Vincent Jackson In Jameis’ Corner

June 5th, 2015
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V-Jax dissects Jameis Winston’s throwing

Before the Bucs drafted “America’s Quarterback,” signal-caller Jameis Winston, young Jameis made no secret of his desire to play for Tampa Bay and, in particular, throw passes to Vincent Jackson.

Who could forget Jameis telling Steve Mariucci on NFL Network while pointing to a receiver on the white board, “I hope that’s Vincent Jackson.”

Well, weeks ago Jackson admitted he was humbled when he heard Winston say that. And yesterday, it was Jackson’s turn to do some back-slapping. He lauded Jameis as a passer and a guy dedicated to his gig.

“Yeah, he’s very dynamic,” Jackson said of Jameis. “He puts touch on it when he needs to, but he will sling it, he will fire it across you there when he knows it’s a tight window. We’ve seen that both, where he knows how to put his foot in the ground but he does throw a great deep ball as well, soft, and puts it away from the defensive guys.

“(He’s) a very sound quarterback and he’s only going to continue to get better because you see his competitiveness. He doesn’t want to miss a throw. He comes out here each and every day and he works on his craft.”

Strong praise from the leader and veteran of the offense, and one of the best receivers that ever played for the Bucs.

It is sort of cool how every Bucs veteran seems to rave about Jameis both as a player and as a teammate. Well, everyone but a guy who is easily replaceable on the front line, a guy Joe would lay cash isn’t here come 2017.

22 Responses to “Vincent Jackson In Jameis’ Corner”

  1. The Real Malloy Says:

    Man Joe, you really have it out for Smith.

    I can understand where he was coming from. The guy hasn’t taken an NFL snap. Now Jameis is handling himself very well thus far, but I also dont expect these guys to worship him because he went #1. Jameis is going to have to earn the respect of guys, and he’s doing just that. I dont feel EDS (i cant help it, it flows better) was out of line at all…

  2. WhatDaBuc? Says:

    The Real Malloy;
    I agree with you. I don’t think he was out of line. Rookies need to come in and keep their mouths shut. Learn what is going on and then figure out where and how they help the team. But I also agree with Joe that he is easily replaceable who isn’t after last season (a LB, DT, and 2 WR).

  3. BuccaneEric Says:

    1st overall pick QBs can’t keep their mouth shut. He has to begin to lay the foundation to take on the leadership role. Any other position I would agree with you guys though.

  4. Joe Says:

    But I also agree with Joe that he is easily replaceable

    Under current contract per, Smith is due $4.5 million if he makes Bucs roster in 2017.

    That is just not going to happen.

  5. Clodhopper Says:

    HAHA. Nice dig at the very end, Joe. EDS, like Jameis, has earned his reputation. It wasn’t just one comment that makes him a jerk. It’s been his overall attitude since the day he walked into One Buc.

    Never forget. After last season with all the shotguns snaps into McCowns shins and playing rollie bowlie with the football, EDS claimed he did his job. Watch out for that artificial turf, EDS. Its got some rough spots!!

  6. WhatDaBuc? Says:

    The quickest way for him to lose his teammates respect is to come in and start trying to lead right away. I’m not saying that he won’t be vocal THIS year, just not during OTA’s and maybe not until two or three games into the season. He is going to have to play a NFL game before he starts leading guys. It’s just the way it is…. That would be like a NFL player listening to you as you try to tell them what they are doing wrong.

  7. ufcguy Says:

    Bye evan!

  8. BuccaneEric Says:

    All Jameis has to do is be himself and the team will follow him Week 1.

  9. Rrsrq Says:

    I wonder how long it will be before the players get tired of the JW questions, they get he is the new shiny car coming out of the garage, but at some point, somebody is going to say, we are a team and deflect those questions (not just ES). Believe me, we (most) of us is hoping they talk about him because we have a consistent functioning offense (for once), but NFL players have egos, I’ll just stay tuned and hope for the best and enjoy the ride

  10. Buc-A-New Says:

    Joe…….This site is the Only venue where Jameis doesn’t have to earn respect and be anointed with titles.

  11. SOEbuc Says:


    Totally agree. Its not bad enough that the guy is an idiot and has a bad attitude, but he also can’t snap the freaking ball!!!

  12. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    It’s not that what EDS said wasn’t true. It’s the arrogance of him to having said it. Why be so stupid as to slap your new teammate before he even gets in the building and causes a problem. Maybe he had fallen victim to believing the same lies that so many other Winston haters bought into. Look what it’s got him. Maybe he’s learned his lesson. Someone should ask him… Joe???

  13. Eric Says:

    Really good to hear that concerning Jameis and his throwing.

    Exactly what made him great at FSU. Exceptional touch.

  14. The Real Malloy Says:

    I wonder if theres a secret plan to make Marpet the starting center in 2016….

  15. Joe Says:

    I wonder if theres a secret plan to make Marpet the starting center in 2016….

    After the draft, Jason Licht mentioed Marpet could play center. Joe’s going to guess that was not a slip of the tongue.

  16. Joe Says:


    Jameis yesterday floated a ball over three defenders and Joe thought he was throwing it away and Hall came diving in and caught it. In other words, Jameis threw the ball where defenders couldn’t get it but the pass still had a chance of being caught. Would love to see that in a game.

  17. Joe Says:

    Look what it’s got him. Maybe he’s learned his lesson. Someone should ask him… Joe???

    He said what he said. Joe does know that didn’t go over very well with the suits at One Buc Palace.

  18. WhatDaBuc? Says:

    Yeah but Marpet has NEVER played center. They are just assuming and hoping he can learn the position. By all means, I hope he can as it will only improve his value to our team. But I will approach this one cautiously as we don’t even know how well he will play against a drastic improvement of talent than he is used to.

  19. Joe Says:

    I wonder how long it will be before the players get tired of the JW questions

    Don’t think it will soon. First, that means folks aren’t pestering them to critique themselves. Second, remember, players were texting Jason Licht last year to draft Jameis.

    Right now it is all about “America’s Quarterback.” BSPN and the NFL Network were out there again yesterday (they weren’t the week before when Jameis was in Los Angeles) and Joe can assure you they were not there for Kwon Alexander.

  20. tickrdr Says:

    I usually hate it when the Bucs’ QB throws into triple coverage.


  21. T in Orlando Says:

    For those critiquing the “loud rookie”, as the QB, he should be vocal, and as long as he’s not throwing teammates under the bus and will be just as vocal when he makes a mistake, the teammates, young and old, will respect that.

    As far as earning anything, ultimately he will be judged on what he does on game days, but for then next 3 months, all there is is practice and workouts. If there are veterans that have issues with the rookie, they should at least give him the opportunity to earn what he can on the practice field. Which again isn’t much, but it’s a start.

  22. loggedontosay Says:

    Remember Muhammad Ali v. George Foreman Joe? The young v. the old! Wisdom v. Inexperience! If whats his name is going to continue lead like you recently described, I hope they pay the man.