours – claiming they would. LOL

  6. kaput Says:

    Would like to see a deeper interview with Jaws regarding Winston. This was a nice little nugget, but I want more.

    That said, I’ve watched his list of the top quarterback in the NFL right now and think he’s lost his mind. His list is crap.

  7. rayjay1122 Says:

    A lot of people were wrong about Jameis. I realize that he has not played a regular season game and that I could, although I doubt, eat crow later but I really think we picked not only the best QB in this draft class but the best QB to come out of college in a long time. Winston could very well be in the same league as Rodgers and Luck when it is all said and done. As a long time Bucs fan, I would love nothing more than to have drafted our franchise QB and see him spend his entire career in Tampa. Now that would be a first. I am so glad that we took a flyer on Manziel and instead selected Evans. I really am of the midset that we will see a much better product this season. Yes, Jameis will make some mistakes but he will also get in a groove and look amazing and that is exciting. We have never had a QB with the leadership, skill set and ceiling that Jameis has. I will be patient this season and give this offense a chance to build chemistry and to begin to jell. Hopefully the defense will continue to improve and we will not have to suffer any embarrassing blow out losses this year. Winston is very comfortable with leading his teams to come back late in games and pull out victories. I see this season as being pretty exciting and I also think Koetter will make a huge difference. I just hope we can keep him on board for a few years.

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

    Nice post rayjay.

  9. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    You know what Jaboo has that Doug Williams and Steve Young never had here? A good enough staff to coach him up. You take Jameis stats from college 64 tds and 28 ints divide that by 2 that would be like 32 tds 14 ints. I would not be an unhappy camper if thats what he delivers this season

  10. Loggedontosay Says:

    Jaws is a liar

  11. LargoBuc Says:

    I would never let Jaws live it down. He claimed his sources told him the Bucs were going to pick Mariota. Then he got questioned about it and he chqngrd his story to that in his opinion Mariota is the better quarterback. Which is fine. But thats a lot different than claiming ypur sources told you something. This guys pathetic. He wanted to matter so he pretended his sources (?) told him something to get headlines. Must have been bullied as a child. Anything to make him feel important.

  12. georgia buc fan 39 years Says:

    I think jaws still has a bit of buc hate left over from the 79 season when tampa knocked him and the eagles out of the play offs