Game Speed And Jameis

September 29th, 2018

Talks game speed.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter gave fans an update on America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. No, it had nothing to do with starting in Chicago.

Could Jameis be a tad bit rusty? Well, that is sort of expected since he hadn’t played or practiced with elite NFL receivers in a few weeks. Since Labor Day Weekend, Jameis was throwing to a collection of has-beens and never-beens. A far cry from DeSean Jackson, Mike Evans and O.J. Howard.

And while Koetter was impressed with the degree and lengths Jameis went to duplicate a Bucs practice for over three weeks, Koetter isn’t sure just how sharp Jameis is.

“That’s hard to say until we really play full speed because practice is practice and game-speed is game-speed,” Koetter said. “But I think Jameis has looked good this week and I wouldn’t expect anything else.”

Naturally, Koetter didn’t tip his hand as to when that may be, in what game Jameis may next play in.

Could it be after the bye week?

20 Responses to “Game Speed And Jameis”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Get ready to welcome Jameis back in Atlanta! Fitz won’t survive the game, and if he does, he’s going to play awful. The Bears D is the best in the NFL. Bears 24 Bucs 10. Fitz has three more picks and loses the job.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We can debate this ad nauseam……but does it really matter with this one game……I think you go with Fitz and send Jameis in if it looks like he is struggling….unless there is something we don’t know about practice.

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    I could care less who starts at QB….as long as the team wins the names are bits and pieces

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Who cares???

    “Just win baby win”………………………Al Davis

  5. Wausa Says:

    I hope I’m wrong but I have a bad feeling about how Coach Koetter is handling this.

  6. Ryan Baker Says:

    @Jeff, it’s almost as if that’s the outcome you want . Some fan you are . Walk the plank.

  7. Jman Says:

    Why not start Jameis n let Mack welcome him back

  8. Ndog Says:

    Forget it at this point, Go Bucs win no matter what!

  9. '79Defense Says:

    It’s got to be difficult for Koetter and staff knowing that saving your job could depend to a large degree on making the proper QB decision at the right time. Once a switch is made, it better go well.

    No revelation, but things would be incredibly easier if they just had a defense that could be counted on to deliver week to week, even modestly. Unlike years past, It’s not like we have to hold teams to 17 (or 6) to have a good shot. It’s unusual having this top offense/less than stellar defense combination in Tampa. You wonder what’s going to happen on both sides of the ball as the season continues.

  10. Ed Says:

    The Bucs offensive players need better coaching on ball security. Fumbling has either kept their opponents in the game or as in Steelers game actually lost it.

    OJ Howard didn’t secure his catch, defensive player makes good play, ball pops out and Fitzpatrick is given an interception, no, that was a fumble.

    Mike Evans catches a first down and heading upfield he isn’t securing the ball and defender knocks it out.

    Chris Godwin makes a catch, starts to run, defender knocks out the ball.

    For all these great plays these receivers made, they cannot be so sloppy after they catch. Other teams can see the film and will tackle the ball, so please, lets have a coaching staff that teaches these receivers to cradle it.

    Godwin has some highlight catches this year but the touchdown he dropped vs Steelers was a huge 4 point differential.

    If the Bucs don’t make mistakes they will beat Chicago. If they continue to make these sloppy turnovers then they will lose. Its up to the players to cradle that ball.

  11. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    I think if you listen to Dirk on Total Access with Casey on the Bucs website. I think Dirk revealed some of their plans going forward…when answering questions with fans concerning the Bucs QB situation and he laid out…

    How Fitz was hired to backup Jameis….and the difference in filling in for JW while hurt vs suspension.


  12. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Fitz is going to throw more ducks and get himself pulled from game enter Jameis

  13. BucNut33 Says:

    JOE – it’s amazing how adults the mike Glennon mob ws converted to Fitz-Magic. Fitz is a solid veteran backup which is what the Bucs brought him in for. Are fans really naive or ignorant enough to believe the Bucs have somehow uncovered a magical wand and transformed Fitz into a franchisee Arm.

    WAKE up people!

    You’re about to run away the dream of a lifetime for a quick fling with a hot girl.

  14. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Let Fitz get us up by twenty or thirty and JW can come in and get some live speed action!

  15. PSLBob Says:

    Been saying since Week 1, regardless of how Fitz plays this week, Jameis will start Week 6 against Atlanta! Gives him 2 weeks of prep and practice to shake off the rust.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We’re a day away from the answers we all want. Personally, I think Koetter should start Fitz for hte first series, and then roll out Winston to catch the Bears off guard.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    @Jman … “Why not start Jameis n let Mack welcome him back.” Ideas like that could get you thrown off the island Jman. Much better to far too many in Bucsville to sacrifice Fitz to start the game, then let Jameis come in once the Big Bad Bears are all tuckered out beating up on Fitz. And especially if our OLine blocks like it did against the Steelers. Or maybe not … we still have Griffin to sacrifice. I’m expecting that we’ll hear a new chant arise this Sunday: ‘Run Fitz Run. Faster Fitz Faster. Oooh, Fitz just got run over by a Mack Truck. Ouch.”

    And it’s at that point the Bucsville chant will change to “Save the Savior for Atlanta. Bring in Griffin. Bring in Griffin”. Followed shortly by “Run Griff Run. Faster Griff Faster. Oooh, Griff just got run over by a Mack Truck. Ouch.”

  18. Red86 Says:

    Truthfully it would be wise to start him now. Win lose or draw with the Bears. But our division game are must win. I rather have Jameis get some game experience and be ready for the Falcan’t in two weeks.

  19. PSLBob Says:

    Red86, good logic! Either way, it’s just a matter of time. Hopefully, we come out of this game 3-1, but the Bear’s D is going to be tough, regardless of who’s under center.

  20. Mike Johnson Says:

    This will be a close game Buc fans. The Bears do have one of the..if not the best, Defense in the NFL. So be ready to see fitz on his back a few times. I just don’t want you guys to get so up that you..Dish our Offense when they do a lot of..4 and outs. I just hope we are prepared. The Bears are gonna show us Buc fans what a Good Defense is suppose to look like. BUCS 17 BEARS 16