Former Redskins’ GM and current commentator for NFL Network Charley Casserly was in Tampa over the last two days covering the Buccaneers, and took a couple minutes to speak to PewterReport.com about QB Jameis Winston.
Last preseason Casserly spoke to PewterReport.com and said he wasn’t too concerned about the interceptions Winston was throwing during the 2015 training camp. This year, PewterReport.com asked Casserly his thoughts on Winston’s first season in the NFL.
“I saw the guy make special and big time throws (his rookie season),” Casserly said. “In other words, the things you can’t coach. Then you are excited about that. Then I saw inconsistency. Whether it forcing balls when he shouldn’t have forced it, some fundamentals with his footwork. Overall positive.”
“The key to me this year is two things. First, lets see a consistent improvement. I mean I saw Peyton Manning improve in his 10th year. So how does he improve? His decisions need to be quicker, more accurate, he doesn’t force as many balls and overall the completion percentage goes up. His decisions come quicker. The one thing to watch is in his college he had the big year, and then regressed. He didn’t handle success well. Now has he had the same level of success? No. But how does he handle Year 1 to Year 2? There is a maturity factor or is it a factor that parallels what he did in college where he regressed? So that to me is one of the things to watch. But you should have a big jump from Year 1 to Year 2.”
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com
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Well Charlie Casserly has his opion. But with a New Head coach, a new def Coach in Smith. He will strived evn quicker then more of the So Call Experts think. I believe 8&8 is a start or better.Go Bucs
This is the guy who drafted David Carr, his QB observations are definitely suspect
What a fool. Winston didnt regress in year two in college. His team changed
he basically said nothing. “he could, but will he? he should, but will he? we will see.”
Charley needs to give it up and stop dying his hair to look younger.
Casserly is a good evaluator. All GM’s make mistakes. Don’t know about the regression in year two though. Like Golden said, He was dealing with a different set of receivers and hard to improve on a National Championship.
I look for a big improvement in Winston this year. Not only because of what Jameis will do, but also because I believe that we will see an improvement in Mike Evans. I think 8-8 is very attainable to say the least, but I think the highlight of the regular season will be beating the Superbowl Champs, the Denver Broncos at home this year.
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