Jameis Winston: The good, bad & ugly vs. the Browns by David Rumsey 9h ago Jameis Winston had a rough outing against the Cleveland Browns in his 3rd preseason game in the NFL. After showing promise on Monday Night Football, Winston play Saturday night looking more like he did against the Vikings in his first preseason game.It wasn’t completely the rookie’s fault, as his offensive line didn’t allow him much time to throw and when they did his receivers weren’t getting open in time. Overall it was a pretty bad performance by the entire offense. Bucs Offensive Coordinator Dirk Koetter summed it up best when he said the offense “stunk” on Saturday night.This was the first time Winston saw a 3-4 defense in the NFL, which should be good practice since the Tennesse Titans, the Bucs opening day opponent, run the same style. Cleveland put a lot of pressure on Winston, but he can certainly expect more of the same from Dick LeBeau’s defense on September 13th.Before I get to criticizing Winston (which there will be plenty of), there were a few things he did well.The GoodOn 1st & 10 from the Bucs 24 yd-line Winston dropped back as Cleveland blitzed 5 but the Bucs actually picked this one up. Louis Murphy ran a perfect curl past the 1st down marker and Winston got it to Murphy in time for him to get a few extra yards. Winston kept his eyes downfield and delivered the ball as soon as Murphy turned around. Unfortunately this was the Bucs only 1st down of the 1st quarter.On 1st & 10 from the Browns 45 yd-line the Bucs showed play action from the I-formation. Once Winston turned around he saw Vincent Jackson streaking from right to left and put the ball right on the money. This set up Doug Martin’s 19-yard TD run on the next play. Winston seems to be very comfortable coming out of play action.The BadWe could go in any direction here but take a look at the first sack of the game. It’s 3rd & 9 from the Bucs 21-yd line. Winston is in shotgun but no one is open downfield. He holds the ball for over 3 seconds and doesn’t try to escape the pocket until its too late. He needs to do a better job of recognizing when he’s in trouble. He had plenty of time to roll right and extend the play or at least throw the ball away and avoid getting sacked.On 1st & 10 just past midfield Winston drops back and tries to throw a quick-slant to Vincent Jackson, but Winston throws it behind him. The window was tight, but Winston has shown he can fit the ball in small holes. This pass should have been intercepted, but the Cleveland defender dropped it. If Winston is going to be aggressive like that he has to be pinpoint accurate.The UglyNow it’s time to talk about the interception. It was 3rd & 11 from the Bucs 24 yd-line. Cleveland brought a delayed blitz and the O-line couldn’t handle it. Winston dropped back and didn’t even have room to take one step up.At this point Winston has to know there is no chance for a 1st down, but instead he threw off of his back foot and into traffic. This is exactly what opposing defenses want Winston to do; they know he is aggressive and they will want to force him into mistakes.link
“The bad, the bad, and the ugly vs. the ugly.”In a way, im glad they beat tampa. Humiliation can sometimes tick one off enough to do something about it.No one likes to be beaten by the browns.. No one.
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