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For the first time since 1987, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick and selected former Florida State Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. The area is abuzz with excitement for the Bucs news quarterback, one the fans and the organization hope becomes a franchise quarterback, and can lead the Buccaneers back to the playoffs for the first time since Jon Gruden roamed the sidelines at Raymond James Stadium.

Each week PewterReport.com will chronicle Winston’s performances throughout his rookie season.

Winston’s First Drive – Panthers 0, Bucs 0
On the second snap of the game, Winston and center Joe Hawley had a fumbled center-quarterback exchange.
Winston didn’t throw a pass or run the ball

Winston’s Second Drive – Panthers 3, Bucs 0
Winston’s first pass, which was intended for tight end Brandon Myers, was intercepted by cornerback Josh Norman and returned 46 yards for a touchdown to give Carolina a 10-0 lead with 10:41 in the first quarter.
Winston was 0-for-1 with a pick-6

Winston’s Third Drive – Panthers 10, Bucs 0
Winston’s initial pass on the drive was a 23-yard strike across the middle to Vincent Jackson on a drive that helped the Bucs produce a field goal. Winston’s pass to Mike Evans on third down was broken up by Norman.
Winston was 1-of-2 for 23 yards

Winston’s Fourth Drive – Panthers 10, Bucs 3
Winston’s screen pass attempt to Sims was incomplete on second down. On third-and-4, Winston scrambled for seven yards to pick up a first down. Winston was flagged for intentional grounding, which cost the Bucs 13 yards. On third-and-16, Winston’s screen pass to Sims picked up seven yards, but Tampa Bay had to punt.
Winston was 1-of-3 for 7 yards with a run for 7 yards

Winston’s Fifth Drive – Panthers 10, Bucs 3
Winston’s pass was intended for Evans but deflected at the line and intercepted by safety Kurt Coleman.
Winston was 0-of-1 with an interception

Winston’s Sixth Drive – Panthers 17, Bucs 3
Winston’s pass to Jackson on third-and-5 gained eight yards and picked up a first down. Winston’s next pass to Louis Murphy gained nine yards. His next throw was to Doug Martin and picked up 10. He followed that up with a 20-yard strike to Jackson. Winston continued his rhythm with a 6-yard dart to Murphy down to the Carolina 19. Winston’s strike to Jackson picked up 11 on third-and-1 down to the Carolina 5 to set up Doug Martin’s 5-yard touchdown run.
Winston was 6-of-6 for 64 yards

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Bucs WR Vincent Jackson – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Winston’s Seventh Drive – Panthers 17, Bucs 10
Winston’s pass to Sims picked up 13 yards and a first down out to the Carolina 42. His next throw was to Myers and picked up eight yards to the Panthers’ 29-yard. His pass to Jackson on the next play was out of bounds, and his next pass to Jackson was dropped. Winston looked for Jackson again on a scramble, but the pass was dropped again. His final pass of the drive was a 6-yard gain to Myers, who stepped out of bounds to set up a field goal attempt that was missed by Kyle Brindza.
Winston was 3-of-6 for 27 yards

Winston’s Eighth Drive – Panthers 17, Bucs 10
Winston threw a 6-yard pass down to the Carolina 17, but was sacked on the next play and the 43-yard field goal attempt by Brindza was wide left.
Winston was 3-of-6 for 27 yards and was sacked once

Winston’s Ninth Drive – Panthers 24, Bucs 10
Winston’s pass to Evans was good for 21 yards, but his pass to Myers three plays was punched out. On the next play, Winston threw late on third-and-8 to Jackson and his pass was picked off by Norman.
Winston was 1-of-3 for 21 yards with an interception

Winston’s Tenth Drive – Panthers 31, Bucs 10
Winston scrambled for a 3-yard gain on down to the Carolina 41. After getting sacked, Winston threw a 20-yard pass to Jackson on third-and-21 down to the Carolina 35. After runs of 24 yards and one yard by Martin to the Carolina 10, Winston hit Sims with a 10-yard touchdown to pull the score to 31-17.
Winston was 2-of-2 for 30 yards and a touchdown, plus a run of 3 yards

Winston’s Eleventh Drive – Panthers 31, Bucs 17
Winston’s first pass to Sims on the drive was incomplete as he was under pressure. His second pass to Murphy was incomplete as there was some miscommunication.
Winston was 1-of-3 for 5 yards

Winston’s Twelfth Drive – Panthers 34, Bucs 17
Winston’s first pass to Evans was incomplete before hitting Martin for a gain of one yard. Winston then hit Murphy for 11 yards on third-and-9 from the Tampa Bay. Winston’s next pass to Jackson was incomplete before he threw his fourth interception of the game – this time to linebacker Thomas Davis on a pass intended for Evans.
Winston was 1-of-3 for 11 yards and an interception

Winston’s Thirteenth Drive – Panthers 37, Bucs 17
Winston was flagged for intentional grounding to avoid getting sacked by Delaire. Winston then Martin for a gain of five yards before finding Martin for 15 more yards. On fourth-and-2, Winston scrambled for a gain of two to pick up a first down on Tampa Bay’s final drive. Winston then hit Jackson for four straight gains of 10, 19, 22 and four yards down to the Carolina 19 before an incomplete pass to Louis Murphy. After an incompletion to Evans, Winston hit Jackson for a 6-yard touchdown on third-and-2 at the Carolina 6-yard line.
Winston was 7-for-9 for 62 yards and a touchdown, plus a scramble for 2 yards

Winston struggled mightily with a career-high four interceptions against Carolina, including two to cornerback Josh Norman, who returned Winston’s pass 46 yards for a touchdown on the first throw of the game.

“You can’t win football games with five turnovers,” Winston said. “It’s not time to fall, it’s time to rise. It’s time to get better.”

Winston also fumbled the center-quarterback exchange on second snap of the game during one of the several showers that blanketed Raymond James Stadium during the game.

“That’s my job to tell the ref to replace the wet ball,” Winston said. “That’s on me. I can throw the wet ball well. I just have to make good decisions.”

Winston admitted that Sunday’s loss, which was largely due to his turnovers, was tough to swallow.

“It’s hard, but it’s my job,” Winston said. “I’ve got to be that person that stays up. Stay positive. Can’t think negative. Snap and clear.

“I just have to take care of the ball. I just have to take care of it.”

Winston said that he is surprised that he has started off his NFL career with six touchdown passes and seven interceptions, including two pick-sixes.

“It’s surprising to myself as a player and who I believe I am,” Winston said. “The one thing you have to do is take the heat and keep going – moving forward.

“Confidence will never be an issue. That was a wake-up call to my work ethic. I have to work harder.”

PewterReport.com Analysis: As strange as it sounds, if you take away Winston’s turnovers he actually had a solid game. Winston completed 60.5 percent of his passes for nearly 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns. But you can’t take away those turnovers, and they contributed mightily to Carolina’s 37-23 victory. One of Winston’s interceptions came off a tipped pass, but the other three were simply bad passes and poor decisions. Norman should write Winston a thank you card for punching his ticket to the Pro Bowl after Sunday. Jackson was the leading receiver today with 10 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown, but even he had a couple of dropped passes. Evans struggled with just three catches for 32 yards. In his post-game press conference, Winston was visibly stung by his four-interception day, but showed plenty of resolve, too. He’ll need that next week against Jacksonville in a must-win game for the Buccaneers and head coach Lovie Smith.

Winston’s Final Stats: 26-of-43 (60.5 percent) for 287 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions and two sacks.

PewterReport.com Game Grade: F

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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artpac
artpac
5 years ago

That about sums it up….but I am still happier with him than anyone else we have had in at least 10 years…

Bucnut2
Bucnut2
5 years ago

SR, sorry but your spin is BS. Winston hd 5 TO today, 5!! Saying in paste of that JW had a good day is like saying Mary Lincoln enjoyed th elapse in past of her husband being shot. Please jus admit the obvious, you were wrong about JW. This guy is NOT pro ready and he looks like a marginal 4th round pick not #1 overall. MM was and is the better choice. This was a homer pick and we are now paying for the hometown hype. And no he is NOT a franchise QB. You, Mark and crew fell… Read more »

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  Bucnut2
5 years ago

Wow you came to that conclusion after 4 games? Your mariota has 4 turnovers in his last two games as well so just stop. Jamie’s played like shit no doubt but just stop with the mariota talk. HE WILL NEVER BE THE BUCS QB!
It’s hard enough dealing with losing with week to week fans like you and pink trying to pump your chests out like you’ve won something. Jameis has had two bad games and two good games, kind of like a rookie imagine that.

pinkstob
pinkstob
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

Cgmaster27 you are in no position to tell anyone what to do. I have all kinds of ammo I could be using against things you’ve said but I haven’t come at you yet unless you’ve said something first but I am losing my patience. I didn’t say anything of the chest pumping nature after this game nor did I say anything about Mariota. Is Pewter Report located in central Florida or central China, I forget? These boards are not run by a communist government, guys like Bucnut2 and I are free to comment on the state of the Bucs as… Read more »

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  pinkstob
5 years ago

Actually PInk it’s the internet so I am in a damn good position to say what ever I want. I know you’ve been scouting players since 96 but please just stop. You’re a couch coach like the rest of us. My point is you can say what you want and so can I so just deal with it or don’t respond. I never said Winston was going to be the next Aaron Rodgers, apparently you thought he would did. He’s a rookie and I said he would have his ups and downs, so please come at me with your 100… Read more »

buclover1988
buclover1988
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

hahahahahahahaha 100% agreed cgmaster. very well said.

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

Right on cgmaster27. 26-of-43 (60.5 percent) for 287 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions and two sacks. Eliminate 2 of int’s and I wonder what his QB rating would be? Bucnut2, you have every right to speak your empty mind. If you took the Buc out of your handle, you would be aptly named.

Roland
Roland
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

20% of his yards and Over 25% of his completions came against the prevent D on the 13th drive of the game.
Half of his tds on the last drive vs prevent D.

Prevent D was played in Jdubs 13th/last drive of the game… Without Garbage time stats, 225 yards 17 of 34 (50% passing) and 1 TD… In a game where he had a running game and IMO the O-line did about as well as we can hope for.
PATHETIC.
GARBAGE.

1 TD in 12 drives. With a running game.

kino
kino
Reply to  Bucnut2
5 years ago

Winston will be fine , there isn’t a QB in the NFL besides maybe Rogers that is going to play well with the protection Winston had . Not a One as was said before the season L and L made a big mistake not putting max resources into protecting a young QB. Against Houston they kept max protection at all time , not so against Carolina. Winston clearly knew his time was limited and was rushed , you have to protect your QB !!! Again go back to Brady last year when he was getting hit and had receivers dropping… Read more »

Bucnut2
Bucnut2
5 years ago

Enjoyed the play in spite

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  Bucnut2
5 years ago

Enjoyed the play? What did you enjoy? The fact that our line was Swiss cheese? We still can’t tackle, or catch for that matter. And our kicker can’t hit the broad side of a barn, so what did you enjoy?

Roland
Roland
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

The line play wasn’t that bad actually. Carolina should be worried about their D-line.

Roland
Roland
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

Receivers were open frequently. Jameis’s OC is already afraid to have Jdub throw to the middle of the field. Winston has the athletic ability of the average man on the street 35 year old. And the pocket footwork goes to garbage for several plays after each time he gets hit. Several times with a nice pocket, which Winston had repeatedly, he threw (with his looong baseball windup) off his back foot. The line play was actually good for the talent on it. the Bucs running game took pressure off Jdub. Winston is just another, in a long string, of garbage… Read more »

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  Roland
5 years ago

No the line was not good, I’m not sure exactly what game you were watching. Good for the talent on it might be the dumbest response I’ve ever heard. Our team is good for the talent on it. But you keep throwing all that hate at Winston and fsu, who you clearly don’t like.

Roland
Roland
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

LOL. I have my Warrick Dunn jersey , that I owned before he was a Buc, hanging in my closet. It has the beautiful inlaid spear on the shoulders. I’m fine with FSU. I would take any position player off their team for the Bucs, be happy they were a Buc, EXCEPT a Jimbo QB. And the line made both RBs look good. No credit for that? The line gave Jdub a fair amount of time. Carolina’s d-line was either bad and they should be worried, or our o-line played well enough to win a game. With two rookies and… Read more »

Bucnut2
Bucnut2
5 years ago

BTW- I predicted Panther 28-14. I underestimated JW’s ineptness

Bucnut2
Bucnut2
5 years ago

cg- if JW had played in the big 10, he would have never been drafted number 1 overall. this was and is big time hometown bias. He is just not that good!

Roland
Roland
Reply to  Bucnut2
5 years ago

Your just saying that because of Jdub’s long windup. And him staring down receivers. And Jameis not reading if a receiver is open or not. And Winston’s poor footwork… that gets worse for 2-3 plays each time he gets hit. And just because many of Jimbo’s other QBs had better grades by scouts, doesn’t mean Jameis will end up as bad as all the rest of them.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  Bucnut2
5 years ago

He had 52 tds and 28 ints while winning a Heisman and national championship in his freshman year. So just stop with the he’s not good stuff. And your big ten comment has zero merit here as his stats would’ve been even better in that garbage conference.

Roland
Roland
Reply to  cgmaster27
5 years ago

28 INTs…
LMAO.
He threw the second most picks in all of Div 1.
Second most.
Carolina draft the guy the got Jdub the Heisman. He IS AN FSU GREAT. He, when healthy, will make Cam a (better) probowler next year.

Boid Fink
Boid Fink
5 years ago

Still spinning Winston, man? Take some accountability for your writing, unless you are going to push for this to be called the Winston Report. He played like seven hundred years worth of prison feces covered in a blanket of overconfidence and stupidity. He will never be a good QB. He doesn’t have the “live” mentality, to process the game at the NFL level quick enough. He faked his mechanics and now is back to winding up. His vision is so bad, even Buddah himself would criticize his efforts. He is too much of a slow twitch, lumbering slinger. He has… Read more »

Roland
Roland
Reply to  Boid Fink
5 years ago

“even Buddah himself would criticize his efforts.”
I spit my drink on my screen.
Great post.

deeznuts
deeznuts
Reply to  Boid Fink
5 years ago

That is everything I’ve wanted to say for so long..thank you

Boid Fink
Boid Fink
5 years ago

It would help, Scott, if I knew you weren’t a Redskins fan at heart pimping Winston. And Mark, he is just a homer. Refused to see the good things that matter in today’s NFL do. Throw quick, setup quick, be fast but not reckless, be accurate…he will never develop these skills because he is a slow, lumbering wind up QB, with a garbage arm.

If you take away his FIVE DAMN turnovers he would have had a good game? Are you serious? You should be writing for the Redskins. You might not even care what the Bucs do…

buclover1988
buclover1988
Reply to  Boid Fink
5 years ago

lol are you done yet.omg dude. that was the biggest joke of a rant ive ever seen.

surferdudes
surferdudes
5 years ago

Just got back to the east coast from going to the game. We had a great time, even tho the out come wasn’t what we hoped for. All I can say is, can we change our name to the bad news Bears? Not only are we bad, but very unlucky. On the way to the game I said to our friend, we’re 0-10 at home, doesn’t the law of averages have to catch up with us? Not if you’re the Bucs, 0-11. Should we lose to the Jags next week, good night Irene, I say it ends Lovies rein. But… Read more »

pinkstob
pinkstob
Reply to  surferdudes
5 years ago

I agree we should take that play out of the playbook for now. It doesn’t work any better to the left either (see his first throw of week 1).

Roland
Roland
Reply to  pinkstob
5 years ago

lol. It would work better if our QB could read a D after the snap.
He read man. They ran cover 2.
Winston will make a great Coach one day. He knows exactly what to do, until the live action starts. Winston is the Colonel drawing up the battle plan who hides in the bunker when the bullets start to fly.
One day Winston will Coach players to be great. For now he will be forced from the bunker and knut-up as the bullets fly.

Buctebow
Buctebow
Reply to  surferdudes
5 years ago

If you swizzle the letters around on Bucs it spells Cubs? Oh no!

deeznuts
deeznuts
5 years ago

Woah- Winston was not good today. If he plays like this the next few games Lovie and Licht are toast; this season does not look promising. Lavonte dropped that INT…and the bogus fumble TD.. Why is mike jenkins getting Verner’s reps? Our safeties need to step it up, softest position on the roster. Good to see Doug get his first breakout game in some time- he needs 20+ touches every game. Glennon needs playing time if Winston doesn’t improve

76Buc
76Buc
5 years ago

The kid needs to prove himself. He has only had 4 games. Reminds of other rookie QBs who sucked; P. Manning, Luck, Elway, Brees, etc. The only one who did well was Marino. Some of you whining pansies remind me of the old Bugs Bunny adage-“What a maroon.” lol. I live in Hawaii and I watched Mariota play. He was nothing. Didn’t even start until his senior year. He’s a good player, but he’s a system guy.

wnb0395
wnb0395
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

Of your list of sucking rookie Qbs, only manning actually sucked. Luck didnt suck his rookie year. He made the payoffs went 11-5, threw for 4375 yds 23/18 td/int. Brees only played 1 game his rookie year but his sophmore year he started all 16 games, went 8-8 3300 yds 17/16 td/int. Elway made the playoffs also his rookie year despite only starting 8 games. He won his first 2 games starting. Went 3-5 as a starter. Manning only won 3 games his rookie year and threw for 3738 yards and 26/28 td/int. Winston is on pace for Payton Manning… Read more »

76Buc
76Buc
5 years ago

Hello you folks that are trashing the analysis. He gave him an F. Do you want to give him an F-?

compewterpirate
compewterpirate
5 years ago

A pathetic performance, for an NFL football team, just horrible. A kicker who can’t kick and a quarterback who can’t throw. Brindza has a leg like a cannon, unfortunately it’s a loose cannon with a sense of radar that appears to be hot-wired to Winston’s arm! Color blindness is a virtue, in human relations, it is not however a virtue in an NFL quarterback who appears unable to distinguish the difference between the uniforms of his own receivers and the opposing DB’s. In his last season in college, 2014, Winston had 18 interceptions in 13 games, behind arguably the best… Read more »

russmillerwy
russmillerwy
5 years ago

Before we condemn Jameis Winston to go to those same hells where Doung Williams, Steve Young, Vinny Testeverde, and Trent Dilfer went, let’s put things in perspective. Davis’s last interception was a great, leaping catch on his part. Norman made a great break on a ball the receiver needed to come back for on that first interception into the flat. Jameis’s worst fault is he finds a super receiver every week, or perhaps a favorable matchup, and then he’ll stare that guy down on every pass play. He doesn’t go through his progressions. If his favorite guy is on one… Read more »

deeznuts
deeznuts
5 years ago

Winston will be hard pressed at this point to match Glennon’s rookie stats… Ill give Winston a few more games.. But lets be honest- atleast glennon wont beat us with his INTs and sloppy mechanics. Mariota has looked much better by comparison……..

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

People see what they are hoping to see. I suspect some were actually thrilled and glowing with pride after each interception. Me, I also see the 20 yard darts, I see a QB with no fear, a passer willing to take shots down field instead of the safe statistic padding dink, a rookie whose mentality is that of a winner, a player who faces the music for his mistakes and praises others for his successes, a player who tries to lift the spirits of his teammates. None of us know how Winston’s career will evolve. But as long as he… Read more »

pinkstob
pinkstob
Reply to  scubog
5 years ago

Scubog what I’m hoping to see are points. Or more specifically point differential…in our favor.

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  scubog
5 years ago

Yes your right Winston does play that way same as Leftwich

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  scubog
5 years ago

Your stats are impressive, but those QBs were not good and went to the playoffs because they were on teams on the ascend. What talent does Winston have around him. Michael Clayton, I mean Evens?

wnb0395
wnb0395
Reply to  76Buc
5 years ago

Those Qbs were not good? No talent around him. Winston has 2 1,000 yd receivers to throw to. Luck broke multuple rookie records with no talent around him at all. He had a old hurt Reggie Wayne and thats it. Vick Ballard as his RB is a joke. No TE and a Oline worse then ours. As for the rest of thos QBs that didnt play good, all played better then Winston is playing right now with the exception of Manning. And the fact that you compare Clayton to Evans is a joke. Evans has more talent in his pinky… Read more »

cheveliar
cheveliar
5 years ago

How much more are you guys gonna beat up on a rookie starting for a team with a horrible oline and receivers not running routes properly? Sure the kid has played like a rookie. The comparisons to Mariota are just dumb. Two kids being asked to do two different things. You guys can say what you want and bash the kid each week if you want. Quite frankly I’m wondering what yall thought you were going to see from a rookie? My thing is, I hope he’s learning under fire.

surferdudes
surferdudes
5 years ago

My wife of all people made a good point yesterday. We had the #1 pick in the draft for a reason. We suck. Simple as that. Winston will improve, but not until the team, and coaching around him do. No rookie Q.B. is going to go to the worst team in the league, and instantly make them a winner.

Buctebow
Buctebow
Reply to  surferdudes
5 years ago

Suferdudes, hang on to your wife, she is smart!

macabee
macabee
5 years ago

The last thing I’m going to do is blame our newly minted QB for the perils of an already established losing legacy that is little fault of his own. He’s got to play better by playing and learning from his mistakes. He’s been given a monumental bricks-with-no-straw task that is unheralded in NFL history – as a rookie with known needs-to-improve problems coming in – save this franchise, win a home game, win our division and do it with an unproven rookies at key positions in the offensive line and as a 21 year don’t be psychologically affected by the… Read more »

stlbucsfan
stlbucsfan
5 years ago

Peyton Manning had 11 INTs through his first 4 games. This clearly was not one of his best games but this is the roller coaster any fair minded fan had to plan for. Not to mention who knows how not having a reliable kicker plays into his mind during games. Its different when you can get us into range and actually rely on the kicker to put points on the board. He has to force the ball in some spots bc we have nobody capable of making FGs consistently from any distance. Fans not being sold on Jameis should motivate… Read more »

jongruden
jongruden
5 years ago

I have read all the comments and the Winston Supporters Say “He’s a rookie, throw out two int’s and his day would have been great, Mariotta had 4 turnovers too last few games etc” Non Winston supporters say ” Winston sucks, long wind up, bad feet, sails ball around, should have taken Mariotta etc” the bias will never change in here and people can’t be objective based on their personal bias one way or the other. So instead of giving my opinion and being classified as a “supporter” or a “hater” I will pass

macabee
macabee
Reply to  jongruden
5 years ago

Not a bad strategy Jon. It’s been said that discretion is the better part of valor. Somehow though, like me, I expect to hear from you again on this subject. As a matter of fact I’m looking forward to it. lol. Nothing at all wrong with respectfully adding to the discourse regardless of your opinion. It’s the American way!

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  macabee
5 years ago

Well since you are looking forward to my view than I shall give it to you. Winston has bad feet at times in the pocket throws off his back foot under pressure tries to force the ball, perfect example is when he was going down for a sack against Jared Allen and he tried to make a play which was a very risky throw and he just needs to take the sack then throw the ball wildly around. Now that being said he is a rookie and he will learn on the job “hopefully” and correct some of these bad… Read more »

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  jongruden
5 years ago

Wow. I could not agree more with your comments.

georgehicks
georgehicks
5 years ago

Maybe Tampa trying too much at times. Maybe more simple short passes with running attack inbetween short passes.Go Bucs!

NashvilleBuc
NashvilleBuc
5 years ago

First post so my apologies if I am repeating someone else’s observation. Living in Nashville, I have seen Ken Wisenhunt running an offense specifically designed for Mariota that generally places him in good situations – first read, short passes. A lot of TE passes. Throwing on different downs (not always the obvious 3rd and 8 call). Read last week that Mariota has only attempted more than 3-4 passes over 18 yards. On the other hand, it doesn’t appear that DK has stuck with the offense he ran in Atlanta, with an experienced Matt Ryan. Am I off base?

NashvilleBuc
NashvilleBuc
Reply to  NashvilleBuc
5 years ago

Meant to say, it appears that DK has stuck with the same offense.

chuckbville
chuckbville
5 years ago

May be each player should be evaluated on how much trade value they have. After the coaching staff, the house should be cleaned.

plopes808
plopes808
5 years ago

Without a doubt, horrible game for Winston. His stats show his INT total as 7. 4 of those came yesterday which means he’s thrown an average of 1/game through 3 weeks. Not bad really for a rookie with a questionable line. That said, the line has shown improvement and so has he. Off days come with the rookie territory. Most important is that he bounces back next week in a very winnable game. I remember people praising the “trial by fire” approach we were taking with Winston coming into the season, yet when the fire starts they’re ready to throw… Read more »

gatrbuc17
gatrbuc17
5 years ago

Mike Glennon threw 10 TDs to 1 INT on a MUCH WORSE TEAM!!!!!

ILoveMeSomeFire
ILoveMeSomeFire
5 years ago

Anybody who is ready to write off Winston after 4 games is just simply an idiot… This is not the season that he learns how to be perfect and we win a Super Bowl… This is a learning season for him and I can guarantee that he is learning from every mistake he makes… The question is going to be what he does with that knowledge… Winston is a smart kid who is capable of being the best QB in football… He is such a leader and such a winner that right now he is trying too hard to make… Read more »

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