Learn, Not Master

May 9th, 2015

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It seems for America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, the Holy Grail of football is mastering the playbook.

It may never happen but the key is absorbing as much as possible.

That’s the word from Jameis.

He seemed to scoff at learning Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter’s playbook. Rather, Winston wanted to improve each time he takes the practice field.

“You are never going to be able to master the playbook,” Jameis said. “I just believe you are going to get better every day. That is the path I am taking and I hope it does me well.

That seems like an intelligent answer. Jameis, who admitted he was up until 1 a.m. studying the Bucs playbook Friday morning, isn’t going to stress out by trying to memorize each nuance of the playbook in two weeks. Rather, he is going to do what Bucs brass expects, improve each day, every day.

As long as a player continues to improve, what more can you ask?

25 Responses to “Learn, Not Master”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I thought we were getting too much Winston coverage BEFORE the draft, lol.

    Hey, Joe, any progress on a mobile site version?

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

    It’s off topic but I just caught wind King Jamies counter suing ya girl ms. Kinsmin. Happy to hear that. Time to hasten some of the voltures if you know what I mean.

  3. Strider #FamousJameis Says:

    I hope Jameis just doesn’t do anything stupid offField

  4. Gator - Bucs Says:

    Joe, why do you continually try to turn people off on Winston by saying thi ng such as “America’s QB”?
    There is absolutely Nothing about him that even Hints at America’s QB. Is it even possible to have some non Jameis Nutt Hugging in some of your articles. He is my QB now and I would like to be able to look at him for what he is. Not what you paint him to be.

  5. tval Says:

    Yeah, you dont file counter claim, instead of settling, when you are guilty. You are opening yourself up bigtime if theres a shred of evidence to support her claims. Jameis will forever clear his name. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her drop her suit entirely. Mr cornwell has made clune & co look like amateurs throughout the entire process. Dont expect anything different here.

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

    I’ll get right on that Gator buc.

  7. tval Says:

    Americas qb has shown innocent till proven guilty is a nice bumper sticker, but when youre a succesful young black man and a shady white woman accuses you of wrongdoing its just not the case..joe is thumbing his nose at the haters. And fyi, everyone whose been vindicated, in their unbridled support of jameis, loves it!! 🙂

  8. cover deuce Says:

    I’m excited too, Joe…but “Americas quarterback?” Really?

  9. Tom Edrington Says:

    All for Jameis to be great, that being said, had to check the Tribune for some unbiased coverage that referred to his first day as “erratic” which is what those of sound mind would expect…..

    Joe had started construction of a pedestal and most here are gladly carrying the bricks and mortar…..

    I say let the young man do his thing without sky-high expectations….he will be as good as the players around him and that was how it was at Florida State, he can be elite with elite talent around him…..

    What sort of talent will be around him this season is To Be Determined……

  10. pick6 Says:

    Joe – I’m all for your creative license, But have any of these nicknames NOT been a huge jinx since the founding of your Site? Stick with the pejoratives, a la “beli-cheat”. JW was flying high while you highlighted his misdemeanors in his intro…hmmm…

  11. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    As long as a player continues to improve, what more can you ask?

    I think that totally depends on the pace of improvement. Personally I expect ten wins this season barring any wholesale injury. I expect the Bucs to be playing better the second half of the season than the first.

    And so yes I’m asking for improvement…SIGNIFICANT improvement. MG8 could win at least 8 games next year with our crapola division and schedule and an improved defense and better OL. So I expect 10 from Fameis.

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    I like the Americas Quarterback moniker Joe. Jameis is the single most important buccaneer hands down. Hopefully Jameis magic will counter the incompetent head coach.

  13. Charlie7 Says:

    We Winston supporters agree with you Joe on him being Americas QB. We look at the glass as filling to the top not half empty like these other sad sacks!! If you don’t want to hear the hype about Jameis find another site to follow because after all this is”JoeBucsFan” and not “Letmewhinebecauseitsnotwhatiwantohear”

  14. SSG Mike Says:

    You freaks need to take it easy with “Savior, Holy Grail” crap. All you are doing is feeding the extra pressure that this kid is going to feel with his situation as the new starter on a bad team in need of a lift. Don’t crush his already narcissistic psyche before the season even starts. Give the kid a few games to show us what he has for the NFL before you put not just the weight of a franchise but the weight of Tampa Bay on his shoulders. This kid should be great we just have to let it unfold a bit before we start the ” he’s the next coming” bullspit. Go Jameis! Go Bucs!

  15. Jfat Says:

    Charlie… It’s not that there isn’t optimism. But calling him “America’s QB” doesn’t make sense. He hasn’t won jack, and now that he’s a buc the majority of the country really doesn’t care about him (unless more negative pub comes about).

    The label just has a kiss ass kind of feel to it, a lot like your post.

  16. drdneast Says:

    StPeteBucFan, I usually agree with you but 10 wins is a lofty goal for a rookie QB with two rookie offensive lineman projected st start with a new OC.
    It took the Giants at least a half of a season to get comfortable with their new system with an experienced franchise QB.
    Of course any new system is better than last years which consisted of slamming the ball into the middle, continuing to pound the ball against 8man fronts of 2nd and 9 and doing down and outs and fly routes all day.
    8 wins would be a great improvement and more than that is icing on the cake..
    Andrew Luck was certainly more pro ready than Winston and I think he took a team that was only one year away from the playoffs after losing Peyton Manning to 10 wins. The pieces were definitely already in place for Luck to be successful.
    Can’t say the same for our beloved Bucs after a dozen years of miserable drafts.

  17. DEEnice07 Says:

    Raymond Jameis

  18. Get Over It Says:

    Where the ‘F’ is Rboert 9. Did he finally go to Miami like he threatened?

  19. Bill Byrne Says:

    I wish Joe and other sports media types would STOP with all the Winston hype!!!
    If Winston falters and does not live up to all the expectations, all fans and media types will be critical and disappointed. Even John Elway, Dan Moreno, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and other rookie QB’s struggled their first year. Only RG111 and Andrew Luck are recent examples of rookie success stories.

    JOE: Lighten up! He’s a rookie and will ultimately grow into the job.

  20. Joe Says:

    I wish Joe and other sports media types would STOP with all the Winston hype!!!

    What hype? The guy was the No. 1 overall pick — and a quarterback at that. So Joe should be writing more about Kaelin Clay than Winston? Please!

    Joe runs a business. There is interest in Jameis — significant.

    What you are suggesting would be the same as telling a proprietor of a candy store not to sell sweets.

  21. Bill Byrne Says:

    Just focus on the FACTS Joe…without focusing on “America’s Quarterback.”

    Awfully “sensitive” response Joe!!! Did I touch a nerve?

  22. William Berry Says:

    Calling Jameis Winston America’s quarterback makes as much sense as calling the Dallas Cowboys America’s team.

    Oh… I get it… *chuckle*

  23. distraughtfan Says:

    America’s QB? Really? I think I just puked in my mouth! Guy has one bad practice and now he’s America’s QB…. Get a grip dude, this guy has a ways to go before he’s Tampa’s QB!
    If Winston was a different race would all the black players pump him up?
    I bet they wouldn’t go out of their way to if it was so.

  24. pick6 Says:

    @distraughtfan – yep, no white QB has been hyped or lobbied for by his teammates when coming into the league or arriving from Free Agency

  25. Mariota Joe Says:

    “America’s Quarterback”????? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That is plain stupid. JBF is feeling the heat for being Infamous’ number one cheerleader, and now he’s starting to realize the mistake it was to draft this POC.