Jameis Dazzles, Leaves Injured

August 24th, 2015
Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Updated: 9:43 p.m. America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, drove the home crowd wild this evening in his local debut.

First, there were the eight completions in 13 attempts and a rushing touchdown against the Bengals, and then there was the ankle/foot injury.

Very scary, very happy times for Bucs fans.

Jameis dropped back to pass early in the second quarter and Joe saw it clearly. Jameis turned his foot/ankle and straightened up to a rude greeting from two Bengals defensive linemen — guys who beat Ali Marpet and Donovan Smith to sack him.

Jameis got in one more play and headed to the sidelines. Officially, the Bucs said he was injured, but Jameis was walking without a boot and was bouncing around with a very slight limp to congratulate and cheer on teammates.

Is this the end of the preseason for Jameis?

Joe’s ok if it is. No reason to risk injury. The Bucs are back on the field against the Browns in less than five days.

Update: Jameis limps around to greet special teams coming off the field before halftime, but Jameis runs off the field at the whistle to the cheers of the crowd.

Stick with Joe through the night for so much from tonight’s game and the locker room.

54 Responses to “Jameis Dazzles, Leaves Injured”

  1. INDYbucsfan Says:

    He showed enough for me to be really excited for week 1

  2. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:

    Outside of all the penalities, the team is looking pretty good. Jamis is a keeper. Love hearing him barking out commands at the line. Good stuff!

    Go Bucs!

  3. jimmy53 Says:

    He looked great! And while Glennon has looked good, anyone that watched him roll out to the left knows that he can’t be our starter. I thought the poor guy was gonna trip[ over his own feet—that was the definition of “lumbering.”

  4. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:

    Jameis not Jamis. I hate phone keyboards.

  5. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    If it werent for the penalties I can see jameis having at least 2 more Tds and these through the air lol

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    The ankle does seem to be fine and no Joe I don’t think this is the end of Jameis for preseason.

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    Yep did a great job. We have to get him a line

  8. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    Winston looked phenominal. Those were some of the best throws that can be made. He was definitely throwing strikes tonight.

    If he can play that good like 3 out of 4 quarters per game, our potential is unlimited this year.

    And man our D looks like it has alot of speed and playmakers.

    I seriously believe we might be able to do a worst to 1st thing this year.

    I’m honestly way more excited about Winston at this very moment than I have been throughout this whole process.

  9. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:


  10. DB55 Says:

    I’m still in the first qrt but from what I’m hearing penalties are an issue. Fatigue leads to mental mistakes? A team that doesn’t commit many penalties is a well coached team. This game is hard to watch with all the penalties.


  11. Tampa Tony Says:

    Clean up the penalties and my optimism might return. This line can’t survive another injury

  12. DB55 Says:

    1st n 10, 8 yard run Simms, penalty ASJ. – can’t do that.

  13. Wesley Says:

    Joe must be upset to see Martin playing so well. This is what he can do when you give him a little space to run.

  14. buc4life1979 Says:

    @ Supersam and the rest of the mariotta clinging !@#$ suckers:
    Hope ur chokeing on it right now, thats about all those jaws are good for after tonite lol…

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I think part of the reason he gained weight last season was the ankle injury against Louisville. You could tell he was a little less mobile from thereon out.

    But, I don’t think this is nearly as severe.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Erik with Clean Athletics..lol it has been a process hasn’t it.

    Still too early and it’s only preseason, but this kid is going to be the real deal.

    Told ya you’d be rewarded with a much better Bucs team by buying me this Winston jersey…it will all shake out in the end. Someday…soon all Buc fans are going fall in love with this kid.

    We got one. We finally got one.

  17. meatloph Says:

    Winston’s not injured, it was Lovie’s decision to pull him after the roll up.

  18. KevinM Says:

    Not injured joe…

  19. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I think this is a good example of what he can eventually become consistently. Will there be some bumps in the road all season? Totally, but the idea of a #1 pick is the longview.

  20. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    mike evans is out w strained hamstring hope that heals

  21. DB55 Says:

    First-quarter football was the best quarter of football that the Buccaneers have played in about 16 games I think including, Mr. McCoy even without the sack.

  22. kappabucnole Says:

    Got damn joe based jameis looking good

  23. DB55 Says:

    Yea he’s out for the preseason. At least he should be. Why would you leave your limping qb out there in a preseason game? Dude after that sack I would have pulled him. What else did we need to see? The kid is killing it!!

    For those of you who uttered the word mm all I gotz to say is tisk tisk. You really should give up your bucs fan card.

    Anyway, I love what I saw. I love the kid! Can’t wait til he grows and learns these defenses. Ah man ah man my mind MUST be playing tricks on me.

    Did Alt Verner just pick6? Ah man ah man

  24. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    So where is the tard saying we would be regretting drafting Winston after this game? Mighty quiet tonight….

  25. Bucnut2 Says:

    So I think it does not matter who plays QB this year. JW=MG. The difference this year is Koeter. If he is here last year we don’t draft a QB. He would be turning MG into Matt Ryan.

  26. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Which ankle was it? He hurt his right ankle last year…hopefully its a lower sprain…and not too serious…can’t have a gimpy ankle with our O-Line!

  27. Bucnut2 Says:

    Abdominal, I like JW but still prefer MM. He looks MUCH better than JW so far.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    feelthepewterpower…it was his right I believe. But he practically ran off the field at halftime, so it doesn’t look serious at all.

  29. BayBuc Says:

    Relieved, but still preseason. Last game not so good, but hey its preseason. This game much better, but hey its preseason. I look forward to the regular season. Let Jameis get more experience.

  30. Bucnut2 Says:

    Did you see that throw by MG?

  31. No better way to say it Says:

    If it were serious they probably would have took him to the locker room and put him in a boot right away. My guess it is a minor tweak or sprain that will take about a week to heal if that long.

  32. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Bucnut i will have to agree to disagree. Although i’ll admit I was surprised how sharp MG looked. Even if MG was the second coming of Peyton Manning ( he’s not ), this organization is all in with JW. Barring injury nothing will change that.

    The most exciting part about MG playing so well is maybe a desperate team will be crazy enough to cough up a second for him. Maybe even more!

    JW is the future and he showed us he will continue to get better and better. He showed me everything i wanted to see and that’s obvious improvement.

  33. BucFan20 Says:

    How many points did the offense score again?

  34. J-Maguire Says:

    Bucnut, if you’re only comparing Mariota’s 3rd series of his 1st game against Jameis’ INT series against Minnesota, then I would agree. If you look at the complete body of work so far, IT ISN’T EVEN CLOSE. Jameis is definitely superior. He made throws tonight that FEW veteran QBs in the NFL can make, and I’m not sure if Mariota will EVER be able to make.

  35. DavidBigBucsFan Says:

    Man Joe are your servers on Net Zero dial up??? I’ve never seen a site that messes up my phone ,tablet AND computer. It took me almost 30 minutes to post because of so much lag! I know you’re gonna delete this but you have no email showing on the site. You have the best Bucs site around but it is so frustrating and irritating. I really wish you’d do something about it.

  36. Joe Cool Says:

    More concerned about Evan’s hamstring TBH. Winston is a bionic machine, he will heal by Saturday’s game. The hammy will take longer to recover.

  37. DB55 Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 10:38 pm
    feelthepewterpower…it was his right I believe. But he practically ran off the field at halftime, so it doesn’t look serious at all
    You know he’s a alpha. If it were alright he would have continued playing. Sit down and ice it. Tomorrow he’s going to wait up sore, swollen, hopefully not bruised. That’s the foot he plants with so I wouldn’t discount it so quickly. Either way he played outstandingly. Great command, right reads, taking big shots downfield. I loved it all, Tim Wright, argh! How nasty was that pass?

    The offensive line played extremely well. Smith with a pancake block that got called holding and Marpet jacking dudes on the LOS. Did you see Martin, Simms and Rainey running the ball? Man, I’m a happy man tonight!

  38. bee Says:

    Where are all the Mariota lovers? Lol. Why run and hide now? It’s a shame you only show up to criticize your “favorite” team. Oh well. Jameis is the poo, so take a big whiff! Lol

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    BucFan20 Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    “How many points did the offense score again?”

    Not sure. Why does it matter?

  40. BrianBucs Says:

    Games like tonight show just how important it is to have a very good backup QB

  41. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m totally on board with Fameis for the same reasons as everybody else.
    But Fameis great success has NOTHING to do with Mariota.

    Again were Miami and Buffalo fans beotching for an entire freaking year about each other’s choices. Would you have been disappointed if your were fan of either of those teams? Were the Marino supporters in Buffalo constantly trashing Kelly? Were Kelly supporters in Miami…remember he played at “the U” upset they were “stuck” with Marino.

    There is absolutely NO connection between the play of these two. They could BOTH be great. The first game of the year they’ll compete…that’ll be ONE game. Which of these QB’s is better will not be determined for a few years and even then it’s possible we’ll still be debating.

    I was very impressed with our play tonight. But I was also impressed with the Titans against a solid Ram’s defense. Game one will not be a walk in the park even though Fameis is playing like Fameis. If the Oline plays like it did the first quarter I gotta like our chances.

  42. Mo_Downs Says:

    I’m cautiously optimistic about the offense. Doug and Jameis deserved better play from the OL. The silver lining is: “holding” is better than Jameis getting crushed.

    Let’s just hope that ASJ isn’t just another “end zone poser” and has goals beyond “being in shape and stayin’ healthy”.

    Mo_Downs presents: The “Mo_Better Awards”

    * The 1st “Mo” goes to…. OC Dirk Koetter

    Giving Jameis a “Mo Better” set of plays/audibles to use to start the game helped him settle into the game and build on the early success.

    * The 2nd “Mo” goes to…… HC Lovie Smith

    Grabbing the DC mic from your best buddy, dialing up a killer D and recognizing a “Mo Better” budding superstar in Kwon Alexander are the kind of decisions that “show you ain’t slow”.

    Clearly, the defense got the message and responded with an inspired effort.

    Bravo, Lovie..!!

    Go Bucs…!!!

  43. Greg Says:

    I saw Jamies coming out of the media room after the game, I didn’t notice a limp and he was smiling and cutting up with us when we told him good game. Hope he’s ok to play next week because I want to see him replicate tonight’s start, but ok with shutting him down rest of preseason if it means he 100% at the start of regular season. For those of you not at the game, you missed out on his animated programs speech to get the team fired up. GMC may be the proclaimed leader of this team, but it sure looked like Jameis’ team to me tonight! Good to finally see a win at home!

  44. Greg Says:

    Animated pregame, not program

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


  46. BUC IT Says:

    Jameis was on point tonight! He looked great. The D was nasty. Go bucs!

  47. Buc1987 Says:

    Stpetebucsfan Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    “I’m totally on board with Fameis for the same reasons as everybody else.
    But Fameis great success has NOTHING to do with Mariota.”

    “Again were Miami and Buffalo fans beotching for an entire freaking year about each other’s choices. Would you have been disappointed if your were fan of either of those teams? Were the Marino supporters in Buffalo constantly trashing Kelly? Were Kelly supporters in Miami…remember he played at “the U” upset they were “stuck” with Marino.”

    WTH are you talking about tonight? Your post makes no sense. It has nothing to do with Bucs fans still being in love with Mariota. Fins and Bills fans are not one and the same. They don’t root for the same team. Unless we have a ton of Oregon fans in the bay area that are Buc fans too. I don’t see your point. How exactly does a Bucs fan become a Mariota fan anyways? Follow Oregon football?

  48. Pickgrin Says:

    Good game Jameis. Time to watch the tape and see what you can improve on.

    Can’t wait till some of you who are just getting to see what this kid is really capable of – get to see him go off on a real hot streak. He’s practically unstoppable when he’s dialed in and things are falling right.

    2nd pre-season game and he was in total control of that huddle and that offense.
    Did you hear him barking out the signals with authority? Calling out the LBs and the protections – changing the plays at the line?
    Winston was on tonight – but he was not “hot”. And we still got treated to some spectacular throws.
    The pass that DB55 mentioned was amazing. 3rd and 16 – and he threaded the needle – perfect placement a foot past the marker – low where only his guy could get it and with velocity – and it goes right through Tim Wright’s hands. SMH. There are only a handful of QBs in the NFL who can make that throw.

    Another really nice and impressive throw was the lazer shot to Russell Shepard on the medium skinny post. That ball got there in a hurry and right on target. Winston can really zip that ball when he’s trying to. Usually he takes some of the velocity off and throws more with touch – but in an instance like that – you get to really see the arm strength at play on a medium range pass.

    Good stuff. These are exciting times to be a Buccaneer fan. Man were we due.

    Suck it Animosity Amigos. Lovies not going anywhere for a long time.

    Yea – I know – its just pre-season. But this game was a harbinger of things to come – both offensively and defensively. This team can and will compete well this year. They might only win 7 or 8 games this year as a few more pieces are still needed – but it’s going to be fun to watch again at the very least.

  49. Jason McLaurin Says:

    That ankle injury is an old one from Florida St. It happened in the Notre Dame game and I been suspicious all along that hes not fully healthy because of the ints trust me this dude isaccurate but he has a bad ankle and continues to play thru it even in the NFL. Amazing shit but it looks like my FAMEIS may need surgery at some point. I think once he gets thst ankle together he will take off. Hes tough like a Steve McNair honestly. Hes gonna be okay though just like Lovie said. I think everyone missed but me in his whole draft process because so much emphasis has been put on his character issues off the field and the fact that he threw 18 ints because of this same ankle injury last season. This guys can throw but expect some turnovers and wins at the same time if hes healthy and it doesn’t become more seriously injured

  50. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Wow where’s realist? Not one post about Lovie. He called such a passive defense last night. Don’t see why he took over defense
    .Lol! The boys played good. Hugemongous difference from the first game. Now get the penalties in check and teach receivers how to catch and they will be good. The Dougernaught is back!

  51. More Says:

    Winston contributed a lot towards making this a very fun game to watch.

    And… Even though I’ve yawned at him over the past couple of seasons, Glennon’s audible/touchdown play was an absolute work of art. It’s nice to have a high quality backup.

  52. Buc Neckid Says:

    This is Why you
    Winston is going to get killed this year if the OLine does not do a better job.
    Do not get fooled by Cincy’s performance last night.
    They were not Schemeing to Win.
    The first period their Defense AND their Offense were playing Base (very vanilla).
    GREAT that the BUCS took advantage of it,
    But geesh…

  53. DONUTS Says:

    JW played really well. I was impressed and he hit his targets on time. I have been hard on him but he deserves a some praise after last night. We just need more consistent OL play and this team may be competitive. Glad to see the DL show up.

  54. CalBucsFan Says:

    Loved the first quarter as we got a good sample of what may be the future with JW, but let’s not kid ourselves, the Bengals were only playing base defense, this is after all preseason. Still, it’s easy to see this kids a leader and having Koetter to school him is quite exciting.

    Also, kudos to MG, this kid has been nothing but professional despite all the naysayers criticizing him, yet he put the ball where he was suppose to when he was suppose to time after time, just as JW. And the one he placed at the goal line where pass interference was called, placed WITH TOUCH, was a perfect pass right where it needed to be and should have been caught, even with the defender tugging on his shoulder pads.

    There’s a lot of risk in starters going down in the NFL, especially with an unproven OL, so I really like the Bucs chances this year Koetter guiding Winston AND Glennon. So much so that when I was in Las Vegas this past weekend I put some hard earned booty down on the Bucs winning the NFC South. Why not, It’s prime for the taking, so why not the Bucs turn to go from worst to first?

    Go Bucs!