It Was Just One Play

August 18th, 2017


It was the dumbest-arsed play you can imagine.

It was so bad Joe had to double check the roster to make sure somehow Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht didn’t somehow sneak Wrongo Starr back on the team.

The Bucs had the ball inside the Jags-10 midway through the second quarter when America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, went back to pass, protection collapsed, and as he was getting sacked, threw a lollipop pass in the end zone that was picked.

Fortunately for the Bucs and Jameis, the zebras ruled that Sheldon Day sacked Jameis at the Jags-11.

After the game, winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said he had choice words for Jameis. Asked what those words were, specifically, Koetter cracked a smile and said, “I can’t say that here.”

Later, when Jameis took the podium, he said Koetter chewed his rear end three different times about that play. He’s lucky he didn’t get benched.

Look, no one in the Tampa Bay media save for possibly one guy defends Jameis like Joe does. But that pass attempt was simply indefensible. Live to play another down! A high school kid would have been benched for that.

Joe ragged on Wrongo Starr for similar stunts so Joe has to be consistent and scold Jameis for such a juvenile play.

Koetter said elite quarterbacks don’t pull those stunts. Damned right!

However, Koetter emphasized Jameis had a fine game.

“Except for one play,” Koetter added.

28 Responses to “It Was Just One Play”

  1. InJameisWeTrust Says:

    It was a dumb play, he got away with it, Koetter jumped down his throat, and all is well with the world. He had a good game

  2. Cat Says:

    That kind of play is inexcusable. You can’t beat yourself.

  3. DirtyIrishman81 Says:

    Hope lesson was learned. Get the mistakes out now. Go Bucs!!!

  4. Walter Says:

    Anybody want to suggest Doug Martin ISN’T the starting RB on this team once his suspension is over??

  5. Smoky Mountain Buc Fan Says:

    Lucky #3 didn’t get his neck and ankle broke never mind the stupid throw… you could tell Winston was down on himself when BSPN jumped in for an interview. By the way I was surprised to see he allowed them to interview him in the first place! Maybe JW is slowly forgiving those idiots for all the Fake news from a few years ago?

  6. Lamarcus Says:

    Yeah just like we been saying. Dm isnt going anywhere. Offense was amazing w him in there.

  7. theodore Says:

    I’m guessing Jameis thought a penalty was coming, blow to the head or maybe a facemask. Dumb pass regardless.

  8. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Jameis threw it cause he knows it’s preseason and he just wanted to do a Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary type play but on his back..had he made it? We would have been calling him Jesus for sure..

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Very Good game by Winston. His development is progressing really nicely.


    That decision to let the ball loose falling and a foot off the ground was terrible.

    Perfect example of trying to do too much. Way too much. It wasn’t a borderline bad decision – that was a bonafide WTF Jameis?

    Get that chit out of your system for good bro. Great QBs let the game come to them and react correctly. Not try to force plays that aren’t there.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    It wasn’t dumb – Winston has such amazing field presence he knew the play was over so he was just practicing some new moves. Now that he knows that won’t work he won’t do it again.

    I’m sure that was the case.

    Anywho it’s preseason, so no harm.

  11. NFLNut Says:


    Remember last year’s SuperBowl?

    The GOAT TOM BRADY, Mr. Smart, Mr. Never Makes Mistakes … threw a pick 6.

    Now … remember the great comeback, the one the media credits Brady with and the one everyone thinks vaulted him past Montana to unquestioned GOAT status? On that drive Brady threw another VERY, VERY PICKABLE BALL … but the Falcons defender didn’t catch it but merely deflected it, Edelman made a superman catch and the Pats went on to win.

    Had that BAD DECISION and STUPID THROW by TOM BRADY been picked as it should have been, the media narrative would be entirely different … instead of Brady being the greatest ever akin to Jordan, he would have been “the guy who lost three SB’s who no matter how many rings he wins will never pass Montana and his perfect SB record” just like LeBron is the guy who lost Finals and can’t pass Jordan’s perfect Finals record.

    People are soooooooo goofy and talking heads like Kellerman, Smith, Bayless, etc., all seem to be lazy thinkers who can’t do anything but push false media narratives …. it’s rather sad.


  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Every once in awhile Bad Jameis surfaces just to remind coaches & fans that he’s still around. Probably always will be. Good news though … Good Jameis is showing up more & more while Bad Jameis is showing up less & less. Halleleuia!

  13. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Like it or not, sometimes a sack is the best outcome a play can have. Live to fight again another day, young Jameis!

  14. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    He IS the second coming of Favre. Brett did stuff like that until late in his career.

  15. Kobe Faker Says:

    What does 31 other teams have that tampa doesnt have?

    “Oooh, ooh mr koetter! I know. ….offensive coordinator!”

    Kobe Horse shack

  16. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    Monken is the offensive coordinator. Teams like Philly, Green Bay, etc are in the same boat where the HC calls the plays.

  17. BucUToo Says:

    From what I saw, he probably thought he was going to get a flag for a facemask, since dude practically ripped his head off. I’m still not sure why the refs didn’t throw a flag there.

  18. Edgar Says:

    Jameis simply trying to help the kicking situation by keeping the kicker off the field.

  19. Eric Says:

    That wasn’t pretty, but overall he had a very good game.

    It’s a two edged sword, the never give up on a play attitude is what has made the man great.

    Keep that while knowing when to just take the sack sometimes.

    Fine line.

  20. AceofAerospace Says:

    I’m glad it was picked. A TD would’ve given Winston a false sense of invincibility. The pick just fortified the arse chewing. That throw should only be made on 4th down, no time on the clock, needing a TD. Any other time, stupid. Excellent learning opportunity. Thank goodness it was preseason. Now, don’t do it again, Jameis.

  21. BadHombre Says:

    Interesting how EVERYONE accepts the premise that “elite quarterbacks” don’t pull those stunts. But if we actually stop and think, I’m sure we can each remember plays from “elite quarterbacks” that are comparable in stupidity.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    Aerospace…you make a good point. There is one time and place for such desperate play….but only one. And that is what I’ve been saying about Jameis…. he has all the tools, but he needs to be more aware regarding the flow of the game and where we are in the game, and the mental fine points that keep a D on its heals. Almost throwing a pick six in double coverage from your opponents red zone with about two minutes in the half with a 12-0 lead, with your team receiving the kickoff after the half, was nearly as bad.

    Joe… I’m sure Koetter and company see this…but they need to ensure Jameis is fully in touch with those things. We don’t want him concentrating on negative things, but those things are just wise, or if not kept in perspective somewhere in the back of ones mind, unwise.

  23. Tony Stark Says:

    I believe in the regular season that duck pass would not have been thrown. Hopefully.

  24. Joe Says:

    I’m guessing Jameis thought a penalty was coming, blow to the head or maybe a facemask.

    Asked him that. He said no.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    theodore Says
    “I’m guessing Jameis thought a penalty was coming, blow to the head or maybe a facemask. Dumb pass regardless.”

    jameis said that wasn’t the case. Just did a dumb thing. He could have made excuses, but he owned it. I like it.

    Kobe Faker Says
    What does 31 other teams have that tampa doesnt have?

    “Oooh, ooh mr koetter! I know. ….offensive coordinator!”

    The Bucs have an offensive coordinator, silly.

  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    I love how everybody says “it was a bad play, but…”!
    Call it like it is. That play COULD HAVE cost a game. Yea, it’s preseason blah, blah, blah…but it’s those plays that lose football games. Stop trying to sugar-coat it!

    He did have a heck of a game outside of that though.

  27. SOEbuc Says:

    Yeah after that play I knew Koetter, Monken, and probably every other coach on the team was gonna chew his ass out six ways from Sunday. But other than that he had a good night. The pocket looked strong with Ali at center which makes me very happy. Doug looked good. And with all these good receivers and TE’s, looks like the game plan should be to steadily move the ball down field and not a ton of splash plays like DK and the Bucs said they wanted.

  28. Gbuc Says:

    Still not accurately throwing the ball so that the receivers can run without breaking stride. If he can get that corrected, the offense will destroy the league.