Hope To See This A Lot

July 28th, 2019

Love this play.

The following is simply an observation. There is no implication involved. No back story. No praising; no hating. No joy; no sorrow. No reading between the lines. No qualifiers.

Joe doesn’t care if it is July 28 or Nov. 11. Joe doesn’t care if the Bucs have had two practices or 200. It is no more complicated an observation than if Joe said the grass looks green or the sky looks blue.

Joe is simply writing what was seen, nothing more.

America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, just doesn’t look sharp. Doesn’t look as sharp as he did last year in training camp. Doesn’t appear to be head-and-shoulders better than both anyone at his position or the defense as a whole.

There was one play yesterday where Jameis looked razor-sharp and it is a play Joe hopes to see multiple times each week.

It is Jameis rifling a ball between a pair of defenders right into the numbers of tight end O.J. Howard for a touchdown.

Enjoy what Joe hopes is one of the more popular plays of 2019.

51 Responses to “Hope To See This A Lot”

  1. B-Rad Says:

    Come on chicken little!!! It’s a new offense to him and the defense he’s playing against is certainly more aggressive than he’s use to. I believe Palmer looked awful the first 5+ games of the regular season. Relax…

  2. Arg Ye Maties Says:

    Gee, ya think Jameis doesn’t look that sharp because of the new defense this year?

  3. Ndog Says:


  4. JP_09 Says:

    Winston has always struggled against a 3-4 D. Practicing against an aggressive 3-4 daily is only going to improve his overall play. This season is going to be exciting 10-6!!! Go Bucs

  5. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Yea.. what Rad said

  6. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    “There ain’t no hope in football “ …that said I hope Jameis can somehow find a way to play consistent good football… maybe he should give up on being a backyard gunslinger hero a play like a clever game manager…. because that is his best shot at a successful career as a NFL QB

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    Everybody looked sharp against Smith’s marshmallow defense last year, including Winston in TC.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    First 2 commenters clearly don’t excel at reading comprehension smh. It is newsworthy that Jameis isn’t playing well. New offense or not, it is something to be aware of. If not, then you are a blind follower and nothing that happens will change your opinion. At some point, he has to be responsible for his play and the excuses have to stop. I like Jameis and believe he is the QB of the future, but this bad start makes me feel uneasy, and it should for everyone. Hopefully he will snap out of it quickly, but just stop making excuses. If you truly believe that our defense is the best defense he will face all year, then I want whatever Kool-Aid you are drinking.

  9. JabooBuc Says:

    New system and they are throwing everything at him. Simple as that. He had been in DK’s system for three years. Now with BA and he’s probably thinking too much instead of reacting. It’s exactly what practice is for.

  10. Buc68 Says:

    Hopefully it’s a product of practicing against an actual NFL defense. As we witnessed Mike Smiths defenses were pretty easy for QBs to find a rhythm. We shall see though, real football is just around the corner.

  11. NOSBOS Says:

    What a dork. The HC gets in front of mics and cameras and state “we’re throwing things at him he has not seen” not to mention the blitzkrieg going on sound insane. Dude, he’s not suppose to look super sharp.

  12. Joe Says:


    Would you prefer Joe to lie and claim Jameis can’t put a ball on the ground and defenders can’t touch his throws?

    Maybe Joe is naive but would think readers want Joe to be their eyeballs at practice. If you want Joe to lie, then why the hell spend half the day at One Buc everyday?

  13. Destinjohnny Says:

    After 5 years…
    What’s that saying about a tiger changing it’s stripes?

  14. AwShbucs Says:

    Changing Mechanics can be an arduous process.

    If it could be done with a finger snap, Tim Tebow would still be in the league starting somewhere.

    I almost wish Jameis had never tried to change his mechanics from his redshirt freshman season. He was labor sharp that entire year.

    But I’m confident he’ll adjust and have his best year as a pro. Go Bucs.

  15. Bird Says:

    you all are funny.

    Joe is the biggest supporter of Jameis on the planet . Has been from day 1 and still to this day. I mean he calls him America’s quarterback and brings out the American flag as Jameis identity symbol.

    He makes an honest observation About Jameis play and he is now the enemy. All the other sites are saying same thing so its not just here. But hey – He is a negative Nancy now.

    And the excuses are …well it’s a new system…and now are dbs are best on the planet all of a sudden? Bowles is throwing the kitchen sink at him. Uhm pretty sure this is Jameis 5 th year and every team as thrown the kitchen sink at him since entering the league.

    And News flash – it’s a new system for every single defender on the field as well.

    Florida State buccaneers ^^^^

  16. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Joe, 100% appreciate objective reporting on the bucs. Some have an over the top bias on Jameis for whatever reason im guessing FSU bias. If some of you have an ounce of comprehension, you have seen how over the top the joes have been in support of jameis but facts are facts. The bucs win with Jameis winning and currently he is losing at practice. Todd Bowles did not create a new never seen before defense. Aaron Rodgers, Brady or Brees would be embarrasing these rookie DBs right now but jameis for whatever reason isnt. Its not the defense its jameis

  17. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Bird, my comments are waiting moderation but funny you & I state EXACT same thing. These Jameis first fans &bucs second really do not comprehend PROFESSIONAL football and football is basic and copycat league

  18. AwShbucs Says:

    Laser sharp not labor sharp… lol

  19. NOSBOS Says:

    And let me say something, people please so complaining about your post going into moderation. Every post I make gose into moderation. Been that way for awhile now. Welcome to the d$%& club, I’m the president.

  20. LordCorn Says:

    First 2 practices in new offense/playbook vs being in the same system coming to camp going against the worst secondary in the NFL playing soft coverage

    I’d expect him to not look too great early given that adjustment but we will see. Need to cut the turnovers this year to at least 2td per int or fumble

  21. Bird Says:


    I agree. OJ and mike Evans should be option A and option A in red zone.
    Too big guys that can’t be covered.

    Line up on opposite sides. Defense is defenseless
    Jameis has good rapport with both and Arians knows this.

    Can’t wait to watch this offense on field.
    Arians will take next level.

  22. Andrew Says:

    Big jameis supporter. But looked OJs way nearly the entire time and seemed like he pumped in his windup and got it out late. Jameis hasn’t done enough in his career to not be under a microscope. Thanks for the continued monitoring JBF

  23. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Its not a surprise that a dude who was on the same system for 4 years looked more comfortable than he does in a new system. Not sure this is news, carson palmer struggled mightily his first few games in this system. Jameis is also going against a defense that actually isnt a crap show with dbs that arent inept or playing 20 yards off. This will only help in the long run.

  24. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the continued monitoring JBF

    Thank you for the kind words. No one wants Jameis to succeed more than Joe. But have to write what Joe sees. Otherwise, it’s rather irresponsible to make things up just so some can feel good about themselves.

  25. mark2001 Says:

    Joe…can’t believe some of the Jameis apologists. You have been more than fair regarding Jameis…supporting him…and giving him every benefit of doubts. Simultaneously, you have to call it as you see it. No less…no more. I think you have done a great job of it, and if any error exists, have been leaning in the direction of supporting Jameis and giving him every benefit of the doubts. And some are calling your realistic observation as negativity or “chicken little”. LOL… I would call it reality. Or maybe journalistic integrity.

  26. Joe Says:

    First 2 practices in new offense/playbook vs being in the same system coming to camp going against the worst secondary in the NFL playing soft coverage

    What is the excuse for the rookie corners balling out? Aren’t they learning a new system? They are also going against one of the best wide receiver/tight end groups in the NFL. Maybe the email telling them to lay down for the offense didn’t send?

  27. Joe Says:

    Thank you Mark2001! Much appreciated.

  28. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Joe have a drink !

  29. TexBuc Says:

    Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

    It’s training camp!

  30. Destinjohnny Says:

    Seeing how we have the best secondary in the nfl….

  31. NOSBOS Says:

    Awwhh, people starting to get the concept of adding long,fast athletic DBs makes a huge difference after all. Nah BA was clueless when he stated the secondary was fixed. All those years in the business, he don’t know what he talking bout.

  32. Mikadeemas Says:

    Man, these goofs are gonna b!tch no matter what you write! Personally, I dig all the content, the commenters……not so much! GO BUCS!!

  33. Oregonbucsfan Says:

    What a surprise. First practice was not a hit show for Jameis. 4 year vet QB plus best receivers the world has ever seen and the rookie DBs shine. It would be nice if the reason is we have the best bunch of rookie DBs ever, but my fear is that’s not the reason. First real game with BA will set the course for the season I predict.
    I will be rooting for the Bucs for the 41st year but predict the Niners by 9.

  34. Ndog Says:

    Joe Says:
    July 28th, 2019 at 12:14 pm
    First 2 practices in new offense/playbook vs being in the same system coming to camp going against the worst secondary in the NFL playing soft coverage

    What is the excuse for the rookie corners balling out? Aren’t they learning a new system? They are also going against one of the best wide receiver/tight end groups in the NFL. Maybe the email telling them to lay down for the offense didn’t send?

    So you seriously comparing a corner learning a new Defense to a QB learning a new offense? Wow just wow.

  35. mark2001 Says:

    Apologetics from Ndog…wow…a first…just wow…your Garnet and gold is showing.

  36. buc15 Says:

    This site is home of some of the biggest anti Buc fans.

  37. Pit of Misery Says:

    This can only help Jameis when the bullets start flying when the season starts.. Let him make the mistakes now against different aggressive looks in practice and HOPEFULLY make the right reads when it counts.

  38. jmarkbuc Says:


    denial ain’t just a river in Egypt

  39. Race to 10 Says:


  40. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    TWO practices in and we’re ALREADY on Jameis?

    All time lows around here folks. All time lows…

  41. BucsBandit Says:


    He had previous Training Camps of throwing against one of the worst secondaries in the NFL and now he has to throw against a MEDIOCRE, slightly upgraded secondary with rookies (although rookies with lots of promise) and Jameis is crapping the bed.


  42. Stanglassman Says:

    Raceto10- we are now called Jameis fans first and Bucs fans 2nd. While the AntiJamis (current Bucs Qb) are Bucs fans 1st (with no Qb) and I hope it doesn’t take another 43 years to find someone better again fans 2nd.

  43. Jim Says:

    Hope we start playing real football soon, this is getting stressful…

  44. Pittsshore Says:

    New system and same old dumb ignorant JW

  45. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    This is great experience for Jameis. In my opinion he struggles more against 3-4 teams as they seem to confuse him and pressure him. Going up vs
    this defense every day is only going to help him improve.
    We’re talking about practice, practice man. Not the game.

  46. WestChap Says:

    If Jameis is stinking it up in a few weeks I’ll worry. For now, love to see the D showing some life in coverage. Next, let’s see how the line and LBs look with pads on…

  47. Oneilbucs Says:

    It seems like yall hope he fails. You see if does well in practice they are going to still be negative. If he does bad yall are going to be negative. Strangeglass, buc bandit, pittshore and the rest of yall are not real Bucs fans. But don’t worry yall will get what yall want Jamies will probably be gone after this year regardless how well he plays. And they will draft another quarterback and we are still going to lose. If they don’t focus on building a real defense or finding them a good running back we are going to lose regardless of who the quarterback is. Look what happened to Golf in the super bowl. And look how the Patriots win. They are a good running team and there defense is good also. Sonny Mitchell had 6 touchdowns in the playoffs. That’s why they won and that’s how they win every year. Brady is a dink and dunk quarterback and have been his hold career but 1 season when he had moss. Ain’t no team is 1 quarterback away from wining the super bowl!!!! Lol lol lol

  48. Jeagan1999 Says:

    OJ Howard is an M-1 tank on a battlefield full of infantry soldiers. Use him early, use him often.

  49. BringBucsBack Says:

    When is it time to engage the “QB screamer”?

  50. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Scott Smith of OneBucPlace said he could not give a definite of Jameis’s play because HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TELLING HIM TO TRY it is called TRAINING CAMP for a reason. BA said some of the routes and guys hsd let JW down…IT IS 2 DAYS INTO PRACTICE GET REAL

  51. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    That play was that good? Oh boy……I’ve said it since March 30, 2016, Winston will NEVER take this team to a Super Bowl. Never.