Jameis Learning How To Talk To The Defense

December 30th, 2015
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Jameis explains

The leadership tentacles of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, are growing.

Jameis explained part of that process to Joe today.

Joe asked Jameis to reflect on Vincent Jackson’s impact on him through this year. Today, Jackson was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Jameis said watching Jackson behave a professional worker in his consistent job approach was key, but Jameis also went deeper when it comes to help Jameis lead the entire roster

.”His stature, how he talks to another man, how he addresses his teammates. And that helped me, especially talking with defensive guys, who are guys that don’t really know my personality as much,” Jameis said. “Try to, you know, have a serious conversation with them because it’s hard to talk to somebody on the other side of the ball, because I might not see eye-to-eye all the time. But Vincent has definitely helped me, especially with addressing teammates and just being great teammate and being a great overall professional in this league.”

Interesting insight to hear Jameis discuss developing his communication skills with defensive players. Joe’s never heard the Bucs’ defensive captains talk about presenting themselves effectively to offensive guys.

12 Responses to “Jameis Learning How To Talk To The Defense”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jameis Winston QB of the offense and team leader.

    My hopes…

    Kwon Alexander QB of the defense and team leader.

    Winston said his rookie class wanted to change the mentality……Winston, Smith, Marpet, Alexander and Kenny Bell.

    And you can best believe it is likely Bell will make the roster next year because Jameis wants him there.

    I believe that they can do this…..change the mentality.

  2. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    If anyone can do it JW can….seems like he’s our only hope to cure this team of their pathetic losing mentality. Hopefully the defense will recognize how much they need his grit and fire and be open to him! A lot is riding on this 21 year old kid/mans shoulders. He sure is a tough cookie!

  3. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    And Kwon too!

  4. Pierce Says:

    Great leadership = great communication. JW’s a smart man.

  5. Patrick in VA Says:

    The defensive guys are still trying to figure out how to effectively talk to the other defensive guys. The lack of communication and consistently being on different pages in coverages indicates that the defense should all spend a day hanging out with Jackson to figure out how to talk to each other effectively.

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Talk gently to the defense Jameis they are use to soft leaders like Lovie and GMC. They are mentally weak so be careful what you say

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    Maybe Jameis should start by giving the defense some participation trophies at the end of the season to get on their good side. Then he can make some gentle suggestions for some improvements they can try making. You don’t want to come out and say something directly critical of what they’ve done, like throwing a penalty flag on the first play of the season that crushed them mentally for the entire season, but maybe if you do it in a roundabout way and package it as a compliment then they’ll be more receptive.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    Just another reason to keep V-JAx on this team! Who else has the same veteran leadership, pedigree, and respect from his peers? Prob only Clinton McDonald, another piece we have been sorely missing.

  9. finishers Says:

    if V-JAX can’t play anymore we should keep him as a WR. coach!

  10. Buclife Says:

    Leave it to Tampa Tony to bring Lovie into this Blog about Jameis and VJ. Give it a rest already.

  11. Tampa Tony Says:

    Buclife- not until he starts winning or is fired

  12. BuccoDav Says:

    “Joe’s never heard the Bucs’ defensive captains talk about presenting themselves effectively to offensive guys.”

    Maybe the defensive leaders don’t need anyone to translate for them…

    There is plenty of talent on this defense, unfortunately we don’t have any coaches who know how to utilize it. If a creative DC was to come in next year, we would most likely have a very dominant defenee.