Jameis Watch: Uncovered

December 26th, 2014

jameis 1103Crab-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.

Yahoo! and other media outlets raised an eyebrow over the Sports Illustrated regional magazine covers rolled out this week featuring coverage of the inaugural college football playoff teams.

Can you explain the difference?


Joe gets those who are bitter about it, but Joe can’t claim this is some sort of conspiracy against Jameis, though it probably was. Sports Illustrated did put his photo on the cover, so why not go all the way?

54 Responses to “Jameis Watch: Uncovered”

  1. Barry Says:

    [You know, Joe is responsible for the bullsh!t people type on here. Go spread lies elsewhere and get them in legal trouble. — Joe]

  2. biff barker Says:

    A 9 on the Wonderlic really?

    That’s sweating harder than Vince Young taking the SAT exam.

  3. Arealbucsfan Says:

    @Barry. Lemme guess, u wanna take an O-lineman with the 1st

  4. Joe Says:

    A 9 on the Wonderlic really?

    That’s sweating harder than Vince Young taking the SAT exam.

    He’s never taken the Wonderlic. That’s administered at the combine.

    We’re talking about the same guy who was accepted to Stanford.

  5. Bucs Anthem Says:


    I simply don’t understand why you got such a man crush on him.

    Lovie will never draft him nor will have of the NFL teams cause of all of his off field character issues.

    He has NFL BUST, Ryan Leaf and Vince Young written all over him

    GET OUTTA HERTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Those who take a risk can reap a big reward.

  7. MGM4Life Says:

    We draft him I give him half a night in Ybor and he will be plastered all over ESPN-CNN-FOX etc.etc. for some ungodly acts (notice plural) and suspended by Goodell forever. Not worth it. Go ahead Lovie and do what I know you are going to do….Trade the pick to Chicago for your man crush Cutler.

  8. DB55 Says:

    What’s my name B*? Say my name, SAY IT!!!

    It’s a C – O – N spiracy I tell you.

    Who saw 30 for 30 last night? The U part II? I did not know #99 failed 7 drugs tests for 6 weed + 1 coke. Didn’t know father Dungy would take on such a distraction. Hmmm, learn something new everyday. Funny but I dont specifically recall him getting suspended in tampa for substance abuse. Am I wrong? I must be, right?

  9. Barry Says:

    What’s not true?

  10. gatrbuc17 Says:

    I see that Winston is dropping back getting ready to throw one of Three First quarter interceptions. or maybe just one of 14 first half interceptions

  11. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Maybe they don’t believe that Winston is a reason they are there. Defense and Cook helped the team win several times and build them selves out of a hole the Winston helped put them in. Agreed though if you are going to go with a generic front cover than make it all the same.

  12. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    DB55, the 30 for 30 was awesome. Everyone was out against the U and all they did was dominate. Fantastic series.

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    It does seem Lovie would be apt to go after Cutler, I hope not. If he does persue Cutler, I’ll have to double down on my anti Lovie blather.

  14. DB55 Says:


    Could we accept/build a team like that in tampa?

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    ” gatrbuc17 Says:
    December 26th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I see that Winston is dropping back getting ready to throw one of Three First quarter interceptions. or maybe just one of 14 first half interceptions”

    Weird, all I see is scoreboard (2-0). And 5 career touchdowns vs. an always strong Gator defense.

  16. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Joe, I wouldn’t take the whole “he got recruited by Stanford” approach. Why wouldn’t they try to draft a blue chip recruit? Doesn’t mean he is smart. He sure has sh!t ain’t no Andrew Luck.

  17. Bucnut2 Says:

    I’m not a fan of the BUCS drafting Winston but this is crap! Totally insulting!

  18. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:


    If you had players like that sure, but the game is played differently now. You can’t go out there and hit someone. Those guys were cocky and knew they were the best. They played like winners. I’m not sure you can get that mentality here.

    I saw an interesting post about the way of the NFL. The though was that since you draw a penalty probably 80% of the time when you hit the QB then it should just be “Two-Hand” touch on the QB when they are in the passing position. This way there is no problem and knowing when they are down and they don’t get hit. If they run they are a ball carrier.

  19. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Love and Warrick Dunn says
    And once again, it’s so sad people are so desperate that they cling to 3 interceptions in one half, like a life raft on a sinking ship. The film is out there on 26 career wins. Or, you can focus on a game that he wasn’t even a loss
    LOL first off it was FOUR ints in one half. THREE in one Quarter and YES the FILM is out there that is why he has thrown only 27 TDs to 17 Picks in his second yr. BECAUSE THE FILM IS OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Bannor Says:

    It’s simple the sports press is pissed that he didn’t go down for the rape charges. they have spent a lot of time and ink trying to get him and have utterly failed.

  21. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    So Love and Warrick, by just going by wins then we should draft the entire FSU team in the 1st round because none of them have lost. They have all done nothing but win. They have all come from behind and won games. They are all the best and they all need to go in the 1st round.

    So let’s see. Jameis at #1, WR at #2, then what? Should we go with the lineman and defensive players the rest of the time. Cook can go #1 next year.

  22. gatrbuc17 Says:

    LOL Sky

  23. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “LOL first off it was FOUR ints in one half. THREE in one Quarter and YES the FILM is out there that is why he has thrown only 27 TDs to 17 Picks in his second yr. BECAUSE THE FILM IS OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    I see that you have found the ALL CAPS and exclamation point buttons. Kudos. Sadly, they don’t make something true when it isn’t.

    It was 3 picks in the first quarter, and one in the third quarter. Need me to list them for you?

    So, enjoy those 3 first half interceptions. Savor them like a fine wine. I will enjoy the Noles win over UF, again.


    We will know a little more at about 8pm on January 1st. But, ultimately, it will be a good 3-4 more years before we truly know who is the better pro. There are no stats that will show I’m correct, anymore than that show that you are correct. In fact, they both might not be great pros.

    All I can say is, we will see. And, if I’m wrong, I will come back and admit. We all know some people on here will not.

    Jameis could win Super Bowls for the Bucs and never get in trouble again, and some people will still bash him and that’s sad, but, it’s reality.

  24. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    ” BECAUSE THE FILM IS OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Are you trying to tell me that Muschamp had no film in 2013, after he played 11 games before traveling to Gainseville to whoop that arse?

    There was 44 quarters of football on film, and he went 19-31 for 327, 3 td/ 1 int, and won 37-7.

    Eventually, they might gather enough film to beat him. Good luck with that.

    It’s funny, as bad as Gatrbuc makes Winston sound, you would think we were talking about a 5th round pick. But, in reality, he will go top 5, and possibly number one overall.

    What’s funnier is we are avoiding discussing the dumpster fire that has become UF football. Good luck vs. East Carolina. LOL.

  25. DB55 Says:


    Let’s not forget O’leary.

    Back to the U. A former player commented that “they recruit US to play college fb” inferring that programs draft street kids (PC for drug dealers) bc it gives them an edge. Apparently the teams in the 90 had several criminals on the team.

    UM has earned their rep for being “bad boys” from rough backgrounds but look at how many HOFs and 1st rnd draft picks they’ve had, more than fsu or uf I’m sure.

    Can we get some not so nice guys on this roster? Please! I’m sure I sound like a complete idiot but that’s what 6wins – 26 loses does to a fan. After 56-0 in the 3rd something must have snapped.

  26. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:


    I hear ya. If we could get some nasty players on Defense and some cockiness that would be great. I’m not so worried about people who do drugs in the NFL or what not, but when you are alleged for rape then that is different. That is a reason why I don’t like Big Ben. Any who…..I think the U will make a comeback now that the restrictions and bans are gone. They can get back to Miami ball.

  27. Tye Says:

    Putting his picture on the cover and ommitting his name seems like they are trying to send a message on how they feel about him… I get it, I’m just surprised they did it…. May the Bucs Dodge that grenade!

  28. Jason Says:

    @ DB55,

    Dungy didn’t “take on such a distraction” in Sapp; he didn’t draft Sapp, Sam Wyche did. It’s a good question to wonder if Dungy WOULD have drafted him, and the complete direction of our franchise might have been altered

  29. DB55 Says:


    Darren sharper says hi.

  30. DB55 Says:


    Damn good point man. I’m getting old, details escaping me.

  31. DB55 Says:

    I’m just saying that bad is good in the NFL. Do I want my gorgeous dughter dating these guys? NO I don’t think so but that’s not the case. As a fan I want to win and dominate if at all possible.

  32. buccinfan Says:

    I do notice all of them running and jameis is the only one passing

  33. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Take a peek at this DB55,

    In all, an extraordinary 17 players from the 2001 Miami football team were drafted in the first-round of the NFL Draft (5 in the 2002 NFL Draft: Buchanon, McKinnie, Reed, Rumph, and Shockey; 4 in 2003: Johnson, Joseph, McDougle, and McGahee; 6 in 2004: Carey, Taylor, Vilma, Wilfork, Williams, and Winslow; 1 in 2005: Rolle; and 1 in 2006: Kelly Jennings).

    Overall, 38 members of the team would be selected in the NFL Draft. As of 2013, they had earned an astonishing 43 trips to the Pro Bowl: Ed Reed (9), Andre Johnson (7), Frank Gore (5), Vince Wilfork (5), Jeremy Shockey (4), Jonathan Vilma (3), Willis McGahee (2), Chris Myers (2), Clinton Portis (2), Antrel Rolle (2), Sean Taylor (2), Bryant McKinnie (1), and Kellen Winslow II (1). In addition, Vilma, Shockey, Wilfork, Joseph and Reed have won the Super Bowl.

  34. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Do you know how many of them were drafted by Tampa? 0

  35. DB55 Says:

    That’s just the 2000’s. To Lovies credit he did draft Greg Olsen not exactly the prototype UM player (if you know what I mean) but nevertheless. He’s not cocky like shockey that’s what I mean, lol.

    The 90’s team has several hofs and NFL legends too.

  36. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Oh, and for Joe….Mariota has a hot girlfriend as well. Surprised you didn’t latch on to that one.

  37. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    Sure do, but that is why I’m excited for the next couple of years for Miami.

  38. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    I’m just sad that Tampa didn’t draft any of em though. Imagine if we had drafted Shockey or Vilma. Maybe even Reed or Wilfork. We could be a completely different team right now.

  39. Tony Says:

    Joe! You’re missing the fact that those covers are GREAT for Winston. While they highlight the running prowess and athleticism of the other players (particularly Mariotta), they show Winston’s true strength as a pro-style pocket, passer. At first glance before I noticed the names that’s what I immediately took as the difference between the picturess.

  40. Buccfan37 Says:

    Gotta give it to the Hurricanes putting all those good players in the NFL, not a UM fan but the talent out of there is very good.

  41. Bucsfan4lyf Says:




  42. deminion Says:

    Draft the kid

  43. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Winston brings swagg to the whole team, they will rally behind him and will take on the bad guy role together. Teams will want to hurt Winston after the play and the o-line will snap and start cut blocking. The defense will play to inflict pain on everybody, that,s the type of team I want to see. “Us against the World” mentality, talk about one and you talk about us all- that strikes fear my friends. A wr likes making highlight plays every game, well the Bucs will give NFL network a highlight of you being broke off across the middle by LD & Mike Nice. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Winston’s coming into this league feeling slighted by people and the media and will have something to prove. This will hype Tampa fans & media up seeing how the Bucs are booed at every away game and insulted but cheered at home causing a big home field advantage. The National media will want to interview every player on the Bucs except for Winston. Even aft he throws for 3 td’s w/ a game winning drive causing the other Buc players to give short interviews with short answers. And watch the cities of those teams go ape sh!? when the Bucs beat their team and watch their message boards light up! MIAMI HEAT all over again

  45. gatrbuc17 Says:

    I wish someone could explain to me how FSU has the at least the second best talented team in the entire nation but barely squeaks by teams that are Far less talented.
    Must be the QB is So much better than all the rest or something like that huh?

  46. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    So, if you win by 1 or win by 50, it shows differently in the win/loss column?

    Also, I guess you were pleased with last years undefeated National Champion team that blew the doors off everyone?

  47. Harry Says:

    In 2 years, one as a redshirt freshman, the dude is UNDEFEATED, or does he not get any credit for that either? #Scoreboard

    Jameis’ QB rating when his team is behind is around 120. I’ll take that as a sign of his NFL readiness all day long

  48. Nate Says:

    The real reason is a legal not lawful one…and those that dont no the difference wont get this…but thats not his name missing…its a public corporation …we do not right our names in all caps ….so if a name is on there that way …someone can try to sue the magazine and JW if they feel like it…..which is doubtful since it came out from his lawyer they tried to extort him for 7 mil …and they “would never here from us again” smh no bueno if your the injured party IN LAW …..not AT LAW

  49. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We are the only ones obsessing about Jameis right now. He’s local. We need a QB. There is an obvious connection.

    He’s been a huge story on and off the field. Wait until the draft actually appoaches and people have nothing more to focus on but the draft. A lot of football fans are still watching football games. We’re Buc fans and so we’re talking draft.

    Wait until that’s all anybody has to talk about! TMZ and the rest will be out there scouring Tallahassee for any old video or juicy tidbits about Jameis. Everything you’re reading here is just a preview of what’s going to happen when this story blows up nationally.

  50. Loggedontosay Says:

    gatrbuc17 Says:
    December 26th, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    I wish someone could explain to me how FSU has the at least the second best talented team in the entire nation but barely squeaks by teams that are Far less talented.
    Must be the QB is So much better than all the rest or something like that huh?


    If this article does not clear up your confusion something is wrong!

  51. Kingpin1 Says:

    Love it!!! Maybe they are racist Joe???

  52. BluesDawg Says:

    Joe! We’re gonna get the best of both worlds. The Bucs will beat the Ain’ts and the Nashville Cats will take the Duck #1. We’ll get JW #2.

  53. matt Says:

    The other 3 are running and Jamis is throwing, enough said! Bucs need a QB not a RB!

  54. Dimitrios Says:

    Why does it say the other players’ names in the case for spot, and for Jameis’ cover it says fsu. I hope Jameis wins the national title for the state of Florida I was born and raised in (gator fan, usf alum). I hope he becomes a top 10 qb in the NFL, preferably for US.