“It Is Going To Get Scary”

October 18th, 2015
Gerald McCoy dishes on "America's Quarterback."

Gerald McCoy dishes on “America’s Quarterback.”

Gerald McCoy, who enters the bye week with the most sacks of any defensive tackle in the NFL, hopped on “Movin’ the Chains” co-hosted by Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller last week.

In Joe’s ears, it is the best football radio show available and, of course, is heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

GMC shed some light on “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

In short, GMC suggested that the NFL better be ready because when Jameis turns the corner from rookie still learning the league to veteran, it will be Halloween come to real life for opposing defenses. And Jameis won’t be tossing cheap candy at them.

“Here is what you are going to get with Jameis Winston,” GMC explained. “You are going to get a natural-born leader. He can’t help it. It is in his bones. We have had to tell him, as vets, to relax. Take a step back and enjoy being a rookie. He can’t help it. It is in his bones, man.

“He lives to lead and he has winning his bones. He lost one game in college. What makes him a winner is his resiliency. He is so resilient, man. He’s not fazed by anything. He plays like he did against Carolina. It wasn’t his best game. He comes back and has a mistake-free game against Jacksonville. That is just who he is and you need that to survive in this league.

“He has all the gifts and talents necessary to be elite. You add that resiliency to who he is, and it is going to get scary for a lot of people, man. He has that leadership quality and winning is in his bones.”

Almost on cue,  when Jameis attended yesterday’s Louisville-Florida State game, that natural born leader GMC talks about led his former college team in pregame exercises.

It is sort of funny to Joe that the blowhard haters cannot wait to dig Jameis’ grave, yet in two of his first five games in the NFL, he has been named “Rookie of the Week.”

Not bad for the next JaMarcus Russell, huh haters?

23 Responses to ““It Is Going To Get Scary””

  1. LargoSamIM Says:

    JOE(S)… Please… PLease… PLEASE… forget aall of this “rookie of the week” accolades ! (We all know that you hired an extra staffer to “stuff” the ballot box !!
    That said… I agree with Geraldini…
    “He has that leadership quality and winning is in his bones.”

  2. LargoSamIM Says:

    P.S. I’m just not sure his slow feet can keep up with his “winning and leadership” qualities !!

  3. martyb Says:

    What in the heck does “Take a step back and enjoy being a rookie” mean ? Forget that attitude. How about work your rear off and bring all the intensity you can to everything you do ? These are the types of comments that have fans asking questions about GMC and other Buc veterans.

  4. rayjay1122 Says:

    Winston is just a rookie and just so happens to be a rookie that the Bucs are very fortunate to have. So many haters who are impatient with him just show the doofasses that they are! Misspelling intentional.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Bridgewater won twice and Carr only once….so Winston has already matched last year’s ROW QBs….

    Joe taunting the haters…..not a good idea….will bring them out from under the rocks.

  6. JAB83 Says:

    Interesting how Mac basicly says the guys rally around JW and want to play hard for him… It should not be overlooked that this has nothing to do with talent… But cupple the fact that he has talent to go along with this ability to make everyone around him play better and you have the X Factor that this team has been lacking sinse the glory days!!! Now if GMC LVD ME and perhaps a couple other guys can learn how this “rookie” does this… This team will look scary good before the end of THIS SEASON!!!! Take that to the bank folks!!! Let’s hope this is the beganing of GMC and the D understanding how to make an impact between the lines by starting between their ears!!!!

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The wins are not what counts in that. Popularity (which Winston doesn’t have nationally because he’s on the Bucs) and overall growth are what matters.

    It’s still early in the season and he has grown a little…but not nearly enough.

    But…like I said…it is still early in the season. I fully expected his greatest growth spurts will be in the second half of the season because the offensive line has to improve and the overall offensive unit must get accustomed to Koetter’s offense.

    I’m addressing Rookie of the Year, of course.

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I like what I see from Winston…but I do believe you guys are giving him far too much credit. He really hasn’t proven a single thing yet.

    Rallying the troops? Not really. If he did, the wins would be there to show it.

    Mind you, I’m not condemning him or anything. I firmly believe props when props are earned through consistency. Until he achieves that, he doesn’t deserve any of this hyperbole.

  9. Pete422 Says:

    I can see an offensive line of the future developing along with a very talented, confident and hard working rookie QB. The Bucs have developed a sound running game along with a good game. What I’m waiting for is the chemistry to develop between Jameis & Mike Evans. I think with that the deep passing game (over 20 yards) will come along, which will really keep defenses honest, so they can really key on anything.

  10. rayjay1122 Says:

    Winston may be the best Rookie QB since Andrew Luck but he is only 5 games in folks. Lets give him a full season and see how his year compares with Luck’s rookie campaign which I will paste his achievements courtesy of Wikipedia and keep in mind that the the Colts and Bucs were very different teams as far as talent and coaching, so we have to keep that in mind when comparing rookie success between top drafted QB’s.

    Andrew Luck 2012 Rookie Season awards:

    3× Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 3, 2012; Week 5, 2012; Week 8, 2012)
    NFL Record for most passing yards in a single game by a rookie (433, Week 9, 2012)
    NFL Record for passing yards in a single season by a rookie: 4,374 (2012)
    Most game-winning drives by a rookie quarterback (7)

  11. Dean Says:

    I think the biggest thing holding Jameis back is the team can’t seem to get all aspects rowing in the same direction. We’ve seen the offensive line go from a disaster to solid. We’ve seen Evans come out and suffer on the field. The defense is off. The secondary sucks, the linebackers (our strongest unit) have been so-so. The defensive line can’t stop the rush. What is the answer?

    It’s all in coaching. It is the coaches responsibility to get these units playing together. Coaches have to take charge and unify this undisciplined squad into a cohesive group of units that play together, not as unorganized individuals.

  12. Bucnut2 Says:

    I hope GMC is right.

  13. Ray Rice Says:

    THE MESSIAH is going to keep hurting the haters’ feelings!

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    In a couple years, Jameis is going to be tearing up this league. For now he is learning and growing and taking his rookie lumps.

    Everyone around him – especially those closest to his development – can see the greatness that Jameis Winston will become.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    rayjay1122 Says :

    “Winston may be the best Rookie QB since Andrew Luck”

    I don’t think the analyst that said that meant that he is going to be Luck’s equal in his rookie season. Atleast that’s not the way I took it anyway. He simply stated that all other QB’s sucked since Luck was drafted compared to Winston. Hence the words “since”. No mention of comparing the 2 at all.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    I on the other hand believe he will eventually be BETTER than Luck, but I don’t get paid for my analysis. They have their opinion, you have yours and I have mine.

  17. Rob Says:

    I dont know which Steve wrote this article, but stop anointing this kid. He’s had 1 good game, 2 average games, and 2 absolutely horrible games. He’s got a long ways to go. I hope he gets there and sooner rather than later. But Ali Marpet deserved to be the rookie of the week against Jacksonville more than Jameis did.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    Rob…everyone KNOWS you wanted Mariota….which makes ANY case you make against or for Winston moot. It’s going to continue that way as long as you continue to whine whenever a player, coach or analysts says something good about him.

  19. Buc1987 Says:


    Rob Says:
    April 24th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    “Bucs to take Marcus not because he is the “better qb”, he is the guy who won’t embarrass the Buc organization. I want a player who will be there week in and week out. Not a guy destined for suspension or worse. Go Bucs!”

    Once again, any point you make about Winston will be thrown out by posters on here. I’ll make sure of that. You’re welcome.

  20. Brion Says:

    Hey! Noone ever called him Jamurcus Russel, Joe. We called him Byron Lewtwich.

  21. iamabuc Says:

    FYI. : (you know who u are). Mariotta is not doing well today nether, nor has been so far……… Consistency , right!

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Brion Says:
    October 18th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    “Hey! Noone ever called him Jamurcus Russel, Joe. We called him Byron Leftwich.”

    No you’re wrong. Some called him that. Some also called him Jamarcus Leftwich. Joe’s not making that up. I can verify as I live on this site.

  23. Mo_Downs Says:

    NFL players develop at their own individual pace. A lot of the kids think that “can’t miss” talent is going to be amazing on their first snap in the NFL.

    Let me remind the kids that 99% of NFL players across the board were the BMOC in college and were the center of their college world.

    Reality check: Everybody in the NFL is GOOD, some are just GREAT.

    Jameis has a lot of physical and mental talent and is a natural leader. He has a good group of receivers, great RB’s, an OL that is on track to become very good and, most of all, GREAT COACHES.

    IF you’re expecting Jameis to strap the team on his back and win every game on will-power, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Those are the unrealistic expectations of children and not the fault of the team, coaches or owners.

    Jameis is right on schedule. Under Koetter’s guidance, he should develop into the franchise QB we all hope for.

    WINNING is the object of the game, boys and girls. When all 3 parts are contributing we can’t be beat.

    Go Bucs…!!!