Two Wins For Jameis: One For Marcus Mariota

October 11th, 2015


Where would Marcus Mariota be if he didn’t get to play against the porous Tampa Bay defense? He’d be winless and sucking his thumb somewhere.For those keeping score, and you know you all are, Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, tasted the sweet nectar of victory today, his second win of the year.

Mariota? Well, he’s got just one win after getting outdueled by Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor and the Bills this afternoon.

Mariota had one interceptions and no touchdowns.

Joe’s very pleased Jameis bounced back today and showed the poise (minus one horrific decision that didn’t show up on the stat sheet) necessary to win. Jameis wasn’t forced, and largely was on target. Mike Evans sure didn’t help him with a drop in the end zone.

America’s Quarterback finished 13-of-19 for 209 yards and a touchdown.

74 Responses to “Two Wins For Jameis: One For Marcus Mariota”

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    Jameis had a nice game, no doubt.

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    Winston will be fine. That dumb downTitans playboy really show up today

  3. Buc Neckid Says:

    And McClown has thrown for over 400 yards today
    Who cares about Mariota?
    Jameis is the BUC
    All others aren’t

  4. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Very nice win for Jameis and the Bucs. But Joe, please stop the silliness. Any 4 int games from Mariota? Enjoy the win.

  5. Buc Neckid Says:


  6. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Nice win Bucs. Now do it again against a competitive team! Time to drink and be merry!

  7. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Jameis is the future of the NFL. MM is a bust. the titans showed their hand week 1. And the league had caught up to it immediately following the game. In all honesty he be an average qb, but can’t make special plays.

  8. Rojas Says:

    Outside of Jennings nice team win, can’t wait for Banks to come back.

  9. bucrightoff Says:

    Gotta stop with those wild throws trying to make something of nothing. Sometimes a sack beats a turnover. Otherwise he’s playing just fine.

  10. Delson Says:

    who is on the jags defense?

  11. Casual Observer Says:

    Marino had zero super bowl wins. And Dilfer had one. By your reasoning, who is the better QB? Better stay away from stats; you’ve said that you don’t like them. Nice headline.

  12. ATrain Says:

    Joe you make me Laugh….

    When Mariota looks good you say ” You can’t judge after a few games”

    Winston wins one and you write this Hahaha..

    You need to stick with the can’t judge after a few games.

  13. Rojas Says:

    Anyone see the Jags defender blocking for Martin on his breakout run ? Lol.

  14. ATrain Says:

    Winston is the Bucs QB , I liked Mariota But

    I get it…

    So hopefully he protects the ball and grows..

  15. Dave Says:

    Why does JW or MM have to be one or the other?
    I see them both bring successful.

  16. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I like how people try to discredit this win. Sure the jags arent going to be confused with the patriots, but winning in the NFL isnt that easy. Obviously we bucs fans know this first hand. Don’t turn the positive of the win into, “yeah but against a crappy team”.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sims looked really good today…..runs hard…..broke a couple……80+ yds recieving…..
    Starting to show up….

  18. Buclife Says:

    Delson don’t know who is on Jags defense but they were the fourth rank defense against the run coming into Tampa today.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Bragging over a one win difference…kind of pitiful, lol.

  20. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Anyone who has watched them, knows which one is better. It ain’t Winston.

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Jags were a better team than the Bucs when you think about it. We were last in the league last year. They were not. So we still improved.

  22. Delson Says:

    That’s true buclife. Pamphile > Mankins?

  23. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    T22 is exactly right.

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Bucs ran well against a team that was 4th against the run. That is huge progress!

  25. Bo Says:

    Tim Jennings has got to go! Watching him pretend to play corner is a joke…If Banks was playing instead of him, Jags score 14 less points. He’s a liability and it’s ridiculous.

  26. Buclife Says:

    Will hold judgement till end of year but won’t campare him to Mariota will compare him to Brees, Newton, and Ryan they matter more to me than Mariota.

  27. eric Says:

    Hes learning. Hey he already has matched last years win total in less than a third of the season.

    Maybe just maybe we could come off the bye week and string a few wins together.

  28. unbelievable Says:

    The offense looked competent today. All we can ask for at this point.

    JW just needs to eliminate those WTF rookie moments and we will be fine. Then he can start to transition from game manager to gun slinger.

    Loved the play from our oline and muscle hamster!

  29. Mo_Downs Says:

    I can’t believe we’re still talking about the Titans starting QB.

    HE BEAT the BUCS. OK..??

    Let it GOOOOOOOOOO..!!

    Jameis had a very good game. He “managed” the game well. No TO’s

    And, Bucs Win…!!!


    It was a total TEAM effort that lead to the WIN, Baby..!!

    Lovie-Haters..?? CRICKETS..!!

    OL-Haters..?? CRICKETS…!!!

    DL-Haters..?? Crickets..!!

    Footnote: CLE-QB Josh McCowan….444yds, against the RAVENS. OK..??

  30. Buclife Says:

    Offense did look better and we are getting Oline Depth. Think by the end of the year the will start really clicking.

  31. Buc Neckid Says:

    Brindza gone last week
    Jennings gone this week?

  32. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    McCown looked like Favre today. Just goes to show.

  33. Buclife Says:

    Maybe McCown needed a real OC

  34. ATrain Says:

    Backs and OLine looks good..

    CB look bad.

    Need to work on tackling..

    Coaching is still sorry….Jennings still in the game.

  35. @FamousBroy3434 Says:

    WHERE THE HELL ARE THE DOUBTERS. JAMEIS ONCE AHAIN SHOWED HE CAN PLAY FLAWLESS, FRANCHISE FOOTBALL. EAT IT BOYS. EAT IT. And to Buc1987 and the other realists that have brains congrats and enjoy this win.

  36. Buclife Says:

    The doubter will be back when something goes wrong they are trolls not fans.

  37. Buclife Says:

    The real fans my be pissed when we lose and cry in our beer but we are back rooting for our team and ALL our players the next game and not trolling here.

  38. unbelievable Says:

    Jennings and Jenkins are both huge liabilities.

    Looking down the schedule, we’ve got a pretty tough stretch coming up. A win in Washington would be huge, and could mean we split games with the Falcons and beat the saints again. Dallas game will depend if romo is back. Beyond that, maybe we beat Chicago or Indy? Very optimistic, I know.

  39. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Here is a record you Lovie bashers might want to consider.

    7 picks this year. 6 are still on the team. 4 are starting.

    6 picks last year. 5 are still on the team. 2 are starting. 1 is nearly as good as the starter. Another started todays game and played better than the guy he filled in for.

    That’s a total of 13 picks with 2 busts (and one of those busts is playing for another team).

    11 of 13 are successful picks.

    6 of 13 picks are starting.

    Who gets that kind of success in two sequential drafts???


    So why on God’s Green Earth would anyone want to replace him before he can draft our defensive players (heck, the one guy he did draft on defense is one of our best players!)??????

  40. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    One thing that impressed me is the number of points our offense scored in this game. That many points would put us winning almost all our games. We’re a distance off from that this year as an average…but next year? Oh yeah.

  41. Bucnut2 Says:

    Joe’s surely you are not arguing who is the better QB??? It’s obviously MM. The Bucs are game planning around JW and doing all they can to keep him from making the BONE head plays he is prone to. The Bucs coaching staff does not trust JW. That’s why they did not take shots immediately before the half. They don’t trust that he will NOT do something stupid.

  42. Bucnut2 Says:

    Famous- bucs won this one in spite of not because of JW. HE still has a long way to go!!!

  43. WalkdaPlank Says:


    Got respect for ya brother, but you’re reaching. Defense definitely looks better than last year, however they just gave up 31 points to the Jags with no help from the offense (turnovers). I’m very happy we won but Lovie’s not off the hot seat by any means. 1-10 at home, 4 blowout losses, huge Free Agent whiffs (however a good one in J. Smith), 4-17 overall. Got a whole season to go pal.

  44. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:


  45. ElioT Says:

    Jameis already looks like the best QB in franchise history.

    The kid just “gets it”, he’s going to have ups an downs but he’s mentally tough and has a strong will to win.

    Please re-sign Doug Martin ASAP!!!! His effort and “want to” is just unreal.

    The game was pretty ugly but there were some great individual efforts.

    Go Sucs!

  46. WalkdaPlank Says:


    Calm down kid. Call me when Mariota has a game like Jameis’ opening day. Or throws 4 ints. How about focusing on the Bucs QB and not the Titans QB. Enjoy the win.

  47. loggedontosay Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:
    October 11th, 2015 at 4:35 pm
    Bragging over a one win difference…kind of pitiful, lol.

    This is a point well made for the people that claimed the Bucs should have drafted Mariota instead of Winston. It is hypocritical for someone to make a negative point about Winston and get upset when additional information is added to the conversation. You do agree?

  48. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    It’s fun to focus on Titans QB, especially since Joe invited us to with this article. That said, if you’ve actually watched his games, you know DinkandDunkiota is way way way behind Jaboo. The experts were right. Jameis is far more NFL ready. DandD never had to drop and throw in college and it shows. Wisenhunt is a good OC and knows how to hide the rookie’s deficiencies. Go to and look at his passing chart. The guy simply does not throw the ball beyond the line, and when he does he either gets sacked or picked. He threw for 35 yards in the second half because Rex wouldn’t even let them throw short anymore. Titans fans are going to get restless very soon. Watch.

  49. T in Orlando Says:

    First game all year where i see no isdue with the overall coaching. 1 in 5 is not good ratio for well coached games.

    I’m happy the team won, rooted for them the entire time, but i still say Lovie has to go. I have no faith, based on his track record, that this is a turning point. This is the exception that proves the rule that Lovie can’t coach in today’s NFL.




  50. Capt.Tim Says:

    Joseph Momma
    Better at what?
    Your romantic fantacies dont count!

  51. tval Says:

    Marcus will be okay if they dont make him throw 25+ times every week..square peg…. Do it sanchez/jets style, with good run game and d, and he cld be dangerous. Jameis is the prototype. Luck has nothing on him like i said preseason and was lambasted by everyone. I get it tho.. 🙂

  52. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    There’s actually a thread on called “Mariota can’t throw the deep ball.” We definitely picked the right QB. No question Jaboo has the bigger upside.

  53. Sick of Lovie Says:

    “Bucnut2 Says: 
    October 11th, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Joe’s surely you are not arguing who is the better QB??? It’s obviously MM. The Bucs are game planning around JW and doing all they can to keep him from making the BONE head plays he is prone to.”

    Really? No Schitt Sherlock, Its about damn time we start game planning to our player’s strengths. Needless to say, Im shaking my head at you.
    And by the way, the draft is done dude, The Bucs took Winston. NFL shop has Mariota jerseys and Im sure there are just as many Titans blogs (but not as good as JBF) you can follow. Be a fan and quit cryin’.

  54. Buccfan37 Says:

    Enjoy the home win, might have to wait until the next to last game to get another. I don’t think the Bucs win another division game, possibly Atlanta at home. I’m changing my prediction to 4 or 5 total wins. I hope I’m wrong and I very well could be.

  55. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Just comical how some posters call anyone who dares criticize the team or coaches a “troll”. News flash most all of us here are actual Bucs fans and probably have been for a very long time. I’m happy as anyone about today’s win, but let’s be honest this was the Jaguars and 7 points isn’t a boot stomp in’. Hopefully Lovie and staff can use the bye week to keep working on getting healthy and improving, because the team still isn’t good (yet?). Now go enjoy a cold one and bask in the joy of a win for two weeks.

  56. Jeagan1999 Says:

    You’d think we just beat the Patriots or Packers by the way some carry on! It was the Jags. THE JAGS! im glad we got the win and I’m happy Winston ( I will suspend the “ATM” moniker for awhile because he took the appropriate care in NOT turning the ball over today) played decently, but it’s one win (one of only 4 in the past 21, to be exact) against a bottom dweller team. When we beat Atlanta or Carolina I’ll consider rethinking my thoughts about Lovie Smith and the direction this team is going. Until then….Yay! We beat a more pathetic team than we are!

  57. DefenseRules Says:

    Rojas … Was at the game and spent a lot of time watching our secondary try to cover Robinson & company (not pretty). Like you, I thought that Jennings was unbelievable … unbelievably bad. How any HC or DC could even think of starting him over Verner is beyond me.

    What really blew my mind was watching him on special teams for PAT kicks (speed rusher on the outside?). Made no attempt whatsoever to try to block any of the Jaguars PATs. If I was his coach I would’ve sent him packing right then and there.

  58. DefenseRules Says:

    And Joe, please stop with the Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston garbage … it’s silly and meaningless. Both young men have excellent potential, they both play for different teams in different divisions in conferences, and both will only go as far as the team around them does (evidence Steve Young?). Thirty other NFL teams would take either one of them in a heartbeat … except that none of them would want to go 2-14 to earn the privilege of picking first or second.

  59. stopthemadness Says:

    Jameis had his best game yet. Anyone who claims otherwise is delusional or lying. He and the Bucs in general are making progress.

    And BTW the fans at music city miracles are calling for their coach to be fired. Lovie’s seat just cooled down considerably.

  60. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Decent Game from Yung Jameis. Keep grinding son

    In other new:
    Nick Foles (11-30) 36.7% 141 yards 1TD – (4 Ints)

  61. RealkillersmoveinSilence Says:

    Our fans can be idiots sometimes Mariota is way better than Jameis what the hell did Jameis today ?

  62. bucsbedabest Says:

    @BuccaneerBonzai Says –

    “7 picks this year. 6 are still on the team” Five are still on the team. Both Kadeem Edwards (9/5/15) and Robert Herron (9/1/15) were waived.

    “6 picks last year. 5 are still on the team” Four are still on the team. Both Kaelin Clay (9/15/15) and Joey Iosefa (8/29/15) were waived.

  63. Buc1987 Says:

    RealkillersmoveinSilence …..Mariota 21-32 187 yards 0 TD’s 1 INT

    Winston 13-19 209 yards 1 TD no INT’s

  64. Buc1987 Says:

    Erik with CleanAthletics …have they started sculpting Mariota’s bust for Canton yet?

  65. Jethro Wail Says:


    This article was an utter waste of time. Here is a good article for you — This just in – Jameis’s balls are not encased in gold but Joe wants to kiss them anyhow.

  66. Buc1987 Says:

    Jethro….Joe has to get in line. I’m first.

  67. Buc1987 Says:

    Peyton Manning has thrown more INT’s than TD’s this season….he’s garbage. The Broncos should trade for Mike Glennon and bench Manning!

    4 games, 4 games is all Winston played yet he was declared a BUST by some of you loser fans.

    STFU and get back to us in JW’s THIRD SEASON. Yes I said THIRD season.

  68. Ed Says:

    Is it wrong to critize a qb who turned the ball over 5 times? Who threw a pick 6 on his first throw? If that was anyone else everyone would be out for blood.

    All bucs fans want is for jameis to keep improving is that too much to ask for? Because it seems like alot of people are just happy to say hey hes a rook hes allow to look likr complete crap the whole year.

    Even with the manning comparison her did not throw more than 2 picks in a game after his 4th game so lets use that as a benchmark for improvement. He got off to a good start today.

  69. Fsuking Says:

    The difference between Mariota and Jamie’s is one guy is a winner and one guys is not. We have been in position to win every game except the first and that game was hardly on our offense. One guy is afraid to throw the ball and one guy is not. Like everyone says, stay away from stats, let’s look at wins(ton)

  70. Fsuking Says:

    When he learns to not throw comeback routes late, he will be a yearly playoff QB, even with a retarded defense. (I hate to use that word but no others fit the profile)

  71. Baugh Says:

    No, we are not all Bucs fans here. Considering the attendance at yesterday’s game, neither are many in the Tampa area.

    Here I was thinking Jameis was going to put butts in the seats.

    Take a look at the quarterback ratings, Joe. Mariota is in the Top 10 of established starters. He plays within himself and doesn’t regularly hurt his team with turnovers.
    Winston has taken his 2014 game to the NFL and, as you yourself reported last week, hurts his offensive line by not maintaining pocket discipline.

    We heard before the draft from Nole homers like yourself how JW was pro-ready and MM was not.

    If that were true, then the quarterback rating would be in reverse. Winston would be Top 10-20. Mariota would be bottom-tier.

    Truth is that Mariota was ready for the NFL while Winston is an interception machine who can’t grasp the fact that he no longer plays against Wake Forest-level defenses.

    By the way, Joe. The Titans play these same Jags next month. Mariota will destroy them.

  72. stopthemadness Says:

    Baugh you’re wrong. Most analysts suggested that Mariota would perform better than Winston this season due to his speed and athleticism. His style and skillset is what’s going to ultimately cap his ceiling and put him in the hospital. I’d still take Winston over Mariota any day.

  73. Tiny Tim Says:

    Winston sucks

  74. St.pete 77 Says:

    MM will have the last laugh. Titans got Rogers Bucs got Leftwich 2.0!!