Jameis Watch: Passing On Draft Night

March 16th, 2015

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

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

As of now, Jameis Winston plans to spend draft night at home with family and not attend the NFL’s giant draft spectacle with Roger Goodell in Chicago, per esteemed NFL writer Peter King of Sports Illustrated and TheMMQB.com.

Winston might change his mind, but nobody can make him. Until he’s drafted, he’s not property of anyone except Jameis Winston.

Joe knows some fans will blast Winston for this, but Joe can’t go there. Draft night might be the last time Winston is free of NFL rules and media demands. Once you’re an NFL quarterback, you’ve got all kinds of mandatory media obligations. Why not chill on the couch with dad and loved ones?

Besides, if Winston is with family and friends in Alabama or Tallahassee, that’s a much shorter trip for him to be at his new Tampa home the following morning.

173 Responses to “Jameis Watch: Passing On Draft Night”

  1. chib Says:

    The Bucs Draft Party is going to be nuts

  2. manny Says:

    Mayb he knows the bucs ain’t taking him 1st overall

  3. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    What a joke this guy is. This is why u go Mariota. He’s TOO GOOD to go to the draft?! WHAAT A JOKE!

  4. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    We should invite him to the draft party! Just hand him his hat and jersey right on the field in RayJay!

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    It’s not that he’s too good for the draft, more that he’s probably aware he’ll get heavily booed (or worse) going there. He’s not exactly a well liked individual.

  6. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    This is the final straw. Another reason to questions this bums character. Time to think Mariotta

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    Maybe Winston did not like what Goodell had to say when they meet last week. Sort of a boycott.

  8. budnbeers Says:

    Maybe the Bucs sign him before the draft.

  9. The Real Malloy Says:

    Give us some updates today on how it goes with Mariota Joe! Hopefully they’ve already ironed out a contract and are showing him around Tampa….you know, so he can get a sense of where he wants to build his home.

  10. Stanglassman Says:

    If he went to the draft the anti-Jameis crowd would cry out- He is a egomaniac or he thinks he too good to go. I think this is just another sign that he is much more of a family type guy than people realize and is maturing.

  11. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    And if he said he would go, the same people above would say:

    “Oh see what a diva he is? He wants all the cameras on him at the draft. He should be keep a low profile but, it’s all about him”.

    Seriously, some of you will criticize him no matter what he does. And you know it.

  12. Matt Says:

    I’d be very surprised if he doesnt make it to Chicago come 4/30.

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    you people are pathetic. it’s his choice.

    I do believe the league and sponsors will work his reps until he caves in and will be there but this is his choice.

    You losers going to tell him where to celebrate his honey moon or birth of his child too. It’s a life changing event a dream come true. he has the right to celebrate any darn where he likes and with whoever he likes. it’s one thing to dislike the guy and you have every right to do so but damn some of you just need to be put to sleep permanently. society would be better off.

  14. tval Says:

    Gator boy jorts, gimme a break..hahahaha!!! you sound so jealous its ridiculous..its alright, you’ll be singing winstons praises in less than 6 months. maybe it was suggested, knowing hes inevitable top pick with contract already signed. That seems most likely scenario

  15. Jacko101 Says:

    @ Manny that’s what I’m thinking lol. He doesn’t want to go through what Geno did lol. And yes he’s much better than Geno.

  16. Erik with CleanAthletics.com Says:

    I think he wants to avoid the dreaded ‘Aaron Rodgers or Johnny Manziel moment’ when he starts dropping….. His supreme confidence/ego couldn’t handle another perceived failure. Kinda like flipping out in the Oregon game

  17. SuperSam Says:

    WOW!! Just WOW! Never in the history of the draft has a “potential” number one pick stayed home! I think he knows hes gonna fall and fall hard in this draft, save yourself the embarrassment Winston, stay home. This is a bad sign for the Winston gang.

  18. tval Says:

    @ real malloy, you know better..lol! Unless, of course, you’re a real estate agent and want to get jameis a nice tampa ‘starter’…get busy, fanboy..you’re going to skip teams, arent you? Lol!! Plenty of good folks ready to fill that vast void of football knowledge.. (sarcasm font?:)

  19. Erik with CleanAthletics.com Says:

    tmaxcon, you are officially a dirtbag. So now your saying that people should die cuz they don’t love Winston?!??

    You are a total P.O.S.

    I won’t forget this deathwish. I’m going to call u out for being a P.O.S. from now on.

  20. jimmy53 Says:

    This is an extremely smart move and those that are blasting him for it, especially the “he thinks he’s too good for the draft” are either trolls, morons, or haters. WHAT DOES HE GAIN BY ATTENDING?? Nothing.

    If the Bucs bungle the pick and go Mariota (God help us) then the entire night will be about how the team was scared of his (non existent–media trumped up) record. And if he is the pick he’ll get interview after interview about whether he was surprised the Bucs picked him in spite of his (non-existent media trumped up) record.

    Might as well stay home with his family. Truthfully, I’m surprised more players aren’t picking this option as the Draft green room has become nothing but a cheap excuse for gotcha journalism “now, let’s return to the green room where we can watch this 21 year old kid sweat as he gets passed by teams time and time again.”

    Reality tv at its worst…

  21. tval Says:

    Only one ‘dropping’ is mariota, like a fly..that pro day was hideously executed for a 2015 top prospect. Yes, discount all the negative attention he and the nfl could unfairly receive from ignorant people who only read ny times to reinforce their hatred. That seems like an awfully intelligent angle on this very nuanced situation..i knew floridians ‘skewed’ remedial, but good lord..:)

  22. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    SuperSam says:

    WOW!! Just WOW! Never in the history of the draft has a “potential” number one pick stayed home!

    The truth:

    Joe Thomas’ fishing trip on Lake Michigan was pretty typical. He made a catch, had a few laughs and shared old stories with his dad and a close friend.

    Oh, he also became a multimillionaire after being selected No. 3 in Saturday’s NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, with a camera crew in tow to record the moment for posterity.

  23. The Real Malloy Says:


    I have no idea what any of the jibberish you spit out means…

    go away

  24. Rob Says:

    The good guy Jameis PR parade continues. They’re pulling out all the stops to get his rep nice and shiny. The not so selfish competitor doesnt want to be there to walk out on the stage when the Bucs call his name. All the years of playing and you pass on being the #1 pick Sure. I’m sure the Glaziers will have a little something to say about that. The Winston jerseys go on sale 10 seconds after he’s drafted.

  25. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Are we really bashing for not wanting to attend? I mean i would much rather jus kick it with the fam

  26. tmaxcon Says:

    Erik with CleanAthletics.com

    Deathwish you are too funny loser. “need to be” is not a threat. Do you think for a minute if a real threat was made on this site joe would not have it down in seconds. you are a fool…. a drama queen fool.

    Thank you very much for the compliments considering they are coming from a Magic Potion salesman it’s too be expected.

    Love the keyboard tough guy act though keep practicing. now back to selling your bogus crap young man.

  27. 1bucfanjeff Says:

    It’s because when he’s drafted by the Bucs, he’ll actually BE at the draft party. You heard it from me first.

  28. Daniel Says:

    LOL, SEC fans always turn Winston into a negative. If he wants to be with his family let him. Nobody said anything when Tebow elected to stay home for the draft.

    I hate using the phrase haters, but there really is no other term to describe some of you idiots. I’m not an FSU fan but overlooking talent like this is simply ignorant, stop the Mariota chants. Why obtain B talent when we have the opportunity for A+ talent; because he stole crab legs? Do everyone a favor, put your camo on and go hide in the corner and pray to baby Jesus for the second coming of Tebow.

  29. ufcguy Says:

    Its his choice. Leave the kid alone. If he comes he comes if not he will be in Tampa and im sure they will have him via satellite ir something. No one made a fuss about joe thomas going fishing bc he’s hes a “good ol boy” and went fishing. The double standard is unbelievable for this kid. Just stfu.

  30. Erik with CleanAthletics.com Says:


    You basically said that u wished people would die and that the world would be better off without them bcuz of their opinions about a football player.

    You are an idiot.

    And don’t make ignorant assumptions about what I do for a living. I guarantee that I contribute more good to society than you do. F off, loser.

  31. Patrick in VA Says:

    Sweet lord, you guys are really grasping at this point. This days nothing about his character or whether we should draft him. This is how he wants to spend one of the most important nights of his life. You entitled people who feel like celebrities should bend to your will as consumers are out of your minds. He has every right to spend his night however he wants and he doesn’t owe it to anyone to be there in person. If this wasn’t such a spectacle then nobody would care if anyone is there or not but because it’s on TV you feel like they owe it to you to be there. It’s sick really

  32. Rrsrq Says:

    Does anyone see the moves he has made lately, all after visiting with the Bucs;
    Suspended Twitter
    Met with Goodell
    Not attending draft
    My guess is that he already has his Bucs playbook following whatever the Glazers, Lovie and Licht told him to do
    But I think he will change his mind on the draft, you only get one shot

  33. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    @Erik withcleanathletics

    You act like Jameis committed aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. He made some mistakes, but, people do make mistakes, don’t they?

  34. J Says:

    It could be one of two things.

    A) One he will be signed pre-draft so it doesn’t matter.

    B) Two he has a suspicion he will fall. Because shouldef/character whatever the reason/excuse

    Or it could be neither.

  35. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Why should he go? he will only be there for 1 pick before he has to get on a plane and fly to Tampa.

  36. Eric Says:

    Well for the first time 100% of the mocks have him going number one.

    Jameis want to celebrate with his family and friends. Sounds good to me. I am sure there will be a big roar of approval at the bucs draft party.

    He seems to be pretty relaxed, working toward his pro day on the 31st. I am predicting he won’t crumble like the other guy did.

    Keep on hating, its having no effect on Mr. Winston at all. Pretty funny actually.


  37. Buc Neckid Says:

    What happens if Winston is not the Number One Pick?
    or the First Round Pick of ANY Team?
    Maybe Winston is already getting feedback from the Teams that he has visited or from the Commissioner.
    What if Winston falls faster than Manziel, Bridgewater and Carr?
    Every Year this happens,
    the flavor of the moment gets overhyped by all outsiders and then the REAL professionals and experts bring all FanBoys back to Reality on Draft Day

  38. OB Says:

    Lets see he could change his mind how many times before the draft since i believe it is April 8th?

    Does this keep his name in the press, yes, do I care, No, I only care how he plays if we take him.

  39. mike Says:

    yall seriously need to delete the crab stealing bb gun etc etc , its pretty redundant and lame at this point to read that every article!! give it a rest fellas!

  40. Eric Says:

    And his girlfriend is way hotter than anything you losers could get in a thousand years.


    And, he soon to make more money than any of you can even dream about.

    Good to be Jameis Winston these days.

    Gonna be a great day on April 30th.

  41. Marquistador Says:

    Amazed at some of the hate thrown back and forth from the Winston and Anti-Winston Crew. Notice I didn’t say Pro-mariota, because there is a huge difference. It reminds me of the Payton Manning Draft quote from the colts on why they chose manning. The people who liked manning liked both QBs, the people who liked Ryan Leaf seemed to dislike Manning. I want Mariota to succeed, it would be great for the NFL and for College football. To see a guy come out of that Oregon Ducks’ offense and succeed in the NFL would shut down a lot of the pre-conceived doubt. That’s why I feel it would be best for Mariota’s career for him to fall to a team that is not QB desperate at the moment.

    Yes, I would like Winston to be the Bucs QB, but I also think Mariota will be good eventually. No matter how much I spout off reasons why the Bucs should/should not draft a specific QB, it doesn’t make any difference to the front office. Truth be told, I am a born and raised FSU fan (UCF Alum) but I was a huge proponent of Tim Tebow and still am. Thought the guy was a winner. If a QB is a winner I am not too proud to say so. Tebow was a winner, a leader, and quite possibly the best damn college football player I have ever seen or will ever see in my lifetime. Mariota is also winner. Winston is a winner. I am certain that the Bucs will make the best decision for the current regime, hopefully it turns out to be the best decision for one of these young quality QBs.

    I believe that Winston’s advisors may have played a part in his choice to forego attendance at the draft. Perhaps it would have shown teams that he is not about the glitz, glamor, and camera time associated with the pageantry of the draft. Unfortunately, no matter what the guy does he will inevitably get blasted. Make no mistake, if he follows through with this plan, there will be no room in his neighborhood for the amount of media that will be present at his house.

    Tebow also chose to enjoy the draft from the “privacy” and comfort of his own home, around his family and friends. Although, he wasn’t slated to be picked early.

    Go BUCS! Lets get back to winning!

  42. Buc1987 Says:

    The Music Man.

    The sewing circle is up and running….

    Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little,
    Cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more

    Alma and Ethel:
    Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little,
    Talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more

    All the ladies:
    Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little,
    Talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more

    Oh Mildred…did you hear Winston’s not attending the NFL draft?
    Betty…did see what he put out on twitter?

    Sally…this is certainly another red flag for him….
    Oh yes I know and did you see how he ties his shoes, that’s just pathetic.

  43. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    I have family in the Buc front office, They are taking Marcus. You can bet that!

  44. Harry Says:

    Some of you are seriously nuts. Talking about what a scumbag a player is for staying home with his family, OR not taking the best player in the draft (27 of 28 mocks have Winston going #1) at the most important position in the game because he is staying with his family on draft night, OR wishing death on others because you don’t like their opinions, is just f-king NUTS!

    And we have 2 months to go, oh joy!!! Funny, I seem to remember more intelligent debates about Manzel last year, and Winston is clearly way better than Johnny Football.

  45. Couch Fan Says:

    After all that we’ve seen so far, there is nothing more comical than the poor fools who think that WINSTON is the one who will be falling on draft day. LMAO. Sit back and relax neanderthals. Draft day is almost here and all your hopes and dreams of Winston slipping in the draft will be crushed.

    Welcome To Tampa, Jameis!!

  46. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I suspect Winston is going to go all diva on people. Even though there is a rookie cap, he’ll probably hold out for as much as he can swing, so he’ll miss part of camp.

  47. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    And I don’t buy this for a second. He’ll attend the draft.

  48. iamkingsu Says:

    To announce that he’s staying home this early had to come from somwhere else (likely the league office). The NFL is a business and they had their worst year ever by far in terms of PR. My guess is he’ll be signed sealed and delivered by then.

  49. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    “Joe knows some fans will blast Winston for this, but Joe can’t go there.”


  50. Erik with CleanAthletics.com Says:

    Couch fan, I guarantee that Winston drops at least 1 spot on draft day. Because we’re picking Mariota.

  51. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh Curtis Gatorboy…you’re just too funny. Thanks for that. You just made my day.

    Btw…Lovie Smith is my uncle and he said the Bucs are taking Winston…

  52. Couch Fan Says:

    Just be here on Draft Night Erik. So we all can laugh at your anger when he WILl be choosen 1st overall by the Bucs.

  53. BucTrooper Says:

    If he went, he’s a glory-hound seeking to capitalize on national exposure and throwing his success in the faces of Publix and a rape victim.

    If he stays home, he’s blowing off the NFL, biting the hand that feeds him. Isn’t he grateful for the opportunity? What a jerk!

    Stay home…. at least he doesn’t have to worry about Chicago crime.

  54. Eric Says:

    Yeah, yeah and Winston wasn’t going to throw at the combine

    Blah Blah Blah

    Winston is the type of guy who wants to share the moment with the people who helped him get there.

    Highly commendable.

  55. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    “And his girlfriend is way hotter than anything you losers could get in a thousand years.”

    Lmao, not a very good way to get people to like him, now is it? Don’t forget you are part of “us losers” as well, we are Bucs fans. 😉

  56. tmaxcon Says:

    Harry Says:

    It has nothing to do with wishing someone to die because of an opinion disagreement. I could careless what anyone thinks of my opinions. The people that I was referring to that need to take the permanent nap are the trolls that every single Winston article they post they same twisted nonsense. Loser Eric pill pusher not attorney eric, Barry, NyBucsfan I am sure I am missing a couple. They have every right to hate Winston they are wrong but they have the right. But the constant making sh** up and twisting things around is hilarious and true sign of deeper issues. again the guy gives you enough reasons not to like him why make crap and fly the flag of whatever hidden agenda someone else told them was important. clearly they are in capable of reasonable thought or debate. some people are just a complete waste of natural resources… air is in short supply.

    Erc pill guy… if you don’t want your products poked fun at don’t advertise in your user name on a football blog….

  57. Buc1987 Says:

    I think it’s even more funny how people just make these statements about how the Bucs are taking Mariota…and they have nothing to back it up.

    Just their own opinion is all they have. Nothing points in that direction, but they still are so confident that they are right.

    You guys make me laugh.

    Oh and Erik….Creamsicle XL…wait for the number to be picked though, I think he might go with the number 1 instead of 5.

  58. Eric Says:

    As Brooks said, Jameis is not me-first, he is team first.

    This goes right along with that trait.

  59. Erik with CleanAthletics.com Says:

    Why the hell would I want Winston when Mariota is the better QB?!?? Sorry gents, I only operate on logic; not fantasy.

  60. Pickgrin Says:

    So what if Jameis wants to spend draft night with his family? Its his night. The night that all young men who play the game hope will one day come. The dream of playing in the NFL fulfilled.

    Criticizing Jameis for wanting to spend draft night with his family is like criticizing a new bride for where she chooses to have the ceremony or where the couple decides to go on their honeymoon. Classless.

  61. Erik with CleanAthletics.com Says:

    Winston as the better QB last year, Mariota was the best QB this year (and currently).

  62. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    87, I’m pretty sure he’s going to stick with 5. There’s already a 1 in our division and 5 is available.

    Gotta recommend against going with the Creamsicle though…the Bucs are never going to wear their throwbacks again thanks to Goodell’s idiotic rules, so Jameis will most likely never be in the Creamsicle

  63. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes Erick…he such the better QB..that he’s going to ride the pine with some team for about 1-2 seasons while Winston is starting day 1.


  64. tmaxcon Says:

    sorry supersam I apologize for leaving you off the winston troll list. my bad.

  65. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    “Just their own opinion is all they have.”

    Just like it is your OPINION Jameis for-sure, absolutely, positively is going to be the pick. Why the hell had MM come to Tampa, or go to his pro day, or anything else if you have the No.1 pick, why waste your time? What kind of smoke would that be? Jameis is likely to be the pick, but I don’t think L&L know who they are going to pick yet.

    I’d give almost anything to see your face on draft night if Winston is not the pick, then again, if it is not a QB I might be there with you. 🙂

  66. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    “he such the better QB..that he’s going to ride the pine with some team for about 1-2 seasons while Winston is starting day 1.”

    You can pretend all you want like that is a bad thing. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, anyone?

  67. Buc1987 Says:

    CreamsicleBananaHammock…that’s quite alright. I don;t have any creamsicle jersey’s and I’ve waited since the creamsicle days for a franchise QB. So I see it as symbolic.

  68. The Buc Realist Says:

    I think that he will not show up for the full week. Once the Bucs call his name for the 1st overall pick in the 2015 draft. He will then appear in the sky as parachutes down to put on the Buccaneers hat, then walks right past Goodell and holds up both hands in Victory towards the crowd.

    and Buc1987 will bask in his righteousness!!!

  69. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Since 3/12 there have been 30 mock drafts added to the Walter Football mock draft database. All 30 have the Bucs taking Jameis

  70. Nybucsfan Says:

    Oh yea he is a team first guy. That why he stood up and ran his mouth so the back up could play well he watched or did he want the attention that’s why he ran his mouth

  71. Buc1987 Says:

    Sounds good to me Realist!

  72. Couch Fan Says:

    I embrace the hate because as I’ve said a long time ago. Winston is clearly embracing the hate and using it as fuel and us Buc fans will be the recipient of that product as Jameis leads us to the playoffs and beyond. Can’t wait!!

  73. Buc1987 Says:

    Realist…I just hope Bucs fans don’t get blinded by Winston’s shine.

    Better wear sunglasses when approaching him for an autograph…

  74. iamkingsu Says:

    1. He’s basically the consensus number 1 overall selection now go look at all mocks

    2. He met with the bucs at an unprecedented time for a number overall prospect

    3. After he met the with the bucs he met with the commish (unprecedented lol)

    4. He deletes his twitter, deciding to stay home and not attend, the contract will be next

    This is the NFL getting out ahead of media.

  75. SOOFIERCE Says:

    Has there ever been a #1 pick that wasn’t even present?

  76. I'm a great person Says:

    Seriously people, how many signs do we need? Two weeks ago he says “He wants to be the face of our franchise” and now he wants to hide his face on the biggest day of the year for our franchise? There’s only so many signs you can get before you marry someone that your marriage could fail, if you ignore them all and the marriage fails that’s on you. If the Bucs ignore all the signs that this marriage could fail that’s on them!

  77. Pickgrin Says:

    87 – I don’t blame you for wanting the creamsickle version of the Winston Jersey Erik has to buy you.

    The new Bucs jerseys are hideous. I will never buy one in that style. Bucs owners and management need to take a cue from L&L who wisely cut their mistake free agents after only one year. They need to admit that the new uniforms are terrible – that it was a bad error in judgement and that they are changing to something better or going back to the uniforms that represent this franchise’ glory years.

  78. Couch Fan Says:

    Lmao hiding his face? Your an idiot. You really think that they wont show Winston and have tons of cameras at his house like they do for all the draftees every year that choose to stay home?

    Another poor fool who likes to talk out of the wrong hole.

  79. MadMax Says:

    Nice, smart, safe move by him and his guiders. He knows he’s going #1, or at least top 5. And he knows the media hounds and gold diggers will come on full blast right afterwards. Better to be at home celebrating with close friends and family than to risk a possible distraction from some stranger trying to start crap with him. Well done Jameis.

  80. Couch Fan Says:

    Oh yea he is a team first guy. That why he stood up and ran his mouth so the back up could play well he watched or did he want the attention that’s why he ran his mouth

    I’m assuming your talking about his suspension. So by that logic, Derrick Brooks isn’t a team first guy as well since he got suspended to right? Or does it only work for Winston? Go head I dare you to be stupid enough to say Brooks is selfish. LOl

  81. mikeh Says:

    she is HOT? ERIC ! you have very low standards! yuck!

  82. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    “The new Bucs jerseys are hideous. I will never buy one in that style.”

    You and me both pal. The Bucs could win the Super Bowl every year from now until the day I die, and you will never catch me in one of those clown suits. What the hell were the Glazers thinking? Well, I guess it suits the franchise, which is in a state of a circus right now. Perhaps, after a winning season or two they will switch it back?

  83. Buc1987 Says:

    Couch Fan…it’s a sewing circle of women gossiping. That’s all I see when I read their foolish posts.

    This guy can’t wipe his ass the correct way for these people…..

    It really doesn’t matter what he does.


  84. I'm a great person Says:

    If the Bucs choose Winston and he’s not there to take the stage and put on the hat and take the Jersey and hold it up proudly that would be egg on the Bucs face and the Glazers faces. It would be a total embarrassment! Who was the last #1 overall pick to not be at the draft? Yeah, I’m the poor fool right? Take Winston’s junk off your chin for 30 seconds and think you idiot. We will be the laughing stock of the league on draft night, but you’re probably used to being laughed at with ignorant thought like your post above.

  85. crazy Says:

    Michael Sam and Oprah’s film crew did the same thing year to control the shots, right?

  86. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    And you think for one second that you are not part of that sewing circle 87? 🙂

  87. Buc1987 Says:

    Whoever called them Burger King uniforms on JBF hit the nail on the head.

    mikeh…has 4 BK uniforms with matching pants and a little name tag. One of the shirts has a grease stain on it from working the fry machine for a month before he was promoted to bun toaster.

  88. lions Says:

    Well I am surprised but not shocked. The media in New York is relentless, They will not let someone of his attitude sit and not get asked very tough questions. The media in Tampa on the other hand seems roll out the red carpet and the heck with the problems that will continue to follow him.

  89. iamkingsu Says:

    @I’m a great person

    Do you know who will be outside waiting in Chicago if winston shows up?? Roger didn’t even know if he was going to make it out of the NFL season last year as the commish. Roger is not going to let the NFL’S first major event of the year start the same way the season started last year.

  90. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    pickgrin, I’m pretty much with you on the uniforms…however….

    the red ones aren’t all that bad…i got a lavonte jersey last yr, even though i absolutely hated it, and it’s really grown on me.

    The red one’s are kinda nice. The white ones are absolutely god awful.

  91. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    87, I don’t know if I was the first, but I definitely have been calling them Uni’s by BK since the day the rolled them out

    Seattle’s look like they were designed by Mountain Dew, and ours were designed by Burger King

  92. Couch Fan Says:

    Yeah, I’m the poor fool right?


    At least you can admit it. First thing we can agree on.

    We’re laughing at you for thinking the Glazers would really care if Winston choose to stay home on draft night and share it with his family. Woah, what a horrid horrid person that is. Only haters would think thats an embarrisment. LMAO. I cant do anything but laugh at your stupidity. Keep it comin buddy.

  93. mikeh Says:

    hey buc 1987- stfu. you efinn punk I actually own a business building homes. you efinn Winston fans that’s all you do is come on here act like idiots! and talk about people like you know them shut your pie hole punk!

  94. mikeh Says:

    and what do you do live with your mom. and leach off her you friggin loser!

  95. Armando Says:

    Gators and their fans just suck

  96. Couch Fan Says:

    you efinn punk I actually own a business building homes.


    The Sims, doesn’t count.

  97. Buc1987 Says:

    mikeh….it must take forever building homes when you’re on JBF during the day time hours.

    Pick up that hammer son and get to work already.

  98. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    Never root for this Thug jameis. Cant take my daughter to a game and watch this piece of $hit. You all call yourselves fans. wow. You all make me sick.

  99. WhiTchDr Says:

    I have to admit that potentially not having the #1 pick present would be kind of weird but it is the players choice….

    Either way, on the biggest day of his life If he wants to be with those closest to him (family, friends, coaches, teammates, and whoever else) when his name is called then good for him; I see nothing wrong with that…

  100. mikeh Says:

    its called lunch ahole! and have not checked out more of you idiots posts in a couple days. check it! and now I know why. grow up! morons.

  101. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    Why are people bringing up the gators?

  102. catdaddy Says:

    CURTIS HATERBOI please keep ya trap closed u know nothing as we all can c dont draft home cause he’s a thug Thu u sound worse than the chic he supposedly assaulted aint no tellin what u got in yo closet of skeletons u just haven’t been caught JAMES IS A BEAST smart n is a tru field general what Tampa has needed since we became an organization show some respect n if u have kids prey they stay angels for lif cause no one is perfect N back n the 85 draft the first pick didn’t attend the draft either O does thst makes him a thug or stupid …James smart stay home its trouble n CHIRAC they way they robbing these not yet drafted players to chi-town is not the place to b on draft night

  103. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    Bucs are going Mariotta after this latest stunt. I have excellent sources in the bucs front office

  104. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Says:

    He’s so selfish…. How dare he spend the day with family and friends in his home town on what will be one of the biggest days of his life…

    I mean I don’t remember people getting upset at Joe Thomas when he skipped the draft when he was the 3rd overall pick to go fishing with his Dad.

    Again… Jameis can’t do anything right in the eyes of some people.

  105. mikeh Says:

    joe its not worth checking your site anymore. you have a bunch of wise a$$ know it all morons that have a man crush on a football player. that sit there and tell you about your life when they don’t even know you. IT SHOULD BE CALLED JOE BUCS KIDNERGARTEN. this site s***s know because of these idiots. they act just like the kid they want drafted like a child. good day joe!

  106. ADown88 Says:

    Lol. Winston haters (Mariota lovers) are so spastic. Chill fellas, jeez…

  107. ADown88 Says:

    @Curtis Gatorboy

    No you don’t… just stop. Lol

  108. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    Right mikeh?

    Whats with this forum wanting to draft this thug! obviously none of them are parents

  109. Curtis Gatorboy Says:


    yes I do. YOu dont know me!

  110. ADown88 Says:

    Mikeh and Curtis Gatorboy have to be tiny children.

  111. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    Just say the word that you really want to use.

  112. Buc1987 Says:

    Curtis Gatorboy…I have 2 daughters. One of them will be wearing a Winston jersey to games, the other really doesn’t care too much for football.

    The one that will be wearing the jersey to games is 17 years old.

  113. Buc1987 Says:

    Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    “Bucs are going Mariotta after this latest stunt.”

    What stunt? I guess you were one of the Buc fans that didn’t know that he was coming to Tampa for the last 2 weeks.

    There was no stunt at all, but then again you have family that work at One Buc so therefore it must be a stunt.

    Most Buc fans have known for awhile that Mariota was coming to town. To you this BREAKING NEWS, even though you have family that work at One Buc.

    Do you even realize how foolish you look, when you call it the “latest stunt”?

  114. Couch Fan Says:

    I wonder if gatorboy would be such a hater if someone accused his own son of being a rapist when there was no proof at all that he did such a thing… Would you try to clown him every chance you get and block his chances of being successful at anything the rest of his life?….

    I think not… I would wonder the samething about Mikeh but something tells me he can’t even get a girl.

  115. mikeh Says:

    married 30 years ahole! stfu. go back to your couch idiot you don’t no me at all. you effin chump!

  116. mikeh Says:

    some of you could use a good ole slap. no wonder this team sucks some of the fans have to be the worst in the NFL.

  117. mikeh Says:


  118. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “I think it’s even more funny how people just make these statements about how the Bucs are taking Mariota…”

    …no more silly than people predicting the Bucs draft Winston. Sure, you can mention how so many of the mockers are saying Winston…but in the end, even they are guessing. The Buccaneers have told no one who they plan to pick.

    If they had, there would be no debate.

    What’s funny is the people saying Mariota coming in is nothing more than a SMOKESCREEN.

    Newsflash to those people…when you have the number one pick, you don’t have to use a smokescreen. No one can steal it from you.

    The Bucs may be leaning in one direction, but they probably have not completely decided yet. They know this pick will make or break the franchise for the next 5-10 years, so they want to get it right.

    So they are taking their time, looking over the choices carefully.

    Imagine if they surprised everyone and took one of the other QBs instead, believing one of them were the best one in the draft? Probably won’t happen, but you never know.

    And that’s the point.

    Even the “experts” don’t know.

  119. ADown88 Says:


    I bet your wife is proud to be married to such a reasonable person.

  120. mikeh Says:

    WELL! don’t have time to argue with you kiddies some of us adults have to work for a living. which some of you probably never do.

  121. lions Says:

    I think the NFL politely told him it would be a good idea not to attend and to stay home. There are only so many things you can say about Winston without bringing up the elephant in the room. Does not look good for NFL pr and trying to get out from under the social issues that again would be front and center on a night the NFL wants to celebrate.

  122. Buc1987 Says:

    Spaz Spaz Spaz Spaz Spaz – Meatballs

  123. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “Yes Erick…he such the better QB..that he’s going to ride the pine with some team for about 1-2 seasons while Winston is starting day 1.”

    And Winston will be exercising in the courtyard while Mariota accepts his yellow jacket in 15 years.

  124. Buc1987 Says:

    mikeh ….yes do get some work done today.

    See tomorrow around 1:30. The next day around 3:30. Then the next around 2:30.

    Must take forever to build them houses.

  125. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai….or Mariota will spend his career on IR.

  126. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    iamkingsu Says
    “2. He met with the bucs at an unprecedented time for a number overall prospect”

    Okay…can I just call “bullspit?”

    Mariota is a week later and it’s still early, yet no one makes a big deal of it? Next thing you know, Winstonites will want their water turned into wine.

  127. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    iamkingsu Says
    “3. After he met the with the bucs he met with the commish (unprecedented lol) ”

    ALSO UNTRUE!!!!! Nearly all potential first picks meet with the commish. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.

  128. ADown88 Says:


    Most do, but because the commissioner sets it up. Winston set up his meeting with the league office himself.

  129. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai….did iamkingsu say that it was rare to meet with a team this early or Rappaport and many others did and he was just citing them?

    Because that’s what I read all over the net.

  130. ADown88 Says:


    “Okay…can I just call “bullspit?”

    Mariota is a week later and it’s still early, yet no one makes a big deal of it? Next thing you know, Winstonites will want their water turned into wine.”


    Winston met with the Bucs before free agency started, that is what was unprecedented.

  131. White Tiger Says:

    Hmm…A QB who LOVES the microphone…suddenly doesn’t want to attend the place where everyone asserts he could be the toast of the town?

    Sounds like someone doesn’t want to do a “Johnny Football”….

  132. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Couch Fan Says
    “You really think that they wont show Winston and have tons of cameras at his house like they do for all the draftees every year that choose to stay home?”

    If it came to that, of course there would be cameras. But he’ll be at the draft or he won’t be picked number one.

    When a team has the #1 pick, having their name called, going up on stage with the player…that is something every team in that position values. It’s huge advertizing.

    Throughout the year, the “With the number one pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…” video and images of them posing with the player and jersey would be used countless times on ESPN and NFLN. Just like the pick last year,

    If he is to be the Buccaneers pick, they will tell him to be there. And if he isn’t, it shows selfishness and they will not pick him. Period.

    And if he decides to put his foot down, it IS a red flag.

  133. Buc1987 Says:

    “In what might be an unprecedented visit for how early it occurred, quarterback Jameis Winston was in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday for an all-day meeting with the Buccaneers.”

    “What’s unusual about this trip is its timing. Typically prospects don’t begin visiting teams until April. People around the league could not remember a potential No. 1 overall pick visiting the team with the top selection this early in the process.” – Adam Schefter

    I’m calling BS on Schefter….

  134. Strider #FamousJameis Says:

    Yes jameis come to Ray jay we going to get turnt up

  135. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I am seeing an awful lot of justification taking place here.

    Is this enough to condemn Winston? No.

    But to say it isn’t one more red flag added to several? Stop lying to yourselves and us.

    Here’s an idea…make 2 lists. On one, list all the things to hold against Mariota. On the other, list all the things to hold against Winston. Be honest with the lists.

    See who comes out ahead.

  136. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Oh, so you are saying IAmKingsu was wrong, but it wasn’t his fault?

    I get it.

  137. Couch Fan Says:

    On come on, you think he wont be picked #1 if he doesnt come to the draft? Lol. Sometimes you make good arguments but sometimes you just say some crazy stuff.

  138. Couch Fan Says:

    So now its a prerequsit for draftees to attend the draft. Lol. Your right there is a lot of justification taking place here by the people who dont like Winston. Lol. I cant do anything but laugh.

    Why does the NFL even give these guys a choice then if they must attend or they wont get drafted. C’mon.

  139. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai….I’m saying Schefter and many others as well as iamkingsu said it was unprecedented.

    Not you though, to you it’s BS and that’s your opinion.

  140. Mr lucky Says:

    I’ve got to give thumbs up to Jaime53 and Eric as they are among the few logical posters with regards to this subject.

    Most of you homers here said Winston wouldn’t throw at the combine and guess what – you were wrong.

    Winston has NOTHING to gain by going to the live draft – NOTHING! If he went there could be all types of women’s groups protesting as well as reporters asking questions that frankly should be left alone. He was cleared and it’s time to start fresh and clean.

    Will going to NY improve his draft status? Will going get him more money? No & no, so why go?

    I think it’s refreshing to see a person think for themselves instead of being like a lemming.

  141. ADown88 Says:

    How is him wanting to spend time with his family and friends selfish? Lol. A red flag? Wth are you even talking about? You Winston haters turn everything into a “red flag”. And no, I dont think he will be attending the draft. He told the league office he wasn’t planning on attending.

    The man wants to be with his family and friends for the biggest day of his life (up to this point). Stop trying to make it something it’s not. It doesn’t mean he thinks he is not going #1, and it’s definitely not a “red flag”. That’s just plain dumb.

  142. I'm a great person Says:

    @Bonzai, I wouldn’t waste anymore energy on trying to explain to couch how Winston not being at the draft if they pick him at #1 would be bad for the team and ownership. It’s really a waste of time to attempt to open the mind of a close minded child. Obviously if Winston is the pick we as Bucs fans want him there to put that hat on and hold up our Jersey with pride. I still think he’ll be there and maybe the report is inaccurate.

  143. Buc1987 Says:

    ADown88…dude ANYTHING this kid does or says will be considered a “red flag”, even saying he wants to be as good as Manning and Brady.

    Everything’s a “red flag”.

    It’s all too comical these days at this point.

  144. Barry Says:

    “If she be moaning, I be boning”.

  145. Couch Fan Says:

    Yes your stupidity is a waste of time. As a Buc fan, I will be just as happy to see Jameis wearing our Hat and Jersey from the comfort of his own home, or our podieum the day after. I will also be happy to see him and his family jump for joy at their home when its finally announced that Jameis is the newest buc.

    See it doesnt matter to any real Buc fan where he puts the hat and jersey on. It only matters to the few imbeciles who are looking for any reason to bash him.

    Keep posting stupidity. It’s so enjoyable to listen to you make a fool of yourself. LMAO.

  146. Yanksbucsnoles Says:

    I keep reading that “no potential number one pick skips the draft” but I’m pretty sure Joe Thomas went fishing with his dad and skipped it. Relax.

  147. ADown88 Says:

    I think Jameis has made it VERY clear that he wants to be a Buc…. bad. Mariota on the other hand, not so much.

  148. Celly Says:

    I couldn’t care less if Winston was at the draft or not.

    So long as he’s there on day 1 of rookie mini camp, training camp and all other activities that matter.

    None of this other foolishness matters.

  149. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    cant beleive so many of you want this THUG on the team

  150. Celly Says:


    The 2015 version of n****r

    Please explain to me what Winston has done that is so “Thug-ish”

  151. Greg Schiano Says:

    You are so wrong…not what he will say or do that is a red flag. It is all about what he did and how he has never answered. He refused to answer any/all questions, he was never investigated, and now it is the Famous Jameis hour!

    The NFL has finally figured out how to protect the brand in regard to domestic violence, but 1 out of every 4 female students on college campus are sexually assaulted….and what is the punishment?

    You get to be the #1 pick in the draft and all of you want to take your wives and daughters to Ray Jay to watch this animal throw a football. Not me….I was out when Lovie threw the last game against the Saints just to get the first pick!

    Marcus may not be a polished pocket passer, but he would never embarrass the franchise!

  152. Wausa Says:

    Curtis Gatorboy and others on this board are clearly racists in their description and depiction of this young black male. Jameis just turned 21 and has handled the racist hatred extremely well.
    I can’t wait for him to hear his name called as the 1st overall draft pick for 2015

  153. phreakybucfan Says:

    Lol. I will cover all bets on Winston not going to the draft. Absolutely love the amount of comments though. Wow!

  154. Buc1987 Says:

    “The NFL has finally figured out how to protect the brand in regard to domestic violence, but 1 out of every 4 female students on college campus are sexually assaulted….and what is the punishment?”

    That stat has bee debunked numerous times on this site, but you keep making stuff up as you go along…it’s what you do.

  155. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Curtis Gatorboy Says:
    March 16th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    cant beleive so many of you want this THUG on the team”

    C’mon, just say the actual word you are thinking. Why hide behind “thug” when we all know what you want to call him?

  156. Daniel Says:

    @Curtis Gatorboy

    I think I speak for everyone when I say you can’t be taken seriously. Your undoubted bias towards and FSU QB is suffocating.

    Even if you did have family in the front office (which we all sincerely doubt) telling you what the GM and HC were doing would be career suicide.

    At this point I kind of just hope you’re trolling these message boards, because every time you write something Mariota hopefuls have got to be pissed you’re arguing the same side.

  157. grafikdetail Says:

    Celly nice website… will be in contact

  158. mikeh Says:

    @BUC1987- can see you were here all day flapping that jaw of yours. GET A JOB you loser. and for any of you other BIG MOUTH Winston fans say all you want about me or any of us that are not on your side about BOZO#5 but don’t talk about peoples wives or life that is just classless period! grow up! I don’t talk about your family or what you do for a living. so shut the f*** up.

  159. Buc1987 Says:

    Is that house built yet?

  160. mikeh Says:

    get a job yet?

  161. grafikdetail Says:

    Cincinnati Bengals in 1994, was the last No. 1 overall pick to not attend the draft.

  162. grafikdetail Says:

    Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson, who was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1994, was the last No. 1 overall pick to not attend the draft.

  163. Buc1987 Says:

    mike…I have a job. It’s on a computer.

  164. The Buc Realist Says:

    I would love to see that all these people saying that Winston not going to the draft is a bad thing. All the while the “REAL” plan is he backdoors a trip to show up at Raymond James on draft night, all to the Cheers of the true fans that are there that night!!!

  165. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    The only time I actually care about Winston putting on a Bucs jersey is on Sundays starting in August

    How he chooses to spend the biggest night of his life so far really doesn’t concern me in the least

  166. Buc1987 Says:

    @Joe I have to say that you do run a mad house of a site.

    Even though I’m sure you’re aware of that.

    I was bored yesterday so I went to PR and a few other sites to look around at the articles and the comments.

    Buc fans on those other comment boards are much more civil to eachother then they are over here.

    Mad house I tell ya, like night and day.

  167. Buc1987 Says:

    OMG Realist that place would erupt.

    I’m going to be there too…stop teasing me.

  168. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The only thing that bothers me as a Buc fan is that draft night is also our night…we earned it with 2-14 misery….I would love to have our pick on the stage with Roger…..putting on our hat & having a Buc jersey presented with #1….

    Now…..with that dunken Jets/Giants crowd…you have no idea how they will react when the name is called & it will be less with Winston absent (if picked)

  169. Buc1987 Says:

    I thought the draft was in Chicago this year….

  170. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…don’t worry about it. Winston will have his jersey on hand already, on the couch next to him before his name is called.

  171. The Buc Realist Says:


    I Know Right!

    Forget about Chicago fans and Roger Goodell! Get it done Glazers! Make it Happen!! Party at Ray Jay!!

  172. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Drunk Bears Fans…..instead…

  173. JBuc Says:

    It appears many of you have no idea of what this guy has been through over the past two years. I’m on record as saying I don’t believe her story, but regardless, he made an error in judgement that brought an immense amount of scrutiny for a college student. I am sure this is not how he envisioned his college career would go. When he left the Title 9 hearing he looked like he had been thru 12 with Tyson.

    I would imagine this whole thing has been humbling and he wants to hang out with the people that stood with him throughout. Seems reasonable to me. It shows me at he’s possibly over the hype and better understands what might be most important.