New Trend; Clean Jameis

October 3rd, 2017


No passer, per official NFL data, was hit more than America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, through the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

That was one part bad receivers on the field, one part offensive line, and one part Jameis holding the ball too long.

It resulted in Jameis being hit 6.8 times per game in that period, and it was pretty consistent through both years.

Enter a more mature quarterback, better receivers and more experience and size on the offensive line. Poof! Jameis is one of the least hit QBs in the NFL through three games this year, Jameis has been belted just 12 times, or just four times per game.

This is significant, especially when the goal is a fresh QB entering the playoffs.

The sample size of three games is small, but that doesn’t take away from the pass blocking, which has been lights out by the running backs and darn solid by the O-line. And Jameis’ movement has been strong.

Joe hasn’t heard from the Donovan Smith haters for a while. Perhaps they’re too busy choking on this data.

17 Responses to “New Trend; Clean Jameis”

  1. Roy T. Buford Says:

    This probably attests to one reason why the Bucs, in three games, have a “Top 10” offense.

    Here are some interesting stats:

    Jameis has 6 TD passes and 3 picks on the year, for a 95 passer rating. On offense, the Bucs are #9 overall (Patriots are #1 overall), and are penalized second to the LEAST of any of the 32 teams. They are #3 overall in passing, and #26 overall in rushing (but with Martin back and the O line getting more used to working in their roles, hopefully that changes).

    On Defense, they need much more work, which has already been obvious by watching. They are third WORST overall for yards allowed per game, last of all teams in sacks with just one, three less than the second worst team (Dolphins). They are second worst in pass yards allowed (only the Patriots are worse). But against the rush they are #5 overall. Noteworthy on D, they are the LEAST penalized team in the league! This could be the “Norwegion Defense.” That is, in Norway, murder rate is so low because on average, a person has to travel five miles to find someone to murder. In the Bucs case, perhaps they have trouble getting close enough to any opponent to commit a penalty. Yes, many say “Stats are for losers.” But what we can confirm by what we see is that Jameis is doing his job, and while there is room for improvement on offense, the Bucs O is carrying the day for their two wins. On D, both their pass rush and pass defense is pretty weak, and hopefully getting Ward, and Kwon and David back can help with that, along with getting GMC’s line to help him out.

    Dirk Koetter has an 11-8 record, .579 win pct; Dungy’s record was 54-42, for a .563 win pct; Gruden was 57-55, for a .559 win pct. So things are looking bright there considering all things, and if Dirk can keep winning at least 57% of his games (hopefully more), he’ll no doubt go down as the winningest coach in Bucs history…and hopefully with playoff wins and SBs to go with it!

  2. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Thanks for the info, Roy. Surprised by the #3 overall passing stat. I’m guessing one less played game might have a little to do with that figure, though I’m no good with statistics know any better.

  3. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Licht still shining.

    Great info Joe!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Great Post Roy….

    The thing that sticks out the most to me is the Bucs have really cleaned up their penalties so far.

    We are 2-1 with lots of room for improvement….especially on defense.

    What’s not talked about much is our special teams…..average in the kicking but outstanding punt coverage and punting…..

  5. DB55 Says:

    The giants had no pressure on jw in the second half as pointed out by prime time live. Not sure if it’s the O-line or the atrocious Giants D-Line. How about against the Vikings what was the avg against them?

  6. Cannon Says:

    Jameis was slinging it around pretty good in the Vikings game.

    Unfortunately, many drives ended in a killer turnover.

  7. Bird Says:

    Marpet and sweezy are big angry men that want to maul you

  8. The Graham Tram Says:

    What are you talking a about

    Giants have one of the the best Dlines in football

    The difference? Bucs had a good mix of run and pass, as evidenced by the OJ Howard touchdown.

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    I’m not gonna do this every week, but being behind everybody one game in the season this early will surely make your stats look good. If we can show some good looking stuff against NE on Thursday, then I’ll start to believe maybe they’re above average, but It’s very early and very hard to tell which teams are winners just yet.

  10. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Yet no run game

  11. buc15 Says:

    wish we could belt the qb 4 times per game

  12. Dave Says:

    The OLine is good.
    I thought they would be better as run blocker‘s but they’re actually better at pass protection. The Giants had about one quarter where they got a bunch of pressure. I only recall him getting sacked once though.

    He should have time to throw against the patriots and they should be able to get pressure on Brady.

  13. pick6 Says:

    after seeing mariota and carr AGAIN exit games on the same day, just drives the point home that you never know which hit is gonna be the really bad one, and the less your QB takes overall, the better. Still, there are fiercer pass rushes in this team’s future. the Vikings are a good d line and had their chances to tee off, but the bears were stymied by game flow and the giants were shorthanded up front (JPP pun not intended).

    bigger tests of the “clean jameis” effect await, especially if our defense struggles to make stops and the team finds itself in a few shootouts

  14. cgmaster Says:

    Those are great stats to see Roy. This game will be a big litmus test for the team.

  15. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @all….thanks. I thought the stats interesting.

    @cgmaster…I agree. A win against the past and the Bucs have turned a corner….lose in yet another poor Thursday night performance and….

  16. Jimmy T Says:

    Jameis will prove to be the most durable QB when his career is over. U blow on Mariotta and he’s out for 3 weeks. I applaud the Glazers for realizing after only two years that Lovie lost his passion to coach. Dirk Koetter is going to be a coveted NFL coach. He has the respect of the players and the win this past Sunday against the Giants most certainly would have been a loss of Lovie was here. The defense will get better and better during the year, hey that held Beckham to under 100 yds and did enough to win the game. 11-5 this year

  17. DB55 Says:

    No for real according to nfl prime time live the giants pressured Jameis once in the second half vs 7 in the first half.

    Let’s see how clean Jameis stays on Thursday.

    And yes joe you’re right DSmith has disappeared which is a good thing for a LT but NOT good for a DT. Lol