Jameis: I’ll Finish Gerald McCoy’s Start

February 19th, 2016
A telling take from America's Quarterback

A telling take from America’s Quarterback

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, dished out some pretty telling perspective on how he views the Buccaneers’ locker room culture.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network prior to the season finale, Jameis said Gerald McCoy is one of the best teammates he’s ever had. And Jameis painted a picture of McCoy being a helpful aide, a man always eager to set the table — for Jameis to do a job that hasn’t been done at One Buc Palace in a good while.

“He’s a different guy, but he’s a great teammate,” Jameis said lovingly of McCoy. “He’s always going to be nice, like for Christmas, Gerald rented out a movie theater for [the team] to watch Star Wars. You know, it just tells the type of guy that he is. And he does anything he can to keep this team jelling, you know, that’s a start. (Jameis emphasized “start.”)

“You know, that’s why I’m here, to get everyone to be together and create a family so we can have success here.”

Joe finds it telling that Jameis walked into a team, in its second year under a seasoned head coach, with veterans like McCoy, Vincent Jackson and Logan Mankins on the roster, and Jameis believes he was summoned to unite the team and must create “a family.”

Powerful stuff from a guy who wasn’t yet 22 years old.

Jameis is putting the entire organization his back, and Joe has no doubt he can handle it.

40 Responses to “Jameis: I’ll Finish Gerald McCoy’s Start”

  1. Luther Says:

    I can’t wait for this guy to reach his potential. Another 2 or 3 years and he will break every Buc’s QB record in sight…I bet he would have dived for that fumble too

  2. unbelievable Says:

    ^^ Truth

  3. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Agree Luther…we will see someone grow into his full potential, right in front of our eyes..

    GO BUCS!

  4. d-money Says:

    I don’t think it’s really that telling. It’s a well known fact that you can have as many leaders as you can get at other positions but without a respected leader at QB rarely does a team go very far.

    You can probably count the number of teams that wine a Super Bowl without a respected veteran QB on Jason Pierre Paul’s blown up hand.

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    The only thing I said about Jameis when he was drafted was that he would end up the all-time leading td passer in franchise history. 22 down, 59 to go. (Freeman has 80).

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Hope he backs that talk up with improved accuracy and quicker decision making. Bucs players are the king of talking big but not bringing back a w.

    Until they show me its all about winning, it’s all talk. For now

  7. kraymuthaphukinglocz Says:

    in madden I re-signed martin to a 4 yr 45million deal.

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Man, I hope he doesn’t pull a “Shaun King” this year.

  9. Howard Cosell Says:

    Using the term “Messiah” to describe Winston is not hyperbole. Between Lichts hiring practices, Koetters offensive talent and Winstons charisma Howard will be shocked if this team is not very good this coming year.

    Get ready Bucs fans. It’s been a long time coming. Savor the sweetness.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Janeis still has much work to do. Especially in the accuracy dept. But I ask all of you..What good is throwing for 600 yards per game when your Defense cannot get off the field nor stop anybody? Lookayear…Jameis can throw into the next universe. Won’t matter unless the Bucs get a Defense. DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Just ask the Denver broncos!

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Still pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming that the Bucs have a real, live, honest to goodness franchise QB for the 1st time in 40 years…

  12. Rojas Says:

    Rams release DE Chris Long, TE Jared Cook and, LB James Laurinaitis

  13. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    Luther says…I bet he would have dived for that fumble too.

    Without a doubt!!!!

  14. Vincente Says:

    So Chris long was just released by the LA Rams. Will Tampa get in on that Joe???

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    I like his fire and I’m hopeful that he can be THAT guy. But guys, come on, one decent year does not make him the “messiah”. Besides, stats don’t mean a thing when you lose 10 games.

  16. David Says:

    In Madden I let Martin walk and let Sims and Rainey carry the load until following year and drafted a stud in 2nd Rd and still went 11-5. Lost NFC Championship though.

  17. Trubucfan22 Says:


  18. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I just hope all the power and influence won’t go to his head. It’s great to be confident and be the leader. But it is also is a good thing to be humble.

  19. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Cut carter. Sign lauranitis. Could you imagine our LB group with David, Alexander, and Lauranitis?

    Not sure which would be better in the middle but that would be an insane tackling group right there.

  20. kaput Says:

    It’s finally a positive experience, being a Buccaneer fan. There is light at the end of this tunnel of despair we’ve been muddle in now for better than a decade.


  21. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Until they show me its all about winning, it’s all talk. For now

    That’s fair Tony but if you’re completely fair that’s not on #3

    He tripled the wins from the prior year. If he had a decent defensive coach and a star wide receiver who didn’t blow two games with his vaseline hands we would have had a winning record.

    Get a defense that can hold a two TD lead…and some receivers that don’t have the dropsies and #3 will be fine!

  22. Ocala Says:


    Don’t forget we lost at least one if not two games because we had the worst FG kicker in the NFL over the past 40 years to start the season

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Yeah forgot and you are absolutely correct. This is why I’ve been banging the drum for Aguayo…I think he’s a generational talent at kicker and we’d be set for more than a decade.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    He was the number 1 pick for a reason.

    Yes he IS the Messiah.

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Wait, I thought McCoy was jealous of Jameis? I thought he wasn’t a good teammate? I thought he didn’t have the respect of his teammates? Could it be that some of you guys were wrong? Nah, that never happens.

  26. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I haven’t been this excited and hopefull about the Bucs since we were 9-3 before our epic collapse!

  27. buc89 Says:

    Crab legs anyone?

  28. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Hey 87……..you were right all along last yr and this Gator can admit it. Jameis is the Shiznit! I’m loving it.

  29. AceofAerospace Says:

    Losing’s over. Simple as that.

  30. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Chris Long?!?!?! The guy has like 3 sacks the last 2 years

    That’s who you want us to go after?

    No, it has to be 2 of the following

    1- Bruce Irvin
    2- JPP
    3- Olivier Vernon

    The flexibility that would give us in the draft would be priceless

  31. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Chris Long has been dominant when healthy. The fact he has had 2 consecutive down years due to health makes his price tag manageable. He can come in and be the #1, or if we get lucky he can be the #2 or 3 depending on who else we bring in.

    I’m not down on a guy coming off injury. If he goes through the workout and impresses, them sign him up. He is a great team guy, and would certainly help the defense in the locker room and with on the field leadership. We need those type of leaders.

  32. Joe Says:

    Chris Long has been dominant when healthy.

    A 30-year old lineman who can’t stay healthy is not very attractive to GMs.

  33. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Google Gerald McCoy isn’t jealous of Jameis Winston.Rick Stroud wrote the
    story,it spread around the web.On pewter report GMC actually called them to set the record straight. After talking to GMC they wrote a story correcting
    statements made related to this issue and apologizing for not checking with
    McCoy first.

  34. Bob in Valrico Says:

    kudos for writing this arcticle for also helping to dispel this false assumption.

  35. OneBuC55 Says:

    @ StPeteBuc…

    I agree with your Aguayo assessment…Gramatica is undeniable proof of the importance of a good kicker…he was just as important to the great Bucs teams as any of the big names…

  36. bucs4life86 Says:

    Bringing in Chris Long for a chance to compete would not be a bad idea. Altho he’s not the dominant pass rusher he once was it wouldn’t cost much to bring him in to add some depth and see if he has anything left in the tank. you prob could sign him at the veteran minimum. Why Not?? And I would like to see Jameis improve specifically on his deep throw accuracy. I thought that was suppose to be one of his strengths coming out of college??

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    Aguayo had a rough 2015.

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucs SB with Jameis Says:
    February 19th, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    “Hey 87……..you were right all along last yr and this Gator can admit it. Jameis is the Shiznit! I’m loving it.”

    Really was a no-brainer pal. This kid is not going to stop until he’s not just one of the best in the league, but THEE best in the league. Yes he’s a Buc too. He’s the one we’ve been waiting for…. that I can promise you.

  39. godzilla13 Says:

    If you are looking for a kicker look no further than the one from UCLA. Aguayo
    does not have a strong leg for 50+ FG. Can not kick-off.

    K Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA (5-11″ 183) – Made all 16 of his kicks this season from 40 yards and in and finished college with a streak of 41 straight makes from 35 and in. Nailed 60-yard field goal at the end of the half against Cal. Successful kickoff specialist as well with no kicks out of bounds and a touchback rate of 70 percent 4th through 6th round draft pick.

    Now that we know Henry Melton and Tony McDaniel will not return, we need to draft a DT. We need a stud next to McCoy. Here is our guy.

    DT Hassan Ridgeway Texas (6’4″ 307) – Ridgeway has a rare combination of power and athleticism that give him the potential to impact the game on all three downs. His talent could make him the most impactful defensive tackle to come out of this draft.

  40. mike10 Says:

    I’m confused, Jameis is either oblivious as hell or incredibly smart, w/ the stuff he says…

    … and I think it’s the latter.
    … and I find it hilarious.