Jameis Changing Minds

September 12th, 2016
Changing minds.

Exposing illogical premises.

Well, it seems as if the national NFL typists are starting to come around.

Maybe it was smart after all to hire Dirk Koetter as the head Bucs coach?

Many national types howled when Team Glazer not only retained Koetter, the Bucs’ offensive coordinator, but promoted him. That perception may be changing thanks to America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Consider Wlll Brinson of CBS Sports. He too seemed to think hiring Koetter was a rash move, but after yesterday’s Bucs win over the Dixie Chicks, Brinson admits he is beginning to see the light.

Winston threw an early pick from his own end zone that Desmond Trufant found easily, but then regrouped quickly and lit up a vulnerable Falcons defense, completing 19 of his 24 passes in the second and third quarters, tossing all four touchdown passes in that span and averaging over 10 yards per pass attempt.

What really stands out from the action is the diversity of Winston’s weapons and his ability to cater to their various skill-sets. (This is also where retaining Dirk Koetter looks smart for Tampa — the consistency across the board makes this offense less likely to stumble early.)

If the Bucs play like they did yesterday with a modicum of consistency, then it will be clear to all but the clowns with their heads buried in the sand at Treasure Island that hiring Koetter was the smartest coaching move since Team Glazer traded for Chucky.

7 Responses to “Jameis Changing Minds”

  1. cometowin2 Says:

    I was at the game on the 45 yard line, 11 rows up behind the Bucs bench. Great game. I was shouting encouragement from the stands all day. I know they heard me. Asked Jamies for a TD to Chuck and he went out the next series and did it. I knew everyone’s first name except the long snapper. I’ll be there next week in Phoenix but my seats are not as good.

    Got to meet Jamies Winston’s parents after the game and they took a picture with me holding the national championship ring he gave his Dad. Great people!!!

  2. Buc-a-Noles Says:

    Man I am just so glad we picked Jamies, and didn’t get stuck with Mariota. He just keeps pushing himself and the team. Now if he can get to a faster start, and no stupid penalties, we can be close to knocking on the playoff doors. But I think that will be next year.

  3. rrsrq Says:

    Good teams beat the teams they are supposed to beat, and then get wins against teams like (Arizona) next week, this is how we move forward, like Ayers said, he hates to lose and when that mentality is prevalent with everyone in that locker room and it believe it is spreading, that’s when we become consistent playoff contenders.

  4. The Buc Realist Says:


    I was listening to some national sports radio and they actually talked about the Bucs!!!! and both host admitted that they were wrong that they bashed the Bucs for firing coach my scheme and what a difference in the team is already!!!! Then they talk about JW3!!!!
    (said in my Dave Mishkin voice)
    What Is Going On Around Here!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Great post all you guys. And Realist!!! D@$! how Sweet it is coming here and seeing you speak glowingly about your team. Salute my dude.

  6. pick6 Says:

    i agree about being particularly encouraged with how he his spreading it around. this was kind of like the philly game where he found 5 different guys for TDs. That’s something the best QBs seem to do, you can’t just shut down 1 or 2 guys and rattle the QB because he is totally comfortable with pass catchers 3 through 7 or 8…..he connected with 3 different TEs for very key plays, involved both RBs, and at least 3 WRs

  7. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    It would appear that my investment in my #3 game jersey, which I acquired during the offseason, is paying its due dividends. Go Bucs!