“He’s A Fiery Leader”

September 24th, 2015
One of Jameis Winston's teammates speaks out

One of Jameis Winston’s teammates speaks out

Tampa Bay is one nation under America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Consider the locker room vibe dished out by the charmed prince of all Buccaneers defensive players.

NFL sacks leader Jacquies Smith was invited on NFL Network this morning — these things happen when you’re the top NFL sackmaster — and was asked whether he could tell during training camp that Jameis would function under a high-pressure pass rush.

“Oh yeah, man. That guy’s real cool, calm and collected, man. He does a great job. He has a great command of the offense,” Smith said. “He’s a fun guy to be around, man. He’s a fiery leader. And you know, That’s the type of guy you want to play for, you want to lead your team, you know, as the quarterback.”

It’s been well documented that Gerald McCoy and other Bucs veterans don’t want Jameis to think about — or act on — taking command of the Buccaneers and making them in his image.

Joe never bought into that silliness, and it seems Smith and others don’t, either.

21 Responses to ““He’s A Fiery Leader””

  1. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    The block on the Titans DL in the first game…and the spin move for the critical 1st down against the N.O. DB are the kind of plays that establish his leadership.

    No matter what anybody says it is now Fameis’ team, not just because of his fiery leadership style but also because of his effort on the field. He has put his body in harms way without flinching and he clearly plays to win! The players can see that.

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I still don’t think Bucs fans realize how lucky we are to have Jameis. Just wait on it I suppose

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have a chance to match last year’s win total in week 3…..just think about that!!!

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Football is a game of chance. Life is a game of chance. The Bucs and their fans chances are definitely upbeat coming off the win.

  5. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    I agree that his effort on the field (and off) commands respect and sets the tone; which is what good leadership is all about, IMO.

  6. McBuc Says:

    Creamsicle…too funny…Nole will love it.

  7. OAR Says:

    Been there done that…….been waiting for years now.

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

    😄Surveys says: correct for 400 points McBuc

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

    But that’s exactly what I’m talking bout when I say “just wait on it”. This young man got that Brady chit in him man. Just be patient it’s coming.

  10. Bucnjim Says:

    As long as he didn’t get any of that Freeman stench on him we may have done very well with him.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Well I posted this in the Message Boards titled Dr. Phil’ng Jameis Winston. So if you have the time to read it, have a go at it. Have fun 🙂

    Dr. Phil’ing Jameis Winston

    Today, 12:21 PM by Buc1987

    Jameis is a competitor and when I say that it’s an understatement. Perhaps uber-competitor would be better. Ultra, ultimate, super, whatever adjective, pick an adjective anyone. Joe’s put out articles about a Magic Johnson type of personality. That’s just too simplified for me, although I like the comparison. There’s just so much more to it for me and the personality can be compared to many others as well.

    I think I’m starting to have this kid figured out more. He always gives praise to all his teammates. He always overly hypes up the stars(or stand out players) of our team. He’s not only doing it because he’s excited and he’s a leader. There’s more to it than that. I serious think this kid has an intelligence level that none of us really know about. I think he’s one of those masterminds and can be a master manipulator when he needs to. Uber-smart, could be a David Koresh if he wanted to be. Call me crazy, I don’t care. Everyone on this site already knows that by now. So with all of that said.

    I think Jameis (rookie qb) is very good at lifting the level of the players around him, just by hyping them up to the media, and overly hyping the stars of the team. Believe it or not I think the players he hypes up don’t want to let the kid down. It’s one thing to fire them up in practice or on the sidelines, but when he gets in front of the camera and hypes them up. When they hear about that stuff, that’s what gains respect. Now Freeman would get in front of the camera’s to talk about V Jacks arrival to Tampa and just go blah, blah, BLAH. Kind of like Charlie Brown’s parents.

    Jameis on the other hand….Vincent Jackson? Vincent Jackson? WOW, BAM, POW, he’s great. I get to work with Mike Evans and….Louis Murphy’s great too. This is just going to be GREAT!

    The kid is a Jedi master and I’m not some kind of Star Wars geek. I’m a JBF geek.

    They don’t want to let this kid down and he knows it, because he’s set them up for success in front of the cameras. He also doesn’t want to let them down and they know it as well. It’s that infectious personality Dilfer was referring about when the kid was still in high school. All his coaches and former teachers say the same thing. He also had a wall of academic achievements as well as football awards in his bedroom. He’s gpa was through the roof in high school. He carried a pretty high gpa at FSU as well. All that while his parents groomed him to play QB, like Tiger Woods parents groomed him for golf.

    He played 2 sports, but always had more of an affection for playing QB. He’s a showoff amongst his peers judging by all the crazy faced pictures of Jameis that Joe can find. Right now his peers are NFL players. That’s who he knows right now. So I think he wants to show his NFL teammates just how good he can be on the field. We’ve got the perfect storm brewing right now in Tampa. Jameis will will harness the storm and put it altogether for us just like he envisions it in his own mind. It’s going to be his locker room by midseason win or lose.

    As most peeps in here know. I did my research on this kid before the draft. Quite a bit of it actually. I wanted to know why he did so many stupid things and if he had a past record of it in high school or anything like that. What were people that he grew up with saying about him and all that jazz. I found out a lot, and then I became his defense lawyer/agent on JBF for 3 months straight.

    I’m wrapping this crap up right now, because WOW it’s the most I’ve typed in months. I just started Dr Phil’ing Jameis Winston and that’s what I came up with. After he’s been with our team for awhile, and I’ve got to hear him a little bit more and more. I think I’ve got him pegged. Atleast in my own wacky mind.

    It’s not all about Jameis to Jameis. He’s in the NFL right now. He’s saw Drew Brees and went WOW that’s Drew Brees over there. Kid in a candy store. He has respect. What’s that you kids and Jameis say today? Real recognizes real. That’s what I’m talking about.

    Okay I’m done…PHEW!

  12. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    All excellent points! But Fameis was easy. Now Dr. Phil JFro for us…that would be a challenge. What a head case.

    One of the things I love the most about Fameis is his joy. He approaches life with an infectious joy no matter what it is and sadly today joy is a rare quality.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Freeman? Oh man I’ve tried to Dr Phil him. Fries your brain.

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

    Lengthy… But insightful.

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    @87 good stuff….now lets put together a streak..GO BUCS!!!

  16. bucsbedabest Says:

    Jameis Winston is a winner..just like Chris Conte..just like the Bucs!

  17. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    Sounds pretty accurate to me, 87. I love Jameis’ perpetually-positive demeanor and will to win. I feel better and better about him the more I get to know him…

  18. Sharkcoasttactical.com Says:

    Gonna buy his jersey

  19. Bucnut2 Says:

    Joe and 87- all this is a bunch of crap!!! IF he plays well players will follow him. If he doesn’t no one will. The NFL is not a pop warner league. IT’s not a popularity contest. I understand your mancrush but this is senseless drabble. Winning the press conferences doesn’t count, only on the field wins do!!! Wake up

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucnut…play well he will, because the players will play at a higher level as well. He’s already lifted the level of play just by his words alone. Yes messiah-like. They can keep beating him down(the press and media in college), but he’ll keep getting back up.

    Then again, I don’t expect you to understand that with a name like Bucnut, but you soon will as the season progresses. It may be senseless drabble to you and few others, but it took time to write it. It took forever actually lol.

    Every Buc fan in the nation will understand what I’m talking about soon enough. I can’t believe we landed this gift. Last season was every bit of worth it. Glad I skipped buying season tickets last season.

    I look forward to brighter days for the Bucs instead of doom and gloom.

    This is going to be a fun 10-15 years. Am I getting ahead of myself? I don’t care, it’s what I’m seeing right now and have seen long before this kid became a Buc.

  21. PRBucFan Says:

    I seem to remember you staunchly defending Free Free just as passionately at one point on these boards lol. 😉

    I’m praying he succeeds, but it’s a little early to be crowning anyone.

    I love the guy but it’s been 2 games. Let’s hope your right about this one.