The Best

November 30th, 2018

Leads NFL in key stat.

When it’s third down and you need to move the chains, who do you call?

You call America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, that’s who. As we are a handful of hours away from the month of December 2018, no quarterback in the NFL is more reliable for getting first downs than Jameis.

Says who?

Says the good people of NFL Films, suppliers of BSPN NFL Matchup with all sorts of data, that’s who. Jameis is able to find a way to get a first down either with his right arm or his feet on some 52 percent of his third downs. That’s 10 percent more than Pat Mahomes and roughly 15 percent better than Ben Roethlisberger, two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL who have weapons comparable to what Jameis has, maybe better.

And to think some believe the Bucs are better off washing their hands of a clutch player. Geez.

So the Bucs should get rid of Jameis exactly why? Oh, Joe knows. Because… because… because… Chase Daniel, who some would prefer over Jameis!

39 Responses to “The Best”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    I’d call mike glennon personally. No more exciting player in bucs history than mighty 8

  2. Buc4life Says:

    There is no doubt Jameis is a winner and clutch player. He has shown that through FSU and here, but at the same time he must take what the defense give him. He does try to do to much when the Bucs are losing and that get him in trouble. With a better defense that can actually stop opposing offenses Jameis will be fine.

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Unfortunately, this statistic does not equate to redzone success. His inconsistent play undermines this stat whether you acknowledge it or not.

  4. OneBuc55 Says:

    The truly sad part regarding Jameis’ haters is, they’re so caught up in the negative part of his play that they never ever acknowledge the all of the positives…

    3rd down completion percentage is only 1 of a handful of impressive stats that Jameis is one of the best in…The reality is, he’s a good young player who simply has struggled with consistency… personally I’m not ready to give up on him just yet because imho, the good definitely out weighs the bad…

    Contrary to popular belief the QB cannot do it alone, just ask Archie Manning…the wins will come when the team as a whole improves in all three phases of the game…

  5. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Actually this stat confirms that a competent offensive coordinator with better called plays and scheme should be able to score efficiently and consistantly with the skillset of JW”

    Kobe Faker

  6. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Great job Jamies!

  7. Kobe Faker Says:

    “JW will always be the most hated controversial player in the league till he retires. JW’s national perception will always be negative and will never ever change because of his off field incidents. Arguing JW’s on field achievements and accomplishments will never be winnable or just argument against those never changing Jameis Hater”

    Kobe Faker

  8. Bucsalltheway Says:

    These last couple list haven’t had Brady on it…is that a error?

  9. BucEmUp Says:

    Buc4life, unfortunately he is taking what the defense gives him..OUR DEFENSE! Hes been doing it since he was drafted, just about every game. He takes 35 points thrown right in his face and a team that expects him to single handedly dig them out.

    I refuse to cast my final.judgement on him until the defense doesn’t perform worst in the league in almost all phases

  10. Jonzey Says:

    JW is the face we need a top running back have you seen Justice Hill from Oklahoma St., he is a beast.

  11. Jim Says:

    The NFL’s current QB ranking has Winston at 23rd, which is OK. You can win, with an improved defense, running back and kicking game. The Bucs need balance and this All Winston All the Time mentality doesn’t help. Build a balanced team.

  12. BillyG Says:

    I would take Pat Mahomes and his record over Winston any day. At the end of the day, Winston is a hot-n-cold, pick throwin, inconsistent, unreliable, selfish liar. He plays to his about .400, 87 passer rating, turnover-prone self. His body of work so far this year is exactly down the middle of where he’s been for the previous three seasons. Get the bum out of town before he gets $21M he doesn’t warrant. Yes, Virginia, we CAN find a QB who can win half his games (or better) who isn’t such a sorry sack.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Considering we have little running game, this is particularly impressive…..defenses can key on the pass….and I suspect many of Jameis’ completions for 1st downs are of the longer variety.

    Need to do better in the red zone….stop running in the red zone would help….we just can’t run.

  14. Bculaw Says:

    @Jim. Take out the Cincinnati game, which was possibly the worst of Jameis’ career, and he’s ranked higher. It was horrifically bad, and, given the small sample size of games JW has played this season, makes his season look much worse than it is.

    JE needs to be a better game manager the rest of the season to show the incoming regime that he can be more careful with the football. He’s always been an overly aggressive player. The saying is “it’s easier to pull an aggressive QB back than to make a conservative QB try to make plays.” JW can make plays few QBs in the NFL can make. He needs to show that he is capable of pulling back and letting his weapons do the work. It’s a mindset. He made some nice strides last game (and some are even criticizing him for it). He needs to keep that same mindset the rest of the year.

    Just don’t be the reason we lose games.

  15. Elita Vita Says:

    When I watch Drew Brees play he seems to “slice and dice” the defense… His main focus is not the long ball. If WInston could tweek his style and focus on a varied short game instead of swinging for the fences so often he’d go so far in this league. IMHO, just keep your nose clean and altering your style somewhat=success!…Go Jameis and go Bucs!!!

  16. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    If you take out the bad jameis games then you should take out the good one last week, you cannot pick and choose the jameis stats to fit an agenda, bottom line he needs to play like a #1 overall pick and this week and the remaining games will go a long way to showing that….just hope jameis throws 5tds and loses because do not want licht back here pulling the strings on this team again, the bucs are out of it meaningless wins get the bucs to lose out on a generational OL like last year

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    So Buc coaches call some effective 3rd down plays, huh? Nice to have all those weapons.

    Where is Fitzpatrick on that list? He also had some excellent 3rd down conversion numbers.

    Winston is not the Bucs problem. QB is not the Bucs problem.

    Defense is the Bucs problem.

  18. AlteredEgo Says:

    Another trolling the reader article…

  19. WyldKat Says:

    It was one of those “huh, really?” stats. Yay.

  20. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Any distraction to keep us from looking at wins and losses.

  21. Wausa Says:

    Problem this year has been awful defense, poor special teams and poor direction from the head coach.
    Same problem as last year.

  22. 813bucboi Says:

    watching Kris Richard in action last night was a thing of beauty!!!!!!!!

    we saw the cowboys defense prepared, attacking and playing fast and physical……the DB’s were stuck to the WR’s getting physical with them at the LOS which made windows smaller for brees…..DB’s didnt allow any YAC……

    we need an HC that knows how to develop players, especially our young DB’s….

    KRIS RICHARD 4 HC!!!!!


  23. jadedinjax Says:

    Feel free in the next article to throw in the underwhelming red zone efficiency stats

  24. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Man poor Jameis looks like a zombie in that picture. ROFL!! That’s ok.

    I am not surprised at all by that stat. His 3rd Down success has always been one of his greatest strengths.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Um…Jameis is actually pretty good in the red zone. Instead of looking at stats look at the actualy red zone plays. Most times he throws catchable balls. It is usually the other players who blow the plays or a good defense.

    Not to say he is blameless…but for example, I am convinced Jackson gives less effort for Jameis. Probably on purpose. He prefers Fitz to boost his stats for him.

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And, btw, why isn’t anyone blaming the QB coach?

  27. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Why pick on Chase? The man is undefeated this year.

  28. ben Says:

    Yep ,, Winston has proven to be a beast in the red zone,huh?? NOPE !!

  29. JimmyJack Says:

    Winston is probably ranked very high in third and short(3-5 yards).

    At times he can be nearly unstoppable from that range. It’s a huge reason why we desperately need a running attack.

    That being said I don’t think Dirk sees it that way. He got a hard on for explosive plays………Think Dirk could stand to go back to his play-calling under Lovie Smith and see how many explosive plays we were getting out of the backfield. These were much lower risk plays too. So much more effective on so many levels.

    But ole Dirk wanna live and die with his unbalanced offense and I have no confidence we will ever have a decent rush attack with him.

  30. Eric Says:

    He not only is number one, but by a wide margin.

    Add in the 79 TD passes and it reveals some sort of skill set.

    Nah, lets throw it all away and spend the next three years breaking in another rookie. Or we could go get Glennon again.

    I like what Andy Reid said when he was asked what he was going to do about Mahomes having a slew of turnovers recently. He said he told him to “keep firing”.

    That’s the kind of coach we need for Jameis.

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    It is nice that he moves the chains so we’ll. But the bad news is that he negates this by giving the ball away as much as he does.

    No matter how much you love Winston you are kidding yourself if you think we can ever win when we turn the ball over so much.

    For what it’s worth I think coaching does not aid Winston in the turnover Dept but he is a grown man and is accountable for making so many poor decisions.

  32. Jaywill Says:

    Pat Mohomes is on a better all around team. Better oline & superstar rb & a defense that gets turnovers and great on 3rd down. So you can’t compare him Winston their situations are different

  33. Issaic haggins Says:

    This stat alone shows that Winston should’ve starting handsdown!!! He’s heads and shoulders above the second best qb , it’s up to the staff to correct the other little things !!! Gotta be able to coach up and get players to respond on/to it !!!

  34. Owlykat Says:

    Get rid of Warhop and see a capable OL under a skilled OL Coach and watch Peyton Barber jump to 5 yards a carry and let our Defense improve to just middle of the NFL and then, with proper protection, and not having the stress of having to come back from big opposing leads, then and only then see what Jameis can accomplish. We would be in the playoffs every year and in the hunt for the Super Bowl every year, and no griping about Jameis then. It can be done just with firing Warhop.

  35. unbelievable Says:

    Drew Brees looked like a 3rd strong QB last night… I mean did you see that lame duck interception he threw to seal the game? Just awful.

    So even the great ones have awful games once in a while. If Jameis plays good the next 5 weeks, I can forgive the atrocity that was Cincinnati.

  36. firethecannons Says:

    Hope he has a good game vs Panthers–that will be more indicative of Jameis ability–how he plays against a team with better than avg Defense. Honestly I am not over the disaster of the Bengals 5 int game–yeah it was five–their player dropped one after he caught it. Had he played the whole game it would of been more.

  37. Gambelero Says:

    Mariota hit 22 of 23 passes Monday night and they were never even in the game. At one point he was 17/17, but he also had completed 5 passes on third down that didn’t make the line to gain, including a four yard dump off on third and 8. The Titans punted 6 Times (we’ve punted 36 Times in 11 games), including three times in the second half and twice in the fourth quarter down by three possessions.

  38. DrunkBuc Says:

    Jae-MISS has also missed a quarter of the season you numbskulls

  39. FireMikeSmith_orDie Says:

    I’ve always said, Jameis can make throws few NFL QBs can make. That’s NOT the problem. He needs to settle down and play a cerebral game. Dink-and-dunk the Tom Brady way when the defense gives it to you, and use the big throw ability judiciously.

    Learning to control his aggression, keeping his emotions in check (and thereby avoiding the turnovers), and playing the cerebral part of the game–those are the areas he must improve on. Anyone doubting his actual ability should go back to playing with dolls because they will never get football.