It Is About Winning

June 13th, 2018

Simple goal.

If you have listened to the appearance of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, on Tuesday’s edition of the “Ira Kaufman Podcast,” the one thing that stuck out throughout is he always went back to how badly he needs to find a way to get the team wins.

That theme continued when Jameis met with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club at Bucs minicamp yesterday. Nearly every question, Jameis steered the answer to winning games.

When asked about what he learned from going 5-11 last year, Jameis said, “Just win more. When we lose, come together so we can win more.”

On expectations, Jameis said, “It’s not really about the outside sources. It’s about us collectively, as a team, getting together and backing each other and going out there and executing and winning ball games.”

When Jameis was asked what area of his game he needs to work on, he confessed throwing deep but added, “Just on putting us in a better position to win. I think that’s the most important thing. We have to win, we have to win some games.”

So it is pretty clear to Joe, Jameis has a singular goal for this season: Find a way to eat W’s.

13 Responses to “It Is About Winning”

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    “Just win, baby!”
    Winning cures ALL.

  2. BucEmUp Says:

    It’s the flipping DEFENSE!!!!!

  3. SCBucsFan Says:

    Only stat that matters, W’s and L’s

  4. webster Says:

    I like how he says “we” have to win more. Notice he did not say “I” have to win more. Jameis realize its a team game but the butt hurt mariota lovers can not seem to comprehend that.

    Dear jameis………

  5. ben Says:

    Winston has more weapons then most of the nfl . If the offense still doesn’t score top 10 in points this year then BIG changes need to be made which could include the qb.

  6. tickrdr Says:

    Scoring more points will potentially win more games.
    JW3-led Bucs offense scored ONLY 18.96 ppg.
    POINTS and not YARDS is what matters.


  7. ndog Says:

    See what some of you people don’t realize is if you are one dimensional then scoring points is not that easy. Think about it the greatest coach of all time Bill B. tries to take away what a team does best and make them one dimensional. Well last year when you played the Bucs they were one dimensional when they got off the bus which makes it hard to move the ball and score points. It really isn’t that hard to figure out. I mean look at every high powered offense now and in history that was successful winning games 99.9% of them had good to great running games. In the redzone if teams know run you are in trouble.

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    If Jameis is the player I think he is, he realizes that when he says “we”, he understands that he needs to work on his game as well. After all, he IS part of the TEAM.
    5-11 is a TEAM fail! Top to bottom, coaches to players, everyone needs to step up.

    ndog- Some of your argument I attribute to coaching and play-calling. Koetter did not adjust and put JW and the offense in unwinnable situations. Coach Belichick makes in-game adjustments when teams key on certain things. That Super Bowl win versus the Falcons was classic Belichick. We simply cannot expect Jameis to do it all on his own. Adding weapons helps, but on its own is not enough. Play-calling and coaching have to improve if the offense AND Jameis are to improve.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    When Jameis was asked what area of his game he needs to work on, he confessed throwing deep but added, “Just on putting us in a better position to win.

    well Winston I agree and disagree… have to get better with your deep ball no doubt…..but your coaches need to put the team in better position to win…..being less predictable and more creative would help…..playing to players strength….


  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Too bad he couldn’t kick the FGs vs the Pats.
    Too bad he couldn’t play defense vs the Bills / Packers / Panthers / Lions.

    He can only do so much in terms of end of game situations to win.

    The bigger key is scoring more points in general and scoring faster. Improvement in run game should = improvement in red zone efficiency big time; and I just pray Koetter is trying to design higher success low % of failure type red zone plays. More quick outs / rubs / roll outs / etc where there is a bigger opportunity for a wide open guy and easy “pitch and catch”. No deep drops anymore there please.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Winston need only continue what he has been doing:

    – Putting in the hours and the effort and the attention to details and to improving weaknesses…. – check

    – Believing in himself and his team mates. Always trying to positively encourage every “family” member every day to be the best they can be…. – check

    – fire within that burns white hot wanting to WIN soooo badly – that it is truly contagious… – check

    – checks every box on the capability list that all NFL teams look for in a franchise QB… check

    Great things are on the horizon for young Jameis and the Buccaneer franchise.
    This young man is gonna grind and grind as long as it takes to get himself and his team a Lombardi Trophy. He’s got at least another 12 maybe 15 years in this league to accomplish that and I say the odds are very high that at some point he will. Perhaps more than once…

  12. gilhealy Says:

    Pickgrin, yep.

  13. buddy Says:

    Are you surprised JOE???? Its not about the most first downs? Wasn’t that one of your epic, ridiculous posts last fall.