Bucs Studied Other Teams To Form QB Plan

September 19th, 2015

Jameis WinstonOver at NFL.com, Albert Breer penned a look at where Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, stand with their general managers.

Some interesting nuggets in there.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht, of course, said he would draft Jameis again in a heartbeat and lauded the fire and desire in his new QB. Week 1 was just a giant learning experience, Licht detailed.

But also revealed in story was a take on how the Bucs not only studied the quarterbacks in the draft, but investigated how other teams developed their quarterbacks. One would think that likely helped shape who the Bucs drafted.

To that end, as part of their draft process, the Bucs actually studied how other teams brought other quarterbacks through their systems and helped them grow up. They saw the success stories, and the ones that went off the rails. Now, they’ll go about getting Winston back on them.

“We talked to a lot of our counterparts who took quarterbacks and asked them how they did it,” Licht said. “The ones that made it. And the ones that didn’t. And we’re using that as part of our plan.”

Asked what he learned through that research, the Bucs GM clammed up. That’s proprietary.

Man, Joe really wonders who the Bucs talked to and what was gleaned. Did Licht and Lovie Smith dare to study how Josh Freeman developed and had a superstar season (10 wins, 25 TDS, six picks) in Tampa at 22 years old? Did somebody call unemployed Mike Smith to figure out how Matt Ryan was 11-5 and completed 61 percent of his passes as a rookie?

Joe could speculate endlessly.

Regardless, Joe’s not sure there is any perfect formula. Cam Newton and Andy Dalton had fantastic rookie seasons in 2011, and they missed three valuable months of development because of the asinine lockout.

10 Responses to “Bucs Studied Other Teams To Form QB Plan”

  1. Pete Says:

    I hope that Jameis is enough of a player and leader to overcome this staff!
    Go Bucs!!!

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    …….this is pointless

    Almost 12 hrs til BUCS anger returns

  3. Lakeland Buc Says:

    You develop a rookie QB with a strong running game. When Josh Freeman had that 25-6, 10-6 season, we rushed for 2001 yards. In 2008 when the Atlanta Falcons went 11-5 with Matt Ryan as a rookie, they rushed for 2446 yards. It don’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. I said this before the season begin, in order for us to win the NFC South. We will need 2200 rushing yards, for Jameis to have a successful season we will need at least 1800 rushing yards. Last season we had 1375 rushing yards and we seen the results. Dirk Koetter is not the right OC for us, Dirk Koetter is better fitted for the Falcons, Steelers, Packers, Patriots, Broncos. He belongs with a pass happy offense, we need to pound the rock and let Jameis throw on play actions.

  4. Bucco brice Says:

    1st game was huge…this one’s bigger…a response or lay down and fall apart…the team, not Winston…

  5. BrianBucs Says:

    Too bad that the Bucs didn’t talk to the same people that Ken Whisenhunt talked to

  6. Bucco brice Says:

    @BrianBucs… Yeah, like DUngy or Lynch lol….

  7. dcommand Says:

    I’m ready for another storyline hopefully better than last weeks. Go bucs!

  8. MadMax Says:

    Heres my plan…..Im not wasting my time on sht teams this year. I told everyone Gamecocks are gonna suck and Bucs are gonna suck……is what it is…..maybe we’ll have a little luck next year.

    BTW, the sooner Lovie is fired, the sooner we can at least try to have some hope for the W’s.

  9. vegabuc Says:

    Hey Joe, I just have to wonder how long you are going to be calling Jameis “America’s Quarterback”. How bout just calling him the Buccaneers Quarterback. Don’t take me wrong Joe, but America doesn’t really give a Damn about Jameis my man. No pun intended big Joe.

  10. Bucnut2 Says:

    What bucs anthem said