Seeing Ghosts

October 7th, 2016

casperYeah, yeah, yeah. Jameis is throwing picks. He has eight. One more than this time last year.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he was “very concerned” over the picks. Fans are up in arms. The Bucs are 1-3 and on the cusp of going full-blown draft mode in October. Again.

Why is Jameis having a sophomore slump? It happens, said former NFL quarterback Jim Miller. In fact, he believes Jameis is seeing ghosts.

In a panel discussion on quarterbacks on Pat Kirwan’s fantastic site, Real Football Network, former NFL defensive coordinator Greg Robinson, Kirwan and Miller discuss the quarterback sophomore slump. Miller believes it will be midseason before Jameis snaps out of it.

You can see the full discussion below. The Jameis chatter begins at the 5:00 mark.

18 Responses to “Seeing Ghosts”

  1. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Things are getting crazy when we are blaming Casper

    I hated the Sims pick when we made it and said so. At that time we disparately needed Oline replacements. Sims is nothing but a compliment to a #1 RB, he is NOT next man up, and now I am not sure he is worth his 3rd rd status without that #1 RB.

    Aguayo, I don’t have anything against him, and he may prove to be a poor man’s Janokowski. But, when we can’t breathe on a QB, we move up to draft a kicker?! A week ago I pointed out DE Yannick Ngakoue was available instead of taking Aguayo, and Ngakoue now has 3 sacks for the Jags.

    But the biggest villain in the wreaking ball of the early part of the Bucs season is the defense. Joe, you defend them by saying they only gave up 13 points when not having a short field with Denver. Yes, but first, Denver was always up a score, so there was no urgency to put pressure on a 7th rd QB to produce – unlike we put on Jameis. More important, The Rams had not scored a TD on O in its two previous games and we gave up 37 points to them! This (and not having a next man up RB, see above) puts Jameis under pressure to attack thru the air and that increases the chance of INTs

    The bottom line is the pieces we have in place are not making a whole. I like Licht, but a lot of this is on him. Oh yeah, and forgot to mention we did not go after another NEEDED WR this offseason.

    Sorry for the long post. No, this is not Bonzai in drag… lol

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    Seeing the ghost of incompetent Lovie Smith in this defense.

  3. BucinJAX Says:

    Harry, my own lol to you, “No, this is not Bonzai in drag… lol”

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    Stabler to Dave Casper……..they used to call it “Ghost to the post” as their favorite touchdown play…….Jameis needs to find that sort of Ghost

  5. Off the Cuff Says:

    When undrafted free agents came in and had a little bit of success last year, they felt the need to build the defense around them. Players go undrafted because of injury, attitude or ability problems. You don’t build the whole team around them.

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Harry in Costa Rica Says
    “Sorry for the long post. No, this is not Bonzai in drag… lol”

    I heard that. Nothing is Bonzai in drag 😛

  7. Bob in Valrico Says:

    The O -line is blocking like 2014, and that caused doug martin to dance and dive through slivers of holes.although sims is doesn’t run up the middle like
    Martin he wasn’t dancing last year when there holes to run through..truth is there haven’t been many holes for either Martin or Sims.They are run pass blocking better early,but after the pics it becomes open season on Jameis.
    He is missing open receivers and is not throwing the ball where his receivers
    have the best chance to catch the ball.
    Koetter needs to fix the run blocking now,replace Dotson with Cherilus,Put evan Smith at guard and move Pamphile to swing.He has got to try something.
    Jameis is not playing with poise and confidence against the better defenses.
    Give him a running game Dirk.

  8. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @BucinJAX: Glad you liked. It was only meant if fun to Bonzai

    @Dallas: Sorry, I almost mention the famed OAK connection. Good old John Madden days!

    @Bonzai: Thank you for having a sense of humor. No offense intended. But have you taken DB55’s advice and looked up Bonzai on Wikipedia? lol

    @Bob: I can’t agree with the Oline. They are not doing as well as expected. But they have played the best D fronts in the NFL in this early schedule. And as Joe points out, Jameis is not getting killed that bad considering.

  9. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Opps, cancel that Bonzai, I meant Urban dictionary

  10. Bob in Valrico Says:

    agree the pass blocking is better,but I have seen doug, Sims, and even legarrett blounte dance when there not good enough holes run through causing indecision.Sims straight up running style also doesn’t help him up the middle.
    Dotson is creating a lot of penalties.Happen to like Pamphile and do think his pass blocking has helped.And lastly why are we paying Sweezy a big signing bonus to get an operation and rehab. That stinks.

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    look, Jameis is probably going to be forced to throw a lot again this coming Sunday. He’s either off or on. This will tell the tape of the game. Does he turn it over and place Panthers offense in a short field situation..or complete at least 65% of his throws. He’s gotta help the Defense. Stop giving opposition the short field advantage. Its as simple as that. Look at AZ last night. 2nd string QB. He was not great. But he did not turn the ball over either. He gave his team a chance to win in the 2nd half.

  12. mike Says:

    seems like with the vjax pick on opening day (he ran the wrong route) and the sims pick he look at one spot the whole way… he had his mind made up before the snap where he was going. I assume that will get better with time

  13. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @mike Johnson
    agree and think a long TD or two to evans would boost his confidence.I would stay away from the 5 yard passes in traffic across the middle.

  14. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    Just don’t play scared!

  15. Negative Jeff Says:

    V-Jax = Garbage. Humphries = Average at his best. Evans = Above Average talent. Brate = blocking TE pretenting to be a pass catcher. Now tell my why Winston is having a bad season? There is really is no one outside of Evans that is a reliable target.

  16. DB55 Says:

    16 hits a game? I’d be seeing ghosts too. And on some of those hits he’s getting crushed by two 300lb guys, he’s getting hit in the head and they’re trying to break his knees. Forget the INTs I’m shock the man can get up for the next snap.

  17. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @negative Jeff
    Not sure where you got that blocking is a strength of Cameron Brate.I think he is the opposite a pass catching tight end and Luke stocker is the blocking tight end .Humphries has shown improvement. Jameis has struggled with accuracy against the toughest defenses of his career.

  18. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Refs are pretty much useless when they let two player pile on jameis like that
    when he is lying on the ground.
    on another note D-line was having a hard time overcoming jersy pulling and holding by Denver O-line.