Jameis’ Image Is Improving

June 22nd, 2015

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Joe doesn’t know why, but the haters and plain ignorant couldn’t help themselves. Whenever these folks ragged on “America’s Quarterback,” the Bucs’ soon-to-be signal-caller, the sloth of the world would refer to Jameis as “JaMarcus Russell.”

Never mind Jameis had absolutely no remote connection or comparison to Russell other than he had the same offensive coordinator. Russell smoked (legal in 50 states) cigarettes, drank like a fish, was lazy, and was a con artist to Al Davis.

Mention JaMarcus Russell and Jameis in the same sentence to a Bucs executive, and you will suddenly hear a flow of four-letter words, the type of words you wouldn’t dare whisper in church.

The only real connection between Jameis and Russell is both are black. Oh, and right-handed. Why not compare Jameis to, say, Ryan Leaf or Blaine Gabbert? Joe guesses it’s because they are white. Comparing Jameis to Russell was also lazy, not only ignorant.

However, it appears Jameis’ image is improving. Today in a “Monday Morning Quarterback” penned by Robert Klemko on theMMQB.com, the quote about Jameis looking forward to playing J.J. Watt was used. However, it was originally not attributed to Jameis. Rather, the quote was attributed to another black quarterback, Cam Newton.

Well, at least Jameis is climbing the ladder. Now folks are mistaking him for a decent NFL quarterback, instead of an unemployed slug.

Of course, theMMQB editors/Klemko quickly corrected the attribution, but not before Joe grabbed a screenshot.

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Joe suspects this could be worse. At least Jameis is now mistaken for a guy who has led his team to the playoffs the past two years.

39 Responses to “Jameis’ Image Is Improving”

  1. BucFan20 Says:

    Maybe someone needs to make sure he is the one saying things before the even get posted here. We read here last week he said it now no? How about someone ask him first!

  2. Joe Says:

    Maybe someone needs to make sure he is the one saying things before the even get posted here.

    Pretty clear who is speaking in the video.

  3. BucFan20 Says:

    Sorry Joe. I did not see the correction. My bad.

  4. Schlomie BarMitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    Wow, it’a magic. So “Orwellian,” if the media says the image is improving, then it must be improving. Hate = Love, War = Peace….Victory gin for all!

  5. WS99 Says:

    First of all the only people who referred to him as Jamarcus all work at the S.C Capitol building. Second after viewing the video, Jamarcus, Cam, Winston who can really tell the difference? They are all quarterback and all qbs look the same. Lmao

  6. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Don’t forget the comparison to Vince Young. It doesn’t get more ridiculous than that one.

  7. doubles Says:

    I agree his image is getting better, but this is quite a leap to say that the accidental mis-attribution of a quote was because in everyone’s minds they might as well be the same person.

    It’s also possible a low-level editor simply copy-pasted the wrong name or misread some handwriting (Newton v Winston).

    I appreciate you still putting out content in the dry season, but I’ll be stepping away until training camp when the coverage steps back up.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    I like Winston because he is the heir apparent to QB the team I love and root for, he is now a Buc and Tampa homeboy. I compare him to a winner because that is what he has done in the past. Aint nothing new under the sun, time and a winner heals most wounds to this Bucs fan.

  9. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    @WS99….that my friend is hilarious

  10. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    @WS99. that, my friend, is hilarious.
    Corrected before the grammar nazis come out.

  11. Rrsrq Says:

    The comment section on various sites say not so, Joe. They are crucifyin JW for saying he is looking forward to playing against JJ Watt. They obviously didn’t watch the Sapp v. Favre battles, brought out the best in both of them. If JJ brings out the best in JW, I’m all for it as long as the o-line doesn’t get him truly crucified

  12. Wausa Says:


    I think all to often people throw racism into stories where this no racism.

    However, in Jameis case I hate to say it but I think there is a lot of racism in the stories that have been written about him and the comparison of him to other black quaterbacks.

  13. Golftech72 Says:

    Joe, I used to like the cowboys until the media started calling them “America’s team” then I slowly started to dislike them. Who gave them the right to call them America’s team. Don’t make people dislike our quarterback by giving him that title.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Many times there is probably more ethnic stereotyping going on than racism….a person can unwittingly describe or compare someone to another.

    Sometimes there are actual common characteristics….but not with Russell & Winston.

  15. Waterboy Says:

    Instead of comparing Winston to Jamarcus Russell how about Ja-Marcus Mariota he’s already starting off holding out from signing his rookie contract just like Russell.

  16. Drew Says:

    Let’s compare Winston to Winston. He’ll create his own QB image over time.

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Drew for the win. Yes comparisons are always weak. Let’s compare Jameis to Jameis.

  18. Tampa Tony Says:

    So Jameis’s image is improving because, some lazy sportswriter didn’t quote the right qb? That’s a stretch joe. Fill this dull month before training camp with something better, please.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jameis’ image is improving because he has behaved and the news he is generating is purely positive…as long as that continues and we have his performance (good or mediocre, great or poor)……that will be the news.
    The entire sports world is waiting for him to f-up….same happened with Manziel & Manziel didn’t disappoint.

  20. WS99 Says:


    I think everyone missed the punchline in the article. I got you though bro. I got you.

  21. HotRod Says:

    As a white male, I can’t fathom what some people have to deal with day in and day out. It is so painfully obvious that there has been and still is a crap ton of racism thrown Jaemis’ way. Not just automatically comparing him to other black qbs even though they may have been spread running type qbs vs any other pocket passer, but it seemed all the allegations were kept relevant much longer than needed. Maybe some of it was just his star attraction but it seemed out of the ordinary to me. Its really a shame that as a country we havent moved farther forward with race issues than we have. Back to football.

  22. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I always laugh when I hear the JaMarcus comparison. Anyone who has seen them both play and has a brain would never do that. If anything, compare JaMarcus to Manziel. At least the off field comparison would be closer, regardless of skin color.

  23. BoltIsle Says:

    Just looking for that signed Mariota contract that is slotted.

    Oh…….so does that means he’s self centered and a cancer in the locker room?

  24. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Bolt, LOL!!

  25. Buc-A-New Says:

    Evening fellas! As to the content of this article, let’s all get honest: short of him committing a crime do any of us really care about what anyone Else thinks about him as long as the team gets better and wins games? But then again this is Reach Season. 54 days till toe touches leather against Minnesota.

  26. Waterboy Says:

    Jamarcus Mariota is trying to make sure Tennessee adds the bust clause to his contract in case he gets cut before his rookie contract is done.

  27. WS99 Says:


    Can you imagine if it were Winston? There would be 1000 comments on each article blasting him. Yet Mariota is “doing really well” “extremely accurate” and “his teammates love him”. Se la Vi. It’s all good in the hood as we like to say. Just another day in the good ol US of A.

  28. Pickgrin Says:

    My favorite during the daily pre-draft Jameis hatefest by Robert9, barry, et al was “THUG”.

  29. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Anyone know Robert9 and Barry’s new screen names!?

  30. Eric Says:

    The guy responds to a question as to who he is looking forward to playing againt and he picks the best defensive player in football.

    And Watts is going to be all pumped up cause Jameis said that in June?


  31. Buc-A-New Says:

    Howdy Eric. This is actually a good question and I have given it some thought. I have not seen a consistent new enough name to think that Robert and Barry are even still there. Come to think of it I am not sure if either one of them have even been posting for over a year. Oh well neither one of em were level headed and were only good for laughs.

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    robert 9 had been posting for atleast 2 years. Perhaps (hope) he’s finally become a Fins fan afterall.

  33. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Buc-A-New, I can’t remember the last time either of them or ErikJerseyWelcher@DirtyStinkyHGHFilledAthletics.com posted here. I guarantee they are still here. I think they are passionate fans and would not stop coming on here, even if they don’t post. I wish Joe would give us a heads up, but that might go against chatroom ethics maybe?? GO BUCS!

  34. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Hey 87, any news on your jersey?

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    From Erik :

    Clean Athletics 10:15pm Jun 22

    Hey, I sincerely apologize… I’ve actually run into some unexpected financial difficulties at the moment, but I should be able to make it happen within the next couple weeks. This is quite embarrassing and I never meant for this to happen like this, I promise. I tried multiple times to get your address immediately following the draft and I would’ve instantly ordered at that point, but I’ve had to spend all of my personal cash on unexpected business expenses…. And I also apologize that I haven’t checked my business email in a while. Maybe subconsciously I knew I would’ve seen messages from you and felt embarrassed that I couldn’t afford it at the moment.

  36. Buc-A-New Says:

    Well I know I damn sure wouldn’t change my name by choice. If Robert or Barry are posting under other names because they are ashamed that we drafted JW then how passionate are they really?

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    Robert never uses his caps button. That’s how you know it’s him.

  38. Buc-A-New Says:

    Damit. My Gators just missed the finals to the college World Series. The Lady Gators won the college World Series in Softball tho. Go Gators

  39. Pickgrin Says:

    From Erik:

    “I haven’t checked my business email in a while.”


    Gotta love a “business” that handles customer service so well….