No Excuses For Receivers Training With Jameis

April 11th, 2016
No excuse for Mike Evans, Jameis explained today.

No excuses for the now bearded Mike Evans, Jameis explained today.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, told quite a story today at One Buc Palace.

It didn’t quite rival Jameis running sprints with offensive linemen last year, but it conjured that memory in Joe.

Jameis spoke about how he and Mike Evans worked on deep passes repeatedly in recent weeks — without guidance from coaches — 50-yard route after 50-yard route.

But there was a catch. Evans wasn’t the only one running. Jameis said he would fire the ball to Evans, and sprint the 50 yards to Evans right after the play.

Jameis doesn’t mind running, but he said it was more about taking any excuse away from Evans.

“When I work with the guys, I don’t let them be the only ones running. Because that’s the only excuse that a receiver or tight end can have. ‘Oh, you’re not out here running,’ said Jameis, who is the perfect response to that.

“I’m like, ‘Ok, I’m going to show you. I’m going to do the same running that you’re doing.’  So they can’t have any excuses.”

Yes, the legend of America’s Quarterback grows.

39 Responses to “No Excuses For Receivers Training With Jameis”

  1. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    what is the word I’m looking for ? Oh yes, i know: LEADER

  2. Chris Armstrong Says:

    I like it. Lead from the front. Jameis was an Infantryman in a former life!

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’ll be the first to admit that I really didn’t want to like the kid….but damn! Dude’s infectious!

  4. Pick6 Says:

    on the one hand, these are cool stories that get me fired up. on the other hand, you never really hear the greats telling tales of their own feats of leadership, and it seems like Jameis talks about what he did to fire somebody else up every time a mic is in front of it. I appreciate what you are doing for this team, kid, but i’d rather the stories trickle out from the guys being led. I know the acts themselves have a positive effect, but other guys who aren’t tooting their own horn about the example they are setting or how much leadership his teammates demand might resent what looks like self promotion at their expense

  5. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Sounds like a guy I would like to have next to me in a foxhole.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I have to seriously limit how much I read about the Bucs. Otherwise my excitement for this season won’t allow me to get any work done.

  7. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    I’m with you on that one Hawaiian. I haven’t been this pumped up for my Bucs in over a decade!

  8. Tom Edrington Says:

    With all due respect to our military men and women, please don’t compare what they do to football…

  9. unbelievable Says:

    LOVE IT!

  10. unbelievable Says:

    No one is comparing that Tom, please save the manufactured outrage for something else.

  11. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Tom Edrington Says:
    April 11th, 2016 at 3:50 pm
    With all due respect to our military men and women, please don’t compare what they do to football…

    Please leave your straw men at home. I’m quite certain no one has done that here.

  12. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    @Tom. I can’t speak for Chris Armstrong, only for myself and I meant what I said. He has the characteristics that it takes to be someone you can trust with your life. I know what it means to do that.

  13. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ Pick 6

    You can go to and you can hear the entire interview. Jameis was in no way bragging about his leadership etc. As a matter of fact, he was even asked about being the leader of this team towards the end of the interview and his answer couldn’t have been more perfect. This kid gets it as many of us were saying last year at this time.

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    “Jameis said he would fire the ball to Evans, and sprint the 50 yards to Evans right after the play.”

    Practicing his TD celebration runs to congratulate the receiver. Hope to see lots of that this year in real games…

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    Pick 6

    normally I’d agree with you on that take but after reading the full story no way was Jameis pounding his own chest. Jameis is a talker and in my opinion he always props up his guys first. It’s exciting to have such a charismatic qb who is clearly the face of the franchise.

  16. old buc fan Says:

    Doesn’t sound like bragging to me but finally someone getting the guys together and I’m all for that.

  17. J Boo Wins Says:

    @Tom, how about you stop telling people what they can and cannot say. Freedom of speech buddy, it’s what the military fights for.

  18. Howard Cosell Says:

    The messiah walks among us

  19. BoJim Says:

    We got us a gem.

  20. Tom Edrington Says:

    @J Boo: re-read…..wasn’t “telling” it was a polite request….SORRY you don’t know the difference

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    If the military fights for our freedom of speech then they are fighting the wrong enemy.

  22. K2 Says:

    Evans, has GREAT Hands…Terrible Focus. There is nothing wrong with Mike Evans hands.. he catches everything that he keeps his eye on. If the new receivers coach can help him focus he will have a great year. I hate the comments about KY hands (totally wrong)…attention deficit disorder would be more telling. I believe his great hands cover-up just how bad his focus has been.

  23. tmaxcon Says:


    he had drops at A&M too I believe it’s a combination of focus and ky hands. Having a professional and qualified WR coach is going to do wonders for Evans. Evans is the least of bucs troubles at wr… If dye and murphy make the team the bucs are in a world of hurt at wr.

  24. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Also Tmax, ME only started playing football as a SR in HS and that was because his coach begged him to try out for the team. The rest will be history.

  25. James Walker Says:

    That is something I would never think of… damn.

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo loves Hamus & thinks he would like to have Hamus next to him in a coyote hole anytime. The only concern Pablo has is if two men with elongated arcs can share the same coyote hole”

  27. Luther Says:

    I servered in the military and and I get tired of the whole “stop comparing stuff”

  28. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Lol! I have missed you the last three weeks Pablo! I have a feeling that we will draft someone whose name ends in a ‘Z’ this yr.

  29. William Walls Says:

    There’s someone named Schultz in the draft?

  30. 74 bucs fan Says:

    Have never heard of a QB doing that. Very impressive Mr. Winston!

  31. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Lol….no WW. Pablo has longed for someone named Ramirez or Cruz or something of the sorts. I think the last time he was happy was when Jeff(e) Garcia was our QB. 🙂

  32. Lunchbox Says:

    Really excited for our future with Jameis at the helm. Haters will hate (I hate the expression), but I believe Winston will go down as the greatest qb, the greatest leader our team has had, at least on offense anyway. As far as the greatest qb, I realize that there isn’t that much real competition for that crown lol.

  33. Danati74 Says:

    Did Mike end up catching the balls? Or was Winston throwing the ball up and running the route and catching the ball. Mike Evans was filming the whole thing, but dropped the camera and broke it.

  34. Grt1 Says:

    We as Bucs fans (including my self here) don’t deserve him.

  35. Lunchbox Says:

    I respectfully disagree. We, as much as any other downtrodden fan base, do deserve to have a leader like Winston. I hope at some point the Browns fans can get a good signal caller in there as well, so everyone can stop with the Factory of Sadness garbage. But of course for that to happen, their team management needs to quit drafting the Johnny Manzeil’s and Josh Gordon’s.

  36. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Such good stuff! Part of the reason I never waivered on my desire for the Bucs to draft Winston was his leadership and will to win. I have to say stories like this far exceed my expectations. This team will eventually succeed with this guy at the helm.

  37. Pick6 Says:

    i’ll be sure to read the whole thing. i know the kid is all about team and has near-perfect answers to everything, so it’s probably just nitpicking. If Mike is okay with his QB talking about making sure he has no excuses, I certainly am not one to object. couldn’t be happier with our QB overall.

  38. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    It’s funny pick6 how you put that little blurb out like that! Since when has Fameis ever thumped his own chest? He always thumps his teammates trying to get them better and recognized. I didn’t even have to read the article to know what was what. You say the greats didn’t thump their chests? Please man sure they did and they did it just like Fameis did it, trying to make their team mates better. You act like he runs around looking for every reporter with a mic to beef himself up. You glass half empty types can be real annoying

    Mr Tom Edgerton please. 95% of all military members are there just grabbing a paycheck. No different than out here. I was in the Navy and saw some really low down dirty dogs . Only a very small amount do anything worthy of any kind of praise. I give more to the firemen around the country, they volunteer a lot of times to put their lives on the line to save others. The military members do not deserve elite status level though they are very important.

  39. satchseven Says:

    I agree with the last poster the biggest dirtbags I met in my life were on government contracts or in the military. I worked in Iraq with 150 ex army and marines what a pain in the rear those guys were. I am a air force vet so I can talk crap here.