Jameis: Test Me? Bring It!

August 1st, 2015
"Give me your best shot."

Give me your best shot.

Yesterday, new/old Bucs defensive George Johnson said the defense had a clear goal in training camp: rattle “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, in order to get him as prepared for the regular season as possible.

So this evening, when Jameis stood before the Tampa Bay pen and mic club before practice tonight — yes, more about that later — Joe asked Jameis for his reaction upon hearing defensive teammates are determined to test his mettle. Jameis had a simple message.

In so many words, Jameis said, bring it on, pal.

“I love that,” Jameis said as his eyes lit up and he stood a little taller. “That’s how you have success. When you are competing, when the ones [are facing each other], that’s the thing about football: It is the competitive atmosphere. You’ve got to love it. You’ve got to love the fight.”

Now that’s what Joe loves about Jameis. He’s not afraid of competition. He encourages it. He craves it. And he is right. In the immortal words of Ric Flair, to be the man, you have to beat the man.

The first step for Jameis is performing against an NFL defense, even if it is his own teammates on a practice field in August.

16 Responses to “Jameis: Test Me? Bring It!”

  1. America's D-Bag Says:

    From what I understand…Ric Flair sucks a mean one. This is, of course, off the record. Good day to you.

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    In the words of the immortal Warren Sapp, “iron sharpens iron”

    However in this case I’m worried it will be more like the stoppable force vs the movable object

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    JW the un-Freeman.

  4. Couch Fan Says:

    Funny how all the sudden competition is now a good thing. I guess as long as it doesnt involve a certain #8. How strange…

  5. Pawel Says:

    He’s just like me, I love competition and challenges. We have something in common!

  6. Kalind Says:

    Couch fan. Dude you got jokes man. It’s not a competition between the WBs cause Glennon can’t MAKE it one. Dude doesn’t have it.

  7. Couch Fan Says:

    But our 25th ranked defense can?

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bucs going all out to pressure the QB in practice would be like a rattle trap shaking. heh

  9. BoltIsle Says:

    Some of you will really need to hit 75 North to 24 West every Sunday.

    Barry has probably used that route with the cars he’s stolen.

    Bless your hearts.

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

    Kalind I want you understand who you are debating with. That’s a Animosity Amigos member bro. Proceed with caution.

  11. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Somebody asked him about playing Mariota, and then asked “u do kno who you’re playing right” and he replied with a smile “yes, the Tennessee Titans” loved it

  12. richbucsfan Says:

    Enough with the tough talk… the NFL season is long and unforgiving…just shut up and win (not sure that’s possible with the train wreck of a team), but there is way toooooo much talk. I’m sick of the meaningless hype designed to lure the mush minded fan. No interest in that at all.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Rich…then why bother reading it?

  14. Nodak Pirate Says:

    Rich yes that’s the off-season happens every year. Get over it. We are ask ready for the season to start… quickly!

  15. DavidBigBucFan Says:

    Yeah Rich come back in about six weeks then

  16. barryjo Says:

    Even with the horrible OL we had last year the Bucs could have won another 4-5 more games if we had an OC that knew what he was doing. With an improving defense and a much better offense we can easily win at least 7-8 games this year. The OL will be a little better this year as will the offense which will give our offense more time with the ball, more 1st downs, and more scores…FIRE THE CANNONS.. lOOK FOR A FUN YEAR AND A TEAM WITH A LOT OF POTENTIAL FOR YEARS TO COME.