Comfort Food For Jameis

May 16th, 2018

Interesting take on America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, from a QB who knows a thing or two about feeling extreme pressure on a losing team.

First, it’s safe to say confidently that Jameis puts too much pressure on himself and that leads to mistakes, sometimes big ones. That’s partly Jameis’ makeup, but it’s also a byproduct of being ordered to hand the ball off about 250 times to the worst running back in the NFL over the past two seasons.

That would make Joe anxious and stressed, too. Shame on the Bucs for doing that to Jameis.

Shame. Shame. Shame.

But that’s old news. That running back moved to Oakland and now the Bucs have Peyton Barber and explosive rookie (hopefully) Ronald Jones to carry the rock.

Former No. 1 overall pick quarterback David Carr, now an NFL Network analyst, talked about how Jameis feels the pressure more than most and believes the pick of Jones not only will help Jameis because Jones can run, but he said it will get in Jameis head so he won’t “feel like he has to try and do everything.”

It was an interesting nuance by Carr, a guy who understands that personally.

Carr was blessed with stud running back Domanick Davis in Carr’s second, third and fourth season. Davis went down with a huge knee injury in that fourth season and Carr’s career stalled.

Joe’s willing to buy in to this. Perhaps some of Jameis’ mental challenges were born from his distrust of the run game, in addition to its ineffectiveness.

36 Responses to “Comfort Food For Jameis”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Imagine how Jameis would “feelz” if He was handing the ball off to Dalvin Cook. Ijs. Completely confident if you ask me. But as you say “old news”

  2. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    The bucs need to fix the right side of the OL immediately which would help out Jameis as well, not sure how the bucs are planning on going into the season with 2 injured options on the right side

  3. DB55 Says:


    You been on fire 🔥 all week.

  4. 813bucboi Says:


    I agree….

    dline got much better…I was think the oline would take that same step forward…..unless cappa and Webster look like they can provide an impact….im not sold on benenoch…..I haven’t been impressed with him at G or T…..

    pamphile is looking real good right now…..damn you jon robinson!!!!!!


  5. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    DB55 right back atcha…..I want to be positive and I love the bucs, but these past 8-10 years or more, they are trying to lose………I want Jameis to be the leader and throw 40 TDs but he is going to get clobbered this year if they dont help him out up front on the entire right side ASAP……..GO BUCS…..

  6. M0J0 Says:

    Jamies is at his best as a play action QB, so yes, absolutely, if we can’t sell the run it puts him squarely behind the 8 ball more often than not. With an effective run game, and with him taking what the defense gives him, the sky is the limit.

  7. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Can’t hand off to someone on IR.

  8. tnew Says:

    Bucs are running left this season.

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Carr also set the record (or his OL did) for sacks in a season. And tnew is correct, I see alot of runs to the left this year.

  10. passthebuc Says:

    It’s possible that he will not eat his fingers again.

  11. mike10 Says:

    I don’t disagree that a good running game can help a QB, but so too can a good offensive line and weapons at WR; the later of which we have.

    No QB has a perfect system with all 3 of those factors, few have 2 of the 3.

    But a QB shouldn’t have to rely on the system to succeed at this level and I think it’s wrong to wait on those 3 stars to align to make a proper evaluation of Jameis and expect him to succeed under.

    Jameis (after 3 years in the NFL) is what he is: a good QB, with intangibles that could make him great. Unless he can cut down on “those 3 errors a game”, that Joe wrote about yesterday, and become more consistent.. that’s all he’ll be: another QB with unrealized potential.

    Unless the coaches can properly develop Jameis, the long streak of Bucs QBs not reaching their second contract will continue.

  12. Duke Says:

    The top 25 under 25 is out.

    JW isn’t on it.

    Does anyone believe JW will be on the Top 100 players in the NFL list?

  13. Duke Says:

    %43 of NFL games can be predicted by the turn over margin.

    JW avg is +1/game. It’s not difficult to extrapolate from here………………..

  14. Trench War Says:

    Well, he’s gotta clear his head this season because things will change drastically next season if we have another losing record. Franchise QB’s have to rise above some weaknesses and carry the team to victory. Winston has had a plethora of weapons to use, more than any QB before him for at least the last 12 years. Franchise QB’s usually have their best performances during pressure situations. Jameis is in his 4th season and has been blessed to be in the same system so he should know his playbook inside and out. Time to shake the funk, and get his head straight, because with all the weapons at his disposal. We’re running out of excuses for him.

  15. gilhealy Says:

    @Duke..yep. No doubt. If it’s truly the players voting, yes. Who cares what the CBS hack whose hated JW from the jump thinks. He’s got Goff as the only QB. He likes blondes.

  16. Bob in Valrico Says:

    If this team is going to be a contender,Jameis needs to have faster starts in the first half of games to get an early lead .
    He also needs to lead the team to at least 5 wins in the first half of the season.
    granted the injury slowed him down last year, and he looked better at the end of the year. but two or three wins out of 8 is not good enough. Jameis is not solely responsible for all the losses to be sure, but he needs to set the tone and limit his mistakes.

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    “Perhaps some of Jameis’ mental challenges were born from his distrust of the Offensive Line, in addition to its ineffectiveness.”

    There – I fixed that sentence for you Joe…

  18. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Drew Brees needed a running game and defense to get over .500. And he’s a consensus first ballot hall of famer. Our qb needs help. Our team needs as many playmakers as possible on both sides of the ball

  19. BushidoEvans Says:

    The right side of that O- Line is giving me nightmares I’m more worried about it than our secondary. Like it has a chance to single handedly derail any progress in my opinion.

  20. NJBucsFan Says:

    What stalled Carr’s career is he had 5 Donovan Smith’s blocking for him

  21. rrsrq Says:

    The right side may be the weak side, how do you compensate, you have a new center who can block and athletic enough to pull, we noticed last year that PB25 would make people miss in the backfield with the initial push and I’m pretty sure the new #22RoJo has that ability as well, besides he will probably need not much of a crease and if our TE’s and receivers block as they have, second level for RB’s and Jameis just has to keep cool

  22. Robert Says:

    OL, RB, WR, ,coach, playcalling, the cashier gave them to me, she consented but we trashed the film, what he said on top of the table …well everyone was saying it so it’s not big deal…….it’s never his fault

    what next, oh, it’s the solar systems fault or the rotation of the earth?

  23. DB55 Says:

    Pickgrin Says:
    May 16th, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    “Perhaps some of Jameis’ mental challenges were born from his distrust of the Offensive Line, in addition to its ineffectiveness.”

    There – I fixed that sentence for you Joe…
    Lmao, okay!!!

    Joe luvs this oline. Statistically it looks a lot better than irl. Jameis takes a lot of chance to avoid sacks. If he didn’t we’d have the #32 offense and defense, fo sho!

  24. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Adam Humphries was our leading YAC guy. With the Muscle Turtle we may have been the least explosive team in football!!!

    ROJO changes that. Hopefully we learn how to properly utilize DJAX and there is more explosion…even if it’s a short slant that DJAX turns into a big gain.

    There are soooo many weapons….OJ working on LB’s and safeties…if #3 just relaxes and takes what is available he’ll be fine.

  25. Issic haggins Says:

    Not really that big a take its common sense that the GM and coaching staff gamble on and put him there !!! Again Again and Again , so who would be better for Winston , Chuck Sims or CJ Anderson , well if you say Sims your f ing pitch mind !!! Anderson can block better , run between the tackles better has a better avg and the most important thing cangwt a 3 rd and one . A Back that can get third and ones is a QBs and a def best friend and will on his own increase the time of possession, reduce stupid head coaching decisions , reduce turnovers and make the Qb a much more complete game manager !!! I can clearly beyond a shadow of a doubt that Koetter and Licht don’t understand these little things and put far to much pressure on their QB and Defense by not being sound in basic football !!! And for f cks sake they don’t even have a qb that can sneak it and they miss several give me first downs a game and it is just ridiculous. Hell they won’t even sneak half a yard with nobody over center !!! Parts of this equation literally are comical from professional coaches !!!

  26. Issic haggins Says:

    Lost your mind …….. can’t get a third and one …… dam phone

  27. Ateonetree Says:

    Joe….I’m sure watching his baby soft defense gettinf manhandled every week contributed to his risky play as well.

  28. Issic haggins Says:

    How about telling M Evans every time he falls down or slides , he runs gassers!!!

    He would never practice , is he really good , yes , have they made him better , not really sure ??? Will they let a 6 ‘ 5 free agent keep falling down and sliding unnecessarily, NO ……. This staff has a long way to Go !!!

    Not Assertive leaders but hey they are liked 🤔

  29. Duke Says:


    I saw Goff and it discredits anything except, it pays to play in a big market.
    The reason I put that out there is really just to demonstrate that JW is not viewed by the rest of nation as He is locally. I think that too many people believe Tampa is higher profile and think their opinion reflects some universal opinion.

  30. Alpha Buc fan Says:

    Db55 how can you hand a ball off to dalvin cook wen he is hurt more than he plays torn acl in his rookie year an bad shoulder problems thru college. Dude has amazing skills but durability is a prob for him glad we didn’t draft him lol

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    Bob in Valrico is right. The slow starts kill Winston. They kill momentum and it puts all the pressure on the defense.

    There has to be a way for coaching to make an adjustment to improve the slow starts. Quite a few playcalls and game management was very questionable. We just simply need to see Winston get better there and Dirk was hired for the sole reason to get him there. Its time to see it proven on the field. GOO BUCS

  32. Duke Says:


    The Earth’ s rotation is underrated. Check PFF they have a metric for earth rotation and moon phases.

  33. unbelievable Says:

    pickgrin nailed it!

  34. ImtiredAnd87isright Says:

    How about his distrust in the defense. Shoot as a fan I felt if we won the coin toss that we should always select to have the ball first because if not we will fall behind in the first series. Our defense gave nobody confidence. The fact we revamped it alone is going to pay huge dividends in Jameis development and confidence. He can now feel comfortable with actually living another down because God knows last year we sure were doomed from the start of the coin toss. Go Bucs! Looking forward to the season.

  35. Duke Says:


    If you consider JW is playing almost identical to the time He was a nole, how is it possible for these Bucs team specific deficiencies to create the same issues over a long span?

  36. Walter Seidel Says:

    Right on Robert!! It’s never Jameis’ fault……smh