“Name A QB That Is Playing Better?”

October 1st, 2019

Strong comments on America.

Last week in Los Angeles, Joe saw former Rams Super Bowl quarterback Vince Ferragamo on the Los Angeles FOX affiliate claim that America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is playing the best ball of his career.

Ferragamo said that is a direct result of Jameis working with Bucco Bruce Arians.

After the win over the Rams, former receiver Nate Burleson, co-host on “Good Morning Football,” seen weekdays mornings on NFL Network, took Ferragamo’s words a step further.

Burleson believes no quarterback in the NFL is hotter than Jameis. Yeah, he said it, as documented on Yahoo! Sports.

“Over the past couple of weeks — I will ask you a question: Name a quarterback that is playing better?” Burleson asked his co-hosts. “Tom Brady didn’t have a big weekend. Pat Mahomes didn’t have a big weekend. [Jameis] has had seven touchdowns and just two interceptions [in his last two games]. He’s thrown for 380 yards per game.”

Burleson said it’s time to give the Bucs and Jameis love because he said that whenever the Bucs screw up, which in recent history has been early and often, it seems everyone wants to take shots at Jameis.

In Joe’s eyes, that last phrase is the real truth. Man, people love to throw rocks at Jameis for everything. But when he plays well, those same folks impersonate crickets.

Now Joe doesn’t fully buy in with what Burleson is pushing — that Jameis has been the best quarterback in the NFL the past two weeks. But he has a point.

Just like Ferragamo said last week on Los Angeles TV, Jameis is playing good ball.

62 Responses to ““Name A QB That Is Playing Better?””

  1. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    You are only as good as your last game and jameis last game happened to be in the nation’s biggest media market….hope good jameis sticks around

  2. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    *2nd biggest media market

  3. Pewter power Says:

    If you don’t buy he had the best production the last two weeks who is that guy? Dak?

  4. Bird Says:

    Last game was one of his best games as a buc

    Up there with the philly game where he threw for 4 or 5 tds
    And one of the Falcons games when he went off.

  5. Mort Says:

    Best QB in the division right now, 100%.

  6. Eric Says:

    Jameis is getting more comfy in the offense. And he has a coach that lets him play.

    closing fast on 100 career td passes.

    Time to cut him and trade for Ryan Fitzpatrick. He is setting the woods on fire. Or bring back Glennon.

  7. ancientasbuc Says:

    Number one rock thrower on national scene who has watched the least Bucs football is Adam Schein. He is Mr. Hyperbole and carries a grudge against Jameis because of his issues at FSU. He will never consider Jameis worthy of the league, and he misleads his audience everyday. He has gotten less credible than Skip Bayless.

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    Jameis has had three solid games in a row. 2 of those were great games. Has he dont that before? This could be the beginning of his turnaround where he consistency plays well week to week. If he keeps this up this can turn into something special. That would be very exciting indeed.

    But I wont forget what he does just as soon as I start to believe in him. If he can get to the bye without putting up stinkers that will be a great sign. He doesnt have to have a game like Sundays both weeks. Just solid games. That’s BA’s next challenge: Consistency.

  9. buccs99 Says:

    I threw my Winston jersey in the trash after the season opener. Best decision ive made. That thing was cursed apparently. Winston has played loads better. not perfect but a helluva lot better.

  10. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “Biggest test, biggest game coming up for JW3 in his career

    Game vs Saints is for division lead

    Saints defense at their home might be JW3 biggest game to see where he is in his development

    JW3 victory sunday vs Saints at NO will take him to the next level in the national stage

    Big big game”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  11. Ed Says:

    I’m always looking for better and I’ve been a fan of Jamies but watching his game the past couple of years it’s realistic to say he wasn’t improving despite all the targets he had.

    Now we are seeing improvement and you couldn’t argue that he’s playing great football now as well as progressing in the new offense. If he maintains composure he can stay good. On Sunday that was the calmest game I’ve ever seen him play.

    His worst enemy is in his head. If he just focuses on his job and doesn’t worry about being a vocal leader he’s going to stay good. Hopefully the childish behavior he had is over and he can complete the maturation to become the consummate professional QB that is expected of a #1 pick.

    Other than holding on to the ball a little too long sometimes he has greatly improved with the mental aspect of the position. Demeanor is important in the QB positions. You don’t need to be a rah-rah guy to be great. Just do your job like he’s done the past 3 weeks and the rest will work out.

  12. Bruce Blahak Says:

    bad interception again though AND he still holds the ball too long…Plug in a real QB and see what this super talented offense could do…

  13. Easy Says:

    CONSISTENCY…. That’s all i ask for!!

  14. TheCollegeBuc Says:

    Hey I tried to own up and eat my words on Jameis but the comment didn’t go through. Not feeling as gracious today

  15. Jordan L Says:

    Bruce. He is being coached to stay in the pocket and look down field. He is going to hold the ball longer. Thats the way Arians wants him to play. I don’t agree with it and would love to see him scramble, but eh whatevah

  16. Rayjay1122 Says:

    This Saints game is HUGE Tampa, HUUUUGE!

    Seriously, this is a crossroads type of situation. 2-2 and with a win we are in 1st place and who would have thought that was possible going into week 5 a few weeks ago?

    This is where we take a turn to being a real contender and really change national perception or we shrink back down and just have a path to at best being a .500 team this year which is still improvement bout I really hope we take off from here!

    Go Bucs! Who dat gonna beat dem Saints? The Bucs, dat who!

  17. Coburn Says:

    Well so far I count one really great full game from him. Keep it up and yeah.. Game before played one heck of a half and then was both shut down by coaching after a mistake and missed a few from waht was leftover.. can’t really say too much one way or another. IMO Carolina wasn’t great, wasn’t terrible… but should have put up more points on the board. dont’ buy it was a particularly good game. So tally is one amazing half, other half mixed bag, then one amazing complete game.

  18. Bculaw Says:

    @Bruce – JW is improving every week in his “time to throw” metric and is currently in the top half of the league in that stat. In week 4, he was at 2.46 second, which was only .03 seconds behind the best of the week (Wentz). It’s yet another sign of improvement from JW.

    My guess (and hope) is that we will continue to see growth (along with an occasional hiccup) throughout the season from JW and he will be much improved in his total performance by week 16. Of the last few weeks has shown anything, it is that a number of players left for dead by the prior coaching staff (Jensen, Cappa, Rojo, etc.) have turned into solid, if not outstanding, contributors under the new regime. I’m hoping by the end of the year we can add JW to the list of players that “made the leap” with the new coaching staff.

  19. NeersGuru Says:

    Joe… Jameis is playing well!

  20. Boogie Says:

    Haters slowly fizzling away!!! LOL i love it. Glad Jameis is turning the corner and playing well consistently. Lets keep stacking them W’s. Its been loss-win-loss-win so far but we have been in each game which is a change. We are definitely on the way up! Saints game will be another good one for Jameis. mark my words we are winning the division this year

  21. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Bruceblahak, strange , a new troll in town, or just a differnet screen name? He has the best qbr in football the last 2 games clown. This article is written for doorstops like you and pittstain, whos been eerily quiet.

  22. FR Says:

    I love the Bucs but I dont believe Winston can take us to the promise land. Im happy for him and his playing better but you can still see the same old Winston when he is under pressure. Plus 3 games or even a season doesn’t cancel out 4 years of him doing squat.

  23. NeersGuru Says:

    I tried to own up to Jameis playing better but the comments won’t go through.

  24. Bruce Blahak Says:

    @FR…very much agree..he can go along and have a few good games BUT when it really matters in an important game do we really trust him to come through, or fumble or throw a pick? UNPROVEN QB!

  25. Buc believer Says:

    Jameis is showing that all along it has been COACHING that has kept him back. He is proving all the naysayers wrong. Keep up the great work Jameis!

  26. 813bucboi Says:


    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  27. BucDan Says:

    Did the interception go for six? Yes.

    Was Winston’s arm hit during the throw? Yes.

    Winston’s arm was also hit on the deep throw that Mike Evans hurt his hand.

    Hard to call the throw a bad one when the QB’s throw is affected by direct contact from a defender. Watching the replay, it looks like he’s trying to go shorter to Mike Evans on the pick-six.

    And just to emphasize again, what the team did yesterday: Went into the defending NFC Champs house and stole their cookies.

    McVay though that he could exploit our pass coverage – He wasn’t too wrong.

    But how about the gameplan from Byron Leftwich (Kobe Son and Father still going to call him Left-Foot??) and company???? That was against a Wade Phillips (potential HOF) coached defense with the following playmakers: Aaron Donald, Corey Littleton, Clay Matthews, Aqib Talib, Eric Weddle, and Marcus Peters.


  28. AJ Says:

    Defense has improved leaps and bounds over what we were seeing lately. But still leaky on the back end. Story of Jameis career to me was encapsulated in that Rams game. Score 40+ points on offense, and we are still worrying right up to the last minute in that game. Been that way all his time here in Tampa. Having to cover for a defense which can’t hold onto leads.

  29. 813bucboi Says:

    still no sign of @realist huh…lol…

    it doesnt take that long to wash a golf cart!!!!!!!!!!!

    BA,TB & BL have exposed the previous coaching staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  30. mark2001 Says:

    FR…why couldn’t Jameis be a part of a team that takes us to the “promised land”…as long as he keeps working within the system, and makes smart throws and decision making? Many SB QB’s had less talent than he does. It all comes down to consistently making good decisions and throws. Of course, the stronger the D and special teams, and better the running game, all make it more likely and easier to win “the big dance”.

  31. Pickgrin Says:

    “Man, people love to throw rocks at Jameis for everything. But when he plays well, those same folks impersonate crickets.”


    Where the hell is Rhealist to tell us all what the “real” fans supposedly know?

    Where’s BucsBandit and Pittshore and all the other Winston haters?

    Show yourselves losers…. haters…. miserable sacks of non-supportive s(p)it…

    Your public flogging is awaiting….

  32. zzbuc Says:

    Easy ….I am with bro…..So far one very bad game and two good games…..Some of us dont love or hate Jameis, we just ask for more consisteny…….IMO need to see more consistency in order to be in favour for a new contract, time will tell….no more no less!

  33. mark2001 Says:

    Dan…please…Jameis had a great game…give him credit for keeping his cool, finding the open man and making good decisions and throws. But Jameis nor Arians talked about his “arm being hit” and it effecting the throw. I think Jameis talked about looking at that play many times in the post game conference to see why that play occured. That doesn’t take away from the fact he had a great game…but it does show that he is always ready to learn and get better. And I think that is a more important thing than whether his arm was “hit”.

  34. Rayjay1122 Says:

    The Bucs did a great job putting a soul crushing loss to the Giants behind them and taking care of business to upset the Rams.

    Now the next test is can we put an emotional win behind us and take care of business against the Saints? Step 2 in the transformation from cellar dwellers to contenders.

  35. Eric Says:

    100 tds > “squat”

  36. BucDan Says:

    Mark, no doubt. Let me say that I am on the Winston train and have been since drafted. If we would have won against NYG, there would have been more talk about him and the game he had.

  37. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @813, Realist is hanging with his sheep and keeping his Vaseline handy.

    @Pickgrin, BucsBandit and Pittshore are Realist’s “real” fans and are holding the sheep for him while Realist teaches them the moves of their mentor Winslow. Apparently Bruce was not invited to the party

  38. mark2001 Says:

    It is all about changing a culture and learning how to win. Bruce is right on schedule doing that.

    Remember how we lost the first game in the SB year, and the various things Gruden can company did….challenging the D. Pound he rock? It is part of developing a winning culture.

    Winning against NO would be another big step forward… one step at a time.

  39. Beligerentbuc Says:

    Lol…even if the Bucs win in NO, the haters will say it’s cause Brees wasn’t playing.

    Ask yourself, would you rather have Dax or Jameis?

    This is our division to lose…Go Bucs!

  40. Bobby Says:

    I’m starting to see changes in Jameis and his approach. He’s holding the ball longer and at times taking unnecessary sacks but I think his approach is not to panic and just live to play another down. In the past I’d see him get happy feet and force the ball into coverage. I wish he’d just throw it a million miles over the receivers head instead of taking the sack but I’m sure he’s been told that taking a sack is much better than throwing a pick. The more he sees positive results because of listening to his coaches the more I think he’s ‘getting it’. He’s got the weapons to overcome a sack on second down.

  41. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @Bruce & @FR, In the past three weeks, Winston has thrown eight TDs to just two interceptions. That is a ratio of 4 to 1. It is a shame some people just hang on to their hate just because. Yes, you can bring up the first game where he sucked and completely ignore the fact he was/is learning a new offense. But, WTFDIK

  42. NeersGuru Says:


    Looks like my comments are going through now. I wanted to apologize for attacking you over the Jameis support. So I’m sorry. I was out of line and look forward to reading more from you two and Ira.
    -The Commenter Formerly Known as TheCollegeBuc

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



    it takes two points to establish a line
    and more to make a trend….Jameis’s last 2 games have been very encouraging …keep it up Jameis !
    so we can address the trench’s next draft early and often

  44. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Winston is playing very well…hoping he keeps it up. Re-booting with a new QB would completely delay/destroy the rebuild.

  45. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think taking sacks is a big step forward for him. He’s not getting frazzled like in the past.

    The next steps for him are OC related. Fast, short passs to avoid the pass rush and draw in secondaries. That and the run will free up the mid to deep lanes.

  46. D-Rome Says:

    I can’t think of a QB playing better over the past two games. Carson Wentz maybe? It’s a very short list.

  47. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Like all true Buc fans I’m ecstatic that JW seems to have at long last turned the corner. The talent was always there and now as BA pointed out…he’s growing up. Took longer than we wanted but hey I was not a mature man until I turned 50 so JW is 25 years ahead of me. But I set a really low bar.

    So congrats to JW and the Bucs and we fans. Now if we want to take the next step we’ll forget the persecution complex!!!!!

    “whenever the Bucs (insert any NFL team) screw up, which in recent history has been early and often, it seems everyone wants to take shots at Jameis (insert any NFL QB).”

    AGAIN….JW plays the most critical position on the field…QB play is ALWAYS magnified. More credit for success and more blame for failure.

    Face of the franchise status always brings INCREASED scrutiny of off field adventures. It is what it is and we need to stop our sissy whining about JW and simply embrace his success on and off the field where he seems to have matured into a solid citizen.

    Live in the moment. IT’S ALL GOOD.

  48. Lheew Says:

    Suck it haters.

  49. Buc1987 Says:

    “Man, people love to throw rocks at Jameis for everything. But when he plays well, those same folks impersonate crickets.”

    The truth!

  50. Buc1987 Says:

    I miss Megadud spewing his hatred for all things Jameis.

    Not really…

  51. ChanEpic Says:

    Lest I sound like a broken record. WE ALL KNOW THE REAL REASON JW HATE ON HIM SO HARD and it ain’t just his play or off the field antics. I believe in forgiveness if there is true contrition, but then I am not a hater based on skin color so, I’ve got that going for me. BEWARE OF THE NEW USERNAMES, the haters based on skin color know they’ve been outed as trash posters so they’ll have to change clothes to get rid of the smell.

  52. Dapostman Says:

    Wow, a lot of guys jumping on the Winston bandwagon. Like I said you’ll see that or the disappearing act or the changeO presto nameO.

    The facts are the people who don’t think in absolute ways like myself have understood Winston has played in one system with one coach who BTW isn’t doing that great in his new gig in Atlanta. Some guys get it some guys are still on the little yellow bus. Jameis Winston was an immature 21 year old thrown into the fire of a 2-14 clown show and expected to save this circus.

    He’s still one piece of the puzzle along with the other 52 guys.

  53. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Jameis was respectable five out of his last six games last season. No doubt he’s playing on a much improved team now, and THAT makes it appear that he has improved by leaps and bounds. People have been saying all along that Jameis just needed a decent OL, ground attack, and even a mediocre defense to win games. Too much blame was placed on Jameis IMO. This team is far from perfect, but there are elements that are outstanding, and the progress can’t be denied. I am most curious to see how the rematch with Carolina plays out. Not overlooking the Saints at all, but I want to see what adjustments are made, and who is more successful.

  54. mark2001 Says:

    Like I’ve said for quite a while…I’m not ready to give Jameis that 100 mil. deal. But if he plays like he did yesterday, I do believe he has played well enough the last three games to warrant a big contract or at least a franchise extension next year. That being said, keep earning it…keep showing it..keep growing Jameis. Run the plays and work within the system, find the open guy and deliver. And don’t hold onto the ball and try to win the game on every play, Every Buc fan should hope for your success.

  55. Jmarkbuc Says:

    JW has played well the last two games, no denying that.

    I have been a Buc fan way to long to go absolutely all in just yet though.

    Would be thrilled if he could get the clock in his head synced, as in 1000-1, 1000-2, 1000- either throw, start running out of the tackle box so that you can run or throw it away.

    Glad he’s not turning it over at this point..really glad, but at some point the sack that takes us out of FG range is gonna happen, probably when we really need a FG to win.

    If the Giants loss wasn’t the end of the world, the Rams win doesn’t put us n the SB either. In fact The Rams win may make things a little tougher, people are taking notice now.

  56. #1bucsfan Says:

    813 great call out for the D U M B A S S realist. I NOW MAKE HIS NEW NAME FAKIST OF THE SHEEP. ALSO WHERE IS MEGA AT these days with all the Winston hate. HAHAHAHA LOVE IT WEN THE TROLLS AN FAKE FANS GET SMACK IN THE MOUTH WITH TJEIR OWN BS. forreal tho I’m loving it. Go Bucs #endthedrought #getcalledout

  57. #1bucsfan Says:

    1987 sorry i didn’t see that you called out maga already. Great job. Haha

  58. Fartman Says:

    I was a Jameis doubter… but would love nothing more than to be wrong. Keep it up, Jameis.

  59. Says:

    to impersonate a cricket is to mouth off, vs. hearing crickets in the background because someone is quiet.

    That Pick 6 was scary! but good to see JW3 coming along. hopefully the off the field issues have been corrected as well.

  60. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The off field ISSUE was an ACCUSATION (nothing proven or even verified) and is nearly FOUR years old. Get over it.

  61. Bucs96 Says:

    #RP ❗️ ❗️ ❗️

    In Joe’s eyes, that last phrase is the real truth. Man, people love to throw rocks at Jameis for everything. But when he plays well, those same folks impersonate crickets.

    Facts 💯 Damm! You ain’t lying! I was on ESPN waiting for Victor Cruz to OWN UP to his constant Jameis attacks! Nothing! Not a peep! S**t gotta stop! Man up media

  62. Bucsfan77 Says:

    Bruce Blahak Says:
    October 1st, 2019 at 8:49 am
    @FR…very much agree..he can go along and have a few good games BUT when it really matters in an important game do we really trust him to come through, or fumble or throw a pick? UNPROVEN QB!

    So Jameis isn’t as good when under pressure, hmmm. So tell me how did Tom Brady do under pressure, or Baker Mayfield when he was under pressure. EVERY QB can have issues when under pressure. Isn’t that the point of pass rush, to put the opposition under pressure so the QB messes up?