Jameis In Pro Bowl? All Good!

January 28th, 2016
America's Quarterback hangs with America's Finest in Hawaii.

America’s Quarterback hangs with America’s Finest in Hawaii. (Photo courtesy @ESPNNFL.)

Joe knows there are people rolling their eyes and disgusted that America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is a Pro Bowler and will be playing with the NFL’s elite Sunday.

Joe can’t find one thing wrong with this. At all. You know who else can’t find fault with Jameis in Honolulu playing in the Pro Bowl? That would be a former Bucs quarterback who also played in the Pro Bowl, Trent Dilfer.

Now a talking head on BSPN, Dilfer discussed the advantages of Jameis in the Pro Bowl on WDAE-AM 620, while appearing on the “Ron and J.P. Show.”

“First, it was a fantastic experience,” Dilfer said. “It was affirming because you see that you just have to refine your skills and I think Jameis will see that. I learned a lot. I wish I could have done more with this but seeing how guys prepare and picking their brains. How serious they took their job and the gravity to which they prepared and performed at such a high level. So much more than the talent stuff.”

This is right up Jameis’ alley. Remember when Joe brought word of a former Patriots cornerback who was trying out with the Bucs last year? Jameis found out Stephon Morris once was a teammate with Tom Brady and Jameis tried to draw out of Morris every morsel of information on what made Brady tick.

Now, Jameis can learn for himself from someone like Russell Wilson. And don’t think for a second Jameis won’t bring back information to guys like Ali Marpet about what stud linemen do.

More importantly for Joe, Jameis will use his charisma to charm potential free agents and recruit them for Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and his new coach, Dirk Koetter.

Who the hell cares about the game? What Jameis will learn and who he will lure back to Tampa Bay that is important.

Not one thing negative about this whatsoever.

23 Responses to “Jameis In Pro Bowl? All Good!”

  1. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    There is another ancillary benefit. Pro Bowls and All Pro honors are generally warped by name recognition.

    Once a guy is recognized for these awards it becomes that much easier the next time. People are now used to seeing Jameis Winston in the Pro Bowl. His name will standout when honors are selected next year.

  2. tnew Says:

    I’ve heard some Tampa media guys belittling this achievement.. Whats the point in putting this down? The networking and notoriety alone make this a huge positive. Yes players withdrew, but I ask, is it his fault that the others withdrew… no. Would it be worse if he was the 20th choice instead of the 10th.. I think so.

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Also by fans voting over and over. The whole pro bowl system is flawed, from the voting to the actual game.

    Frankly, I think the fans should not have a vote at all. Do it voted by stats, coaches and players.

    Coaches and players would counter any negative results from stats…such as stats not telling the while story.

    As far as the game…go back to the old way. This whole “picking teams” thing is stupid. There is no reason to watch at all anymore. At least before, we might get to see NFC get a victory over AFC. Now, it’s no more than backyard football. Heck…not even as good.

    If they make it so that the right people get in, and make the game actually worth watching…people will tune in still. Probably more people will. Because they know they are watching the best.

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    tnew Says
    “Yes players withdrew…”

    It says a lot when even the players no longer care about the game.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Winston is actually lucky to get in. He deserves it, yes…but I’ve never seen another player so universally hated by fans outside the city he plays in.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Too bad we won’t see Winston handing off to Martin with Mankins blocking for a 35 yard TD….(different teams)

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    DISGRACEFUL..A Mockery. That’s what the Pro Bowl has become. One of my nephews rap song lyrics belts out, Pass them all around they for everybody. That’s what its become. A lot of players even turn it down. Wish it would go back to when it meant something. I won’t even watch it..Lets see..hateful 8..The boy..which movie can I go to..

  8. ShiverMeTimbers Says:

    Right, cause Jameis can learn SO much from Teddy Bridgewater and his whopping 14 touchdown passes LOL LOL

  9. Clodhopper Says:

    If you can find a negative in this, you can find a negative in BJ’s. Just sayin

  10. CalBucsFan Says:

    It’s not always what you know, but who you know. Go know them Jameis and do it well, maybe a few will jump ship one day and join you, the more Pro Bowlers on the roster the better. Just don’t get hurt doing it.

  11. BucTrooper Says:

    It’s a known fact that Keyshawn and Sapp hatched a plan to become teammates at the Pro Bowl.

  12. Trubucfan22 Says:

    It mainly seems like qbs are the ones that dont care for the pro bowl. QBs have a lot more to lose and a lot more to learn in 3 days than any other position. And for guys like brady, rodgers, and big ben, then’ve gone a million times each. Im sure the $25k isnt worth the risk of injury, or the time, for these guys.

  13. Minnesota bucs fan Says:

    Jameis is going to light up the pro bowl and be the mvp

  14. BoJim Says:

    If people haven’t warmed up even a little to Jameis they never will. Wonder where Mariotta is?i

  15. Greg Schiano Says:

    Sorry guys, but the fact that America’s million dollar Quarterback is going to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for the GOAT (Tom Brady) is just a bit much and denigrates the prowess of the Pro Bowl! Famous Porky will most likely throw 4 picks in his first game but will someday truly earn the right to go to the Pro Bowl. I just think that comparing Marcus Mariotta, JW, or any of the first year QB’s go the to Pro Bowl replacing Tom Brady is just not good football.

    I can’t imagine Peyton Manning or Tom Brady (1 threw 20 picks and the other sat on the bench) being Pro Bowl replacements for one of the QB’s of that era.

    I know Jose’ keeps making me yak like the Big Poodle with a fur ball with all this “America’s QB” nonsense….let him play the game and win some games…how many years did it take Cam Newton to go from hiding his head in a towel and whining to the Pro Bowl. It is not having anything against JW, just think that he should earn it. When he takes the Buc’s to the playoffs in the next season or too, then give him the honor. What does he have to look forward to?

    Greg Schiano

  16. Pick6 Says:

    agree 100% that he will find some examples of greatness in Hawaii that just don’t exist in his locker room, and JW will be a sponge. as far as recruiting, Sapp was always talking up the bucs to other pro bowlers in hawaii – just ask keyshawn johnson.

    i don’t think jameis played like a pro bowler this year, but i couldn’t be happier about him being there. it’s a shame that almost 50% of the guys out there playing are actually alternates, but it’s still the most talented and hard working football players JW has seen in one place by miles in his brief career

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Hone your craft young Jameis. Take our Bucs to the promised land.

    Hopefully someone is watching him closely though, parenting and mentoring him. (total sarcasm) I had to throw that out there for the lunatics that think he NEEDS to be mentored yet other rookies don’t, just Jameis. I just shake my head at you clowns when you type such rubbish.

  18. Buccaneers Says:

    Haven’t watched the Pro Bowl since I was a kid….But one more chance to see Jameis drop back, study the field and let one rip. Must see TV for Bucs fans IMO.

    Hockey All-Star game is on too on Sunday. Their format is much more compelling.

  19. Buc2015 Says:

    Greg Schiano – To answer your last question, what he has to look forward to is the opportunity to turn down Pro Bowl invitations year after year because he’s led the Bucs deep into the playoffs. That’s what happens when you’re at the top of the league QB ladder ….. not weekends in Hawaii between the CCG and Super Bowl.

  20. DB55 Says:

    FYI – Cam Newton went to the PB his rookie year after a 6-10 season. Must have been the 4,000 yards he threw or his 21-17 TD/ints ratio.

    Those #’s are outstanding for a rookie. It will be a very long time before another rookie will have those #’s.

    Heck even Andrew luck throw for 4,300 yards 23-18 TD/ints ratio and 5 rushing TDs.

    Jameis didn’t even come close to those numbers, they just invited him in bc he’s “America’s Quarterback”. The pro bowl is a #joke

  21. Dave Pear Says:

    For those who didn’t get the sarcasm…
    Jameis’s numbers were… 4042 yards, 22 TD/15 int and 6 TD rushing.
    Just saying.

  22. Christina Says:

    Exactly @Dave Pear I guess Cam earned it and Jameis didn’t even though the stats are similar lol wow Big Dog used his entire show to hate on poor Jameis about this but we all know he would be singing Mariotas praises if he was going instead smh

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Agree about fan voting. It also warps the process. How many people live in Greater NYC…Philly…Boston..Chicago…..5 to 6X the number who live in Tampa?

    But again name recognition will help with the fans as well. People will see that Fameis has played in a pro bowl and so thinking of him as a pro bowl player comes easier.

    For all of the whiners who talk about the QB’s who passed this game…I ask how many never even got invited!!!

    I know I’m the blog optimist and always see the glass half full but some of you are just freaking amazing. How you can turn this into a negative just amazes me.