Liking The Quarterbacks

July 11th, 2016
The tribe approves.

The tribe approves.

Joe can’t begin to describe how refreshing it was during the draft when at no time did the Bucs have to worry about drafting a quarterback.

Joe can’t ever remember a draft in which picking a signal-caller was not only out of the question, but a foolish thought. That’s what happens when you have America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston on the roster.

Jameis has so much upside that even the normally constipated PFF tribe is smiling upon the Bucs. In a ranking of the quarterback situations for all 32 NFL teams, which includes backups, spreadsheeter Sam Monson has the Bucs in the middle of the pack at No. 15. But he raves about the ceiling of Jameis and believes but for three games against two teams last year, Jameis would have been a top-10 NFL quarterback, writes Sam Monson.

As a rookie.

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Starter: Jameis Winston
Backup: Mike Glennon
Key stat: Winston completed only 58.4 percent of his passes last season, the 33rd-highest rate in the NFL.

If you take out the opening game, Jameis Winston’s grade would have threatened the top-10 last season in his rookie year. He had two more poor games against one of the league’s best defenses in Carolina, and outside of that, he looked like a very good player, with some extreme highs and not a lot else to dislike. Winston has always had the potential to have a bad day at the office, and I suspect those won’t ever entirely disappear, but if he can eliminate one or two of them over a season, he will quickly become a very good QB. Those three games account for more than half of his 15 interceptions on the year (eight), and he had seven games in which he didn’t turn the ball over. Mike Glennon was supposed to be hot trade property with Winston arriving, and while that hasn’t materialized, the reasons for it remain, as he has shown the ability to start and win games.

After reading this — which frankly surprised Joe — it reminded Joe of what Pat Kirwan said of Jameis recently: he expects Jameis to start “hurting” opposing defenses by the second half of this season.

Joe can’t remember being this eager for a regular season to start.

First training camp practice open to the public in 19 days.

10 Responses to “Liking The Quarterbacks”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    #15 is an insult. I wouldn’t trade Winston and Glennon for any other pair of #1 and #2 signal callers in the league.

  2. Kobe Faker Says:

    Jameis low comp percentage is because of our low probability percentage deep route plays…ala molasse evans “Give me 30 yards and ill be open”

    we should be adding players/routes like Chuck sims who can run after catch in the high percentage short passing attack to compliment our deep down game

    **Should we now turn into a 5 yard passing west coast offense? hell no, but i believe in rhythm of a quarterback. I remember the Houston Game and Koetter was having jameis throw deep +20 yards to evans for like 7 straight incomplete passes

    Getting a qb in rhythm/groove is created by short high percentage probable routes

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  3. Buccaneers Says:

    15 is proper…….One year don’t mean squat. There are plenty of QBs in the league who have proven themselves over a long period of time. Nobody outside of Tampa is sold on one season of 6-10 ball in which our offense couldn’t move the ball in those final games during a playoff chase.

    We all have viewed Winston first hand and close up and know he has the goods. Hell get the respect when he’s earned it. One season could and has been a flash in the pan for some QBs In this league. It won’t take long for the public to realize what all of us already know.

  4. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    I agree with Pickgrin, wholeheartedly.

  5. Wombat Says:

    J-E-T-S only 32nd…. hmmmmm lol

  6. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Our offense should put up a lot more points than last season. Can’t wait a month for preseason games. I’ve never been this anxious for preseason games!

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    This is one issue where statistics mean nothing to me. Jameis was a rookie last year, and played exceptionally well for a rookie. He and the Bucs have got a fantastic future ahead … IF the pieces keep falling into place. We all know that it takes time to build a dynasty … time to get the right talent onboard, time to get all that talent working together like a fine piece of machinery, etc. Bucs are moving very nicely in that direction. This season should be pretty good, but 2017 and beyond will be even better. Bucs are a team on the rise.

  8. Loggedontosay Says:


    I have been watching Bucs 2015 games on YouTube. GMC really is lazy, but that isn’t the point. Jameis did not have playmakers. Playmakers make plays in tough situations. If Jameis was playing for Houston, Houston would have competed for the AFC championship. Our guys are in the playmakers development stage. Jameis is just head an shoulders above the other. Think of this metaphor: Your Toyota will not out race a Ferrari. Jameis just couldn’t drive that Toyota fast enough. It seems that when it comes to Jameis the national media wants to focus most of the attention on what did not go right. Did Jameis make bad plays? YES! The bad plays were not the reason the Bucs did not make the playoffs. It was do to the lack of playmakers.

  9. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m not a stat geek. Perhaps someone can help me out. If we added all the drops …drops not simply well defended passes…to #3’s completion would it even help his % or does he have too many attempts and too few drops to make a big difference?

  10. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Let’s pray that our receiving corps stays healthy this year, we have sum decent players but were a Injury or two from being in trouble. I think Winston gave the bucs false hope last year by making guys like Humphries and Dye look better Than they really were with his play. Let’s hope the bucs don’t pull a Tom Brady on him and make him work with below average players. Another good example is Luck. Look at the weapons or lack there of he has. It finally showed last year too. U combine that with all the hits he took and it’s a recipe for disaster. Let’s hope Licht and co are smarter than that and acquires more weapons for our young gun slinger in the future.