“It’s A Beautiful Day To Play Football!”

November 17th, 2015
Jameis waves to the crowd during pregame introductions Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

Jameis waves to the crowd during pregame introductions Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.)

Joe noticed fantastic reaction on both Twitter and on this here corner of the Interwebs for the video of Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, pumping up his teammates in the locker room after the Bucs beat the Cowpokes Sunday.

Well, the Bucs noticed, too, and the good people behind the scenes at Buccaneers.com decided to offer up another video on Twitter, which enables more people to watch and enjoy, and more importantly, engage.

The video below is of Jameis getting teammates worked up during a pregame ritual. It included Jameis doing a dance with his Bucs teammates surrounding him. Now Joe isn’t much of a dancer, but Jameis’ moves looked like a cross between Curly Howard and David Lee Roth.

Hey, “A” for effort!

(Notice all the Bucs veterans standing right behind Jameis bouncing with enthusiasm?)

To see the full video, click on Buccaneers.com.

36 Responses to ““It’s A Beautiful Day To Play Football!””

  1. Samsung Says:

    Calm down Jameis enjoy being a rookie. We wouldn’t want you to lead this team to consecutive wins.
    Sincerely, GMC

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    You’re right Joe, awesome pre-game and post-game videos. Jameis’ enthusiasm and his will-to-win are infectious. Looked like he even had Lovie caught up in it in the post-game video. You can see team chemistry improving rapidly, and Jameis is right at the heart of it … right where we need our franchise QB to be.

  3. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


  4. dreambig Says:

    I rewatched part of the game last night and this team is starting to seem different. There is a toughness starting to form that we have not seen in a long time. I think Jameis is a big part of that, his constant positive point of view and never say die attitute is lifting the whole team. Instead of crying when he does something wrong, he blows it off and moves on to the next play. I loved in his post game interview, when asked if in the huddle, he told the team on the last drive they were going to score, he laughed and said me and Mankins tell the guys that every time we get the ball. He is just a constant motivating factor to all around him. He doesn’t get down, he doesn’t pout and he doesn’t yell at his team mates for screwing up. He always seems to have their back. Thats a strength that is hard for other teams to concur. With all the teams talk about getting two in a row, enthusiasm is starting to build inside the locker room. I think Philly is going to have their hands full this weekend.

  5. Crabdogg Says:

    America’s Tent Revival Quarterback

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    dreambig…without question it’s all Jameis. It’s why I said a few days ago. “Jameis is taking some HC to the SB whether it ends up being Lovie or not.”

  7. dreambig Says:

    Terry, Howie, and the boys (excpet Strayhan) on NFL Sunday picked Mariota as having a better rookie season. Howie discredited Winstons success by saying he had a better cast around him. If you are only looking at QB stats you can say Mariota is having a better year, but the one stat that speaks volumes over every other stat is wins. How many times have you seen Mariota on film getting his team amped up. How many times have you seen him on the sidelines encouraging his team mates, like Winston did with Spence. Thats how a leader changes a bad football team. They lead and pull others along with them. Quiet, shy, nice guy Mariota may have a better QBR I would go to battle with Winston any day. To Howies point, the Bucs have a better cast of players but that very possibly could be due to better on the field leadership.

  8. dreambig Says:

    I think your right 87, its just a matter of time. By next year he I think he will become a pain in the a%s for defenses to contend with.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Funny part about that locker room video…Lovie doesn’t like cussing. When the bleeps start going off I tried to pay attention to Lovie’s face. I think Lovie gets it now too. This kid is who I said he was after we drafted him. “The swagger of Warren Sapp playing QB.”

    Dreambig…with swagger like that and a refuse to lose attitude Jameis is going to carry this team to big things and I’m saying VERY soon. For those of us worried about conservative Lovie, perhaps Lovie will become less conservative once he has full confidence in his QB. Jameis is probably going to end up saving Lovie’s job. Because I don’t expect this team to make the playoffs this season. I do however expect a strong finish to the season.

    I went from my 5-11 prediction to now seeing 7-9…and it’s all because of JW’s swagger.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh and dreambig..never tell me I might be right. It tends to piss some people off around this site. lol

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m excited about many of our younger players…..I think we have a good mix of veteran leaders like Mankins, GMC, McDonald & Hawley….LVD
    And the younger…..Jameis, Kwon, Marpet

    Joe….you missed your calling…you could have been a great PR man for Bernie Madoff or OJ…..

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…what about me? lol

    Give me some props for being this kid’s JBF defense attorney before the draft…

  13. Patrick in VA Says:

    I didn’t see GMC in the mix there dancing and getting fired up with the rest of the guys…. I thought he was a jovial guy that liked to have fun? Wouldn’t a fun guy be part of a team building thing like that? Maybe he was somewhere else leading Mike Jenkins and showing him how to elevate his game from no tackles to one so he can get on GMC’s level. I think we’ve seen GMC get demoted from a team leader to the Assistant to the Regional Manager.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Yes….you too are a great PR man!!!

    By the way….we have moved up the power rankings from 32 to 17…..starting t

  15. Ed Says:

    The Ernie Banks the NFL?

    His enthusiasm and love of the game lifts up his teammates.

    Reminds me some times of Brett Favre the way he plays football like he’s a kid out there just having a great time.

    The only time I watch and say oh no is when he starts to head backwards and tries to run around to avoid the rush and then tries to throw the ball in desperation that’s one habit you need to be coached out of

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Starting to get more respect…..but worse draft pick…..that is the trade off….I guess we can kiss Bosa goodbye…

  17. Ray Rice Says:

    “If we play together we gonna go 7-0 on these bitches.”- The leader of the franchise. THE MESSIAH.

  18. Patrick in VA Says:

    @TBBF – I have a good feeling that we have gotten away from looking forward to high draft picks. Bask in it my friend, we’re on our way back up. But don’t worry, we’ve got a GM that has shown a propensity for finding some gems in the draft so we may not need to bank on top ten picks anymore. We can get true depth and quality play across the board.

  19. Eric Says:

    What happened to all the protesters?

    By now the Glazers should be totally embarrassed about selecting him and he should have caused all kinds of off field problems.

    And don’t forget he is fat, dumb, and a locker room cancer.

    Hope that one guy is enjoying his switch to the mighty Dolphins!

  20. Patrick in VA Says:

    Oh, they’ll be here. Don’t let Jameis have a sophomore slump. They’ll be out in droves. Right now all Bucs fans are in unfamiliar territory. Our team has promise, they’re winning some games and it’s on an upswing. We’re kind of like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights. We don’t know what to do with our hands. It’s a weird feeling for us because we’ve been so bad for so long. If they slip a little bit then folks will jump right now them because that’s what we’re used to. We’re used to bad, we’re used to losing, we’re used to pointing out mistakes and what needs to change.

  21. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    I love Jameis so much. He is exactly the guy we needed and I didn’t realize it before the draft. My bad, guys.

  22. kaput Says:

    We need to get ASJ and VJ back, and then we might make a somewhat serious playoff run. And how crazy is that?

    Jameis leading a team held together with duct tape and band aids, and has the team hovering near .500, and I think it’s amazing.

    Not his best week throwing the ball, but he did what he needed to do.

    If he tightens up his footwork and mechanics – and I think he’ll work hard to do it – he very well could be a top five quarterback.

    Good days ahead.

  23. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Of all the guys against Jameis predraft, I respect Erik the most. He paid his bet, and allowed himself to be open to Jameis. And, once open, he has now seen what some of us saw predraft.

    Unlike the others who have changed their names, stopped posting, or do drive-bys when Jameis has an off game or play. You know who you are.

  24. tmaxcon Says:

    Erik with Clean Athletics

    Nice post sir!!! I hope in a year or two after and if Lovie wins a playoff game which I still don’t believe he is capable of I will also admit how wrong I was.


    I was irritated with the bradhsaw take on Jameis the most. All of those talking heads failed to mention all the fumbles that mariota has and the fact he has missed two games while Jameis has not missed a snap.

  25. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    EWCA, it happened to a lot of folks. They bought into the ESPN version of Jameis and not the actual version of Jameis

    I still go back to that Clemson game last year when he dressed out for the game and got a TON of flak for that. Anyone who had followed Jameis knew that it wasn’t a selfish move…it was the move of a kid who just wanted to be out there with his teammates. But the ESPN version of Jameis was already in everyone’s heads

    This is just who Jameis is, and it’s exactly what this team needed. And for everyone just ocnceding thast Mariota is having a better year statistically than Jameis — MM has missed two games with injury and last week he threw for 180 yards, a pick, 2 fumbles, and lost his game. There is no question that Licht got this one right

  26. OneLove Says:

    I didn’t know Jameis had moves like that!!! GET IT PLAYBOY!!!

  27. Joe Says:

    I didn’t see GMC in the mix there dancing and getting fired up with the rest of the guys

    To be fair, GMC’s locker is on the other side of the room (as are most other defensive linemen). You see where Mike Glennon is standing (in front of his locker)? Jameis’ locker is just to the left.

    Notice you didn’t see Lavonte or Kwon in the postgame locker room celebration either? Like GMC, their locker stalls are on the other side of the room.

  28. 813bucboi Says:

    as I said before…last year the defense started to play well after week8…with j boogie coming into his own and the team following his leadership, winning out and making the playoffs is possible…the team as a whole has started to play more aggressive and yesterdays victory was classic BUC BALL…GO BUCS!!!

  29. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Love and Warrick, I agree with your post.

  30. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Joe – I was referencing the huddle and hype session on the field

  31. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    perhaps Lovie will become less conservative

    That’s already happened! He’s gone for it on fourth down and done a number of things that were a break from his past. He’s spent all of his critical draft picks on offense instead of defense. This is one of the major reasons I haven’t jumped on the fire Lovie bandwagon. He has changed.

    Still results are what matter. Again I thought we had 8-8 talent..hoped for a couple of wild breaks to get to 10-6 but will not be with the fire Lovie crowd as long as he wins at least six.

    And while injuries are a part of every team’s fortunes again the Bucs have done this with a rookie QB and a bunch of rookie receivers with one great 2nd year player and an OL that is 40% rookies.

    If the Bucs go on a run here and win 5 of the next seven Lovie should get credit for a good job with this team. 9 wins would be excellent and it’s not yet out of the question.

  32. Buccfan37 Says:

    Go Jameis! A win sure does brighten the place and make looking forward to the next game that much better.

  33. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    I appreciate that, gentlemen…. I really love the team chemistry and identity that we are developing and I believe our potential for success is unlimited (yes, even this season).

  34. Red86 Says:

    Jameis doing this is nothing new. Again wanted him since his freshman year after the Clemson game. Already knew Jameis had the it factor we badly needed.

    I don’t care what’s the record is at the end of the year. To be honest, this team isn’t ready for a big playoff run yet. (Lack of qb pressure is the reason.)

    Just keep Lovie and Licht and fix the defensive line and get an upgrade at corner/ saftey and depth for Mankins. And of course the rookies and vets stay healthy.

    I would be very shocked and excited if we some how won the division this year. We just have to shut out the Aints and Falcan’t. Also, tie Carolina. Then hope the other three help out by beating each other. As long we win the division, we are in. Don’t care if we get in like Arizona got in with a horrible record.

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    Erik…props. Do you remember what I told you in that email I sent you? Something along the lines of trust me you’re going to fall in love with this kid by midseason.

    I did my homework Erik. I’m not just some silly Noles homer.

    There’s a few stragglers out there, but they’ll fall in line by the end of the season.

  36. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    87, you were right 100%. He’s everything I could’ve hoped for in a QB and more.