Jameis Winston, Chicken Wings & Doug Williams

May 13th, 2015

Jameis rookieTampa Bay fans have heard about how Bucs icon and new Ring of Honor inductee Doug Williams is helping mentor Jameis Winston.

Joe’s got more info.

Speaking at One Buc Palace today at a ceremony honoring his Ring of Honor induction, Williams said he met Jameis on the banquet circuit more than a year ago.

The two struck up a relationship, and Williams joked about how it’s been challenging to maintain because Jameis texts him and Williams isn’t much of a texter. However, Williams and Jameis manage to connect with phone calls and their relationship has reached new heights.

Last night, per Williams, he and Jameis ate chicken wings for 90 minutes at a Lee Roy Selmon’s restaurant.

Williams is a big Winston fan — he said it various ways on and off the podium — and believes Winston is right for all aspects of his new franchise quarterback gig.

Joe’s glad the man drafted to be the Bucs franchise QB in 1978 is there for the new man on campus. It can only help accelerate Jameis’ maturity on and off the field.

24 Responses to “Jameis Winston, Chicken Wings & Doug Williams”

  1. Mariota Joe Says:

    And maturity acceleration off the field is soooo necessary….and not expected. (But I thought he was “NFL ready” on the field?)

    By the way, hasn’t Williams been booted out of Bucdom? Twice? (Hell, the old bastid Culverhouse almost refused to sign him as a rookie.)

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    If he’s good enough for Doug, he’s good enough for me but I still warn Joe and his minions that they are building the intial pedestal too high…should slow the process and give JW a chance to learn and grow….

  3. WalkdaPlank Says:

    “Last night, per Williams, he and Jameis ate chicken wings for 90 minutes at a Lee Roy Selmon’s restaurant.”

    What brand of toilet paper does Jameis use?

  4. robert 9 Says:

    damn I want some wings now!!!

    damn you weight watchers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    You managed to mention Jameis Winston without calling him America’s quarterback. I’m impressed!

  6. Luther Says:

    “What brand of toilet paper does Jameis use?”

    For the first game of the season, it will be “Mariota Joe” brand

  7. robert 9 Says:


    he doesn’t poop. just like kim jung un

  8. Eric Says:

    Very true Tom, but I’m sure you will agree that Doug showed signs of stardom right from the get go.

    That’s all I want to see.

    Remember the pass from on his butt? That was a classic.

  9. mitch Says:

    I have pretty even expectations for the season. Getting to .500 would be a nice start. Anything over that is gravy for a first year QB, re-tooled OL, and new offense.

  10. Mariota Joe Says:

    Luther likes me. Muah!

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    @mitch- I agree. I think anything more is setting yourself up for disappointment. Too many people have put this kid on such a high pedestal. Last time I checked, 2-14 is not one player away, more like a dozen!

  12. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Last time Jamesi faced a good defense was in this past Rose Bowl…..the NFL defensive coordinators and players and smiling….Jamesi is a rookie…he will struggle

  13. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Leroy Selmon’s wing are awesome! The barbecue have that smoked old school flavor. Delicious!

  14. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Mmmmmmm wings.

    Wake me when it’s preseason.

  15. IK Says:

    Celery sticks would have been better

  16. DrFeelgood Says:

    Jameis will not struggle as much as people think he will, in my opinion. He will at times, but he is gonna kick ass!! Unlike Glennon, he will not miss open receivers that would have kept drives alive and will lead us to great things. How many reputable people have to vouch for this stud before you doubters climb on board? Embrace the phenomenon!! Be thankful. It’s all good. Go Bucs!!!

  17. BuccaneEric Says:

    Am I the only one that thinks, maybe, just maybe, Winston shouldn’t be eating wings for 90 miniutes straight. I’d like to see him playing at 215-220.

  18. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Russell Wilson’s a rookie he’ll struggle…Dan Marino is a rookie he’ll struggle…Ben Roethlisberger is a rookie he’ll struggle. Notice a trend here?

    Rookie QB’s generally struggle because if they’re top picks they’re going to the worst team in the league. The Bucs had the worst record but except for the negativity here the reality is that the Bucs are far from the worst team in the league talent wise or now coaching wise. We have an actual NFL professional OC and QB coach as well. Lovie’s defense was improving by the end of the year.

    As Polian or one of the old NFL GM’s pointed out Fameis has a great chance to be successful because of all the talent around him now. If the two rookie lineman can play anywhere near the Cowboy rookie OL of last year we’ll be fine and Fameis will lead us to ten wins.

    I’m not cutting Fameis much slack as a rookie after all this endless he’s a football genius…a studying machine buried in the playbook.

    You know what. I believe all these reports. Ten wins in our crap division is no major achievement!!! I EXPECT it. I’ll then live with one and done in the playoffs and give Fameis that much slack. But in the regular season I think he and the Bucs are going to kick some butt and take some lumps as well. But overall the Saints..nor the Panthers scare me a bit and the Dixie Chicks are in the same boat as us…lots and lots of IFS.

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    Nice to see Jameis and Doug Williams spending time together. The young man has a ton of good influences around him.

    I remember reading that Jameis’ father was a big Doug Williams fan and continued to be a Bucs fan – which then kind of got transferred to Jameis – which is one of the reasons why Jameis really wanted to play for the Buccaneers.

  20. BuccaneEric Says:

    Winston said he was an Eagles fan growing up because of Cunningham and McNabb. I believe he told that to Big Dog.

  21. WS99 Says:

    Totally Confident – 6.45%
    Very Confident – 7.6%
    Confident – 29.25%
    Little Confidence – 31.29%
    No Confidence – 25.41%

    I am now part of the majority, the 31%.

    #embarassment #itsabucslife

  22. mikeh Says:

    so who is it brooks Williams Jackson? just to name a few. but lovie and the pinhead crew is not worried about jaboob! sounds like there is a new watch dog every week. ya no worries. idiots.

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  24. tval Says:

    I consider myself the biggest jameis supporter, but first and foremost a qb guy.. Its not that we’re naive to the fact he’ll suffer growing pains. Its the simple fact ive never seen a qb answer every mistake hes made in a game, 2 fold. Thats watching very passionately for 25+ years. He may have a cpl seasons of bringing himself and his boys up to championship level, i can agree. But year 2, if they come together, and year 3 inevitably watch out!! 🙂 i honestly know he’ll kill some playoff hopes this year