More Elite Company For Jameis

April 7th, 2016

“Jameis, I may pull better women than you but you are a better quarterback.”

Yes, after the regular season, Joe brought word that only two quarterbacks in the NFL threw for more first downs per play than America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Well, here is another factoid that shows already, Jameis hangs with the star quarterbacks: only one quarterback last year had more yards per completion than Jameis, and that was Carson Palmer of the Cardinals.

Think about this for a moment: many, not without merit, wrung their hands last year believing Jameis’ deep throws were more off-target than on target.

If Jameis was that inaccurate with the deep balls — he was — but still had the second-most yards per completion in the NFL, imagine what kind of numbers Jameis could rack up if he improves on the deep ball?

And people wonder why Bucs officials get all mushy when Jameis’ name is brought up, the way Joe does when talking about Rachel Watson.

15 Responses to “More Elite Company For Jameis”

  1. finishers Says:


  2. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Jameis is a down field passer. He doesnt theow anlot of screens and dink and dunk type stuff. He likes to move the chains and get as much yards out of every play that he can. I love his style. Definitely a far cry over the type of passer glennon is. Glennon is a west coast type of passer. Dink and dunk and every once in a while throw one deep. Not jameis though. He lives in the 10+ yard passing tree. And thank goodness for that.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Comparing Carson Palmer (the seasoned vet) to Jameis (the rookie) makes for a very interesting comparison Joe since both had almost exactly the same number of passing attempts last year (537 vs 535).

    Palmer completed 342 passes (63.7%) for 4671 yds and 35 TDs (and 11 INTs) while Jameis completed 312 passes (58.3%) for 4042 yds and 22 TDs (and 15 INTs). Very impressive for both. Don’t know if the difference of 30 passes completed was due to more incomplete deep passes, but if Jameis and his WRs can improve on just some of those this year … and if the Bucs defense can improve … we could find ourselves in the playoffs.

  4. JAB83 Says:

    JOES this was a perfect opportunity to make a case for a WR at #9…. Just imagine…. #3 did this with no real number one WR… Not that ME is noton the cusp but to do what JW did…. He had to do it week end and week out…. And he did so with a second tier group of WR and TE… And I’m sure Sims turning a couple of the “Dink’s and dunks” into 500 plus yards didn’t hurt his numbers either….

  5. Kevin Says:

    He does need to work on his accuracy but noone is perfect. As long as he works on it he will improve

  6. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Jameis throws a lot of deep passes very well.Seam patterns,crossing routes
    curls and out routes to sidelines are among them.The one thing I see that needs improvement is the ball placement down the left sideline when Evans
    has gotten 2 3 steps past his man.

  7. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Like I’ve said before, if Jameis and ME13 can work on there chemistry together and get that timing down on the deep ball this offense will be lethal.

    Then u add a speedster like K.Bell or maybe W.Fuller in the draft and there’s no telling how good the air game can become.

    The sky”s the limit for Jameis and this offense.

  8. Bob in Valrico Says:

    also think that Jameis may throw better down right sideline because of his setup on his right side and and the angle needed to target his receiver.
    And you gotta love the way Jameis works on the things he needs to improve on,so I think he will also improve accuracy down the left sideline also.

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Trubuc- That’s a terrible comparison considering that scheme and play-calling play a large role in players’ success. I do agree though that Jameis is a better passer and will only grow in this offense. Imagine when he has a healthy cadre of play-makers at his disposal! Watch out!

  10. Buns Collector Says:

    Jameis is awesome in that 10 – 25 yard range, love him pushing the ball. It’s the deep bombs that he struggled with – I fully expect him to improve on that with a full offseason under his belt

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Deep Ball (25+ yards in the air) is a strength of Winston’s compared to other QBs – not a weakness. Its a low % pass for everyone but something Jameis has always done extremely well IMO. Last year he was off on some long throws though and I think it had as much to do with “chemistry” as anything. I expect to see more long hook ups this year.

    Defense Rules – don’t forget how many drops the Bucs receivers had last year when making that Winston/Palmer comparison. Winston would have had another 25 or so completions, 300+ yards and 3 or 4 TDs added to his total last year if the Bucs receivers could have just hung onto the damn ball.

    I still have that one play imbedded in my head for some reason – can’t even remember the opponent, but Winston threw a perfect pass over the middle about 20 yards down field – flat out threaded the needle with perfect placement and it went right through Donte Dye’s hands negating a crucial long 3rd down conversion. Evans had some bad drops as well – especially in that one game (Giants?)

  12. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    “The sky’s the limit” for our QB. That’s pretty high!

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    Getting stronger and working on mechanic’s will only make JW3 better!!! But if I am Head Coach Koetter, I am screaming about getting these stats when it matters!!! about staying in games and no garbage time stats. I get my stats department to break down what the stats are when the game is within a score and when the games stats are when the Bucs are down by 2 scores!!! And then I walk across the hall into NFL GM Licht’s office to ask when a speed receiver is coming and about upgrading some TE’s on this roster!!!!

  14. Joe Says:

    Pickgrin :

    You thinking of the fourth-and-20 play that ended the playoff hopes deep in Saints territory that the Calgary Stampeder dropped?

    That was as perfect of a pass as you can ask for and that slug dropped it. Chest-high right square in the numbers on the run.

  15. CrustyCrab Says:

    What Realist said..