Nearly Everything Jameis Winston Did At Practice Yesterday

May 29th, 2019


The Bucs were back on the practice fields yesterday, OTA session No. 7 out of 10 before next week’s mandatory minicamp.

Jameis Winston was there getting in his reps. Here’s what his day looked like from the practice sidelines:

*The QB’s got things started with footwork drills, the first of which is a drop-back drill. The QB’s are dropping back a few steps before delivering a short throw to a coach.

*More footwork drills follow, this one with QB’s maneuvering through bags before delivering a throw. Jameis hits one of the bags his first time up but follows it with flawless transitions from bag to bag his second try. Quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen was much more pleased with Winston his second time yelling “There it is!”

*Next up is the spin-around drill used last week. The QB’s have their backs to the coaches and when the whistle blows, they spin around and deliver a throw. Jameis doesn’t miss any as he hits coaches all over the field with dimes. Peyton Barber is out there catching balls.

*The coaches bring out giant exercise balls in a drill not seen before by media in these OTA sessions. Coaches throw and roll the exercise balls at the quarterbacks as they move around the pocket before delivering throws to coaches down the field. Jameis throws two passes each time he’s up and he does this drill three times. His second time up, he throws two bullets after escaping the “pass rush” caused by the exercise balls. Clyde Christensen nodded his head in approval yelling “Excellent!” to Jameis after the drill.

*Next up is throwing on the run. Moving right, Jameis looks natural as he hits Peyton Barber in the chest 20 yards downfield. Moving left, Jameis doesn’t look nearly as comfortable as his first pass misses Barber badly. He adjusts and completes his last two throws.

*As that drill ends, all of the running backs make their way over to the QB’s and Jameis is heard yelling “Let’s go, O!” as he gets ready to start handoff drills.

*Jameis only hands the ball off to Andre Ellington and undrafted rookie Bruce Anderson before getting in passes with the running backs. His first 7 passes only go to Ellington and Anderson as well, all being completions on check downs in the flat as well as short crossing routes.

*Jameis finally gets in a completion to Peyton Barber before finishing the drill with 4 more completions to Ellington and Anderson.

*The horn goes off for a 2-minute water break but Jameis takes only 30 seconds for water before getting in some work on play-action screen passes.

*Tight ends and wide receivers join the action now and the first pass from Jameis is a short completion on a comeback screen route to Chris Godwin. With Mike Evans out of practice today, Godwin got a lot of looks and he shined this practice.

Jameis’ work during the water break was in anticipation for the first set of routes run by the receivers. He follows with another completion to undrafted rookie DaMarkus Lodge on the same route.

*Jameis hits O.J. Howard over the middle on a seam route. A lot of touch on that pass.

*Receivers and tight ends are now running out routes. Jameis finds new tight end Jordan Leggett twice while also hitting Godwin, Howard and receivers Spencer Schnell and K.J. Brent once a piece.

*Receivers change up the route and now are cutting in on their breaks. Jameis once again finds Godwin, Brent and Schnell for completions. Schnell made a great adjustment on a throw that was behind him, twisting his body to haul it in.

*Deep post routes are next and Jameis finds Godwin, Brent and Lodge for completions before finding Howard on another out route. Jameis then hits Leggett with a dart on an out route, but Leggett can’t hold on.

*Receivers are now running comeback routes and Jameis once again hits Godwin before falling victim to another dropped pass, this time by Brent. Jameis follows it with 8 straight completions to finish out drills with the receivers and tight ends.

*7-on-7 work begins with a Jameis completion to running back Dare Ogunbowale in the flat, their only hookup of the day.

*Jameis then finds Godwin for another completion.

*Next pass from Jameis sails over the head of K.J. Brent, followed by another incompletion before Jameis steps out.

*Once back in, Jameis finds tight end Donnie Ernsberger for 30 yards on a seam route, an absolute laser as Ernsberger went up over a linebacker to make the grab.

*Jameis follows with a dangerous short pass to Lodge on a hook route. Lodge had to rip the ball away from a defender to come down with it.

*Jameis hits Justin Watson on a comeback route for a nice gain and then finds Bobo Wilson for a short gain toward the sideline. Jameis steps out once more after this completion.

*He comes back and hits Godwin 10 yards down the field. Godwin made an incredible play, adjusting his body to grab the throw as it was placed behind him to just get it between two defenders.

*On Jameis’ last throw of the session, he finds rookie receiver Anthony Johnson for 7 yards. Johnson bobbled the pass but was able to come down with it on a second effort.

*The first 11-on-11 session gets underway with Jameis looking for rookie receiver Scotty Miller on the left side but the pass is slapped away by Vernon Hargreaves. Hargreaves was all over that pass and read it the whole way, allowing him to make the nice defensive play.

*Jameis fires back with a nice completion to Antony Auclair over the middle. Jameis evaded pressure to get out of the pocket and make the play.

*Jameis finds O.J. Howard in the flat for a short gain. Lavonte David was right there for the would-be tackle so it wouldn’t have been much of a gain. Jameis steps off and has a quick chat with Howard when the backups begin their reps.

*Overthrow! Jameis looks again for Scotty Miller but is off target to the 5-9 speedster from Bowling Green. He then looks for K.J. Brent on the right sideline, but the ball is dropped.

*The lineman move to a different field as 7-on-7 work starts up again. The first Jameis first pass is a gorgeous touch pass to Auclair for 25 yards. Jameis was able to sail it past the reaching hands of David as it fell right into Auclair’s lap for the big completion.

*Jameis then looks for receiver Bryant Mitchell on an in-route. The throw is a bit high and it looks like Mitchell is still able to come down with it, but Hargreaves is there to make a hit and the ball comes loose before Mitchell hits the ground. Incomplete pass.

*Jameis finds Godwin once again, this time on a seam route right up the middle. Winston is able to split the defenders on this play and Godwin is off to the races for what would’ve possibly been a touchdown in a game.

*Jamies finds Howard again for a short gain in the flat before stepping out for Blaine Gabbert.

*Jameis is striking up conversations on the sideline, talking to Howard again, then finding K.J. Brent and coaching him up, all before talking to Ryan Griffin. A lot of communication between Winston and his offensive weapons today.

*Brent catches a check down as Jameis returns.

*Before the next play, Winston screams “Own it!” pre-snap. He then finds Anthony Johnson on the sideline for 15 yards, but Johnson isn’t able to keep his feet in bounds.

*In Winston’s final throw of the session he finds tight end Tanner Hudson who goes way up to haul in a pass between two defenders down the field. Jameis throws a dart down the seam.

*The kicking battle starts up once more and Jameis decides to find Scotty Miller and talk to him while walking down the field toward the sideline. While the kickers are going at it, all of the QB’s and many of the receivers are gathered in a huddle listening to one of the coaches. Jameis then later finds Leftwich and has a short discussion with him as the kickers are wrapping up.

*Clock management drills begin for a few plays as Jameis has 14 seconds to get the team to the end zone. It is slow-pace and none of the players run so it is more like a walk-through.

*After doing this a couple times, 11-on-11 work begins again, and Jameis runs to the huddle yelling “Ace! Ace! Ace! Ace!”

*Running backs finally get some work in as the first play is a handoff to Peyton Barber to the right side. On the next snap, Jameis fumbles and the play stopped immediately. Jameis then gives the ball to Ronald Jones. No room for either running back to run, but this is underwear, no-blocking football.

*Gabbert completes a screen pass and Jameis sprints toward him after the pass showing him a throwing motion, trying to coach him up on the play.

*Jameis steps back in and tries to find Godwin downfield on a play-action pass but the ball is knocked away by M.J. Stewart. Not a great pass by Jameis, Stewart had a much better chance at bringing in the pass than Godwin did.

*The running backs get involved again with consecutive handoffs to Barber and Jones, both of which go for nice gains. Jones found a wide-open hole on the left side and would’ve had a large gain in a real game. He continues to impress during these spring and summer practices.

*After a long water break, the final 11-on-11 session of practice gets underway, and Jameis starts it off with a quick pass in the flat to Justin Watson for a small gain.

*Jameis then goes to Scotty Miller for 7 yards on a quick slant before throwing an incompletion intended for Auclair over the middle. Jameis was under heavy pressure and probably would’ve been sacked in a real game.

*David with a pass breakup as Jameis tries to find Howard on the left sideline. David was all over the field today. Jameis then feels the pressure from the defensive line again and is forced to tuck the ball.

*Jameis finds Auclair this time for a short gain once again. He then follows with a 20-yard strike to Godwin on the left sideline. Godwin making another great catch, having to adjust to a throw behind him once again.

*On Jameis’ last play of 11-on-11 work, Jameis is forced to run again as Noah Spence came flying off the edge, forcing Winston out of the pocket. Spence and Nassib would’ve gotten a sack in a real game.

*Clock management work starts up to close out the practice. 14 seconds are put on the clock and Jameis completes two passes on the right sideline before Santos comes onto the field to attempt a field goal. It is a deep kick, well over 50 yards, and Santos just doesn’t have enough power to send it through.

*Jameis steps off to talk to Christensen as Gabbert comes out to execute the same drill.

*Jameis then steps back in after Gabbert’s turn, fires a ball out of bounds in the back of the end zone, and that is his last play of practice.

*After practice, Jameis went off with Christensen and rookie QB Nick Fitzgerald to get in a bit more work before heading into the locker room.

33 Responses to “Nearly Everything Jameis Winston Did At Practice Yesterday”

  1. Todd Says:

    Just happy there are no Uber drivers navigating those balls!

  2. ChanEpic Says:

    Did @ Practice or did A practice or both?

  3. Sport Says:

    Whew, that was a whirlwind. Love it!

  4. isrBuc Says:

    Would have been nice to know how he did compared to the other QBs

  5. Todd Says:


    Pretty sure that based on the title Zack gave this article (Joe writes all headlines. –Joe) this was all about Jameis. What a great article it was, too. If he would have added the comparisons you suggest, the article would have gone on for two more days.

    Happiness is appreciating what you have, not what you wish you had.

  6. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    i know its only underwear football but jameis seems about the same from these reports. Im kinda wanting to hear a period where jameis is 5 for 5 on throws over 30 yds

  7. TheCollegeBuc Says:

    Good job Zack! I just graduated from UF myself. It’s good to know we got some gators writing for the Bucs at JBF. Go Neers Go Gators!

  8. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Same old Jameis, sad state of the franchise

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Didn’t hear Perriman…sounds like VH3 showed up….

  10. DB55 Says:

    Jameis was under heavy pressure and probably would’ve been sacked in a real game.
    I swear I read that same sentence like 5 times and our starters aren’t even at practice! Come on man!

    Oh yea, Richie Incognito is no longer a FA, he got signed by the Raiders yesterday. I guess Gruden knows something you guys don’t. SMH

  11. wausa Says:

    I appreciate the detail.
    Sounds like Jamies is in command and ready for a big season.

  12. BA FAN Says:

    It appears to me that Jameis is being developed well by all his new coaches. Add in the new power Football scheme and Barber and Anderson or Ogunbowale will be able to run between the Tackles and Jones will be a deep threat every time he touches the ball and with his 4.3 speed and new ability to catch passes he can go in and run deep pass routes to keep the Safeties back and open up the middle. The Offense will be better this year and so will our Defense and sounds like Spense is doing well as an OLB this year.,

  13. pittsshore Says:

    Just wait until a real game and he cracks under pressure. That is what dumb people do. I cannot wait to see Suh pops him a few times in practice.

  14. Buccernutter Says:

    These notes got me running through drywall. You’re the man, zach!

    Does anyone else think jameis’s confidence may have something to do with McCoy’s absence? Hmmm

  15. Ndog Says:

    pittsshore Says:
    May 29th, 2019 at 10:20 am
    Just wait until a real game and he cracks under pressure. That is what dumb people do. I cannot wait to see Suh pops him a few times in practice.

    So you are actively rooting against him. What a great fan!!!!

  16. Siege the Bay Says:

    Chris Godwin will be a big part of the offense. Hopefully the Scotty Miller kid can be the next Adam Humphries, as well as a deep threat…Defense seems to be stepping up, glad to here Vern’s name. Hows Devin White looking?

  17. Cgmaster27 Says:

    People on here hopi f Jameis gets hurt? Pittshire you’re a dumbass, go root for another team you clown. So many people in this comment section hoping the qb for our team fails. I use the term “our team” loosely with most of you as you’re just trolls.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    First, let me just say…Zack did the best job on this one that I have ever seen by anyone. Well done!

    Now on to the other stuff.

    “tries to find Godwin downfield on a play-action pass but the ball is knocked away by M.J. Stewart”

    You mean Stewart, playing press coverage, was able to keep up with Godwin down field? I knew he could.

    Brent has a lot of incompletions. Good to see Jameis talking it thru with him though.

    What really surprised me is how they are mixing in the camp meat with the starters, giving everyone a fair shot at proving themselves.

    Have OTAs ever been this active in Tampa?

    And finally…I hope to God Matt Gay wins out the kicking battle and Santos does not make final cuts. Santos is next to useless.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    isrBuc Says
    “Would have been nice to know how he did compared to the other QBs”

    It said he was coaching up Gabby, so he must have been better than him.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says
    “Same old Jameis, sad state of the franchise”

    Good lord, he completed most of his passes and only missed, what, 4? And some of those were dropped.

    Never mind that he completed a string of passes multiple times (like 7 for 7). No, of course you do not notice that.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buccernutter Says
    “Does anyone else think jameis’s confidence may have something to do with McCoy’s absence? Hmmm”

    Are you kidding me? McCoy played on defense. If Winston has confidence because of his absence, it is because he feared McCoy getting to him.

  22. D-Rome Says:

    *The horn goes off for a 2-minute water break but Jameis takes only 30 seconds for water before getting in some work on play-action screen passes.

    What a slacker!

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I agree with Bonzai and the others…very well done. As a former sports journalist and writer I appreciated not only the factual knowledge but your wrote it in a manner that took me out onto that field with you. Again Congrats! Youth will be served!!!

    A question for Zach and Joe and any of you who have been a practice.

    While we’re happy JW is throwing it well it seems to me…I emphasize SEEMS here which is why I ask the question.

    JW seems the most relaxed I’ve ever seen him. Still has his enthusiasm but no more juvenile rah rah.

    In short JW seems to have finally discovered what IMHO has been missing in his game…POISE. Is that unfair?

  24. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Do you guys have shade in your coverage area? Is it hotter than hades for you guys?

    If the answer is yes then you need to do an “Andy from Shawshank Redemption” and fill a bucket full of ice and cold brewskis and take them to Zach after practice. 🙂

  25. Buccernutter Says:


    I’m a little surprised with your lack of comprehension as you tend to be one of the more well rounded posters on this site.

    Didn’t think I had to clarify but this is in regards to jameis now being the face of the franchise. No more McCoy’s shadow.

    Not because he’s scared. Smh.

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    been hearing VHG’s name alot lately and in a good way…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  27. T REX Says:

    Jameis will never be the face of this franchise. Why? Ask publix.

  28. Beligerentbuc Says:

    Did I miss it or is Brate no longer part of the equation?

  29. Doctor_berto Says:

    Brate is recovering from hip surgery so at this point he is not part of the equation

  30. Anonymous Says:

    NDog and CGmasterbater: the truth does hurt you left wing liberals. Here is some official stats on how much he sucks:
    Games started 54
    Interceptions 58
    Fumbles 38
    TDS 88. With a large percentage of them coming at garbage time at the end of the game, or the last 2 to 3 games of the season when the games mean nothing to the opposing teams
    Now get back to your CNN

  31. firethecannons Says:

    Good work Zach–thx!

  32. webster Says:


    You are crying because the bucs did not sign incognito? Come on man. This dude just pled guilty to domestic crap on his 90 year old grandmother. I dont know about you but i have never cursed out a 90 year old woman, detroyed her property etc let alone my own grandmother. Then he was arrested two days later for another domestic incident. The dude is a nut case!!!! But i forgot, you are the same guy who bash the bucs for cutting steven means and najee goode. Only buc fans.

  33. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Winston is never going to be the model of consistency. He’s not the guy you want throwing the ball 50 times a game, so this is why you need a strong running game and defense with a guy like Winston as your QB. He can light it up in spades but also go ice cold for long periods.