Jameis Winston Says, “Fans, Please Don’t Panic About One Half Of Football.”

August 18th, 2015

for "America's Quarterback."

Don’t bring your negativity to Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback.

Oh, no. Jameis is ordering you to kill it right now.

Jameis joined Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620 this evening for a conversation and explained.

“Fans, please don’t panic about one half of football,” Jameis said. “Please, there’s no reason to. We did some great things and we’re going to build on the positives.”

Jameis went on to remind fans that Doug Martin only played seven snaps and the team is working to “find our nucleus.”

Interestingly, Jameis referenced the Bucs’ winless record at home last year and implored fans to come see the Bucs on Monday night, and know that the Bucs are playing to win every time they take the field.

“Stay with us,” Jameis said. “Come witness a chance for us to win a game.”

Passionate stuff from young Jameis, who clearly has developed a high comfort level with Duemig. Jameis went on to talk more about winning and what that means to him and this Bucs team. Listen via the link above.

48 Responses to “Jameis Winston Says, “Fans, Please Don’t Panic About One Half Of Football.””

  1. DrHoagy Says:

    People’s expectations are totally unrealistic. It is stunning that people expect rookies to come out and perform at a pro bowl level right from the first snap at camp and declare them a bust if they don’t.
    The other thing to keep in mind is that this team was 2-14 last year because of a major lack of talent in many areas, not just the QB position like the Colts of several years ago when Peyton Manning went down. It is going to take time to fill all the holes.
    This is at best a 7-9 team. Sit back, watch them grow,enjoy the process.

  2. Couch Fan Says:

    Im not surprised that the idiots are out in full force to declare Jameis a bust because he didnt look like an all pro after his first pre-season game. Not surprised 1 bit.

  3. Tampa Tony Says:

    Play better and we will not panic. Simple solution

  4. Fsuking Says:

    I feel bad for Jameis. He is leaving a program with some of the most dedicated and passionate fans in football. He now plays for a team with some (not all) of the absolute worst fans in sports. No hope, no respect and no football knowledge. Even good fans have given up already. Let me go on record as saying this teams ceiling is 19-0. The floor is 0-16. I’ll bet you anything we fall somewhere in the middle.

  5. The Real Malloy Says:

    Tampa Tony, I was a Mariota guy…but Jameis is OUR Qb! If you do not like it, please become a Dolphin fan……

    Jameis has everything we need as a franchise QB….he’s a winner. Go away Tony….your negative attitude sucks…..

  6. Fsuking Says:

    I have not given up. I am %100 certain that this team can make the playoffs with a bit of luck and some quick learning.

  7. DFW_BucFan Says:

    I could not have said it better……still chuckling over your comment Tampa Tony!

    For those of us who have never bought into the hype Joe constantly slings about the anointed one, he looked pretty much like I expected, a rookie who needs time to be NFL ready. Pre-season speed is slightly quicker than full pad practice. Regular season, when it counts, coaches will be slamming him with everything they have at warp speed.

    He wasn’t awful, but definitely played like a rookie.

  8. Larry Says:

    I have more enthusiasm than in year’s past. I don’t expect more than 6 – 7 wins but hopeful for the next few seasons. Go Bucs!

  9. ChessMaster Says:

    What is surprising is how well the Bucs played without an Offensive Coordinator!

  10. StPeteBucFan Says:

    If you’re panicking during pre-season games then football may not be for you Tony. Enough of the negativity.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    What is there to be negative about? The games that count haven’t even started yet. I’ll reserve my displeasure for those results.

  12. Trubucfan22 Says:

    The thing is, he really wasnt bad. Sure the stat line doesnt look outstanding, but he was making the right decisions with the ball. Sometimes the result wasnt there, but that will come with more practice.

  13. Bobby Says:

    “winston plaued like a rookie” DUH!!! What a stupid comment. He IS a rookie. All rookies play like rookies braniac.

  14. Bobby Says:


  15. Little bucs Says:

    If you are panicing over a preseason game and trying to use that as
    A gauge to predict his success please please stay at home and yell at your T.V. As so the nonsense that spews from your mouth won’t be heard in public. Give him a complete season lets see what he can do! We have already drafted him like it or not. If your a Bucs fan let’s hope he is what the bucs have always needed. A franchise QB.

  16. Espo Says:

    If I remember correctly, He Who Shall Not Be Named was very anti Jameis. I don’t think he deserves to have him on his show. I won’t listen to him, but I imagine he we using that annoying fake laugh often.

  17. Clodhopper Says:

    This makes three years in a row we were told not to panic during the preseason.

    Break the routine, Jameis!

  18. DFW_BucFan Says:

    Well Bobby, considering all the “NFL Ready” hype being dished out here and the constant barrage of hyperbole…….one would have thought he skipped the “Rookie” stage.

    And for all those calling him a bust…..either believed the hype or just have unreal expectations.

    I am just stating the obvious; he played the way I expected….like a rookie in his first NFL pre-season game……so chill. He made adjustments and I expect him to continue to do so, hopefully.

  19. Howard Cosell Says:

    I just want the Bucs to have a good season once in awhile.
    Is that too much to ask?

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Give us those 6 wins Jameis.

  21. NYbucsfan Says:

    As a buc’s fan every year we hope to be better to be competitive a again and almost every year they let us down. So YES they need to show us something. Don’t panic?????? Yea it was the first preseason game I get that but that was terrible football by most of the team. Losing is long past old. Give us the fans a sign of hope or maybe just don’t get your teeth kicked in Monday night. I guess thT would be a good starting point

  22. Howard Cosell Says:

    Winston looked like he could develop into the real deal.
    He cut a profile like a real quarterback out there. You know?
    McCown, Glennon, even Freeman to some degree, all looked
    a little goofy out there. Winston looks smooth and confident
    in his 1st preseason game.

    Oh football gods! Please smile upon the Bucs and guide us
    to the land of win!

  23. Destinjohnny Says:

    I thought coming out of fsu he wasn’t overly accurate and his delivery was elongated. I also thought he didn’t see the field that well and made Heaps of throws that were bad reads and forced. Fsu had so much talent around him that covered for A lot of his qb short comings. So having said that after going to 3 practices aNd the game the other night he has done nothing to change my opinion

  24. jimmy53 Says:

    This isn’t a one man team..so to see people massively overreact to the game the other day and declaring him a bust is vomit inducing.

    Truthfully, no matter what kind of a season he has we may not even know this year if he is a bust.

    There have been all-pro’s who have sucked there first year, and complete busts who looked like the real deal after there first year.


  25. Fire Goodell Says:

    Did Lovie tell Jameis that real football doesn’t start until November?

  26. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Jameis is going to be an elite qb one day, josh mcdaniel, adam gase, or gruden will be the HC in tampa when jameis and the bucs rise to the top

  27. bucslifeforme Says:

    Jameis’s performance wasn’t bad at all, however the play of the offensive line is what brought to mind horrible memories from last year’s debacle of a season.

  28. BFFL Says:

    The defense looked like complete crap..that’s what we need to talk more about. The offense showed great potential. Koetter 1, Lovie 0

  29. DB55 Says:


    First team D played okay, gave up a fg then 3&out. Personal highlights include alt Verner coming up to take on a T and make a play for a loss. Brilliant! LVD had 3 tackles 1 tfl. LVD is disgusting! Melton running a stunt for a sack. Banks holding it down as usual, shoulda been off pi. Funniest moment: bowers rep’n #71 while lining up next to #91, oh the irony.

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jameis has been hyped not virtually every day….but every day. It takes discipline and a true awareness of what is reasonable to expect from a rookie QB on a weak offensive team with a new OC and playbook.

    Most of us didn’t really expect more…but we are expecting steady improvement and I think we’ll see some of it Monday night.

  31. tickrdr Says:

    Three units played Saturday night. As pointed out by NYBucsfan, none of them played well.

    Yes Jameis did OK against the “second string” but was 2 of 9 early in the game. Glennon also did well against the second stringers, with two drops on perfectly thrown balls in intermediate range. But the score was 23-3 late in the second quarter! Minnesota is likely improved, but they are not likely an elite team.

    Our defense did win the turnover battle, but the Vikings’ first team offense seemed to pass at will. In fact, for the game, their three QB’s were a combined 27 of 33 for 293 yds and two TDs. Our first team defense did not impress me.

    Our special teams play looked bad throughout the game as well. Returners were ineffective, and frankly not very smart, bringing one kickoff out from nine yards deep in the endzone, and failing to call for a fair catch on a punt return, and then getting drilled one second later. I know they want a chance to make a play, but those type of mental mistakes will kill you.

    So, I may be negative, but if so, it is not because of JW3, who despite his claims to the contrary, was likely nervous and “amped up” for his first game. I am panicked that the team looks remarkably like last year’s squad in so many ways, and the first preseason game looks not so surprisingly like the reports of last years’ preseason.


  32. Buc1987 Says:

    “I am panicked that the team looks remarkably like last year’s squad in so many ways, and the first preseason game looks not so surprisingly like the reports of last years’ preseason.”

    tickrdr…I agree the team looked a lot like last years team in pre-season and the reg season. Scares me too.

  33. BUC IT Says:

    @FSUKING…I’ve been a die hard buc fan my whole life but it is not always easy to be a fan of this organization. I live in Atlanta and I still make sure I go to at least the first game every year. But you need to give our fans a pass until we at least become mediocre again cause you really must not have a clue…. with that being said… I’m really starting to like Jameis but he needs to stay away from the fans chatter. Nothing good can happen from him listening to us. This is definitely a work in progress. Hopefully he can survive this year and we can draft another couple of guys for the Oline and get a stud DE in free agency. And whether I like Jameis or not…. please everyone remember that the “U” owned suckFSU for a very long time and as soon as all our scholarships get back we are going to own suckFSU again. 5 titles and some of the greatest players of all time. Peace out

  34. dave Says:

    Destin Johnny
    If that is what you thought then you are clueless with football.
    He can make every throw with zip or touch and does nothing but win. He is fantastic in the pocket and showed in college that he goes thru reads and progressions.
    Every scout and so called expert agreed.
    He is the best QB prospect since Luck.

    I just don’t get so called fans that want to trash on players on their team. What’s the point? So if he fails in 3 years you can scream “told you so” like a 8 year old?
    Seriously, please tell me what the point is.
    The Bucs have tons of fans who constantly trash their players.
    It’s pathetic

  35. firethecannons Says:

    Dr Hoagy was eloquent and accurate, let us have fun as we watch the progression of this rook team, the good ,the bad and the ugly will be evident. Expect it.

    Hope to see Bobby Rainey in on punt return duty and Gilkey no longer at center.

  36. richbucsfan Says:

    A word for Jameis…I have no worries of your football ability and decision making. You did pretty well. What I AM concerned about it is your health. With that pathetic excuse of an O-line, you are in a dangerous position of getting your head handed to you on a platter. THAT is what I’m concerned about. Good luck and best wishes.

  37. Evo Says:

    Like the other poster said. I’m shocked to see Winston on his show. I don’t think he deserves to have Winston on his show. After all the venom he spat at Winston I really wish someone would play back that audio for Winston. Only time I tune in now is on the joe bucs fan reply on iheartradio.

    I called it on thtext line and got blocked for it. I text him I can’t wait to hear him kiss Winston’s a$$ after they draft him. He told me he was blocking me and he doesn’t kiss up to anyone. Lol damn it upsets me I can’t listen from 9-12 and 3-7. Used to love 620.

  38. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Cant wait to listen to this later…this is one of the reason I was swayed from mariota to winston. His mindset….I like that. Hopefully he starts getting the guys him to produce more.

  39. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Yes the stat line looked bad but on fans judge performance by stats and it was his first nfl game. 9-19 is bad for a first round pick but glennon was 9-17 in the second half against nobody’s. Wanna know why he’ll never be a starter or be traded for a 3rd round pick? once again he’s a backup, it’s a meaningless preseason a time to take chances but he still checks down for a 3 yard gain on 3rd down with 10 plus yards to go, Winston is our best hope for a good season

  40. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    As usual I enjoy reading tickrdr’s well written posts…two thumbs up man. On another note I keep wondering what the hell the Glazers are paying Frazier for if Lovie is almost always credited (and bashed) here at JBF for the Buc’s defense? Maybe we short be typing Koetter 1, Lovie 0, Frazier DNP 🙂

  41. Brent Says:

    Jameis needs at least a year to judge him. Plus he has a bad ol and no running game. I only expect him to play well at times and show talent. Almost all qbs struggle 1st year. The fact bucs have been sorry last 5 years that’s on the glazers and the gm/coaches they hired since gruden left. Can’t blame Winston for that. Just sit back and observe. Probably another top 10 picke next year (draft o-line). If not good year.

  42. White Tiger Says:

    Hilarious watching the FSUfanboys finally understanding how much different college is from the NFL and maybe it’s starting to dawn on SOME of them as to how long it’s going to take to begin winning more than we lose.

    There’s no panic with the rest of us Fameis – just shut your mouth and do your job and if they don’t break you in half – then maybe they’ll draft your offensive linemen next season.

    The panic you sense is only coming from your former fanboys, they’ll be blaming someone else next week.

  43. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    @ bucs4lyfe

    glennon was also stuck throwing to nobody’s who dropped some on target passes. Nice try though…Glennon is still the most NFL ready to play QB on the Buc’s roster…nothing has changed so far.

  44. White Tiger Says:

    Mrs Fraziers defense played about as well as they did last year. Just think he’s fine to coach the talent we have – he can maximize that with his philosophy. if Lovie gets an edge rusher, I’m hoping Mrs Frazier finds another gig….

  45. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    The game went exactly as it should. A very young team with a rookies at QB and two OL positions faced a more veteran team that had already played a game and notched a win. Minnesota is a team on the rise. Teddy Bridgewater had something to do with making our defense….and Pittsburgh’s defense look bad.

    Fameis was Fameis. Poor start…aided and abetted by the whiff of our rookie LT and the horrid play from Center…then Fameis sucks it up, buckles up the chin strap and leads the Bucs to a couple of scores. He threw some horrible passes and some real zingers. Minnesota probably got away with two defensive holding penalties at very critical times but that’s just football luck.

    We’re fine. We’re on schedule. 10-6 baby!!!

  46. tickrdr Says:

    @Toes on the Line:

    TY and a hat tip!


  47. Joe Johnson Says:

    America has become a microwave society. There are just some things you can’t just pop into place and expect it to be ready into an instant. Playing in the NFL is one of those things. It will take time.

    Anyone remember Peyton Mannings 1st preseason game? It was awful and he was outplayed by Ryan Leaf. How did that turn out in the end?

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