Interview Prowess

June 29th, 2015

lovie 0322Those like Joe who have worked in the real business world (and Joe’s not talking about the twisted, ego-driven world of media) know there’s always “Interview Guy” running around the office.

Interview Guy is the dude or broad that wildly wowed management during interviews and then is totally clueless on the job. It usually takes a good 10 months to dump Interview Guy because the bosses can’t see what’s right in front of them, blinded by hope.

Joe immediately thought of Interview Guy listening to Jeff Cameron talk about Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, and other Jimbo Fisher products like E.J. Manuel and Christian Ponder. Cameron is the fine sports radio host on 97.9 ESPN Radio in Tallahassee, and a guy very close to Florida State University types.

Cameron was interviewed on sports radio in Fort Myers and talked about what’s consistent about Fisher quarterbacks: they absolutely wow NFL suits in interviews. They’ve been so well schooled in Xs and Os in a pro-style offense that they stand out.

But is it too much? Manuel should have been a second-round pick instead a first-rounder back in 2013, and Ponder was overvalued, as well.

Jameis was the April king of the infamous whiteboard.

Joe’s not concerned about Jameis. But the skepticism out there surrounding Jameis’ future, as it relates to the careers of Ponder and Manuel, might be the only legitimate argument circulating.

7 Responses to “Interview Prowess”

  1. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    Preparation is the key to getting a good job. FSU must really be good at preparation.

    Once they have the job, it is all in the player’s shoulders whether they survive or thrive on that job. Judging from the amount of hard work coming from Jameis this off season, he is serious about wanting to thrive!

    Time will tell.

  2. HawaiianBuc Says:

    I saw all 3 of those QB’s play extensively in college. None were even on the same stratosphere as Jameis. I was blown away on the nights Ponder and Manuel were drafted. I am in no way claiming to be a talent evaluator, but I never saw the talent these NFL teams were drooling over.

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    Ironically, I believe that Lovie is the “interview guy” inside One Buc Place. He impressed the boys during the interview process, but as you pointed out Joe, “interview guy” is a flop when it comes to results.

    Just sayin’

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Past failure doesn’t necessarily indicate future success, that’s what Buc fans have to hang their hopes on.

  5. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I second Hawaiian.

    EJ didn’t have the accuracy or the ability to process defenses fast enough to be elite. Ponder doesn’t have the arm. He was borderline athletically before all of his injuries at FSU. Neither should have been first rounders. Which is a big recruiting tool for Jimbo.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Winston new X’s and O’s when he was in middle school.

  7. jimmy53 Says:

    Ponder was never the same after his elbow issues, which makes it hard to judge. EJ was overvalued.