Jameis Came “Media-Ready”

February 11th, 2016

jameis 0829There’s no Cam Newton in America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, according to one prominent national NFL analyst.

Very interesting chatter yesterday on the always great Movin’ The Chains on SiriusXM NFL Radio, with former Jets personnel chief Pat Kirwan and former longtime NFL quarterback Jim Miller.

A Bucs fan called in and essentially wanted to know if Jameis had the maturity and coaching to avoid the media nightmare Cam Newton is absorbing since the Super Bowl ended.

Miller was adamant that Jameis arrived in Tampa not only NFL-ready but “media-ready,” unlike Newton coming out of college. Miller, who attended last year’s NFL Scouting Combine, explained that Jameis’ performance before about 1,000 media members there, following massive off-field scrutiny at Florida State University, should let everyone know that Jameis is a media savvy veteran.

Miller added that Jameis’ additional experience this past season, with coaching from the Bucs’ PR department, should leave Tampa Bay fans confident Jameis can handle the any pressure thrown his way.

Joe agrees with Miller, and Jameis sure was great under the bright lights at the Combine podium last year — with no team PR person providing cover. But Joe doesn’t think fiery Jameis, or anyone, is perfect. Might Jameis screw up in the media. Sure. Big deal.

61 Responses to “Jameis Came “Media-Ready””

  1. biff barker Says:

    As long as he doesn’t get all cocky then start pouting like Cam.

    That’s a valuable lesson for young Skywalker right there.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    After last season, Jameis got his taste of losing, didn’t like it, but got healthy dose of it……

    I think people are over-reacting to Cam’s behavior, he was in shock….they talk about him looking frazzled yet no one mentions how frazzled Tom Brady looked during the New England loss to Denver.

    Cam’s going to be a problem for the Bucs despite what everyone is saying.

  3. destro44 Says:

    Cam has displayed the same behavior with losing throughout his career. During losses he can be found hiding and pouting under his towel over his head, he doesn’t handle things not going his way very well. Never had and probably never will. Jameis lost more games last year than probably ever combined in his life. By the end of the season he displayed frustration, but I don’t think you will ever see him hide and pout.

  4. Buc Neckid Says:

    Looking Frazzled during the game is different than being a jerk after the game or even the next day.
    Professionals take their medicine when they lose and don’t whine.
    This caution goes for Cam and for Brady, both can be the same

  5. dreambig Says:

    Cam deserves what he is getting. Poor sport when he wins, poor sport when he loses. He said in a interview not long ago that he refuses to put a filter on his emotions. That’s a great way to justify being a jerk when winning and it also works when he loses. If you taunt people when your on top, you should be able to handle the backlash when your not. He is still a great QB though and he will be a problem for us for a long time.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Tom….Cam and Brady have BEEN like that their whole careers. It’s why I call Brady a whiny bitch all the time. Cam is a whole different story. Brady doesn’t thump is chest and taunt other teams nearly as much if at all during the course of a game. There’s something about him that just rubs people the wrong way. If you went to Panthers-related sites after SB even Panther fans were ragging on him for his play. Then to see his press conference where he singled out all different groups of his own team made him look childish when most peeps (media) were saying that his childish days were over. Like I said I hate both of them. Perhaps it’s because I’m not a fan of neither team I don’t know.

    All that being said. I can see Jameis getting upset after games in the near future. I can also see him thumping his chest and taunting teams during games. Seeing how I’m such a big fan, I’m wondering how I will react to all of that. I probably won’t have a problem with it. So I guess it does come down to if the guy plays for your team or not. Seeing how Sapp is my favorite Buc of all time for his play and especially his mouth.

  7. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Cam this Cam that future face of the league please. First four season in this league he went 30-31-1. Last season he was the most sacked QB in the league thru 6 games. The previous 3 years he had the worse completion percentage of any QB in the league of passes 20 yards or more down field. Steve McNair 12 sseasons,Donovan McNabb 13 seasons. With the contact he’s currently taking I give him five more effective seasons in this league. Side note; in comparison Warren Moon 16 seasons from the pocket. Notice my theme???

  8. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    He became angered when Chris Harris was breaking how they stopped him simple he said we loaded the box and decided we were gonna make him beat us with his arm. Why no other team all season did that very thing is still beyond me. The cats are overrated mainly because clark kent is overrated

  9. Pick6 Says:

    i think it’s fair to say jameis has handled equally (blowout in the championship game) or even more negative (pelted with off the field speculation & character assassination in college and the draft) situations in front of the media than the one that cracked Cam, and did it with grace and ease

  10. R.O. Says:

    “In shock” seriously.. I think you need to find a different word. It’s a game that they get paid alot of money for. I think it was exactly what it was. He didn’t get to shine on the biggest stage and he was pouting. When they scored their only touchdown he acted like they just won the game. He should have towed the Team line until the end. I never liked any player who showboats.. Regardless of who he is. I find it annoying… The signaling a first down on a 1 yard run or a receiver on a 4 yard catch. It’s quit annoying..

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    I don’t know if Carolina’s O line was that bad or if Denver’s D line was that good. Cam forgot to bring his superman cape and was hassled incessantly. Jameis would never take that postgame tact of a brooding immature crybaby.

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    The important thing about Winston’s demeanor is his positive nature. He is always upbeat. Its not a show – its not an act – he’s a genuinely good dude who likes people and likes to enjoy himself in the moment. Even when he’s talking to the press (which can be tough and metally taxing after losses when his mentality is so focused on winning) – He displayes that inherent wit and charm and charisma effortlessly.

    Jameis is a natural in front of the cameras and his positivity is infectious.

    The future is bright Bucs fans. This QB is the REAL DEAL and with a good supporting cast and system around him – he WILL win Super Bowls.

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    jameis has show he is a gracious loser there is no compassion between cam and jameis when it comes to this subject. jameis has proven to be a class guy on and off the field. it’s a shame such a hatchet job was done on him by BSPN and the rest of the media hacks that are more worried about being first than accurate. I’d rather have a guy really upset after a loss than one who before the game is even finished is so jovial you would have thought he just won the lottery… bucs have too many of the latter for my tastes.

  14. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ Tom Edrington

    100% agree. I laugh at all these haters of Cam. I find it hilarious they call him a jerk or the ever popular he pouts because the towel is on his head. He put that freaking towel on his head in college and you know how that season went…..Heisman and National championship. Which means he puts the towel on his head every freaking game.

    We let Donald Trump insult every one of his opponents and debate moderators, we let him tell them to shut up on TV etc. yet no one is saying “That’s not the way Ronald Reagan played politics.” This country applauds Trump for being brash and in your face so much so that he is leading the republican nomination. Yet the haters keep saying Manning or Russell Wilson would not handle the interview like that. And I love this one…..he supposed to be a role model and the face of the NFL but this is how he acts? What a jerk!!! But it is okay for the potential leader of this great country to act like a jack @$$ to everyone. Nope, that is not a double standard at all.

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Bottom line, Cam is a poor loser. If that’s ok with you, then it’s ok with you.

    There’s a different between hating losing, and letting those feelings after a loss control how you act. To me, that’s allowing your opponent to CONTINUE to beat you, even after the whistle has blown.

    I like goes who are passionate, but, at the same time, have the maturity and mental wherewithal to put on the face of a leader to his teammates in the face of a loss.

  16. Tiny Tim Says:

    Oh, and Cam is not overrated. If you believe that then you must still believe in the easter bunny which is just sad.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The reason why Jameis comes across good with the media is that he is displaying his true character…..he’s not acting the part…..he is able to be himself and his positive unselfish aggressiveness shines though.
    A player that pretends eventually will show his true self…..that’s what happened when someone wiped that $hit-a$$ smile off Cammy’s face.

  18. joethistakeisnuts Says:

    Jameis would have dove. Period.

  19. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “joethistakeisnuts Says:
    February 11th, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Jameis would have dove. Period.”


  20. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Tiny do some research bro. The idea of the easter bunny comes from the sumerian Goddess “Inana-Ishtar”, she is a fertility Goddess,the bunny is a symbol of fertility. The tern “easter”comes from the name Inana-Ishtar. So in truth the easter bunny is real homie. Its why in this country we celebrate it every year bro. I gave you the facts👆above read’em again if need be. In my humble opinion clark kent is overrated.

  21. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Tiny you defend this guy, same guy that seems to take special pride in clowning when he play the Buccs??? Thank you football Gods for delivering the Bay Jamies. His days clowning the Bay are drawing near their end.

  22. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ nole

    You can be a cliff claven jack wagon idiot if you like and that is fine. But let me simplify it for because i see I was clearly over your head. If you think there is a bunny that goes around on the day we celebrate easter and hide eggs for all the little boys and girls then that is just sad. If you think there is a fat white man dressed in a red suit that comes down a chimney and leave all the boys and girls presents on the day we celebrate christmas then thats sad. Now what i have just given you is fact. And no, Cam is not overrated.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    STILL you people don’t know Jameis and I laugh. Tiny Tim these fans that don’t think Jameis is going to taunt other teams or get pissed in front of the camera after losses are in for quite an awakening. I guess it’s because they see how he reacted during his rookie season after losses.

    I can tell all of you RIGHT now that he’s NOT going to stay like that. His level of desire to win has in my mind never been seen like this around here before. Not with Lynch, Sapp, Brooks, Barber etc. Yes the level is higher than all of them. He won’t be denied and if he is denied all of you are going to SEE his frustration with the losing. You’re going to see the real JW if they are scoring points too.

    FSU vs Oregon most of us saw his frustration with the rest of his team. It WAS there and rightfully so. He won’t tolerate failure, just like Brady, just like Cam.

    Remember later on what I’m telling you now.

    Tiny Tim..I’m far right and loathe Trump so much my family has told me to stay away from politics as it’s only causing my bp to go higher and higher. Trump’s the main reason why too.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh and Cam is a beast. I can’t stand his ass, but he’s a beast. Nothing over-rated about the guy. Certainly his desire to win is just as high as JW’s.

  25. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I don’t think #3 is a sulker when he gets upset over losing. He might let an expletive fly or appear really peoed but it just doesn’t seem to be in his personality to sulk.

    I’m not going to beat up on Cam any more because at this point it’s just piling on but here is what does surprise.

    When these guys go up on the stage in front of the media it’s not like you’re sitting down with them in a sports bar or any private setting to see how they feel and what they think.

    This is part of their job!!! Cam played poorly on the field and didn’t do his job…his post game interview was simply an extension of a horrible day. He was incredibly unprofessional! Doesn’t matter if he’s hurt, angry, whatever..it’s part of his JOB, for which he is paid MILLIONS.

    Everybody reacts to losing in their own way and I’m cool with that…but Cam keeps it up two days after the interview saying he’s got to be himself and if people don’t like it…tough. OK fine I hope he never gets another endorsement.

    I’m not upset that he wants to pout or hide under a hoodie or towel..except for the time when he’s PAID to show up…and that’s not just under center.

    BTW Am I the only one here who thought Cam looked gassed and defeated in the 2nd half and seemed to throw in the towel. I just remember #3 when we were getting are butts kicked and he NEVER threw in the towel!!!

    Can’t wait…let the duels begin between #3 and #1.

  26. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    tiny “you mad bro”??? my point is smart guy is that if you do some research on the origin of these holidays you might be surprised by what you find. I gave you the breakdown on easter and you talking bout something going over my head. 😉👍Gotchu homie.

  27. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m wit you on all of that St.Pete, especially that last line.

  28. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ nole

    Mad???? For what? Everyone on this board knew exactly what i was talking about when i said easter bunny besides you cliff claven. If you want to be “that guy” then so be it. From now on i will address you as “that guy.” Fyi…..let me explain, “that guy” is not a compliment. I’m sure initially it went over your head.

  29. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I got you smart guy, and thanks for the adulation.

  30. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Now for anyone else who can’t understand why I call the cats overrated this is my reasoning as to why. They’ve been in the same offense for five years. I find it a little difficult to believe that they go from average offense the previous four seasons to the number one offense basically unstoppable this season. I’m saying hmm to that one.

  31. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Not to mention they accomplish this witout the services of one Kelvin Benjamin. I’m sorry, not buying they’re whole season.

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    Cliff Claven :

    It’s a little known fact that cows were domesticated in Mesopotamia and were also used in China as guard animals for the forbidden city.

    – It’s a little known fact that smartest animal is a pig. Scientists say if pigs had thumbs and a language, they could be trained to do simple manual labor. They give you 20-30 years of loyal service and then at their retirement dinner you can eat them.

    – I wonder if you know that the harp is a predecessor of the modern day guitar. Early minstrels were much larger people. In fact, they had hands the size of small dogs.

    – Everyone in the Swiss Army owns a Swiss Army Knife. That’s why no one messes with Switzerland.

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    “They’ve been in the same offense for five years. I find it a little difficult to believe that they go from average offense the previous four seasons to the number one offense basically unstoppable this season. I’m saying hmm to that one.”

    You have to elaborate on why you find it a little difficult to believe seeing how it DID happen.

    Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:
    February 11th, 2016 at 11:32 am

    “Not to mention they accomplish this without the services of one Kelvin Benjamin.”

    If anything that would show just how good they were.

    What’s your reasoning as to how they became the number 1 offense besides they were over-rated which makes no sense.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    “I find it a little difficult to believe that they go from average offense the previous four seasons to the number one offense basically unstoppable this season. I’m saying hmm to that one.”

    That’s a straight up Cliff Claven line from Cheers. lol Sorry buddy, but it is.

  35. LargoBuc Says:

    When you handle the post game conference like that, never mind it the freaking superbowl, your going to get criticized. He might as well not even shown up if he was going to handle things like that, hood up, one word answers, then storming off. You dont do that. It comes off like a spoiled brat. I seen qb’s get upset, but nit to that degree on that stage. Cam needs to grow the f up and stop being a pouty little bitch. I dont expect Jameis to be happy with losing, but I hope he handles it better than Cam did.
    Except Jameis wont lose in his super bowl 😉

  36. OneBuc55 Says:

    Cam most likely was that kid that would take his ball and go home the second things didn’t go his way…

    Imho, the biggest difference between Cam and JW is, Cam is the ultimate “ME” first type of guy and JW is the ultimate “TEAM” first type of guy…There is no doubt in my mind that JW would have went for that fumble; it’s the freaking Super Bowl man…Most QB’s never make it back; just ask Dan Marino…

  37. tdtb2015 Says:

    ” the biggest difference between Cam and JW is, Cam is the ultimate “ME” first type of guy and JW is the ultimate “TEAM” first type of guy…There is no doubt in my mind that JW would have went for that fumble; it’s the freaking Super Bowl man…Most QB’s never make it back”

    @OneBuc55- Nailed it!!!!!!

    Thank God we passed on Manziel and later got JW!!!!

  38. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Agree with tdtb…OneBuc nailed it!

    Cam is the ultimate “ME” first type of guy and JW is the ultimate “TEAM” first type of guy

  39. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    My bad got alil busy just chiming back inn. 87 buddy-ol-pal you interjecting why??? Could it be because your were overly sure to quote you”Carolina taking this thing”. Got you too big homie.

  40. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    So@ 87

    Let me say it in laymen terms. He went 30-31-1 previous four seasons. In my opinion they suck before all of a sudden being a team that averaged 35 points a game this year. I find that peculiar to say the least homie.

  41. Couch Fan Says:

    I dont mind the crying towel and I dont even mind Cam walking off on the interview but throwing himself to the ground like a baby is inexcusable. Winston would never do that.

  42. Howard Cosell Says:

    Winston and Newton: Both gifted NFL athletes, but one has epic people skills and the other is a childish brat. You would never see Winston snatch a jersey out of a fans hands and throw it on the ground during a game.

  43. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Talking that Lol s@$!,yo not so bold superbowl prediction now that was funny😄.. I would respond to the whole cliff haven thing but I never heard that s@$! In my life.

  44. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL Nole YES I did say Carolina was going to take the whole thing EARLY in the season. NO you didn’t explain your logic as to why they are over rated. If you’re the number one offense, you’re the number one offense.

    About a 1/2 an hour before the SB I was in here predicting that Denver would win the SB, because defense wins championships. SPBF can attest to that. I predicted a 24-20 Broncos win. I got the 24 part right. Just never expected the Panthers to score so little. …I gotta go to a doc appointment now. So bbl.

  45. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Alright 87 I miss that last minute prediction my mad. You still my O.G.

  46. Tiny Tim Says:

    You know its funny, when winston was on the sideline in college getting into it with his coach, he was “perceived” as selfish or sore loser or ME guy etc. Some of you on this thread was guilty of calling him that. Funny how you now say winston will never do that. News flash….our golden boy winston whom i love to death will take this same type of beating cam is taking now and many of you/us will defend him in the future. Why? Because people hate both cam and winston based on perception. Im seeing some say cam is a ME guy yet every team he has been on his teammates just love him ala winston. You can’t be a ME guy if your teammates love you. Terrell Owens was a ME guy. Big difference. But if you dislike someone, your perception tends to be skewed from the reality.

  47. Howard Cosell Says:

    No. Winston isn’t even in the same area code as Newton as far as behavior problems. Newton has always been a smug, me 1st guy. Winston has always been the champion of “Team”. Bringing up a sideline argument with Jimbo hardly qualifies as anything more than a thin attempt to continue a failed argument.

  48. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    If you try to paint Winston and Newton as the same kind of guy, you are wrong. Sorry you can’t see it.

  49. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ howard

    That is your peception of both winston and cam. There were those who jumped on winston for yelling at his teammates on the sideline of the saint louis game. There “perception” of winston goes all the way back to the blow ups with fisher. Be prepared because the wolves will circle once winston makes one hiccup

  50. Tiny Tim Says:

    What i am painting is both winston and cam are perceived by many to be bad guys which means the hate will be the same for winston as it is for cam right now. Sorry you cant see that.

  51. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I don’t know if Cam is a bad guy. But, he allows his actions make him look like a poor loser. I think he’s a poor loser. He doesn’t care that I think that. And, I don’t care that he doesn’t care.

    But, I hope the future marketing dollars that he gave away being a poor loser, eventually make their way to Jameis.

    Jameis might have been hated in college. But, he is doing everything right since being in the league, including not being a poor loser. I am pretty sure the fans in small market Tampa alone didn’t make him the fan-voted ROY. Considering the hate for him predraft, this speaks wonders.

    Meanwhile, Cam is still moping.

  52. Howard Cosell Says:

    Agreed. There’s idiots out there waiting to pounce on Winston. That said, any intelligent person can see the obvious differences between Winston and Newton.

    It’s one thing to have media types and people with agendas try to “paint” a person as having some sort of character flaw(s). It’s another thing altogether to believe that ignorant bullcrap.
    I was real iffy about drafting Winston based on the media crap I had heard. After one season I can see it was just that – media bullcrap. I used my own intelligence to form my own opinion based only only observations.
    Conclusion: Winston is epic. Newton has a fragile ego.

  53. Howard Cosell Says:

    Agreed. There are clowns out there waiting to pounce on Winston. That said, any intelligent person can see the obvious differences between Winston and Newton.

    It’s one thing to have media types and people with agendas try to “paint” a person as having some sort of character flaw(s). It’s another thing altogether to believe that ignorant bullcr*p.
    I was real iffy about drafting Winston based on the media cr*p I had heard. After one season I can see it was just that – media bullcr*p. I used my own intelligence to form my own opinion based only only observations.
    Conclusion: Winston is epic. Newton has a fragile ego.

  54. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Yes I can confirm 87’s prediction of Denver 24 Carolina 20. I went the other way.

    Neither of those teams scare me any more. Both are talented but neither looked like world beaters. Cam played horribly…if he had hit some of those wide open receivers early he might have forced Phillips to adjust.

    As it was…both QB’ suckkked..and Wade Phillips totally outcoached Mike Shula.

    And so with a good draft and everybody remaining healthy I no longer fear Carolina. But I don’t dismiss them. They are the best team in our division…until….we replace them!!

  55. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Now I can live with that St.Pete..

  56. BucFan20 Says:

    Cam came unglued after they did not get the first flag they wanted. It was down hill from there. He is a sore loser. Jameis was hit and sacked and worse on a terrible team. I think if Jameis was going to act like a baby it would have been after Washington or some of the blowout games. But he handle them like the professional he is.

  57. softastussieMcCoy93 Says:

    I would rather have players that are visually affected after loses than guys running around all happy and sht. After blowing leads and continually letting their fans down. I remember watching an interview when Texas played USC. There was some guy that played for Texas in the 1950’s dude dropped a key pass that caused them a championship. The man was crying about that drop 50 years later.

  58. cmurda Says:

    There are no free rides in this league or in life. Cam doesn’t get a pass for being a spoiled brat. My favorite Cam excuse I’ve seen here is he was “in shock” at the podium. Wait a second. So, he got absolutely thumped by the best defense in the league for 60 football minutes but I’m supposed to believe that he is in shock after the game? Next.

  59. Buc1987 Says:

    NoSBoS…it’s okay man. I just love debating. It doesn’t matter who it is.

    We’re still good!

  60. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Toooooo much being made about Cams SB loss post game interview. I’m not defending CAM. I just think it is complete nonsense interviewing the losing team unless they wish to be in front of the camera. Who cares about the losing team QB. Focus all interviews on the winners. As a fan I can wait until the next day for interviews from the defeated team. Let’s focus those interviews on the winning team and the historic moment for their franchise and team.

  61. grafikdetail Says:

    cam has had the towel over his head on the sideline all year winning and losing… smfh