What Has To Stop

October 10th, 2016
Winston Glennon

Health concerns are real

Well, here’s one for the withered Mike Glennon Mob to get excited about.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, has been hit 39 times this season. That leads the NFL and he’s on pace to absorb 156 hits this season.

Keep in mind Jameis took 109 hits last year, tops among starting quarterbacks.

Something has to stop. No QB can take that kind of punishment and expect to make it through a season, let alone be ready for the playoffs.

A lot of this is on the offensive line and Jameis, and a chunk is on Dirk Koetter, who needs to find a way to keep his quarterback safer. Don’t want to take him out of out-of-reach games, Dirk? That’s fine. Then run the ball or throw passes out of quick drops.

Jameis took 16 hits against the Broncos, but he still was taking too many before that game, already on pace to have more than last season.

Somebody, everybody, needs to start looking out for the health of No. 3.

14 Responses to “What Has To Stop”

  1. ShaolinMonken Says:

    The biggest culprit here is Jameis himself. God Bless Him, but the guy will hang onto the ball until the last second and take a wallop to make a play. You either live with it, or coach it out of him. Hopefully he’s Brett Favre and manages to stay healthy despite this trait, because the trait itself is admirable and will help us win…

  2. D-Rome Says:

    Guess who was sitting yesterday after putting a game out of reach by their opposing team?

    Tom Brady.

    After New England managed to get a commanding lead Bill Belichick sat Tom Brady and put in Jimmy Garoppolo. Protecting the franchise is what smart coaches do.

  3. iamkingsu Says:

    Get this guy a decent center and a tackle then shuffle a few pieces and the line will be set.

  4. iamkingsu Says:

    Alex Mack is quietly the best offseason acquisition this year. He sured that Falcons oline up by himself.

  5. Kobe Faker Says:

    I agree with you 100%, but you didnt finish why this is stupid

    Why does koetter keep jameis in these blowouts when the defense is trying to kill the qb. How is this helping jameis mechanics? You want to to be more accurate but how is he being better running for his life and throwing the ball falling down?

    Actually this is detrimental to his development. He is getting better at being skiddish and paranoid inside the pocket. His timing and accuracy skills becomes worse and become habitual and learned behavior

    People better realise offensive qb guru he is not.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    Alex Mack is quietly the best offseason acquisition this year. He sured that Falcons oline up by himself.

    Meanwhile, how’s Jason Licht’s big free agency splash working out? J.R. Sweezy is stealing money from the Bucs.

  7. iamkingsu Says:

    @D Rome

    I honestly and truthfully forgot about him. And that alone is a shame. I hated the pick up anyway that Seahawks Oline was horrible last year.

  8. pick6 Says:

    @iamkingsu – sleeping on alex mack was an error. hawley and evan smith are both classic “until we find someone better” players at Center and we had the means to pursue a pro bowl center instead of or even in addition to sweezy. why recruiting and paying a guard was deemed so important we appeared to already have a long-term pair of starting guards on this roster in marpet and pamphile, i really can’t say

    @D-Rome, i have watched plenty of Patriots games where the team is doubling up their opponent or much much worse and Brady is still out there slinging the ball around and refusing to let his backup get on to the field. there are probably multiple seasons where tom brady is the only QB to touch the football for the Patriots, and it’s not because they were playing in nail-biters every week. Brady wants the snaps, he wants the stats, and he wants to annihiliate his opponent. That’s who he is and his coaches are happy to accomodate. I don’t know what the Patriots do with their QB when they are getting blown out, i don’t think it’s happened since Tom’s second superbowl win

  9. pick6 Says:

    i think the decision to keep Jameis in vs Arizona had alot to do with the fact that it was Week 2. There was probably some thought that they could use the reps in preparation for the final 14 games. Obviously the attempt to gain momentum and confidence backfired, but i can follow the logic that early in the year with a new head coach who wants to speed up the development of offensive chemistry

  10. Doctor Stroud Says:

    ShaolinMonken’s got it right. When Jon Gruden featured Colt McCoy for his QB Camp before the draft, they reviewed a play in which McCoy ran all over the place until he eventually got pummeled. Gruden asked him what he should have done, and in a really thick twang, McCoy said: “Get rid of the dang ball!” McCoy’s career has not turned out so well, but he had the right idea that America’s (2nd Most Hated) Quarterback should take to heart.

  11. McBuc Says:

    Kobe, I’ll take Dirk over you all day. He is not a NFL coach by accident. Get over yourself.

  12. BigStinky Says:

    Love how Jameis tries to make a play until the last second but he needs to learn how to throw the ball away. It’s NOT doing any good for him to take so many hits when he doesn’t complete the pass anyway. Just get rid of the ball and make a play on the next down. He should already know to get rid of the ball quickly when there is a blitz, right? Good luck tonight JW. Go BUCS!

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Jameis is duarable for now because he’s young. Those Hits will add up sooner than later. He will pay a heavy price. I don’t think Jameis will learn the tricks of the trade the easy way. They will come hard for him..at a price. I’m really surprised he has not gone down by now. I still don’t think Koetter should have left him in that Denver game. One more or game with that type of punishment and he’s out for the season. My poor Bucs. The only cavalry that’s gonna save them is…Themselves.

  14. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Roll outs, quick passes, and a better running game would help jw.