August 18th, 2015
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Fans need to be patient, said former Bucs QB Shaun King.

Joe understands how Bucs fans have chewed up couch pillows like a hungry dog and punched their windshields into a cobweb after the first preseason game.

But there is no need for angst. Preseason games are glorified practices. Joe likens it to a pitcher in a spring training game working on a new pitch. The results won’t always be pretty.

And no, there was nothing pretty about Saturday’s massacre in Minnesota.

Don’t fret, Bucs fans. Things will get better. Really. Don’t believe Joe? Then believe Shaun King. One of but three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to an NFC title game, King believes this year’s pain will produce strong seasons in the near future.

And by the way, King said lay off “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, so he told Ron and Ian, heard on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.

“I was fine with it,” King said of Jameis’ first NFL outing. “I didn’t think they played that well around him. And that is something that for him to be successful, especially this year, is going to have to happen. I’m trying to be realistic with this season. If there is one word I can use for this season, it would be ‘patience.’ …

“Patience, patience. This is going to be a work in progress because they have so many young guys.”

King likened the current crop of Bucs youngsters to when Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp arrived and it took them a couple of seasons to explode onto the NFL landscape.

“I believe in Lovie and I believe in Jason Licht,” King said.

To hear more from King, click the arrow below. Audio courtesy of Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.

23 Responses to ““Patience””

  1. Tampa Tony Says:

    Patience? This team has been rebuilding since Gruden was fired. I’ll be patient before renewing my tickets again

  2. Johnny Dejay Says:

    Patience? Nobody was patient with Mike Glennon during his rookie season with a similar supporting cast, and he was a 3rd round pick. One could argue that the current offensive talent is even better than 2013. Jameis does not deserve any patience. He was the #1 overall pick and he was deemed by everyone, including the Joes, as an NFL ready player.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Patience is a charictaristic that I developed being a Buc fan….it has helped me throughout the years with my business and personal life…..

    Now, while I find myself agreeing with King somewhat….I also think its not good to continue to hype Winston. Our expectations have been raised considerably…..

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 9 points.”

  4. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Johnny Dejay Says:
    August 18th, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Jameis does not deserve any patience. He was the #1 overall pick and he was deemed by everyone, including the Joes, as an NFL ready player.”

    What were your thoughts on Peyton Manning’s rookie season with the Colts?

  5. firethecannons Says:

    I can be patient and watch progress daily. I know gradually this team is going to be much better. Vike game was bad and good in many ways–field position was awful. Watching JW fielding Gilkey’s jump balls was ugly. The linebackers make us proud!!!! The plays need to be QB friendly till he’s in a zone, just wait when you least expect we will be better. JW is FUN to watch!!!–Glennon–he can throw but that is all he will do, he will not win. Mariota is a good player but I cannot imagine him in our Buc huddles, I am glad for where we are with QB.

  6. Greg Says:

    Im sick of the“Patience, patience” crap
    Same song and dance

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our run defense looked great….but, for some reason….we seem to continue to be soft on 3rd and long….
    I suspect that it’s the lack of a pass rush……WRs seem to always be wide open against our defense and our WRs seem to be covered….
    Hopefully, we will get this fixed….

  8. pick6 Says:

    “King likened the current crop of Bucs youngsters to when Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp arrived and it took them a couple of seasons to explode onto the NFL landscape.”

    i’ve been trying to apply that analogy to every “rebuild” (the simms\caddy\clayton “triplets” emergence in 2005, the false promise of the 2010 squad, and the “on the brink” schiano team that stocked up its secondary after a 7-9 2012 with lots of close, late losses) since the superbowl team was dismantled. let’s hope this is the time the roster actually gets over the hump.

  9. ARGH_M8E Says:

    I love my BUCS, but I lost patience a long time ago. Get it together, I mean really, it’s a GAME!!! Go compete, fight, be hungry… This isn’t rocket surgery.
    Go earn those ridiculous pay checks!

    I’ll stick with the thought for now that Winston is winner and he’ll be good to go week one, as for the rest of you… Act accordingly. O-Line – keep signing beef (at least 1-2more T/G). Not difficult. Theres gonna be guys on the street that are way more talented then a guy like GILKEY, everyone’s favorite lineman “jokes”. I have to say I haven’t been more frustrated with a lineman since Jermey Trueblood, but then I remembered those dummies from last year who made Trueblood look like a pro bowler. Anyways, getting long winded.

    Sooooo, what are we looking at? Will they make the playoffs (yes I said it) PLAYOFFS!?!? Mora lol… Well Idk, it’s definitely possible in the south this year and time will tell but def sick of the predictions, it’s one game at a time… Any given Sunday, YA? What else, on a roll here… Blah blah blah, ok so I’ll wrap it up here. I’m stoked to see the improvements this week against dem Cincy cats, minus the loss of our best OL of course.

    Preseason week 1 is now in the past, sort it out. GO BUCS!!! BTW – Loving LD54,KwonA,Melton,AV21 performances last week

  10. pick6 Says:

    3 turnovers by the defense was probably the most promising sign. we all know from prior experience that even at its best the Tampa 2 has a knack for allowing drives to continue. the turnovers and the ability to tighten up as you get closer to the goal line are the 2 keys to running the defense with success. if we do those 2 things, field position and game situations will be vastly improved for our offense vs last year. we may not be dramatically better on offense this year (we got younger and supposedly more talented, but traded off experience at critical positions), but we are better coached for sure on that side of the ball and i think it’s realistic for our defense to put the offense in better situations overall

  11. pick6 Says:

    one thing fans should not have patience for is gilkey at center. if that experiment is going to continue to occur, please let seth lobato be the guinea pig, not jameis or glennon

  12. MTM Says:

    Sean should work for the Bucs PR department. I have some patience with Winston. The rest teams doesn’t deserve any more patience. The defense, offense and special teams has to step this year no injury excuses anymore. Winston will not succeed with the play that was shown in the 1st preseason. There has not been a sense of urgency to fix the problems with this team over the last 10 years. That falls squarely on ownership.

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

    Saturday we looked like a collective group of individuals that were disinterested in playing a pre-season game. Concerning,maybe a little but pre-season all the same. They look like a group of men that were told”let’s just get out of here healthy”. I could be wrong but that’s just my opinion. I’ve been reading post a few days and agree Gilkey should never touch a football. The LJ nickle back experience should be finish. LJ isn’t facing number three wide outs on third downs,teams move they’re one or two end to the slot and LJ is over matched everytime. We brought in Sterling Moore from Dallas put the man on the coach Smith. Lastly in my opinion we are about to make a big mistake the minute we allow Mike James out of the building. To me he is our best back,dude runs north and south nothing else. I would hate to see him end up on a division rival team and make us pay for it later. And one more thing folks,I’ve seen that spin move beat all pro tackles on more than one occasion. Smith and Marpet look like they will fine,just need live reps.

  14. SchlomieBarMitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    Buc’s fans need to be patient, it’s only been 13 years since the Buc’s won a playoff game.

  15. The Buc Realist Says:

    Patient!!!!! What are we saying!!!!

    We have been so patient that if we were not Buc fans we could have been Buddhist Monks!!!!! We should have achieved enlightenment by now!!!!!

    Funny how this was not the talk with Lovie last year was it!!!! and stop saying that we see Sapp and Brooks out there, by this time in their careers they already made 2 playoff runs, was the most feared defense in the league, and people were saying the Sapp was the best DT they have ever seen!!!!

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I keep hearing…it’s preseason……that still doesn’t mean we should continue to accept losing…..It’s preseason for our opponents also….and they seem to be able to win.
    I expect a win Monday night…..

  17. pick6 Says:


    agree, those comparisons need to disappear until they are earned. the talent levels may be close, but the impact on this franchise, the locker room, and the community are not even on the same planet. These guys are extraordinary individual talents approaching the ability of those 2 HOF players, but in terms of makeup it’s too late for them to measure up unless this group can galvanize into another defensive dynasty. what made Sapp and Brooks first ballot guys is not on their stat sheet or reflected in their pro bowl nominations. it’s the culture they established and sustained that made them no-doubt first ballot guys, without their leadership of a defensive dynasty, i think Brooks in particular would have waited a couple more years to get his due

  18. Tampa Tony Says:

    Once Mark Sanchez retires the Joes can use his 2 AFC championship game appearances to validate his opinion.

    King never lead the Bucs anywhere! He was dragged and given a piggyback ride to that game by a dominant defense

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    August 18th, 2015 at 9:24 am
    Patient!!!!! What are we saying!!!!
    We have been so patient that if we were not Buc fans we could have been Buddhist Monks!!!!! We should have achieved enlightenment by now!!!!!


    I mostly dislike everything the “realist” writes. But props are in order in this case. That was funny chit right there.

  20. JameisBucsfan Says:

    If you listen to the interview it talks about patients with the whole team. Not singling out jameis winston. You guys are drama Queens sometimes.

  21. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Im sure Shaun King would be patient behind our offensive line right????? It may be a better idea to start Glennon or Winston may have a short lived career!!!

  22. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Unlike some of you, I understand the whole “patience” thing. I get you guys frustration with our history being that we are 30-70 in our last 100 games, but we have to understand that we are under a new regime.

    Anytime you have a new regime its like hitting the refresh button all over again. Each coach and GM does things differently. We have been rebuilding for years now, got it. But a rebuild starts over with a new regime because they will have different ways of running the team than the last.

    We hit the reset button again last year with L&L. At least at this point in the rebuild we have a clear understanding as fans of what this regime is trying to accomplish with the scheme and personnel. For the first time in years, I know exactly what the front office wants and have an idea of the players they are targeting. Before I just had hope, I can honestly say that now I believe. Patience

  23. LJ'sDaddy Says:

    Thanks tampabaybucfan. ..that fact never gets old. Shaun King…please.