Bucs Veterans Talking Down To Jameis Winston?

August 28th, 2015
Gerald McCoy shares an eyebrow-raising nugget about Jameis Winston

Gerald McCoy shares an eyebrow-raising nugget about Jameis Winston

Now here’s a somewhat troubling take from the mouth of Gerald McCoy, the reigning face of the Buccaneers franchise.

In a chat on The Rich Eisen Show this week, McCoy said talked about why he’s certain Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, will be a successful professional.

In addition to referencing Winston’s consistent work ethic and healthy attitude, McCoy talked about how he counsels Jameis daily and the reaction he gets from the rookie QB.

“On a daily basis [I’m in Jameis’ ear], not just trying to be, you know, one of the vets talking down to him, but trying to be more of a brother type to show him how things are done and how to be a professional,” McCoy said. “And the great thing about him is he’s not one of those I-know-it-all rookies. You speak, and he stops talking, and he’s wide-eyed and he’s listening. And that’s why I say he’s going to be alright.”

So there are veterans “talking down” to Jameis? Look, Joe’s not twisting words. This was McCoy chatting in a relaxed fashion on a national broadcast.

Hmm, if Joe had to guess who is one of those vets is, Joe would start with the main guy snapping the ball — for now.

35 Responses to “Bucs Veterans Talking Down To Jameis Winston?”

  1. CL Bucs Says:

    You’re overthinking it Joe. If GMC isn’t talking down to him, what vet actually has the credentials TO talk down to him? Evan Smith? Probably not.

  2. Garett Says:

    I agree with CL Bucs. You’re overthinking it.
    GMC is just saying he is giving Jameis a “I’ve been there and I wanna show you how to be a pro” attitude as opposed to the more veteran “do as I say because I’m older & smarter than you” attitude.
    Jameis could probably use plenty of both. I think our team is jelling and Jameis is growing and maturing. I have no worries about that right now.

  3. Cat Says:

    I don’t think it’s a big deal either. EDS has already been put in his place.

  4. Tom Edrington Says:


  5. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Much ado about nothing. Number 1 pick or not, he’s still a rookie and hasn’t done squat in the nfl…yet.

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    And if EDS is talking, he might not be saying it much longer after that lovely Warren performance we saw Monday night

  7. NorthernBuc Says:

    I think GMC was referring to the stereo-typical veteran/rookie encounter in the league and not necessarily implying that there are vets on the Bucs roster who are talking down to Jamies. …but then again I live 1800 miles from Tampa, what do I know.

  8. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    And here I thought SuperSam had disappeared once it became clear JW is as good as we all said he was…..come to find out he’s just writing articles now here at JBF 🙂

  9. The original "Kevin" Says:

    It didnt sound like it was that bad in the interview. Making a mountain out of a mole hill as my grandma would say

  10. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I think it’s similar to Marpet carrying the pads. All rooks pay their dues. NBD.

  11. The Real Malloy Says:

    nothing to see here..i watched the show…reading way too far into it joe

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I agree with Northernbuc…..I think GMC was more describing the historical relationship between rookies and veterans in general….and….”talking down” doesn’t mean disrespecting…..simply reminding a rookie to be a rookie….

    Joe, you’ve gotten super-sensitive with all things Winston….from injury fears to any critical comment….beginning to be “cry wolf” how ’bout circling the wagons when it’s really needed….I will be there with you as will most everyone else…….

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    A veteran talking “down” to Winston, It must be Glennon, after all he is 6’7!!!!!

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

    Can someone teach me how to Dougie???

  15. Adambomb418 Says:

    Stories like this makes me think this site is going downhill. It seems there are more articles lately trying to stir up drama. When did this site turn into TMZ? Say it ain’t so Joe?

  16. Bucs Fan007 Says:

    Glad we can all read between the lines ….

  17. ElioT Says:

    What did Evan Smith do to the Joes?


    Go Sucs!

  18. ChessMaster Says:

    The starting center for Tampa in 2016 will not be EDS.

  19. Buc'n A Says:

    I agree Adambomb. I used to frequent this site at least once a day. Now I check in far less thanks to non-stories like this. I hope Lee and Steve read these comments. As others have said, the over-the-top Winston love has gone from humorous to putrid and is making the writers look less credible.

  20. Curse of Gruden Says:

    You are “twisting words” Joseph – but you have to write something today.

  21. Dreambig Says:

    I am kind of impressed with our Bucs veterans. Doesn’t matter if its pro bowler McCoy or V. Jackson, the first thing the media asks these accomplished guys is about Jameis (which is why he is America’s Quarterback). So far they have handled it with class with out seeming resentful. I am sure they must be teasing Jameis to no end in the locker room.

  22. T in Orlando Says:

    @ Joe, I agree with most of those commenting, I don’t think McCoy was referencing anyone specific on the team or anything he’s witnessed. In fact, I suspect it may more be a reference to McCoy’s time as a rookie, and Vets may have been talking down to him 5 years ago.

    I maybe wrong, but that theory holds just as much water as suggesting that McCoy was saying people on the team are currently talking down to JW.

  23. Joe Says:

    Fellas, unlike other media, Joe will not ignore an interesting statement like this from McCoy. And Joe is not about to run from an opinion. It came from McCoy’s mouth. The only credibility loss goes to those who fail to share it. Regular readers here know Joe’s daily coverage here knows no boundaries. For those who don’t like it, there are loads of other options.

  24. buc4life1979 Says:

    You guys cover every angle and leave no stone unturned, and true Bucs fans like myself are VERY GRATEFUL for ur hard work. I watched the interview as it was happening then went back and watched it again via the link posted here. I honestrly think GMC was just making reference to the way our own parents (if they were worth a dam) would tell us, You don’t wanna do that or don’t ever do this, etc. Not specifically meaning some vets were actually talking down to him. Personally, if there were sum vets talking down to him, I’d tell them to backup because the stench from their play the last few years spoke louder than anything they were saying to me…And as far as Evan Smith goes…B1tch need to shut up and play, WELL; or hit the f!cking door.

  25. mac Says:

    Nothing to see here… Move along…

    It sounds to me that Gerold was speaking in generality about the league and its treatment of rookies… Not just Winston…

  26. KevinM Says:

    trying to find something where there is nothing joe? I think you love making up drama.

  27. BucFan20 Says:

    Must be running out of Jameis stories to write about for the week. What is this about 101 so far

  28. Damion Says:

    I didnt get that message from that piece joe

  29. Louis Friend Says:

    Sorry Joe, this one’s a dud. Click bait.

  30. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Jeez. I don’t know why so many posters have said they “think” GMC was talking in generalities. Of course he was.

  31. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    Joe comes across as Petty at times, and seems to have it out for our center, have a beer joe and relax!

  32. Vic Says:

    Yeah, McCoy can’t communicate and picked all the wrong words. I’m sure all the veterans treat Jameis with the utmost respect and never give him crap and talk down to him. I mean, why would Joe actually think GMC was intelligent and speaking accurately and wisely.

  33. BoltIsle Says:

    As bloggers, you’re ok with their bias towards the Bucs, but not Jameis? They own their platform, voice their opinions and I don’t think they have ever proclaimed themselves to be objective journalists. If you don’t like the opinions, go somewhere you agree with the opinions. People keep reading and complaining making the comments a great source of entertainment.
    That said, they are bloggers and in the media. Being a blogger doesn’t mean you have to be objective all the time or even most of the time.

  34. Bob Says:

    Thanks Joe…it’s not to say that the vets are talking down to him down as much as it is the veterans holding the reins until he rises up to take them. From all outwardly indications for this long time Buc’s fan, it seems that Mr. Winston is ready, willing and able to do so, with “willing” being the operative word. I, for one, am very excited to see the emotion that that Jamis will bring the huddle.
    Thank you for all that you do.

  35. BuccoBill Says:

    Really Joe’s? Your butt lust for Jameis is ridicules, although entertaining. We all love the possibilities that Jameis brings. But this story is beyond ridicules!