John Elway And America

March 2nd, 2017

Talks QB development.

When the Broncos played the Bucs tin October, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, may have had one of his worst games as a pro.

Jameis was picked twice by granny-hassling, cabbie-punching, gun-totin’ Aqib Talib, didn’t throw for a touchdown and only completed  17 of 35 attempts.

It was a brutal game for Jameis, but he got better for it. That’s the words from Broncos overlord John Elway.

When the Hall of Fame quarterback took to a podium at the massive (former Hoosier Dome) Indiana Convention Center in now wintry Indianapolis, the beehive of the NFL combine, Joe didn’t ask Elway specifically about Jameis but asked if and how a young quarterback can learn from awful games.

“Oh, I had awful games, believe me,” the two-time Super Bowl winner said. “I think you’re going to have to, as a young quarterback, get used to having bad games because to me you have to be able to bounce back from bad games. That’s part of the league. Part of that is the mental toughness that you learn from [bad games].

“The maturation process of a young quarterback is to be able to bounce back from those poor games. They’re going to happen, but it’s how you handle that. To me, the ones that they can handle a tough loss or a tough game and come back and play well the next week, they are the ones that stay around for a long time.”

And James did bounce back. The next week at Carolina on Monday Night Football, Jameis didn’t have a great game but he got the job done. He threw for a touchdown, avoided turnovers and completed 18 of 30 passes for 219 yards.

Of course, Jameis, despite having schlock for receivers outside of Mike Evans, continued to improve as the season progressed. He  set an NFL record for being the first quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons.

By Elway’s standard, it seems Jameis might just be around for a few years.

4 Responses to “John Elway And America”

  1. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Hey Joe, The Titans and Eagles are supposedly talking to the Saints about trading for Brandin Cooks….I’d love to see if we could get him and Evans together! Probably cost a 1st and a later pick, but he’s a good young fast WR!

  2. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    See what the portrait looks like when he has the proper tools to work with. They coming real soon “Just wait on it”..

  3. SB Says:

    Elway has a Career Comp ratio of less than 57%. Just sayin’

  4. go for the face30 Says:

    SB Says:
    March 2nd, 2017 at 4:02 pm
    Elway has a Career Comp ratio of less than 57%. Just sayin’


    Different era chief. Teams threw downfield back then, running pro set formations, split backfields, 7 step drops etc. No 5 wide, run read options, bubble screen BS that inflates completion percentage. Apples and oranges.