First Bucs Brawl Of 2015 Training Camp

August 11th, 2015

BucsbrawlUPDATED 5:50 p.m. Midway through today’s practice, something set off George Johnson and other Bucs in the trenches at One Buc Palace.

Yes, that’s America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, in the orange jersey being held back by offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

Don’t doubt it. This next photo shows it was Jameis next to Evan Smith when they stood up.

It turns out the fight was between Johnson and Demar Dotson. Joe talked to Dotson after practice, and the right tackle blamed the “Tampa heat” — and Johnson returning fresh after two days off.

“It’s just hot. When you’re hot, tempers started to flare a little bit,” Dotson said. “Me and George, George had a few days off so George was feeling good, and my legs are still stuck in mud. Ain’t nothing spark it, man. George just doing what he do, you know, and tempers started to get a little flared up. We talked about it afterwards. Hopefully, there’s no hard feelings.”

Lovie Smith just shrugged when asked about the scrum at his post-practice news conference. He just called it guys competing.

Stay tuned for Joe’s comprehensive practice notes this evening, and much more.


39 Responses to “First Bucs Brawl Of 2015 Training Camp”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    @joe, Any truth to the rumor that the fight broke out when Gandhi was at Bucs practice and said it was the most “passive” defense he has ever seen!!!

  2. Espo Says:

    Geno Smith got jawed here too!

  3. Red86 Says:

    Now that was actually funny. TBR.

  4. The Real Malloy Says:

    Good…shows we got a little spunk. No massive brawls, but we gotta have a little flare up here and there. We have like 90 Alpha Males out there…cant’t be all lolly pops and rainbows.

  5. Skyline Crew Says:

    So it’s ok when we do it and Jameis is involved, but Cam does it and they are stupid and immature. Got it.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Skyline Crew,

    What makes you think Jameis started the fight (like Cam did)? Is it just your blind hatred, or were you there and saw the whole thing?

  7. georgia buc fan 39 years Says:

    Is there a full moon ???

  8. pancake block Says:

    @ espo….actually geno thru the first punch, but it too was intercepted

  9. Stanglassman Says:

    It looks more like Jameis is pulling people off the pile to me but I didn’t hate Jameis prior to the draft so maybe I’m seeing it wrong.

  10. MiniMike Says:

    Best part is the look on Gmac’s face after the fight broke up.

  11. I know why Says:

    Well, I didn’t see it but if Winston was in the fight then he joins Newton and Geno Smith as QB that are in fights when they shouldn’t be. I don’t think that’s a good sign unless he was breaking it up, if he was then why Joe would he OC be grabbing him?

  12. JenaW Says:

    It doesn’t look like Jameis was involved in the actual fight. From the pic it looks more like JW was trying to get in to break things up and Koetter was holding him back from even doing that.

    Joe says the brawl involved Johnson and you can see players on the ground in the first photo but Winston isn’t one of them. Neither is Smith. So despite the way Joe makes it sound, from the photos Smith wasn’t involved in any way with Winston and Winston wasn’t involved in the brawl except maybe attempting break it up.

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “I don’t think that’s a good sign unless he was breaking it up, if he was then why Joe would he OC be grabbing him?”


    I don’t know, maybe to get him away from the situation altogether. Geez, people, use some damn common sense before you hit submit.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Duh…..I think if I’m OC….the first person I’m concerned about protecting is my starting QB……good for Koetter… long as he doesn’t get a heart attack doing it.

  15. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    Not news.

  16. I know why Says:

    Well since you know exactly what happened you may be right….

  17. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Well since you know exactly what happened you may be right….”


    Don’t you think if Jameis was involved in the fight, it would have possibly been mentioned – especially with NFL Network being there? The guy can’t even open a door for a girl without it being all over the news. I know you want Jameis to be involved with all your heart and soul, but you should really try to apply some logic. Another way you can guarantee he wasn’t involved is by the fact that no one on our team has been cut. The first guy to so much as look at Jameis funny will be cut.

  18. Buccfan37 Says:

    Much ado about something, that’s better than nothing. That heat sure fires up the emotions.

  19. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Pancake that was funny. You know the mess he’s gonna go thru. Gonna be real scared and gunshy. Afraid to throw the ball to close to any player afraid they might punch him

  20. Pickgrin Says:

    Jameis was not involved -settle down Beavis.

    I didn’t see what started it – but it looked to me like Gholson was involved in some way as well at the end of it.

  21. Bill brennan Says:

    Love to see someone break Winston legs

  22. Fsuking Says:

    Bill Brennan,
    I hope Jameis sexes your daughter legally but does not call her so she gets pissed and files charges. Then I hope he brags about it to your face while yelling FHRITP. Then I hope he goes to your local Publix for some free crab legs and takes soda from your local McDonalds. I also hope he shoots out your windows with a BB gun and while you are scrambling, you break both of your legs.

  23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers see scuffle break out at 2015 training camp | The World 247 Says:

    […] Buccaneers can now add their name to the list of teams who saw it happen. Fortunately, according to, the scuffle between George Johnson and Demar Dotson didn’t seem to be a massive […]

  24. Bucko40 Says:

    I laugh every time I read Winston referred to as America’s QB. What a joke! True Americans don’t tolerate men who Sexual Assault women.

  25. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Man where did all the ignorant fu%s come from tonight? You can see Jameis pulling on someone. The kid has been nothing but a role model and model citizen since he’s been here. He has bettered this community and this team simultaneously. Some people need to check themselves and realize why they are hating.

    On a side note Gerald walking off like lucky I didn’t have to bust one of these fools. Great stuff, glad to see some passion and nastiness on the field this year. The competition is ramping up and testosterone pumping.

    This is happening all across the league as these guys keep bashing up against the same players over and over. Time to hit some fresh blood, this team is hungry!

  26. Dooley Says:

    They’re alive!!! I started getting tired of hearing all the fluffy, bubbly brotherhood crap, let these guys have at eachother!!@bucko40 this country was founded and set up by murderers, slave drivers, zealots, and all types of unsavory characters, wtf are you talking about bro?

  27. LakelandBuc Says:

    George Johnson was killing Demar Dotson, Demar couldn’t take the beating. I know Edawn Coughman is having a good camp at RT, but we never hear anything about him. Actually he can play multiple positions on the O-Line, i’m looking for good things from him.

  28. Skyline Crew Says:

    Who said Jameis started it? Only you mentioned that. Also, Cam didn’t start the fight, but that’s cool.

  29. Skyline Crew Says:

    Also, what does pointing out double standards here have to do with hatred?

  30. Willy D Buc Says:

    Bill brennan, Bucko40 = trolls

    Get you facts straight, Bucko 40; being accused of sexual assault isn’t the same as being convicted of said crime.
    Isn’t your crime called, “Slander”?

  31. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The Panthers fight was between Newton and Norman. The Bucs fight was between Johnson and Dotson. No Jameis , no double standard. If it was Jameis against Johnson, then you would have your double standard Skyline. Being on the outside of the fight with the rest of his teammates trying to break it up is not an example of Jameis being “involved”, as you put it. Next you’ll be comparing Winston to Geno Smith.

  32. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Let me rephrase: What makes you think Winston was involved in the fight? Is that better? Newton absolutely started the fight, so perhaps you should check the facts. He was pissed he threw a pick and started jawing with the guy. But keep on keeping on with your belief that Jameis did anything wrong. It’s amusing to watch idiots grasp for straws.

  33. Skyline Crew Says:

    Newton’s fight was a build up over a few days not just one pick. Check you facts. From the other story Joe posted Winston definitely seemed to be in the middle of it and never said he wasn’t when Joe asked him. He skirted the question. Tells me he was involved.

  34. Skyline Crew Says:

    Joe asked Jameis why Koetter was pulling out of the scrum. Was it because he was pulling people off and became involved? Winston’s just smiled and didn’t answer. That tells me he was involved. Maybe not initially, but eventually he was.

  35. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    it really doesn’t matter what happened. There will always be a double standard when comparing things that happen with a team one is a fan of with a team that is a rival. Yes, it IS the QB position and a lot of “Bucs Fans” do not like Jameis, but if it was Kelvin Benjamin in an altercation and Mike Evans did the same thing we would be all over KB and give ME a pass. That’s just how it is. GO BUCS!!

  36. Sully Says:

    Its offense vs defense… Say what you want but Im happy to see Jameis stick his nose in there fr his lineman.. It it a smart thing to do? That’s questionable.. But I do like the fact that he aint scared!

  37. Jameis girl Says:

    Jameis was most definitely trying to break it up. He fights for his teammates, not against them. Twice I’ve seen him pull someone from another team away from his guy.

  38. David Says:

    Skyline…please just go away. If ur a bucs fan…geez get over the fact he’s on the team now…if ur not, why the fu$# are u here. Damn.

  39. LEON SMITH Says: