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Winston’s interceptions are not a reason for concern

There is a lot of back and forth in the Buccaneers blame game. Many point the finger to head coach Lovie Smith (rightfully so), the defense, offense, etc. Even rookie quarterback Jameis Winston has taken heat from the fan base for his interceptions. 

Speaking of those interceptions, you’ve heard folks comparing them to Peyton Manning’s rookie year, even Andrew Luck in defense of Winston. So Cian Fahey at Football Outsiders brought up his concerns regarding the rookie signal caller’s interceptions:

When Manning threw 28 interceptions as a rookie, he averaged an interception every 20.5 pass attempts. He had averaged an interception every 41.9 attempts in college. Through four games this season, Winston is averaging an interception every 19 pass attempts, a similar rate to Manning during his rookie season. However, Winston can’t fall back on his college play to point to his ability to take care of the football.

Fahey — who has always been critical of Winston — brings up a good point. Winston’s interceptions could be a cause for concern. But the thing about his interceptions in their rookie season through four games are actually less than that of Manning’s, making his assessment and projection a bit premature.

So since we are comparing this statistic, it seems Winston projects better than Manning since the future Hall of Famer had 11 through his first four games.

Winston will continue to have his ups and downs. Perfecting his craft at the pro level will come with time. No reason to be down on the kid at the moment. Especially like the above quoted take that has misguided its readers.

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12 Comments on Winston’s interceptions are not a reason for concern

Ranzington said : Guest Report 10 months ago

becksnyc78 mercernole GilArciaTBC he’s all about climbing the latter of success

becksnyc78 said : Guest Report 10 months ago

mercernole GilArciaTBC like he's personally offended MM isn't our QB or Jameis isn't playing like Rodgers. Smh.

mercernole said : Guest Report 10 months ago

becksnyc78 GilArciaTBC Dan seems pretty bitter. Maybe he should work on his spelling before so harshly criticizing poor performances

becksnyc78 said : Guest Report 10 months ago

GilArciaTBC it's so lame. We've already matched last seasons win total & should be 3-2. Jameis is playing like a rookie, but progressing.

Bucsfan8251 said : Guest Report 10 months ago

BigBoyJameis GilArciaTBC TB424 I just laugh at some of these so called fans, they hope JW sucks so they can go gloat about it on the MB"s

Bucsfan8251 said : Guest Report 10 months ago

BigBoyJameis GilArciaTBC TB424 you most likely shouldn't call yourself a fan if you hope ur qb sucks because you don't like him smh

BigBoyJameis said : Guest Report 10 months ago

TB424 GilArciaTBC I'm a gators and Bucs fan and I love Jameis lol

TB424 said : Guest Report 10 months ago

GilArciaTBC I'm willing to bet the house that Dan is not a Bucs fan. Just a bitter Gator who hates Jameis

johncusimano said : Guest Report 10 months ago

GilArciaTBC best part is this is after a game with ZERO turn overs from jameis.

johncusimano said : Guest Report 10 months ago

GilArciaTBC Dan is a dumbass.

PewterBleedin said : Guest Report 10 months ago

Dan Forrest Dan The article wasn't talking about it being OK. Was just saying how it's too early to assume anything. Whether a bust or not. Also, the sourced story did the comparison, not this one. You sound like you just really wanted Mariota instead. It's fans like you who make our fan base horrible. Get behind JW and support him! He's our QB!

Dan Forrest said : Guest Report 10 months ago

Dumbest article ever,  Lets throw 6 interceptions per game, if it's not a problem.  It's this kind of thinking that keeps the Bucs at the bottom of the league. You need to stop compairing him to P Manning, and Andrew Luck, because he's not them, nor will he ever be. He needs to climb the latter to success without filling his head with BS like this. If he is to develope, he needs to be accountable for his play. Just like everyone else, otherwise you are co-sighning a bunch of poor play is OK attitude. You won't get to the playoffs with half ass play. SO STOP TELLING HIM IT'S OK

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