Jameis Winston is “maybe ahead” of where Bruce Arians wanted him to be

AP

The question of whether the Buccaneers will thrive in 2019 depends largely on whether new coach Bruce Arians can get the most out of quarterback Jameis Winston. So far, Arians like what he’s seen.

Asked by reporters on Sunday whether Winston is where Arians wanted him to be at this point in camp, Arians said, “Maybe ahead.”

So what stands out?

“Consistency — it’s just solid,” Arians said. “He is seeing the kitchen sink on defense. Some guys let him down on that last interception. That was where the ball needed to go, it was just a bad route.”

Arians added that the consistency dates back to the offseaon program.

“He’s gradually getting a better understanding of when to get the ball out of his hand,” Arians said. “We’ve got to do a better job of protecting him in some of these drills, so he can read it out.”

Arians has said that the main thing Winston needs to do is stop throwing the ball to the other team. With the guidance of one of the league’s top quarterback whisperers, Winston may be getting ready to do just that.

6 responses to “Jameis Winston is “maybe ahead” of where Bruce Arians wanted him to be

  1. Please Bruce, just shut your mouth. Training camp is to look at your roster, define your playbook, and then mix the too. Stop using the free microphone from camp reporters to embarrass yourself.

  2. Translation: “Maybe” he’ll only have one or two hugely embarrassing memes come out this year, and “maybe” he’ll only be suspended one or two games for some idiotic off-field adventure

  3. I hope JW understands that if doesn’t prove he’s “ the guy” instead of “a guy”, he will NEVER make starter money again.
    He will be tossed to the same scrap heap as his teammate, Blaine Gabbert.

    I think the Bucs have goofed by not bringing in a serious QB challenge in five years. JW probably hasn’t had a legitimate QB completion since middle school.
    Time will tell!

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