Jameis Watch: A Reluctant Gators Endorsement

December 10th, 2014

Jameis 1107Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, national champion James Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida.

Joe loves hearing quarterbacks talk about Jameis Winston, a guy the Bucs could draft with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, if Tampa Bay keeps its current coveted draft position.

A QB who weighed in yesterday on CBS Sports Radio is Danny Wuerffel, the former Gators great who also spent six years in the NFL.

It’s painful for Wuerffel to glow about a Florida State player, he admits, but Winston has his respect. The intangibles of “winner” and “battler” win out.

“The thing that has impressed me most watching him goes back to what I saw in the championship game last year. There are a lot of guys, when things go well, they’re positive and they’ll knock it out of the park. But then when things start to turn, they’ll tank. And I never forget, you saw it in his eyes, ‘Oh man, this guy’s getting ready to tank.’ and he pulled through and did it well,” Wuerffel said.

“And I think you’ve seen that so many different times. It’s real impressive to watch him do that. He’s a Seminole playing for big things, so I’m trying not to be too excited about him.”

You can watch the Wuerfful interview below. The Winston-specific talk picks up about the 4:30 mark.

17 Responses to “Jameis Watch: A Reluctant Gators Endorsement”

  1. MIssingSchiano Says:

    PLEASE, Lovie, Licht, Glazer Brats, hire Jay Gruden upon his firing by Daniel “I must win now at any and all costs” Snyder at the end of this season. (Scoop you JOE?) Jay Gruden with either Winston or that kid from Oregon, it would be a win-win-win. I said it three times as the term has become unfamiliar in these parts.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Oh my, my kingdom for a top QB. Talk about changing things around, this would at least be exciting. A novel idea. Go Bucs!

  3. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I remember when the Bucs used their first round picks on their Franchise QB’s of the future, Vinny Testaverde and Trent Dilfer. In their rookie seasons they started behind horrible offensive lines and both took a major beating. Dilfer got gun shy and never recovered and Vinny was continually injured and couldn’t wait to move on. Bucs have to fix the O-Line first. A bad O-Line will make a great QB look horrible and a good O-Line will make an average QB look fantastic. Everything starts up front

  4. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Why would you want Jay Gruden? What has he done? If you want a coach you go after Harbaugh or some other proven coach. Hell, I would take Ryan as our DC if he’d do it.

  5. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    And from the Gator that I probably respect the most, I now respect even more.

  6. Greg Schiano Says:

    Harbaugh is the coach to have! The position his front office has put him in is mildly familiar! If San Francisco is really mentally challenged enough to let Coach Harbaugh out the door, then Tampa would be fools to not chase after him!

    The QB question is not even a question. If you have any respect at all for women or if you have a daughter, the Rapist Winston is not what is needed to represent Tampa Bay.

    Evidence: If you know of one (1) woman in your life who would let your two idiot room mates watch, please let me know.

    Second, if it was consentual, why destroy the video tape made by the his buddy? If he had a video where this young lady from Tampa acted in the manner he testified to then this video tape would prove it!

    If it was as Winston states, why not answer questions and cooperate. Winston has not answered ONE question from ANYONE in authority, yet he is perfectly innocent.

    The only conspiracy to conceal criminal acts worse than Penn State is at FSU!

    Come on down Marcus!!! You can be our QB1….

  7. gatrbuc17 Says:

    What Patrick said.

  8. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Second, if it was consentual, why destroy the video tape made by the his buddy?”

    Because the act of recording, in itself, is a violation. At his COC hearing, he received a penalty for it. Notice if was NOT for witnessing a rape. But, for filming the consensual sex. But, I’m sure, in retrospect everyone wishes he had not deleted it.

    Reading the 200 page report would clear this up for most people, but, they’d rather just eat what the media spoon feeds them.

    Let me ask you a question, what’s your thoughts on Brian Banks?

    Despite what you may think, FSU and the TPD have never been as close as you may want to believe. They have made mistakes over the years that have nothing to do with the FSU football team. But, that in itself is entirely separate from the facts that DO exist in this case.

    But, I’m not sure why I waste my time. You people made your minds up a long time ago, regardless of what the 2 tox screenings say, what the rape kit said, what the multiple versions of the case from the accuser are, how even her friends statements are in complete contrast to her claims…

    “Evidence: If you know of one (1) woman in your life who would let your two idiot room mates watch, please let me know.”

    I hate to break to you, but, it’s happening in campuses nationwide.

    Evidence: How many boyfriends do you know that would refuse to speak or cooperate in any way in a case of rape of his own girlfriend? Please let me know.

  9. Hawk Says:

    I agree with Mr. Patrick. Games are won/lost in the trenches. Young QBs are ruined by getting stomped on. The game will never ‘slow down’ for them if they don’t have time to watch it unfold.

  10. matt Says:

    Greg Shiano Says must be a miserable Gayterds fan! Apparently in Gayterds land, all are guilty even with no evidence!

  11. matt Says:

    The Oline can be fixed in FA, lineman coming out of college are not proven and we need a Star QB (for once sense Doug Williams ).

  12. Leighroy Says:

    Neither top QB will not be ready week 1 to start. McCown can stick around for his 2nd year to keep the seat warm, tutor the new guy and then turn the keys over once they’re ready and be his backup (where he belongs).

    Spend the rest of the draft on OL/DL and sprinkle a guy in from free agency. Remember, we do not have the cash this coming offseason to go out and spend (or waste) like we have in the past.

  13. Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    I would agree if Jay gruden was made our Offensive Coordinator….he did a good job in Cincy. I do not think he was ready for the Native Americans job.

  14. Hawk Says:

    matt Said:

    “The Oline can be fixed in FA…”

    Right. How’s that working out for the Bucs this year? It’ll be the same GM, the same HC, and the same scouts. Expecting different results?
    Sorry, Matt, I cannot agree. MANY drafted O-linemen start AND do well. They could hardly be worse than what’s being fielded now. And they’d be cheaper.

  15. GreatStuff Says:

    We have to use our first pick on a LT for crying out loud. Aaron rodgers couldn’t play behind this OL. Did you not see he had 5 seconds or more to make decisions against Atlanta. When we played atlanta all hell broke loose at the snap. QB is the sexy pick…..but the number one reason why 1st round qbs fail is they are generally being drafted by bad teams with bad O lines. We qualify as a bad tam with a bad OL. Any QB will fail with this team unless the mistakes made at OL are fixed. End of discussion. FA is not the place to build a line. Look at the cowboys now. They were laughed at by drafting all those lineman much earlier than their projections…now all of a sudden Romo looks like Joe Monatana…hmmmmmmm

  16. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    GreatStuff….by no means is it “end of discussion. When was the last time the Bucs were in the right place at the right time to take a franchise QB?

    Sure build up the line. Then what? Go 7-9 or 8-8 then maybe 9-7. Never having a shot at a franchise QB? That plan sucks ass.

    I know the line sucks EVERYONE knows that, but you don’t pass up a chance to get that QB when you’re in the right spot to get one. You never know when you’ll have that chance again.

    With the first overall pick in the draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select left tackle out of……ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?

  17. Phil Says:

    We need to do everything possible to draft Jameis Winston. He will bring something this franchise is lacking HOPE. Because without a quarterback all we can do is hope one drops out of the sky onto the Bucs practice field.