“Never Really Was A Weight Lifter”

March 4th, 2016

Jameis ThrowDirk Koetter is very clear. He wants a stronger commitment from America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and Mike Evans when it comes to their bodies.

Joe wrote all about Koetter and Evans yesterday.

Regarding Jameis, Koetter told SiriusXM NFL Radio last week that Jameis had an excuse for not having an A-list body as a rookie. But Koetter appreciated how Jameis battled without it.

“People forget about Jameis, because he was a baseball player through his time at Florida State, he never got in and never really was a weight lifter,” Koetter said. “You know Jameis, you wouldn’t think if him originally as a guy who has a great body, but he’s a big guy and he’s a strong guy. When you see the tackles he breaks the way he can scramble, and the hits he can take, but when he does get a chance to do some work with that body, I think he’s only going to get better and better. He’s off to a great start this offseason.”

Yes, Jameis is “country strong,” as some fans like to say. That’s very nice, but country strong and weight-room strong are a much better combination.

Word on the street is Jameis is working with Michael Jordan’s trainer, and at the NFL Scouting Combine, Koetter said joint workouts with Jameis and Evans are “in the works.”

14 Responses to ““Never Really Was A Weight Lifter””

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    Lee Roy Selmon was not a big weight-room guy but was an incredible physical specimen.

    We used to work out in the offseason at the same, small Carrollwood gym and Lee Roy would just be “toying” with the weights.

    He grew up on an Oklahoma farm and he was not only “country strong” he was “country quick”…….that’s what made him so good, great technique, and incredible explosion off the line.

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    We haven’t heard much from Jameis since the Pro Bowl.

    I realize players need time off…but it kind of disturbs me that we don’t hear of him working with teammates in the off season.

    He isn’t at the top of his game yet, and has a lot of growing. All that film is great. Team chemistry is important too. And practice.

    Hopefully, we’ll hear of him putting something together soon.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo keeps in shape…..Pablo has a natural elongated arc like Hamus….but

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo keeps in shape….Pablo has a natural elongated arc like Hamus…but Palbo leaves his arc alone….Pablo hopes Hamus works out with his elongated arc in the privacy of his own home and not at the Tampa hot spots. Pablo loves Hamus and wants him to stay out of trouble”

  5. Buccanstopit Says:

    This is the next step in becoming a true pro, for both. You can get by in college on natural talent, but now everyone wants that big check.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Somehow, I don’t imagine guys like Brady and Manning lifting much weight.

  7. Bucco Brice Says:

    this was an issue last spring…ol cheesburger gut better get with the program and get into shape, IF he is as committed as he says….it’s not all about film study and eating cheeseburgers…Kid doesn’t know how good he could be!

  8. Dave Says:

    Love it. Hope we can get the NFL`s new dynamic duo going nxt yr.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    Jameis is the man

  10. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    It’s still so early in the offseason. Rest is every bit as important at this point in the game. These guys bodies are put through so much, their bodies (and minds) need some time to heal. One thing I feel it’s safe to say you never need to worry about with Jameis is work ethic. We’ll be just fine.

  11. James Walker Says:

    Cheeseburger gut? I saw him in person up close, in street clothes and he looked really skinny to me.

  12. oxycondoms Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:
    March 4th, 2016 at 12:08 pm
    Somehow, I don’t imagine guys like Brady and Manning lifting much weight.

    Tom Brady is one of the most disciplined and professional qbs in the game when it comes to taking care of his body . he didn’t get to the top by eating chicken wings

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I assume you’ve never seen Jameis in person. He’s not fat by any means, but he’s not chiseled like a body builder either. He doesn’t have to be. You want to know who is rocked up? Brady Quinn. You want to know who isn’t? Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Big Ben.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    rolling my eyes