Headset Malfunction Didn’t Faze Jameis

October 28th, 2015

jameis 1028One reason why, far more often than not, rookie quarterbacks struggle is they are learning.

They are trying to swallow a buffet full of information in a short period of time, all while adjusting to the speed and athleticism of the NFL.

Now just six weeks into his rookie campaign, it seems America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, is handling adverse situations like a seasoned pro.

That was the word from Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter during his weekly press conference today. Koetter raved about Jameis’ play, even mentioning how Jameis coolly and smoothly handled Koetter’s headset going out in the second half.

Koetter didn’t detail how long or what exactly was wrong with his headset other than saying the communication from him to Jameis went out. Jameis apparently could be heard by Koetter, but Koetter’s outbound communication malfunctioned.

Koetter did mention this happened after both Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy went down to knee injuries, and the Bucs only had two healthy receivers available.

Thus, Koetter used tight ends as receivers when his headset wierded out. Yet Jameis knew exactly where the tight ends should line up, even when the tight ends didn’t know.

“We were having a lot of issues with my headset going out,” Koetter said. “[Jameis] handled it like champ. He fixed it. After Vincent got hurt and we were down to two wide outs, we were down on the clock a lot and because we were juggling groups, [Jameis] was sometimes talking to tight ends coming out of the huddle, reminding them [where to line up]. Based on the tight end, they were sometimes doing jobs they don’t normally do.

“Jameis is growing, fast. He is doing a good job right now.”

This is impressive. Even veteran quarterbacks sometimes wig out when a headset goes out. Yet to hear Koetter, Jameis wasn’t affected.

So Jameis was able to put the tight ends in position when even they aren’t sure where to line up? And folks wonder why Jackson said Jameis is the team’s new leader in the locker room?

23 Responses to “Headset Malfunction Didn’t Faze Jameis”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    Glad to hear this. I remember Josh Freeman’s reaction to his headset malfunction in that Jets game a few years back. I’m pretty sure the headset malfunction was part of Greg Schiano’s master plan to get rid of Freeman in favor of Mike Glennon!

    No, I don’t believe that.

  2. rjhurst813 Says:

    As a life-long Bucs fan, I never could image the day that all we had to look forward to on gameday was the offense.

    It time for the defense to step up, their effort day in and out is ridiculous.

  3. kaput Says:

    Frustrating that his playing isn’t garnering some national love.

    Face it, the NFL is a quarterback driven league and the media loves to cover its quarterbacks, good play and bad. But this week, Jameis was truly amazing out there and yet nothing but crickets nationally. The bigger story, it seems to be, would have been if he had played poorly.

    He’s quickly growing into the franchise guy most thought he ha that talent to become.

  4. Cannon Says:

    Imagine if we had this offense to go along with the 1999 Bucs Defense…

  5. scott fitzgerald Says:

    Good ole Stocker the blocker came in and made a few good catches

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Joe Any truth to the rumor, that the only one that did panic was lovie??? He was spotted yelling be passive, be passive, and run the ball, run the ball into his headset???

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Is there a way to just record the offense on DVR?

    That’s all I have to stomach to watch.

  8. Clodhopper Says:

    What’s the deal with the most successful business in the country having all these bush league problems with headsets. I refuse to believe it’s malfunctions. Home teams never seem to have a problem. It’s BS. In 1982 my brother and I had walkie talkies that never malfunctioned

  9. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    I remember when ole Josh Freeman crashed and burned when the headsets malfunctioned in NY!

  10. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    The headset thing is home cooking, and I would bet it happens everywhere. If I am the road team, I would just count on the headsets going out exactly when you need them the most.

  11. Joe Says:

    The Buc Realist:


  12. tmaxcon Says:

    nothing phases Americas Quaterback… Too bad nothing works in Lovies Cover Nobody defense

    it’s going to be nice to see Jameis with a real nfl head coach sooner than later hopefully.

    one thing still confuses me is it takes times for lovies defense yet Koetter can show dramatic improvement with 3 rookies and lovies hand picked offensive assistant coaches instead of his own assistants so basically koetter has to teach his system to assistant coaches and players. He is showing improvement weekly. yet we are supposed to be patient with lovie and his pathetic scheme that his life long friends and relatives are coaching to his hand picked players. what am i missing here.

    koetter, quinn and boles can show immediate improvement yet legendary lovie deserves patience. bull spit get that bum out of here.

  13. FlumundaCheese Says:

    Wait, I heard that Jameis was an ignorant, squirrel-killing, crab leg stealing criminal who was too dumb to read coverages and handle adversity. I heard this from very smart people on this site. I’m sure they will weigh in with their informed (not racist) opinions on why that fumbling, kneeless gimp Mariota is better once they get back from their NOW anti-Jameis protest planning session.

  14. Couch Fan Says:

    Can’t wait til we can get a competent coach that wont hold him back.

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    Don’t forget, after he gets money, imagine how much worse he will be.

  16. mixxx31 Says:

    @ Scott Fitzgerald
    Stocker even got a little nasty at the end of his run after catch, manhandled the DB. Kinda reminded me of Jeremy Shockey. I was good to see.

  17. tsbucsfan Says:

    tmaxcon – Excellent post. I think the majority of fans share your confusion and desire to get Lovie out of here ASAP. There are still a few delusional fans trolling around trying to save his job. Luckily they are few and far between.

  18. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Just wanted to share this beauty for shets and giggles:

    Curtis Gatorboy Says:
    March 17th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Family first my A$$!

    this THUG thinks hes too good to go to the Draft and not get paid! Forget him! Marcus this is YOUR TEAM!

    Im telling you all right now! Marcus will be the pick. I have family in the bucs organization!

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    I heard Koetter adamantly demanding the blame be placed squarely on him for the play by Sims near the end that failed to score a TD. Lovie must of grown weary of being blamed for every stinking malfunction.

  20. Newbucsfan Says:

    Can’t wait to see how the offense plays Sunday….! Tear em up Jameis and company! (Dam, wish we had a defense to match the offenses poise and swag). It could get “scary” as one player (G. McCoy I believe) pointed out in a previous post.

  21. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Currently on pace for ~ 3900 yards, 24 TDs, 18 Ints plus another couple rushing scores; with a 59% completion percentage that has been trending up (so hopefully is in the mid 60s by year end).

    That’d be very similar to Andrew Luck’s rookie year (4200 yards, 23 TDs, 18 Ints). Luck actually had to attempt 623 passes to get those numbers though and had a 54% completion rate. Winston’s only on pace for 482 so he’s been dramatically more effective by comparison.

    He’s the best thing that has happened to this team since 2002 imo but I’m also a blatant FSU Homer.

    If the coach/defense/kicker were at least average he’d also have his team at 4-2 or 3-3 at worst; with only a couple shaky games so far (Titans & Carolina).

    For those wondering, Mariota is also pacing well but a lot of it is due to 4 TDs week 1. If you count the Bucs as a real defense and take that into account he is on pace for 3900 yards, 28 TDs, 16 Ints,

    If you take out the 4 TD game he is more on pace for a 20 TD / 16 Int type of season

  22. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “If you take out the 4 TD game he is more on pace for a 20 TD / 16 Int type of season”

    What about fumbles?

  23. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Mariota on pace for 16 fumbles and Winston for like 10 I think but not sure if those are lost fumbles or just fumbles in general