Easier Life For Jameis

March 14th, 2017

Easier living.

Over the weekend, new Bucs wide receiver Flash Jackson said he wanted to make life easier for America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Andy Benoit of theMMQB.com suggests that will happen just by DJax stepping onto the field.

The Bucs signing DJax helps the offense out in many ways, per Benoit. In particular, defenses now must play more vanilla against the Bucs as overloading one side of the field will invite disaster.

[The Bucs] offense became hamstrung at times last season with the way opponents constantly rolled safeties to Mike Evans’s side. The addition of Jackson and his speed really complicates that for a defense. Anytime you have wide receivers who can threaten safeties, you limit the defense’s ability to take chances and disguise. That makes life markedly easier on a young QB like Jameis Winston.

And if that is the case, shouldn’t Cam Brate be able to gouge a defense by exposing seams? And shouldn’t this open up underneath patterns for Rudy Humphries?

Now if the Bucs can only get a running back. You know, like a certain guy who played on Saturdays last year?

76 Responses to “Easier Life For Jameis”

  1. James Says:

    Rudy Humphries? Are you just trying that one out, hopefully?

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Someone wake up NosBos. Joe’s all in for … someone who played on Saturday? (Name withheld to allow for future deniability?).

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    If you are looking for gouging and explosive plays from underneath that will be CS34!!!! did you forget he is on the roster Joe???? followed by AH10. you are overestimating CB84 abilities!!! Great possession pass catcher. But now with more room underneath, you want guys that can make the first guy miss and turn it into an explosive play!!! and that is not CB84!!!!! and we need to see what the draft and late cuts will bring this roster!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!

  4. Miko Says:

    Cook? the fumbler…just what we need, another turnover machine…Jameis already has that covered…can anyone in Florida look past the FSU players?…hope Licht can…

  5. Eric Says:

    Read a mock draft that had Cook falling to 24. Had a bad “three cone drill” or something.

    Perhaps we can benefit from that idiocy.

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Still would like to see one more receiving threat added to this offense

    After seeing how small how small cook was at the underwear Olympics I’m not convinced he could take the pounding of a NFL back

    But I’m sure the FSU homers (who likely never even went to the school) will defend him as the next Barry sanders

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

    75 you had me rolling with that post lastnight bro. I was at work dying😂. And 941 that 12:06 post Salute my G. They speak on situations as if they were present an witnessed what went on. I’ve decided to allow them to run they’re mouthes wit out interruption when it comes to Dalvin’s so called legal issues. But trust me I’m Always around just figured I’d allow Perine and Mixon to have the stage lastnight. But today is Tuesday.. So let the debate begin.

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

    Tony don’t bite my material bro. I’m saying that about McCaffery with his slight frame and here you go with the same about Dalvin. Save it dude. Do a side by side of Dalvin Cook and Jamaal Charles and come back telling me about too small. Y’all speak with out thinking so frequently. You remember Charles the guy in KC that was shredding the league prior to shredding his acl. Yeeaaa.

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

    And oh by the way Blake them folks on nfl network saying the same thing I’ve been saying about McCaffery ultimately ending a slot in the league my g.

  10. Buc 4ever Says:

    Not buying it. We still have $40 million to obtain players. We are still a hamstring away from being in the same position at our WR spot as we were last year. I understand that we must sign Evans in a year or two, but this “weapons for Jameis” quote can’t mean just signing DJAX. We need playmakers. Dalvin Cook is a playmaker. I don’t understand these post saying wait and draft an RB in later rounds. If Cook is there, get him. He will change everything about our offense and Jameis knows that and I’m sure he is in Koetter’s ear.

  11. Joeypoppems Says:

    I agree with you there Nosbos. Dalvin Cook’s size is just fine. I understand the injury and off the field arguments against Cook, I never understood the “Cook is too small” argument tho

  12. Ocala Says:

    We have arguably the worst running backs in the NFL.
    If we have the ability to draft MCCaffrey or Cook and pass on them It will be time to find a new GM.
    We also need depth at WR and TE
    We need more depth everywhere

  13. Eric Says:

    We have had a bad record taking FSU guys.

    Obviously has been our demise over the years.

    Definitely don’t want any more of that…..

  14. Tampa Tony Says:

    Nole- that’s a good comparison but Charles was much quicker than cook so his lack of size wasnt an issue as he could avoid big hits and the pounding a undersized RB takes. 5’10” 210 lbs is definitely a concern for me but he’s young and still has a chance to add weight

    I’d prefer another receiver over a RB as good gms can find productive backs anywhere in the draft

  15. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yeah cause them folks on Nfl network are always right.

    But yeah, I’ve pretty much moved on from Rb in the 1st round. We need a gamechanging Safety/Corner, a pass rusher, a right tackle, or one of the freakish manbeast TE’s in the 1st. With guys like Optmus Perine, Marlon Mack truck, or Kareem the dream Hunt in the 3rd or later…

    It would be dumb to draft a Rb in the 1st.

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    @Joey- you won’t find many RB’s 5’10” 210lbs

  17. Joeypoppems Says:

    maybe but a RB doesn’t need to be 6-1 225 to be successful

  18. Tampa Tony Says:

    As I said before I’m not opposed to cook if drafted I’d just like to see him add 5-8 pounds of lean muscle without losing the speed he does have

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    @Eric … “We have had a bad record taking FSU guys.” Uhhh, some guy named Mr. Derrick Brooks might disagree with that Eric. So might Jameis. You get hits & misses from every school, even from my favorite, Bama. (But if we draft OJ Howard, he’ll be one of the hits, not a miss).

  20. tdtb2015 Says:

    Sorry, Joe!

    With the 19th pick the Buccaneers select TE O.J. Howard.

    Chris Simms and J. Rodgers will become the best 1-2 punch in the NFL.

    Go Bucs!!!

  21. Joeypoppems Says:


    I mentioned last night that drafting OL round 1 might be the smartest move just because there is a high demand in the league for solid OL play and since this draft class isn’t very good maybe we should get one of the few prospects worth a high pick and then take advantage of the depth of the other positions like RB, WR, DBs, and DL.

    If Licht feels we need to address the OL anyway. I might join DB55 on that bandwagon

  22. Miko Says:

    …Simms sucks, a one trick pony…Rodgers is a journeyman….need a power back more than anything

  23. Joeypoppems Says:

    and the depth at TE. Thought I left a position out lol

  24. Negative Jeff Says:

    No! Stop it Joe. Dalvin Injury Cook would not make a good addition. DL or a stud TE. RB’s are a dime a dozen. The kid from USF is faster than Cook. You can get him in the 4th round.

  25. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yeah Joey I’m right there with you and DB. The only difference I have with DB is Garrett Bolles is my top guy, and I think Cam Robinson is a guard.

  26. Eric Says:


    That hack.

    Never ever wanna go to that well again.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Bad luck with FSU guys?

    Warrick Dunn (very little guy drafted 12th overall)
    Derrick Brooks
    Brad Johnson
    Jameis Winston
    Dexter Jackson (the good one)

  28. Guzzie Says:

    100 percent agree on building a #WALLFORWINSTON, take the best tackle available at 19, RB TE and WR are very deep this draft, also my favorite RB is Mixon but I’ll leave him out of the conversation, Dotson is warrior and great dude, but he’s 32 and injury prone, that’s just fact, our WR corps is blamed a lot for missing the playoffs, but Dotson not playing versus Dallas and Saints, Dotson is the bridge player, our future RT doesn’t appear to be on the roster unless you want an undrafted L Webster or a 5th round Benenoch who played guard last year, Dotson will get hurt, and JW won’t have time to throw to those WEAPONSFORWINSTON

  29. Etzel Says:

    I feel like we won’t go RB until the 3rd or 4th. Selecting Marlon Mack. He’ll split carries with Chuck n’ Quizz

  30. Guzzie Says:

    1st top tackle available
    2nd C Samuel/Curtis Godwin or any of the multiple WRs that can sit a year behind DJax
    3rd Mixon/Kareem Hunt/Marlon Mack/Brian Hill/Jeremy Nichols
    these backs don’t have to carry the full load
    4th Adam Shaheen/Jordan Leggete/Gerald Everett/Jeremy Sprinkle
    You can switch any order by round, Dalvin Cook is not Marshall Faulk, that’s just crazy talk, Faulk ran a 4.38 to Cooks 4.48, and was way more agile, Cook played behind a top OL too

  31. The Graham Tram Says:

    Guess where Jamaal Charles was drafted? 3rd round. I would consider Charles a very successful back, but he’s still only had 5 good seasons. The draft is deep at this position, so there’s a ton of opportunity cost associated with taking a guy in the first round that likely has multiple substitutes, at later rounds. When you factor in likelihood of injury at the position, there’s almost no reason to take that much risk with the first pick, unless he’s a superstar. Invest in the lines or get a true difference maker.

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

    Tony I am of the belief that Dalvin tanked his combine. It was stated Fameis said in a personal conversation that it would be good if he didn’t do well at the combine an slip to us. Trust me Tony Dalvin is faster than 4.5 bro.

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

    I’ll add that guys like Jamaal and Dalvin if you really they’re game they are slippery. In three years of watching Dalvin at FSU I don’t recall him talking many big time shots. They have way of averting those type of collisions. Jamaal did it for years now will he be able to elude those hits after the knee is to be seen. But prior to that he never took big shots.

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

    Tony his size is comparable to Lsean McCoy Jamaal Charles Marshall Faulk Walter Payton to mention a few. I would argue he os the ideal size for the position. Throw in Ladainian Tomlinson.

  35. Joeypoppems Says:

    And where was it stated that Jameis Winston told Dalvin Cook to tank his combine?

  36. gotbbucs Says:

    Most running backs are only as good as the offensive line in front of them, just saying. How is Dalvin when he immediately has someone in his face in the backfield? For any RB, the NFL is about how much you can gain after first contact. Koetter wants a bell cow back that the oline can get used to having back there.
    Dalvin is a great playmaker, no doubt, but is he what Koetter and Licht think is required for the offense to work? In my opinion, no. I don’t think they believe they need a premier pick RB to accomplish what they want to accomplish on offense. The league as a whole leans toward that mindset.

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

    Could this offense improve with a dual threat TE yes. But with a dynamic do it all RB it becomes a Juggernaut like Dan Kadar referenced yesterday.

  38. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    It’d just another one of his ridiculous conspiracy theories Joey.

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

    Gotbucs Dalvin ran behind a O line that had six different startes last season. He faired pretty well none the less. Pop if you missed that a week or so ago then I can’t help you bro.

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

    So y’all missed that article referencing Fameis and Dalvin pre draft talks??? Really??? Out of all people you two.

  41. Destinjohnny Says:

    13 was going to waste without a running game and strong number 2

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


  43. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yeah 6 different Line ups yada yada, my money says they were still Blue chippers. Didnt seem like they had any problems blowing people off the line in the game tapes I watched.

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

    And I ain’t surprised about you being in the safety position now Blake. I’ve said before you change flavors like dairy queen. God forbid you ran a football team. You would be all over the place with your picks.

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

    Clearly you ain’t watched s@$! cause our O lines was tipping this season smart guy and struggled early on. Like usual you talking out yo @$$. Film watcher.

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

    O line was young..

  47. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yeah Dalvin said they talk all the time. He never said “yeah Jameis told me to go out there and sabotage my own draft stock so I could make less money.”

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

    Six different O line combinations thru out the season.

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

    Some people think they so smart they be dumb as h3ll. If millions were all that important I don’t think he would’ve told the entire league he wants to be a Buc. Knowing they pick at 19 smart guy.

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

    And btw DJ mocking him 27 to KC.

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

    But I guess you know better than him. You spend all that time watching film an all.

  52. teacherman777 Says:

    Bring Back Blount!!!

    Jacquiz Rogers a hammer to help bruise defenders.

    Nobody in the league is afraid to tackle Jacquizz Rogers.

    But everybody is afraid of tackling LeGarette “pass me that” Blount.

    Sign Blount and Ray Rice!

    Keep 5 backs and beat up every team.

    Like Mark Ingram slapped us around in the season finale!

  53. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Nope. I respect the heck out of Daniel Jerimiah. And I didnt say just safety. As I’ve said before, we have a lot of needs to fill, so I remain flexible as to what position we should gobin the 1st.

    Just dont think it should be a running back.

  54. Joeypoppems Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Jameis did talk to Dalvin before the combine but to jump to the conclusion Jameis told him to tank it because he didnt perform as well as most expected him to is a reach

  55. Joeypoppems Says:

    I respect DJ too but that Chidobe Awuzie pick for the Bucs in his mock that came out yesterday I disagree with lol

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

    Okay that’s perfectly fine you don’t want this team to go RB in the first. If that’s the case why use so much energy trying to convince someone that does otherwise. Trust me bro my mind ain’t changing.

  57. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yeah that was a head scratcher for me too. But only because i never heard of him. Can’t say whether I think he would be a good pick. I know he ran like a 4.42 so think would fit our need of speed in the secondary though.

  58. Joeypoppems Says:

    I’m fine with the position pick of CB. I just would’ve preferred Adoree Jackson or Marlon Humphrey over Awuzie

  59. Pickgrin Says:

    tdtb2015 Says:

    “Chris Simms and J. Rodgers will become the best 1-2 punch in the NFL.”

    But they only have 1 spleen between them…..

  60. GETACLUE Says:

    I wish we could obtain Charles clay from buffalo. He is like a running back in the open field, a load to bring down like Delanie Walker. He isn’t used right in buffalo

  61. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    So again….nobody here wants an HOF RB…or even a possible one. Look at the HOF RB’s and tell me how many were drafted out of the first round. So far I think Blake has produced Terrelle Davis and that’s it…ONE! So I guess I might as well give up on the best eh?

    And some people are just getting crazy here. Somebody tried to say Russell Shepherd is a better receiver than DJAX and will put up better numbers.

    Now I’m reading Marlon Mack is better than Dalvin Cook. Wow! I like Marlon Mack OK…but every game I watched USF…admittedly only a few…ONE PLAYER stood out….ONE PLAYER on that team is great…Quinton Flowers is the real deal! I didn’t even notice Mack but I certainly was blown away by Flowers.
    Don’t know if he has an NFL arm but he has NFL athleticism and a Jameis will to win. That kid is a genuine baller.

    IF Flowers is NOT going to be an NFL QB then I hope we get him. Mack..meh.

  62. Joeypoppems Says:

    So Dalvin Cook is a Hall of Famer already?

  63. Joeypoppems Says:

    And the list of non 1st round RB/HB/FB since the draft started (1936) in the HOF is:

    Tony Canadeo (Round 9, 1941)
    Terelle Davis (Round 6, 1995)
    John Henry Johnson (Round 2, 1953)
    Leroy Kelly (Round 8, 1964)
    Alphonse Leemans (Round 2, 1936)
    Curtis Martin (Round 3, 1995)
    Bobby Mitchell (Round 7, 1958)
    Marion Motley (Undrafted, 1950)
    Joe Perry (Undrafted, 1948)
    Jim Taylor (Round 2, 1958)
    Thurman Thomas (Round 2, 1998)

    11 of the 36 RB/HB/FB Hall of Famers that played in the draft era were not 1st round picks.

  64. Bucsfanman Says:

    You beat me to the punch Joey! However, I dare say that most here wouldn’t know but 3 of the players listed above, myself included. The HOF list, overall, is a who’s who of 1st round RBs.
    There are a lot of good RBs, 1st rounders even, that never make it to the HOF. That’s OK.
    In terms of talent, it would be hard to dismiss StPete’s argument. Fournette and Cook are the top RBs in this draft. I don’t know if they are “can’t miss” prospects like LT or Faulk as some infer, but they’re pretty good by most standards.
    And, to your point about Shep vs DJax, only an idiot would make a statement like that StPete!!!! I agree!

  65. Joeypoppems Says:

    I only knew 3 of those players too lol. This is what I don’t understand about the HoF argument that Stpete likes to bring up. So because a lot of RBs that were drafted in the 1st round 20+ years ago means it should still be done? The game has changed since then. Teams don’t rely on 1 guy to get 20-30 carries a game as much anymore. They rely on the arms of their QBs. RBs are complimentary roles in today’s NFL, not the focal point.

  66. Joeypoppems Says:

    *** So because a lot of RBs that were drafted 20+ years ago had a ton of success means it should still be done ***

  67. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Wow Joey…you compare 1936 and 1941 and 1950’s…that’s a major stretch. Leroy Jordan was a LINEBACKER not a RB. I need to see your link. How many of those oldies but goodies were two way players who also played defense…it wasn’t until after WWII that players became so specialized.

    But lets follow all of the logic I see on this board. There are plenty of good WR’s available…Antonio Brown taken in the 6th…plenty of great RB’s available 4th round and beyond…plenty of great safeties…yadda yadda yadda.

    Then why don’t we simply trade our 1st 2nd and 3rd round picks and load up on 4th rounders…we could probably score ten 4th round picks and with all those GREAT RB’s available we could have two and still have 8 more picks in the 4th for ALL of those fine alternatives.

    I snark of course but in actuality the great Bobby Beathard created seven SB participants with 4 of them winning.

    He used to trade down whenever the opportunity presented itself believing the draft was a total crapshoot and the more chances you had the better your odds.

  68. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Oops sorry Joey you had Kelly not Jordan that is correct.

  69. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    So apparently Cook had a bad combine and it looks like he easily could fall to the Bucs. A couple of mocks actually have him falling well into the 20s. Anybody have any insight on why he may have performed so poorly at the combine?

  70. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    No way do I believe like NOSBOS that a guy would tank his combine so that he would fall from a top 10 pick to the bottom quarter of the first round. That is just silly.

  71. Joeypoppems Says:


    I wasn’t comparing anything. You said “Look at the HOF RB’s and tell me how many were drafted out of the first round” so I obliged and found 11 that were out of the 1st round. That is all.

    The only change I made was including guys listed as HBs and FBs since they had Jim Brown as a Fullback and Gale Sayers as a Halfback.

    And none of those guys are listed as 2 way players. Bobby Mitchell played a lot of special teams but other than that they all played in the backfield.


    And I don’t understand why you keep lumping all these other positions in with RBs. I say this every time someone tries to make that argument about other positions. RBs are different than the other positions. They are undervalued which is why the fall down boards, which is why there are usually good RB prospects available in the middle rounds. There isn’t a demand in the league for 1 dominant RB on a team seeing how a lot of teams are shifting to the committee approach.

    There is a demand in the league for WRs which is why Antonio Brown was the 22nd WR drafted in 2010…. the 22nd WR! Want to know how many RBs were drafted in the 194 picks before him? 8…. 8 RBs in 194 picks versus 21 WRs.

  72. JayBucBoi Says:

    Joe, O always look to see what Miko has to say. Anytime she has a comment its like getting info from inside. We all know we have a two yr window to get to the Ship.

    You say a power back, so you looking at Fournette? You down on McCaffrey?

  73. JayBucBoi Says:

    *I always look for Miko

  74. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    @Stpete, the point we are trying to get accross to you is that the Rb position is different from the others. You can name me AB and TB all day long. But I look at the list of top 10 Rushers from last year and off the top of my head I can name you 3 dudes that were drafted in the 3rd round or later. Jordan Howard, Jay Ajayi, and Lamar Miller. And thats just from last year dude.

    Yes you are statiscally more likely to hit on a 1st round pick than you are in any other round. But yoy as a Bucs fan should know that you are not guaranteed success on guys with 1st round talent. Cadillac was damn good before he tore up his Knees. And Doug Martin has all the ability to be a top rusher when healthy/ focused. But he we are trying to boot him out the door.

    Do we really want to go through that again? I don’t. Me personally, I’d rather have 3 competent guys with a range of skill sets that you can rotate based on situations/ who has the hot hand. That way one guy doesn’t have to shoulder the load, and get worn down to the point of injury.

    Also I coulda swore I told you that Thurmond Thomas and Curtis Martin were also drafted outside the 3rd and are in the hall. Not that it matters.

  75. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    …*here* we are…

    …Outside the *1st*…

  76. DoNUTS Says:

    The more I look at this Bucs team…the more I think will be OL with the 19th pick. We have 2 OL holes that need to be solidified with younger talent. This is a very deep RB class this year so round 2-3 will still have talent. Dalvin is great but I think our OL (protecting #3) will take priority. I like OJ but he wont start over Brate in year 1 so I dont see that making sense at 19.