“He’s Got To Cut Down On Turnovers”

June 5th, 2018

Former GM explains.

The Bucs need Jameis to win.

Jameis needs the Bucs to win.

So what can America’s Quarterback do to turn around the Bucs? It is a simple formula, says former NFL general manager Charley Casserly. And that would be to take care of the damned ball.

“Since he has come into the league, he’s No. 2 in turnovers,” Casserly said of Jameis. “Fifty-nine turnovers. That’s not good.”

Casserly said as a result, teams have a book on Jameis. Casserly claims unless Jameis changes his ways, the way to beat the Bucs is easy. That is, he said, rattle Jameis and here come the turnovers.

The thing is, Jameis has cut down on his picks. As Joe has typed previously, it is the fumbles that have gotten Jameis in hot water. Jameis’ fumbles have gone up each season he’s been in the NFL. Alarmingly, his fumbles shot up 50 percent last year (15) despite playing in three less games. That’s nearly triple the number of fumbles he had his rookie season (six).

This alone cannot be blamed on pressure. There were and are quarterbacks under worse deluges than Jameis was and they didn’t hand over the ball like candy on Halloween.

Eli Manning, for example, played behind five swinging gates last year and had no running game behind him. Additionally, he’s about as mobile as a mailbox. Manning had 11 fumbles last year.

Take care of the fumbles and Jameis will be just fine.

To watch Casserly’s Bucs takes, click on the NFL Network video below.

34 Responses to ““He’s Got To Cut Down On Turnovers””

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    Winston has to get better in that aspect no doubt…..but play calling needs to help him out….when the play is predictable and has a 5 or 7 step drop T.O.’s will happen…..

    Winston and the coaches have no excuses this year……


  2. Wausa Says:

    Great analysis 813bucboi

  3. m0j0 Says:

    If Jameis has a running game and can utilize play action, he will have much more success.

  4. DB55 Says:

    played behind five swinging gates
    And that’s why Eli and the giants picked #2 overall. And if you’re not careful the Bucs can easily follow suit. The fact that the Bucs don’t have an entire right side of an online apparently doesn’t concern anyone.


  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    2015 offensive “giveaways” 28
    2016 offensive “giveaways” 27
    2017 offensive “giveaways” 27

    The offensive turnovers in general is much too high to be successful!!!!! joe and the sheep can look at yards all they want, but points and turnovers are the two major stats that lead to wins and losses!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Trench War Says:

    13 games 11 picks ..that’s a little more than 1 pick a game if you count the certain dropped int’s along with 15 fumbles. Fumbles aside, to say int’s were a season low and no big deal is misleading. That’s 26 turnovers given back to our struggling defense, with some turnovers deep in our own side of the field making it even worse on our defense. It goes without saying, whatever the reason the couch GM’s come up with to coddle Jameis, he has to do better or this staff will be gone and it all starts over. AGAIN

  7. Not there yet Says:

    Number 2 in turnovers well if your going to be called America’s quarterback I guess you have to be at the top of the league in some category.

  8. Joe Says:

    If Jameis has a running game and can utilize play action, he will have much more success.


  9. Bobby M. Says:

    Its possible we win despite the turnovers…..the 9-7 season is proof of that, doesn’t mean Winston has improved. He had 22 turnovers that season…..Just means we won in-spite of his consistent penchant for turnovers.

  10. gilhealy Says:

    Joe, just go on vacation. The Alpo truck is circling. This horse is ready for the canning assembly line. My God man. Move on to other subjects, or take a hiatus. If you agree a running game and a play action threat is needed, than why the hell do you keep up the ridicule? Daily. I’m starting to think you never played a sport in your life. I loved this site early on, but it has devolved into a whiny, depressing blog. Damn shame. But you’ve got those who eat this crap up. Change the name of the site. It’s the farthest thing from a “fan site” there is. It’s more of a fan site for those that don’t really understand team sports.

  11. gilhealy Says:

    Run Jameis, run.

  12. webster Says:

    Dear Jameis

    Please leave this idiot fan base as soon as you can. They do not deserve you.

  13. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    This pathetic franchise has no desire to win therefore jameis should bolt as fast as possible.

  14. @Webster Says:

    Gilhealy and Webster

    You both have a real problem with reality don’t you?

  15. Trench War Says:

    fan shaming ..seems to be a new low. What’s worse than being the fan of one of the most historically losing teams in the NFL? Being shamed by morons for being a fan?

  16. webster Says:

    @ bobby m

    Yes it is possible to win with turnovers. Andrew luck in his first 3 seasons had 43 ints and 29 fumbles but idiots on here will call luck a great qb and jameis the worst and the reason the bucs do not win. And before idiots respond with luck went to the playoffs, he played in the worst division and he defenses were ranked 23, 20, and 11. Im praying the bucs defense can jump 12 spots to 20. I will take that all day with what we have had.

  17. webster Says:

    @ joe

    Are you really going to let an idiot post under my name? How long have i been posting here? I mean the exact same name?

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    the sheep can look at yards all they want, but points and turnovers are the two major stats that lead to wins and losses!!!!!!!

    tell smitty that!!!!!


  19. webster Says:

    @ joe

    The idiot who posted at 12:01 pm is not me. Fix it joe

  20. Dooshlarue Says:

    That was me Webster.
    Sorry, I really fumbled that one.
    I know you’ll be more than understanding.

  21. webster Says:

    @ dooshlarue

    Way to take responsibility. No problem. All is forgiving. And no, i do not have a problem with reality lol. I just think we beat a dead drum everyday that only feed the trolls. We do not deserve jameis.

  22. ndog Says:

    Hey QB (insert name here) here you go I give you the worst defense in the league, the 28th rushing attack in football and the worst kicker in the league but forget all that you better win us 10 games or your garbage.

    Signed the Buccaneer Fan Base

  23. Anonymous Says:

    Blah blah blah, same garbage as always from people who look at box scores instead of watching games.

  24. Bucsfanman Says:

    Nothing to see here, fake news! I saw Jameis walking on water alongside Tim Tebow last night!!! True story!

  25. 813bucboi Says:


    that narrative will change with everything that has happened in the offseason….or will it?…..


  26. superslacker Says:

    If Jameis doesn’t radically reduce fumbles and INTs, they need to draft a QB next year.

  27. Pickgrin Says:

    “When people play him – here’s the game plan – pressure him – he’s gonna throw it up and make a mistake”

    What a lazy take by Casserly. If this old fart knew anything at all about the Bucs QB beyond looking at a simple stat sheet – he would know that Winston consistently ranks in the top 3 QBs in the league with completion %, QBR etc when under duress.

    If the Oline can handle a blitz – and often times even when they can’t – Jameis will make the blitzing team pay – so bring it on defenses….

  28. unbelievable Says:

    @ndog 100%

  29. German Buc Says:

    Ndog – another great post straight to the nail!

  30. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    NFL total Access had a small video on Jameis doing a community charity event yesterday. I watched it. Then rewound it and watched again…. You guys can call me crazy but he was favouring that right shoulder. He threw every pass with his left arm and not once did I see him move his right arm above his head. Again, I may just be looking too deep into it. But I saw what I saw.

  31. Blue-footed booby Says:

    You are right webster, we the Buccaneers fanbase do deserve better than America’s ATM machine. After this season, other opposing defensive players around the league will be writing letters to the Glazer boys begging them to keep the ATM machine as the starting QB since the ATM machine keeps giving them good film review and better stats for helping boost their next contract negotiations.

    We the Buccaneer fanbase deserve an opportunity to bring in a free agent QB like Nick Foles or draft a new QB in 2019 on a rookie contract instead of giving America’s ATM machine a $100 million guaranteed contract extension.

  32. Wausa Says:

    I am with webster to a point.
    Webster I think the dolts that want to run Jamies out of town(possibly some that work for joebucsfan) don’t deserve Jamies as the Bucs QB, but my hope is they are just the outspoken minority.

  33. Bucnjim Says:

    The hardest thing for a fan might possibly be going through a young QBs growing pains. Keep in mind Winston is ONLY TWENTY FOUR! Ask yourself what was I doing at 24? Trying to get laid would be my answer! He is not only an NFL starting QB but soon to be dad. Way ahead of my personal maturity process and many others as well. He will be great if you give him a chance. He is NOT Josh Freeman so cheer him on!

  34. Not there yet Says:

    Love Winston just don’t like this psychotic website being theonly one on the entire planet calling him America’s quarterback and apparently they have no rationale for it. Even if you did it wouldn’t be credible.

    Winning has come easy to Winston all his life but he’s gotta earn it at this level. He’ll either rise to the challenge or be mediocre forever or until he’s a backup whois taking advantage of limited opportunities