Life In The QB Room

June 11th, 2019

How Bruce Arians coaches.

It seems Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians is a little busier buzzing around in his Bobby Bowden golf cart than any of us may have realized.

It seems Arians isn’t just monitoring how the team practices and performs on the field. He also has his coaches under his watchful eye.

That’s the word from none other than America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Recently, Winston appeared on Adam Schefter’s podcast. There Jameis was asked by Schefter, the BSPN uber NFL insider, how he’s adjusting to life under Arians. And unlike some (even Arians himself), Jameis doesn’t mind having so many cooks in the kitchen.

In fact, Jameis suggested all the offensive assistant coaches are getting coached by Arians as much as Jameis is being coached.

“Man, it’s been a blessing,” Jameis said of life with Arians. “Just really about the people he has around the quarterback position. Having greats like Coach [Tom] Moore, having Coach Clyde Christensen in the QB Room, and having someone I can relate to that has played the game, has played under [Arians’] system in Bryon Leftwich as the offensive coordinator. [Arians] kind of handles the whole thing like, I am getting coached by him, Coach Bryon is getting coached by him and Coach Clyde is getting coached by him. So it is always parallel energy and it is about the quarterback executing.”

Joe has to wonder if there really are too many voices in Jameis’ head, too many cooks in the kitchen. Of face value, bringing Moore in was a savvy move by Arians and every NFL expert outside of One Buc Palace applauds it.

Joe can say this about Jameis: The Bucs are stopping at nothing to make sure he has quality coaching.

55 Responses to “Life In The QB Room”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    It’s pretty obvious Joe … no more excuses. Jameis is being every opportunity to grab this bull by the horns.

    Out of curiosity, is Ryan Griffin still with the team? Haven’t heard a single word about anything he’s done so far this year.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Oops, forgot ‘given’.

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    I second that D.R.. It’s time to shine. Period, no excuses.

  4. Magadude Says:

    Joe says “It seems Arians isn’t just monitoring how the team practices and performs on the field. He also has his coaches under his watchful eye.” I hope Joe just used a poor choice of words in this rare case, as no HC should be “monitoring” anything. HCs need to be making things happen. Directing, clearly in charge. Driving the practices, the coaching, the players. Oh, sure all know he is in charge. Just like they knew the other guys were in charge.

    No, I don’t like the golf cart routine, period. Leave that thing back at the Buc house. Back to why I worry that Arians health will not hold up well through the August camp. I was hoping it wasn’t the normal way of doing things but was sadly revealed the truth when I was there recently for underwear football.

    On a lighter note, the next excuse for why Winston is having/will have trouble: Too many voices in his head. Verily, the football Son of Sam. So here we go as the list grows:

    – Looking over his shoulder at Fitz.
    – O line sucks
    – D sucks
    – Running game sucks
    – Coaches suck
    – Trying too hard
    – Pearl Harbored by DJax
    – Couldn’t “relate” to his OC and QB coach
    – Software sucks
    – Too many voices in his head.

    To Winston lovers, this oughtta buy him at least three more “prove it” years (in their minds). smdh.

  5. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Wonder what Schefter is REALLY thinking when he talks with Winston……you know the off the field stuff is always there.

  6. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    DR….just a suggestion….don’t use the word “grab” when describing what Winston should do.

  7. Ndog Says:

    “Joe has to wonder if there really are too many voices in Jameis’ head, too many cooks in the kitchen.”

    As an example above, why do you have to put a negative spin on EVERYTHING?

  8. Bird Says:

    Joez written 5,000 positive articles about Jameis and ^^ thinks this is negative
    Twist. Can’t use name cause it will go into moderation . Starts with N.

    Give me a break

  9. adam from ny Says:

    @defense rules:

    griffin is good as gone…that’s why they signed gabbert…also i think he makes about half the money ole grif makes…so cap comes into play here as well…also gabbert played for bruce in the past if i’m correct…so bruce has his guy at back up…

    you haven’t heard much about griffin because he’s busy sheeting bricks…and talking to humphries like “bring me in to tennessee brody”

  10. adam from ny Says:

    @joe

    can we now talk about the sand crab that has made his new home inside jameis’ forehead

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Adam from ny … I can speculate too, but I was kinda hoping that the Joes had something more than ‘speculation’.

  12. Pete I Says:

    BA or BS or Bust for Jameis “Meaningless Stats” Winston

    Hopefully all these coaches as well as BA and his golf cart can get Winton to change his only important stat, the one by which all QB’s are ultimately judged on = Wins and Losses.

    And there are no asterisks in the record books for bad coaching, poor attitude teammates, lousy running games or bad defenses. Just cold hard numbers!

    21-33 needs work for the first pick in the draft.

    The “Best” QB in Buccaneers History is not even on track to make the Ring of Honor at Ray Jay

  13. Allbuccedup Says:

    BA or BS we shall see in September.

  14. Doctor Stroud Says:

    “…having Coach Clyde Christensen in the QB Room…” Reading that makes me cringe.

  15. Todd Says:

    “So it is always parallel energy and it is about the quarterback executing.”

    Parallel energy. Love it. Stop questioning the “multiple voices in his head.”

    Or are you guys all schizophobes?!

  16. JA Says:

    Stat comparison:

    Peyton Manning (lock for HOF)
    4th Year (2001)–Age 25
    TD-26 Int-23
    Comp%-62.7

    Jameis Winston
    4th Year (2018)–Age 24
    TD-19 Int-14
    Comp%-64.6

    Good thing we didn’t draft Peyton Manning. If there was a JBF in 2001, many on this site would be calling for him to be cut and run out of Tampa in an empty boxcar. And then, much like Steve Young, et al., he would have come back to haunt us. Manning didn’t get fixed until he received better coaching (hate to say it–Dungy).
    Let’s see what happens with BA …

  17. Pittsshore Says:

    What number will be higher?; Jameis turnovers or qty of coaches. We also have two female coaches….what is the over/under on how many of them JW will grope this season.

  18. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Talent > Coaching
    Yes we will have better coaching this year and they might squeeze 2 wins out of catching the opponent unaware…but Talent > Coaching 90% of the time..all sports all levels…all the time “The Junction Boys” days of football and long ago gone…especially in the NFL

  19. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    JA … comparing jameis to manning is an outright joke. The NFL was totally different when peyton started than it is now; and comparing a HOFer to winston is a joke

  20. Magadude Says:

    @Dusty…exactly!

  21. JA Says:

    Duthsty–

    Please elaborate.
    Different how?

    And the comparison was for the fourth year only. No matter, after fours years Manning wasn’t a lock for anything …

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Um, just to state the obvious, but Winston has always had a lot of voices directed at him.

    What? He has one more than any other QB right now? Not a big deal. Every QB has:

    Head Coach
    OC
    QB Coach
    Assistants to those guys

    Mountain meet molehill.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Duthsty Rhothdes Says
    JA … comparing jameis to manning is an outright joke. The NFL was totally different when peyton started than it is now; and comparing a HOFer to winston is a joke”white

    Here’s a comparison for you: Even Peyton Manning was unable to win a ring without a decent defense.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And a good kicker as well.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Funny thong:

    I took a look at QB stats on the nfl site, cbs sports, espn, fox sports, rotoworld…and none of them lists wins and losses as an individual QB stat.

    Because it is a team effort.

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Funny thing.

    Stupid tablet, lol.

  27. Pete I Says:

    Funny thing is in every record book QB’S and coaches have wins and losses attached to them. Notice Qbrec line/column and even all my old stat books mention wins and losses and winning percentages of QB’S.

    Seems Bonsai is wrong.

    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WinsJa00.htm

  28. Pete I Says:

    Wins and losses are not mentioned or listed in say Barry Sanders stats because we don’t judge running backs by wins and losses. But fair or unfair we do coint wins and losses of QB’S, coaches, pitchers andnd managers etc…

    Jameis “meaningless stats ” Winston is 21-33 with no asterisks for excuses.

    His team has actually a different win loss total during that period. As do his coaches.

  29. Pete I Says:

    https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WinsJa00.htm

    Brec seems to list wins and losses and anyone who doesn’t think we judge QB’S by their wins and losses and championships is simply wrong.

  30. Pete I Says:

    https://www.footballdb.com/stats/qb-records.html

  31. Dapostman Says:

    Winston Derangement Syndrome simpletons out in full force this morning. Most of these posters will either never come back or change their screen name and jump on the bandwagon when Winston has his best year yet in 2019. Gonna be fun to see which screen names disappear like donuts in a cop car.

  32. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    JA, if a defender touches a WR today its PI; when peyton started the game was more balanced in terms of offense v defense. WRs would go over the middle knowing they were going to get drilled; today that is not the case the NFL is an offensive league

  33. Pete I Says:

    Dapostman never rings twice.

    “when Winston has his best year yet in 2019. Gonna be fun to see which screen names disappear like donuts in a cop car.”

    Unlikely!

    But even if accurate it’s a win – win. If Jameis fails, which all evidence suggests he will. Or doesn’t fail, my Bucs will be winners. They either finally stop wasting years seeing if Winston can be at least consistent or they actually have a good record and BA fixed the really broken franchise and the “best” QB in Buccaneers history.

    Win-Win

    Who by the way is not even on track to make the Ring of Honor at Ray Jay.

  34. Pete I Says:

    Dapostman never rings twice.

    Actually I could see Jameis “meaningless stats ” Winston have his best year and the team still have a losing record. And his stats reflecting more losses than wins for another year.

    The ” best ” QB in Buccaneers history is not even on track to make the Ring of Honor at Ray Jay.

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    Pete I Says:

    “Jameis “meaningless stats ” Winston is 21-33 ”

    Not too bad since coming to the worst franchise in NFL history.

    Wonder how the next QB will do. I suspect worse.

  36. 813bucboi Says:

    too many cooks in the kitchen is only bad when all the cooks have different backgrounds…..

    you cant bring in a person who specializes in Asian cuisine, Indian cuisine, and Italian cuisine and expect them to prepare an american soul food meal…..lol….it wont taste right…..lol….

    CC should be helping JW with his technique, throwing motion and footwork…

    BL should be helping JW with defensive coverages and decision making….

    with that said, he has all the tools and resources to be successful…..no excuses…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  37. Pete I Says:

    “Not too bad since coming to the worst franchise in NFL history.

    Wonder how the next QB will do. I suspect worse.”

    Perhaps, but one should never be afraid of change and one should never stay in a failed relationship longer than needed.

    Jameis ” meaningless stats ” Winston has his chance to turn himself around…again, we shall see if he takes it. But to stay a failed course is stupid and one cannot be fearful of changing course.

    The “best ” QB in Buccaneers history is not even on track to make the Ring of Honor at Ray Jay

  38. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Pete aside from GMC, Jameis has to be most defended player who has done nothing in bucs history

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    Dapostman….. Winston Derangement Syndrome.

    It’s such a thing ya know.

    Look how Pete can’t stay away…..

  40. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Pete I I love the fact that Winston lives in your head rent free. And when he succeeds this year as others have said you’ll be invisible. And dont worry I’ll be on here every day to remind you what a dolt you are.

  41. Pete I Says:

    Unlikely CDblaster but again it will be a win-win no matter what Jameis ” meaningless stats ” Winston does this year.

    Look forward to hearing from you…

    The ” Best ” QB in Buccaneers history is not even on track to make the Ring of Honor at Ray Jay

  42. Magadude Says:

    Cgmasterrrrrr27, grow up son. Why you and the Jameis lovers have to personally attack people because they are calling out Winston make you look really stupid. In almost all of the country, the Bucs are a joke, and Winston is an even bigger joke because of all he’s put the Bucs and Buc fans through…oh and others, and he holds no shame. Why you you grow up and discuss the issues instead of just attacking people for their opinions?

  43. T REX Says:

    JA, you cant compare QB stats from 2 different eras. Everyone laughed at your silly comparison. Sorry.

  44. JimmyJack Says:

    Only one thing Winston needs to get better at and that’s better decision making.

    There’s a time and place for trying to force throws and he has not been able to figure that out yet.

    The good news is that he did actually get better in that area over the last six games last year. If he can keep that up we will be just fine at the QB position.

    Bruce will figure this out. I’m confident.

  45. Succaneers Says:

    you people need a life

  46. BucsBandit Says:

    It amazes me that no matter how bad Winston plays, the casual fan homers on this site continue to make excuse after excuse for him. That it’s somehow everyone else’s fault the team doesn’t win but Winston’s fault.

  47. Dapostman Says:

    WDS simpletons, ask yourself why would a guy who is nearing 70 want to coach a team like the Bucs? If the roster is that bad including the QB why would he be here? You would think that a young guy on his first assignment would be coaching this team not an established veteran coach who could virtually pick any job he wants. As Colonel Nathan Jessup once said “you can’t handle the truth.” Simpletons like Petey are ready to jump on the Winston bandwagon. Others will slowly fade away like General MacArthur.

  48. Pete I Says:

    Dapostman never rings twice

    Was on the Jameis ” meaningless stats ” Winston bandwagon when we drafted him. Watched the draft while on a cruise ship and was thrilled. Hoping he would be the QB we needed.

    Not so far! Frankly given the investment he has been a failed stock.

    His off the field stuff finally convinced me that he is fools gold and every season we are wasting with him.

    But let’s see if BA can fix JW.

    Unlikely but we are stuck for now with J “meaningless stats” Winston

  49. Magadude Says:

    Dapostman…don’t be silly. Arians is here for one big reason: $$$$$
    And of the other places, he probably chose the Bucs because of: $$$$$$

    And Licht is probably giving him all the latitude he wants–probably more than other real GMs would give their HCs.

    Not hard.

  50. Magadude Says:

    Pete I, right again. Winston should have been gone end of ’17. Too bad it took the NFL so long to conclude, with corrobarated evidence, he did everything as alleged. Could have had a new QB in the saddle now…like Mayfield. Mahomes? smdh

  51. Magadude Says:

    ^^^Actually, Mahomes was already drafted earlier, so could not have gotten him then…but point is, we could have moved on by now…

  52. Dapostman Says:

    Magadud,

    Of course money plays into it Einstein. These guys don’t work for free. There were quite a few teams in search of a head coach. Bruce Arians had the best resume of any of these new NFL coaches. He could have picked any team but chose Tampa and Winston. Either you’ll be on the bandwagon or you’ll fade away. Kinda hoping you fade away though. Too much negative energy on you and Petey.

  53. Reach87 Says:

    JA, thanks. Great perspective lost on those running an agenda (other than winning consistently as a team). Go Bucs!

  54. D1 Says:

    Dapostman,

    Arains made a public statement about the job he interested in. Cleveland.
    Yet they went with a position coach with half a season as a oc.
    Just saying…..

    As to BA taking the Bucs job, I agree with you he wouldn’t if he didn’t believe he could win now. And now has Winston. In that timeline.

  55. Dapostman Says:

    @D1,

    The Cleveland job was the only job opening at the time Arians was asked about returning to coaching. Coaches publicly don’t talk about jobs that aren’t available. That’s why you didn’t hear Arians talk about the Bucs job until it became available.

 

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