About To Blow?

November 12th, 2017

Ex-NFL QB waiting for Mount Jackson to explode.

The clock is ticking.

That was the word Friday from Super Bowl-winning quarterback Phil Simms. And that ticking clock happens to be connected to a bomb inside the consciousness of Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson.

Given that, for whatever reason, Jackson and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, cannot connect on bombs, Simms is amazed Jackson hasn’t yet exploded in rage. Simms is impressed Jackson has kept his emotions bottled up.

“[Jameis has] missed way too many receivers down the field this year,” Simms said while appearing with the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, heard exclusively on SiriusXM Radio. “Look, you are not going to hit those 40- or 50-yarders every time. But DeSean Jackson, every week it seems like a replay. “He’s open deep – OOOHHH! – he’s just overthrown!”

“I give DeSean Jackson a lot of credit. He has held it in. He is so close. I watch these games and I am like “Look at him! Look at him! He’s annoyed!” You can just tell he’s ready [to blow a gasket]. He just sits down and he’s being a good soldier.”

Simms is right. Given the fact the bomb does not work, it is crazy why the Bucs keep going to that well time and again when even Stevie Wonder can see it’s failing.

If the Bucs had Doug Martin slam up the middle 30 times a game for, say, 15 yards, after the 20th attempt didn’t work, enraged folks would be throwing $8 warm Miller Lites onto the field of the Den of Depression. Yet it seems folks continue to beg for the Bucs to keep calling this damn 40-yard bomb play when it simply doesn’t work.

That’s just crazy!

As far as Jameis and his pregame antics, Russo is sick of seeing them and he hollered on the air for Jameis to “just play the game!”

Apparently, the fingers-eating is becoming all the rage in college football. At places like Stanford, no less!

27 Responses to “About To Blow?”

  1. 3-4 SILVABAC Says:

    Can’t believe the way this season has gone…

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Yet it seems folks continue to beg for the Bucs to keep calling this damn 40-yard bomb play when it simply doesn’t work.” Could go back Joe & quote at least a dozen JBF commenters (probably more) who’ve been calling for Koetter & Jameis to stop with so much deep crap & start using more of the short/intermediate passing game. Let Jameis (or Fitz) hit DJax & others on the fly & let them pile up the YAC … and move the chains. But instead, they seem to insist on doing something that’s clearly not working … over & over & over again, game after game. Bucs are 2-6 for several reasons, but clearly one of them relates back to stubbornness on both their parts. Who cares if you’re #3 in the NFL for passing yardage if you’re not putting enough points on the board & your record is 2-6?

  3. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Fitz will hit him today

  4. Hail2dabucs Says:

    Like I said , garbage football..this crap is ridiculous & we need help.go bucs !

  5. darin Says:

    Dirk and smith are doing alot of things over and over and expecting different results. Which is why they gota go. Once insane got no brain. Maybe fitz throws to the right guy, when he is supposed to. Maybe not.

  6. Kobe Faker Says:

    I actually think fritz and koetter is going to move the ball well today

    Fritz cant hit the timimg 15-20yard passes. Its going to be short passes to oj and godwin and alot of yac yards. With limited different pass routes, koetter is going to call a good game that everyone has been screaming about all game long

    You heard it here first

    Tampa will win the game and have the best offensive display all year

    Today, we will see lichts 2 draft picks , oj and godwin , show what great futures they have for the next 10 years

    Licht has bought the groceries but koetter did not use the players correctly

    Today licht will save his job. Oj and godwin will be stars in this leauge

    2017 disaster is not lichts failure

    Raise your nasty jason licht ale

    “Dilly Dilly”

    Kobe Faker

  7. mdsbuc Says:

    Well, I do think there are some benefits to throwing the ball deep a couple of time a week, even if it isn’t working. A couple of good things can happen anyway.

    1) a pass interference call can move the chains deep and bring a first down.
    2) it can keep the secondary honest and benefit the short and intermediate passing game.

    Of course it would work even better when we can connect on these plays. C’mon Jameis!

  8. Hodad Says:

    If Fitz can throw while being on his back maybe he’ll hit D Jax deep. He, like Jameis will have a turn stile protecting his blind side. Good luck Fitz, hope your life insurance policy is current.

  9. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Best to forget about the deep ball today, and just dink and dunk the Jets.
    Jackson on short slants, and watch him get great YAC.
    Run the heck out of Barber, to slow down/stop their pass rush.

  10. Not there yet Says:

    This is stupid djack has a reputation as a diva and people think that it’s supposed to mean what he goes full blown Terrell Owens? Guy has never done that. Only in Tampa would stupid people say stop throwing the ball deep to a guy who’s wide open. At Winston’s age no don’t ever throw deep again because there’s a chance it may never connect like he has with other players. The people in this city have lost their minds, number 1 overall pick in the draft don’t throw deep lol he’s never had a speedy deep threat even in college.

    I’m more worried about his mental status than his deep ball. That’s the most idiotic pre game speech in the history of sports. They’ll make fun of him the next 5 years and the only way it stops it’s if he takes apart defenses

  11. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Going to put this to bed right now…

    Fitz will hit DJAX on a 40+ bomb down the sidelines, TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY!!

    then things will be heating up in the Winston camp.

    “How can a journeman back up hit a deep ball, yet Winston is still trying to establish chemistry?”

    Chemistry… Wow. It’s not that complicated.

  12. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    On my way to tailgate in lot 1… Nice fall like day today! Go Bucs!

  13. Fire the glazers Says:

    I’m not buying it. The reason he isn’t blowing up is because he knows it, the players know it, the coaches know it, and the smart football fans know that he is to blame for the reason he and Jameis haven’t connected. Poor follow through on routes. He looks for the ball late. He doesn’t fight for it when it’s catchable. And if you go back to all the “OVERTHROWS” you’ll see that he slows down before he gets to his destination. He is NEVER in full stride to get the ball. #10 is to blame.

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I for one have been appalled not just that they keep trying the deep ball, but they do it in situations like 3rd and 4. Ridiculous. I had assumed wrongly, that they kept the long bomb duo under wraps during preseason and things would explode when the season started. Silly me. But seeing most of the games this year live, I also see Jackson not always looking like he’s giving 100% to keep his speed up AND to try to go up and get balls that typically are a bit off. Why hasn’t DJax said a lot (he has chirped some)…perhaps because he got paid and like Swaggy and TJ Ward look, maybe he just doesn’t care. And again, I say that’s what’s wrong with the “high-priced talent” they brought in. To borrow from “Major League,” maybe it’s just because they are only high-priced. These guys are a negative force of what was intended.

  15. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @tailgater and @fire….
    Great posts…agreed on all points. It’s not all Djax, but a good bit of it is. I should have seen the attitude coming. In preseason, at practice, I was over in the media/team area. Many of the Bucs stayed after practice to sign autographs. I watched DJax go inside, change into a dry, unmarked T-shirt, and he came back out and sat over by the back entrance to One Buc on a bench all by himself. Looking back, so many things are telling.

    And yes, while Fitz is looser in his accuracy than Jameis, he puts much more zip, and less arc on his long ball, and if DJax is there, I expect today is the day. But no, the dump Jameis talk that will follow should not be taken seriously.

  16. Not there yet Says:

    The most obvious thing to do is shown down if you’ve been under thrown since training camp. He started out under throwing now he’s overthrowing the guy. Suddenly djack gets here and we talk about him being lazy on routes, something that he has not been accused if in his (10) (ten) previous seasons? No it’s not his fault his quarterback had no accuracy or deep ball touch. It’s ok if we are saying Kirk cousin’s is more accurate but no even Mike Vick had issues throwing the deep ball to this guy. 💯% on Winston. If the ball was accurate deep ball at least you could go to the guy and call him out but they can’t because they know

  17. Not there yet Says:

    Lol I bet if licht and Dirk kept their jobs they would be dumb enough to draft Quenton Meeks the guy making fun of their quarterback

  18. Gofortheface Says:

    Lol firetheglazers. Maybe joe should fire you from posting. “Smart football fans know.” Hey smart guy, number 10 is Adam Humphries. If you’re going to be all righteous in your lame fandom atleast have your facts in line poindexter. Dexter Jackson has been to the pro bowl how many times? He has lead the league in deep ball catches how many times? I️ may be going out on a limb here, but am quite sure he knows what he is doing. People are allowed to have opinions. Except for you though.

  19. Tom Says:

    I actually think if Fitz had been the starter from game 1 the Bucs would have a better record. Mind you not much better but better.

  20. passthebuc Says:

    The bomb works, its just Jameis cannot hit the receiver.
    Jameis is nothing more than a Freeman-esque clone.
    I think you would find that JW’s trade value to be lower you would expect.

  21. Jimmy T Says:

    Unreal Tom! Jameis is the Qb here, FITZ is the backup. We were 2-1 and I’m sure u were not saying that. Amazing that u throw away how good this team was last year on 3rd downs. Amazing that u don’t see KOETTER calling screens and short passes to help his Qb. Is it going to take another Qb leaving here and winning for u all to stop putting Every loss on Jameis? There is no way that he has forgotten how to play. He is hurt but THIS OFFENSE THIS YEAR IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO LAST YEAR. Jameis will be fine. We he ever be a 70% completion Qb , no! However he will get better and they will win w him if things change BUT THEY WILL NOT DRAFT ANOTHER QB. They need to improve the defensive and offensive lines and update the RB position and COMMIT TO THE RUN. KOETTER has a lot to answer for as well, it not just Jameis

  22. Bird Says:


    Yah. It’s Jackson fault for being to fast.

    Yah. Its koetter s fault. I mean why would a coach want to call a play to throw a bomb to a wide open receiver 40 or 50 yards downfield for a sure touchdown. That would mean putting a quick 6 pts on the board.

    Pretty funny stuff here.

    So he is Americans quarterback and future hall of famer but cannot connect for sure touchdowns downfield so Dink and dunk. Thought we had that in mike glennon?

    “Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curve ball”. What movie?

  23. BuccoDav Says:

    So, you are going to blame the play calling on this instead of the ability or decision making of the quarterback?
    I know in pee-wee football there may only be one option available to the qb on a given play, but in the NFL I believe there are other options available on EVERY play called.

  24. SOEbuc Says:

    Fitz hit DJax for with that beautiful bomb a couple of weeks ago and it was called back by a penalty. I think they might try some more today. And RUN PEYTON BARBER!!!

  25. AlteredEgo Says:

    Bucs WIN !!!!!!

  26. Sam Says:

    Who cares at this point. Jameis isn’t going to correct these things before the end of the season and we’re not making the playoffs. At best we can only hope for another season where we look good near the end to give us all false hope.

  27. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Gofortheface. Dexter Jackson? To borrow your line, “Hey smart guy”…

    Dexter Jackson is a retired safety..and you got all over the other dude for getting a number wrong?