Winston Press Conference Delayed

February 19th, 2015

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was scheduled to speak today before the NFL media of the world in frozen Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. Instead, he got delayed.

Before the players meet with hundreds (thousands?) of NFL media, they first must finish their “medicals,” which in the NFL is vernacular for intensive medical exams.

By the time Winston would have finished his medicals, he would have arrived just before or after 5 p.m. which is when the Lucas Oil Stadium media center closes, as Michael Signora, the executive vice president of NFL Communications, told Joe.

Winston will face the press tomorrow, Friday, at an undetermined time.

Lastly, Joe has zero idea when that will be. Unlike coaches and executives who are on a strict speaking schedule, potential draft picks are not on any type of schedule to speak. They literally just show up and their podium spot is announced. If lucky, reporters are given perhaps a warning of two minutes. The vast majority of the time there is no advance warning.

Joe does not know whether Winston’s press conference will be live on NFL Network, or NFL Now. Joe is going to guess NFL Now, but that is just a guess.

46 Responses to “Winston Press Conference Delayed”

  1. MegaDaveUK Says:

    [Sorry, Joe was told by the NFL executive that runs the media center — Joe spoke with him personally — there is no set time for Winston to talk. If you have different information, please provide a link. — Joe.]

  2. Barry Says:

    His handlers didn’t want him following Mariota’s very impressive press conference. IMO. It would be like Fat Albert following Albert Einstein.

  3. Nybucsfan Says:

    The state police are questioning him now

  4. HawaiianBuc Says:


    You’re a tool. Did you watch Mariota’s press conference? Obviously you didn’t. I like Mariota, but in what world is asking “can you repeat the questions” on 3 different occasions impressive? What did he say that blew you away? None of these guys are going to blow you away with their press conferences. I know you are searching for something more to hate about Winston, but this is ridiculous.

  5. 87ForWinstonNOMariota Says:

    The children are out and about when they should be doing their homework.

  6. Couch Fan Says:


    Glad im not the only one who noticed that.

  7. Eric Says:

    Actually Fat Albert could probably give a hell of a press conference.

    Einstein? I heard he was a little hard to follow.

  8. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    He’s obviously busy raping a crab leg while shooting a cafeteria table with the flame thrower he used to demolish an apartment complex after beheading a squirrel.

    Either that or he has an ISIS beheading video to make. Either way, he’s obviously the worst human being to ever live

  9. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    He couldn’t find his Tourette’s medication

  10. Joe Says:

    To be fair to Mariota, Joe was about five feet from him and he couldn’t hear half the questions.

  11. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Mariota, just like Winston has practiced his answers for weeks. I came away with the impression Mariota has a hearing problem, was nervous, and can’t call plays, can’t take a snap from center an i have never heard of a pro prospect needing to improve on huddling. smh

  12. Eric Says:

    I’m not expecting Jameis to be Churchill at his press conference.

    Who cares?

    He is being hired to throw the rock.

    Same with Marcus.

  13. Barry Says:


    Not once did Mariota shove crabs down his drawls during his press conference. That impressed me.

  14. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Both can give a better interview than Lovie

  15. Luther Says:

    I don’t care about the press conference as it has no relationship with on the field play.

  16. Robert 9 Says:

    you complete me barry

  17. Ian_620WDAE Says:

    sweet baby jesus April 30th cant get here soon enough. This site has devolved into Romper Room, virtually impossible to have an adult conversation regarding Winston and Mariota

  18. 87ForWinstonNOMariota Says:

    Barry and Robert 9 are the two biggest children on JBF.

    How fitting that Robert puts down that Barry completes him.

    Seeing how Robert is concerned about the “white” women in Tampa if the Bucs draft Winston. I think we all should pay close attention to Robert’s comments from now on. He also thinks that he’s the smartest one on JBF as well.

    2 idiots fit together well, Robert and Barry.

  19. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I really wish Joe would move to the facebook comment section…..we’d weed out these idiots real quick if they had to put their names on it

  20. Barry Says:

    Super Freak

    That Crab is pretty wild now
    The #TheCreepyCrab’s a super freak
    The kind of Crab you read about
    In Perp magazine
    That Crab is pretty kinky
    The #TheCreepyCrab’s a super freak, yow

    #FaceOfFranchise Haha, IMO Winston got scared to do a press conference. I bet his tiny hands were like shaking and his drawls smelt like steamy crabs.

  21. Robert 9 Says:

    lol @ 87

    you have not been write on one prediction you have ever made since I’ve been on here.

    you love freeman, oh carl nicks will be back, were drafting jameis. LOL

    your passion is enviable though.

  22. Robert 9 Says:

    he probably was scared to follow mariota. either that or the doctors had to tell him to stop sucking in his gut for the waist measurement.

  23. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Robert 9 Says:
    February 19th, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    you complete me barry”

    Which reminds me, Dumb and Dumber To is out on DVD. Thanks guys.

  24. Barry Says:

    INDIANAPOLIS — Jameis Winston’s legal worries are not over. Not yet. Not by a long shot.

    No, Winston will not go to jail. But the civil lawsuit filed last month against Florida State by the woman who accused Winston of raping her may still be in play well into Winston’s rookie season—and possibly beyond.

    No, it will not prevent Winston from being taken first overall in the draft. But it’s not a trivial concern.

  25. Harry Says:

    @Hawaiian, Couch, 87,
    Man, we have 2 more months of these crazy comments. Handlers? Sure they have them, but these are 21 tear old kids. Give them a break

  26. mark2001 Says:

    Small hands Mr. Chubbie doesn’t want to talk? Get used to that if we draft JaMarcus part 2.

  27. Barry Says:

    You can tell who’s running scared. And it’s not MG8 and/or Mariota supporters. #TheCreepyCrabs handlers be like we need one more day to prep him before he does a press interview. Poor small sweaty hands

  28. pick6 Says:

    the winston accuser being embroiled in a civil suit vs FSU this coming year will affect winston’s pro career about as much as the NCAA investigations into improprieties at USC and Auburn affected Reggie Bush and Cam Newton’s pro careers

  29. salish_seamonster Says:

    Maybe he was delayed because he was out late last night stealing crab legs and having “consensual” sex with half-passed-out women with friends watching.

  30. Bill Says:

    Perhaps the Winston “handlers” saw an opportunity to separate Winston from the field? That’s good marketing.

    MM performed like most of us thought he would, respectful, intelligent, and classy. He’d be a great pick for the Bucs, but I think Winston is and will be better.

    Either way, this is a good (not great) year to be picking #1.

  31. mark2001 Says:


    It isn’t about Winston haters…in most cases…it is about Bucs lovers. Now Winston may be successful…good luck….but there is a lot of red flags….weight issues? looking flabby? small hands? The list just keeps growing.

    I’m not sure either guy is the real deal….but have to love how the “Lovers” just keep dismissing every bit of smoke that rises.

  32. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    CreamsicleBananaHammock Says
    “I really wish Joe would move to the facebook comment section…..we’d weed out these idiots real quick if they had to put their names on it.”

    There’s irony… “CreamsicleBananaHammock”


  33. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    pick6 Says
    “the winston accuser being embroiled in a civil suit vs FSU this coming year will affect winston’s pro career about as much as the NCAA investigations into improprieties at USC and Auburn affected Reggie Bush and Cam Newton’s pro careers.”

    Now that’s just ignorant. Two entirely different things. Those were victimless.

    You watch, the moment Winston is drafted, he’ll be named in a lawsuit. There’s no point in doing it before he gets his money.

  34. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Clearly, he was advised to delay for a day so the Mariota excitement died down a bit. It’s a smart move. Not one he would have thought of on his own though…because he clearly is not smart. Otherwise he would learn from his mistakes.

    His inability to learn is one reason not to draft him.

  35. DraftJameis Says:


    Please go be a Dolphins fan. Please.

    Signed, everyone.

  36. Bill Says:


    I said handlers, not haters, referring to his agent and entourage. It’s been suggested they did this intentionally…I doubt that’s true.

    The weight issue is not yet an issue. According to Adam Schefner, he won the National Championship game heavier than he checked into combine training (251 v 248) and came out at 231. Some people have their weight vary more than others and Winston may be one of those people. When has it been a problem? It hasn’t. It seems very strange to me that people expect a person to show up to training already in shape. Getting in shape is what training is for! —– This is different from training camp, where the focus is on learning the system, teammates, and building chemistry.

    Small hands? he’s an 1/8 of an inch smaller than average. I guess that is technically small.

  37. ufcguy Says:

    Some of you continue to want lifeless mariota to run our team. Dude gives tge sane passionless answers as josh freeman. Keep listening to chris landry who just sucks big dogs nuts all day . The guy has no clue what hes talking about. If we puck Winston we will be back in the playoffs in 2 years. Mariota probably never. I just don’t see the love on him. Every throw the guy makes is safe bc its not taking any chance down the field. It just won’t work in the nfl. Mark it down. Dude is a huge project

  38. BoJim Says:

    Jeez. Are you Winston haters like in 2nd grade or something?

  39. Pirate Marcus Says:

    He’s still trying to figure out how to pronounce some of te words his agent wrote for him.

    Listen to this guy speak is painful.

  40. HawaiianBuc Says:

    Wow, the hate some of you have for a kid is truly terrible. Even when the very reason his press conference was delayed clearly explained in the article. some of you sad excuses for people believe in the worst. This is the very reason why those of us who want Winston cannot take your opinions seriously, because you have to make stuff up constantly. I respect the opinion of someone saying they don’t trust him off the field. That’s a valid point, and I totally understand that. However, when you just make stuff up, call him names, insult the way he talks, etc., it shows what you are all about. You are too biased to pay any attention to. I prefer Winston, but you don’t see me trashing Mariota. I think he’s going to a fine NFL QB. I just happen to believe Winston will be better. Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong. We shall see. But the way some of you act about Winston is pathetic, and makes your opinion worthless.

  41. danati74 Says:

    Mariota was impressive? Yes, Like stated previously he had to ask press to repeat the question again and again. One of his issues was being able to gather a huddle and call the play. Everyone going to bed at the hotel is listening to MM calling plays like a bed time story. Sounded a little nervous to say he was the top QB in the draft. Guy clearly sounds like the 2nd best QB in the draft. Either way haters, WINston is rated higher than MM and in most mocks is the guy going #1. Be happy if we get either one, Lovie may just go DT on all of us. Next years crop may be better at QB, but who wants to go another 2-14 year?

  42. salish_seamonster Says:

    Still say we can win games with MG8 and Koetter as OC. Think how far they could go to solidify OL and/or DL if they bypassed a QB and traded down!!! It’s worth considering.

  43. flmike Says:

    Whichever one of these two the Bucs select will become the face of the franchise…as honestly as you can answer this, putting yourself in the Glazers’ shoes, as the owner of a Billion Dollar a year business who would you want representing you, who would you want to be the face of your franchise, literally who is the one person’s face and name that you want popping into people’s heads when someone refers to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

  44. mark2001 Says:

    Bill…Mariota’s hands are an 1/8″ smaller than average…Rodgers 10 1/8″…and 1/8″ larger than average……Winstons are almost 3/4 inch smaller than average….and that isn’t “negligible”.

  45. pick6 Says:

    Bonzai – firstly, the victim is suing the school. she is doing this because the school has the deepest pockets and the greatest motivation to pay up and make it disappear quickly. she is also doing this because 2 separate bodies of justice have not seen enough in the evidence to give her any foothold to continue to apply pressure to Winston personally. so what is she going to sue winston for, having sex with her that multiple investigations can’t determine to be non-consensual? jameis and his team have kept their hands quite clean when it comes to defaming the accuser (plenty of other parties made it unnecessary on their part), so the only incident in which Winston could have wronged the accuser is the one he’s been exonerated of multiple times. the accuser has shifted her attack from the accused to the process. winston’s name will continue to come up, but after this documentary exploits his fame and the unproven allegation, it will become increasingly unfashionable and unprofessional to keep referring to the accusation. especially if he performs on the field and becomes a marketable star for the league

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