Alstott Says Jameis Is “Very, Very Professional”

June 25th, 2015

Jameisrookie4Those who know Bucs icon Mike Alstott know he’s not one to say much, and not one to throw around false praise.

But the A-Train, a soon-to-be 2015 Buccaneers Ring of Honor inductee, had plenty of love for Jameis Winston at a swanky Tampa sports banquet known as the Sneaker Soiree last night.

Alstott joined a live broadcast there with Steve Duemig on WDAE-AM 620. The dean of Tampa Bay sports radio asked Alstott about his impressions of Jameis and how he would perform as the new leader of the Bucs offense. Jameis attended Alstott’s charity foundation weekend event in Clearwater in April.

“Take football out of it. He’s very, very professional, very kind,” Alstott said of Jameis. “You know, even spending 48 hours with him at my [charity] event. On Mother’s Day he talked to my wife. First thing in the morning, ‘Happy Mother’s Day.’ On Father’s Day he texted me, ‘Happy Father’s Day, Mr. Alstott.’

“He is a kind warm, gentle. He was there at all the events. He didn’t just pick up and leave after a half an hour of 45 minutes. He stayed for the duration.”

Alstott went on to explain that Jameis mingled well with corporate types and NFL veterans. He also called Jameis “very, very, very intelligent.” And current Buccaneers have given rave reviews of Jameis in recent days, Alstott said, “They like him.”

Of course, Jameis won’t lead the Bucs to victory by talking to Alstott’s wife on holidays. But a gesture like that does speak to his maturity and selflessness at 21-years-old — with a fresh seven figures in the bank.

Man, Joe can’t wait to see what America’s Quarterback has to offer. Jameis takes the field in Minnesota in just 51 days.

(Enjoy the full Alstott audio below.)

25 Responses to “Alstott Says Jameis Is “Very, Very Professional””

  1. Jamies Christ Says:

    The savior is born

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    He will take the field. Will it be before or after MG8???

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    The pedestal is getting way too high, expectations will be unreasonable…..need to just let him play and quit heaping mega-volumes of praise……

    At the end of the day, he’s a rookie in a league that is very tough on rookies once the real whistle blows.

  4. Ben Says:

    Alsttot also said he was “very, very, very” smart. I really enjoyed hearing from Mike. He isn’t the flashiest guy, but he is a great connection to our past. It’s nice to hear positive words from him, and he really seemed to like and appreciate Jameis. Can’t wait for Aug.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Jameis is smart, without a doubt. He has the gift of schmoozing down to a science. Now comes the good part, make the Bucs fans proud winning games, especially against these division mates.

  6. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Curtis Gatorboy Says:
    June 25th, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Jameis is still a Black thug”

    Your bitterness made my morning. Thanks!!! Go Bucs and Noles!! 😉

  7. Cannon Fire! Says:

    He has more than proven himself so far, I am very pleased with his attitude. Jameis would have to break a leg to be benched for Glennon, NO worries there. I was really shocked to read an Agricutural, dip spitting, inbred, sister chasing, bass fishing, 4wd mud sucking “Gator” fan would be a racist though!? Cliches never fail to amuse me, keep making your fans proud Gator humper.

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

    chrissy gatorgirl go fck yaself. Cock suckin a$$ lizard.

  9. Buddy Says:

    Umm does anyone think this is hilarious coming from a Blockhead like Alstott??

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

    Tom E. The mistake some of you are making is you’re taking our high praise for WINSton in a way that leads me to believe you feel as if we don’t realize he is a rookie and will make rookie mistakes. We aware,we base our high praise off of what we feel he will ultimately be as a professional over the next few years. That is our excitement. We believe this young man is special and that his learning curve won’t take as long as it may take for the average rookie mainly because we see special within this young man.

  11. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    Put down your Confederate flag gatorboy. He’s a far better man than you.

  12. Espo Says:

    Jameis smart. If he go to Purdoo like Mike, Jameis win Valid Dorian championship to go along with Hize Man trofee.

    Sorry couldn’t help it.

  13. Eric Hughes Says:

    Thanks Joe. I like that you are posting what you do about Jameis, no matter how small.

    You are letting the fans outside of Tally and Florida hear about the Jameis that we all know and love, but that the media conveniently left out of their stories.

    BUCS fans should get used to this as Jameis has always been this way and will continue to win over everyone who meets him.

    As for “Gatorboy”, quit showing your ignorance in a public forum by using words like “thug” inappropriately. The fact you don’t know the definition is blatantly obvious. It’s better to let people assume your ignorance, not remove all doubt like you have.

  14. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Well said Nole on Sat. Tom E is acting like Joe and all off the Jameis supporters have never watched professional football before. Nobody is expecting Jameis to come in as a rookie and play like Tom Brady and win a Super Bowl. The fact that he is coming in with the right mindset and doing the right things gives us hope for the next 10-12 years. Thanks for stating the obvious Tom but we all know next year JW will probably have his ups and downs.

  15. McBuc Says:

    I could be wrong, but I believe that gator boy was being sarcastic.

  16. OAR Says:

    Geez…can’t keep the playground free of any racists! Both the “thug” rascist and the “Confederat flag” “inbred sister chasing” rascists! I was hatched here in the south and call myself a redneck but don’t lump us all into that racist crap…..besides, I hate everyone equally!

  17. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “McBuc Says:
    June 25th, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I could be wrong, but I believe that gator boy was being sarcastic.”

    His posts prior to the draft were equally as ignorant and anti-Jameis.

  18. Miguel grande Says:

    Can’t we all just get along? Por favor?

  19. Eric Says:

    Sure he is going to struggle.

    The kid only played two years of college ball.

    But that wasn’t what the haters were bringing up, he was supposed to come in and be a poison in the locker room, and get in trouble, with a bunch of protestors and bad press for the team. None of that has happened.

    He has been flawless PR wise.

    On the field I am thinking a struggling/learning Jameis is still gonna be better than what we have seen at QB around here recently.

  20. WS99 Says:

    I hate everyone equally!
    AMEN my redneck brethren AMEN!!

  21. Jim Says:

    The expectations are what a talented Rookie should do. Throw close to 60% and more TDs than INT. That is all you can ask.

  22. OAR Says:

    May your shots be straight, your camo be true, your coals always hot, and your beer always full!

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    After all the smoke has cleared, this kid Winston still has to play. And lets keep it real fellow Buc fans, he will get his official welcome to the NFL with some hard thumps and costly mistakes. Its called..Rookie..ism. HE will find out soon enough this ain’t college when those 275 to 350 defensive hunks lower that hammer down. I have heard all of the anointing for now. Next comes adding the..proof to the pudding. We shall see if..he can cut..the mustard. I surely hope so.

  24. danforrest Says:

    I’m glad to see Lovie has decided to shore up the o-line with some real players. I bet Gleenon, fairs better behind the new line. If given the opportunity. I hope winston does as well as expected. I still think Mariota, would have been the wiser choice. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Oh yeah concerning the confederate
    flag thats about heritage not hate. Yah can’t change History by calling it names

  25. David Says:

    Dan…understand that…but I’m sure some Germans feel that way about the Swastika. Because that is a Hindu symbol but what do most people associate that with? Because negative, hateful people have/had adopted it and made it their battle cry. The same with the confederate flag. I don’t think it means a person is a racist, I just think if I see someone flying that flag they would own slaves today if they could and that disappoints me because we didn’t learn tgat slavery was wrong.