“You Want To Try To Emulate What This Guy Does”

February 5th, 2016

A Jameis teammate speaks out

You’ve heard plenty about the stunning rookie impact of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. It’s what lets Joe sleep without the aid of vodka, pills or cheerleaders.

Yesterday, a Bucs player raised the bar on how much Jameis means to the team.

Doug Martin has spent four losing seasons on the Buccaneers. He knows losing and weakness at quarterback.

Enter Jameis. Martin told a national radio audience on The Jim Rome Show yesterday that Jameis is a leader like he’s never seen on the Buccaneers.

“He’s a great leader. He’s definitely the spark that we needed to spark this team up and to be successful, especially the offense. You know, his will power, his energy, is so contagious,” Martin said. “You just want to play, you just want to win for this guy.

“You want to try to emulate what this guy does, the energy he brings to the game.

Martin continued.

“That’s something that we just didn’t really have. His will power, his want-to, and want-to-win. God, he has to win. That something that you can see, and that’s something that you hear in the huddle. That’s something that we need.”

Think about that last paragraph for a minute. Martin has played with plenty of big names during his Bucs tenure, from Ronde Barber to Darrelle Revis, Vincent Jackson, Gerald McCoy, Carl Nicks, Lavonte David, Dashon Goldson and others. Joe can’t recall Martin speaking this way about any of them.

And certainly, Joe never heard such rhetoric about Josh Freeman, Josh McCown or Mike Glennon.

Joe can’t wait for Jameis to return to work at One Buc Palace with his teammates in just 59 days. It will be a new day, with Jameis getting a chance — for the first time — to change the team mentality from Day 1 of a season.

12 Responses to ““You Want To Try To Emulate What This Guy Does””

  1. DB55 Says:

    In Jameis we trust

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    It is comforting that the major building block is in place, that being Winston. He is the capstone of the pyramid being built that is Buccaneers future. That’s exciting right there. A feeling that the light shining in will only get brighter.

  3. LJ'sDaddy Says:

    Its funny Joe how you mentioned Gerald McCoy twice.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    Best thing that has happened to Tampa Bay since Brooks and Sapp rolled into town. Go Bucs! It’s so nice to have hope again. it’s been a miserable decade of bucs football but the last two years have been unbearable.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe should compile all of his Jameis articles from the beginning…..put them into a book for all non-JBF readers…..
    This is sort of making me forget about the Johnny Football love from Joe….

  6. Jeagan1999 Says:

    With our new QB, new coaching staff, a few key free agent acquisitions, and (hopefully) a strong draft (Bosa! Bosa! Bosa!) things are definitely looking up in Bucland! I’m excited more than I have been in the last several seasons to see what this team can do!

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    This is sort of making me forget about the Johnny Football love from Joe….

    But…but…Johnny Football is available again. We could get him to back up #3…after his 4? game suspension for smacking his girlfriend around.

    I could go on about Johnny Football but I suspect he’s probably an alcoholic and it’s not nice to pick on sick people. But not picking on them and putting them on your team are two different things.

    And so most folks think Johnny Football can only end up at one place…Jerry Jones may sign him as a backup and perhaps future starter behind Romo.

    Do any of you see another team that would give Manziel another chance?

  8. Warren Says:

    Man did we dodge a bullet with Manziel. I think the majority of fans thought he should have been our pick. Kudos to Licht and management for doing their homework. I think he’s out of football for at least a year and might even become a bigger pariah than Josh Freeman. Like with any of those guys I hope he gets his crap together and gets well and comes out ok in the end. Thank God and Jason Licht/Lovie Smith that we have Winston. This offseason and the beginning to next season will tell us all we need to know now that he has a season behind him to learn from.

  9. Mark Biggens Bachman Says:

    “vodka, pills and cheerleaders”? RIP Johnny Foosball

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Never wanted Manziel myself. Always insisted that Winston was coming out the next year. Clamored for the Bucs to trade up if they needed to in order to get JW. Never even thunk they’d be in the position to get him.

    So ya see WHY I was so adamant pre-draft about JW. I REALLY wanted this kid and they didn’t even have to trade up.

  11. Dave Says:

    Johnny football is a joke. Most people in there right football mind did not want to draft him. Not sure what happened to joe.

    And LJs daddy…. No he didn’t. Seeing things for some reason hater?

  12. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ warren

    I dont think majority of the fans wanted manziel. Joe and the big dog was one of the few i remember. I for one was totally against it. Totally.