Jamies, A Parachute And Suzy Kolber

March 24th, 2016
America's Quarterback

Dirk Koetter tells a story about America’s Quarterback

The sun creeps into the Tampa sky while Dirk Koetter glances out his One Buc Palace window.

Morning light is limited, but the head coach can see a parachute chasing his franchise.

Yesterday at the NFL Owners Meetings, Suzy Kolber of ESPN sat next to Joe at the NFC Coaches Breakfast and asked Koetter what America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is doing this offseason.

Koetter explained that Jameis set specific goals for himself and spent a week with a hand-picked personal trainer. Jameis continued those workouts on his own at One Buc Palace, Koetter said, and has been throwing “off campus” with Mike Evans and others.

A burning drive to be great is constant within Jameis, Koetter explained.

“I looked out my window last week, 7:30 in the morning, it barely getting; light, and there’s Jameis out there pulling a parachute running sprints,” Koetter said.

Joe followed up to ask whether Jameis was running with any teammates.

“Nope, he’s by himself,” Koetter said, adding that sometimes there are groups of players on the One Buc Palace fields.

“This was right after [Daylight Savings Time]. I don’t see many other guys there that early.”

The Buccaneers officially report back to work in 11 days.

27 Responses to “Jamies, A Parachute And Suzy Kolber”

  1. Howard Cosell Says:

    The messiah will lead from the bondage of suck to the promised land of WIN!

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Well…it doesn’t sound like weight will be an issue. Kid is constantly working out.

  3. tickrdr Says:

    I’m sure you all know that NFL.com ranks team defenses for each year by several different metrics, and the one used most often is called “game stats”. But did you know that JW3 had the terrible misfortune to face the 23rd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 31st, and 32nd ranked defenses last year (2015). That kind of reminds me of Josh McCown’s last year in Chicago, when he threw 6 TDs against Dallas and Minnesota, who were ranked 31st and 32nd for that year.


  4. Howard Cosell Says:

    I love that you and I are both MGM, but the difference is that I think Winston is better than MG. You , on the other hand, would rather have MG start OVER Winston which I think is a reach at best.
    i.e. Glennon is very good, but Winston appears to have the potential to be great, epic, (pick your own adjective).

  5. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Jameis, in his history, has almost always shined against the best. I expect big things from JW3 next year.

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    good to hear….lets hope those extra sprints turn into extra wins…GO BUCS!!!

  7. tickrdr Says:


    Thank you for such a reasoned response. And I am not advocating for MG8 to start ahead of JW3. I also fully acknowledge that JW3 has other athletic and leadership skills that MG8 may NOT possess. Nevertheless, I feel that MG8 accomplished quite a bit with very little support, against much tougher competition. I am not looking for an argument as I know how much Jameis is idolized by everyone on these boards, especially our hosts. I renewed my club seats today, and will cheer the Bucs on regardless, but I am still wondering how he/we will do against the NFC West and AFC West.

    tickrdr (America’s Doubting Thomas)

  8. Phil Says:

    Any day sitting next to Suzy Kolber is a good day.

  9. Howard Cosell Says:

    @ Doc,
    Yeah I agree.
    I said in another post that I wouldn’t be surprised to see MG light up the scoreboard with the Jets (who are a pretty good team but lack a QB)

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

    tickr as long as the protection is there he’ll find open guys throw strikes just like any other QB good enough to play in thw NFL. I watched cam beat the hawks twice and the cards once last season and to me that guy is hella overrated. Check his passer rating over the last four years. Bonzai just said it best on the other thread after th

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

    contd- this draft and a little development this squad will be ready for anyone. And another thing bro JW doesn’t make the schedule man. He just lines up and plays the game my dude.

  12. DB55 Says:


    I should copy/paste your comments and tweet them the Steve White and other media heads who apparently think Glennon is subpar or just a joke idk.

    I’m with you I think he’s better than at least 5 starters in the NFL but what do I know.

    BTW I’ll be happy to accompany you in your suite if you want another member of the MGM to shot the chit with. No, I do not have any shame. Lol.

  13. Espo Says:

    Brownies signed RG3. I’d take Glennon over him any day. I guess the asking price was just too steep.

    Jameis should pull a jeep ala Alstott

  14. The Buc Realist Says:


    Might as well drag the jeep, because JW3 blocks like him to!!! Which is to say very terribly!!!!!

  15. JonBuc Says:

    Did Joe lean over and proclaim…”I want to kiss you!” ?!

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    This Glennon seesaw is making me dizzy.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    How was Suzy looking? For a split second there you thought you were the Jet Joe.

  18. Lord Says:

    Lol wtf kind of cherry picking is that with decenses faced?

    1. So 7 (less than half) of Winstons games were against bottom 1/3 defenses lol? So 1-2 more games than the statistical average ??? By default ALL QBs play 1/3 of their schedule against the bottom 1/3 of the league if you average everything out. It’s simple math

    2. What rankings were those ? Points ? Yards? Passing yards? Passer rating? No context here whatsoever.

    3. Statistically Winston had one of the best rookie years of all time at QB. Itd be one thing if the entire schedule was bad decenses but 7 games? Common

  19. Lord Says:

    Stupid auto correct.

    Defenses*** !!

    I don’t need stats to see who the better QB was between Winston and Glennon. Winston showed more promise and made more big plays in the first couple weeks of the year than I’ve seen from the entirety of MGs career

  20. Pickgrin Says:

    Jameis wants to be the best – and has the talent to get there if he stays healthy and focused.

  21. Tampa Tony Says:

    I’d rather he be chubby and accurate than ripped and inaccurate

  22. OneBuc55 Says:

    As Terrell Owens once said…”That’s my Quarterback”…

    Gotta love JW, he just gets it…My old football coach used to say “it’s not what you do when everyone’s watching that matters most, it’s what you do when no one’s watching that really matters…

    The chip the Winston’s shoulder is this size of Mt. Everest…So many people wrote him off, it’s refreshing to see that he’s working relentlessly to prove all of his naysayers wrong…BuCs fans we finally got us one; let’s all sit back and enjoy the ride…

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    Say Joe..appreciate the tidbits and crumbs dude! Nice you are..on the scene.
    Keep it up!

  24. Dave Says:

    Stats are for baseball.

    Any football knowledgable fan can we with his eyes that JW had the potential to be a HOF and Glennon has the potential to be a middle of the pack starter.

  25. SOEbuc Says:

    The work and concentration he is putting in, it really brings tears to my eyes. If he doesn’t become our franchise QB (I will be veery shocked) but I will still have soo much respect for all this effort. Love you JW. LEAD US TO THE PROMISE LAND!!!!!!!!!

  26. tickrdr Says:

    @Lord: Sorry it took so long to respond.

    My post clearly states that these defenses were ranked by “game stats”. There were actually 8 games against these bottom defenses, since two games were against New Orleans (ranked 31st overall). In those 8 games, the Bucs and Winston scored 209 points for a nice average of 26.1 ppg. The Bucs and JW3 played Houston (3rd), Carolina x 2 (6th), and Tennessee (12th) for a total of four games, and scored 56 points for an average of 14 ppg. And that includes a TD pass to ASJ with three minutes left in game against Tenn (down 42-7), and a TD pass to VJax with 3 mins left against Carolina (down 37-17), and a 1 yard pass to Charles Sims that he took 31 more yards for a score against Houston. To me, that is quite a difference.

    My whole point is that the quality of the opponent makes a huge difference in both overall W-L record, as well as statistical performance with respect to total yards, TDs and INTs etc. JW3 and the Bucs were lucky to play the AFC South and the NFC East this year as well as the NFC South except for Carolina. Lovie and Jameis managed to go 6-10 against a WEAK schedule.


  27. John F. Says:

    Looks like tickrdr has too much time on his hands.