Virtual Invisibility

May 20th, 2016

jameis 1203cLast July, the Buccaneers’ front office was buzzing about a new deal to bring virtual reality training to its quarterback stable led by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Now, it seems the team has tabled its use.

Joe asked quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian yesterday about the use of the virtual reality training technology with Jameis. Bajakian sort of dodged the question and talked about live reps being the best teacher and the team seeking any way to enhance learning.

Joe followed up: Is the virtual reality something that’s been implemented on any kind of regular basis?

“We’re still working on it,” Bajakian said.

Joe went digging and found out the Bucs are, indeed, still working on it.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that whatever the Bucs hoped virtual reality would mean for Jameis didn’t materialize as expected.

10 Responses to “Virtual Invisibility”

  1. Greg Schiano Says:

    Famous Porky is not into the Hi tech mental portion of virtual reality. I thought it was really humorous that a media report stated that the OC and HC changed their minds on JW after originally believing the #2 pick was the far better choice!

    Unfortunately, I only wonder which version to believe? Was their opinion when they were objective and working for other teams (Atlanta & Ole Miss) or is their current version when they are working with Famous Porky and his never ending diet!

    Can’t wait for some real football! Is it September yet? P.S. Soccer is not football.

    Greg Schiano

  2. FanOfBucs Says:

    Keeping it real

  3. LargoBuc Says:

    Did Jameis even end up using the virtual reality thingy yet? Whatever he did last year, it worked. He had that strong rookie season which finally shut up the media and p!ssed off the haters 😉

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    How many pounds did “Famous Porky” lose this off-season Joe?


    Why is Greg Schiano such an idiot?

  5. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Greg Schiano Says:
    May 20th, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Famous Porky”

    Nothing I relish more than knowing it still bothers you even a year later. Every single negative word that you use your time typing about Jameis, gives me a huge grin.

    Glad your mad!! 🙂

  6. Dreambig Says:

    Congrats Greg Schiano! Your inaccurate and obnoxious. Not only was your comment horribly written, it was not even factually correct. No one even mentioned the #2 pick (who is #1 in your fantasies).

  7. salish_seamonster Says:

    VR is dumb.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    I’ve owned the Oculus Rift DK units and they are amazing, this is one hype train that isn’t all BS. It gives you an amazing feeling that you’re there, wherever that is, but for it to really work it needs to be a completely 3D rendered world – so think Madden in full VR as opposed to what my understanding is some recorded video. I can see a lower level QB getting some benifits out of VR but they’d need some truly impressive software to help a pro, and that doesn’t exist yet. Also the other major issue with VR is motion sickness, that too is not overrated. When the VR is good and you feel like you’re there, your inner ear can’t help but to be a c-word and tell the rest of you’re body you’re not really there. I’m not sure how they overcome that.

  9. BucGator Says:

    I know this space well. The technology isn’t there yet but will be soon. By next year, everyone will use it. The poster above me is correct. They haven’t built out enough simulation data for it to be effective.

  10. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    I remember reading about that. Sorry but I think it’s a bad idea. It’s not the real thing. Sure maybe just to use to make an example every now and then but to much use could maybe have negative effects. Live reps are the way to go.