Clashing Looks At Post-Carolina Jameis

November 12th, 2015

JameissquintSo what changed for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, after his gruesome, four-interception performance against the Carolina Panthers 5 1/2 weeks ago?

Asked yesterday whether that game ever got him down and how he bounced back, Jameis was emphatic that he wasn’t down.

“Never,” Jameis said. “That’s what I did, I bounced back. You put the game behind you and you bounce back stronger. One of my favorite artists always says, ‘Minor setback for a major comeback.’ We had a little setback there – I turned the ball over way more than I expected to – and I just focused on that, taking care of the football. The offense has been looking good. We’ve established the running game. We’ve got some passes here and there. The offensive line is looking amazing. We just have to score in the red zone and finish.”

But tight end Cameron Brate hopped on the Buccaneers Radio Network this week and painted a different picture of the post-Carolina Jameis.

“I know [Jameis] beat himself up pretty bad after that Carolina game,” Brate said. “He kind of pinned that one on himself, which wasn’t necessarily true, but five turnovers is definitely tough. Yeah, he’s just kind of devoted himself to protecting the ball at all costs. If the throw’s not there, he’s done a good job of checking it down or scrambling as he showed on Sunday with that touchdown.”

Joe thinks one reason Jameis has cemented himself as team leader is because he was, in fact, so down after the Carolina game visibly took the loss so hard. His teammates saw the authenticity of his pain, and the subsequent ability to change and improve.

Sorry, Jameis. Joe doesn’t believe you were “never” down. You just used that pain and setback to your advantage.

27 Responses to “Clashing Looks At Post-Carolina Jameis”

  1. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Fameis is so much fun to watch both on and off the field.

    Yeah Joe you may be correct that Fameis did take the Carolina loss hard but he’s heard the old cliche….”Never let em see you sweat”.

    In addition I do not think what Fameis said is necessarily inconsistent with what Brate said.

    It’s not impossible to believe you’ve just had a setback and you will bounce back and still be very upset at losing a game. I have the feeling Fameis would be upset if he lost a game of marbles.

    Regretting and grieving over a loss doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive at the same time moving forward.

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    All you have to do is watch the press conference after the Carolina game to see how much it affected Jameis. He was devastated and motivated to do better…which is what makes him great

    The guy just wants to win. Period. And if winning means being a “game manager” for now, then that’s what he’s going to do. Joe’s I heard you guys last week with the big dog say that at FSU, turnovers were no biggie because the team had the talent to dig themselves out of any holes. His current team does not have that same talent level and Jameis learned quickly that he’s going to have to take care of the ball at this level. And he’s doing it. It’s very encouraging

  3. scott fitzgerald Says:

    Has Jameis even thrown a red zone pick ?

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    Jameis’s passion, dedication and determination should be inspirations to all whether in personal life, business or sports always strive to improve. never settle and always move forward. not a more positive message could be sent to to everyone.

  5. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    He’s always positive and hates losing. Love that.

  6. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Slow news day, huh?

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    ^^^ You could be taking this opportunity to say you were wrong about Marpet. But, sure, take a dig at Joe instead.

  8. BucTrooper Says:

    You can be down. Just don’t stay down. If you want to stay down and pretend the world is against you and believe that the only help you’re going to get is from whatever people hand you for free, you might was well just start voting Liberal Democrat.

  9. vorbs Says:

    @BucTrooper: LOL 🙂

  10. Tnew Says:

    Its upset to get down about a sub par performance. If you care you will get down. It’s all in how you react after allowing the upset time to pass. Jameis is light years ahead in this category. This is why the Bucs throw so much at him. This is why those who know football are amazed at just how much the Bucs are asking of this 21 year old.

  11. Tnew Says:

    Its ok to get upset. Typo

  12. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I always love reading politics on a sports blog. Nothing like uniformed boobs commenting on politics.

    Give it a rest! If you want politics for many of your there is drudge/breitbart/fox they’ll tell you exactly what you want to hear and you can blog with your fellow uniformed!

    Stick to sports where you MIGHT have an informed opinion.

  13. BucfanBF Says:

    St Pete, as you being an MSNBC lover your comment is not surprising. What he said is funny and also true. Now go get your free food stamps.

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    The politics can of worms has been opened. They both suck equally. If voting changed anything, it wouldn’t be an option. I don’t care which side you’re on, they are both all lies.

  15. Lou. Says:


    Do you really think your counterparts are “uniformed”?

    Or do you just regard yourself as “uninformed”?

  16. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Was that a dig at Blacks because Jameis is Black? We all know who you people refer to when you talk about welfare and handouts even though there’s more of your kind who get handouts and welfare than they do so no BucfanBF it wasnt funny. You neonaziconservative types don’t like when race is brought up here even though you’re the ones who created the mess, so political ideologies don’t belong up here either

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    Most of regulars are fairly confident based on some of stpete’s posts that touched on his retirement that StPete is an old and i do want to emphasize OLD retired white guy…. It’s a big reach for you to post what you did. If you are going to be so over sensitive maybe you should stay in a glass bowl. It’s also very hard to take you seriously when you are calling someone out for not being politically correct or reaching so far out on a limb accusing someone they are making a racist comment when a few lines later you are dropping your own brand of hate by using the neonaziconservative. You can’t have it both ways race baiter.

  18. BrooklynBucsFan Says:

    Oh wait, I thought this was a football blog. My bad.

  19. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    You nailed it.

  20. BucfanBF Says:

    Just to be fair, race was never brought into this conversation until DAVIS BIG buscsfan brought it up.
    Sorry joe, I was just messing around but the aforementioned went way to far. Just saying!!!

  21. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Read something besides sports and then get back to me.

    Three separate University studies on the various news outlets have shown that Fox news viewers are the least informed of any outlet when it comes to civics, government and current affairs.

    That’s THREE DIFFERENT Universities. I could provide links but that’s inappropriate on a sports blog simply use google.

    Sadly one of the studies showed that Fox news viewers actually knew less about world events and current news than people who watched no news at all!!!!

    Oh and in case you want to know which outlet has the smartest viewers/listeners…the best informed….NPR!

  22. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Oh wait, I thought this was a football blog. My bad.

    My sentiments exactly which is why I RESPONDED to the cheap shots. I did not initiate them.

    When people call me names like MSNBC lover I can tell they possess no critical thinking skills. I could point to the fact that ad hominem attacks reveal a weakness in any argument but the group making them probably don’t even realize what an ad hominem attack means.

    BTW no I do not considered the majority of posters here uniformed. Only the few who are!!!

  23. BucfanBF Says:

    I’m sure those 3 universities are liberal oriented. No, I don’t watch fox news but I also know about all the current events of the world and surprise, I actually know about the past. Your argument is typical of your kind. I don’t want to be banned so I will go in peace, have a good night mam.

  24. BucfaninMi Says:

    No politics Joe, please. Including the Trump snippets. There is enough of that elsewhere on the web.

  25. DavidBigBucFan Says:

    Tmax where did I say anything about being pc??? I made my response to when you made it a disparaging remark that StPete watches MSNBC like it’s and such a bad thing AND Buctrooper brought up his overly conservative mindset by his remark handouts and Liberal Democrats. Because of you kind we need liberals to counterbalance the conservative mindset. If you hsd it you way we’d still be living like the 50s and be in a lot more wars. People who make statements like his never come right out and say their racial thoughts they only imply it thinking everyone is blind to it. What I said was outright response to it no implying necessary. He never would have said that about Manning, Rapistberger, Brady, Farve even Tannehill. What I also said is historical fact who caused the race problems in this country. I know you act like ut never happened. You conservative types can bring up your right slanted political rhetoric up on this football site but get your panties in a bunch if race is brought up. Race is as American as apple pie. You guys like to walk around pounding your chest like you keep it real or something when you use terms like pc. You make me laugh. You don’t want oooohhhh ‘race baiting ‘ up here then you guys need to leave YOUR race baiting implications and political rhetoric off this site. This is a football site not a Tea Party site. Oh yeah bucfanbf you don’t know my kind you only assume because of what I wrote. I guarantee your whole paycheck you assume wrongly miss.

  26. BucTrooper Says:

    “That’s THREE DIFFERENT Universities.”

    So the bastion of liberalism did a study that said Fox is somewhat of a lesser news source. And this is what you’ve chiseled into the granite block of your mind.

    Wow…. just wow.

  27. DavidBigBucFan Says:

    Msbucfanbf what is my kind? I guarantee your whole paycheck you’re wrong with your usual assumption. You know what you are when you assume right? Oh yeah tmaxcon it’s so funny your type always like to throw in your little right wing conservative rhetoric as well as your racially seeded comments up here and you have the nerve to get your panties in a bunch when race is brought up. You guys make me laugh with your we have to be pc line thumping your chests like you’re so informed and keep it real. You call me a race baiter is so funny because your type do it all the time because you’re not men enough to say it outright. What buctrooper said was race baiting, he said it solely because what Fameis is.He never would have said that about Brady, Mannings, Rapistberger, Rogers or even Tannehill. He implied, there was no implying what I said. Also what I said is historically correct go read a book. You guys think we all are blind to your ways but I’m not. You toe your party line when you said StPete was an MSNBC lover and buctrooper brought up Liberal Democrat. It’s because of your type they are necessary. This is a football site not a Fox News/Republican Party line/Tea Party /Rush Limbaugh blog. You want certain things kept off this football site???? Then you guys need to stop yoyr race baiting and rhetoric. Joe I apologize for these last two posts but they ask for it at times.