After a four-game winning streak, we’re back to talking about Bad Jameis. You know, the one who makes all those mistakes and costs his team the game. To be honest, he never really disappeared; there was just enough Good Jameis to offset Bad Jameis.
Against the Texans on Saturday, Winston threw interceptions on the first two possessions. The first turned into a pick-six. The second one would’ve netted the same result if not for a penalty against Houston on the return. He would throw two more picks in the game, and Peyton Barber contributed the fifth Tampa Bay turnover with a fumble that led to a Texans’ touchdown. Winston also missed a couple of open receivers in the end zone on deep balls.
When you turn it over five times, you’re not going to win. I’m still amazed when I saw them commit four turnovers against the Colts, yet still got the victory.
Don’t blame the defense for this one. This unit played pretty darn well. The offense – and special teams (Matt Gay had a field goal blocked) – handed the game to the Texans. It was Bucs beating Bucs, again.
After the Bucs rattled off four wins in a row, I figured Jameis was sure to come back next season. But then you see him have a game like this. If you’re keeping track, he’s now up to 28 interceptions. That is insane. Even with one game remaining, I still don’t know for sure what the future holds for him in Tampa.
One more to go against Atlanta.
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