Jameis Is Driving The Train

December 9th, 2016
Pressure is no pressure.

Pressure is no pressure.

Without America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, the Bucs may not be in first place in December. Or perhaps not even in a playoff race.

In BSPN roundtable discussion of the most improved quarterbacks of 2016, Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders believes Jameis has made the most impact on his team from a year ago.

I think Winston is quietly having an interesting season. Despite a passing game that’s so centered around Mike Evans, Winston has generally avoided a lot of turnovers, outside of the Arizona game. He throws the deepest passes in the league at just under 10.0 air yards per attempt, and his league-best 87.1 QBR under pressure is far above the league average of 34.7. The Buccaneers are still in position to win the NFC South behind Winston’s passing.

That was an interesting angle Kacsmar took, not the “most-improved” angle.

It is hard for Joe to believe a 22-year old quarterback not yet through his second season is so unmoved by pressure from defenders. It is almost like Jameis gets off on it, like he thrives on it like baseball players who are so money in clutch times.

30 Responses to “Jameis Is Driving The Train”

  1. BuccoBruce91 Says:

    Can we just bring in Dede Westbrook today?
    Such a perfect fit for,speed,best double move in footbal,and brings the swag started with winston,kwon,and vh3

  2. Jameisbucsfan Says:

    In Jameis we trust!

  3. OneBuc55 Says:

    Jameis will be a nightmare for opposing defenders for a long time…if you blitz him, he makes a play…if don’t blitz him, he makes a play…he throws on the run as good as any QB ever…You really can’t compare him to any QB that’s played the game because he’s so unique…he’s great at improvising when the play breaks down…he’s smart, he’s a die hard competitor, he’s an amazing leader, and he’s a gifted passer…The thing I love most about JW is his “get better everyday” mentality…He’s so good, but yet so humble…We struck gold when we drafted him…Pretty soon Jameis Winston will be the face of league…

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Last year at this time the Bucs were 6-6 and folks were talking about the playoffs. Then we played the Saints at Ray Jay in our 13th game of the season, lost 24-17 and that started a losing streak that landed us a new coach. I think we lost because: (1) our offense started way too slow, couldn’t convert 3rd downs at critical points, & only held the ball for less than 23 mins TOP; and (2) our defense couldn’t get off the field on 3rd down & we let Drew Brees pass for over 75%. This year, especially lately, the Bucs offense & defense are doing MUCH better in all those areas. Still, this one’s too close to call because of all the Bucs’ injuries.

  5. OneBuc55 Says:

    Defense Rules, I agree 100%…
    We know what Jamies can do…what we need down the stretch is our running game…run the football, control the clock, and play good defense…

  6. K2 Says:

    Jamies is learning how to throttle back on dangerous curves, Koetter is pulling the right levers to turn the train away from Loserville, Licht is acquiring enough assets to prevent the train from being derailed and enough locomotive power to haul the bandwagon. Go Bucs!

  7. NJBucsFan Says:

    @ BuccoBruce

    I’d rather have Corey Davis. Better size

  8. Rrsrq Says:

    Jameis is our guy, he makes a couple of throws a game and it’s like nooooo, but he gets away with it, because even if it’s a pick, the defense has the offenses’s back. Now if we can get Roberto to stop deflating us after a miss, which I believe he will not miss a FG the rest of this season, we will be alright.

  9. NashvilleBuc Says:

    I fear this can all change when (not if ) he gets hurt. His style is without doubt going to cost him a knee at some point. I love the fight. LOVE IT. But the way he fights and squirms for the extra yard is putting him in grave danger.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If you want to see how good Jameis really is…..then pick up a WR that is good enough to make ME13 a number 2. We have the money to do that. But ME is so good I’m not sure that player exists.

  11. The Buc Realist Says:

    If JW3 is driving, that means Coach Smitty and the defense is the engine!!!!! And without the engine you will not drive anywhere!!!!!!

    I am surprised that no one is talking about drew brees last game!!! He was not that good! short throws and when he tried to do longer throws they were falling short!!! And he was really jumping/stepping into his throws. It was like he had pitchers dead arm!!!!

  12. ClodHopper Says:

    It’s nice knowing your QB is so smart and with a great head on his shoulders that we don’t have to worry about him doing what Jfro did when he was driving that train… Turn into Casey Jones

  13. tdtb2015 Says:

    @TBR If the 3 headed monster of Martin, Rodgers and Simms are effective, Jameis will be driving a Turbo Engine. That will get us pass the wild card game.

    Go Bucs!!!

  14. BigHogHaynes Says:

    4 games to play with 2 games to win to show improvement over last year’s team!!

  15. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    @big hog
    U want to see 9-7 as improvement? We have already showed improvement over last year’s team as of now. Dont change the criteria for improving after we have already shown thatwe have improved. We were 6-10 last year, so improvement would be 7-9 and we are currently 7-5. I too want us to win more games this year, but even if we go 0-4 this month it is still an improvement over last year.

  16. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Jameis is the Truth.

    He THRIVES in pressure situations.

    He puts in the time studying, so he knows what’s going on with everything (literally, everything Lol), then he can just focus on the moment and execute whatever action needs to be done to be successful in that moment.

    He envisions Success and then works his butt off in every aspect necessary to achieve that success.


  17. Holy Facepalm Says:


  18. Holy Facepalm Says:

    Haynes, that is

  19. R.O. Says:

    Wouldnt any team be in the position they are in with/without their QB?

  20. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    BigHog, set 9 wins as an improvement because he didn’t think it was a win total we could reach. That way he could bitch all off-season about how firing Lovie was a bad move. Anyone with eyes can see we are a better team, regardless of finishing with 7 or 9 wins.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis had a TON of (off the field) pressure while at FSU and didn’t flinch on the field.

    Think I mentioned that a lot pre-draft. It’s one of the things that drew me to the kid.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Eric75…the only thing Hog cares about is whether or not Lovie was wronged by OUR team. Still cares to this day!

  23. RustyRhino Says:

    ClodHopper, Thanks! I needed to see a Grateful Dead reference this early in the morning. As I light the candle, curse the glare, stumble off to the kitchen to hunt for coffee. Right after I open itunes and click on playlist Greatful Dead. Then I will be truckin’ like the do-dah man. Reading all the joebucsfan that I can. on and on until the coffee is gone, And just keep truckin’ on.

    I am very excited to see Mr. Winston growing up (smh@22) before our eyes.

    Go! Bucs!

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    lol I’m a Dead Head too.

  25. RootsCrew Says:

    Dirk and Jameis are driving the train.. Smitty and the defense are providing the fuel to power said train. It’s truly a balanced team effort at this point. Finally! And 7-9 would be improvement over last year. It would be disappointing, but given all the early injuries, still an improvement.

    I think people are forgetting that we had the 4th or 5th easiest schedule last season. 6 wins was underachieving in my eyes. We got saddled with the 5th hardest scheduled this year. Seriously, just think about the teams we’ve played/will play, Falcons, Cards (not as bad as record) Broncos, Raiders, Chiefs, Seahawks, Chargers, Cowboys, & Saints. Last years team would have gone 3-13 against this schedule.

  26. DB55 Says:


    If Jameis wins the next 4 games it would be hard not to give it to him.

  27. gilhealy Says:

    @ Realist, I noticed that also. He was way short on a lot of throws. And yes, he was giving it all he had on few. I wonder if they’ll try more short routes than normal this week. Either way, if our front get pressure like they have lately, I like our chances. Hell, we may hurt his shoulder again.

  28. Buccfan37 Says:

    Winston is getting better all the time. The sky is the limit. Buc fans are proud again.

  29. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “BigHogHaynes Says:
    December 9th, 2016 at 8:58 am

    4 games to play with 2 games to win to show improvement over last year’s team!!”

    Seven wins > Six Wins

    I see that we have completely stopped teaching math in our schools.

    I’m sure there’s a some Illini site just desperate for new members. This place is for Bucs fans only.

  30. Pickgrin Says:

    “we don’t have to worry about him doing what Jfro did when he was driving that train… Turn into Casey Jones”

    LOL – Good one Clodhopper

    I for one would love to see Winston’s off-season ALABAMA GETAWAY delayed a # of weeks due to the EYES OF THE WORLD watching Jameis DEAL it up to Evans vs some helpless AFC team’s defense in Super Bowl 51.
    “Winston to Evans…. a spectacular catch – and HE’S GONE!! TD Tampa Bay!! Boy this Buccaneer team is HARD TO HANDLE and sure seems BUILT TO LAST with all this young talent. It sure looks as if they will NOT FADE AWAY from playoff and Super Bowl contention anytime soon….”