Jameis Will Lead The NFL

May 31st, 2016
Curious prediction from the four-letter.

Curious forecast from BSPN.

Predictions! You like them; Joe likes them.

Predictions are always fun to dissect. So BSPN had its team of BSPN NFL writers compile a list of 100 predictions for 2016.

Mike DiRocco decided to take a left turn. He went with a preseason prediction: America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, will lead the NFL in preseason passing.

Yes, really.

Jameis Winston’s offseason fitness work will pay off, as the Bucs QB will lead the NFL in passer rating and TD passes in the preseason.

Preseason? We’re talking preseason? If this site wasn’t Joe’s job, then Joe wouldn’t waste 10 minutes on preseason games. The fourth preseason game is a complete and total sham.

Joe doesn’t give a damn if Jameis throws eight picks in the preseason. The regular season is what counts. Preseason predictions, really? Talk about mailing in an assignment.

What next, spring training predictions? Betting lines for the Pro Bowl?

20 Responses to “Jameis Will Lead The NFL”

  1. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Preseason? We’re talking preseason? If this site wasn’t Joe’s job, then Joe wouldn’t waste 10 minutes on preseason games.

    The 2nd & 3rd game of the preseason (Depending on the Coach/match up) – Is money in the bank for the seasoned Gambler.

  2. ndog Says:

    Yeah and in those 100 predictions only 2 were about our Bucs. The one about Glennon and one about Jameis in the preseason. Boy we barley exist in their eyes over at the world wide leader. I can’t stand the way the media works.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    ndog…no worries dawg. Jameis will MAKE them talk about us in short order.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ll go out on a bit of a limb and say that IMO the preseason matters for the Bucs this year…..we have a new coaching staff/defensive scheme…..we have many new younger players and have issues to resolve with ASJ & Evans…..evaluating Bell…..finding a returner….
    We supposedly have a new attitude and even in preseason, it’s time to start winning if possible.

  5. feelthepewterpower Says:

    What a ballsy prediction!

  6. celly Says:

    The year the Lions went 4-0 in the preseason, the followed that up by going 0-16 in the regular season.

    That’s when i realized how meaningless preseason was.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    Wow, he really went out on a limb there with that one…

    I wonder what the requirements are to be a BSPN employee these days?

    For females: Must be attractive, or an ex-pro athlete
    For males: Must be able to write your name on a piece of paper, or be an ex-pro.

  8. tickrdr Says:

    He may have typed that because the Bucs play the Eagles, Jaguars, Browns and Redskins in the preseason. They were the 30th, 24th, 27th, and 28th ranked defenses in the NFL last year. About as easy as the 2015 schedule during the regular season.


  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    LOL, preseason!

    Hey, lets not let the cat out of the bag guys. The more “under the radar” we are the better. Let ’em take us lightly then we’ll throat-punch them and take their lunch money!

  10. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Nice pickup!

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:


  12. Bucs4821 Says:

    Let us not forget the 1983 Bucs (4-0 / 2-14) led by the immortal Jerry Golsteyn… Some fans called for him to start when Doug Williams was STILL HERE!!!

    Comments like, “You know, he has a higher completion percentage when he plays in the preseason… they’d be much better with him…” in the Trib reader mail.

  13. BucTrooper Says:

    With 100 predictions, the Bucs got 1 1/2 of them (split one with Dallas). We are so insignificant here in Tampa.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sure the W-L record in preseason is irrelevant but the practice/player development and certainly the player evaluation are meaningful.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I have a prediction…

    …the Bucs will get more positive press this year than the past 10 years.

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think Preseason matters a lot.

    It helps rookies become acclimated to the NFL without too much pressure.
    It helps coaches evaluate fringe players.
    It helps players that don’t make the roster put stuff on tape in the hopes of getting signed elsewhere.
    It helps our GM evaluate players on other teams that get cut.

    While I think 3 preseason games would be enough, I also think the reg season needs to be expanded by 2 or 4 games (with a 2nd bye week added).

    Only having 2 preseason games would cost a lot more rookies their careers. Without a developmental system, Preseason is all they have to prove themselves.

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t think Winston will play much this preseason. Well, except for the 3rd game.

  18. Greg Says:

    At least we won’t have to hear how we will be Tennessee ready! The farce that turned out to be!

  19. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Soon we’ll be “Atlanta ready”! 😏

  20. unbelievable Says:

    No one is saying preseason games don’t help, they’re saying the W-L record is irrelevant, because it is.

    Of course it’s important for the development of your rookies and flushing out your roster.