Getting Jameis Into Gear

August 23rd, 2016
Searching for fast starts.

Searching for fast starts.

Last week, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, was McCown-like early in his start against the Jaguars, missing on his first six attempts.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter always harps on fast starts, yet his offense, through one full season and two preseason games is largely known for slow starts.

One line of thinking is the Bucs should give Jameis short throws to start the game to get him warmed up and build confidence. Yesterday, Koetter called that notion a whole lot of smelly, rotten baloney.

“I know there’s a school of thought out there about giving your quarterback easy throws or something to start a game, but in the NFL there aren’t [any] easy throws,” Koetter said. “Nothing’s guaranteed. You can think you’re going to throw it one place and it’s all based on what the defense does, so we don’t adhere to that school. The first play of the game the guy was wide open, he’s just got to throw, play catch. He’ll be the first guy to tell you that.”

Well, now is the time to work on things. It is the preseason. Short of Jameis going down with an injury, nobody should be sprinting to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over anything that happens.

If Jameis continues starts come September, then it’s time to start voodoo chants.

12 Responses to “Getting Jameis Into Gear”

  1. Bird Says:

    Jameis has to play better. Simple as that. He has not played all that well starting out preseason

  2. Bird Says:

    Sounds like joe is pointing the finger at koetter. Go back to Jameis college days. Always started slow. He had some pretty amazing second half comebacks. But you can’t get into a hole in NFL and expect to come back like in college. Let him start hurry up or something. Things will be fine with healthy Doug Martin in backfield

  3. BringBucsBack Says:

    While overshadowed right now by our kickers troubles, it has not gone unnoticed that Jameis has been throwing the ball very poorly. This too is a major buzzkill that must improve.

  4. Destinjohnny Says:

    Is it say to say that Winston is streaky?
    0r that his accuracy is streaky?

  5. BucFan20 Says:

    I thought it was more like McClown like to watch him throw it right at a Jags defender after he ran out of the pocket. And someone better teach him how to slide. Win despite Jameis is not going to work in the NFL. Defenses know who he is now and how to rattle him.

  6. Dr. Lob Says:

    Jameis has never been an accurate passer, lets hope he can get it together.

  7. Dick Butkiss Says:

    LOL @ this guy^. “Has never been an accurate passer”. Then how did he become the first overall pick of an NFL draft?

  8. joe greene Says:

    winston needs to get laid before each game. legs weaker but more relaxed

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    Jameis will be fine with the lights come on for real… The bigger issue is the fact the bucs have utter garbage at the backup quarterback position.

  10. loggedontosay Says:

    Jameis Winston did fine on Saturday. The on problem is that Brate did not make the plays. Brate will be a Buc for along time I hope because the boy can ball. However, you cannot put him in ASJ role. He cannot fill that role. It makes Joe look bad, so Joe blames Winston. That first pass of Jameis was not the best, but it should have been caught. Not necessary to catch the first pass in preseason, but was catchable. I watch the game and he made one bad throw. Mike
    Even would have had a good chance at catching the throw down the sideline if h was not shoved out of bounds.

  11. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Jw is accurate? I think he’s just to hyped up early.

  12. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    It’s been said that we’ll go as far as Fameis takes us. This ain’t nothing but the truth. He has to start of hotter than hot now that teams have real tape on him.