Jameis “Lights Up” Carolina

January 2nd, 2016
Bold prediction for Jameis.

Bold prediction for Jameis.

Joe is on record stating the smart move would be to shut down America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, tomorrow and start Mike Glennon for a variety of reasons.

The biggest two are Jameis has nothing more to prove after taking 100 official hits this season. He is the future and there’s no need to expose him to more punishment (or worse, a blown knee/shoulder) against a punishing defense. Also, if Glennon has a good game against a solid defense trying to win home field advantage for the playoffs, then his trade stock rises. Right now, the Bucs need draft picks a helluva lot more than a benchwarmer likely gone after 2016, when his rookie contract expires.

But Kevin Patra of NFL.com has other thoughts. He believes Jameis starts tomorrow and will light up the Stinking Panthers, which will fire cannons across the NFL that Jameis is a quarterback to be reckoned with.

It all comes together for the rookie Sunday against one of the best secondaries in the NFL. Winston will lock down the Offensive Rookie of the Year award with a dazzling career-high 378-yard throwing day. The Bucs’ first-year signal caller has had a roller-coaster type season, but displays the anticipation, arm strength and mobility to make jaw-dropping plays. With Doug Martin stymied Sunday, Winston plays his best game as a pro, slinging it all over the park while finally omitting the backbreaking errors. Winston’s season-ending performance against the NFC’s top team will send analysts into the offseason drooling over his potential in 2016.

Joe wouldn’t go that far, but if Jameis has just an average game, it will demonstrate how much he has improved. In Week 4 against the Stinking Panthers, Jameis clearly had his worst game. It was ugly.

So an average performance against an excellent defense on the road with Carolina having everything on the line will show strongly how much Jameis has grown, as if we haven’t seen it already.

Joe just hopes the kid doesn’t get crippled.

32 Responses to “Jameis “Lights Up” Carolina”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Another crazy opinion. The odds of starting a guy who hasent played a single snap all year long against one of the best defenses of the NFL, and actually raising his trade value is astronomically low. It also doesnt make any sense when your starting QB is still a rookie and needs all the experience he can get, especially against a division rival who has a great defense.

    Joe your takes have been way off lately.

  2. Tampa Tony Says:

    The Joes want Loser Lovie to coach scared and sit Jameis, news flash Lovie has coached scared since he arrived. Let’s get rid of the loser mentality in Tampa

    It’s clearly infected the Joes now as well

  3. destro44 Says:

    Joe’s 2 points are ridiculous.
    1. We need to develop Jameis, that is done by him playing good defenses! If we play bad defenses his numbers may look like he is good but what will he do when he plays a good defense. We need to expose him to that level of play not protect him from it.

    2. Playing Glennon is a bad idea for his value. If you sit Jameis you have told the rest of the team that you give up, chances are Glennon gets no help from an uninspired offense and looks terrible, or he gets hurt like Joe is worried about with Jameis. Either way it doesn’t help Glennon’s trade value.

  4. cmurda Says:

    I don’t necessarily agree with you here Joe. I don’t necessarily disagree either. I have a useless no opinion on this as I attempt to try to care about this game.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Let’s just hope Joe doesn’t have an “I told you so” article Sunday night….

    That being said….you simply can’t sit a healthy player for fear of an injury….sure it’s done going into the playoffs when the team has no advantage to winning….but not here.
    Jameis needs every game he can get…..especially against a division rival and a great defense.
    I’ll take my chances with trading a healthy Glennon. What would happen if Glennon played instead and he was badly injured….where is his trade stock then?

  6. RayRay1 Says:

    One ligit receiver against one of the better defenses. Plus a team playing for home field advantage. No way Jose

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    4 sacks and 3 picks.

    But I won’t hold it against him at all.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Whatever that guy with all the optimism is having I’ll have some of that. Jameis has nothing to prove to anybody. Wanting Glennon to play is like barking up a dead tree. It would be nice for MG to play despite the naysayers continually trashing his ability.

  9. Red86 Says:

    Jameis needs the experience. Can you imagine how this game could inspire him to improve during the off season…win or lose? Good game or bad game?

    I want him to play well. But if we lost and he played bad, then I expect to see a MVP candidate in 2016-17 season. Jameis has the drive and potential to being great. I doubt he won’t be studying films and learning the current playbook on a deeper level. Plus, it’s motivation to work on his fixable flaws.

    Mean while, if Glennon played and did bad, then it could hurt his trade value. But letting him sit keeps it at the level it is now. I can see if the score is bad and it late in the third quarter, then sit Jameis.

    The pros and cons isn’t worth starting Glennon. We know who going to be the starter next season.

  10. Supersam Says:

    Winston and the entire offense will have an ugly day tomorrow, count on it. Josh Norman has been saying all week he’s gonna “get his swag back this week” he ate Winatoms lunch last time we played. If Lovie is smart he would run the hell outta the ball and just pray we get out of there injury free going into the offseason.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe….you know you’re off base when you have mostly all JBF agreeing with each other against your recomendation.

  12. Pawel Says:

    Or Mike Glennon gets hurt and will have zero value then AND does not light it up, therefor might as well Winston play and beat out rookie records, stats.

  13. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Playing Glennon would probably lower his trade value. No one would be willing to trade for a big lumbering sack dummy.

  14. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I said it before. Why even play the game if you are going to sit Jameis? After 15 games is there anything left to prove for anyone on the roster? If we are worried about our star QB getting hurt maybe we should just bench him next season too. Since most likely it will still be a building year. So why risk his health. And heck why stop there? Let’s just not play any games next year that way no one can get hurt and then in 2017 we can have a really strong team.

  15. BrianBucs Says:

    If Jameis “lights up” the Panthers, it will again be garbage time yards after Carolina has pulled their starters and went to prevent after they have scored all of the points they need against the Master Of Defense Lovie’s pitiful version of the Tampa 2

  16. ndog Says:

    Man you guys are negative,. The Panthers are not that great guys they have been living in the edge a lot lately. It makes me sick how our fan base is scared of another team. F that! We have a chance to win this game if we don’t gone away again like almost all of our games this year.

  17. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Pure silliness from Joe and the moron who thinks Jameis will throw for 378 yards with one legitimate starter at wide receiver.

  18. Mike10 Says:

    What were the predictions after we whipped the Eagles and went home to play the lowly Saints, with the playoffs in sight?

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m with cmurda.


  20. Dave Says:

    No rookie should benched.
    He needs reps.
    Sick of everyone playing “scared to get a player hurt “

  21. Zoocomics Says:

    Obviously, no matter what the case is, you play him…

    But, something else to keep in mind is that Jameis is not a lock for “Rookie of the Year” honors, which is something that would be really cool for the kid and for our franchise. He needs close to a 300 yard passing day to get to 4K yards on the season, which I think could be the difference with him winning or losing the honor. A solid, competitive game overall, highlighting his abilities against one of the leagues best defenses couldn’t hurt either.

  22. James Walker Says:

    This conversation is moot. Jameis will start tomorrow.

  23. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    I really want Jameis to get to 25 TD passes and 4,000 yds passing. He deserves at those 2 milestones for all the lack of execution on the WR’s part. We could literally be 9-6 right now and he could already have like 4,500 yds and 28TD if everyone was executing to the level Jameis was all year.

  24. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    At *least those 2 milestones

  25. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I also have a good feeling about #3 tomorrow. I think the Panther’s keep 8 in the box…stuff Martin and dare the Bucs to throw it…Fameis accepts their dare and torches the stinking panthers! Alas Cam will torch us and so it’ll be an exciting shootout down to the end!

  26. FanOfBucs Says:

    He’s had a roller coaster type season.”

    Wtf are you talking about?!! Lol

  27. road warrior Says:

    Joe. You can never go into a game worried about a player getting hurt. I agree in the new age of football it seems to happen a lot more today then in anytime in history. Most teams that compete on a regular basis have really good depth they draft good in the late rounds and they have good coaching. I also believe your right in this case. we need to get an idea what this kid might be worth. But i want to see Jameis play. I’ve been watching the Buccaneers since the beginning. I never thought the day would come that i wouldn’t want to turn the game on. I truly hope they know what the doing. I’m not so sure Lovie Smith is the man. I do like Mr Licht.

  28. Ed Says:

    He’s a rookie, he needs the snaps against a high level of competition. Plus a possible rookie of the year and 4000 yards passing.

    Sitting him is comparable to baseball teams sitting a player that is going for a batting title so his average doesn’t drop.

    The year Ted Williams hit .406 he went into the last game with a lower average and could have dropped below .400 but he went on that day to get multiple hits and raise his average.

    That’s the way to play the game, first to win and also to put up your best players on the field.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Erik…so my e-mail that I sent you over the summer about Jameis is actually coming to fruition for you. Glad to see. I told you that you’d end up loving this kid.

    My gawd if he stays healthy the Bucs have one helluva future ahead for us fans.

    The one thing I missed in evaluating Jameis before the draft was his study habits, always wanting to improve and his drive. I guess with that 4.0 gpa in high school along with that 3.6 gpa in college it just slipped by me. I knew about all the other things. I did do extensive research even though I’m a Nole. I didn’t want to draft a bust or a troublemaker. I was very pleased with what I found out.

    Give the kid 2 more years and we’ll start talking SB, if not talking, we might be in it.

  30. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I AGREE WITH JOE!!!!!!

    …..we have to see what MG8 can do…..start him…hopefully he plays well or better to increase his trade value.

    Playing Jameis for reps really doesn’t make any sense with the offseason around the corner…..it’s not like he didn’t get enough reps this year….one game watching can actually be more benificial cause he study the game with the coaches and teammates against a good team.

    So I hope Lovie sits him.

  31. Buc1987 Says:

    Study the game with coaches?

    That’s what game tape is for…

  32. godzilla13 Says:

    We will not start Glennon because if we do, we could win..I hate to say it but I think there are a lot of us who want the loss so we get the 7th through 9th draft pick. If we win, I am sure we go up above the 10th pick. Winston will start, fumble the snap, Norman will get an INT and Verner will have a PI penalty after LVD intercepts Cam and runs it in for six. Just another day at the office.