Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Keep Your Enemies Close – 5 Questions with The Pewter Plank

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Oct 4, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback

Jameis Winston

(3) drops the snap and loses the ball during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are are technically improved over the last two years by record, but the team and the fanbase has to be disappointed they aren’t 2-2 and in first place in the AFC South. The players and coaching staff need to turn the page after their brutal loss last Sunday and look towards what might be a must-win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Facing off against a turnover prone rookie quarterback and a horrific offensive line, the Jaguars should be able to march into Tampa Bay and beat the Bucs… unfortunately the same logic should have applied last week against the Matt Hasselbeck-led Indianapolis Colts.

We wanted to get some intel on our opponent so we reached out to David Rumsey over at The Pewter Plank. Here’s what he had to say:

1. As most expected, Jameis Winston has had some troubles with turnovers so far in his rookie season. How has he looked overall?

"Jameis Winston did throw four interceptions this past week against a great Carolina defense. However, he only threw one in the previous two games after his disastrous opener. Overall, he has shown some flashes of greatness, especially in the no-huddle offense. If he can get in a rhythm early, he should be able to do some damage Sunday."

My take:

I think Jameis isn’t as much of a trainwreck as his numbers indicated last week, and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he has a good game against Jacksonville. The Jaguars haven’t done much to bother opposing quarterbacks so far this season, allowing Ryan Tannehill, Tom Brady, and Matt Hasselbeck all to function with varying degrees of success over the last 3 weeks. This could be Jameis’ breakout game if the Jaguars don’t pressure him consistently.

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