“I Wasn’t Surprised”

December 7th, 2015
Bucs CB Alterraun Verner said Jameis did what Jameis does.

Bucs CB Alterraun Verner said Jameis did what Jameis does.

Throughout today, Joe will bring you reactions from various players to the stunning 20-yard run by America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. It kept alive the final drive that ended in a game-winning touchdown. Yesterday’s run by Jameis may have saved the Bucs’ season, as they enter their final four games very much in the hunt for a wild card berth.

CB Alterraun Verner

“I wasn’t surprised. I wasn’t surprised when I saw it. We were all saying on the sidelines, ‘Let’s see some of that magic happen.’ And [Jameis] did it. It was unbelievable, but then again, it was one of those things that wasn’t surprising.

“That’s what [Jameis] has done all year. So, of course I was excited but I was not surprised. It was magic, simply magic. If he doesn’t have a halo around him, I don’t know.”

10 Responses to ““I Wasn’t Surprised””

  1. JAB83 Says:



    I got ticked off and was halfway out the room when he said no its a first down…

    Than got no real reply’s and was celebrating a TD before I realized what actually happened!!!

    HEY JOE!!!!!!!

    Any chance you can post Mean Gene’s call of the play with Video???

    That would be awesome!!!!!!!

  2. Joe Says:


    The NFL won’t offer embed codes of video or audio, sorry.

  3. bucfanforlife Says:

    Jab83 = Deckerhoff called it the way it happened, ie no mention of a fumble.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    I’m not sure how every Buc fan doesn’t feel like the are playing with house money at this point. I mean, nobody expected to be here with this much to look forward to. I’ve got people coming up to me at work telling me how good the Bucs look. This is in the DC market where nobody has a reason to care about the Bucs. We’re coming up on some really good times to be buc fans. We’ve got lots to look forward to. I’m lobbying that we start using Licht years as a recognized unit of measurement. Sort of like dog years. One Licht year is equal to 3 standard years that a GM needs to get big time performance from his draft picks.

  5. NewTampaChris Says:

    Patrick — I agree that we’re playing with the house’s money. But whether you’re sitting at a blackjack table or rooting for your team, you don’t want to give anything back once you’ve got it. At this point, we’ll all be disappointed if we don’t finish with at least 8 wins. Because it will mean that we lost 2 of 3 games that we “should” win.

  6. Dave Says:


    I saw that he wasn’t down. The tv announcer keeps talking fumble and I’m screaming “shut up idiot! The play is still going!”

  7. Getaclue Says:

    No deckerhoff thought he fumbled for a second too and said it

  8. orlbucfan Says:

    Wrong. Both Gene D and DMoore stated that Jameis did not fumble. The ball did not pop out. Then they noticed Fameis J going sideways; his knee did not hit the ground. They didn’t hear a ref blow the whistle. Then FJ was running straight ahead right for the first down marker. He leaped and brought the ball down a good yard beyond it. They almost dropped their mikes. I listen to the games via radio and I had the volume up. I also have a state-of-the-art computer audio setup. YEAH BUCS!!

  9. Tbuc Says:

    Orlbucfan.. Wrong, Gene called it a fumble as well I was listening to it on the way home. Both announcers thought it was a fumble.

  10. Bobby Says:

    You’re right, Gene called it a fumble too initially but then realized Winston still had the ball. The TV announcer was an absolute idiot. Called it a fumble and said Falcons recover and are running with the ball before he realized it was Winston still running.