How Much Can DJax Help Jameis?

March 15th, 2017


Yes, Bucs fans are still doing shots over the Bucs signing Flash Jackson to give the Bucs not just a sorely-needed boost in the offense, but give America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, a needed deep target.

So, how much can DJax help Jameis? Jenna Laine of ESPN believes a lot.

Since his rookie season in 2015, Winston has completed 22.8 percent of his passes thrown 30 or more air yards down the field — 29th in the league. In Washington, nine of quarterback Kirk Cousins’ 21 completions on throws of 30 or more air yards were to Jackson.

The Bucs were the only team in the NFL without a 50-yard pass play last season, according to Elias. Jackson leads active NFL receivers with the most 50-yard catches (37), according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The fact Jameis has been this poor with a deep ball really surprises Joe. The guy was anything but inaccurate with deep balls in college.

All of a sudden he lost his touch?

Seems difficult to believe but then again, maybe straightening out mechanics from baseball pitcher to quarterback could have fouled up Jameis’ naturally throwing ability.

Of course, like just about anything else, it could be a variety of factors: Mike Evans’ nasty case of the dropsies in Jameis’ rookie season sure didn’t help. Neither did the fact that largely over the past two years, Jameis was throwing to the likes of misplaced Calgary Stampeder Dontee Dye, Josh Huff, Cecil Shorts, Freddie Martino and his Band of Renown late of the Vero Beach Ramada Inn and medical courier Bernard Reedy, among other NFL castoffs and has-beens.

It would be hard for any quarterback to complete deep balls with receivers he had limited time developing chemistry with, or who just run garbage routes or simply cannot catch the friggin’ ball.

39 Responses to “How Much Can DJax Help Jameis?”

  1. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    When Jameis has someone reliable that can get deep, deep DEEP downfield, that % will go WAY up. He hasn’t had someone like DJax in the NFL yet.

    Is it football season yet?

  2. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Off topic, but let’s get Revis now……

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    “maybe straightening out his mechanics from baseball pitcher to quarterback could have fouled up Jameis’ naturally throwing ability.”

    Grrrr it’s what I was worried about Joe. You fans that keep asking him to change his mechanics are asking for trouble imo. I kept saying during his first season, I hope they don’t tinker with their new toy too much or it might not run the same.

    I hope to God they don’t mess with this kid’s mechanics. Eeeegawd the thought of all it makes me tremble Joe. Did you have to put that in there? Cause it’s something I’ve been worried about for awhile now.

    Don’t tinker too much. Let Jameis BE Jameis. Damn it!

  4. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I think it will help.

    Hell there were like 2-3 huge plays last year for TDs or 50+ yard gains with Djax in which Cousins threw a terrible ball. He isn’t just a fast 40 time.. he’s a legit WR who can track the ball and knows how to find space

  5. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Unfortunately he may go to saints or someone stupid.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    I assume the title is a rhetorical question!

  7. Eric Says:

    Hmmm I think it will help…..

    DING DING DING!!! COMMON SENSE EVERYONE! The real answer is… exponentially.

    Jameis’s bread and butter is his deep ball. Especially in the play action. He is going to have a much easier time connecting with receivers who have a step on the d backs. Evans is awesome in regards to outmuscling his opponents and his hops so jameis can lob it up to him but Desean will actually have separation, a lot of it.

    I don’t know if our fan base realizes how incredible this tandem is. We have potentially our best duo in franchise history. It’s rare to have two #1’s on the same team so we need to enjoy this while it lasts.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Eric …I realize WHAT’S about to take place man.

    I’m trying to contain my excitement over it all.

    You guys want to see some bombs?

  9. Miko Says:

    Answer: stay healthy and committed!

  10. 941BUC Says:

    Joe is it fair to say we have achieved “Weapons4Winston?

  11. DBS Says:

    But it it is not so hard to keep making excuses? People have been say he is inaccurate with the long ball for 2 years on this site . Overthrowing and under throwing. Now all you can do is hope it works out with DJax.

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Here it comes

    1 – 2 – 3 …. ZUTTAH!!!!!!!

  13. Joeypoppems Says:


    Did you watch Revis last year? I hope he goes to the Saints lol

  14. Buc1987 Says:


    “People have been say he is inaccurate with the long ball for 2 years on this site.”

    What people? Tampon Tony? There’s one. Anyone else? DBS? There’s two. Buttnut2 that goes without saying..there’s three. Supersam…prolly one in the same. There’s four though.

    Keep Jameis the way he is.

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    “How Much Can DJax Help Jameis?”

    A LOT – if he can stay healthy. Please stay healthy DJax.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    @Joe…”we have achieved “Weapons4Winston?”

    Tell’em NO Joe. Soulja Boy Tell’em

  17. ben Says:

    Mr.Winston would have over thrown superman last year .. ..Can he change that?

  18. Rojas Says:

    Bucs resigned Hawley.

  19. mike10 Says:

    Resigned Hawley – weak move..

  20. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Fuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Not HAWLEY AGAIN:(

  21. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Now we MUST draft a center!!!!!!!


  22. Joeypoppems Says:

    that worries me a little bit

  23. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Imagine pocic standing next to joe H lmfao, #BEEFUPCENTER

  24. ARGH_M8E Says:

    I get so excited when I see “BUCS SIGN” but that last 2 were like huh. I was like ok, a LS… But HAWLEY just isn’t the answer, GREAR BEARD THO LIL BIG MAN

  25. Duke Says:


    “Keep Jameis the way He is”

    What!!!! Keep Him 29th in league are crazy, smoking crack or
    simply a sentimental softie

  26. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Duke Says:
    March 15th, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    What!!!! Keep Him 29th in league are crazy, smoking crack or
    simply a sentimental softie
    Where is this nebulous “29th in league” stat from? Or simply out of a deep, stinky crevice on your body?

  27. Jim Says:

    Ben, it’s Joe what said it…

  28. DB55 Says:

    maybe straightening out mechanics from baseball pitcher to quarterback could have fouled up Jameis’ naturally throwing ability.
    Been saying coach B is a garbage QB coach. Couldn’t get a real NFL QB coach instead we, in all of our wisdom, hired a coach from the Tenn Vols who have sent sooo many great QB to the NFL in the last 4-5 years.

    And now you want to line up the same weak oline as last year and expect different results? And no real RB either. We really are fools aren’t we?

  29. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Joe is it fair to say we have achieved “Weapons4Winston?

    Let me take this one


    We are in the EXACT SAME POSITION WE WERE IN LAST OFFSEASON. We have two WR’s who are starting caliber outside wide receivers in the NFL. Evans or DJax go down and we’re right back where we were last year, only now without Russell Shepard.

    We need at least one more guy capable of stepping in and making an impact at the X or Z position. If not, we’re going to be talking about #WeaponsForWinston again next offseason.

    I’d love Anquan for a year while we develop our 2nd round WR that we draft, but I doubt that will happen

  30. KangDooley Says:

    RAC & YAC, oh I Hope we slant AND go route opposing defenses so much with this dude they start blatantly cheating. Jackson should pull some the doubles Evans got this past season and, I’m calling it now if Brate & Evans’ numbers drop in ’17 it’ll be because Jackson & Humphries are abusing opposing NBs from the slot. Honeslty, I’m not even worried about chemistry as Jackson has made mediocre QBs look good, but so has our defense in the past so theres that

  31. Blackmagic00 Says:

    @joeypoppems I did, so he should come at a decent price, he claims to hAve dropped 10 pounds and should be able to help our secondary.

  32. Zwak Says:

    Revis? Really bro…

  33. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Yes. Probably wouldn’t happen on either side, but it would be cool.

  34. gotbbucs Says:

    @ Blackmagic

    He’s done. Damaged goods. I would love it if one of our division rivals signed him. I wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole. It’s never been about football for Mevis, it was always just about the money. How hard do you think he’s going to try playing on a prove it contract at this stage of his career?
    There isn’t a chance in hell that the Glazers would want to put one more penny in his pocket.

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

    Him recruiting Jackpot for two years should help some better understand why Licht didn’t pursue Sanu last season. Fameis the GM assistant.

  36. gotbbucs Says:

    To answer the Jackson question. I don’t see a scenario where having him on the other side of Evans could possibly do anything but help both guys. Deep ball accuracy has as much to do with the recievers as it does the QB. Some guys can run fast but aren’t good at playing the ball and the DB at the same time. There also needs to be a clean pocket to step up into to throw that far, the re-signing of Hawley will do nothing to help that though.

  37. Not there yet Says:

    The NFL is a completely different animal than college and he’ll have to go thru growing pains like most other Quarterbacks. He’s got plenty of time to get it right and Jackson will help assist his accuracy because most of the deep balls were over throws

  38. Dev Says:

    Huge Bucs fan up here in Pennsylvania. Huge Jameis fan as well. However, I do believe if there is a thing in his game he needs work on, it is his deep ball. Watching the tape, especially this past year, he over-shot Mike Evans quite a few times. Not saying Mike Evans is a burner, but most of those instances Evans did have deep separation down the field. The good thing is, we have ourselves THE BEST young quarterback in the league. The dude puts in the work like no other. He truly is the definition of first guy in, last one to leave. He knows what he needs to work on and he will put the time in to make sure he becomes an elite starting quarterback in the league. A great silver-lining though; It will be much harder to over-throw Desean Jackson.

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    Duke..apparently you didn’t read the whole article. Tinkering is what might have been effing up his long ball. Add players sure, but keep Jameis, Jameis.