Pregame Attitude Explains Jameis Lashing Out

January 4th, 2016
The GM reveals a locker room view

GM Jason Licht reveals a locker room view

If you have yet to see America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, drop the hammer on his teammates, then you missed quite a postgame show last night.

You can catch up here.

So what really set off Jameis? Joe suspects the toll of losing four in a row and tanking the close of the season played huge roles. Jameis himself said he can’t remember ever losing three in a row at anything. So four really had him boiling.

But Bucs general manager Jason Licht shed a different light on the situation, Joe believes. During his pregame chat on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Licht referenced that Jameis was treating the meaningless game with the ultimate focus, an intensity at a new level.

“I saw Jameis in the locker room. He’s, this is like, you would think we’re playing the Super Bowl today,” Licht said, struggling for words to describe Jameis’ focus.

Is Jameis’ intensity being matched at One Buc Palace? No. And that’s exactly what Jameis says he plans to change the minute the 2016 season begins, presumably when players report in April.

35 Responses to “Pregame Attitude Explains Jameis Lashing Out”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Jamsis is going to change the mindset!!!! But which head coach will he hire then?????

  2. BucsFanForever Says:

    Don’t worry, Jameis will choose the best head coach. He’ll run the rest out.

  3. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    We were only playing the best team in the NFL with perhaps the best defense. No big deal to anyone else but Jameis.

    If a player can’t get excited about that, turn in your pads and cleats and actually work for a living.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    Hopefully Licht wasn’t so taken with Jameis during the pregame meeting that he didn’t look around the room and see where everyone else was at in their mental preparation for the game. Was GMC going around like a flight attendant and making sure that everyone was comfortable and having fun? Was LVD dreading that first penalty that was going to knock him off his game for the rest of the day? Was Evans warming up his shoulder to prepare for all of the pantomiming of flags being thrown that he was getting ready to do?

  5. James Says:

    GMC was busy on the phone with his travel agent, locking in his extended vacation. I mean he took the whole season off in sunny Florida. Hopefully he was also serving the Panthers pastries and coffee before the game as well. Otherwise he’d come off as a jerk.

  6. FanOfBucs Says:

    Our HC should try to emulate Winston’s intensity.

    It’ll probably help

  7. pick6 Says:

    when people rush to criticize the star players (often deserved), a huge problem with this team lies further down the depth chart & payroll. at multiple position groups we are exposed as lacking talent (DE), having sloppy coaching (DB), or simply lacking depth (WR). the best teams might send a bunch of guys to the pro bowl, but they mainly succeed by being loaded with reliable role players who take coaching, don’t make mistakes, and have just enough talent to stick in the NFL if they work their tails off. those are the guys that bad teams like the bucs routinely overvalue and over-project when they get to free agency and their previous employer just plugs in another anonymous, disciplined cog. did you notice that alot of the really good teams we signed our impact free agents from over the last few years are still really good teams?

  8. pick6 Says:

    *”when people” should be “while people”

  9. ElioT Says:

    Lovie Smith is an embarrassment.

    In a court of law with all the evidence against him, the case is a slam dunk and he’s gone.

    Reasons to keep Lovie:
    1.) He Picked Jamies
    – We had the #1 pick, this was the obvious pick. Who wouldn’t?
    2.) He hired Kotter
    – He had to find the best OC available with the disaster from 2014
    3.) Continuity
    – The continuity of a loser. Losing, that’s been the only constant here.

    Reasons to Fire Lovie:
    * Not enough time in the day to list all of them, but the Team’s Loser Mentality and complete lack of discipline and accountability are glaring.

    We’re counting on a class of Rookies in Lovie’s second year to change the culture (WHICH IS WHAT LOVIE WAS BROUGHT HERE FOR) of this team, because the Head Coach is incapable.

    I don’t think the Glaziers will can him this offseason, but the evidence that he can’t get the job done is overwhelming and if you can’t admit that, then you’re not being honest with yourself.

    I hate the revolving door of coaches, but you can’t keep a loser for the sake of continuity.

    He’ll return for 2016 in lame duck status essentially, and my guess is we’l see that same crap we endured in 2015.

    Welcome to Lovie ball!

    Good luck Buccaneers Marketing department in 2016.

    Siege my ****!

    Go Sucs!

    Losers again!

  10. Couch Fan Says:

    If nobody else but Jameis isn’t up for this game, yes the players are responsible but common sense would tell you that when its a a majority of the team, it reflects the coach(ing) also. Which falls in line with everything else we’ve seen for the last 32 games.

    Really hope another year of Lovie ball wont crush Jameis’s spirit.

  11. ManzielMadness Says:

    ElioT you hit the nail on the head, it’s really “as simple as that”

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe calls this a “meaningless game”……how do we as fans and the Bus media expect our team to win a game like this when it is determined to be meaningless.
    If it was meaningful for the Panthers, it should be to us.

    I don’t think Jameis would call it meaningless…..Joe, how about following his lead!!!

  13. BrianBucs Says:

    Maybe Licht should give Jimbo a call

  14. Elle Says:

    I agree, no game should be meaningless for the Bucs. We’ve been losing so much in the last decade that every win has become a rare event, especially at home. You can have doubts about Winston in regard of his play – I don’t, for the records – but you can’t question his passion for the game and his sheer determination to win and be successful in the NFL. I have no doubts that he’ll improve next year and hopefully we can get people here who aren’t just interested in avoiding taxes and living in Florida in style.

  15. cspann Says:

    Guys please help me! I am not sure if it’s the defensive scheme or is it that the players are not talented enough, or just flat out both!?

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs have a knack for overstating the obvious, they ain’t very good.

  17. JMN Says:

    The GMC pre-game fun speech last week made me sick. Does he think they are going out to play a little league game? He is part of the problem and he does not do his part on the field to make this team any better. Re-signing him was a mistake.

  18. Supersam Says:

    The team reflects the personality of the coach. Simple as that.

  19. Dave Says:


    Would you morons stop with that nonsense already. The team is a few moves away from being a perennial playoff team with 10+ wins every year.
    Lovie and Licht are building that.

    Yet you morons want another coaching change which would guarantee new systems, which would set Winston back and the whole organization another 2 years. That is why they just finished last for 5 years in a row… Be hires, never built a foundation through the draft, and kept changing coaches.

    I would bet any one of you negative fake fans that Lovie is here at least 3 years from now and the team wins 10 games or more the next 5 years (possibly only 9 next year depending on what they land at DB and DE in FA and draft).

    Regardless, the bottom line is half this site is so unbelievably negative. It’s an embarrassment.
    You are blind to the foundation that every NFL expert sees and knows the Bucs are about to emerge.
    Sit back and enjoy it and quit the whining and bitching

  20. 813bucboi Says:

    @couch…you act like players gained this loser mentality once lovie came…new flash…they were losers with r.morris and schiano as well…this team has the GMC, “lets have fun today!” attitude….a new HC would do nothing for this team…we had a players coach in morris and that worked for 1 season and fell apart…we had the strict disciplinarian coach and that failed miserably and now when have a well respected coach at the helm that has a team full of immature mentally weak losers…we need players that know how, want to and play the game to WIN..not have fun…when the coaches want to win more than the players, the coaches(&GM) have to find and/or draft players that want to be winners…we clearly have a cancer in the locker room and im happy jameis was/is man enough to state the obvious, and put some accountability on his teammates…I think trading GMC would sent a strong message to the team that “having fun” while losing is unacceptable anymore and the team needs to follow the lead of jameis…GO BUCS!!!

  21. Couch Fan Says:

    Simple explination for that is because all 3 coaches we’ve had, have been bad coaches… They all brought in “their guys” and failed. Lovie is a bad coach. Yes the talent is lacking but this team is underperforming mainly due to not being properly prepared and/or motivated and extremely undisciplined in all areas.

    FIre Lovie and lets try again!!

  22. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Dave I share your pain. Yes many of the fans on this site have just become overgrown with the negativity that years of losing often produces in a franchise’s fans.

    The problem is all the simplistic solutions. Has Lovie made mistakes…who hasn’t…should he be fired…probably gets one more season and probably deserves it based on his overall record.

    Jon Gruden was a LOSING coach with the Bucs in his post SB career. Did he suck?

    Andy Reid was run out of Philly…seemed to have turned around the Chiefs and they start 1-5!!! How many KC fans were on blogs talking about how overrated Reid is as a coach. How many are doing it now?

  23. bucrightoff Says:

    Dave Says:
    January 4th, 2016 at 2:31 pm


  24. bucrightoff Says:

    Dave Says:
    January 4th, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    You are blind to the foundation that every NFL expert sees and knows the Bucs are about to emerge.

    See this kind of ridiculous hyperbole does not help you. Every single NFL expert thinks the Bucs are thisclose to emerging? Lol I mean Jesus Christ people, your takes are way easier to believe if they don’t include lies and things you made up.

    The Lovie defenders are the strangest bunch of all time, like to them the product we see really is producing a dynasty and a SB winner in the next 3 years. Even as all the evidence says Lovie will never take us anywhere. Ignoring evidence to support nonsense? You guys sound like evangelicals.

  25. 813bucboi Says:

    @couch… all 3 coaches were “bad coaches”….so that is an ownership problem, correct?….the reason why we have been losing is because the owners keep picking the wrong coaches….I half way agree with you on that but…but like I said, at some point players have to look themselves in the mirror and be accountable for their play on the field…GO BUCS!!!

  26. 1BucFanNsaintCountry Says:

    We need to hire Tom Coughlin

  27. CAN'T FIX IT Says:

    Our friends and I did not buy any season tickets last year and will not 2016 if Lovie is the coach of tampa, and the fANS are getting smaller at the games and will be even smaller 2016 , a lot more people we know that went in 2015 will not buy season tickets in 2016 either…….Good Luck when the bleachers are empty !! NO HOPE FOR THE BUC’S !!!

  28. Buc~it Says:

    Good for you Can’t Fix It….what do you want, a cookie? True fans NEVER jump ship. You’re the type of fan that will come crawling back. Makes me sick to my stomach……Get the Buc outta here!

  29. Lamdog Says:

    Can’t Fix It: Do not despair myself and my friends did purchase season tickets for 2015 and have purchased for 2016.

    It is a shame people are so little faith. In one draft the Bucs became the number 5 offense and number 10 defense.

    The Bucs are on the verge of becoming the NFC version the Pittsburgh Steelers but so call fans have the mentality of the Oakland Raiders, unless Winston become dissatisfied Lovie and Licht will be here for a long time. This coaching carousel thankfully will be started with the Glazers family.

  30. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    Lamdog Says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 12:54 am
    Can’t Fix It: Do not despair myself and my friends did purchase season tickets for 2015 and have purchased for 2016.

    It is a shame people are so little faith. In one draft the Bucs became the number 5 offense and number 10 defense.

    The Bucs are on the verge of becoming the NFC version the Pittsburgh Steelers

    If I didn’t know any better I’d say Lovie himself personally wrote this laughable post. #5 offense? This is where stats are for losers, because the #5 offense scored over 30 points a whopping 3 times this team. The same number it scored 10 or less in. #10 defense

    And Steelers? Really? I mean in 5 years maybe be on the verge? Yeesh.

  31. Morgan R Says:

    It’s great to know that Jameis has a lot of passion and drive. Ne should back that up by making accurate throws downfield. He was not good Sunday, we had many opportunities, and in my opinion, he was as much a part of the problem as anyone else out there. One thing’s for sure, we missed Kwon out there in those last 4 games. Last place in the NFC South for the 5th year in a row… pretty pathetic.

  32. SteveBuc Says:

    Lovie Howell (Gilligan’s Island for you youngsters) had more energy than Lovie Smith. I hope he suceeds, but geez, how about a little passion!

  33. danforrest Says:

    The mindset must CHANGE, Losing has become acceptable, for most of the players. Look at Evens, he was great his 1st year. 2nd year not so much 30+ drops is unexceptable. Winston and Evens should stay late after practice, and put in some more work. The secondary needs to be addressed, it’s about as soft as the coverage sceam. Need ball Hawks and heavy hitters. Banks, Taleb, were these guys bad players? Hell NO. Yah can’t make the playoffs with Bargin BACKS. Or is it the coaching of the secondary. We need qualified coaches, with NFL experience. invest in this team, get a corner that can defend. Softest Secondary in the league.

  34. Bucko40 Says:

    Well then maybe America’s Joke QB should’ve played better. Where was Winston in the 1st Half of games. Why we’re all those end zone passes overthrown? Let the Cancer spread Mr. Winston. The other players will figure out your Shtick soon enough. Unfortunately for the Bucs this A$$HAT is going to cost a lot of people their jobs before to long

  35. ChessMaster Says:

    Mister Miyagi from the Karate Kid said, “No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teach say student do”. But, if the student does not do, then he is not a student and you can not blame the teacher. It is a two way street .