Jameis Needs “Microscopic” Improvement

August 5th, 2017

Defends America.

Either winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is tired of answering questions about the development of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, or Koetter simply has Jameis’ back.

Asked yesterday about Jameis’ decision-making, Koetter seemed to wave off the question.

“I mean, Jameis knows how to make decisions,” Koetter said. “Coming from the program he came from and the record he has, when we’re talking about the stuff Jameis has to work on, it’s microscopic. This stuff is so tiny – knowing when to take the check-down, knowing when to go for the big play, knowing when to scramble. Some of our best plays come off Jameis scrambling. He’s an excellent scrambler.”

That’s the thing that gets Joe. Folks nitpick this guy to death. Earlier in training camp, Joe got two Twitters within minutes apart. One suggested Jameis line-drives the ball to much. The other said he needed to stop throwing those drop-in-the-bucket lofty passes. Which is it?

Then, of course, there is the Jameis-can’t-throw-deep crapola.

Embrace what you have. Just look at what this guy has done both on the field and off the field in just two years for this team. This franchise has never had any quarterback like him.

22 Responses to “Jameis Needs “Microscopic” Improvement”

  1. OJ "I Got The Juice" Howard Says:

    Article came out today naming the bucs as the team who blew the most blocks last year. Between the O line, the RBs and TEs it was over 150 blown blocks. Which obviously resulted in Jameis taking a tremendous amount of hits. How can you expect this man to set his feet and throw properly when his getting chased and harassed as soon as the ball snapped? Honestly he’s had to scramble more than Mariota and Mariota is supposed to be the mobile QB. The fans that are complaining just need to be grateful that Jameis is as durable as he is.

  2. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    I don’t even listen to the Jameis nay-sayers anymore. Not worth my time.

  3. RayJameisStadium Says:

    “That’s the thing that gets Joe. Folks nitpick this guy to death. ”

    Just give them 6 months Joe. That’s how I felt with your Den of Depression rant after a 4 -4 home 2016. You finally let it go in June. I was so proud of you allowing reality to smack you in the face. After the Super Bowl they will allow reality to smack them in the face and become one with the birth of a Dynasty led by America’s Quarterback Jameis Wins-a-ton!!!

    Winston will eventually get the Lovie out of you. That’s when stubbornness melts away from your fictitious reality.

    Eventually everything comes to balance.

    Expect Different Folks!

    Go Bucs!!!

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    I admit that Jameis’ penchant for keeping plays alive (scrambling) scares the daylights out of me sometimes. I agree that he’s an excellent scrambler, but can see those DLinemen salivating to get their paws on him … not a good visual. Watching the Patriots OLine protect Brady, it just seems like they build a nice barrier around their QB (Brady was sacked 15 times last yr as opposed to Jameis being sacked 35 times). Part of that’s surely on Jameis, but part of it’s on our OLine too. Key is that they’re maturing together IMO, and I fully expect that this yr will be considerably better than 2016 in terms of fewer sacks AND fewer INTs.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    bucs fans nit pick Jameis because offensive football is still a new concept for the fan base to digest and understand. we has long term fans have been treated to some of the worst offenses the NFL has ever seen led by two ignorant 1 dimensional coaches in dungy the clown and lovie. Buc fans nit pick jameis because the qb position is a complete and total unknown to this franchise.

  6. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I love Jameis, but it’s not “crapola”. He does have to work on the deep ball. He even said so. I think Winston’s quote to Evans during the Chiefs game was ” I don’t throw go-balls good, when I hit you on the money you gotta score”. I’ll take his word over anyone else’s.

  7. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Brady doesn’t get sacked as much because their passing game is designed on short quick routes to get the ball out of Brady’s hands to minimize hits/sacks. Dirk has a more vertical passing game with longer routes. I believe this will change as Jameis gets older.

  8. Joe Says:

    You finally let it go in June.

    Not yet! Have to win five home games first. Joe doesn’t think that is an unreasonable goal.

  9. Bucamania Says:

    Watch how much better Jameis’ deep balls are this year with Desean tracking them down. It’ll be tough to overthrow 11. I love ME13 but go routes isn’t his game.

  10. Joe Says:

    Watch how much better Jameis’ deep balls are this year with Desean tracking them down. It’ll be tough to overthrow 11.

    Tell you what: Joe has yet to see Jameis overthrow DJax in practice.

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I think Winston’s biggest strength is the mid range passing. Some QBs are accurate on short passes and some on deep throws, but I think the great QBs are the ones that hit that 20 yard cross or comebacker or the deep-out. In order for a QB to be one of the best he has to have the ability and the guts to attemp these throws. The thing I hate about young QBs is you’ll see them go 15-25 but only for 140 yards. Winston will go 15-25 for 200+. He could use a little more “touch” on his short and deep throws, but it’s the mid range that sets him apart from other young QBs, and that will make him great.

  12. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey Tmax, you ever hear of Buccaneer Head Coaches Leeman Bennett or Ray Perkins, how about his follow up sad act Richard Williamson. Offense for these Head coaches were very Offensive. For most of these coaches, Defense was not their strongest skill set either.
    ♫♪ Memories, Like the shadows of my mind ♪♫

  13. carry that mofostick Says:

    yes rhino, i to witnessed the debacles of the leeman, bennett, perkins years, and one of my favorite clown coach was thee famous sam wyche, who would actually interject into his offense plays designed or drawn up on napkins by some happy fan whom he met at dinner or lunch who was seeking autographs. as spock said in an episode of star trek, oh the pain, the PAIN, as he was mind melding with some ugly ass tunnel digging alien mole, maybe he should have mind melded with wyche!!!!!!go bucs

  14. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs fans' Says:


    I couldn’t have said it better myself. That’s exactly how I feel as well.

    We are in the process of manifesting Greatness, folks. Jump on board…

  15. webster Says:

    Lol tmax. Attack the black coaches for poor offenses but say nothing about schiano, bennett, wyche, perkins etc. This organization has never been dynamic offensively but lets point out two coaches for this organization’s offensive failures. That makes sense.

  16. ben Says:

    So is Jameis as good a qb as M.M.? Not so far …look at nfl qb rating … but all the hype is good for the local fans to embrace .

  17. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Webster, Tmax attacked our black coaches and yet supports our black QB. You’re reaching very badly.!

  18. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Exactly what Tmax said. The concept of a franchise QB is totally new to this organization and fanbase. His ability to scramble is just another added weapon to a loaded offense.

  19. webster Says:

    As i said, attack the black coaches but say nothing about the other ineptness. Lets see, dungy brought a winning culture to this team and is a hall of famer. Lovie brought us jameis. What did the other coaches bring? Like i said, lets attack the black coaches

  20. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    Yep, you break out that cowardly race card there Webster. It’s not like Dungy’s own defensive “black” players haven’t publicly put it on the record that he didn’t hold his offense up to the same standards as his defense when he was here. It’s not like had he not had Peyton Manning at QB, that he wouldn’t have won a SB and become the first “black” hc to win one, It’s not like Lovie “but we were 4&12” “coach my scheme” Smith didn’t come in here and give offensive starters who are still starters for other teams their walking papers, then hand over offensive play calling duties to a guy that had never done it before after telling Tedford to not come back, all the while relying on Josh Mccown to help out with putting together that gameplan. Gotta be that Tmax is all about bashing our past black coaches even though he’s supporting our black QB and a fan of the football franchise that has employed more black coaches than any other team in the NFL. Stick that cowardly race bait card where the sun don’t shine, True Bucs fans see only two colors, Pewter & Red.

  21. SOEbuc Says:


    “The other said he needed to stop throwing those drop-in-the-bucket lofty passes. Which is it?”

    “Then, of course, there is the Jameis-can’t-throw-deep crapola.”

    Tell these people that all you know is this kid has broken a record by throwing for over 4,000 yards his first two years.

    And for the folks that give him sh!t about int’s tell them Peyton Manning threw ten more his first two years.

  22. gulfcoast Says:

    I’m a couple of days late but excellent article, Joes.