George Johnson: Always Win Now

May 24th, 2015
New Bucs DE George Johnson, shown here in his first go-round with the Bucs, went off on Twitter yesterday about teams no focused on winning.

New Bucs DE George Johnson, shown here in his first go-round with the Bucs, went off on Twitter yesterday about teams not focused on winning.

Joe loves passion from football players because that often means losing tears at their very soul.

Then again, you have to be careful who is displaying such emotion. Anthony Collins used to get bent out of shape at losing, too.

Apparently, new Bucs defensive end George Johnson cares enough about winning he went off on a beautiful rant at the thought of an NFL team not trying to win.

Yesterday, a link that moved on Twitter from headlined “Stephen Ross told Dolphins’ execs to go into win-now mode,” sure got the attention of the Bucs’ new defensive end seconds later. It seems he took the headline to mean the Dolphins were not prioritizing winning until Ross’ edict.

Man, that is a beautiful rant! Joe loved it. What makes it special was that Johnson teed off about not focusing on winning in May! ]

If Johnson is that driven in May, when most people are awash in beer and liquor on a holiday weekend, Johnson ought to be really charged up come September.

Love that passion! Now if that can just rub off on a couple of Bucs offensive linemen, then it would go along way toward the six wins Joe foresees in 2015, tripling their win total from last season.

Johnson later apologized on Twitter for his rant. George, there is no need to apologize. In fact, thanks for the emotion.

20 Responses to “George Johnson: Always Win Now”

  1. DooshLaRue Says:

    Maybe some of GJ’s fire will rub off on GMC.

  2. Joseph Mamma Says:

    So if your prediction is correct Joe the Buc’s get six wins, that would give Lovie 8 wins for two seasons. That’s pathetic, no matter the excuse.

  3. ptwalk Says:

    This team not winning is far from McCoy’s fault. He is the best DT in the game, today.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Last year you predicted too many wins, this year too few, imo. America’s Quarterback will lead the Bucs to a more respectable win total than six.

  5. Buc-A-New Says:

    We would have won At Least 6 games with a Healthy MG at the helm from day one last yr. There is Zero excuses for not winning more than 6 with an upgrade at QB, OL, OC and QBCoach

  6. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    When he isn’t taking plays off in the 2nd half of games ptwalk.

  7. ATrain Says:

    9 and 7 … Our offense will be much better.

    Defense will be top 5 in league

    Mark it ATrain said it today…

    Go Bucs!!!!

  8. BUCutalkinbout Says:

    We are going to murder with the 3 step drop, too many targets to cover! ASG will b huge for us. Sims will be awesome out the back
    Top 5 D and boom!!! 10-6

  9. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    Winning is easier in May. Lets see how he fares in the August sauna that is Raymond James Stadium.

  10. Larry Says:

    I think Ross means that he is willing to open the checkbook to win now…ie Ndamukong Suh.

  11. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    You go A-Train! I’m buyin’ what you’re selling!

  12. 98bucsfan Says:

    I love the positive mindset that GJ is coming in with. No one should be bashing GMC though. Doesn’t anyone remember the video he made saying “2-14 NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!” GMC is not the reason for any bad mentality towards winning. We already know that America’s Quarterback has that win-now mentality, I just hope the Oline has it too.

  13. Ryan Is Awesome! Says:

    Hey Joe will you be at One Buc on Tuesday to watch the practice.

  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Week 1
    Sep 13 4:25PMEDT * Titans
    Odds of Tampa Win- 48 percent

    Week 2
    Sep 20 1:00PMEDT ) AT Saints
    Odds of Tampa Win- 24 percent

    Week 3
    Sep 27 1:00PMEDT ) AT Texans
    Odds of Tampa Win- 27 percent

    Week 4
    Oct 4 1:00PMEDT ) Panthers
    Odds of Tampa Win- 16 percent

    Week 5
    Oct 11 1:00PMEDT * Jaguars
    Odds of Tampa Win- 63 percent

    Week 6 BYE

    Week 7
    Oct 25 1:00PMEDT ) AT Redskins
    Odds of Tampa Win- 78 percent

    Week 8
    Nov 1 1:00PMEST ) AT Falcons
    Odds of Tampa Win- 86 percent

    Week 9
    Nov 8 4:05PMEST ) Giants
    Odds of Tampa Win- 63 percent

    Week 10
    Nov 15 1:00PMEST ) Cowboys
    Odds of Tampa Win- 27 percent

    Week 11
    Nov 22 1:00PMEST ) AT Eagles
    Odds of Tampa Win- 41 percent

    Week 12
    Nov 29 1:00PMEST ) AT Colts
    Odds of Tampa Win- 12 percent

    Week 13
    Dec 6 1:00PMEST ) Falcons
    Odds of Tampa Win- 50 percent

    Week 14
    Dec 13 1:00PMEST ) Saints
    Odds of Tampa Win- 39 percent
    Week 15
    Dec 17 8:25PMEST , AT Rams
    Odds of Tampa Win- 47 percent

    Week 16
    Dec 27 1:00PMEST ) Bears
    Odds of Tampa Win- 30 percent

    Week 17 Injuries, injuries, injuries
    Jan 3 1:00PMEST ) AT Panthers
    Odds of Tampa Win- 14 percent

    These odds may change as the off season progresses and we learn more about our draft picks…and as more FAs are brought in.

    So, a very real chance for going 6-10 or worse. The reason is this…a good offensive line can make a rookie QB look great. But that’s not what we have here.

    We have a DEVELOPING offensive line drafted in the same year as our QB, so it will take time for everyone to get things going.


    Time. It will take it.

  15. Joe Says:


    Next Bucs media availability — unless it changes in the next day or two — is Thursday, and yes, Joe will be there.

  16. Joe Says:

    So if your prediction is correct Joe the Buc’s get six wins, that would give Lovie 8 wins for two seasons. That’s pathetic, no matter the excuse.

    True, however, if a team triples its number of wins in a year, that’s damned good progress, especially with a rookie quarterback.

    (Frankly, there is no excuse for going 2-14. That is very much on Lovie, as it should be.)

    If the Bucs get six wins (or more), Joe would be totally shocked if Lovie was let go. Floored actually.

    No, fans probably don’t want to hear that. Always remember and never forget this team was 2-14 last year for a reason.

  17. Ryan Is Awesome! Says:

    Sweet! I envy you Joe, you a lucky man. Cant wait to come home read about the practice.

  18. Cannuckbuc Says:

    Just wanted to say that I live in Canada and this site helps me to feel likeI am up on all thinks Bucs….. Thanks Joes and hope you all have a great long weekend

  19. Joe Says:


    Thanks for the kind words and your loyalty. Hope you have a nice weekend as well.

  20. ATrain Says:

    OK Bonzai

    Hey you go

    Saints will have a terrible year they are falling apart.

    Redskins please dead skins

    Eagles done all talent gone or pissed the coach let them go

    Jags enough said

    Texans no offense

    Falcons OC knows how to bet them…