Jay Cutler Talks Jameis Winston

August 30th, 2019

Jay Cutler knows what it’s like to be a 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback.

And after that impressive 2008 season in Denver, Cutler was traded to Chicago in a blockbuster deal that reeled in two first-round picks for the Broncos.

Cutler had a few strong seasons in Chicago, but history will view him as an odd guy who never was quite good enough to get a team over the hump.

Cutler was talking quarterbacks on CBS Sports Radio this week and spoke with a little concern in his voice about America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and the pressure he’ll be under following the launching of Dirk Koetter.

He praised Jameis for being able to make plays with his feet and through the air, but Cutler wondered how quickly Jameis will be able to play his best game in a new offense with a contract on the line.

“For Jameis, it’s a new coach, new system; he’s gotta to overcome that and try to be successful, which isn’t easy,” Cutler said.

It’s an often overlooked element to the marriage of Jameis and Bucco Bruce Arians. Yes, the head coach is the quarterback whisperer and Jameis is a veteran with great receivers, but it’s still a new system. In Cutler’s first season with the Bears, he led the NFL with 26 interceptions. A year later he was playing in the NFC Championship game.

Of course, if Jameis threw 26 interceptions this season, he’d be placed on the next bus to Raiders headquarters.

24 Responses to “Jay Cutler Talks Jameis Winston”

  1. Destinjohnny Says:

    One thing that is consistent about jameis is…
    It’s the same story every preseason

  2. widerightandleft Says:

    Jameis has had to be superman since arriving at one Buc Place.Take a little pressure off the guy and make him understand that he doesn’t have to force throws and score on every drive,Give him a running game and decent defense so hes not always behind and hes a top 10 quarterback every year.

  3. Tye Says:

    If the Bucs had an accurate QB with this receiving Corp, this would be a team worth watching.. even the way they are built now.. run.. if no running game then sub with short throws to draw in the safeties… Get them drawn in and then pick your shots down field.. BuT you can not keep missing those few moments going deep… YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BETTER QB MORE ACCURATE THROWING DEEP.. 50/50 throws are a losers game!

  4. Tye Says:

    Even with a the o-line struggles it is why you have the 3 step drop to tire out the d-line and then open up the offense…

  5. Dapostman Says:

    Winston has improved every year. Facts that his detractors just can’t comprehend. If Jameis Winston is so inaccurate how can he complete 64% of his passes? If you take away Mesean he completed 67% of his passes to every one minus MeSean. I get it he didn’t complete 100% of his passes so he is inaccurate. Winston also is among the leaders in air yards. For the short yellow bus Buc fans that means his ball is thrown down field not the dink and dunk variety.

    So in a nut shell 67% completions by throwing down field = inaccurate.

    Interceptions after benching. 2 real ones and 2 last play hail marys. = Winston turns the ball over too much.

    Kicker misses a 37 yard FG. = Winston should have hit his check down and not taken a 1 yard sack.

  6. Pittsshore Says:

    JW Will not throw 26+ interceptions this year. He will not make it past the bye week as a starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Arian will not put up with his antics and his poor play. I am excited to go to the London game this year to witness his last game as a Buccaneer. I will be wearing a Tua Jersey.

  7. Pittsshore Says:

    He will come nowhere close to throwing 26+ interceptions this year. Reason why: he won’t play another down with the Buccaneers after the London game. To that end, I am excited to attend the game to witness his last game ever as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. He is garbage as a human being and trash as an NFL player, or should I say rubbish as the English do!?!?!?

  8. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Amen Pittsshore. Cutler>Winston. And who really liked Cutler? Vandy fans.

  9. DooshLaRue Says:

    I didn’t realize Cutler was a Pro Bowl alternate too.
    I actually thought he was actually voted in as a stater.

  10. Negative Nancy Says:

    “Pro Bowl quarterback”… yeah after everybody else dropped out

  11. Maze Says:

    Jay Cutler is the man. He belongs in the MNF booth

  12. Pittsshore Says:

    Duhpostman. You are out of your mind OR you started that hurricane party way too early. Cherry picking stats to make your butt buddy look good won’t fly with the intelligent people on this site. I am surprised that you did not bump him up to 70% completion by adding in his pics. How about this cherry picked stat: nearly 4% of his passes were intercepted. WOW. He threw 19 TDS and had 18 turnovers. Apples McGoo JBoo has a nice ring to it.

  13. D1 Says:


    Yellow bus riders often confuse accuracy and completion percentage. Personally, I don’t understand why because there’s 2 count em..1 ..2..different words. Huge tip off..

    I’m going to ask a simple question that on the surface is simple. In fact, I believe every fan from Miami to Seattle and anywhere in between knows what accuracy means. The next sentence is an estimate on my part. 30% of NFL fans can define the word accuracy by an actual measurement.

    Since you took it upon yourself to belittle a group of fans who see differences between the narrow stats that support Winston’s greatness and the overwhelmingly negative numbers that pain’t a different picture. It comes down to opinion. That’s all it is. Yet not for you it doesnt. So, I can reasonably assume that since you can’t determine the difference between 2 words and assume that one means the other ..that there’s zero chance in hel you know the answer to a super simple elementary question. Define accuracy.

    There’s also this, Winston’s completion percentage. .the one you hold up as ..something………is below the league avg. That’s the fact, you can explain away.but only a dumb phuc would insult other fans and back his story of the truth with a below average stat line. Einstein is not in da house.

    Truth is I have to apologize for any and all insults. It’s not a gentleman’s way to live. Nor a manly way either.

  14. Dapostman Says:

    Pittshore aka Cliff Claven,

    I didn’t cherry pick stats. As for the turnovers yes he had turnovers galore BEFORE be was benched. Why don’t you admit that his turnover decreased substantially AFTER the benching? You can’t because that would destroy your narrative. It’s really easy to see who the intelligent fans are. They can objectively admit there are flaws in Winston’s game all the while acknowledging that he has improved in virtually every category. You can’t.


  15. Dapostman Says:

    @D1, I guess we can google what the definition of accuracy is. For the slow guys the narrative is Winston is inaccurate. You say he’s below average at 64%. I say take away the guy who was trying to sabotage him and he’s at 67%. Throw in the down field air yards stat and 67% looks pretty good. Your hyperbole is above average. Congrats.

  16. ATLBucsfan Says:

    This team has to score in the red zone more often or the season will be a disappointment. If they improve in red zone scoring I think they will have a winning season; otherwise, another dead last NFC South record.

  17. zzbuc Says:

    Dapostman….with all due repsect , if you look to JW stats all together, you will get to the conclution he is a pretty inconsistent QB, with desean or without desean…..He fumbles, he overthrows and sometimes takes stupid decitions……In my opinion He is a good QB, but pretty far from great…..I think he has te get way better in order to get the big check, if not….bye bye Jose…….But this is just my opinion, we have to wait and see what Jason Einstein has to say………..

  18. Bucsfanman Says:

    I truly hope we are able to put this “debate” to rest this year. It’s the reason he’s loved and loathed at the same time. He makes incredible plays that confound reason and follows them with plays that make you want to throw your remote through the TV over.
    Jekyll & Hyde! And see THAT is the fact. It’s why there are so many opposing opinions.
    And, not for nothing, his game comes real close to resembling the guy who’s talking about him, Jay Cutler. At least, right now it does.

  19. Tval Says:

    Always liked jay as a person but he wasn’t HALF the qb Jameis is. He had GREAT teams as well. Briggs Urlacher Tillman??? Wow!!! And Jameis is more of a team guy who isn’t concerned with personal stats or success. It’s team first ALL the way. That’s what you HAVE to have with a qb. From drew to Brady. Professionals. Vick to Nick. professionals. Fitz and Jameis. Pros!!! That’s why BOTH are starters in the NFL.

  20. Pittsshore Says:

    Duhpostman: your comeback was lame “As for the turnovers yes he had turnovers galore BEFORE be was benched. Why don’t you admit that his turnover decreased substantially AFTER the benching?”. Well DUH, of course his turnovers went down after his benched. It’s hard to turn the ball over when you are not in the game. You are such a mental midget

  21. Old Sombrero Kid Says:

    Frick talking about Frack

  22. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    See what I’ve been saying for literally years? Winston has divided this fan base like no other player in Buccaneer history. That fact is indisputable.

  23. BringBucsBack Says:

    Real knows real!

    Underachiever knows underachiever!

  24. JimbobBucsFan Says:


    What you have said makes sense. However, you can argue with others here until you are “blue in the face” and you won’t convince them.

    Sit back and enjoy the first half of the season. I believe it is going to be an eye opener for many. A good surprise.

    Go Bucs! In BA we trust!