Jameis Likes His New “Worry”

June 9th, 2016


America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, can hardly fight off a grin.

You can see that emotion here in video from Bright House Sports Network. Talking about a major difference in his preparation from last year’s Pro Bowl rookie season, Jameis emphasized a stronger focus on opponents.

“This is not my first year learning the offense, so I got to actually worry about other defenses and handling that aspect of the game instead of trying to see what my job is on the offensive side,” Jameis said.

Joe can only imagine all the work Jameis has invested breaking down the Panthers’ defense. Bucs fans should remember how much Tampa Bay’s stink job in the 2015 season finale at Carolina stuck in Jameis’ gut.

Of course, the other side of the coin is ominous: defensive coordinators spending all offseason assessing how to fool and fluster Jameis.

Can Dan Quinn and the Falcons shake up Jameis following the Bucs’ two wins against Atlanta last year?

Opening day kickoff is in 94 days.

11 Responses to “Jameis Likes His New “Worry””

  1. SoCoBucsFan Says:

    I expect big things from Jameis this year. I’ll keep my expectations tempered but man I can only imagine his progression with his focus devoted 100% to football. He doesn’t have to split his time with baseball. Plus this is his second year in the offense. At this point I believe Jameis is good enough to make every skill player around him better. The line is the key. As long as they’re able to improve and protect Winston the Sky’s the limit.

    The moment you find your franchise quarterback, you should do everything in your power to protect him. OL & RB are the two key position groups when it comes to helping improve your franchise QB. That’s the main reason why Luck struggled with turnovers with his first few seasons. Ultimately leading to him getting njured. His OL and RB doesn’t take the load off of him.

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Now that Winston has a pretty good grasp of Koetter’s offense as a whole down is when that “highest football IQ since Manning” advantage really starts to pay dividends. He will be doing a lot more detail and nuance preparation this year as opposed to just trying to make sure he knows all the plays and where his targets should be which is largely what he had to focus on last year.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    94 days to regular season start is a LOOOOONG time. Actually looking forward to our first preseason game against the Eagles in 63 days. Still a long wait though.

  4. Hodad Says:

    It’s not just Jameis, the offense as a whole. Smith, Marpet, should really make that leap too.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    Another factor that cannot be overlooked is the offense will be more aggressive and will not be choked by a pathetic head coach who was scared to score points and played not to loose versus trying to win games. Remember the Falcons running up the score on lovie… koetter and Good coach Smith clearly have no fear of scoring like the incompetent one did.

  6. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    It’s nice to finally have player that hates loosing as much as the fans do. Jameis refuses to accept losing and hopefully it rubs off on the whole team. From what we’ve seen, so far so good. LVD has gone public in sayin that the losing days are over with, time to start a winning mentallity around here. GMC has preached those same words as well. Just like winning, losing is contagious, and it’s time to rid ourselves of that infectious disease finally. And it starts with the players believing first. And with guys like Jameis, and Kwon now, there are determined to change those old habits, and bring in a winning mentallity. But u can’t just talk about it, you gotta be about it. And I’m sure our leaders will let there play do the talking as well.


  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    Man, I actually thought for a second that we might make it through an entire thread without mentioning the one who I won’t mention!
    Growth in the offense and knowledge of the playbook as well as the experience gained from last year should bode well for Jameis. All indications are that he’s been working in the off-season and will be primed.
    For once, I actually feel good about our offense.

  8. Louis Says:

    Bucsfanman …sounds like you renamed “you know who” ala valdemort of the Potter movies…lovie it ! The perfect nickname

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    @tmaxcon…dirk had full control of the offense last year…remember the Washington game…people love to blame the defense but in the 3rd quarter it was dirk who passed on 9plays vs 3 runs in 3 straight series that only ran off 4mintues….after each 3 and out the redskins came out and scored…now you know lovie….he would’ve loved to run the ball and drain the clock but he gave dirk complete control….GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Jameis may have some tendencies, but he is a pro style QB. When you are a pro style qb that can make all the throws and read defenses, it is impossible to stop. That is why manning and brady and brees and rodgers etc continue to have success year after year.

    Winston is not a gimmick qb. unlike rg3, vince young, or Mariota. Thise qbs could not read defenses, and could not run a pro style offense. The run and gun offense works for a limited time and only in sub packages. It is too easy for defenses to figure out which is why those QBs failed after a few seasons.

  11. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Dirk had full control, but he still had Lovie’s guidelines and second guessing. Im sure dirk made calls with Lovie’s philosophy in mind. Calls he wouldnt always make, but did because he knows what the head coach would want. And Lovie for sure made the decisions on when to kick FGs, or go for it on fourth down, or punt. Those decisions, an OC does not make. Koetter will now make those judgements. We will probably see less 55 yard FG attempts and more 4th down attempts.