Not Just Jameis

November 25th, 2015
Not a one-man team.

Not a one-man team.

Joe was speechless at times Sunday.

Was this a Bucs quarterback throwing like Tom Brady? Was this a Bucs running back looking like Adrian Peterson? Was this a Bucs offensive line manhandling its opponent? Was this the same putrid defense that just a few weeks ago was so horrible Bucs fans wanted to gargle with Drano?

Yes, yes, on offense the straw that stirred the drink was clearly America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. No question about it.

And as wonderfully as Jameis played and how he has progressed, it was hardly a one-man band against the Eagles. This was noted by Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune in his weekly appearance with Miller and Moulton on WWCN-FM 99.3 in Fort Myers.

“We’ve said this now probably every week for the last month: Every week it seems like Jameis Winston gets more and more comfortable not just with the offense but with opposing defenses, with his role, his responsibilities,” Cummings said. “And this is just another example of it. I think the fact that he threw five touchdown passes to – first off, the fact he threw five touchdown passes is incredible – but the fact that he threw to five different players and five different targets just tells me just how he is not just locking in to one guy, he is letting the defense dictate where he goes, which is smart and he is confident with everybody. And I just think that is a great sign of where this team can go and where its abilities can be.”

It wasn’t just Jameis Sunday. Vincent Jackson returned and suddenly defenses couldn’t mob Mike Evans. It was, of course, Doug Martin running wild. It was the offensive line as a whole. It was the unheralded secondary of Sterling Moore and Hey Jude. It was the reawakening of Gerald McCoy and the blitzing of Lavonte David, and the continued improvement of tight end Cameron Brate as a weapon starting to make folks forget about Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Yes, Jameis had one helluva day. But that was a team alley-beating on the Eagles, not just the quarterback.

22 Responses to “Not Just Jameis”

  1. tdtb2015 Says:

    And don’t forget the leading character on that “reality” debacle. The Godfather himself, the second savior of these Buccaneers:

    Mr. Dirk Koetter

  2. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    If anyone needs reminding, it’s you Joe.

  3. ApacheBucsAttack Says:

    Dirk for President!

  4. tdtb2015 Says:

    AKA Dirt Cutter

    He makes defenses eat DIRT! lol

  5. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    The boyz play like this each and every week 11-5 is a huge reality. The one team I really want us to beat now (of course I want them to beat everyone ) is the North Cackalackey Putty Tats. Clip them claws, chop off that tail and serve them up at the local Chinese restaurant! It’s so lovely to see now the absence of the Winston haters and Glennon clingons on the site. Even some of them have seen the light or gone off into the shadows where they belong. Even some of the Lovie haters aren’t posting like they were before.

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    – 87′ Hope U feeling Better
    – MadMax – Whats Good?
    – Tmaxcon – Hope All Is well

    And 2 the rest of ya’ll

    Hope U and Your Families – Have A Great Thanks Giving Brothas!

    GO BUCS!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Credit must be also given to Lovie….if he gets the blame, he should also get the credit for victory.

    I am quite convinced that his comments about the Bucs being a good team because they were able to get up on Washington 24-0…coupled with him benching the starting CBs has turned this team around….at least for now.
    I am guardedly optimistic.

    And…..Realist….please come back….we won’t be too harsh.

  8. biggun Says:

    Don’t forget Humphreys he had some spectacular catches.

  9. dreambig Says:

    Its not just Jameis but he is the catalyst. His leadership is the glue that is creating the environment which is helping all of these other good players rise to a new level.

  10. D-Rome Says:

    Speaking of Quarterbacks can you all imagine how screwed this franchise would be if the Buccaneers listened to Joe, The Commish, Mr. Afternoon Drive-Time and many other members of the media and drafted Jonathan Manziel last year? What a train wreck he is! Missing on TWO first round picks is going to set the Browns back a few more decades.

  11. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    They are starting to believe!

  12. SchlomieBarMitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    Just get rid of the disgusting uniforms.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    dreambig…yep. That’s why Joe and I had such a hard time with the notion that Jameis should just act like a rookie during his first season. This team barely had a flicker before Jameis brought the fire. Most of the players have embraced that fire and they feed off of it. Just like at FSU or anywhere else Jameis takes the field.

    The ceiling is still very high for young Jameis. We all get to watch him and this team grow into what a believe is going to be an unstoppable force.

    Before anyone says it, NO I’m not going to pump the brakes. I know what I’ve been seeing.

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

    Unis don’t look so bad when they’re winning.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    LUV…I’m pretty healthy for now about 95%, got to have my first drink about a week ago after 3 long months. Had one drink, one and I was hammered. Thanks for asking. Hope all is well with you too.

  16. Lamdog Says:

    At the beginning of the season thought Bucs would be 13-3. 11-5 not bad, the sweetness of it all is to take revenge last game with Carolina.

    Thanks Dirk: Finally opening the offense and throwing into the end zone.

    Thanks O-line: In one season maybe the best in the business.

    Finally Defense: Just one less touchdown. If not mistaken went from 23 to 17 points per game.

  17. Lamdog Says:

    Remiss: Win or not unis are still ugly, 4 years can’t get here fast enough.

  18. godzilla13 Says:

    Lets not forget the game William Gholston and Chris Conte had as well. Gholston had 5 solo tackles and continued his dominance against the run. Conte tallied 10 tackles. Sterling Moore also had another outstanding day with 10 total tackles as well. A team win.

  19. drdneast Says:

    Who or what is an Austin Sefarian Jenkins?

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    ASJ? He’s the prima donna healing up to display his long awaited magnificence. He could be crucial to a playoff bid and just maybe he is waiting for prime time to wow his detractors. Probably not.

  21. bucsfan89 Says:

    I thinj when asj comes back. The way winston plays off of the defense. Brate could be very valuable as a TE#2 split asj out wide and let brate creep underneath. Aww man the things that the bucs have the opportunity to do. After so many years of waiting and broken tv’s, remotes, punched items, walls and my cousin lol.. #gobucs

  22. loggedontosay Says:

    Dirk’s job is easy because Jameis Winston can make every throw on the football field.

    The offensive line looks good because Jameis Winston gets rid of the football quickly.

    Defensive cannot keep eight men on the defensive line with dominant receivers like Jackson and Evans. I think Humphrey will be the X factor.

    The team playing well because of jameis Winston and Lovie Smith.

    McCoy Joe? If you get paid like J.J. Watts, play like J.J. Watts. Davonte David has gotten his grove back. A lot of people eating their words concerning Love Smith and Jameis Winston. I have had to eat my words a few time, but it taught me not to be bias. It is very nasty and foul taste.