Jameis Makes NFC South The Best

November 7th, 2015
Jameis makes Bucs, NFC South relevant.

Jameis makes Bucs, NFC South relevant.

One reason Joe has hopes of a wild card berth is that last year a sub-.500 team won the NFC South, and four of the past five years, a team with an 8-8 record or worse qualified for the playoffs.

If the Bucs win tomorrow, they will be 4-4 halfway through the season.

However, Don Banks of SI.com typed a piece that makes Joe question using last year as a barometer. Why? Banks thinks the NFC South has become the strongest division in the NFL, in part thanks to America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

Best division

• NFC South: And the last shall be first. Mocked and scorned just a year ago, when the division was a race to the bottom, with Carolina going from 3-8-1 on the morning of Dec. 7 to a division title four weeks later, look at the NFC South now. The Panthers are a franchise-best 7–0 and feature the best record in the conference. The Falcons started 5–0 and at 6–2 have already matched last year’s win total. The Saints have gone from 0–3 to 4–4, winning four of five, and beating the Giants in historic fashion, 52–49, in Week 8. And even the last-place Bucs are coming on at 3–4, with two wins in their past three games and improving play from rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. At 20–10, the NFC South has the best combined record by a good margin, and it’s a sterling 15–5 outside the division.

Is there a division with a stronger quartet of quarterbacks? With the possible exception of the AFC West, Joe doesn’t think so.

See what having a relevant, charismatic, growing quarterback can do not just for a team, but for a division? A quarterback gives hope. A quarterback gives you a chance. And with Jameis, the Bucs may have a bright future.

15 Responses to “Jameis Makes NFC South The Best”

  1. JAB83 Says:

    I would add…. With a QB and management that are working together the future looks bright… REGARDLESS if Lovie is not the best he brings stability and leadership at the HC position… We need him to stay along with Jason L…. When his contract is up if we do not see the kind of implement that is needed… Well don’t extend his contract… Same goes for ANYBODY that is not performimg come contract extension time… The next coach will be intised to come here knowing he will get a real opportunity to do what he wants… Meaning a really good coach if there is such a thing….

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  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We can add a quality WR in FA……and concentrate on Defense in the draft.

    Things are looking up!!!

  4. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Things are looking up!!!

    Indeed! The first game was such a total and complete disaster that it’s been hard getting the taste out of our mouths.

    Just when we begin to see some promise we blow the big lead against the Foreskins. And the bad taste returns.

    Then it’s the inspirational win in Atlanta. Wow what a rollercoaster.

    But Joe and everybody warned us…3# is a rookie QB. But it’s not just #3. Third is a very young team that will be inconsistent.

    But what you just posted is the bottom line. We are clearly getting better.

  5. Jameisbucsfan Says:

    Progress, not perfection. #believeinjameis

  6. Q Says:

    Great read joe

  7. John Herb Says:

    WOW! First article I can remember that got this far in the thread without doom and gloom posters getting in shots at Lovie and the team overall. Keep it going! GO BUCS!

  8. BucfanBF Says:

    This team is heads and shoulders above last year’s team.

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    I agree, the NFC South is right up there near the best the conference has to offer. Outside the division Green Bay, Seattle and Arizona look like the tougher competition. The Bucs don’t play them so chalking up some Bucs wins should be forthcoming.

  10. Tom Edrington Says:

    Wow, extend Lovie’s contract now for another six years!

  11. Joe Says:

    Thanks Q.

  12. godzilla13 Says:

    NFL.com gave the Buccaneers the best rookie class in the NFL. Said Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media analyst “The top honor goes to the Bucs because their draft haul has produced legitimate Offensive (Jameis Winston) and Defensive (Kwon Alexander) Rookie of the Year candidates, as well as two starting offensive linemen (Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet). It looks as though they found their franchise quarterback — and that alone is enough to hand them the top spot at this point in the season.” Impressive.

  13. Buc53 Says:

    Interesting perspective. I don’t think I buy it just yet, but I think we’ll be the best soon!

  14. OnlyGodnoles Says:


    “…Foreskins. And the bad taste returns…” …did you think about the possible innuendo before you wrote your comment earlier or you are just being devilish…loooool!!!

  15. Rob Says:

    We arent even close to the AFC West. Maybe on par with the AFC Central. But we’re not even close to being the best division. To think so is ludicrous.