Jameis Demands A “Mentality” Change

December 30th, 2015

lovie 1110bLoserville, aka Mr. McCown’s neighborhood, is no place for America’s Quarterback.

Jameis has now talked about that twice in the past three days.

It’s important to realize that Jameis is neither used to all this losing nor accepting of it in any way.

Last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Jameis talked about he and fellow rookies gathered months ago to discuss making an immediate and lasting impact.

“We just got together. We made the decision that we wanted to change the mentality and change the perception of Tampa Bay, and we feel that we’ve started that right now,” Jameis said.

The emphasis on “started” was Jameis’ way of saying there’s a long way to go.

In his postgame media chat after Sunday’s beating by the Bears, Jameis also referenced how a losing mentality must be wiped from the face of the Tampa Bay area, and inside One Buc Palace.

“I mean, we’ve just got to win. I want this team to win. Any time somebody’s talking about someone losing, they’re happy that somebody’s losing, I want to be on that side of the field – and I think we’re capable of that,” Jameis said. “[Carolina is] having a great year, so one loss – I guarantee you, they’re not worried about that. They’re going to come and try to take our heads off like they’ve been playing well all year, so we’ve got to come and compete. That’s the mentality that we have to change here at Tampa Bay. We want people to be talking about, ‘Oh, did you know Tampa Bay lost today?’ and be happy that we lost. You know, that’s a good thing, because that means that we’re winning a lot of games. So, when we get to that point where people are happy that we’re losing games, I think we’re going to be set. We’re going to be in the playoffs and we’re going to be winning a lot of games.”

Ahh, that losing mentality. Just how problematic is it? Until proven otherwise, Joe thinks guys like Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David, and too many other key players, simply don’t know what winning looks and feels like on game day. And that effects the bottom line.

David strongly alluded to that Monday. It must change — with another good draft, a strong new free agent and Jameis driving the bus.

25 Responses to “Jameis Demands A “Mentality” Change”

  1. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    #3 may be our last hope. We simply have to find a way out of loserville!

    Two plays stand out for me although there have been dozens over the past five years.

    LVD’s penalty at the end of the Jet’s game was a typical Buc loss. We had that game WON! On the road! What a difference that could have made to our year to start with a win instead of a typical Buc’s heartbreaking loss.

    We actually lost a game because we couldn’t count to eleven.

    But Verner’s penalty that negated the great plays by GMC and Gholston and pretty much lost that game for us against the Bears are the kinds of plays I’m talking about. A game turning stoooopid play.

    Until that crap stops we’re going to be LOSERS!!! We have to find a way to stop with the brain dead losses!!! Either #3 can do it or we’re hosed. Forever condemned to be the Tampa Bay Yucs.

    BTW what do you all think would have happened if Chip Kelly had taken the Bucs job? No #3 that’s for sure.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I am hoping that Kwon Alexander becomes the catalyst for a winning culture change with the defense….It’s not going to come from LVD or GMC…..

    After the Washington meltdown on defense….Kwon had his spectacular game against the victory in Atlanta.

    I think we have really, really missed Alexander in these last three games.

  3. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Thank you the locker room. Culture will change under Jameis. McCoy, David, possibly Evans are great support players, bet we need team leaders. The offense this year looks totally different w/o Vjack, and the sam could be said Alexander and the defense

  4. DooshLaRue Says:

    Fire Loser Lovie
    Name Koetter HC
    Hire a solid DC

    It’s really as simple as that.

    Go Jameis, Go Bucs!

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    StPeteBucsFan Says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 10:37 am
    BTW what do you all think would have happened if Chip Kelly had taken the Bucs job? No #3 that’s for sure.

    This is such…preposterous thinking. Nick Foles had 27 TDs and 2 INTs his first year. If we got Chip, maybe Freeman does the same or better. Odds are we make the playoffs once and probably twice given the division before Carolina took it over this year. I’d rather have made the playoffs 2 times out of the last 3 years instead of having 12 wins total in that time. Maybe that’s just me.

    Sorry to go off now but I do hate this attitude. It’s the attitude of Sixers fans or Oilers fans, keep on losing because we’ll collect talent. Too bad in the meantime you develop a total loser culture that cannot ever be gotten out of until those responsible for the culture are purged. Besides Jameis, pretty much everyone on this team has that attitude. Doesn’t help that the coach accepts losing readily too.

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Incompetent Lovie Smith is demanding a diaper change

  7. Supersam Says:

    He can start by hitting the deep ball when Evans is wide open, McCown had a awesome deep ball, probably why Evans had twice as many tds last year.

  8. orlbucfan Says:

    I hope guys like FamousJ, Kwon, Humphries, etc. can banish the losing mindset around 1 Buc Place. DK’s developing offense will continue to do so, too. That also applies to the dimwitted gas bags on here. If you’ve been a true Bucs fan as long as I have, you would get it about the panic that sets in. This franchise set NFL RECORDS for losing that still stand. I am grateful to live long enuff to see the Bucs win a SB decisively. There are still national, sports talking headed, gas bags that haven’t recovered from that one! Anywho, Go Mighty Bucs Sunday!!!

  9. BrianBucs Says:

    Jameis this, Jameis that.

    Joe, get a grip. Even we Jameis supporters are growing tired of it

    Joe, everybody wants to win. No story there.

    Bucs will never be a Superbowl contender under Lovie Smith. So if you really are the Jameis supporter that you would have us all believe, you should be calling for Lovie’s job instead of constantly pandering to him. You must be afraid of losing your One Buc and locker room access

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    I keep looking for the bright light coming out of the tunnel. So far it feels like wallowing in mediocrity. Bucs fans have to be the most patient fans on Earth.

  11. JackinJersey Says:

    I’m confused? do you mean Loserville or Lovieville. Oh, never mind, they’re synonomus.

  12. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I said exactly that in the David thread. We need freah blood on the defense. A true leader of men. David is an all pro player but he is not a vocal leader. McCoy thinks he is a leader, but when times get tough he has no followers. The losing culture has been engrained into mccoy’s brain. Its not his fault either.

    The man reaponsible is the man who had an entire team of grown men quit on him. Schiano beat the life out of the bucs players and they still havent recovered from it. It left huge scars on who they are. Schiano set this franchise back numerous years. It going take some time to get it back. Thankfully winston is here to help is right the ship. The offense has already made hige strides. This off season will be cricial in our development going forward. Getting true inspirational leaders on the defense would turn this defense around.

  13. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Supersam Says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 11:21 am

    He can start by hitting the deep ball when Evans is wide open, McCown had a awesome deep ball, probably why Evans had twice as many tds last year.”

    You continue to embarrass yourself.


  14. ElioT Says:

    So, let me get this straight…

    A veteran head coach and a few “Pro Bowl” veteran players can’t do anything about the “Loser Mentality” on this team over the past two seasons…

    It’s up to a class of Rookies to change that? Seriously?

    What the hell is the point of keeping Lovie Smith?

    This is beyond pathetic!!!

  15. Tampa Tony Says:

    Wonder if the Joes are prepared to call Lovie a loser once his record becomes a losing one…

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    89-86 so Lovie is on pace to have a losing record as a HC next season

    Don’t let me down Joes

  17. Dave Says:

    It is very ironic how a lot of you talk about this losing mentality as a fan, and you don’t realize that so many of you are so damn negative that it affects the players. It attributes to it. When a player is giving his all and bust his butt and believes in the coach then sees people like “the realist” in these sites trashing them non stop and screaming to fire the coach constantly… It affects them. This is a young team. Most of them don’t block that stuff out very well. Most of them do look at this BS online.
    Anyway, I’m going to keep saying until the offseason is over —
    Between FA and draft – 2 new DEs and 2 new DBs and another WR.
    Do that right and they win 10 next year.

  18. D-Rome Says:

    DooshLaRue Says:

    December 30th, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Fire Loser Lovie
    Name Koetter HC
    Hire a solid DC

    It’s really as simple as that.

    Go Jameis, Go Bucs!

    Hi Tampa Tony,

    You really need to stop using sock puppet accounts in an attempt to create your own echo chambers. We get it. You hate Lovie Smith.

  19. ManzielMadness Says:

    @Love and Warrick Dunn

    LOL! I can’t even read Supersam or bucnut ‘s posts anymore there so biased. Wouldn’t be surprised if they’re the same person

  20. ColoradoBuc Says:

    It’s great for Jameis to show his distaste for losing and I hope that catches on in the locker room. But he cannot do it all himself.

    On defense, we have thought that Lavonte and Gerald would provide that leadership and spark. Just because they are “stars” doesn’t make them good leaders. Kwon may have that leadership, but we won’t know before next year how far he can take the defense like Jameis has done with the offense.

    And it wouldn’t hurt if the Head Coach played a part in all of this. I understand that Lovie is a “laid back: coach – that is his style and I’m not asking for that to change because there is a significant benefit of being calm in the face of adversity. However, he could fight for his players with refs when there are bad calls or non-calls – the -players can’t, or least shouldn’t, be doing that.

    But Jameis is right – we have got to lose that losing attitude if we are ever going to become a consistent winning team.

  21. MTM Says:

    Jameis comments are very refreshing to hear. There seems to be a consistent mindset with this organization of complacency. This is 100% on ownership. Tampa Bay is a vacation destination not a championship destination. Most of the Bucs roster show up for pay check. Crummy free agents flock to Tampa just to be overpaid, enjoy no state tax and warm weather with lots of distractions. Ownership is extremely passive and will overpay for most positions. Unfortunately Lovie’s passive nature feeds into it.

  22. Tampa Tony Says:

    Sorry D-Rome,

    I only post as Tampa Tony. If others share my distain for losing so be it. I don’t hate Lovie I hate his scheme and his losing mentality. Bet he’s a nice guy, I just don’t think he’s a good coach at all

  23. Tampa Tony Says:

    And I wouldn’t hire Koetter as a HC so that post was not approved by me

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    SuperSam Kinsman.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    One of the many things that used to make me do a double take before the draft was when Buc fans would come on here and say stuff like : “Jameis Winston has no leadership qualities.”

    Yes chit like that was said. smh