Jameis Not Focused On Playoffs

November 28th, 2015
Jameis believes the team is bigger than he is.

Jameis is worried more about wins.

Joe could understand if America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, got excited to lead the Bucs into a playoff run.

Young that he is, he already has guided the Bucs to a .500 record after 10 games. For these parts, things have been so miserable that a .500 record is almost enough to run naked down Central Ave.

Playoffs? Jameis doesn’t quite react like Jim Mora to the question. In fact, a postseason is not on his radar yet, so he said this week when he appeared on Total Access on NFL Network.

“That’s something I don’t focus on,” Jameis said. “We hold our fate in our hands.”

In other words, Jameis said he is focused on winning; continue to win and everything will take care of itself.

“I don’t really think about records,” Jameis said when asked about maybe breaking the rookie record for touchdowns thrown by a Bucs quarterback. “I just think about the win percentage. What we have done is a complete turnaround. Getting five wins early in the season. Guys are excited and we are pretty pumped up around here.”

Jameis also discussed his fondness for Lovie Smith, saying Lovie has helped him grow in a hurry and to understand he is no longer playing a game, but this is his profession now.

Jameis also noted veterans such as Vincent Jackson, Logan Mankins and Gerald McCoy made his NFL transition a smooth one.

14 Responses to “Jameis Not Focused On Playoffs”

  1. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Thank you Joe for my morning Jameis watch fix. I got a long day of work ahead.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    That is exactly how Jameis….Lovie & the entire team should focus……just concentrate on Indy for now…..everything else will take care of itself…

    And his comments on his relationship with Lovie Smith are important…..Lovie would be the crucial element necessary if we lose Koetter.

  3. JMicSoundsNice Says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s almost December, which is the win or stay home part of the season we all love. As fans we have the luxury of looking ahead and bandying among ourselves how winnable the remaining six games are or what it would be like be back in the playoffs. The players? Not so much. I would imagine that focusing only on the game at hand is the shared mentality. Although the team has made strides, I’m sure everyone would agree that the Bucs aren’t good enough to overlook any opponent.

  4. Clodhopper Says:

    I pretty much quit watching NFL network and BSPN because I got tired of the boner fest for the nations 5 favorite teams and whatever team is the flavor of the season is by those hacks. But if Jameis is causing them to actually talk about the Bucs, I might have to start working them into my schedule!! NFL network, that is. Only a game can get me to watch that junk drivel on BSPN

  5. Buddy V. Says:

    Jameis is responding the right way. I am nervous about every game, but it is so cool to be at T-Day and seeing games that can impact how the Bucs mix into the playoff picture. Maybe it will be shortlived this year, maybe not. But Jameis has me too asking “Why not go 7-0?”…as he said after the Atlanta win. And there are thousands of tickets left for next Sunday when the Falcons come in. This is a chance to fill up the RayJay with Bucs fans (for a change). So while Jameis is thinking on the next game, I’m elated to be enjoying where our team has come from and where it seems they are going.

  6. BUCutalkinbout Says:

    Bold statement my good man, i know you (this Joe) truly loves the BUCS! Walk down Central Ave…naked…lmao. i feel ya though.
    For non-Tampa residents, Central Ave runs through one of the last P.J.s here. Robles Park. Tough neighborhood
    YO JOE!
    GO BUCS!!!

  7. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Okay I know Joe did an article on the titans possibly going after Koetter but from what I can recall OCs and DCs usually are sought after the most when coming from a Superbowl winning programs. All this Koetter leaving chatter is none since.

  8. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Good job Joe ,you have an uncanny way of spooking the people.

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Maybe he was talking about Central Ave in St. Pete. I could never walk naked down Central Ave in St. Pete because there are too many wonderful eateries, some with sidewalk tables and I wouldn’t want the patrons tossing their lunch!

    Jameis also discussed his fondness for Lovie Smith, saying Lovie has helped him grow in a hurry and to understand he is no longer playing a game, but this is his profession now.

    How much longer until people stop with the Lovie hate here?

    Lovie had to deal with much more than talent. The Bucs had slipped back into the loser culture Dungy faced when he arrived.

    Lovie has done a great job of changing our horrid culture. This is why I think he draft Fameis instead of MM. Unlike many here I am not an MM hater and I don’t really care if he turns out to be more successful than Fameis. Again I think both QB’s will have excellent careers.

    The ONLY thing that matters is how #3 plays for us and NOBODY is disappointed with his play as a rookie. It’s been nothing short of excellent.

    But it now seems clear to me that Lovie wanted #3 bigtime because Lovie knew our culture sucked here in Tampa. We have been loserville for soooo long. #3 is Lovie’s lynchpin in turning us into winnerville. MM simply would not have been able to do nearly what #3 has done in the locker room, at press conferences. Lovie was right and got the RIGHT guy for our team.

  10. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Here’s a question,can anyone tell me exactly how many head coaching job offers did Dirk Koetter receive during his tenure in Atlanta? Anyone?

  11. joe Says:

    Here’s a question,can anyone tell me exactly how many head coaching job offers did Dirk Koetter receive during his tenure in Atlanta? Anyone?

    First off, no one is going to release that information.

    All this Koetter leaving chatter is none since.

    Really? In 2010, rookie Sam Bradford had a damned good year for a rookie. Looked like the real deal. Rams finished 8-8. His offensive coordinator was Pat Shurmur, who left after one season to run the Browns.

    Bradford hasn’t been the same since.

    Stick your head in the sand if you want. Joe’s not going to ignore what easily could happen just because he doesn’t want it to happen.

  12. Ed Says:

    Nole on sat
    You are absolutely correct. Koetter is not going anywhere yet. The offense will need to set the league on fire as in top 5 offense from here out and deep run in the playoffs for koetter to even be on others teams radars.

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Koetter is a definite upgrade at OC, everybody agrees with that opinion. I think he could get offers to move on from the Bucs, but I believe he is staying with the Bucs. The front office will see to that reality.

  14. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    He’s under contract and the Bucs WILL deny anyone from interviewing him! They see what is brewing right now, the greatest offensive juggernaut Tampa Bay has witnessed………………our offense that Koetter is masterminding. He might even want a full chance to get it right with Jameis.