The Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston has shown a troubling trend of inaccuracy as of late. Let’s look at the film.
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The Buccaneers entered the 2016 season with high hopes, and much of it was centered on the quarterback. Jameis Winston threw for over 4,000 yards last season. He entered the season with a year of experience under his belt. Vincent Jackson returned to the lineup, and he had another off-season of work with his main weapon, Mike Evans.
The sky was the limit.
The biggest hurdle for Winston is one a lot of young quarterbacks have to eclipse. We are talking about the hurdle known as “accuracy”. It separates the mediocre quarterbacks from the good ones, and the good ones from the great ones.
In 2015, Winston completed 58% of his passes, and threw for 22 touchdowns versus 15 interceptions. It was a good start, but fans were looking for him to take the next step. So far in 2016, he as thrown eight touchdowns and eight interceptions, and still only completed 58% of his passes.
Good Jameis has been good, but bad Jameis is troubling. That version is very inaccurate, and barely resembles the good version. Let’s go to the “Eye in the Sky”, who has a breakdown of both interceptions from the week four matchup with the Denver Broncos.
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