Peter King: Edge Jameis

September 30th, 2015


An esteemed national columnist, reporter and TV personality has studied this year’s big rookie quarterbacks and gives Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, the edge through three games.

Joe’s talking about Yogi Berra-worshipingurinal picture-takingvideo game-playingTaylor Swift-listeningpickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-training Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame.

King hopped on WDAE-AM 620 this morning and proclaimed that Jameis is performing better under pressure from defenses through three games than Marcus Mariota. He gave the nod to Mariota in Week 1, obviously, but says Jameis won the last two weeks.

It’s King’s opinion that answering the question, “who can deal with the pressure?” will define the quarterbacks this season.

King was talking strictly Xs and Os, not off-field considerations. He’s currently leaning Jameis.

Joe always tries to share the major national perspective on the Bucs, and it’s always fun to wag a finger at the senseless Jameis bashers.

28 Responses to “Peter King: Edge Jameis”

  1. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    it’s always fun to wag a finger at the senseless Jameis bashers.

    Like this fool?

  2. RealkillersmoveinSilence Says:

    Call me when Jameis out duels Andrew Luck numbers don’t like Mariota looks like the way better qb. Plus Whisenhunt is a way better coach than Lovie Smith when it comes to developing qb’s

  3. RealkillersmoveinSilence Says:

    *numbers don’t lie

  4. Dave Says:

    You will be able to tell the haters on here who have no clue about football and only go by the fantasy stats.
    Plus, I don’t understand the need to bash one to prop up the other. Why can’t they both be good? They both seen on their way to being damn good QBs.

  5. RealkillersmoveinSilence Says:

    Seriously what has Jameis done under pressure but throw incomplete passes and over thrown his receivers ? For god sakes I saw mariota throw a td on 4th and 17 while getting leveled !

  6. Ray Rice Says:

    The comparisons amongst these two will always be there. But in actuality they don’t and never will matter. The reason being is because THE MESSIAH will prove to be the QB this franchise has always needed. Yes. He will have bad games. But I don’t see a bad game like the Tennessee game where his first throw is a pick 6. I think he was caught up in the hype and put too much pressure on himself. He now looks more relaxed and in rhythm. If he keeps improving at this rate the YUCS will be contenders again.

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Seriously what has Jameis done under pressure but throw incomplete passes and over thrown his receivers ?”


    It’s really too bad you don’t watch the games. Just last week he made a throw where Clowney literally hit his arm as he threw it, and it was a complete pass to Mike Evans. He completed another throw while getting pummeled by JJ Watt. But you go ahead spouting ignorance. Those of us who watch the games will just laugh at you.

  8. Tampa Tony Says:

    Get back with me in 3 years

  9. Marlow Says:

    I bet Peter King never referenced JW as “America’s QB.” I see JW making strides, but the franchise is a mess, and he may be too if we do not get some consistency. How many coaches will JW have as a QB in Tampa before he is traded?

  10. Posey99 Says:

    “it’s always fun to wag a finger at the senseless Jameis bashers.”

    Its called taunting the people that pay your bills. You did it with Manziel too.

  11. ndog Says:

    Joe please call out that idiot Dumeig for his little shots he takes at Jameis. It was so clear he wanted MM before the draft and now he sits on the fence taking little shots like the one referenced above in the comments section. Please call that clown out as he just doesn’t want everyone telling him he’s wrong when Jameis becomes what most of us can see.

  12. Waterboy Says:

    I’ve watched Mariota in the Colts and Browns game and he looks like Aaron Rodgers as long as you don’t get pressure on him. The Browns were on him all day and he started to get flustered and fumbled several times when they got after him. He was lucky that his team recovered 1 or 2 fumbles in addition to the 2 fumbles that he lost. The refs also called him for a delay of game which negated an INT that he threw when they were about to score that second TD and it gave him another 2 shots at the end zone. The Colts defense sucks and never got pressure on him until about the last 6 mins of the game and when they did he threw that INT at the end of the game.

  13. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:


    If Mariota looks like Aaron Rodgers then Jameis looks like 4 Super Bowl rings Tom Brady.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s interesting to compare the two…but doesn’t mean much…especially this early….things can change drastically with one game.

    As for Jameis….he certainly isn’t our problem…..but he could definately be our soliution.

    I would love to really “turn him loose” even if for just one game…..I mean….lets show some real aggression on offense from start to finish……I’d rather have a 3 & out with aggressive playcalling than an unsustained drive that ends up in a 57 yard field goal attempt.

    I think he has the tools and the mentality to succeed….does the rest of the team?

  15. BFFL Says:

    Too early to compare, but as an original Mariota supporter I have been encourage by Winston. Thought the team let him down last week. Hope he stays focused and keeps improving.

  16. Waterboy Says:

    @Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    That’s Aaron Rodgers when he doesn’t get any pressure from the defense.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    Barricades closed blocking the path indicate need for further construction. Rebuilding expected to be completed for free flowing football in the foreseeable future.

  18. bucrightoff Says:

    It’s been 3 games. Can we please at least wait until year 2?

  19. OneLove Says:

    While Jameis has been innaccurate on some throws, he has been pretty impressive the last 2 weeks. I mean we can’t all expect him to be Tom Brady this EARLY! Now what WE NEED is Lovie to start BUILDING THIS DEFENSE from the ground up and stop trying to build through free agency because obviously these guys are scrubs. We’ll see what happens in 3 years after Lovie builds this D!! CUZ WE ALL KNOW HE AINT GOING ANYWHERE!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith aka “Feels like i’m sitting on a chair made outta ice!!”

  20. Newbucsfan Says:

    Why can’t you people be glad for your quarterback! I’ve never known “fans” like this before. No wonder the team constantly fails…maybe it begins with the fans. Whatever….

  21. Pick6 Says:

    mariota’s stat line looks a whole lot better but after the gift from the bucs he has been hit a ton and showing his college tendencies to cough up the football. based on current trends, i think by week 12 there will be no comparison to make because jameis will be playing while mariota will be recovering from something

  22. DallasBuc Says:

    We have a starting rookie QB on this team and his performance 3 games into the season is the least of my worries.

  23. RealkillersmoveinSilence Says:

    I’ve watched every game Jameis Winston has played and I believe he has potential but I don’t think his play is up to par with Mariota ! Look at Mariota’s weapons around him

  24. JabooBuc Says:

    Jameis was selected first because he is a leader of men with the skills to back it up. In case you hadn’t noticed, this team is void of any true leaders. While Marcus is talented and possibly more polished at this point, this team does not have the time to sit back and get acclimated. Jameis is already taking ownership of this team and will lead this team even in spite of his coach.

  25. Waterboy Says:

    @RealkillersmoveinSilence Says:

    Which weapons around Winston are you referring to being superior to Mariota’s weapons? Mike Evans didn’t play week 1 and had limited playing time week 2. ASJ played week 1 and was injured towarda the end of game 2 and out week 3. So are you saying that VJax and Louis Murphy are superior to Justin Hunter, Harry Douglas and DGB?

  26. Bucs53 Says:


    Yeah, you haven’t watched Mariota’s games then—or I guess you could just not understand the game.

  27. Espo Says:

    Aaron Rodgers also looks like Aaron Rodgers when he isn’t pressured. What’s your point?

    @BananaHammock, Thanks for pointing that out.

  28. Clint Says:

    They need to turn Winston loose against Carolina, let him throw it 40 times. We won’t run the ball, it’s just doing them a favor when we stubbornly try. Use the big WR even more and catch them by surprise. They are not game planning for us to throw the ball a lot.