Jameis And The Right Side Of The Field

September 22nd, 2019

Only a third of the passes thrown by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, have been thrown to the right side of the field this season.

It’s a little too early in 2019 to dive deep into trends, but they are out there. For some reason, Jameis has thrown twice as many passes to the left of the left hash mark than he has to the right of the right hash mark. This comes from the tracking technology data shared by the NFL NextGen Stats.

Jameis is 6-of-13 this season with two touchdowns and one interception throwing to the right of the right hash mark (and past the line of scrimmage).

Joe’s not sure what to make of the data, but Joe is willing to bet that defensive coordinators are paying attention and might try to force Jameis to the right side of the field. Yes, he has had great success there, including three touchdowns passes to the right in last year’s season finale.

Joe will watch for this today against the Giants. Perhaps it’s something in Bruce Arians’ offense that has Jameis more comfortable throwing center and left.

22 Responses to “Jameis And The Right Side Of The Field”

  1. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    We should know in another 5 years what we have in Jameis.

  2. OBP Says:

    Be nice if WRs decided to consistently catch the ball when Winston drops dimes, looking at you Mike/Perriman/OJ.

  3. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    It should be at least 8-15 with 4 TD’s, but Dotson is a little grabby.

    It’s too early and too small of a sample size to make any assumptions.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    At least low standard bucfan will get some tv jerk off time with the washed up one year wonders coming together for another backup being enshrined in the ring of underachievement

    Bucs should do well even though its a giants home game

  5. Todd Says:

    Oh it’s OBVIOUS to me that the blame should squarely be placed on Leftwich. If he were Rightwich, different story.

  6. 2020 here we come Says:

    Could be BA is breaking Jameis down by one limiting him to his reads on one side of the field for being in a new system..just like Scott turner did for newton in his first season

  7. BucsBandit Says:


  8. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    After just 2 games, I would call it an anomaly.

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    Maybe it’s just me getting old, but it seems like a lot of the passes Jameis threw to Humphries were to the right side. Also seems like a lot of those to ME13 were to the left side. Can’t find anything to substantiate that, but that’s just kinda what I remember.

    Maybe Jameis misses having Adam as his ‘safety valve’ more than folks care to admit. From what I can see, Bucs really haven’t found a replacement for what Hump brought to the table. (And BTW, for those who snickered at Adam’s poor stats after the first 2 games, he came through for the Titans in their 3rd game, with 6 catches for 93 yards).

    From what I’ve seen in our first 2 games, our whole offense … and especially the passing game … just looks out of sync. It looks slow & plodding, rather than up-tempo like we saw quite often last year. Maybe it’s play design? Maybe it’s blocking schemes? Maybe it’s just being super-conservative at the start of the season? Heck, maybe it’s that our 1st team offense got so little game-time in the preseason? Whatever is going on, Bucs need to FIX IT … and FAST. Some high-powered offenses on the horizon (Rams, Saints, Titans, Colts, etc) and we’re gonna need our offense to put more than 15 PPG on the board in each of those to have a chance to win.

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    I am gravely concerned.

  11. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Maybe it’s the Dilfering of JW

  12. webster Says:

    Some of you are idiots. Do you even listen to the coach when he speaks? Ofcourse not, on this site its the race to be negative. As the coach said when asked about getting oj or evans more involved, his answer “the defense dictates who get the ball”. Translation, we do not force the ball to a particular player or area, we run our route concepts and base on how the defense plays it will determine who gets the ball. Maybe evans lined up on the right alot where he was double which caused passes to the other side of the field. Did you not hear the breakdown of godwins TD? The first read was oj running a post route in the middle and the safety cheated over to help defend him which left godwin one on one to run his post route behind him on the right. TOUCHDOWN!!! Jameis did not think analytics on the percentage of throws made over the middle so let me force it there to balance out my target areas to satisfy stat geeks or the joes. He threw the ball where the coverage dictated as he is being coached to do. THE END!!!!

  13. orlbucfan Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    September 22nd, 2019 at 11:25 am
    Couldn’t part of the reason be the constant head coaching turnover? CMON Tampa Bay!! Ungodly is in his 3rd year and he’s had to deal with another HC change. Too much instability. C’MON Tampa Bay11

  14. wjs90 Says:

    Maybe as simple as the right side of the line constantly giving pressure so he is moving left away from it.

  15. BucEmUp Says:

    Jameis is also the third most accurate qb outsode of the pocket….but out under qualified OC wont utilize that information.

    Our defmese will look terrific today up until they become gassed from.the offense being unable.to move the ball against a bad defnese and the Bucs will lose by 10 pounts in the 4th quarter unlese Weak link lefty decided to ask Arians for help this week knowing he sucks and is the offensive equivelant to a Mike/Lovie Smith defense.


  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Too soon to derive any real trend….

  17. Todd Says:


    Preach Brother PREACH!

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    No big mystery here….

    Evans (who has not been himself the first 2 games due to illness) often lines up on the right side. Defenders have been doubling Big Mike regularly and Winston has been going elsewhere with his throws….

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    orlbucfan … Jameis had ONE OC prior to this year. And no, Todd Monken wasn’t the REAL OC, Dirk Koetter was. IOW, the SYSTEM stayed the same … UNTIL this year. Some QBs get to adjust to a NEW SYSTEM EVERY YEAR (see Ryan Fitzpatrick for proof).

    I don’t buy EXCUSES. Jameis has had some pretty good training IMO … Dirk & now this armada of QB gurus. He’s got the physical skillset & the intelligence to be a top QB. This might be an oversimplification, but I think what he lacks is LEADERSHIP QUALITIES. He got thrust into a leadership position on a losing franchise at the age of 20 with TWO years of college experience, and I think he’s floundered ever since.

    When I look at LEADERS who are NFL QBs, I think of guys like Brady & Brees (and admittedly several others but relatively few). They CONSISTENTLY perform at a high level and are the unquestioned leaders of their offense. On the field on game days, they’re the FIELD GENERAL, and everyone looks to them to raise the offense to be the best that it can be. Jameis isn’t there, and he may never get there (although I HOPE that he does). He still lacks his own ‘identity’ IMO, and is too bent on trying to meet others’ expectations both on the field and off. Sometimes I wonder if ‘too much water has flowed under the Tampa Bay bridge’ for Jameis to truly find himself here. We do seem to have a habit of ‘eating our young’ as we used to say about one particular headquarters in the military. (And yes, Steve Young would probably agree).

  20. Jim Says:

    What Defense said. I also believe that this “Leadership” nonsense was thrust on him prematurely, and has left him confused. It was not smart or fair…

  21. Bculaw Says:

    Jameis is a perfect example of a young QB that was thrust into a team that didn’t have the patience or resources to develop him. Because he was the most “pro ready” QB in a decade, we expected him to come in and carry the team right after his sophomore season in college. We have him little protection, no run game (aside from year 1) and the worst defense in the modern era, and complain when he doesn’t thrive.

    IMO, BA and Leftwich are taking Jameis back to year 1. They are simplifying and reprogramming Jameis to play within the scheme and let the team around him carry the load. Aka, letting him crawl before he walks. This should have been the plan all along, but instead we are watching this season play out to see if our 5th year #1 overall QB can revert to being a game manager in the hopes that next year he can take the next step. It’s a Bucs life!

    I’m in JWs corner, though. Go Bucs!

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

    His left eye is his good eye….