July 1st, 2016
Looks to take over.

Looks to take over.

One reason Joe is eager for the regular season to begin is it should be an extension of what happened last year.

After a shaky start, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, gradually got better and better and nearly led the team into a wild card berth, despite the galling secondary play delivered by Coach My Scheme.

It helps that Joe won’t have to watch that pass defense Lovie ran known as the Cover-Nobody.

Cameron DaSilva of FOX Sports believes Jameis will be one of five quarterback to blow up this fall.

Jameis Winston had himself a solid rookie campaign. He was the Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl thanks to 22 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and a whopping 4,024 yards. He became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to throw for 4,000-plus yards, which is both a testament to his talent and his age. Regarding his age, Winston has seemingly cleaned up his act and matured on the field, and off it. He’s far from a polished product despite coming from a pro-style offense at Florida State as he takes far too many chances on low-percentage throws. His leadership qualities are certainly there, though.

In 2016, Winston is expected to make a big leap forward. Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson give him a massive pair of receivers to target on the outside despite struggling with drops in 2015. Winston isn’t going to throw for 5,000 yards or 40 touchdowns next season and he’ll still have a good amount of interceptions, but his numbers will improve drastically from a year ago. With Evans and Jackson healthy, the Buccaneers will be nearly impossible to stop in the red zone, which means a boatload of touchdowns for Winston. He’ll have at least 30 in 2016 to go along with 4,200-plus yards and a second consecutive Pro Bowl bid.

Joe forgot all about Jameis being the youngest quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards. Imagine how many he would have had if K-Y fingers Mike Evans and misplaced Calgary Stampeder Donteea Dye could hold on to the football?

A second season under Dirk Koetter should be special for Jameis.

19 Responses to “Breakout”

  1. JA Says:

    Forget about offensive predictions as they are, well predictable. We know them. This team’s rise or fall will be based solely on the play of Mike Smith’s defense which to this point, is completely unpredictable. Looking good in underwear doesn’t mean a thing. Gotta see them preform in a real game to make a real prediction.

  2. OneBuc55 Says:

    Future MVP…

    Go Jameis, keep proving your critics wrong…The best thing Lovie did in 2 years was draft this kid…for that I’ll forever be greatful…Thanks Lovie for seeing through the BS…

  3. ninety9buc Says:

    I agree with what JA says…..
    Underwear football does not mean a thing.
    The thing is though, the Buccaneer defense was soo horrid last year that a moderate defensive improvement coupled with similar offensivive numbers from 2015 should certainly lead to more victories for the good guys.

    I for one am very excited for the 2016 season. It’s a great time to be a Buc fan!! Go Bucs!!!!

  4. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Joe, I think Dye is more of a Ottawa Redblack, or maybe even a Hamilton Tiger Cat.

  5. tdtb2015 Says:

    3 things are a lock!

    1. The offense will improve
    2. The defense will improve from last year’s
    3. We will have more points from special teams play

    Bucs fans are about to enjoy one of the best seasons ever. I don’t know about playoff. I’ll be shock if we go less than 8-8. We are starting something special in Tampa Bay. The Koetter ERA will surpass the 2002 season very soon.
    Go Bucs!!!

  6. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Great article. Love the optimism for our young gun slinger, the future is “VERY” bright for this kid. And he’s showing he will work his @$$ off to become great and is blooming into something special in this league. It’s a very exciting time for Buc fans. It’s been a good decade since we’ve had this much hope and excitement for our Bucs. It’s finally our turn to get that one guy that turns everything around. We’ve sat here and watch teams like Carolina have one bad season and have Cam Newton fall in there lap. And the Colts as well, they loose Peyton and the following Season they get to draft Andrew Luck. What kind of Luck is that?? Now we finally hit the NFL lottery and got our savior. All hail Jameis!!!

  7. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Don’t forget Rudy Humphries he dropped a td too. Some people up here seem to think he’s the 2nd coming of Wes Welker or something.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    @tdtb2015 … “The Koetter ERA will surpass the 2002 season very soon.” Offensively I agree with you, but defensively? Our 2002 SB team was one of the 10 best defenses EVER by many counts. Going 12-4 and winning the SB that year is impressive enough. But that team gave up only 196 points ON THE WHOLE SEASON. That’s impressive, because points are what count. I have every confidence that Mike Smith’s defense will be a major improvement over last year, but giving up under 200 pts on the season might take a few years.

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    The TEAM, better better better, it’s getting better all the time. Jameis should take more time off relax, sit a spell, kick your shoes off, y’all come back now ya hear.

  10. DB55 Says:

    Winston isn’t going to throw for 5,000 yards or 40 touchdowns next season
    Wanna bet? He may run for 6-8 of those TDs but I’m willing to bet he can hit those numbers! Has the offseason made me delirious? bc I actually think he can do this.

  11. Harry Says:

    DaSilva makes a good point, if Jackson and Evans stay healthy the Bucs will be hard to stop iin the red zone. Jameis SHOULD have 30+ TDs. Imagine a win-loss record with Jameis getting 8 more TDs over last year!!! Can’t wait!!

  12. LakeLandBuc Says:

    This offense didn’t impress me last season, they were just as bad as the defense. We were 5-5 and in the Wildcard race, with 6 games left, 5 against sub-500 teams. And our offense scored 106 points doing the last 6 games of the season ( less than 18 a game), and we went 1-5 to finish the season. It wasn’t all the DEFENSE fault, the OFFENSE has to share some of the blame. They STUNK the field during that final 6 games stretch, I don’t know what the fans here was watching. I’m all for the Bucs, but giving the offense undeserving praise is ludicrous. Maybe they did have over 6,000 total yards of offense, but how many of those yards were meaningless yards in GARBAGE time?.

  13. DB55 Says:


    I still have 7 games recorded, watch them all the time to my wife’s dismay.

    You do have a point his two 300y games came against the Rams and Panthers week 15 & 17. also keep in mind he was throwing to Humphries and dye for those last 4 games. You also had mr i don’t wanna score points Controlling the game plan.

    I think they open up the game plan this year and execute better than last. By minimizing penalties alone you’ve got 6k yard in offense.

  14. LakeLandBuc Says:

    DB55, everyone watched our offense fail to deliver against the lowly Colts, Bears, Rams, Saints down the stretch. We even struggled against the Texans, Falcons, Cowboys, Titans, Giants these are not powerhouse teams. I’m a Bucs fan, but I don’t give credit unless you earned it.

  15. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Hey listen up the offense isn’t going to improve!!! We have a tougher schedule and defenses have studied Winston. We finished like #5 last year in offense. It’s going to be on the defense to get better and jw to limit interceptions.

  16. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Who did licht add to our offense who is new? Sweezy?

  17. Bob in Valrico Says:

    the old ball and chain robbed the team of any momentum as he roamed the sidelines.Who knows ,if he had hired a game manager as Koetter did he might still be here.The Gm in Chicago wanted Lovie to hire one for,but Lovie refused.
    That said he did play a role leaving us with Licht ,Koetter,Jameis and Sims as parting gifts.

  18. Bob in Valrico Says:

    don’t agree,replacing Lovie with Koetter should improve the offense.He should mix it up more on playcalling.I am sure there will be more attempts to get first downs on fourth and short.If a defensive minded coach such as Belichek can make first downs,an offensive minded coach like Koetter
    could be a game changer.

  19. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Lakeland is the most negative dude I’ve seen on this sight besides bonzai, but even Bonanza gives the bucs sum credit once in a while. Are u sure your a bucs fan lakeland? All u do is bash them, aren’t u suppose to support your favorite team? Cmon dude.