Jameis = “Flash”

October 3rd, 2015

flashAround these parts, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston is known as “America’s Quarterback.”

In his hometown of Bessemer, Ala. and college, he is known as “Jaboo.”

But on his Little League baseball team, Jameis was known as “Flash,” and if he could transform into a super hero, that would be his hero of choice.

It is high brow information like this that we learned about Jameis in the first edition of this season’s “Dini’s Den,” a web-only show hosted by Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

In the show, seen on Buccaneers.com, there are several things to learn about Jameis:

* He considers his go-to teammates for advice and help GMC, Vincent Jackson and Logan Mankins.

* His favorite athlete growing up was Ken Griffey, Jr.

* He was “forced” to give up baseball by the Bucs.

GMC described Jameis to viewers as a natural born leader.

“It is in his blood,” GMC said. “He doesn’t know any other way.”

24 Responses to “Jameis = “Flash””

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Jameis = “Flash”

    More like:
    Jameis = “Flash in the pants”

    At least right now. He really isn’t doing anything all that great. But he’s a rookie and I didn’t expect him to. Seeing growth is all I need this year.

    Although…it would be nice to see him take big leaps forward in games 9-16 this year.

  2. Stevek Says:

    Good morning BuccaneerBonzai!

    Are you on board with Joe’s assessment that one of the next two home games is “must win”? I agree. If we drop the next two games, then it’s time to start talking about the next coach of the Bucs.

  3. Fsuking Says:

    The Texans game was a huge leap forward. Unfortunately, our recovers can’t catch, penalties that do not exist magically cam into existence and our kicker is that positions version of Jamarcus Russell. Therefore a stellar game looks like a stinker on paper. That’s why I watch, although I probably shouldn’t for health reasons.

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    That was actually a pretty cool video they have. I have to admit…I do love watching Jameis respond to questions.

    Good morning!

    A must win? Well, probably not. I don’t think there are any “must wins” this year. But would I like one of them to be a win? Yes.

    I believe we’ll lose against the Panthers. I believe me can beat the Jags. And the Redskins after that.

    So really, I would “like” to see us win 2 of the next 3.

    After that, I expect a loss to the Giants. Then a possible win against the Cowgirls and Eagles. Later, the Bears.

    Anything else, I would gladly accept wins on, but nothing is a “must win” for me this year. I came into the year feeling that way, and I have to say that my stress levels are better than they’ve been in years as a result.

    I’m hoping the team improves enough by the end of the season to get some payback on the Panthers in the last game.

    On a side note…I do expect to see the most improvement in the second half of the season.

  5. Joseph Mamma Says:

    He was forced to quit baseball by the Buc’s. So he’s a football junkie that had to be forced to quit baseball. Makes perfect sense.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I think it’s too soon to write Kyle Brindza off. Yes, he had a horrible game last week. But the whole team did, really…although his performance cost us the game when all is said and done.

    But he’s a rookie. That’s not an excuse, just a statement of fact. If Winston throws 6 picks in a game, do we write him off for good? I hope not.

    I don’t know if Kyle Brindza will be good or bad in the future, and I freely admit my first thought was to bring back Connor Barth ( I still thin having both would be wise at this point), but I’m not ready to fold on Kyle Brindza.

    It’s just too soon.

    The way I see things…our team isn’t going to do much this year in regard to wins. We may as well take time to develop the kicker along with every other position. Who knows? If he responds well to the pressure, he might end up becoming the best kicker in Bucs history for us.

    Or the worse.

    We just don’t know…yet.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I also think it’s too soon to give up on Brindza….

    One option is to bring in a very acurate kicker from 40 in like Barth……let Brindza handle long field goals and kickoffs….and if we don’t want to lose a roster spot…Brindza is a good punter.

    I think the Bucs really like his leg and have faith he will develop.

  8. Fsuking Says:

    I’m not encouraged by his 70% FG rate in college, especially considering he was 58% last year without even attempting a FG over 50 yards. If I knew you could put up stats like that and still make the NFL, I would have focused much more of my childhood on FG kicking. To compare, Roberto Aguayo (aka the Bucs 2016 2nd round pick) is 91% for his career and perfect from inside NFL extra point range. I would also mention that he has never really kicked a bad kick, his misses either go a foot wide or hit the post (or go over the post from 48 yards… Incredible). My point is that I want Roberto!!!

  9. Fsuking Says:

    I do understand that it is unfair to compare a kid from Notre Dame to the greatest kicker in the history of college football.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    I thought it was a flash in the pan. I think right now the Bucs lose to Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington.

  11. Dave Says:


    He is playing excellent for a rookie. Some mistakes for sure but overall he is getting it and doing great.

    Don’t be mislead by rookie QBs that people “think” come in and do great.
    Where is RG3 and Cap in SF etc… Marietto will come back to earth in a big way. All these young QBs have moments and then come back to earth, especially the runners who make it harder to game plan.

    JW is progressing fantastic. Those that can’t see that dont seem to know football too well. Take out the drops and JE is over 300 with another TD last week.

  12. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    The “must win” is to keep fans coming to games. I have a feeling that many of the seats in my section will be inhabited by Panther fans tomorrow!

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    You guys keep talking about a kicker “developing”. WTF does that mean exactly?

    How does a kicker develop at this level. He’s been kicking a football for quite sometime now. How does a kicker develop into better kicker after missing 4 kicks in 1 game?

    Seriously, what?

  14. Firethecannons Says:

    Id rather Winston be Deadpool and kill all the other superheroes (QBs). Metaphorically speaking, of course.

  15. R.O Says:

    He is doing fine…. I believe last week he was 12-15 on 1st and 2nd down. However, we all know 3rd is the money down. But when your #1 has the droppsies. Also leads the league in yards per completion.

  16. BrianBucs Says:

    Sorry Joe, but only here on JBF is Jameis Winston known as “America’s Quarterback” . Actually it’s just pure silliness and you continually losing your credibility as serious sports journalists.
    How about not giving anybody any titles until they’ve earned them?

    Man, Joe had no idea nicknames destroy credibility. Joe really should have known that. They really should teach that in journalism school.–Joe

  17. Drywaller Buc Says:

    BrianBucs I agree. Its a credibility drainer. Either way, still a Bucks fan or regardless. You’d think that name should belong to an NFL champion multiple times over, who’s consistently in the running… Like Tom Brady… Heck they even wear red white and blue! I seriously doubt the nickname starts up anywhere other than this site. Its laughable at best… But keep trying.

  18. Fsuking Says:

    You guys are idiots. Joe makes up names and Joe Sticks to them. I’m quite sure Mark Dominic is not a rock star and I probably wouldn’t eat too much of Mankin’s BBQ. But its what he does, some are pretty funny

  19. Fsuking Says:

    But I’m glad it pisses you guys off.

  20. Drywaller Buc Says:

    Either way no big deal. Every time I see it I feel slightly less intelligent… Its all good tho

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Once again.


    Do you get that now? Has it registered yet?

    Joe’s ALREADY explained this numerous times. The fact that you don’t understand why he has labeled him that, makes you all look like MORONS!

    Same thing with The Rock Star. He’s explained it numerous times why he named him that. It makes perfectly good sense to me. He named him that because when Dom was hired his face was all over the place, TV, radio, newspapers, etc. Ala a rock star.

    Do you get it now? Does it compute?

    Damn Florida school systems Joe!

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Here I found a cool website for you guys…


  23. lurker Says:

    i guess “around these parts” means your head…or is it genitals?

    cause “america’s qb” is tom brady.

  24. Drywaller Buc Says:

    Damn school never taught me that!!!