Sunday, August 30, 2015

Quick Musing on Tampa's Disastrous Third Preseason Game - Still Excited for Winston at FanDuel Week One?

I still may insert a QB Jameis Winston ($6,900)/WR Vincent Jackson ($7,200) stack in some of my lineups at FanDuel during Week 1 of the regular season, but the performance by Tampa's first-team offense on Saturday was less than inspiring. 

"You'd like to maintain a certain level each week, but normally it doesn't happen like that," coach Lovie Smith said after the 31-7 loss to Cleveland on Saturday. "That's why you can't get too high after last Monday night's game, and you can't get too low. We're somewhere in the middle; that's where we are right now. To become a good football team, you have to know you're going to have days like this. It's not all bad to have this bad feeling in our stomach right now." Jameis Winston struggled against the Browns' first team, going 6 of 15 for 90 yards passing, zero TDs, and one interception, while taking four sacks for -36 yards on the day. "I've got to get the ball out faster. They brought a lot of pressure. I've got another thing to learn from, from a blitz-protection standpoint. I've got to see things and get us in the right protection call."

On the flip side of the coin, the Tennessee secondary was as predictably awful without left cornerback Jason McCourty. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith looked like Brett Favre in his prime against Tennessee, posting an easy 16 completions on 18 attempts for 171 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, with no sacks taken during his time on the field against the Titans. He hit wide receiver Jeremy Maclin for a 29-yard score and hit tight end Travis Kelce for an eight-yard touchdown. The Tennessee defense is in disarray entering the first regular season game, making that contest a bounce-back opportunity for Winston and Jackson.

You can be sure I'll follow practice reports regarding Winston and Jackson closely in the run-up to Week 1 of the regular season!

REAL NFL Football is almost HERE!

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