Jameis’ Attempts A Bad Omen

September 29th, 2016
High amount of passes likely to continue.

High amount of passes likely to continue.

Yesterday, Joe brought word that America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, damned near set an NFL record for most passes thrown through three games to start a season.

Jameis also leads the NFL with 142 pass attempts.

If you think this is a good thing, the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman would like to have a word with you.

Big passing numbers from Jameis are likely to continue. There is no running game to speak of with Doug Martin out due to a bum hamstring. The Bucs, at least the next two games, likely will be trailing. Add the two together, and it comes out that the Bucs will be throwing like the old San Diego Chargers.

Not until the Bucs get a running game (again) will the passing attempts for Jameis subside.

18 Responses to “Jameis’ Attempts A Bad Omen”

  1. Ph Fan Says:

    Setting up the run with passing can produce good results

  2. BCoburn Says:

    You also can’t just go out and try running a handful of times and then say it isn’t working. That’s just a real lack of commitment not to mention too small of a sample size. If you went out and had a handful of 3 and outs as a result of trying to run that’s another story. Point is sometimes it takes a back to get going. Heck I thought when Jacquizz got in there he did some good things. I understand taking what the defense gives you, and early on I thought the Rams were selling out against the run early in the game so yeah you make them pay, but don’t forget to come back to it when they let their guard down.

  3. thegregwitul Says:

    Well, it’s common sense really. The volume of pass attempts confirms the one dimensional approach of the offense. They have to get the run game going, either that, or the defense needs to clamp down, so Jameis isn’t out there slinging it every single series.

  4. Ndog Says:

    Hey joe why do we get articles questioning Vjax, Jameis, Koetter, Kwon, LVD, Mike Smith, Verner, Conte, etc……. But we never get one looking a Gerald McCoy lack of impact on games? Again 2 weeks in a row he has made two plays that meant anything. Why are some players exempt from the blame?

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m going to tell you right now, if we aren’t able to run the ball successfully against Denver, we have no shot of winning the game. It is the only way to beat them. They have one of the best secondaries and pass rushes of all time. If you don’t soften them up by running the ball, forget about it. No two players on our team can block Von Miller if he’s got his ears pinned back. I would rather waste a possession or two by running the ball extra than have Jameis throw 50 times.

  6. dcbucsfan Says:

    If Simms/Rodgers can produce like they did the last game, JW will be ok. As a team, we need to cut down on dumb turnovers and as a defense, the secondary needs to clamp down which will help the pass rush. Usually, the pass rush helps the secondary but in our case, it needs to be reversed. Lastly, if JW does throw as much as they expect, then high percentage targets and his accuracy needs to improve. This is a good team with many pieces to build on, just need someone to put them together now.

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Hey joe why do we get articles questioning Vjax, Jameis, Koetter, Kwon, LVD, Mike Smith, Verner, Conte, etc……. But we never get one looking a Gerald McCoy lack of impact on games? Again 2 weeks in a row he has made two plays that meant anything. Why are some players exempt from the blame?”


    We would get those articles when he isn’t having an impact. First of all, if you actually watched the games you would see he is getting doubled and tripled on every single play. There is no one on our line that strikes fear in the other team aside from McCoy. If you actually watch the game on Sunday, you would have seen McCoy pushing the pocket time in and time out, but because he doesn’t have 12 sacks a game you think he isn’t having an impact. It’s just ignorant, and Joe and every other person that knows football knows better than to write something so stupid.

  8. Kobe Faker Says:

    Talib is going to lockdown with ME13

    Chris Harris is going to lockdown with Humphries

    During the press conference, Jameis stated the defense was calling out sims screenplays

    Defenses knows Koetters formula and going to make us beat them with our #2 receiver. I think Keyshawn Jackson doesnt feel like helping the team. Maybe we should pickup justin hunter

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  9. 813bucboi Says:

    dirk has to get more creative with his run plays….put sims in a position to be successful…try putting a blocker in front of him in the “I” formation…toss sweeps…jet sweeps….counter runs…something besides the predictable running directly behind pamphile or marpet….GO BUCS!!!

  10. Joe Says:

    But we never get one looking a Gerald McCoy lack of impact on games?

    1. You haven’t read JoeBucsFan.com regularly of late. 🙂

    2. From what Joe can tell, the defensive breakdowns are not GMC’s fault. He very much impacted the opening game at Atlanta.

    3. If you want to nitpick, Lavonte David’s goose egg at Arizona is much more revolting.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Hawaiian Buc : The defense rests it’s case…

  12. Da Fonz Says:

    I love Gerald McCoy but people on this site act like people can’t say anything about Gerald McCoy. Stop knocking other bucs fans to holding him to the standards of being a DT here in Tampa (standard is warren sapp). The man was labeled as a pass rushing DT coming out of college yet the man hasn’t got ten sacks ever in his career. That’s a fact you can’t deny.

  13. BigStinky Says:

    Why are we talking about McCoy when the article is about Jameis. People don’t want to blame JW for anything on this site. The ONLY reason he leads the NFL in pass attempts is because we have been behind in the last 2 games. It’s NOT because we don’t have a running game, if the game were close or we were ahead we would STILL be running it. Running the ball takes MORE time off the clock and when you are behind you need time on the clock or yards in bigger chunks. Maybe if we could STOP turning the ball over we would be running it more often. Or, if Winston could keep MORE drives alive being a little more accurate with the football, we wouldn’t fall behind. Let’s hope the defense is better this week OR we may fall behind and abandon the run again.

  14. Ndog Says:

    If i ever watched the games due I’m at the freaking games watching 3rd and long time and time again and he does nothing. Plus you really don’t think other “great” players don’t get doubled team but still make plays. Know you’re right they never double Watt, Miller, Mack, or used to double White, Sapp, Greene, Thomas, or Randle yep they got one on one’s all day that’s the only reason they made plays. Who here is the ignorant one?

  15. Ndog Says:

    Oh yeah I forgot if YOU actually watched the games YOU would have seen on the 1st td to Quick you best buddy was single blocked and got stoned thus resulting in a td and 7 point lead for the Rams. But I guess that doesnt matter.

  16. Ndog Says:

    Because Big stinky it is called accoutabilty and our defense just have up freaking 30 points TO THE RAMS! Our “leader”made one play the entire game and as I just pointed out was a huge factor in giving up the first 7 of the game via bomb but all we hear is Jameis and Kotteer blew the timeouts or the kicker sucks I am just wondering why on this site McCoy just slides by and in fact gets defended when he isn’t making a impact at all, other than negative.

  17. BigStinky Says:

    @ Ndog

    Yeah, I think McCoy is overrated too, I was just wondering why we were ALL talking about McCoy when the article was about Jameis. Sapp, “Big Stinky”, use to get double-teamed ALL the time and STILL made plays. How many times did he have OVER 10 sacks in a season? McCoy zero. Sapp would get to the QB on a regular basis, even if it was just to pressure them. Wish Gruden didn’t send him off to Oakland to finish off his career, good times.

  18. BigStinky Says:

    The Bucs aren’t done yet, they STILL have losing to do this year. It WILL get better though by the end of the year. This team is WAY better off with DK at the helm than Lovie. As soon as we can eliminate ALL these turnovers these games will start to be W’s instead of losses. Can’t wait until it happens too. I am NOT going to expect us to win another game UNTIL we win at LEAST 2 in a row. This losing chit has got to stop sooner or later. Once JW gets a little more accurate with the football things will start to change for the better.