“Classically Trained”

September 9th, 2016
Atlanta coach lauds America.

Atlanta coach lauds America.

If there are any disbelievers of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, still employed in the NFL (besides Ken Whisenchoke), Dan Quinn isn’t one of them.

The second-year Dixie Chicks coach had his teleconference with out-of-town reporters this week, as is the NFL mandate, and to hear Quinn talk about Jameis, it’s as if he’s Jameis’ No. 1 fan outside of Florida.

In fact, it almost sounds as if Quinn is of the mind that if a defense is able to stop Jameis, then it can then stop the Bucs.

“I think the first thing that I think of when I see him play, I think the guy is a terrific competitor,” Quinn said. “And it just jumps out, his will to extend the play, keep battling, keep fighting. That part I just thought really captured the essence of how hard [Jameis is] to play, all that goes into it.

“I know he has been a weapon when he gets on the move and he can create things on the run, that’s for sure there. It was there last year, you see it again [in preseason]. And then I think just his decision making of where to go with the ball, you can see there’s not much hesitancy. He’s been classically trained there, he knows where to go and how to deliver it.

“So those are kind of the three things: the competitiveness, his ability to create when a play does break down and then his decision making, about where to go with the ball and the mental quickness that goes along with that.”

Pretty lofty words from a divisional coach. But then again, Quinn had a front row seat for this play. So he should know.

While Joe gets where Quinn is coming from, Joe is quick to point out that the Bucs beat the Dixie Chicks last year in overtime with Jameis having a less-than-stellar game.

If Atlanta focuses too much on Jameis, Doug Martin just might run wild.

13 Responses to ““Classically Trained””

  1. Alabamabucsman Says:

    I’m hoping everyone plays with the effort Jameis showed on that play all game this Sunday

  2. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    …and with the effort Kwon Alexander gave after his brother’s death.

  3. JMN Says:

    Not that Jameis doesn’t deserve the praise he gets, he absolutely does, however, I have listened to a few of these coach press tele junkets the week before the matchup. They are usually nothing but lauding players on the opposing team they are about to face every time. You really don’t get any true insight.

  4. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    That last sentence was spot on, Joe. I think Martin has a big game. Since he signed his contract there hasn’t been much talk of Martin. Most of the hype had surrounded Winston, and rightfully so; but Doug is poised for another huge year and I believe his lack of respect around the league as a top three back eats at him and fuels him.

  5. Chris Says:

    Dick Stockton, use to love him but yeesh, Falcons pick up the fumble, wtf

  6. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    BigPoppa exactly right but it’s just not them it’s the very fans and even one of the Joes who question Dougies abilities either because of the 2 injury years or even though he missed the rushing title because the team was alwsys playing from behind, just because it was a contract year or because he gets run down from behind yet he makes more people miss than a blind folded shooting gallery AND led the LEAGUE in runs over 20 yards. He’s as an explosive back as we’ve ever had but yet they still have doubts. Is it any wonder the Bucs put up their best offensive numbers ever because it’s 2 most important players had monster years? People need to recognize! This defense ends up keeping 7-10 points off the scoreboard we win a lot of games and go to the playoffs! Great formula for winning is GREAT PASSING+GREAT RUNNING+GREAT RUSHING THE QB = SUPERBOWL!

  7. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Every year sees some players in the NFL “blow up”. These are the players with the talent who have lacked either the experience or opportunity or both to show how great they really are.

    This is what has me excited about the Bucs! We have sooo many players who at at the precipice of blowing up.
    Rookies like Noah and Hargreaves are in that position to make an instant name,
    For those on the team.#3 still can move up a notch with a year’s experience and great weapons.
    I wouldn’t call a career year from Doug “blowing up” because he’s already established his bona fides. But Sims could easily blow up and get some national attention.
    Mike Evans has been very good, he could blow up this year and become truly great.
    The young OL…players like Jack Smith and others on the DL…
    If just half of our players play to their potential we’re going to be scary!

  8. LargoBuc Says:

    The Falcons can not stop Dougie for four quarters.

  9. Louis Friend Says:

    Nice praise but whatever. I’m pretty sure Quinn has been working on ways to handle Jameis and Koetter’s offense since April. Quinn is not Lovie Smith and will find ways to make the Bucs work for every inch. The Falcons have good corners and a mediocre D-line, so I expect a run heavy game anyway.

  10. BigStinky Says:

    Joe has got me fired up for Sunday. If Jameis can start fast and play smart we will be leading the division the first week. I have no doubt that the defense is going to be better this year with Mike Smith’s system. We didn’t look that good running the ball in the preseason but that should change when 22 is in the game. I am just tired of watching the Bucs get off to a slow start to begin the season every year. It’s time to turn some heads, no more excuses! There is NO reason why we cannot compete with Denver or Carolina after watching that game last night. We need to start the season 3-2 or 4-1 if we are going to make the playoffs this year as a Wildcard team. It ALL depends on how good Jameis plays if you ask me. Hope we finish 10-6 or better for a change. Go BUCS!

  11. iamabuc Says:

    Atlanta won’t be able to stop our “Pitbull” (DM22) and neither a few more teams.

  12. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I like doug as much as anybody but a run heavy offense keeps the opponent
    close and created way too many three and outs last year.Let our big guys make plays and Sims has a nose for the endzone.

  13. Bob in Valrico Says:

    not saying we don’t turn Doug loose ,but spread it out to all our weapons.