“I Always Got Something To Say”

August 24th, 2015

jameis 0820Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, believes rookies should be seen and heard, if that’s who they are.

Jameis let loose last week and explained that he knows his limits in the Bucs’ locker room — for now.

“You just got to be yourself. I mean, it doesn’t matter if you’re a rookie or you’re a 10-year vet,” Jameis told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “You’re going to be yourself, you know, you always got to find your role on this team.

“Like I’m not going to talk out of line. If Gerald’s talking, I’m not going to overtalk Gerald or do something like that. If Vincent’s talking, I’m not going to overtalk him. But if I’m walking up and down that sideline, and say we came off a good drive, and I’m like, ‘Guys let’s keep it going.” Or even if we have a bad drive, ‘Guys, let’s keep it going. Let’s bring up the intensity.’ I always got something to say.

“I don’t have to be a rah-rah guy or be the main guy that brings guys in the huddle and go over a speech and stuff. That’s not my role for this team yet. But I will be the leader that we need internally. So people have someone in their ear to be motivated and confident.”

That was powerful stuff. Joe zeroed in on when Jameis said, “That’s not my role for this team yet.”

As soon as Jameis wins a couple of games, or plays well in the regular season, Joe suspects the invisible switch will flick and Jameis will take over as the voice and pulse of the Bucs.

First, it’s why he was drafted. Second, it’s all the guy knows. Lovie Smith keeps saying he wants Jameis to be Jameis. Well, Jameis is the guy eager to put the team on his back in all ways.

Joe hopes it happens. The other Bucs team leaders have a sour track record.

36 Responses to ““I Always Got Something To Say””

  1. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Can we sign Randy Moss please, you can never have enough play makers.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Why would Randy Moss come out of retirement to play for the last place in the NFL.

    If he does it will be for a playoff contender!!!

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Great attitude from the Kid Jameis

  4. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    @The Bucs Realist Says
    maybe Randy wants to team up with Jameis!

  5. Getaclue Says:

    Or maybe with evans

  6. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I like Moss, but I’d rather our young guys get some burn to earn a spot.

  7. Dreambig Says:

    Randy Moss was a rookie in 1998, by 2010 he was traded from N.E to the Vikings and could not make the team. He had a few brief stints with the Titans and 49ers before hanging it up for good in 2012. If we could sign 2000-2008 Randy Moss I would be all for it. But dude, he is too old to play at a high level. At this point, he could not beat out Louis Murphy, Kenny Bell, or any of the other Rookie recievers.

  8. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’m excited for the over reactions to whatever happens tonight.

    Some people in Denver are acting like it’s the end of the world because the offense looked a little rough in 4 series lol. Tom Brady had a bad night so I guess he is done / retired and the Patriots are looking like a failure for this season.

    Just want to remind ppl this is preseason. I didn’t read the Mariota game thread but I’m sure there are insane over the top reactions in there as well.

  9. Dreambig Says:

    Man, I love the attitude that Jameis has! This kid is going to be special! Can’t wait to get to see him fight, scrap, and compete for entire games with the Bucs. If you have watched his history, you know he keeps getting better as the game goes on. We are going to go the whole preseason and not really see the impact that Jameis is going to have.

  10. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    I think a motivated Moss would surprise a lot of people this late in his career.

  11. Dreambig Says:

    Lord Cornelius,
    Did you see how fricking good Brees looked in that game agains the Pats?
    He was scarry good. Deadly accurate! Not what I was hoping to see.

  12. The Buc Realist Says:


    but why play with Winston who will be learning and throwing INT, or play with Aaron Rodgers and catch touchdown and go deep into the playoffs???

  13. Dick2111 Says:

    @Joe … “The other Bucs team leaders have a sour track record.”

    Not fair Joe. Track-record-wise, you’re only as good as the team around you.

    I’d say that Mankins has a pretty good track record when it comes to leadership, admittedly with the Patriots. So do several guys on the DLine; guys like the 3 Big Macs … McCoy, McDonald and McDaniel (2 of them admittedly with Seattle).

    McCoy is really the only one who’s ‘home-grown’ so to speak, but it really doesn’t matter. ‘You are where you are’ as the old-saying goes. Team leadership is quite a bit better this year than last, and once Jameis gets a few games (and wins) under his belt it’ll get even better.

  14. Ray Rice Says:

    “YET”……. I like his style!

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Randy Moss, lol. Hell, why don’t we try to bring Jerry Rice out of retirement too. All some of you guys want is a recognizable name. It’s really pretty funny.

  16. Pawel Says:

    Mariotta is not good YET. Ooooooh

  17. Lord Cornelius Says:

    @ Dreambig

    Brees has always scared me lol. I still view him as clear cut #3 fantasy QB going into this year even tho many are a bit down on him. He wasn’t fully healthy last year. Should be good for his 4500+ yards and 30-40 TDs still imo. I think he’s got a couple decent years left

  18. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Lord Cornelius

    Its Lovie that scares me!!!! He makes rookies and third stringers look like superstars against this passive defense!!!!!!!!

  19. DoNUTS Says:

    So far…all we hear is rah rah talk from JW…I need to see some action..crisp QB action. I hope he can throw a tight spiral – ON TIME…tonight….like the #2 pick in the draft did this weekend. This kid needs to show up big and be sharp.

    5 win season on the way….book it. For all the rah-rahs on here….I hope this team proves me wrong but its been too long so I wont believe it until I see it >> CONSISTENTLY.

  20. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “He makes rookies and third stringers look like superstars against this passive defense!!!!!!!!”

    I think the only reason I respond to you is because it is just too easy to dismiss your arguments.

    Go look around the league dude. Tons of 3rd string QBs are tearing up tons of 3rd string defenses. Yawn. Moving on.

  21. The Buc Realist Says:

    @lord cornelius

    you are talking about pre-season, It happened to Lovie’s defense Last Season!!!!! Fact!!!!!!!!!

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    Why would Moss even entertain the thought of playing again? He has moved up to a network talking head gig. Now he has hit the big time. Try to wipe that smile off his face.

  23. Pickgrin Says:

    Jameis can’t help but be Famous. He’s a natural born positive and vocal leader that teammates at every level have always gravitated to. Things are about to change around here. Winning is on the horizon. It might not happen immediately – but it IS going to happen. Just sit back and watch it happen Bucs fans – and enjoy the ride on the Jameis Winston train. It’s going to be a lot of fun. The Debby Downer Brigade will have to look hard for valid material to post about here on JBF within a couple of years.

  24. Ray Rice Says:

    Let’s try and get Chris Carter too. We need to find a “fall guy” as he so strongly believes in. LMFAO

  25. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Lord Cornelius.

    Speaking on your “overreactions” comment, our beloved Bucs continue to play crappy in meaningless preaseason games (not including 2010) for like what…the past 5-7 years now and our “stellar” play continues to roll right in to the regular season each year.

    After year 2 in our currently most feared defensive scheme, if it continues to look like total garbage tonight and next weekend, when would you say would be the BEST time to start overreacting?

  26. Fsuking Says:

    Hey realist. In my head, I respond “STFU” to everything you have ever said. You are the biggest troll I have ever witnessed.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Fsuking…lol yet he’s been with JBF since it’s founding.

  28. The Buc Realist Says:


    Its amazing, all that needs to happen for me not to “troll” my team, is for them to stop being a bottom feeder!!! The Buc Realist will talk about the positives when there are the positives.

    Its just like the answer to How do you get out of Gruden’s Dog House???? Answer: Play Better!!!!!!!!

  29. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Speaking on your “overreactions” comment, our beloved Bucs continue to play crappy in meaningless preaseason games (not including 2010) for like what…the past 5-7 years now and our “stellar” play continues to roll right in to the regular season each year.”

    We won 10 games in 2010 without looking dominant in preseason. We only scored 7 points total in preseason game 1 that year. We won 9 games in 2012 without looking dominant in preseason.

    You can freak out all you want but i’m not wasting my time with that sh1t.

  30. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “you are talking about pre-season, It happened to Lovie’s defense Last Season!!!!! Fact!!!!!!!!!”

    So then stfu till week 1 of the regular season. Or let me counter your preseason freakouts with preseason comparisons. You are impossible man.

    Lovies defense was top 10 the last 10 weeks of the year. FACT.

    You saying random sh1t and putting the word “fact” after it doesn’t make it so. Fact.

  31. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Lord Cornelius

    I’m an old dude so forgive the dated speech but…right on man!!!!

    “That’s not my role for this team yet.

    Wonder how long Fameis defines YET? At his current pace it may be by game one!!!

  32. Couch Fan Says:

    Do you really believe the defense was a top 10 defense last year? I know statistically it shows that. But do you really believe it? I’m just wondering cuz I seen an awful defense all year long. It did improve from horrible to just bad. But top 10?… nope.

  33. Couch Fan Says:

    Do you really believe the defense was top 10 at any point in the season last year?*

  34. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Couch Fan

    I believe that the defense played at a better level the final 10 weeks of the season than they did in any 10 week or longer stretch since 2010 when the team won 10 games. If you go back and look at Morris’ final year; and Schiano’s years; the teams typically did not finish strong and were blown out like crazy in the 2nd half of the season.

    Now I still don’t think they looked like a top 10 D to the eye. I will give you that. Too many blown coverages. The team in general was a horrible team. But they competed and did not get blown out and had a lot of close games considering how pathetic the offense was.

    I’d say they looked at least like an average to decent defense with the potential to be pretty good. That would represent a major improvement over what we are used to.

  35. jbravo Says:

    all you guys get a life ,all this drama over a bunch of overpaid prima donas, does any of this really matter ?lovie smith ,Winston will just heap on more misery to any foolish buc fan blind enough to tune it in. dream on suckers,your all a bunch of gluttons for punishment.its gonna be a long year..i think I rather have a root canal than watch lovies blank stare on sideline..gonna be fun watchin mariota win..and Winston lose.

  36. Buc1987 Says:

    Have fun with that robert.