Jameis’ Affection For J.J. Watt

September 23rd, 2015
Anerica's Quarterback gets excited talking about facing J.J. Watt this Sunday.

Anerica’s Quarterback gets excited talking about facing J.J. Watt this Sunday.

There is a common saying out there in non-sports land, “Don’t poke the bear.”

In other words, don’t provoke a feared animal into attacking you.

Some think America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, did just that this summer when he said the player he most looked forward to playing against was Houston all-world defensive tackle J.J. Watt.

The pride of Wisconsin, Watt, a bear of a defensive tackle, hardly needs any motivation. But for a rookie quarterback to say he was looking forward to facing him, well, as Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said today, “Be careful what you wish for.”

Given a chance to back down today, Jameis didn’t, though he qualified his comments about Watt, and added he is still excited to face him.

“Just like last week being able to play Drew Brees and even Mark Ingram, growing up as a kid from Alabama and winning a Heisman Trophy there, it is amazing as a true football fan to play against the best players in the game or the best players since I’ve been growing up,” Winston said. “I have tremendous confidence but I mean it is still a privilege for me, thinking as a kid, not going up against him. How, we get to play J.J. Watt.

“I look up to a lot of players. But [Watt] is a great player, an amazing player.”

Time will only tell if Watt literally makes Jameis eat his words on the turf of Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Rest assured, the Texans, including Watt’s teammates, are reminding the bear daily if not hourly about the rookie quarterback who dared try to jab him with a stick.

While Jameis very much admires Watt and respects him, he doesn’t fear him or Jadeveon Clowney.

“I will never let another man intimidate me,” Jameis said.


14 Responses to “Jameis’ Affection For J.J. Watt”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Sorry I missed the part where he jabbed a stick at Watt.

  2. AC Says:

    Yea ummmm.. what words are there to eat? he is praising him not talking trash

  3. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Yea this is just Jamies wanting to test himself against the best. Anyone who doesn’t see this as a compliment to Watt is just a HATER

  4. Lakeland Buc Says:

    Ex Bucs right tackle, Mike Remmers got a lot of praise for his play against J.J Watt on Sunday . I believe our o-line will be successful against Watt. But the Bucs can counter Houston pass rush with draw plays, and bootlegs. I’m curious about what type of scheme will Dirk Koetter run against the Texans.

  5. Ed Says:

    Its good that Jameis is not giving the texans any bulletin board material. not that they will need any extra motivation being 0 and 2 and at home, they will be extremely motivated as is.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    When Watt’s career is over he’ll likely be regarded as the greatest football player of all time.

  7. Anthony Says:

    ummm eat what words???

  8. Eastsidebuc Says:

    A man scared of another man is a mitch… Mitch=male bitch!

  9. Harry Says:

    I agree, I don’t get the “stick” part. I also view it as a compliment. Every competitor wants to go against the best. It’s a measuring stick to some degree. Marpet will do ok, but I predict Watt will school him several times too and get a shot at Jameis. I hope Martin does a good job with blitz pickup.

  10. Tiny Tim Says:

    Harry Says:

    September 23rd, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I agree, I don’t get the “stick” part. I also view it as a compliment. Every competitor wants to go against the best.


    Unless your name is Ian Beckles. He said today that he did not want to go against Reggie White. He did it because he had to. He said if you gave him a choice he would never pick Reggie White. Now buc fans do you see one of the reasons why we sucked during that time? Beckles keep trying to stir the pot with Winston’s comments. This is probably why he was not a HOF let alone a pro-bowler. Growing up playing sports, I always wanted to play the best. It lets you know where you stand and what you have to work on. Jordan, Kobe, Deion, Sapp etc. always wanted to play against the best from their rookie year until they retired. That’s why they are HOFamers. Kudos to both Marpet and Winston for looking forward to this matchup and not scurrying and hiding like beckles would.

  11. LargoBuc Says:

    Its good for Jameis to get tested early. If he can stand firm against Watt, he can stsnd firm against any defender. I dont expect him to light it up. But it will be nice to see if he can keep his head up while getting hit repeatedly. To see him keep his swagger while getting bruised and bloody. I wana see his body language before and after the game. That could be more tellimg than any stat line. Good stats and a good rating would just be a bonus at this point.

  12. ChessMaster Says:

    Lineman like Beckles is why Reggie White is in the HOF. Reggie should have sent him Christmas cards every year thanking him for making him look so good. RIP Reggie White.

  13. Joe Cool Says:

    C’mon guys, Ian played in the NFL, AS WE ARE REMINDED EVERYTIME WE LISTEN TO 620. He knows what he is talking about…LOL.

  14. Cover deuce Says:

    I don’t think him saying he was looking forward to facing Watt is bulletin board material. He wasn’t disrespectful about it, just one competitor expressing his desire to test himself against another