Bruce Arians has another zinger for Jameis Winston

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The Buccaneers may end up keeping quarterback Jameis Winston after his amazing 30-30 season.

But they’re at least going to make him sweat.

Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Bucs coach Bruce Arians sent another volley in the direction of the only quarterback in league history to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a single season.

He was asked if the team could win with another quarterback, and Arians replied: “With another quarterback? Oh yeah. If we can win with this one, we can definitely win with another one, too.’’

That’s the second pointed reference, including the first batch yesterday, moments after Winston’s overtime pick-six cost led to a loss to the Falcons.

He said yesterday Winston’s season included “so much good, and so much outright terrible,” which is a frank and accurate assessment.

Winston has vowed to fix his mistakes, and other than all the interceptions he was great this year, with 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns. But 30 picks is hard to gloss over, and the Bucs have a difficult decision to make on the pending free agent, and some entertaining public posturing.


38 responses to “Bruce Arians has another zinger for Jameis Winston

  1. I know a lot of people find Arians’ candor refreshing, but really, other than enhancing his own reputation for one liners — which could lead to a broadcast deal later on — what good comes of that sort of smart-assery do in the long term? Winston may be a knucklehead, but it’s pretty clear that he worked hard and did everything he could to absorb Arians’ coaching. Arians asks a lot of his QBs and really puts them at risk. Winston doesn’t deserve this.

  2. I was watching red zone and they showed Winston throwing a pick. Couple minutes later, he is shown throwing a bomb to Perriman for a TD. They have a tough decision to make this offseason.

  3. Jameis may have been the most exciting QB not named Lamar Jackson. Any dropback could be a 75 yard bomb, a pick-6, a 30 yard run, or a ghastly fumble. Edge of your seat TV.

  4. How about some analysis of your own coaching there, Bruce? He’s always anxious to throw his players under the bus, but never has anything to say about his own performance.

  5. BA knows that this kid has hit his ceiling and it is not good enough, 5 years of games tells it all…move on asap.

  6. An interesting question, i think, is how many QB’s could throw for 5000 yds if they just went about slinging the ball all over the place without a concern about also throwing 30 int’s.

  7. If they want him put a stipulation in his contract based on passing completion rate, wins, but deducts for interceptions. Don’t know if his agent would agree but at least it holds him literally accountable. Not all interceptions are his fault, like those bouncing off a receiver’s hands, wrong route run etc., but they could work it out.

  8. No one turns around a 30 interception season to what it takes to win a championship. That said, Arian’s publicly ridiculing a QB he chose to play in 16 games is ignorant.

  9. 5,100 yards has only been surpassed 8 times by 5 players (Manning, Brees, Brady, and Roethlisberger being the others). If he could merely improve his turnover numbers to below average instead outright terrible he’d be an All-Pro candidate.

  10. 30 INT and 30 TD is an insane number. Dude can make an amazing play and look like a complete duck right after (and vice versa.) Jameis may make the word bipolar a football term.

  11. Arians has had Winston’s back all year…NOW he sees the problem? Tampa Bay needs a new quarterback. That’s all there is to it. If that was my hometown team,I would boycott until they brought in a guy who is stable and consistent,in football and in life.

  12. I can’t believe, after 5 years of this, people here are still trying to paint Winston as a salvageable QB. He isn’t. He is what he has always been: a non NFL quality QB.

    Turnovers are team killers. It doesn’t matter how many yards you throw for or that you can run if you turn the ball over consistently. Winston is a team killer, they have no chance at success with him at QB.

  13. Bro as ridiculous as his interceptions are its kinda amazing how he’s thrown for over 5000 yards and 33 touchdowns. I really don’t know what to think of him.

  14. B.A. knows he has a gunslinger on his hands. When Jameis play is a reflection of his lifestyle. He must change off the field in order to be better on it.

  15. Arians is a solid coach but continuing to throw players under the bus publicly is going to backfire on him. He’ll lose respect and trust in the locker room.

    Praise in public, criticize in private.

  16. Tampa has the best WR group in the NFL. They have two good TEs. Winston has targets all over the field and a coach who knows how to call plays.

    But he turned the ball over 35 times. That’s why they are 7-9, 6 games back in their division and the defense fell apart.

  17. With legit Qbs entering free agency and strong prospects coming out of college, I would let him walk with absolute NO regret and NO remorse…he had 5 years to improve and yet still plays like a rookie…
    If you don’t move on, you are just wasting time and talent of other players putting the near future in jeopardy… He is a bad investment.. waste of money!

  18. Winston is GREAT- Bucs please keep him- youd be crazy to let him go!

    Love, the rest of the NFC South

  19. mokero99 says:
    December 30, 2019 at 4:04 pm
    Bro as ridiculous as his interceptions are its kinda amazing how he’s thrown for over 5000 yards and 33 touchdowns. I really don’t know what to think of him.

    I read that he threw for 40 touchdowns this year…the only problem is that 7 of them went the other way…

  20. Jameis Winston and Philip Rivers are quite possibly the two most polarizing figures in the NFL. They both throw beautiful TD passes and, also, the most abominable interceptions you can imagine. People call them “gunslingers,” but that’s just irresponsible quarterbacking to me. They both need new teams to break out of their funks.

  21. andreboy1 says:
    December 30, 2019 at 2:34 pm
    “I’m the best”- actual quote from Jameis after throwing pick 30 and costing his team the game.

    He’s the best at being mediocre.

  22. In short. Winston stinks and the coach that believes so strongly in diversity, will continue to be mediocre. Having that NFL QB bust, Leftwich, is a stupid move. Get rid of him or reassign him to the locker room attendant position.

  23. Insanity: Repeating the same actions and somehow expecting different results the next time. Dude’s had like seven years counting FSU to “fix his mistakes.” It ain’t happening. Sign him, and doom yourself to entertaining mediocrity until you finally DO give up on him. For the Bucs, that probably IS good enough. Not like this group shows any signs of actually wanting to compete at the top when they settle… for this.

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