The following few weeks have been quite the roller coaster since quarterback Jameis Winston sprained an AC joint in his throwing shoulder in Week 6 against the Cardinals. After a great game against Buffalo, he then struggle mightily against Carolina and New Orleans, eventually being shut down half way through the Saints game.

On Monday, after the team’s defeated to the Saints, it was announced by head coach Dirk Koetter that Winston had an MRI on his shoulder after the game and that they had determined he will now miss “a couple week”  at least two.

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JustaBuc
JustaBuc
4 years ago

This is why you don’t sign Fitzpatrick. The curse is real.

surferdudes
4 years ago

Put him on I.R., no reason to risk further injury should he come back 2,3, however many weeks. If I were the Glazers, that’s what I would do. Then I’d send him to Grudens office so he can get his play book down for next year, ha ha.

jiggyjoe
jiggyjoe
4 years ago

Coach Koetter needs to get his mind right. Instead of saying there is a problem and it is my fault; he needs to say we have a problem and here is what we are going to do. Winston is broken and needs time to heal or get repaired. He needs to start on that now. He needs to have his workers do their jobs. Coaches are just like players. If they cannot do their jobs; they need to be replaced. I don’t believe that The Great One (Coach Belicheck) calls his own plays. That should be a sign to Coach… Read more »

Jlog
Jlog
Reply to  jiggyjoe
4 years ago

Koetter’s ability coach is worse than his play calling. He doesn’t have the right stuff for either role.

Horse
Horse
4 years ago

Koetter body language says it all for almost a year now as to how he feels about Winston. It says I’ve seen enough! Maybe Koetter should have been adjusting his play calling to help Winston. Do i think Winston will be a good QB; no, but I think he will and is slightly better than average. With a solid LOT and some DE’s he will do just fine. Just my opinion.

jiggyjoe
jiggyjoe
Reply to  Horse
4 years ago

I think there are two types of winning QBs: those who can win with just about any team and those who can win with a very good surrounding cast. I think Winston is the latter. QBs who can win on any team go to the HOF and keep the same coach as long as they are in the NFL. You know who I am talking about.

Buc 1976
Buc 1976
Reply to  Horse
4 years ago

Horse I have been a supporter of Winston but not any more!
If the Bucs do indeed let Koetter go the only Gruden on the sidelines should be named Jay and his QB Cousins. The Bucs have a decision to make and a very expensive one at that with Winston 100 million pulse. We brought in a deep threat WR and we have A QB that can not hit no matter how open he is.

Mike.Seven
Mike.Seven
4 years ago

I think JW is hurt worse than they are telling us, I think he will be out longer than 2 weeks, Will the Bucs beat the Jets Sunday I cant say, not sure how the team is going to react, This week practice is key! It will be interesting as I think Fitz will run the offence better than it has been running, not sure how that will play out. I want the Bucs to win under Fitz but if they do win with Fitz well that will be a big problem for JW. The next few weeks will be… Read more »

jiggyjoe
jiggyjoe
Reply to  Mike.Seven
4 years ago

This weeks game should be interesting. I don’t think JW should of played last week or maybe the weeks before. I put that on Koetter. He puts it on the MDs, but he should make the call. With the fact Evans is out, we may see some fine play from others. I am pretty sure The Saints are not as good as they looked last week and I pray The Bucs are not as bad. Go Bucs…

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  Mike.Seven
4 years ago

If you read Koetter’s comments to the media yesterday, he was clearly implying that all our offensive performance woes are tied directly to Winston’s shoulder injury, providing him a convenient excuse for not performing. That’s balderdash, as Winston’s performance ever since he became a Buc has been eratic, up and down, and particularly ineffective in scoring points which is, after all, the whole purpose of the offense. I didn’t like reading that at all. I don’t think that Fitz is going to significantly outperform Winston – he’s not our answer at quarterback either. What is true is that if this… Read more »

Buc 1976
Buc 1976
Reply to  Mike.Seven
4 years ago

Winston was not playing that well to start the season. If we look at stats most of the yards came after we were behind and the other team was in prevent Defense.
I will say because of the defense we are playing from behind too much and the O line is well not play-off caliber.