Arians Talks Simple Defensive Mistakes & Jameis Being The Best Deep-Ball Thrower In The NFL

December 10th, 2019

Bucco Bruce Arians sat down for a 1-on-1 interview yesterday and talked about some good and some bad.

One thing in the bad column was an explanation of simple defensive mistakes that cost the Bucs points against the Colts. Arians explained the Bucs were burned by deep balls in man coverage when players decided not to cover their man.

An example is above, a screen shot from the All-22 film at

Roller coaster cornerback Carlton Davis was in man coverage on that Colts touchdown and pressed his receiver at the line of scrimmage, and then Joe can’t explain what Davis did after that. It looked as if he hadn’t played football before. Safety Andrew Adams contested the catch but it was too late.

“It’s as simple as just cover your man. That’s how simple it really was,” Arians said via his sitdown with WFLA-TV sports chief Dan Lucas below.

Arians also added that he believes Jameis Winston is throwing the best deep ball in the NFL.

“I don’t think anybody in the league is throwing the ball past 25 yards better than he is right now,” Arians said.

43 Responses to “Arians Talks Simple Defensive Mistakes & Jameis Being The Best Deep-Ball Thrower In The NFL”

  1. LaMarcus Says:

    Sad and depressing times for JW haters. You guys are down to 2 ammo clips : Interceptions and losing.

    Y’all might hop on this JW train while your ahead

  2. Pewter power Says:

    Agreed might as well get on board and accept that Winston will be back next year and could easily get a long term deal. For those looking for a cheap deal though keep dreaming because it’s not the reality of quarterback salaries. Even middle of the road QBs get big money.

  3. tnew Says:

    I just can’t wait until he’s re-signed and all of these “fans” will quit following the Bucs. Honest discussions might break out on this board again.

  4. miken Says:

    I really want to believe this turnaround is legit and we are for real but the teams we are playing really suck. The jags have lost 5 in a row, all by over 20 except us (17). The lions are done and have lost 6 in a row. The colts 3 in a row and look done. The cards stink and we went to ot at home. I hope Lict knows, no matter the record, we aren’t a player away , we need upgrades everywhere, not just a tackle and rb. Fun to watch and beats what we had to watch in October tho.

  5. stpetebucsfan Says:

    As has been pointed out by others…there is a distinct difference in this year’s DB play.

    VHG is just too slow and small to be really effective.

    Our new three…Davis..SMB..and Dean have made their share of youthful stupid mistakes but they do not appear to be physically overmatched. They seem to be improving weekly as they finally begin to learn their positions…the NFL…and Bowles Defense.

  6. Brandon Says:

    Has it ever occurred to the Joes or anyone other than me that maybe the whole, let’s wait til the end of the season thing is just a ploy to assist in negotiations with Winston? If Arians and the Bucs were throwing all of their love at Winston and saying he’s the greatest thing, it would make sense that WInston would want to get paid like the greatest thing. Here’s two things I know: The Bucs want Winston back in 2020 AND They don’t want to give him a giant cap crippling deal.

    If they downplay his talents “there’s some very very good and some very very bad” then they can bring their publicly expressed doubts to the negotiating table. Maybe those doubts can get Winston on a 4 or 5 year deal that doesn’t go much over $20 mil a season. As far as QBs are concerned, that is a bargain.

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    OL BA talking crap again. Just get rid of jason licht and then have the new GM or director of football ops or whatever make the personnel decisions, because licht is horrible. Arians is not much better at evaluating talent as you can see by his drafts in Arizona; bucs need a solid guy going forward. Daniel Jermiah would be perfect as well as the 2nd in command in New Orleans

  8. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @tnew no it wont. Youll still have your clowns like anthem and robert patting themselves on the back after every throw thats “not in stride”. They’re trolls who are awfully quiet when he has a good game.

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    Miken…FS is the second position that needs to be addressed unless they continue with Andrew Adams (my thumb is pointing down) or Justin Evans (hasn’t played in three years but I’d love to see a great comeback).

  10. Robert Says:

    ““I don’t think anybody in the league is throwing the ball past 25 yards better than he is right now,” Arians said.”

    to our guys or theirs?

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Robert now that was funny!!!

  12. Sleepy903 Says:

    Do you remember the times you knew you could tune into a Bucs game 5-10 mins after the game started because you knew the offense would start the game with a couple of 3 and outs. My have times changed.

    Tampa used to be lucky to score more than 21 points a game now we are number 3 in yards per game and number 3 in scoring w/ a QB that is second in yards per game and second in TD’s. We used to dream of offensive production like this and people want to let him walk.

    Yeah lets go back to the Brian Griese, Chris Simms, Jeff Garcia, Josh freeman/Johnson/McCown days. Cant wait to get to those unproductive offensive days again.

  13. Buccernutter Says:

    More things to consider:

    Jameis is in his first year in a new system that is well known to pass first and pass a lot as evidenced by both Manning and Palmer throwing tons of interceptions. We have had nearly the most sacks in the league all year, a 32nd ranked pass defense, and a 24th ranked run game.

    All that and Jameis is still #2 for yards and TDs in year 1 under Arians.

    Man the haters are going to be sooooo mad when Jameis is their guy next season, again! HAHAHAHA. I wonder what the narrative will be when the wins start coming. Oh wait, they already have? But they’re still cherry picking things to complain about? HAHAHAHAHA

    Like LaMarcus said now, get on the train or you’re gonna get embarrassed by the intelligent fans next season.

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    st pete

    vh3bust was a POS…… you can say it!!!!!!!!! hell you post quotes from convicted child pornography user Pete Townsend at least you can do is spit out the truth about vh3bust yet another player i was 100% right about from day one…. being always right is a burden and responsibility i accept. someone has to keep the delusional optimists in check…. reality is truly a beotch!

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    I am hoping Jameis hires mariota to be his driver and ball boy after he signs his multi year deal for 150million range…. 100 dollars says Robert is jailed for stalking mariota within one month of Jameis hiring him.

  16. tmaxcon Says:


    thank you. I do believe convicted child pornography user is code for Song Research in EU….

  17. Adrnagy Says:

    The titans are ready to give Tannehill a 80 M contract. Yes Tannehill. But to his credit titans have a running game and defense.
    Now with Jameis resigned let’s get a rb and keep adding to defense.

  18. H8JWLVEBUCS Says:

    Did you really expect him to say anything negative, I mean seriously. Ask him why we aint in the playoffs again this season and he will probably put such a spin on it that he will have you believe whatever he wants you to believe.

  19. tmaxcon Says:


    get used to it Jameis is here to love you long time…. he will get long term deal and easily surpass the underachieving has beens laughable 5 career playoff wins.

  20. Danny Says:

    A guy like Delpit (LSU safety) would be a perfect fit in this defense. Adams is a rotational back-up safety. I’d be shocked if Justin Evans ever played again.

  21. Sleepy903 Says:

    Danny – A guy like Delpit (LSU safety) would be a perfect fit in this defense. Adams is a rotational back-up safety. I’d be shocked if Justin Evans ever played again.

    I dont think you add another young player to the secondary. Although he is a great talent I think you got find a actual Free safety that can cover the back end and help get the secondary in check.

    draft wise either DT or OT 1st round highest rated available at the time. Then grab the other in the second round. However I read somewhere that Cappa may get moved to RT and draft the guard our of Wisconsin first round. Not sure if thats a good move or was the plan all along.

  22. Sleepy903 Says:


    The reason we didnt make the playoffs was a missed field goal and given up game winning touchdowns to Seattle, Tennessee. Had just one of those games went right we would probably be in the playoffs.

  23. LordCornelius Says:

    Our pass rush ran right by Jacoby on that play too. We were so close to either a sack or Adams breaking up the ball but great play by the QB/WR

  24. ODY LEAN Says:


    Has great points! Jameis is my QB today tomorrow ! I’ll ride with him until the end! Go Bucs!

  25. Daminator Says:

    Put Evans, Godwin and OJ with ANY good or elite quarterback and that team makes the playoffs each year. With a decent defense wins championships. With Winston zero playoffs

  26. Buccernutter Says:

    Appreciate it ODY

    Wish we had more fans like you!

  27. ufour20 Says:

    Lowest completion percentage, horrible QB rating and the most turnovers EVER. Yep, that deep ball that he keeps overthrowing is fantastic.

  28. diggler Says:

    LaMarcus Says:
    December 10th, 2019 at 10:04 am
    Sad and depressing times for JW haters. You guys are down to 2 ammo clips : Interceptions and losing.

    Y’all might hop on this JW train while your ahead

    ^^^Let’s see be validated that JW can throw a deep ball OR winning?! What a tough call. Huuuuuummmmmm… do I want a team that wins or do I want to see my team lose BUT my QB can throw a mean deep ball?! Hummmm so tough of a decision!

  29. ou812 Says:

    He (#3) throws The best deep balls ! TO THE OTHER TEAM!!!
    Under .500/ no playoffs he’s got to say something to try to sell tickets!

  30. Buccernutter Says:


    and 4 wins in 5 games

    shut yo b**** a** mouth

  31. ou812 Says:

    Tmaxipad he (#3)wont be available for the next game! The Skyways waiting for you when he leaves ! Gods speed

  32. ou812 Says:

    facefullofnuttbutter 4 wins against teams with records under .500 you shut your bit#ch a$s mouth!!! A lot of keyboard ninjas here today!

  33. Buccernutter Says:

    oh ya repeat what i said but throw your own homosexual twist in there. weird.

    since when the f*** did this fan base have the right to judge quality of wins?

    YOU ARE A JOKE!!! Embarrassment to this fan base.

  34. tmaxcon Says:


    dude using a handle referencing when vh went from rock band to chick band tells me all i need to know about you sir….

  35. TampaBayBucs55 Says:


    Surprising? Let me break this down for you. The Bucs are out of the playoffs. Evans pulled his hamstring. 4 weeks left. Anyone who diligently follows the NFL saw this coming the moment Evans stopped and sat down in the endzone.

  36. Stanglassman Says:

    Dominator-Are you saying the Bucs have had a ‘decent’ defense since Jameis has been here? ’17 second half of the season would be the only time that would qualify as decent. Not to mention he’s had to play with awful run game or special teams play. You are arguing the same point that all the Bucs fans that don’t want to run Jameis out of town are saying. Give the guy a decent defense and he will take you to the playoffs. We know that’s the case because the first year with Koetter as HC (’17) and they had a decent defense down the stretch and we Won 9 games.

  37. Stanglassman Says:

    Great points Buccernutter. Jameis is right on track for a Qb in 1st year in BA’s system. If anybody doubts it just look up Peyton and Carson Palmer’s stats their first year with BA.

  38. Buccernutter Says:


    another quality fan! respect dude!

  39. Anonymous Says:

    LOL! Oh, I think I busted a rib laughing to hard on that one! Winston has gotten lucky on deep balls later this year…he has NEVER thrown them before and even surprises himself.

  40. Boombang Says:

    @Brandon, the per year money is NOT the problem…..There WILL NOT be an incentive heavy contract either….Winston will get a 4 year contract between 80/90 mil but the sticking point will be how much GUARTANTEED MONEY he’ll want and received..
    Winston is still a very young man, he’ll turn 26 in January and that is in his favor…..There is NO DOUBT in my mind that the Bucs will present Winston’s agent with a very short list of Winston’s NEGATIVES, IE: turnovers, during negotiations…..Winston’s agent will counter with a very long list of Winston’s POSITIVE/ACCOMPLISHMENT during his 5 year career with Tampa Bay..
    The talking heads are always yapping about how inconsistent Winston is from game to game but the reality is Winston is gonna be Winston.
    I don’t think BA came into this season with any high expectations other than he knew what he had offensively in Winston, Evans, and Godwin, that was the lone bright spot on this team….They went out and stacked the D-Line but they were not sure of how well they would play together….Turns out , pretty good…..But they CAN NOT SIGN Barrett, Suh, JPP, and Nassid…..It is gonna be IMPOSSIBLE….My bet is that Suh and JPP won’t be re-signed and that saves about 23 mil….They sign Barrett with a similar contract the Giants gave their Shaq, 4 years at 15/16 py.

  41. firethecannons Says:

    If we keep Jameis hoping we beef up the o-line–it needs it!
    also Winston’s trouble off the field should play a huge part in negotiation-anymore of that and he is out of the league.

  42. TexBuc Says:

    a Win is a Win no matter how much some try to put an asterisk by the Bucs record.

    Winston will be under center next year.

  43. July Joe Says:

    Arians LOVES Jameis

    Brett Favre raved about Jameis today

    IDIOT Bucs fans hate Jameis …