First Round NFL Draft, Open Thread

April 30th, 2015

Well Bucs fans, tonight could be historic. The Bucs may finally get their franchise quarterback.

Hold up! Tonight is not just about the first pick. Tampa Bay very well could trade back up into the first round.

Stay tuned. Have fun. Damn, it seemed like this night would never come. Bang it here with all of your comments and concerns as the first round unfolds.

314 Responses to “First Round NFL Draft, Open Thread”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    Greetings Fellow Bucs Fans!

    Tonight is arguably a top ten moment in Bucs history! Perhaps a top 5 moment? Certainly the most important night in 12 years.

  2. Jacko101 Says:

    I love your site, how’s that for a Start? Thanks for all you do.

  3. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Let the games begin!

  4. simeon 97 Says:

    I do not expect them to draft Winston.

  5. NicevilleLawrence Says:

    nice hooters you got there, the owls.

  6. NicevilleLawrence Says:

    after getting that out, Jaboo is gonna bring a new level to Bucdom.

    Our losers will transform before our eyes. something gerald mccoy couldnt do.

  7. Dave Pear Says:

    Let’s get this party started!!!

  8. robert 9 Says:

    Mike Glennon is pumping iron right now knowing he’ll start next year. Let’s go draft. Looking forward to the haul from trading the pick.

    you heard it here 1st.

  9. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Photo looks like “round”
    very nice !

  10. NicevilleLawrence Says:

    lame Robert 9, so lame.

  11. Eric Says:

    Did Joe write something?

    couldn’t focus off the picture…..

  12. Eric Says:

    RJS needs to erupt in Dave Pear fist pumps when they call the name.

  13. ATrain Says:

    Hope they have a camera on Winston because if the Bucs don’t take him his facial expressions will be priceless. haha.

  14. ander Says:

    @Atrain it would be because that means they used this 21 year old Qb this whole time, as a result i would find it disrespectful by the bucs and lowclass

  15. NicevilleLawrence Says:

    remember when we picked cadillac instead of aaron rodgers…i do

  16. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    robert 9 Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    we can bring up the consistent degradation of white females by black males for conquest, making up for slavery??

  17. megadaveuk Says:

    Trading Doug is a mistake that we will pay for if it happens. Lets get Jameis woot

  18. DI Says:

    The best opinion I’ve heard a reporter give for the Bucs picking Winston was from Bomani Jones.

    He said the Bucs have been selling Winston so much and getting the community comfortable with the idea with them drafting him for so long that if they didn’t draft him everyone would be upset.

    I agree. The Bucs have subtly done a lot to get people to warm up to the idea that they’ll draft Winston despite doing the responsible thing and doing their due diligence in vetting Mariota. If the Bucs don’t draft Winston, I’ll be shocked.

  19. ander Says:


    totally agree

  20. HarriMags1 Says:

    Let the games begin! Winston begins his long career as a BUC tonight!

  21. Bucnut2 Says:

    Everyone who wants Winston. Be careful what you wish for. He’ll be a buc tonight and the excuse making will begin.

  22. DI Says:


    Why should we be careful what we wish for? What excuses? I’m sorry, if you’re implying something, I don’t follow.

    The only thing I got from your comment was, “are you sure you’re a Buc fan?”

  23. MadMax Says:

    Hmm, Lael Collins will be available to be drafted and they’re saying no team will draft him. Why not? They said he’s not a suspect, just wanted him for questioning. If he’s still there in the 3rd or 4th, or later, I think we should take a chance.

  24. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    So, if anyone ever says Winston supporters are playing the race card, below is EXACTLY the thing we are talking about:

    “Robert 9 Says:
    January 28th, 2015 at 4:31 pm
    oh brandon….the race card again?

    robert 9 Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    we can bring up the consistent degradation of white females by black males for conquest, making up for slavery??”

    You can deny being a racist, but, most racists can’t help but be themselves. It’s fine if someone doesn’t think Winston is the correct pick, but, it’s different when your pointy white hat is hitting people in the eye.

  25. MadMax Says:

    Oh, welcome to the Bucs Winston!!!!! 🙂

  26. ndog Says:

    Tonight it all changes and hopefully for the better and that of course means drafting Jameis.

  27. LargoBuc Says:

    Our Bucs habe the rare chance to draft a talent quarterback first overall that can come in day one and turn our franchise into winners. As long as said quarterback works hard on and off the field to produce and just be himself, the leadership will come in due time. I beleive that quarterback to be Jameis Winston. He has the knowledge and the skill to be a NFL quarterback. He just has to grind every friggin day to take on NFL defenses. I know with Lovie in charge and Koetter by his side surrounded by some gifted playmakers, that he along with our offensive line will grow into an elite quarterback and turn the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners and ultimately a stable franchise. It starts tonight. Go Bucs!

  28. The Real Drew Says:

    Talk of the Bucs getting back into the bottom of the first round. Denver said it wants to draft a QB, but maybe they will take Glennon and our 2nd for pick 28 and a late round pick. Of course, it depends on whose avialable at OT or DE.

  29. Pete Mitchell Says:

    The way this is all coming together makes me think the Bucs have been eyeballing Winston since last year’s draft. With picking Evans, ASJ, and Simms along with playing McCown way past the point when they should have.

  30. Luther Says:

    Got my crab legs from Publix heating up now…ready for the draft.

  31. Whocares92 Says:

    I can feel it coming in the air tonight
    And I’ve been waiting for a QB for all my life…

  32. bucrightoff Says:

    The Real Drew Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 5:40 pm
    Talk of the Bucs getting back into the bottom of the first round. Denver said it wants to draft a QB, but maybe they will take Glennon and our 2nd for pick 28 and a late round pick. Of course, it depends on whose avialable at OT or DE.

    Yeah that would be a disaster. Glennon at that point is probably at least 85% likely to be better than Jameis or Mariota. He’d be going to a real NFL team, with real NFL people running it, and a legend to learn under.

  33. Whocares92 Says:

    Both Winston and Mariota will have better careers than Glennon no matter where he goes, or they go.

  34. Pa Privateer Says:

    I support the BUCS and thoroughly enjoy Joebucsfan. Thank you for your hard and dedicated work.

    Having said that, My choice is Mariota. But will support give full supprt to JW because I am a Bucs fan first. Bring on the Draft and the new blood.

    QB in the 1st, OL 2-4 and flyers after that

  35. Dreambig Says:

    I lost any faith in Glennon last year based on his play on the field. He had a opportunity and was unable to take advantage of it. There is no defensive coordinator who says oh crap, we just got the lead and now we have to deal with Glennon. Having said that, he is still young, he may still have a good career, if he ends up in the right situation, maybe like a Chris Chandler or Brad Johnson. It just wont be here.

  36. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Well as much as I wanted to channel my inner “Soup Nazi” and tell 87 NO JABOO FOR YOU! even I have to resign to the fact that the FSU coaches coming to Tampa with Winston is certainly looking like it’s Winston barring an epic trade offer in the 11th hour…which I doubt will be to the magnitude the Bucs deem necessary since most franchises probably realize neither Mariota or Winston are worth that kind of ransom. Hide the BB guns and hope to God the team can help this kid grow up into a responsible adult fast. I’m a Bucs fan regardless of what the team does, so I’m used to disappointment.

  37. MrGone Says:

    Time to get our QB. Welcome to Tampa Jameis!!

  38. MadMax Says:

    When they showed Jameis walking earlier today in Alabama, he was walking slow and awkward like he has a leg injury or maybe a lower back injury. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything. He’d better be ok. Maybe just pulled something during a workout or from playing golf the other day.

  39. mac Says:

    La’El Collins is going to stay in the draft… Should the Bucs take him if he falls to the third?

    How low does a player fall when he is being questioned regarding the murder of his pregnant ex girlfriend?

    To me this is one of the most interesting side stories of this draft… Especially because the Bucs need lineman bad!!!

  40. TheShaz Says:

    Just got home. Had to turn off 620 WDAE because there is something about “The Big Chihuahua” just grates on a person.

  41. MadMax Says:

    @mac, hard to tell if he’s really involved or not, I would think that he isnt (knowing he’s about to get drafted in the 1st and paid), but if he’s there in the 3rd or later, I hope we take a chance. If it turns out that he really was ONLY wanted for questioning, then we’ll get a much needed break. At the same time though, I feel bad for that girl and her family….such a sad situation for them.

  42. Celly Says:

    The Real Drew Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Talk of the Bucs getting back into the bottom of the first round. Denver said it wants to draft a QB, but maybe they will take Glennon and our 2nd for pick 28 and a late round pick. Of course, it depends on whose avialable at OT or DE.

    There’s no way i give up Glennon, our second, PLUS a late round pick to move from 34-28. In that case, Glennon would equal the late round pick we would give up and that should be it.

    bucrightoff Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    The Real Drew Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 5:40 pm
    Talk of the Bucs getting back into the bottom of the first round. Denver said it wants to draft a QB, but maybe they will take Glennon and our 2nd for pick 28 and a late round pick. Of course, it depends on whose avialable at OT or DE.

    Yeah that would be a disaster. Glennon at that point is probably at least 85% likely to be better than Jameis or Mariota. He’d be going to a real NFL team, with real NFL people running it, and a legend to learn under.

    Its been stated before that Peyton does NOT like to be that teacher/mentor. So you’re implying that Glennon would do well learning behind Peyton is likely incorrect.

    If that was the case, i’m sure Osweiler would be a much better QB than he is and the Donkeys wouldn’t even been looking for a QB.

  43. The Real Drew Says:

    Talk now that the Eagles are trying to get to #1. They don’t have anything worth it to make that trade. Sam Bradford, Evan Mathis, this years 1st and 2nd, 2016 1st, 2017 1st, still doesn’t seem worth it. Sam Bradford with his injury status just doesn’t even factor in to me.

  44. mac Says:

    @ madmax

    I agree… And not to make light of the tragedy… But you have to admit this is a very odd situation…

    Police: Mr. Collins we need to speak with you regarding the murder of your pregnant ex..
    Collins: Can it wait until tomorrow I’m getting drafted into the NFL at the moment…

  45. The Real Drew Says:

    I said we GET a late round pick too Celly

  46. The Real Drew Says:

    Also as I stated, Denver has said they have interest in drafting a QB, so Peyton’s interest in tutoring is irrelevant.

  47. Roland Says:

    Jdubb has an 70-80% chance of failure imo and a low ceiling as a success. Jdubb suffers from :Long release on medium and long range throws. Inconsistent front foot placement. Reliance on a primary receiver (locking in and throwing to covered player). Not seeing middle of the field defenders even in easy read situations. Poor game plan implementation (See the plethora of first half INTs). Poor fitness (Lovie Smith “When he gets to the next level he’ll take fitness seriously” Ummmm yeah, 15 mil and now he’ll work hard).
    And then there is a chance his moral compass doesn’t point north.
    I just can’t fathom taking him over a 50/50 shot on MM who has such a high, high ceiling…

  48. Bucnut2 Says:

    Eagles trying to trade up to 1. I love it! Let’s get Bradford and a boatload of picks!!!

  49. Roland Says:

    “Usually teams, and scouts, and GMs, and coaches, if they make mistakes it’s not from talent, it’s from above the shoulders. You want to make sure you’re getting the right person.”
    Jason Licht
    Well Licht you are about to take the lesser talented player who has the most questions about what goes on above the shoulders.
    Don’t be a fool Licht. Listen to Jason Licht.

  50. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Almost magic time! No matter who we take some will be happy, some will be upset, but hopefully everyone is excited for the future! Lot of rumors floating around….we’ll see what happens!

  51. Celly Says:

    @The Real Drew

    I’ve been at work for almost 9 hours now, staring at a computer screen, so my reading comprehension MAY be a little off, so my apologies.

    Also, the other statement i made was meant towards bucrightoff.

  52. The Real Drew Says:

    No problem Celly, just ready to get this thing started

  53. Celly Says:


    If i ate shellfish, i would get some crablegs from Publix, but since i don’t, maybe i’ll just get some Mardi Gras wings from Publix instead…

    Cause you know, all black people like chicken, right @robert???

  54. Luther Says:

    Bucs are NOT trading with Eagles…rumor already shot down

  55. Robert 9 Says:

    Y’all ready for some crow??

  56. MadMax Says:

    Im really liking Donovan Smith and Laken Tomlinson’s interviews on nfl network….very smart guys!

  57. ndog Says:

    Our fan base is just clueless! On 620 today basically every caller was against us drafting Jameis. These people are clueless man saying things like “long term they truly believe Maroita will be better long term”. How exactly does he improve so much with limited practice time in the NFL, shorten off season program, and his lack of NFL style experience? People just say crap to say crap workout any thought of its validity.

  58. Luther Says:

    @Bob 10 reports are that the Bucs are ready to have him in town at OBP 4:00pm tomorrow #Bookit

  59. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Players I would be happy with…
    These are drawn from my wish lists that I previously posted, with a few more added. These are not in order of preference. Hopefully, the Bucs will call some of these names, because I believe these players will fit the Tampa schemes perfectly.

    Quarterback Position
    Jameis Winston
    Marcus Mariota

    Either would make me happy, long as we take one.

    Offensive Tackle
    Brandon Scherff
    Jake Fisher
    Austin Shepherd

    I think Jake Fisher would best fit the Bucs, but the others are good too.

    Offensive Guard
    A. J. Cann
    Daryl Williams
    Mitch Morse*
    Daryl Williams

    The “*” means the player is able to fit in other positions as well.

    Offensive Center
    Cameron Erving
    Mitch Morse*
    Ali Marpet

    Not much chance of getting Erving, but Mitch Morse might well be available for us later.

    Offensive Wide Reciever/Returner
    Kenny Bell

    He’s a speedster and has returned a couple punts for TDs in college. He might be the answer for the slot or kick returns.

    Tight End/Halfback/Fullback
    Nick O’Leary

    I know, on the surface, we have enough tight ends, but I actually see him as our lead blocker and playing in an Alstott role. He has better hands than Alstott did though. Hits hard.

    Defensive Inside Linebacker
    Eric Kendricks

    I have been pushing this guy out there for months. I’m not at all convinced Carter is the solution at ILB. This guy would be. He is perfect for the scheme, and though he is ranked lower than a couple others, I believe he will end up being the best cover 2 ILB in the draft.

    Defensive End
    Nate Orchard
    Marcus Hardison
    Danielle Hunter

    I’ve thought hard about this one. I know other DEs are getting talked up big, but I believe Nate Orchard would be the best fit for the Bucs that is within reach.

    Spencer Roth

    Michael Koenen would be worth his check if he were still playing like he once did. While there is a chance he just had a bad year, he is 32 now and can only get worse. Replacing him would mean saving cap room, and the punting game can get no worse than it has been. Roth is the best punter in the draft, and I think would still be there in round 6.

  60. Couch Fan Says:

    1 hour til Jameis is a Buc!!

  61. BuccaneEric Says:

    45 miniutes and we begin to have hope for the future! Jameis or Mariota!! Go Bucs!!!

  62. Bill Says:

    How lucky are we to have the number 1 pick in a year with 2 exceptional QB prospects? Some teams pick #1 with no reasonable QB option.

  63. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I would be surprised if there is not some kind of trade announced in the next 45 minutes…maybe not the Bucs necessarily, but somebody trying to move up into the top 5.

  64. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    When Jameis Winston was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: “What is courage?” He received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.

    Jameis Winston once urinated in a semi truck’s gas tank as a joke. That truck is now known as Optimus Prime.

    Jameis Winston lost both his legs in a car accident, but he still managed to walk it off.

    Jameis Winston can play the violin with a piano.

    Jameis Winston had a role in star wars as The Force.

    Giraffes were invented when Jameis Winston laid an uppercut to a horse.

    While learning CPR Jameis Winston actually brought the practice dummy to life.

    Jesus can walk on water, Jameis Winston can swim through land.

  65. The Real Drew Says:

    If Lael Collins has nothing to do with the murder, then I just feel awful for this guy.

  66. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    3rd Round prediction:

    If he is available, the Bucs will pick…Nate Orchard

  67. BuccaneEric Says:

    Jeagan, I hear ya on that one. Probably after teams are on the clock though!!

  68. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    btw, Joe, I don’t know if you did anything, but the website is loading pretty fast now.

  69. Robert 9 Says:

    God dell speaking saying they don’t rely on the police to make their decisions……specifically mentioning sexual assault. Oh boy..

  70. BuccaneEric Says:

    Bonzai, I’d like a Guard in round 3, but I like your Orchard pick!! He’ll be there I think.

  71. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Celly Says
    Cause you know, all black people like chicken, right @robert???

    I doubt all, but a lot do. So do a lot of white people. And Chinese. And Latinos. And pretty much any race.

    But you are right…robert9 exposed himself in this thread.

  72. Robert 9 Says:

    Yeah man….if Collins is innocent it really sux……and why would he do something like that given the timing. Doesn’t add up. Feel for the guy

  73. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    The Bucs had him in for a visit too.

  74. WS99 Says:

    Did somebody say jameis winston?? Can you smellllllllllll what the qbkilla is cookin?!??!?!??

  75. BuccaneEric Says:

    Bonzai, nice. I’ll be looking for that tomorrow night. I’ve got a bet tonight with one of my boys!!! Can’t wait

  76. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    ndog Says
    Our fan base is just clueless! On 620 today basically every caller was against us drafting Jameis. These people are clueless man saying things like “long term they truly believe Maroita will be better long term”. How exactly does he improve so much with limited practice time in the NFL, shorten off season program, and his lack of NFL style experience? People just say crap to say crap workout any thought of its validity.

    I listened and they said in the LONG TERM. They also said that even if we take Winston, it will be 2-3 years before the team is any good at best.

    I agree with that.

    Mariota actually is the better QB. Only those who have not looked closely thing otherwise. He’s faster in action and instinct, he obviously reads defenses, and he plays pass first when the pass is called. He’s mobile, he has a perfect handoff, and he is always aware of the pocket.

    He can play with tough, but needs a little work. His arm is as strong as Winstons, which is what Gruden noted.

    Winstonites are the most guilty of making assumptions. Winston is good, but he’s got as money faults. If you list the faults side by side, and then consider which ones can be trained out of a QB, them Mariota wins.

    BUT…the pick will be Winston, so we’ll have to hope for the best.

  77. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “tough” = “touch”
    “money” = “many”

    Typing in the dark tonight 😛

  78. WS99 Says:


    Elsa called and she said “let it go let it go “

  79. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    A pimp called and said “let her go let her go!”

  80. WS99 Says:

    Lmao. Touché

  81. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    heh. Danny Shelton is stylin’!

  82. BuccaneerBonzai Says:



  83. Jeagan1999 Says:

    How about a WR in Round 3? Dorsett from Miami would be a great slot guy to compliment V-Jax and Evans…runs a blazing fast 4.33!

    I know we need Oline and DE help, but offensive weapons would help a new QB.

  84. Firethecannons Says:

    Joe – I don’t always agree with your articles but I respect your opinion and everything you do for us bucs fans. I’m on your site everyday but rarely post cause some of ya’ll posters are batsh*t crazy. Whoever the pick is has my blessing and here’s to a bright future in Tampa!

  85. BuccaneEric Says:

    Almost time!! I hope we’re making the right choice. Where is 87 and Erik Clean guy??? It’s jersey time!!’

  86. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I know we have so many other needs, but I would so much like to get Nick O’Leary somehow.

    Not at the expense of Oline though.

    The way I see it, the only way we can compete this year would be going all offense until the 6th round, then pick a punter.

  87. Dave Pear Says:

    IF every thing you say is true.
    How come the real experts, you know the ones making the actual pick, don’t agree with you?

  88. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    87 might be at the stadium.

  89. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    If they move back into the first, who are they targeting? OL? DE?

  90. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I think I read he said was going to Joe’s draft party

  91. Joe Says:

    Ed Werder just reported (live from One Buc Palace) Bucs are inclined to keep the pick and yes, it would be @Jaboowins

  92. Dave Pear Says:

    Yeah. I read where 87 had reserved FRONT ROW seats.

  93. MadMax Says:

    Famous Jameis in about 15 mins 😀

  94. bucrightoff Says:

    Joe Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 7:53 pm
    Ed Werder just reported (live from One Buc Palace) Bucs are inclined to keep the pick and yes, it would be @Jaboowins

    Translation: Up your offer Chip. And he’s crazy enough to up it.

  95. WS99 Says:


    Post some pics on ig.

  96. MadMax Says:

    I hope they target Landon Collins if they trade back into the 1st.

  97. WS99 Says:

    FML of all the days and all the available times I have to go shit now. FML

  98. WS99 Says:

    FML. Now I have to go take a dump. Great timing

  99. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Get your tissues and scented candles ready Winstonites, we got a QB to draft!

  100. Pickgrin Says:


    Unplug the GD phone and draft the best QB!


    Do NOT trade our best ever chance at a superstar QB!!!!!!!!!!

  101. P'cola Buc Says:

    ——–Sung to the tune of The Bugs Bunny Theme Song———–
    “This is It!”
    This is it, take the stage,
    Jameis Winston, is all the rage,
    He needs no combines or pro days no more,
    His future is all in store!

    Be the Pick, Be number 1,
    Come to Tampa, to dazzle and stun,
    Forget now Andrew Luck,
    Cuz Jameis Winston’s a Buc!

  102. Dave Pear Says:

    I call it ” taking a Barry!”

  103. WS99 Says:

    I know that’s right. Trying to hold it. Lol

  104. Costa Rica John Says:

    Found a bar called Las Amigos showing the draft in Costa Rica…..lets go Bucs.

  105. MadMax Says:

    Its destiny…….NO trade will change it!

  106. Pickgrin Says:

    OK -I’m using it now. Just like in poker.

    Cmon Bucs – “ONE TIME”! One Time draft a franchise QB that becomes a star and signs/deserves a big 2nd contract. Draft Jameis Winston!!

  107. Skyline Crew Says:

    Excited to see who falls out of first for us.

  108. WS99 Says:

    Tampabay is on the clock. How long will it take

  109. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Here we GO!

  110. MadMax Says:

    Chip Kelly….please pass out right now!

  111. celly Says:

    i saw Jason Licht on the phone as well as Winston on the phone (with, coincidentally, a Buccaneer red phone case)…..

  112. P'cola Buc Says:

    Never seen so much attention given to the Buccaneers. It’s great!

  113. Pickgrin Says:

    They just showed the Glazers on the phone congratulating Jameis

  114. WS99 Says:

    Wtf are you waiting for? Come on!!!

  115. bucrightoff Says:

    P’cola Buc Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 8:09 pm
    Never seen so much attention given to the Buccaneers. It’s great

    Yeah! Let’s go 1-15 next year so it can happen again! …..

  116. MadMax Says:

    Its Winston!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  117. MM-ARMY Says:

    Mariota just got off the phone with Licht.

    Now pushing buttons of all JW fans…lol


  118. celly Says:

    pick is in!!!!

    get your last few posts in now robert, barry, fungi

  119. Phillip Says:

    To all the morons who said I didn’t have a source to Mel Kiper saying JW5 having 7 off the field incidents use your dvr and listen to him say it himself on ESPN.

    Don’t care who we draft just wanted to prove my point correct.

    Go Bucs

  120. JW-ARMY Says:


  121. Pickgrin Says:

    Boom Goes the Dynamite!

  122. WalkdaPlank Says:


  123. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    In my best Ric Flair: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    For some of you and Los Joses, smoke ’em if ya got ’em, and have a favorite adult beverage, mi amigos!! (Pablo?)

    For others, he’s a Buccaneer now, hopefully you’ll eventually view him differently, given the chance. I think you will enjoy his pressers.

    And for a select few of you

  124. Dave Pear Says:

    That’s what I’m talking about!

  125. celly Says:

    its official!!!

    a new day in tampa.

    Raymond Jameis Stadium

    enjoy the crow with your side of dolphin, robert…

    you won’t be missed

  126. WantstaStayaBuc Says:


  127. Skyline Crew Says:

    No surprise here. Now for excitement at 2.

  128. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    We did it!

  129. WS99 Says:

    Time to get to work!!!!

  130. Couch Fan Says:

    Welcome to Tampa, Jameis!!!!

  131. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Well congrats to the pro-Winston crowd, you got your guy. Hope you all are right about him

  132. Buccfan37 Says:

    Congrats Buc fans!!

  133. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


  134. P'cola Buc Says:


  135. Costa Rica John Says:

    No doubt about it. Winston will be our QB for years to come.

  136. Rob Says:

    Huge gamble. Start praying. Go Bucs!

  137. BucsRokk26 Says:

    Hahaha… That is the right pick!!! Let’s go Bucs!

  138. Pickgrin Says:

    Welcome to Tampa Bay Jameis!

    We got your back my brother.

    Its time to work your ass off to become the best QB you can possibly be.

    Get this man a playbook. RIGHT NOW. – LOL

  139. MadMax Says:

    Tenn about to trade!

  140. Dave Pear Says:

    Na Na Na Na
    Na Na Na Na
    Hey Hey Hey
    See ya robert9
    See ya Barry
    See ya subpar sam
    See ya wantstastayabuc
    See ya Greg
    See ya all you Winston haters.
    What a wonderful day.

  141. P'cola Buc Says:

    Time to get positive. Time to rally around our Buccaneers. Let’s leave the doubts aside. He is now officially a Buccaneer. Let’s reunite. Let’s pull for the young man. Let’s give him the opportunity to be our franchise quarterback. Go Bucs!

  142. unbelievable Says:

    Congrats JW and Bucs, time to get to Work!

    Now that the easy one is picked, let’s hope L&L make some power moves over the next 2 days! They need to hit the draft out of the park this year.

  143. MadMax Says:

    Id go Williams if I were them!

  144. Skyline Crew Says:

    Told you Mariota wasn’t going to Jets.

  145. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m excited. Never liked the Vinny pick.

    The Bucs finally took a worthwhile QB at #1

  146. MadMax Says:

    Mariota gone…..unless a trade were to occur!

  147. unbelievable Says:

    Titans fans are prob stoked too

  148. celly Says:

    feel bad for Mariota…

    his best chance at success would’ve been in Philly. would’ve liked to see Chip find a way to get him….

  149. Pickgrin Says:

    I knew the QBs were gonna go 1-2.

    1st game of the season could be interesting.

  150. Skyline Crew Says:

    Eagles tried to trade with us.

  151. WalkdaPlank Says:

    So it looks like Mariota didn’t fall like some Winstonites thought.

  152. DallasBuc Says:

    A New Hope

  153. Robert 10 Says:

    Who’d they pick?

  154. celly Says:


    they showed the Titans draft party and they didn’t look stoked. just complacent.

  155. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Im seeing names i’ve never seen before already

  156. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Congrats Jameis!
    Keep your eyes and ears open….
    Keep your nose in the playbook…
    And keep your ass out of trouble!

    Go Bucs!

  157. Bucnut2 Says:

    Picks like this are why the bucs will not be great. Good teams don’t pick this guy, desperate teams do.

  158. Bill Says:

    To the Winston skeptics…. this guy is a blast to root for, he’s fun, and wins a lot of games.

    Time to rename the “Den of depression”!!!

  159. Dave Pear Says:

    Robert 10,
    That’s actually pretty funny.

  160. Luther Says:

    It’s a wrap!!! Buh Bye future Dolphin and Jags fans

  161. grafikdetail Says:


  162. Luther Says:

    I thought he would be Bob 10 but hey

  163. Luther Says:

    Winston will wear #3 as a Buc

  164. Skyline Crew Says:

    Draft is flying by.

  165. Skyline Crew Says:

    Terrible pick by Raiders.

  166. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Geez as Bucs fans we’re already a shrinking fanbase, let’s not try chasing our fellow Bucs fans away just because they wanted a different player. Robert 9 may have left but welcome Robert 10 🙂

  167. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Mike Mayock has not missed on one prediction yet.

  168. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Wow Raiders passed on Leonard Williams!?!? No wonder that team is a perennial top 5 draft selector

  169. Dave Pear Says:


  170. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    And boom, his first wrong one, lol. I jinxed him.

  171. MadMax Says:

    Bet the Jets go Williams!

  172. MadMax Says:

    Told ya

  173. MadMax Says:

    Man, that Jets D is gonna be a force, especially with Revis back in the mix!

  174. Jim Says:

    Goooooooo #3!!!!!!!! Taaaaaaampaaaaa Baaaaaaay!!!!

  175. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    Nasty d-line in NY

  176. Dave Pear Says:


  177. Dave Pear Says:

    NASCAR fans are going to end up loving Winston.

  178. MadMax Says:

    Yes sir LWD!!! Plus Revis island. Thats about all Rex paid attention to, that D, and they just added ANOTHER major weapon. I really thought they would go WR.

  179. MadMax Says:

    Beasley probably for ATL

  180. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Aren’t NASCAR drivers also called “racists”?
    (get it????) 😉

  181. MadMax Says:

    lol, good one Bonzai!

  182. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Falcons pick is in…bet they take someone I want in round 2. They always cause problems.

  183. g8rbuc Says:

    I feel Falcons take Gurley. They need DE but Gurley is game changer

  184. MadMax Says:

    Told ya!

  185. g8rbuc Says:

    Well I was wrong and thankfully so, I feel Beasley will be a bust so that helps the Bucs.

  186. g8rbuc Says:

    Anyone think we trade Glennon by tomorrow night to move up and/or add a pick and the sign a FA QB like Campbell?

  187. MadMax Says:

    I think Giants go Peat!

  188. MadMax Says:

    Peat or Flowers.

  189. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    They won’t trade him (Glennon) because Winston hasn’t beat him out to start.

    (That was a joke 😉 )

  190. MadMax Says:

    Yup! Flowers

  191. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Man, Goodell almost gave me a heart attack. I heard “Eric” and I gasped, lol.

    Thank God it was Flowers, not the other one!

  192. JW-ARMY Says:

    Dave Pear Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 8:19 pm
    Na Na Na Na
    Na Na Na Na
    Hey Hey Hey
    See ya robert9
    See ya Barry
    See ya subpar sam
    See ya wantstastayabuc
    See ya Greg
    See ya all you Winston haters.
    What a wonderful day.

    ^^^^^^ This is the kind of immature stuff I was referencing about some of the JW supporters….those of us MM fans will act like adults and not respond and support JW now that he is a Buc.


  193. Patrick in VA Says:

    Really excited to have a QB worth having in the building. Need to have a quality draft rounds 2-7. Here’s to the good guys pulling it out. Already off to a good start

  194. g8rbuc Says:

    Parker goes to STL I think.

  195. MadMax Says:

    I havent kept up with the Rams….I dont have a clue.

  196. the real Bucobruce Says:

    well I guess I’m on the Jamis bandwagon now let’s go Jameis Winston I think we’re going to have some great rivalry between him and Cam Newton I see them as the two best teams in the south now its your breathing the same getting old and no talent and the Falcons with the new defensive coach I think the office will struggle Ryan will throw lots of pics to the box and we will dominate them as well.regardless of what side you want me to Winston or Marcus we’re all in this together so everyone give me a bay.Tampaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  197. MadMax Says:

    All I know is IF (BIG IF) we want Landon Collins or Peat, we better move into the 20th or 19th.

  198. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “JW-ARMY Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    ^^^^^^ This is the kind of immature stuff I was referencing about some of the JW supporters….those of us MM fans will act like adults and not respond and support JW now that he is a Buc.”

    “John Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Knew a black coach would pick a black QB. Can you name 5 black QB’s who fit in the mold of Rogers, Luck, Elway, Marino or Brady???? Didn’t think so”

    Let’s just say there’s better looks for everyone….

  199. Dave Pear Says:

    Jw army,
    New name?
    I was responding to true venom spewers.
    Hatred mongers.
    Oh, and I can be much more immature.
    Suck out!

  200. BuccaneEric Says:

    I’ve been a Bucs fan since Vinny was drafted and this might be the first time I’ve been excited about the future of our offense!!!!

  201. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I would say you are wrong, but not with the roll you are on.

  202. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If Erving is there when we pick, do we take him?

  203. WS99 Says:

    Great pick by the Rams just happy he didn’t go to ATL.

  204. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I was wrong. There are some racist mother effers on JBF. (as commenters)

  205. MadMax Says:

    Minn prob goes Cooper.

  206. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Hope the Vikings take a RB. Then they might release AP.

  207. WS99 Says:


    You can’t fix this right at the top of that list.

  208. MadMax Says:

    lol Bonzai…..whoops, missed it. They went Waynes.

  209. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I know who I want in round 2, but I’m afraid to say it. Don’t want to jinx it.

  210. Skyline Crew Says:

    Jameis is going to wear #3. How pissed are the people with a #5 jersey.

  211. MaHaBoNe.D Buc Says:

    bucobruce…was that english?

  212. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Who the Browns picking MadMax? QB?

  213. BuccaneEric Says:

    Bonzai, I’m not a big fan of Erving but he would be a built in comfort level for Jameis. I couldn’t argue with that pick

  214. JW-ARMY Says:

    Looking forward to watching JWs first TD. @ HOME in RAYJAY vs Titans and Mariota….. Unbelievable match up the way that worked out.

    Sept 13 Game 1 v Titans

  215. MadMax Says:

    I dont see Erving there, but if he is, we use him as Center and kick EDS to RG. But I REALLY want us to get SS Collins! Everything else can be O line after that.

  216. MadMax Says:

    Exactly BuccEric.

  217. BuccaneEric Says:

    If I’m the Browns I go Parker

  218. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Erving isn’t who I actually want, but I can accept him. I think Mitch Morse would serve us better in a later round. He plays guard and center. So we would have the option of playing him at either.

  219. MadMax Says:

    Oh, Probably Shelton.

  220. MadMax Says:

    Yup! Nice pickup. I thought he would go sooner though.

  221. JW-ARMY Says:

    #3 lol

    JW jersey

  222. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I could live with the SS pick, but still not the one I’m hoping for.

    What do you think of Jake Fisher at some point? At OT?

  223. MadMax Says:

    I think the Saints just might trade…..or go Cooper.

  224. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    heh. Goodell just hugged a big man who is wearing a skirt. LOL

  225. Stanglassman Says:

    Am I missing something here Madmax? I thought La ‘el Collins was dropping well out of the first few rds. How can you draft someone that maybe connected to a murder charge and failed a bunch of drug test?
    I want Clemmings or Donovan Smith, but the Bucs know knees so it could be Oqbuehi.

  226. MadMax Says:

    Im good with Fisher. Thats why I hope we use a pick from next year to move back up instead of using a 2nd or 3rd from this year.

  227. g8rbuc Says:

    Do Bucs make play to move back into first for OL? Need to protect new QB

  228. MadMax Says:

    @Stan, Im talking about SS Landon Collins

  229. Stanglassman Says:

    I love Cam E. but he won’t be there at 34 but if he is within reach he is the only one of the bunch I’d move up to grab.

  230. bucswarrior1977 Says:

    Wth is that guy wearing…lol.

  231. BuccaneEric Says:

    Stan, he talking about Landon Collins, safety from Alabama

  232. Skyline Crew Says:

    We’ll have to trade up for Fisher

  233. Dave Pear Says:

    Jw army,
    Less than 24 hours ago you were posting under the name MM Army and writing some pretty vile things about Winston.
    Now you are the new president of the JW Army?
    Very immature.

  234. BuccaneEric Says:

    I’m waiting till the end of round one to go to bed. Gotta wait for the trade up

  235. MadMax Says:

    Dang!!!! There goes Peat….oh well.

  236. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think it depends on how quickly players on their board start going.

    So far, only one of my guys on my board is gone. So it’s possible there will be a bunch of choices (knock on wood).

  237. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    On my board I tried to put guys that would possibly be available as well, so we’ll see.

  238. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Dolphins cutting it close.

  239. MadMax Says:

    Dan m beer, I forgot Cooper was gone, lol.

  240. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bucobruce… better late than never… Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

  241. April Says:

    All Winston jerseys sold out at RJS. People could not get their hands on them fast enough!

  242. delson Says:

    Damn I need a beer to wash the jameis pick down. Oh well pewter n red till I die lets get shane ray or gregory

  243. lurker Says:

    so oline is dropping fast

  244. Luther Says:

    @April I ordered mine online…site was really slow

  245. Stanglassman Says:

    Oh- Gotcha Madmax. I knew something was wrong. I don’t like taking a S this early in drafts. Not with the OL we have. Loved Swaringer in college, wonder why Houston wants him out? You got to like that 2 RB went in the 1st helps get those quality OT down further. Houston going WR Cen FL or Burkely prep. kid?

  246. Stanglassman Says:

    I got my Fameis shirt on. So excited about getting him. Loved his interview. Thanked Buc Nation among others.

  247. BuccaneEric Says:

    If they trade up I hope it’s for OLine

  248. delson Says:

    Can’t wait to see mike evans catch those throws mccown couldn’t hit or wouldn’t throw! Lol come on dunkaneers! No fly zone was bs but I’ll believe in the dunkaneers

  249. MadMax Says:

    @Stan, I normally wouldnt want Safety this early, but its a KEY position for our Tampa2. Just remember John Lynch. The SS must have great instinct and tackling ability. He doesnt have to be the fastest in 1 on 1 coverage in the open field. The speed is in anticipation and football IQ. We need that for Tampa2 to work.

  250. Buc1987 Says:

    No meltdown for Joe or Buc1987.

  251. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Lovie on press conference: “What can’t he do? Run the 40.”

    Funny man.

  252. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Buc1987, were you at the stadium?

  253. Architek Says:

    Welcome home Jameis!

  254. Buc1987 Says:

    I went to Pete and Shorty’s…

  255. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    So far, so good.

  256. Buc1987 Says:

    I missed the Jameis jersey by one number on my ticket…

    Oh well it was a number 5 jersey anyways…with the name Jameis on the back.

    It was a chill atmosphere with lots of fans wanting the pick to be Winston to begin with. So when the name was called off. They cheered pretty loud.

  257. Buc1987 Says:

    Now draft me that LT.

  258. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    87, is Joe falling down drunk yet? lol

  259. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Browns take Erving

  260. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…You’ll have to ask him that I didn’t even see his reaction when the pick came in. I was inside and he was outside most of the time.

    He tried to give away a Sabby the Goat jersey though…I don’t think anyone wanted it.

  261. lurker Says:

    who is left at oline?

  262. Dave Pear Says:

    Joe should at least give you a sideline pass for one of our home games.
    You definitely carried the Winston torch since the season ended.
    Go Bucs!

  263. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    LMAO, 87!

  264. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Some good names, but I don’t want to jinx us, so I ain’t saying them, lol.

  265. BUCS-ARMY Says:

    Jw army,
    Less than 24 hours ago you were posting under the name MM Army and writing some pretty vile things about Winston.
    Now you are the new president of the JW Army?
    Very immature.
    I always said I would support any new QB…just pick a QB…. preferred MM but thats over now…move on bro. I always said both QBs were not nfl ready.

    I never wrote anything vile or even rude about JW.

    I support the BUCS.

  266. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Last year the pick I wanted in round 2 went at the end of round 1, so I’m clenching through the whole round 😉

  267. Big Irish Says:

    Standby! I feel a disturbance in The Force. Could the Bucs be trading into the bottom of the 1st round?

  268. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sorry I missed the party…..Neighbor Falcon fan brought me some crab legs…..he got his choice…Beasley….said he was worried we had Winston now.

  269. Stanglassman Says:

    This is the part of the draft I hate, all the OT players you want flyin off the board.

  270. Skyline Crew Says:

    He really wanted Beasley? Sorry for him.

  271. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    @Big Irish

    We may not need to trade up.

  272. lurker Says:

    “Some good names, but I don’t want to jinx us, so I ain’t saying them, lol.”

    ha hahhhhhhh i totally understand.

  273. Buc1987 Says:

    Damn Shane Ray gone.

  274. BucPuck Says:

    Fisher, Humphries, and Collins still out there!

  275. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    There’s a huge difference between the people who maybe weren’t wanting to draft Winston to the people who called him a “POS”

    Same way some Gators were bias and some were totally fair.

    We are all Bucs. Hope people can let it go.

  276. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Damn, there goes Humphries.

  277. BuccaneEric Says:

    O Lineman are flying off the board now

  278. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    JINX! lol

  279. WalkdaPlank Says:

    With the way O-line are flying off the board, maybe the Bucs trade up? Hmmm…

  280. Buc1987 Says:

    Walk….that’s what I’m hoping for.

  281. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I say don’t trade up. We need the picks, and there are options that will be there.

  282. delson Says:

    @buccaneerbonzai I agree keep the picks

  283. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trade up with Detroit for Fisher….or Indy will pick him……

  284. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    Enjoy your earnings. It’s been a journey.

    Watch the Lovie and Licht interviews. It feels like reading the last few months of JBF posts.

  285. BuccaneEric Says:

    I can’t wait to hear 620 tomorrow!!!!!

  286. BuccaneEric Says:

    I was hoping DJ would be there in round 2

  287. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    One thing is certain…mock drafts are crappy, lol.

    There are guys going to the second round that no one thought would fall.

    I say take BPA at position of need. Looking like several options will be there.

  288. delson Says:

    Eric kendricks please!

  289. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    “Trade up with Detroit for Fisher….or Indy will pick him……”

    See? Panicking would have cost us picks. Indy didn’t take him.

  290. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We could get Clemmings or Fisher with #34

  291. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Wow. I want my guy, but I did not expect Fisher to be there. Two picks left tonight.

  292. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    FYI the guy who did the MariotaJoe blog is totally gone.


  293. lurker Says:

    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
    · 9m 9 minutes ago
    After round 1, players still on board: Landon Collins, Randy Gregory, Devin Smith, Dorial Green-Beckham, Bryce Petty, La’el Collins.

  294. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Wow. Wow. WOW!

    The Buccaneers are assured a really good choice with their next pick tomorrow.

    OT Jake Fisher or ILB Eric Kendricks

    Can’t go wrong with either one!

  295. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Suprised Indy didn’t take Fisher….could be our fortune….

    I am nervous tomorrow that Lovie will go defense with #34…..hope not.

  296. Couch Fan Says:

    Gregory is still available to…

  297. lurker Says:

    ok, so now who do you want buccbonzai?

  298. lurker Says:

    oops, didn’t refresh…lol

  299. Stanglassman Says:

    Looks like it’s Gregory or TJ Clemmings whoever drops. Maybe L. Kendricks or Landon Collins. I just hope they don’t reach for Fisher if Clemmings is gone or take La’ el Collins with so many questions marks in his future.

  300. delson Says:

    My vote is for eric kendricks. Then we can trade back into the 2nd n grab an oline or nate orchard

  301. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    ILB Eric Kendricks, but Jake Fisher would be good also.

    I want Nate in rnd 3.

    If it takes more than our 7ths I don’t want to trade. Frankly, I don’t trust Jason’s trade ability.

  302. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Fisher isn’t a reach in round 2. He’s a bargain.

  303. BuccaneEric Says:

    I want O Line, but I’d have a hard time passing on Dorial if Titans don’t pick him!!!

  304. TheYucStopsHere! Says:

    Can’t wait for tmw!!!

  305. Stanglassman Says:

    I just think Bruce Carter is going to be really good MLB is LKendricks is a luxury pick when you need OL so bad. Clemmings is a beast I just know Tenn is going to grab him so you got to take Gregory and play him at DE. A lot of people on JBF were wanting him to be the #1 overall a month ago and he falls to you at 34 you take him if Clemmings is gone.

  306. Stanglassman Says:

    Fisher is a late 2nd early 3rd IMO. If he is there 1st pick in 3rd sure.

  307. Stanglassman Says:

    Did everybody see Jaboo eating crab legs today after the pick wearing #3 buc jersey? Is he really taking a Kicker #?

  308. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    We need to draft Randy Gregory with our 2nd pick. he is way too talented to pass on and we desperately need.a DE!

  309. grafikdetail Says:

    ok who was the idiot at the stadium w/ the Mariota jersey? LOL

  310. BucGator Says:

    Lots of good options! Trading down a few spots may be the okay.

  311. BucGator Says:

    Plus is Collins was not involved with that murder and is cleared, he is a top ten talent.

  312. lurker Says:

    so collins or gregory, whomever is left after pick #33.?!

  313. MadMax Says:

    Alright, finally got a little sleep. Woke up and Landon Collins and Randy Gregory are still there…..NICE!

  314. BuccaneEric Says:

    Last time I checked I think Gregory was only weighing in the 230s. Way too small for a 4-3 DE.