Here we are in the second quarter with Jameis Winston lined up in the shotgun. Mike Evans is lined up wide to the right, with Aqib Talib lined up opposite him. Evans is going to make move to the inside, finding what he thinks is a soft spot behind the cornerback and in front of the safety.
As we move ahead, Winston has been given a nice pocket. He has plenty of room to step up and make the throw. Unfortunately, he either doesn’t notice Talib undercutting the play, or he thinks he can throw a fastball that will make it to his main squeeze, Mike Evans.
I wrote “Come back Mike” because he needs to sense the presence of Talib and drive on the spot, rather than way for the football to come to him. Let’s see how it unfolds.
The pass is coming, but it is underthrown and behind Evans. It’s a catchable ball for Talib, and Evans is late coming back to make a difference.
Talib makes his second pick of the afternoon, and it turns into a really rough day for Winston and company.
Every quarterback throws interceptions. Ask New York Jets’ fans that question if you don’t believe me. But the troubling part is the inaccuracy. This is what needs to get better, and quickly. Winston needs to make the next step, and accuracy will be the biggest key.
Tune in next week for the “Eye in the Sky”. Hopefully he will have happier plays to break down.