“Rare” Escapability

December 8th, 2016
Dare Jameis to run. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

Dare Jameis to run. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

For a guy not finished with his second season, the way America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is able to light up teams when leaving the pocket, especially for a guy not known as a running QB, is dramatic.

Folks are able to see this in games.

Bucs coaches see Jameis’ trait all the time in practice as well as ib games. In fact, Jameis’ throwing outside the pocket is so good, Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken labeled it as “rare” yesterday.

“He’s got the rare ability to escape,” Monken said of Jameis. “He’s strong enough to escape and run or throw, he has that quality, as opposed to just, ‘I’m going to take off and run,’ or, ‘I’m just going to stand back there and try and throw,’ and he’s accurate on the run.

“We had a play down in the red zone, the low red, where he missed Mike. I think everybody was stunned. It was such a rarity that we was on the run that [people were thinking], ‘How’d that happen? What’s wrong with you?’ Because almost every time, it feels like he’s scrambling and he throws a completion or a touchdown, it’s just the way it is. But I’ll take our quarterback.”

Joe cannot remember a quarterback, much less a young quarterback, that thrives like Jameis in a broken down pocket.

Joe hopes not to jinx the Bucs or Jameis by typing the following, but there are times Jameis is throwing on the run that Joe swears on a stack of bibles Jameis is reminiscent of Brett Favre. No joke.

32 Responses to ““Rare” Escapability”

  1. Vincente Says:

    All I know is when Jameis runs out of the pocket I’m telling my wife oh this is going to be good, watch this! and boom first down or touchdown nearly everytime. It’s incredible. It’s exciting. This offense is predictable yet unpredictable at the same time, but in a very good way.

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

    87.1completion percentage under pressure. In other words THIS MUTHA@$!#A GETS BETTER WIT PRESSURE😠.

  3. al121976 Says:

    I’m glad he’s more mobile than people gave him credit for, it goes to show how smart he is too, Great pick.

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

    Like 87 has said repeatedly….

    Jameis is the new Favre, but with an even higher ceiling.

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

    He has his own style, its not always a thing of beauty. But maann is it hella effective.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    From what I can determine…..Jameis needs more time because his receivers generally aren’t open early and that includes Evans. For the exception of the WR screens to Humphries, we don’t seem to have many calls for quick passes.
    Things are working out especially if we have our running game.

    I would actually like to see more play action on first down. Sometimes we seem to go to the well a little too much with the run and it is stuffed.

    You can almost always count on a 1st & 10 run up the middle in the red zone and it’s usually stopped and that makes our red zone offense less productive.

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    I’ll take our version of a mobile QB over any RGIII or Vick or Mariotta that you can find. There’s always a trade off with those guys. Not with ours. He’s just as content to sit in the pocket and pick you apart. If you flush him out, that’s fine too, he’ll get you that way just as well. And he’s got a #1 receiver that has been playing that style of football since college.

  8. celly Says:

    Jameis’ escapability and gunslinger mentality makes him most like Farve and Big Ben…

    As a matter of fact, I’d even go as far as to call him a Big Ben sized Farve.

  9. Lord Cornelius Says:

    That run that got called back was one of my favorite of his career. He juked like 5 guys it seemed like lol.

    HIs moves aren’t even predictable. He does different ish all the time. Whether it’s a little jab step to break Leanord Floyd’s ankles; or spinning out of a tackle; it’s a thing of freaking beauty.

  10. Tom Edrington Says:

    Jameis has world-class speed in the three-yard dash……they don’t measure that at the combine….

  11. rrsrq Says:

    When I see his fire, competitiveness and gunslinger mentality, I also think of Farve, not to mention country boy strong. Even at FSU (whom I dislike), he had unique escapability.

  12. SCBucsFan Says:

    A big reason for it is that Jameis almost never gives up on a play. A lot of QBs throw the ball away if the pocket collapses and they can’t get an open target. Jameis tries to make something out of nothing and it works more often than not, surprisingly.

  13. Timbucs2 Says:

    SCBucsFan, it’s true, he can pull things o that other QBs would toss outa bounds quickly, I think it’s his competitveness at work. Sometime though, it shoots him int he foot as he throws an off balance pick or forces a throw that shoulda been thrown out. But I’ll take Jameis any day, guy has skills.

    I have to say that the thing that stands out to me as a Bucs fan of 17 years is 3rd down. In Dungy or even Chucky days (and obviously ever since), a 3rd-and-long meant punt basically. Now I am actually expecting Jameis to throw to Mike or Cam, or to scramble for the 1st. 3rd down is exciting now, unlike in the past when it was just depressing.

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    “I’ll take our quarterback.”

    Me too Todd, Me too. Over any QB in the league.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Winston has proven to be very skillfully evasive.

  16. OneBuc55 Says:

    JW’s positives far exceed the negatives in his game…There are times that you wish he’d like the play die and move on but he just isn’t wired that way…the amazing thing is he’s doing all of this at 23 yrs old…

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

    I wanna second that Pick, over ANY QB in the league!

  18. Gilhealy Says:

    22 yrs. old

  19. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Rare is the word I was searching for yesterday which is why I no longer see comparisons with anhy other QB’s. #3 is an original.

    He has the gift combined with passsion and an awesome work ethic.

    His year and a half in the league have now started showing up in tgremendous pocket presence…he just knows when and where to move now.

    And he has the most exceptional gift….#3 is not only elusive….he keeps his eyes down the field and then as the piece mentions…#3 is just blessed when it comes to throwing on the run and he can do it running to his left as well as his rigth.

    I do not remember a QB with that particular group of skill sets, in the enormous amounts possessed by #3 in my lifetime. He looks like an original to me.

  20. rayjay1122 Says:

    Well put Stpetebucsfan. I totally agree with your assessment.

  21. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Did you forget about Russel Wilson? His scramble drill is top notch. Him and Jameis are 2 of the best in that category.

  22. Trubucfan22 Says:

    That post by stpetebucsfan is kinda funny… a seahawk fan could have wrote that same exact post word for word and it would fit just as well for their #3. Lol

  23. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Just think, in 5 years, he will be entering his prime! If this is “learning the league” Winston, I can wait to see “I’ve seen every defense thrown at me” Winston!

  24. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    StPete, I agree. That throw on the run to Evans was awesome!

  25. 10-6 or bust Says:

    According to football outsider and there Qb rankings Jameis is the number 9 qb in the league pretty interesting stuff real good read and you know who the number two backup is behind garropolo yeah mike glennon. It is not opinion based but direct statistics

  26. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    10-6,it might be based on stats, but he only played less than a half. Small sample sizes can lie. He might be number 2, but not because of those stats.

  27. Brian Says:

    I totally get the Favre thing. Same thing with the picks. He’s a frigging gun sling and I love it. Hell he started his career the same way with the pick six on first ever pass. I’ll take it all day long. Love this guy

  28. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Yep, JW3 and Favre are the only 2 qbs to throw a pick 6 on their 1st EVER nfl pass. And they both have that beautifully clumsy play style. Talk about coincidence.

  29. NutterBuccer Says:

    Favre is exactly the guy people compared him to coming out of college, throws a lot of TDs and int and is a true leader….ill take it can always cut back on int can’t teach winning and leadership.

  30. Warthog Says:

    Jameis is what people thought Johnny Football could be.

  31. Ocala Says:

    At only 22 years old and with his receiving weapons being one elite receiver and a bunch of guys that should probably be limited to special teams or the practice squad it is amazing what he is doing.

    I am focused on this season, but can you imagine what Jameis will be able to do if he gets a real deep threat another TE and a top notch number 2 WR?

    I really think we are just scratching the surface of what he will be able to do going forward.

  32. orlbucfan Says:

    I had my doubts when Bucs drafted Fameis. I knew about the off-field trouble, and I thought: oh no, not another gangbanger. Character is a BFD To me. Plus, I was and still am a fan of MG8. Glennon has never had a fair shot cos of all the coaching musical chairs. Well, it’s his 2nd year here, and Fameis has kept his nose clean. I am a huge fan of DK cos he’s building the best offense this ball club has ever had. FJ is the qb, but he’s got one heck of a developing supporting cast. I wrote 8-8 for last and this season. Now, I’m beginning to wonder. No SB though, a game at a time!!
    BTW, it will be drop dead gorgeous weather at RayJay this Sunday. 12th Man better be out in force. GO MIGHTY BUCS!!