“He Wants To Study More”

May 13th, 2015

bellGolf junkie in the house.

Joe’s talking about rookie Bucs wide receiver Kenny Bell, who also revealed he thinks Jameis Winston is one of the greatest individuals he’s ever encountered.

Bell hopped on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday and dropped all kinds of interesting nuggets.

Among the highlights:

*Bell explained the NFL Draft wasn’t stressful for him as a fifth-round pick because he played 90 holes of golf to stay relaxed during the first two days of the draft, before playing more golf the morning of Day 3, when he was picked that afternoon.

*The Buccaneers playbook was a real eye-opener to him, and infinitely more complicated than his Nebraska experience.

*Regarding that playbook, Bell said his Bucs roommate, Jameis Winston, is obsessed with studying it. Bell said Winston’s intelligence and dedication is superior, describing how Bucs rookies are working now from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Then we get back to the hotel and [Jameis] wants to study more.

Enjoy the full audio below. Get to know Mr. Bell.

15 Responses to ““He Wants To Study More””

  1. JMan Says:

    I wanted either Tyler Lockett or Kenny Bell as I stated a nch of times. I’m excited to have this guy play for us. When that day comes he can slide over to #1 or #2 on the depth chart or stick in the slot for years.

    He’s gonna blow up this year.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:


    You may be the first guy in the history of football who is that excited over a fifth round draft pick…

    Good on ‘ya….

  3. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    #1??? You do realize they’res this monster name Mike Evans on this team right?

  4. knucknbuc Says:

    Good interview. Kenny sounds like a very mature young guy can’t wait to see him on the field for us. I think in 2 years or so he’s vjax replacement. Kid was such a steal in the 5th round if he didn’t go to Nebraska he would of probably been a 2nd rounder. His qbs were hot garbage his time there.

  5. Ray Rice Says:

    Preparation! Preparation! Preparation! JDubb will be just fine. I like it!

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Finding a QB like Tom Brady in the 6th round is rare indeed. Joe has documented how the starting QB’s in the league are primarily come from the first couple of rounds if not the first, but WR’s can be found later in draft.

    Marques Colson of the Saints is the obvious example in our division. A 7th rounder.

    I would not be surprised at all if Bell turned out to be a starter. Louis Murphy was drafted only one round earlier than Bell. I like Murphy because I’m a St. Pete Guy. Murphy ran a 4..32 at the combine so he’s not slow.

    Between Murphy and Bell and the hopeful emergence of a healthy ASJ as well as Sims out of the backfield to go along with VJAX and ME, it appears Fameis will have plenty of solid targets.

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    BTW 90 holes of golf in two days is playing some freaking golf.

    When I was younger I used to play 36 quite a bit and by the final nine I was wiped out. One day a buddy and I decided to go nuking futs and played 3 rounds, 54 holes and we were totally wasted by the final few holes. I can’t imagine turning around the next day and playing another 36 the next day.

    Then again I was in my mid 30’s and not a 20 something professional athlete. Still that’s a LOT of golf.

  8. Snook Says:

    Not to mention, he sounds like another positive influence on Jamies…

  9. Mariota Joe Says:

    JBF…is this a story about Bell or Infamous (aka “America’s quarterback”…..LOL)

  10. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Wonder what he’s shooting on the course? If he’s your average golfer (90 to 100+ strokes) then that’s a lot of swings!

  11. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Mariota Joe, its a post about the Bucs

  12. drdneast Says:

    I just like the guys hair. Our new LB has a good wig going, too.
    Throwback ‘fro. Love ’em.

  13. Lou. Says:


    You only got wasted by the last few holes?

    God, you sure held your liquor.

  14. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    Mariotta: Go away!

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    LMAO. I never drank until the “19th hole”. Or in this case the 55th hole. That was actually part of the downer. I was too freaking tired to even down a couple Vodka tonics.

    I rarely drink anything but water on the course. But I certainly take your point.