“I Would Be Shocked If That Offense Isn’t, You Know, Top-5 In The NFL”

April 10th, 2019

Jameis Winston is a blessed quarterback.

Never mind that he’s thrown the second-most interceptions in the NFL since the start of the 2015 season and the 15th-most touchdowns.

Forget that America’s Quarterback hasn’t won a road game since November 2016.

He’s blessed because of his new head coach, says former Bucs QB Chris Simms.

“What a gift he has been given by the football gods,” Simms told a national audience on NBC Sports Network. “Yeah, last year of the contract, like you talked about, and now he’s got a guy like Bruce Arians who is all-in at the quarterback position. All we ever hear about is how much quarterbacks love him and the confidence in which he kind of instills into the quarterback.”

Simms went on to say the Arians offense will suit Jameis’ style and that Arians’ attitude and outlook adjustment will help the face of the franchise.

Yesterday, Jameis talked about how the Bucs’ are typically a top-10 offense statistically, and Simms followed that up today and said, “I would be shocked if that offense isn’t, you know, top-5 in the NFL.”

Top-5, top-10, top-15, whatever, Joe wants to see an elite red zone offense, a decent running game, a non-embarrassing defense and the end of double-digit losses. That would be a great start.

Lotta Simms and ProFootballTalk.com wizard Mike Florio on the Bucs in this NBC Sports video below.

28 Responses to ““I Would Be Shocked If That Offense Isn’t, You Know, Top-5 In The NFL””

  1. wausa Says:

    They will be a top five offense and will score plenty of points if they fix the running game.

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Is it gonna be top-5 or top-10 in yards (meaningless) or in points?

    Cuz if it’s yards, who gives a f@ck?

    Yards are meaningless, all that matters is points

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    Finger licking good !

  4. Aaron Says:

    I really don’t care how we win

  5. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Yards are not meaningless as you need to gain yards to get into position to score

  6. Magadude Says:

    I have to admit, Winston accomplished quite a feat by throwing second most picks in the NFL while at the same time sitting out a bunch of games due to allegedly touching the Uber lady in a sexual way. That’s got to be hard to do. Mos tQBs could never do that.

  7. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Who in the media is gonna ask Bruce how hes gonna fix Jameis without calling plays or coaching qbs?

    Who trust Leftwich and Christensen to do it?


  8. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Just win.

  9. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Where is David Johnson 1k rushing and 1k receiving that helped Carson Palmer from getting killed

    *(even though that didnt stop Palmer from career ending injury)

    *Vertical scheme is great but what happens when the field gets tight in the red zone?

    *Andy Rield and Todd Mcvay uses the rb screens vs the slower linebackers

    what do we have?”

    Kobe Faker

  10. BucsFIRE Says:

    4 picks in his last 250+ throws, Magadude.
    That will work just fine.

  11. Bird Says:

    Nice article “logical Joe”

  12. Dom>Licht Says:

    Top 5 in turnovers for sure!

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston in games 9-16, so the second half of the year (Winston played 7)….

    1811 yards, 15 TDs, 4 INTs

    Prorate that to 16 games…

    4139 yards, 34 TDs, 9 INTs

    Mix that with hopefully a productive run game and you have a top offense. I’ll take it!

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Chris took the words right out of my mouth. Jameis has never played with as much as an average defense. Give him a 15th ranked in scoring allowed and will help them get to the playoffs

  15. The Fighting Schiano’s Says:

    To be fair, as inconsistent as Jameis has been, the defense has definitely been historically bad. Middle of the pack defense coupled with increased production in the run game and we may be a wildcard team.

    Excitement in the air..

  16. Jean Lafitte Says:

    This is deja vu. At the beginning of every pre-season we are conditioned to believe that we are primed for a great season only to have our hope and excitement dashed before midseason. I used to say I had guarded optimism but now I’m just guarded. I’m the biggest chump for even buying in, season after season. Plus, there is something I haven’t noticed in everyday Tampa life for awhile and that’s the lack of Buc paraphernalia. Heck, even back during our first run of double digit losses you’d still see a fair share of Buc jersey’s around town. Not so much anymore.

  17. Magadude Says:

    @BucsFire…yes, that WOULD work just fine if THAT was who he is. It is NOT.

  18. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Rod, you definitely can spin facts to show jameis bias. Not sure how this offense is going to be better. The OL is just as bad, the running game has not improved & the WRs took a huge hit in FA, not best recipe for improvement.

  19. DooshLaRue Says:

    GRRRRRRRRR Duthsty!!!

    You don’t like JW even though Fancy Man Munch likes to spin the stats in JayMisses favor?

    Nice job leaving out the fumbles too.


    You should listen to the Muncher……. he’s very intelligent.
    Just ask him.

  20. Ndog Says:

    Let the Jameis hate flow, it feels goooooood doest it Duthsty. Just ignore every other issue on this team we all know it’s Jameis that caused those poor kickers to miss. Heck Mike Smith probably played that off zone coverage because it was easier for Jameis in practice so the defense is his fault to. And come to think of it we probably couldn’t run the ball well last year cause Jameis didn’t goose the center hard enough so the entire o line was late getting off the ball. Yes sir let’s just bring in Dwayne Haskins or Kyler Murray and all our worries will be solved, you figured it out my friend. Congrats!!!!

  21. DooshLaRue Says:


    Preach your delusional truth.
    It feels good don’t it?
    Lets it flow brotha…..

    Lick dem fangers and taste dem Ws baby.

  22. Ndog Says:

    Yes yes let it flow Doosh (appropriate name BTW), let the hate floooooow. Yes yes………

  23. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:


    Bucs will never have a elite red zone offense with Jameis he doesn’t make quick decisions and is not accurate enough when the field shrinks

  24. dmatt Says:

    We know the offense is “jelling”. However,it sticks out like a sore thumb that our defense is “telling”, as in we can’t stop Atlanta, Carolina, n definitely not New Orleans, not to mention teams that we r favored to beat. Let’s draft n bring in FA that r defense, defense, defense.

  25. El Buco Realisto Says:

    I would not be surprised that the offense will actually take a step back!!!! Its not uncommon with a new system/new play caller!!!!!!!!!!! And take into account That the offense was pretty healthy last year, which could play a factor, as rarely are teams that healthy for two years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So to summarize, offense takes a step back, defense takes a small step forward, equals 6 wins!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. BucsminsterFuller Says:

    Because losing Humphries & Jackson is going to make Jameis better?
    Please show your math.

  27. BucsFIRE Says:

    Magadude Says:
    “@BucsFire…yes, that WOULD work just fine if THAT was who he is. It is NOT.”


    Yes, it is, Magadude.
    The season prior, he had 11 picks in 442 attempts. That’s 2.5% for the entire season. That is who he is and can be. Last year’s beginning was a mess, and that is a given. But the last 250 attempts last year and the 442 attempts in 2017 is more than a huge enough workload to know this is who he can be.

  28. BucsFIRE Says:


    Yes, there is no question that losing DJax will be better. Losing Hump was tough, though. I think B.A. has a plan for that loss.