Jameis Winston Key For Kenny Bell

May 3rd, 2015
New Bucs WR Kenny Bell talks more about a chance to play with Jameis Winston, Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

New Bucs WR Kenny Bell talks more about a chance to play with Jameis Winston, Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

Yes,when wide receiver and fourth round draft pick Kenny Bell spoke with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club via conference call yesterday, Joe lost count how many times Bell said “excited.”

At one point, Bell admitted he was a “broken record” for using the word over and over.

By the tone of his voice, he wasn’t acting.

Bell mentioned one reason he was pumped was that the chance to catch passes from Bucs’ first overall selection, Jameis Winston. The two met at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this winter and struck a friendship.

Bell talked to Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald and expanded expounded on playing with Winston.

“Love the dude,” Bell said of Winston. “I couldn’t be more happy for him that he got chosen No. 1. That is fantastic.

“I’m very excited to get down there and go to work with him. He’s one heck of a player, and I think he’s going to be one heck of a franchise quarterback. I’m just very excited to get the opportunity to play with him.”

Bell wasn’t finished. He went on to say he is really looking forward to “learning” from Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Bell became an Evans fan because of the way he used to haul in passes from Johnny Football.

Call Joe naive, or a sap, but thinking more of Bell and his talents on the Bucs roster, the more Joe thinks Bell may have the most impact of any player the Bucs drafted last week not named “Winston.”

Power to Afro Thunder!

36 Responses to “Jameis Winston Key For Kenny Bell”

  1. The original "Kevin" Says:

    I agree. This guy is going to be in a class with victor cruz emanuel sanaders antonio brown desean jackson. We finally have a speed in space playmaker. This year is the year!

  2. Rrsrq Says:

    I think he will develop into JW’s safety net, the way Rashard Greene was at FsU. Defenses gotta choose, V-jax, Mike-zilla, ASJ, Afro or Charles Sims……in my Gene Deckerhoff voice “first down Tampa Bay”. All this assuming he has 3 -4 secs to throw.

  3. ruggyup Says:

    Yep, that’s exciting.

  4. OhGodItsWinston Says:

    It´s the other way arround:
    Bell, the RB´s, the O-line, all the WR´s and even the defense will be key for Winston. Just as at FSU. Don´t expect him to suddenly drop his bad decsion making from college, in the NFL when facing profesinal defenses.

  5. kaput Says:

    Should be fun to watch it play out, for sure.

    I’m as excited as I can remember about Buccaneer football. (Although, I’m still angered that they refuse to spend money to the edge of the cap. Being cheap is no way to win in the NFL, and until they change that aspect of running their operations I’m not going to spend a dime on the product.)

  6. R.O. Says:

    So you always give your money away to people who don’t deserve it? I take money orders or cashiers checks, no personal checks. I don’t trust morons.

  7. WS99 Says:

    Indoor practice facility. That is all. Ty

  8. Jfat Says:

    You don’t just spend money to reach the cap…most of the teams that are near the cap have QBs with very expensive contracts, something the Bucs don’t have to worry about for a while. The cap we have now is enough to lock up Lavonte and grab a couple post-draft castoffs at reasonable prices, the best teams are wise with their money and use it mostly to re-sign their own guys. Green Bay and Pitt are the teams I’d look to model after.

  9. The original "Kevin" Says:

    JFAT is spot on

  10. gotbbucs Says:

    Bell should be a very nice piece for this offense the next couple years and I think as they phase Vincent Jackson into more of an underneath/move the chains receiver and Mike Evans takes on the #1 receiver role, Bell is capable of being a high end #2.

    Evans and Bell working the outside with Jackson and ASJ working the underneath and seem could be scary.

    Dirk Koetter should be at full mast thinking about how he can play around with this group of personnel.

  11. Bill Says:

    I’m regularly confused how we have some fans complain about the Bucs not spending money, then we have others complain that certain players were/are overpaid. Think about that.

    There’s a very real fact that most Buc fans don’t want to admit…They play in Tampa and Tampa is not the most desirable place to live if you’re young and making NFL money. When everything else is even (money, facilities, quality of team, etc) would you rather live in Tampa or Miami? Or NYC? Or San Diego? Or Atlanta?

    We have 4 ways of attracting talent;
    1. Field a winner, players like to win.
    2. Overpay
    3. Rely on personal issues (Florida native? Relationship with the staff?)
    4. Draft them

    Now, Overpaying doesn’t work, we’ve seen that over the years. I think #3 was a large factor in hiring Lovie to begin with, and he has brought in some guys with his reputation and relationships across the league. If we actually win some games I think this effect will increase.

    Obviously we haven’t drafted well recently. Injuries to ASJ and Simms make evaluating last year difficult, but the Dom years were not good in general. So the only chance we have is to draft well and start winning. If we do that, some of the other opportunities I presented above will start to open up. Until that happens our free agent products will be disappointing, as even a good player will necessarily come with a bad contract.

    Alright, rant over.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    “We have 4 ways of attracting talent.:

    5 ways.

    No state income tax.

  13. MadMax Says:

    5th rounder!

    What a steal! Joe and me both were pointing this guy out!

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

    And I think your 5th option is the most impactful Buc1987.

  15. WS99 Says:

    And I thought all we needed was lovie smith bc he treats men like men.

  16. charactermatters Says:

    you’re kidding, right? Tampa not desirable? You think Atlanta is better? Never saw a beach when I was in Atlanta. Tampa has to be one of the most desirable NFL cities to live in. You named a few good cities, but let’s look at the NFL as a whole and Tampa is easily near the top of the list. People leave New York, Detroit, Philly, Chicago, etc. to move here! If you were to say playing for the Bucs is less than desirable maybe, but to live in the area? That’s got to be a joke.

  17. Louis Friend Says:

    The 5th reason why the Bucs can attract talent:

    Living near Chicago after being born and raised in Tampa, let me tell you that NOT freezing your rear end off in winter is a huge + for some people (me included). Not everybody cares, but a lot of guys do.

  18. Louis Friend Says:

    About Bell: He’s a 5th round WR, lets let it shake out before we crown him the starting slot WR. Murphy is an old dog, but he knows what he’s doing.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    charactermatters..having lived in several different states, I have a totally different opinion of Tampa than you do. The area sucks. Tampa is a boring place to live. Which is probably why I moved away so often. I always came back not because I like it, but because my whole family tree practically lives in this area. I wouldn’t be here still if it wasn’t for them.

    Tampa sucks.

    What beaches? Where’s the waves?

    How much fun can a young athlete have in Tampa? Quick name all the fun things to do vs Chicago, San Diego, New York etc.

  20. Josh P Says:

    What can’t I do in Tampa that those other cities can? Besides shovel snow? Minus SD..

  21. JabooBuc Says:

    Buc1987: obviously everyone has a personal preference but to say Tampa sucks is a bit over the top. Like you, I am from here but have lived in several places including NYC, Philly, Atlanta and Chicago. i moved back here because of family but also because I find that Tampa has a lot to offer and has much better weather than all of those places. I love the city of Chicago (nothing beats an afternoon Cubs game) but one winter there and I found myself scrambling to get back here.

    Philly’s a dump and NYC is so damn expensive. Atlanta is fine but I find Tampa to be better. If you enjoy the sun and water, no state income tax and the multitude of good looking ladies in this area, then I would think you would agree this would be a great place to be as a young athlete with a little cheddar.

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    NFL players like Florida, playing and living. I’ve lived in other states for short spells off and on, California and Pennsylvania, but always return to Florida. If you are a native here there is no place like like home, sure it’s somewhat boring and crowded. If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

  23. Owlykat Says:

    A second weak draft by Licht. He took a small linebacker in the fourth round who can only play behind our All Pro when Green from FSU was still on the board who could have started in the slot and worked well with Winston.

  24. P'cola Buc Says:

    The real question is…. Looking at that picture… How does he get all that hair inside his helmet….. Lol.

  25. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Cap surplus…Bucs are 1st in line picking up released vets….and their contracts…should be interesting

  26. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Jeris White rocked a fro in Buc orange back in the day

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

    OhGoditsWINSton I love your call name mainly because it seems that having to watch this young man have an exceptional career is going to be your nightmare. I love that. Rest well while can,those bad dreams begin for you week one next season.

  28. Brandon Says:

    Before anybody declares Kenny Bell to be the next Jerry Rice, watch his tape… it’s okay. It’s littered with drops in bunches, good separation on vertical routes, decent route running, absolutely fantastic blocking, but marginal change of direction and play strength. He really reminds me of Tiquan Underwood if Underwood was a great blocker.

  29. Buccos Says:

    Buc1987- Hate to tell you but bored people are boring! There is nothing wrong with Tampa buddy. Its definitely you! Couldn’t ride my Harley half the year or more up north. Couldn’t go to the beach and check out the honies. Of course, you are probably not into that. If my whole life was based on posting on a web site I’d be pretty bored too. Get a life!!!

  30. drdneast Says:

    Love the guys hair and saw him making some incredible catches on his highlight reel. Also had some good YAK This may prove to be the steal of the draft like Mike Wlliams without the luggage.
    Tampa not a desireable place to live. I wish u would spread the word up north so all these droves of people would quit moving down here.
    Buffalo, Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburg, New England, St. Louis, Indianapolis Cincinatti, Cleveland etc., are such tropical paradises.

  31. Buc1987 Says:

    Buccos…Ha ha ha ha Like I said I AM comparing it to other places that I’ve lived. YES the Tampa Bay area is a snore for young people, compared to most NFL cities. Like it or not. LOL you can tell who the born and raised people are in here.

    When people up north think of Florida, does Tampa cross their minds? Nope, not at all and with good reason. The beaches are shyte. The nightlife is shyte. Tampa’s not exactly a hot spot for vacationers. What do they think of when they think of Florida? Orlando first and then white sandy beaches with WAVES, yes I said WAVES. They’re thinking of the east coast of Florida, not this crap hole area. Tampa never crosses their minds.

    Why do I like Tampa? Because of the Bucs and that really IS about all there is to me. Been to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Ybor City, all the beaches, Mons Venus etc etc. The shyte gets old real fast.

    It IS a boring place to live, especially if you’re young.

    You people that think it’s some hot spot destination are sadly mistaken.

  32. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Owlykat: “A second weak draft by Licht. He took a small linebacker in the fourth round who can only play behind our All Pro when Green from FSU was still on the board who could have started in the slot and worked well with Winston.”

    first, give the draft(s) a few years – “Criminey” as Gruden would say. Second, isn’t Lavante David small? Wasn’t the knock on Derrick Brooks coming out of college that he was too small? Hardly missed a game and is a Hall of Famer…your argument is weak, Owlykat.

  33. JabooBuc Says:

    87 – seriously, no waves? What are you? 6? Most adults don’t pick their beaches based on waves. Unless they are big enough to truly surf then they are just an annoyance.

  34. Bill Says:


    Yes, “people” move from various cities and retire in Tampa. Millionaires in their 20’s do not.

    I led with the suggestion that many Bucs fans don’t like this fact, but it’s a fact. I’m a Bucs fan and I don’t like it either, but don’t be a blind buffoon.

    We draft well or we fail, that’s my claim…..do you have evidence to the contrary?

  35. Bucman0620 Says:

    Well I am here to tell you that I was born and raised in Tampa. I know “MOST” of the things to do to not be bored in Tampa. I joined the Navy and have now lived in 4 other cities and will “NEVER” move back to Tampa again. I might get close. Maybe a little farther north and a little more central, but I will not be in Tampa. Tampa will suck the soul from you, it is horrible. Lets talk about the things there are to do in Tampa for an NFL player. Beach, Ybor, Channel Side, Adventure Island, Busch Gardens,
    Now, considering the majority of the time that anyone would want to go to the beach, said player is probably going to be working out to get into shape or get ready for a game. Night Life, while everyone should have one to an extent, how many times have we seen our own players get into trouble because of the foolishness that is there because Tampa doesn’t have “A” List type places for them to go (like Miami). Adventure Island, I don’t see a player going here (maybe one time) just to be hassled with people and swim in the piss filled pools they offer. Busch Gardens, another of those maybe one time unless you go back because the roller coaster you want to ride was closed. It just does not have a whole lot to offer for a young man that is not yet tied down.

  36. BucRock Says:

    love how these topic ALWAYS seem to get hi-jacked…put your soap boxes away, fools…