“Boring” Jameis Winston

August 10th, 2018

A Bucs icon weighs in

During last night’s victory against the Dolphins, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, took a checkdown throw very quickly to Jacquizz Rodgers on 3rd-and-10 and the field goal unit trotted onto the field.

Man, Joe couldn’t remember the last time Jameis did that.

It kind of spoke to the new Jameis seen (for now) this summer.

On the game broadcast, Bucs icon Ronde Barber called Jameis “boring” to characterize the way he’s handled himself in training camp. And after the game, another “boring” version of Jameis appeared at his postgame news conference seen here.

It seems like Jameis is taking the approach Dirk Koetter laid out for him: “lead from the rear.”

One form of that is to stay low key in his demeanor and to just focus on self-improvement, the latter Jameis explained during his visit to the Ira Kaufman Podcast.

With an 11-for-13 performance last night, without foolish turnovers or strange decisions, Jameis passed his first big football test of 2018.

It’s just one preseason game, but it’s encouraging. Joe still wonders which Jameis will emerge when he returns to the lineup and can lead from the front.

Barber also mentioned on the broadcast that he and Dirk Koetter talked about how Jameis working primarily with second- and third-teamers has forced him to realize he must lift the game of those around him to be great.

38 Responses to ““Boring” Jameis Winston”

  1. Trench War Says:

    great analyses ..maybe Winston has “woke”

  2. SteelStudBuc Says:

    I really liked his corner route throw to Cam Brate. Nice touch… perfect placement. I’m really liking this humble Jameis approach. Elevating the games of those around him is what’s he supposed to as a QB.
    DIDN’T like the 15 yard loss scramble tho. Get rid of it.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    “Joe still wonders which Jameis will emerge when he returns to the lineup and can lead from the front.”

    Buc1987 wonders which Joe wonders this. Just wondering…..

    Tough to come out from all this incoming fire that he created? is that what you mean?

    Are you serious?

    Oh brother…… Okay carry on JBF!


    Do your thing…..I’m not playing..

  4. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Jameis looked good tonight. Let’s hope he has finally arrived, for his sake and ours.

  5. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:


  6. Buc1987 Says:


    Barber also said….Tom Brady is “boring” and to which…the clown next to him replied Joe Montana was bring too.

    WTF? Drinking much…………..slur much??? Paid much???

  7. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Jameis played really well as far as I can tell. I wish the man nothing but success and must give credit where credit is due. Great decision making and accuracy. Lets hope he can continue. I dont expect him to but its nice to be optimistic!!

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Boring* as I slur-type at 1:35 in the am……87 signing off!

  9. firethecannons Says:

    Jameis took a sack–he tucked the ball–no crazy wtf pitching the ball out into the air. Just calmly went down. Good stuff!

  10. D-Rome Says:

    As odd as this sounds I was excited to see Jameis take a sack without doing something stupid. Equally as odd is that he looked the moat poised I’ve ever seen him look.

  11. Tampaspicer Says:

    I will take a boring Jameis as long as he doesn’t turn the ball over and the Bucs win. I’m glad he didn’t do anything foolish tonight with the ball.

  12. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Good for him. Good for the team. Good for the fans.

  13. Marc Says:

    Fitz looked better than Jameis last night. Jameis looked sharp the first few drives but then his ineptitude resurfaced…. he hold on to the ball WAAAAYYY too long and some of his throws weren’t even in the same area code as any Bucs player.

  14. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Anticapator QB…YAWN…..

  15. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Wow ,I can see how you should play from my house!

  16. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Fitz played with the first team only!

  17. Buc4life Says:

    Marc, what passes from Jameis are you talking about? Must have been watching another game. Jameis and Fitz played good games. Offensive line need some help. Hopefully when they get healthy it looks better.

  18. JimmyT Says:

    Hey dislocated Bucs fan?
    U don’t expect Jameis to play better? He’s only set NFL records For TD Passes and yards in his first 3 years I guess it makes sense that he won’t do well. Give me a break, he was not healthy last year, & this team had NO D & NO RUN GAME. Tom Brady would not have done well on this team last year. So his ROOKIE YEAR in a bad team they were 6-6 until Quan was suspended the last 4 games and in year two they went 9-7. So your take makes “Perfect Sense”!

  19. passthebuc Says:

    Would love to see Ryan Griffin play when it counts. Great arm, quick release with accuracy.

  20. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Marc since when has Jameis been inept? Guess you never played football. He holds on to the ball when no one is open trying to make a play. He had a solid outing but yet these females up here already looking for a reason to whine and complain. It’s ridiculous

  21. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Well Winston wasn’t playing from behind with no running game or playing with desperation, just one preseason game guys. Saw some great things and some good things and things they need to improve on. Some stupid penalties, Ryan Smith playing with a cushion and getting Burned, Spence had a sweet move but just couldn’t wrap up the quarterback.

  22. Buchead5588 Says:

    Jameis looked great An did you see him throw it away An just take the sack instead of forcing a bad throw our 1st An 2nd units were killing the phone an I love the way Ryan Griffin lead us back down the field to get us in FG position all in all I’m not worried bout our Kicker ok he missed a extra point first kick jitters An a 53 yes Fg that’s no gimmy so I am so pumped after watching this team perform last night GoBUCS

  23. Godeep66 Says:

    JW was his typical self. Holding onto the ball WAY too long, a fumble waiting to happen, which would of happened if the Dolphins first string DLine was in. Fitz looked SHARP!!!!

  24. Bobby M. Says:

    I dont make much of the preseason….Coaches are looking at new players to see where they stand on fundamentals and knowing the play book. Everything is vanilla….i would expect Winston to look efficient against 2nd team players.

  25. firethecannons Says:

    JW was 11 of 13 for 102 yards–inaccurate he was not and he did not fumble even while sacked, nice game all around

  26. Buccernutter Says:

    Some of Jameis’s passes weren’t even in the same area code as Gus receivers? Lmao what!?!?

    Dude was 11 for 13 over 100 yards.

    Some of you guys are so dumb.

  27. 813bucboi Says:

    offensively I was pleasantly surprised….still a little too pass happy imo, but the offense did a decent job….you can tell someone else was calling plays….lol…

    defense still needs some work….DB’s looked good but still playing 12yards off the ball which I don’t like….

    happy with our performance….lets keep building….


  28. Buccernutter Says:


  29. Dre-Day Says:

    Jameis did NOTHING WRONG last night. And still, clowns come on here and bash the guy. It goes to show that some of you sissies here just hate the dude and will always hate him. He can win the Super Bowl, with a perfect passer rating in the game, and you would still hate him. This city is inundated with cancerous “fans”.

  30. DanBucsFan Says:

    I think it’s happening right in front of our eye’s, yet the pessimist fans don’t want to see it. Jameis is growing up and maturing, on and off the field. He more than likely is finally going to live up to his potential as a perennial pro bowler and Lombardi trophy holder. But some would rather run him out of town due to growing pains. I for one, am very pleased with how my quarterback has handled things since this situation has come and how he has progressed thus far on the field. But, and a big BUT, LET’S NOT PUT THE CARRIAGE IN FRONT OF THE HORSE. It’s one preseason game.

  31. Cobraboy Says:

    I don’t know about “boring”, but a couple of Winston passes last night were World Class laser-sighted ropes.

  32. Buccfan37 Says:

    Sure the Super Bowl is the ultimate prize for all NFL players, but all that money is a nice consolation prize for those who never win one.

  33. donuts Says:

    Winston played well last night. It was good to see him out there again. His presence in the huddle was very good with the 2s and he lifted that group up.

  34. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Of course #2 of the 3 flameingos🤡 is up here talking crap about Fameis. Wondered what happened to Walter Ziegheil and others!🤣😂🤣

  35. PSLBob Says:

    Threw the ball away on one play when nothing was open, took a sack on another. It’s exactly what we want from him. No bonehead plays. Remember the discussion from the other day – good judgement. Yet the critics are quick to jump on him. I was impressed by the play of all 3 QBs!

  36. Ed Says:

    How about that quick release of Griffin’s, nice to see a Buc QB that can see the open receivers and not have to buy time. I would love to see Jameis show that quick reaction. With tight ends like Bucs have a shorter passing game makes sense. Winston great with those 15 yard bullets but not so impressed with his release. Give me Griffins form with Winston’s arm and you have a guy with a GB rating in the high 90’s

  37. ImWith3 Says:

    I love it when the Jameis haters get called out 🙂
    Go Bucs!

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Favre was never boring.