“My Job To Simplify Everything”

January 26th, 2016

jameis 1104The Bucs — and their fans — rode one hell of a rollercoaster last season.

It started with a kick-in-the-groin loss to the miserable Titans that was thoroughly deflating, and it ended with a sobering letter opener to the eardrum by the NFC Champs.

In between, the Bucs had a truly historic collapse in Washington, but they still managed to be 6-6 in December with a favorable remaining schedule and an honest shot at the playoffs.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, saw it all as a 21-year-old, from those emotional swings to injuries receivers, plus absorbing his own beatings starting early in preseason.

The public magnification of all things Bucs, especially during a wild season, was brought up to Jameis on the Buccaneers Radio Network just prior to the regular-season finale. Poised and ready to fully take over the Bucs in 2016, Jameis explained, “It’s my job to simplify everything.”

And he added that the roller coast explosion of emotions is not something he can allow to affect the Bucs. “We know how the media works,” Jameis said.

It was all a bit of foreshadowing from Jameis, who has avoided the spotlight completely since Lovie Smith was fired and Dirk Koetter was hired.

Jameis walked the walk when it came to a chance to “simplify everything,” to use his words. No blow up on Twitter. No rapid reaction to BSPN. No hint of anything but cool and calm.

And it’s not like Jameis was on a Caribbean island surrounded by brown-skinned women and cocktails. Bucs general manager told Joe and other media that Jameis was at One Buc Palace with Dirk Koetter the morning after he was hired.

32 Responses to ““My Job To Simplify Everything””

  1. Buc1987 Says:


    “Wise men say.
    Only fools rush in.
    But I can’t help falling in love with you.
    Shall I stay.
    Would it be a sin.
    If I can’t help falling in love with you.” – Elvis Presley

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe who’s the biggest Winston fan on planet earth you or me?

    I think this needs to be settled once and for all. You have typed in the past that you’re the biggest JW fan. I disagree. Let’s let the posters decide huh?

  3. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    If no one else is going to nominate me, I will do it myself.

  4. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Me in 2013:

    Oil Derrick Brooks Says:
    October 24th, 2013 at 1:24 pm


    You clearly haven’t watched Winston play much. Did you just see the Clemson first TD and make your decision? Winston is the opposite of that. I have watched many FSU QBs. He’s the first one in over a decade to put the ball where the receivers will be. He has SPECIAL vision that you rarely see these days.

    If you had said that about EJ or others, I would agree with you. But, when you say that about Winston, I know that you don’t know anything about it.

  5. biff barker Says:

    I think it’s as simple as Koetter telling Winston to say absolutely nothing.

    Smart play.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    LWD…lol…you want me to go back as far as 2013 huh? Okay I’ll start digging.lol

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I thought you might still be on the Free Free train at that point ;-P

    I know, that was a low blow.

  8. Kevin Says:

    I was a Mariota guy pre draft…and admittedly FREAKED THE HELL OUT after that week 1 slaughter that LOVIE SMITH had this team so well prepared for. I will say that I feel 100% confident that this kid is going to work his ass off and it’s going to show at the start of next season.

    The thing that worries me the most about him is his accuracy. But it’s not all the time. It’s like a light switch comes on with him later in the game and his passes get better and better. Like early in games he’s just not running at full throttle yet or not zoned in. That and his footwork need improving based on my eye test, but overall, I am pumped to have him, I think we will all see him progressively mature in front of our eyes slowly but surely

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    It’s okay though you can always be Robin and I’ll be Batman. I think next season IF I can talk my wife into season tickets I’ll try to start a Jameis Winston section at RJS. We can be called “The Famous Fanatics.”

    lol We’re gonna be Famous too.

    I gotta dig later on though. My kid wants to g ot the park.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh snap. I gotta go anyways.

    Dayum that was harsh!

  11. biff barker Says:

    I remember Chris Landri speaking about accuracy. His point was you can’t teach it but you can work on mechanics to improve it to a small degree.

    Winston did miss some throws this year. No question. All QB’s will. But he also made some brilliant ones too. On balance, when the game slows down a bit for him this season, he’ll be making better decisions with the ball.

    As a bonus, he made the both the pro-bowl and the team photo this year.

  12. DB55 Says:

    emotions is not something he can allow to affect the team. “We know how the media works,” Jameis said.

    Well he’s definitely being tested today, heck I’m being tested right now!!!

    Absolutely unbelievable that “the media” (local media at that) would spend so much time trying to slam JW for being INVITED to the pro bowl.

  13. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Winston is a young man playing the game on a man’s level, and when they cut LOVIE, I haven’t heard a word from Lovie or from Winston: Lesson Learned, but when Winston ask LOVIE, What they do? LOVIE replied: They smiling in your face all the time they wanna take your place Back Stabbers! THE O’JAYS!

  14. buc4life1979 Says:

    I love the “simplify things” common sense mindset that ownership went with in hiring Koetter and sending Smith and his stubborness packing.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m glad that Winston said….keep things simple rather than….”It’s as simple as that”

    As far as accuracy….I, too….noticed that Winston would get in a groove where everything is on target….It seemed to happen more in a hurry up situation….sometimes he could just go right down the field.

    I think we should start games that way….perhaps our new 80 point guy will have some influence on that.

  16. Buccaneers Says:

    Yes, biff. Yes!!

    Jamies was a rookie and got better as the year went on. Wow, hell only get better. Wow, imagine if Evans becomes elite with him!!!! Wow, imagine an already physically imposing O-Line getting better with him. Imagine if we can start a TE(yes, Koetter has plans to use TE a lot) who can play like an actual man!!!!!!!! Wow, Douglas Martin!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For the record, I’ve been praying we get Jamies since his freshman HS season. I indeed am the biggest fan.

  17. Lord Cornelius Says:

    87 – my wife and I have told most people we meet for years that Winston is our adopted child lol. Not sure if that qualifies me in the discussion 😉

  18. Buccaneers Says:

    I spotted at least three throws to Mike Evans where I was sure Winston was throwing to a spot on the sideline. Evans was supposed to break off coverage and get there. This goes down as an arrant throw but was not on Winston in the slightest. Mike just couldn’t fight off the coverage.

    I’m sure this happened to other receivers on our team too, as its part of the game. My critical eye was just focused on every ball that was anywhere near Evans.

    Evans ain’t the best routeman, big deal. Just do your QB the bare minimum and don’t let 30 yard Tds reflect off your numbers.

  19. Buccaneers Says:

    Hopefully Mike Evan redeems himself. It will be fun having a good laugh about all his drops if he can put it behind him.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Mike Evans will be fine….

  21. Buccaneers Says:

    TBBF I’m not so sure about Evans. Many are convinced his butterfingers are is a mental thing.

    My worry is that he is having problems catching balls from Winston because he throws so hard. Think about who Evans has had for QBs…..Manzeel and McCown. Them two guys throw ducks.

    It takes a talented WR to catch balls that come like lasers like Winston’s. Trying to adapt to these passes can also play mental games on you and get you off your game. If Evans don’t have great hands he won’t be able to adapt, that my fear. Just a theory.

  22. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    The thing that worries me the most about him is his accuracy.

    I think all of us to one degree or another share that concern.

    I am very hopeful though. #1…JW is going to have an entire off season to work on his mechanics and throwing with no thoughts of baseball clouding the issue.

    #2 We see how many balls Evans dropped…we can remember all the great completions that were nullifed by stupid penalites including what would have been a record sixth TD pass to Adam Humphries.

    #3 What we cannot know but what I suspect…is the number of times our young and undisciplined receivers simply ran the wrong route. Doesn’t have to be off by much to make your QB look bad.

    I expect we’ll see improvement in all three of these areas!

    I can’t wait…Cam versus #3 twice a year. We can only imagine the great games that could come from this matchup.

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    OK…this is funny guys. My wife has been a Bucs fan longer than me…since the very first year at the Sombero because she basically grew up here I did not.

    She loves the Bucs but she has that battered wife syndrome most Buc fans have.
    Hard to be super positive when you’ve had your dreams dashed year after year.

    So she roots for the Bucs but isn’t optimistic like me. I told her I can’t wait to see the Panthers and Bucs game next year at RayJay..she said why? You want to watch us get killed?

    And so we now have a bet. I have the Bucs +10 and home field advantage.

  24. Buccaneers Says:

    Yeah StPete. Panthers\Bucs could very well turn into a great rivarly…….. Even though we have looked pitiful in primetime I expect that game to be on Monday or Sunday night this year.

    Of course we have to beat the Panthers(which hasn’t happened in how many years now?) First before we can ever call it a rivalry.

  25. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    True dat. Can’t have a rivalry unless both teams have victories over each other.

    I feel like Atlanta would be our most logical rivalry since they’re just up I-75…but Cam versus Jameis is going to be a great headline.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    “The thing that worries me the most about him is his accuracy.”

    Not concerned ONE bit. I saw some dreadful accuracy from QB’s in this years playoffs.

  27. Buc1987 Says:


    How come the haters never show up on threads like this?

    Let me remind you Biff was a Winston basher and has seen the light.

    @DB….yup I heard about that from my mom that the Tribune was pretty much mocking his selection. Damn it, I’m telling you there is still people in the local media that pray to God every night before bed that Winston fails.

  28. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Are you old enough to remember Steven Stills and Buffalo Springfield.

    Their biggest hit…”For What It’s Worth”.

    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life it will creep
    It starts when you’re always afraid

    Just some food for thought.

  29. Couch Fan Says:

    Nobody has anwered the most important question yet, How does Koeter feel about the players cursing?

  30. Danati74 Says:

    No Doubt we got a good QB. Already getting a lot of awards. Threw for 4000 yards. He is in elite comparisons already. He stepped up. We just need Evans and ASJ to step up. Im happy about having a more potent offense. Haven’t seen that in awhile.

  31. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think Joe and 87 each have a different kind of obsession with Winston…but equal.

    Joe’s obsession is almost occultic, referring to Winston as the Savior and such.

    87’s obsession is more on the ga y side, using words live “I can’t help falling in love with you” (see above for example).

    Both equally strong…though one is grosser than the other.

  32. StPeteBucsFan Says: