Koetter Wants More Scrambling

June 15th, 2016

jameis 1231bBelieve it or not, Dirk Koetter wants America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, running for his life more often.

Jameis has said Randall Cunningham is one of his heroes, and after what Koetter said yesterday, perhaps Jameis should bust out his favorite Eagles highlights of the scrambling legend.

Koetter was referencing practice work, but it’s a safe leap to say Koetter wants Jameis to use his legs more to escape trouble during games.

“Jameis can handle a lot and does handle a lot every day,” Koetter said. “He can handle more than we’re giving him. Compared to last year at this time, he knows way, way more than he did a year ago at this time and also if you remember a year ago at this time, he was probably throwing three or four interceptions every single day and you saw even when things broke down today, Jameis pulled the ball down and ran.

“That’s one thing we’ve been working hard on is our scramble drill. I think that’s an area that we’ve improved.”

Per NFL.com, Jameis absorbed 109 quarterback hits last season. Good luck finding a QB who absorbed more.

Jameis needs to do a better job deciding to scramble, and that will, as Koetter implied, help him avoid interceptions.

All this talk of Jameis running has Joe looking for the Valium early this morning. Joe knows Jameis is a fierce competitor and inevitably will expose himself to big hits while fighting for yardage, as he did last year.

Joe wants Jameis to stay healthy. The thought of the Bucs needing Mike Glennon to save the day is hive-inducing.

15 Responses to “Koetter Wants More Scrambling”

  1. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    There was quit a few times last season when I cringed after Jameis got hit, praying he would get back up. Amazingly he stayed healthy for all 16. But odds are if he continues to get hit like that he’s gonna get hurt at some point. But I have faith in him, he’s a very smart young man and will make better decisions when to tuck it and run. Plus the O-line has gelled a bit since the 1st half of last season when he absorbed the majority of those hits, not. But He is a sneaky, underated runner imo. And with him slimming down and gaining sum muscle that will only help his mobility in the future.

  2. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    You’re right Joe, Jameis must learn to go on the ground safely when he is running.

    Unless he will not last.

    But if Jameis is doing this kind of thing most of the time


    I will be shouting run Jameis Run !

  3. Mike Johnson Says:

    What Mr. Koetter needs to do is Win. Anything else is unacceptable. If scrambling produces wins? Fine. Don’t care if the team has to turn into Cloverfield. Just Win!

  4. dooshlarue Says:

    I hope he doesn’t get hurt.
    God forbid we have to rely on a competent backup.

  5. Waterboy Says:

    What happened to just throw it away and live to play another down if guys aren’t open? I don’t mind seeing him run occasionally but I wouldn’t try to drill that habit into him. Take Brady for example, do you think he’s taught to pull the ball down and run if things breakdown? Answer is No.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Waterboy…Brady will do whatever it takes to win and rarely throws the ball out of bounds to play another down. Too much fire in both of them to just throw the ball away.

    That’s Glennon’s style however.

  7. Rrsrq Says:

    That’s why we went and got Sweeezy in case anybody hits our quarterback with a dirty hit

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Running, rumbling, bumbling, stumbling and scoring. I’ll take it if it works.

  9. BoJim Says:

    The coaches, who see Glennon every day have more confidence in him than you do Joe. There fore, I will go with the coaches and feel we would be in good hands with MG8.

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’m not concerned about the scrambling. We need to win and Jameis is a competitor.
    Do I want to see him get hurt? Of course not, he’s our guy. If he does though, at least we have a guy who can hold the fort in the interim. I don’t want to see him in but, if we do, he’s got some experience.

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    You can’t play scared or you will get Lovie Smith results. You must aggressively attack opponents with all available weapons. Besides being incompetent and ignorant Lovie’s philosophy of playing scared or not to loose will not be missed. Run jameis run… just be smart and protect yourself.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Not playing scared-that’s exactly the point. We need to win games.

  13. LakeLandBuc Says:

    It depends on the type of (scrambling) the Michael Vick type ( running like a RB) or the Russell Wilson type ( get yardage, slide feet first or get out of bounds). Russell Wilson has never missed an NFL game ( after over 500 carries in his career). Michael Vick has never played a full season. Jameis is (baseball guy) like Wilson, I’m sure he has studied Wilson on film.

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    The thought of the Bucs needing Mike Glennon to save the day is comforting. There I fixed that typo.

  15. Pawel Says:

    If hes gonna run he better bring that fat back or now it will definetly hurt gettimg hit.