Gregg Rosenthal Talks To Joe

April 18th, 2016
gregg rosenthal’s Gregg Rosenthal says Bucs’ biggest move of 2016 was “strange.”

Joe continues to clean out his voice recorder of interviews conducted at various NFL offseason events across the country.

This morning, Joe brings a short interview with’s guru of “Around the League,” the indefatigable Gregg Rosenthal.

JoeBucsFan: What do you think of Dirk Koetter?

Gregg Rosenthal: I think [the hiring] was strange, but I do like how they are keeping continuity for [Jameis] Winston. To me, it makes sense if [Team Glazer] really believed he was going to get another job and they really didn’t believe in Lovie Smith at all. That was a really strong statement about Lovie Smith. Once I saw they hired Mike Smith, I thought better about it. He’s an experienced guy with a pretty good track record as a defensive coach. It feels like not that much has changed since you have the offense fixed.

Joe: Jameis, obviously, had question marks coming into the league. He seemed to answer all of those. Your impressions on Jameis’ rookie season?

Rosenthal: Yeah, I think he had a really good rookie year. I don’t think that means he is going to have a really good career. You don’t know that. You didn’t see the big time mistakes that we expected. But if you looked at it game-to-game, he did have those ups and downs. He was very streaky. But I love watching him play. He does a lot of things that veteran quarterbacks can’t do. Jay Cutler still cannot anticipate throws. Jameis Winston does that. RG III never really learned how to go through his progressions. Jameis Winston does that. So I think he has showed everything that you would want to see [as a rookie]. If I was doing the 2015 draft again, I’d take him No. 1; let’s put it that way.

8 Responses to “Gregg Rosenthal Talks To Joe”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wow, I love it when national media tries to answer Buc questions when they just read the headlines and quickly watched the highlights!!! I wish they new that Coach My Scheme was almost shown the door after that first disastrous season!!! Wish they would have talked or interview all of the players on the defense that were not happy during the “Fiasco” ( as lovie’s own players called it) !!

    To say that Coach Mike Smith looks to be the status quo compared to Coach My Scheme, just shows his lack of knowledge!!! Hopefully one day he will come down to a practice and get the real story by talking to the players,,, But for now I am sure he has got to get back to the all Jets, Pats, Pack, and Broncos news!!!!!

  2. SB with Jameis Says:

    You forgot the incessant Cowpies coverage Realist.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Any other QB with 4K yards and 25 TDs in his rookie season would have a great career much less a “very good career”. Haters, the whole lot of them. Smh

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    I love Winston, but his assessment is correct. Winston just needs to do everything good from his rookie year consistently through the game and he will be a good one. Foolishly relying on the pass catchers that we currently have will be his undoing if they don’t watch out. He’s young, some day soon hopefully he will be the type of qb that makes average recievers look good, but as of now, give the poor kid something more to throw at.

  5. LargoBuc Says:

    According to Licht, there was a tentative evaluation leading up to Lovies firing. Wheter it was truly was to keep Dirk or not, ownership couldn’t have been too happy.

  6. The Buc Realist Says:


    I have heard the audio of that “evaluation” !!!!

    Glazers: Jason, please sum up Mr. smith in one word?

    Licht: Incompetent!!!!

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    Dude looks 17 years old. Who cares what he thinks.

  8. Mort Says:

    Pickgrin: so? He looks young. Maybe you look too old, so who cares what you think?