“Effortless Leader”

June 28th, 2016
Outed by a teammate

Exposed by a teammate

When you’re America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, your teammates, wherever they may travel are grilled for details about your behavior.

Defensive end Will Gholston couldn’t escape that in Detroit, during a segment on WXYZ-TV.

Gholston was asked about Jameis quickly. The host called Jameis a “lightning rod in the NFL” and asked Gholston for a sense of Jameis’ characteristics.

“He’s an effortless leader,” Gholston said of Jameis. “When I say effortless, I mean like the way he demonstrates his play, the way he talks, the way he holds himself all the time — on and off the field, in the locker room and out of the locker room. It’s so effortless. It’s easy to follow that guy. It’s easy to trust in what he’s saying because he’s doing the right thing at all time.”

Great and telling adjective there by Gholston: effortless.

Bucs fans should feel a little extra good this morning.

27 Responses to ““Effortless Leader””

  1. Nick Says:

    Jameis rolling around town with his offensive line is almost like a cliche from a disney sports movie. Love it!

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    This is the sort of story that will get top of the line free agents to want to come play here for lower costs. Especially if we drastically improve this year.

  3. Clodhopper Says:

    I feel like if this guy really wanted to, he could be a successful David Koresh. It almost seems cult like, the way people fall over themselves to follow him. So thankful for Stewart McCown this morning

  4. Clodhopper Says:

    Not just people either but grown ass alpha males

  5. Rrsrq Says:

    What else did Gholston say in the interview, is it forthcoming, does he talk about coach K or coach Hayes or the the other coach Smith

  6. Kevin Says:

    I love how there is still nothing about the bucs or winston on nfl site. Its like they hate tampa. Yet they are still talking about johnny football

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo does think Hamus could lead a cult…..but not like Him Hones at Honestown……more like Hoseph Smith Jr. (Pablo thinks some may need to look him up)”

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jameis’ cult followers……..Jabooites or Jameisites…..

  9. DB55 Says:

    JW reminds me a lot of a young cassius clay if he wasn’t stifled and allowed to speak his mind and be himself. The hard work, confidence and genuine love for others are traits they both share.

  10. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Him Hones”


  11. BigHogHaynes Says:

    You will never hear him say one nasty, undermining, unscrupulous, idiotic, disrespectful thing about LOVIE……….maybe some unconfirmed source but not straight out of his own lips…….this dude is a learner, he picks it up and he down loads it to his cerebellum, surround this guy with the best team we can assemble and watch this young man rumble!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Of course Jameis will never trash Lovie…..I’m quite sure Jameis has genuine affection for him….after all…..Lovie will at least get partial credit for drafting Jameis #1 overall……kick-starting what likely be an historic career.
    Some things transcend coaching.

  13. Mo_Downs Says:

    Yeah Bucs fans. It’s good to have a quality QB in the fold that’s also a respected leader.

    But…..Let’s not fall prey to the “set’em up to knock’em down” mentality that defines this generation of media coverage.

    Jameis has a great opportunity to become the “great” QB every NFL franchise wants to have. Let’s give him a chance to define himself and his role on the team before we define it for him and become jaded because he can’t walk on water.

    Maybe he doesn’t want to be the next “Ali”
    Maybe he just want to be the best QB in the league.
    Maybe marriage would be a distraction, right now.
    Maybe his community service efforts won’t dwarf The Tiger Woods Foundation, for now.

    I like the kid and hope he has a long and productive career.
    Let’s not project our unrealistic expectations on him and become sullen when he doesn’t reach “OUR” goals.

    Football is a team game and the Bucs only have a few, very few, proven vets on the team. I recall saying the same thing last year. And, I wasn’t disappointed by a very competitive and entertaining season, despite the Bucs missing the playoffs.

    The hardest thing for any team to achieve is getting through a season without significant injuries or BS suspensions. IF, we had the same opening day roster I am fully confident that the Bucs would have made it to the NFC Championship game, Lovie would still be HC and KING KWAN would have been Defensive Player of the Year.

    BUT…..STUFF HAPPENS. And, it happens to every team in the league.

    NFL football is all about attrition.

    So, let’s cheer and root for an injury free year and let the coaches, trainers and FO take care of the rest.

    GO BUCS…!!!

  14. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jameis Winston is what you get when you combine Michael Jordans’ desire to win with Magic Johnsons’ personality and Larry Birds’ work ethic.

  15. tmaxcon Says:


    very nice comparison / analogy.

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    All Hail the Messiah!

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I love that analogy.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Mo_Downs Says
    “Maybe he just want to be the best QB in the league.”

    Well said, on the rest, but I could swear I heard or read his quote saying that was exactly what he wanted. Been a bit since, so I wouldn’t know where to look for it.

  19. Buc1987 Says:


  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Remember a while back there was talk of someone providing drugs to players in the locker room, leading certain ones to fail their drug tests. Check this out:

    Preston Perker
    According to Hannah Winston of the Palm Beach Post, the former Buccaneers, Saints and Giants wideout got three years of probation after pleading guilty to drug charges.

    The 29-year-old Parker pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and paraphernalia. – PFT

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…one of the best of all time.

    And…he’s ours, he really is.

    He also walked into Goodell’s office, and saw a replica SB trophy. He walked up to it and said….”I’m going to get me one of these.”

  22. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    This article was posted over 5 hours ago. Have the Joes taken the day off?

  23. GhostofTedford Says:

    I saw the pictures from America’s Quarterback and Donovan Smith at Monday night Raw WWE. I was shocked at how big Winston is compared to some of the wrestlers. He and Smith look like they could compete for the tag titles. Triple HHH, Seth Rollins and those guys are big boys and good athletes but our QB and Tackle looked just as big and imposing standing next to them. ANd what a class act our QB is, he brought the wrestlers jerseys with their name sewn on the back. I don’t see other sports starts doing that, Kudo’s Winston.

  24. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    June 28th, 2016 at 10:09 am

    This is the sort of story that will get top of the line free agents to want to come play here for lower costs. Especially if we drastically improve this year.


    I agree! Won’t it be great when this happens!? It will!!

    When there’s a free agent instead of them saying they want to play for Pats or Panthers, they will say Bucs!

    It will happen..the chemistry with Jameis and the O Line..OMG…can the season begin already!!???

  25. the real Bucobruce Says:

    All i can say is wooooo,super bowl!!!!Tampaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  26. Buc1987 Says:


  27. firethecannons Says:

    I’m ready for my cup of koolaid