The Rapid Development of Buccaneers’ QB Jameis Winston
We begin with Winston in the shotgun. Seferian-Jenkins is in the slot to the right. This play is designed to give ASJ a chance deep, as the other receivers run “clear-out” patterns. In other words, they run out routes towards the sidelines, giving Austin the room to go deep. Austin runs basically a deep post, and finds a hole up the seam of the zone.
Here, ASJ has found a seam down the left hash marks. The defender to the left is playing catch up, and the deep safety is prepared to come over and provide help.
Winston has released the ball. Austin has the cornerback on his tail, and the safety is approaching rapidly. The throw has to be in the small circle, just ahead of the tight end. The window is there, but it is not big.
Take a look at where Jameis places this one. The cornerback is there in decent coverage, but the throw is perfect. It’s high enough that only Winston’s guy can get to it. Austin makes an athletic play, and it’s touchdown Bucs!
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