“I Don’t Want To Seed That”

June 30th, 2016
Outed by a teammate

Explains a youth counseling philosophy

Alabama Media Group columnist Roy Johnson had private time with America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, this week.

Today, Jameis has a full day of volunteering around his hometown of Bessemer, Alabama, followed by leading his own youth football camp at nearby Miles College tomorrow. He and Johnson talked a lot about inspiring youth and how Jameis frames his message.

Jameis said he simply can’t and won’t drop any negativity on kids — or what some might call reality.

“I don’t want to seed that,” [Jameis said]. “I’m not telling a kid what he might not be able to do. I don’t want kids to even think about that. I don’t want a kid having the mindset, ‘Well, I am the ninety-nine percent.’ No, you are the one percent.

“I was the one percent.”

There’s more in the linked piece above.

One could say Jameis has a true winning mentality, a battling spirit that lends itself perfectly to the gridiron.

Reading this column made Joe think of the Muhammad Ali quote recirculated often after his death this month: “Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

Recently, Joe shared Lavonte David’s battles to right the minds of himself and his defense. Hopefully, David and others will follow the lead of Jameis.

25 Responses to ““I Don’t Want To Seed That””

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I shake my head in amazement all the time at this kid. Assuming he continues to improve on the field, I was totally wrong about him before he was drafted.

  2. Cannon Says:

    I wonder if in 15 years or so, we will be having discussion about having his bust added to Canton…

  3. DB55 Says:

    He even looks like the young Cassius.

    Bonzai at least you’re consistent (consistently wrong)

    Cannon JW is already in the HOF, at least his jersey is for his performance against Philly last.

  4. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Tell you what he will never be able to overcome his past mistakes as a teenager at FSU in some people’s eyes and brains but… he really to me has those tim tebowesque, boy scout qualities to him that in my opinion are not fake and Im glad he is thr leader of tis franchise!!!

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    All Hail the Messiah!

  6. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    Wow, and there were actually fans, a lot of fans, blinded by their ignorance, who didn’t want him here. Thank the football gods that there were wiser, more informed people, making that decision.

  7. SB with Jameis Says:

    Kudos to you Bonzai for being able to admit it. Don’t listen to DB, seems as if someone has been pissing in his Cheerios as of late. I was in the trade down crowd at first until I realized we were Definitely taking a QB. Pretty sure I was one of the Only Gators on these threads that kept an open mind about JW. I wasn’t for him but I was by no means against him either. You are correct though he Continuously amazes me.

  8. DB55 Says:

    lol, i thought that comment was pretty mild yet accurate.

  9. SB with Jameis Says:

    You have been pretty irritable lately DB. No sweat off my nutz though. You are one of my favorite Semenholes on this site.

  10. Bucnut2 Says:

    I hate to add some reality to this conversation, however going kids good encouragement does NOT get you a bust in Canton. Just saying.

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  12. SB with Jameis Says:

    @Bucnut……….There is a difference between being a realist and a fanatic. Some just can’t see it. Let us ALL hope though 🙂

  13. DB55 Says:


    You right I have been bc it seems like everyone on the team gets bashed except for mr nice guy(per usual). I’ll just leave it at that.

  14. James Walker Says:

    I was on the fences between Mariota and Winston. I was leaning Winston, but I could not argue why I thought that and my friends who were pro-Mariota destroyed me in arguments. I look like a genius now, but I am not. I really don’t know why I thought Winston.

  15. NY AfroBuc Says:

    Let the past live where it is; in the past. We fans should enjoy and live in this moment; watching an NFL franchise player blossom as the leader of our team. Jameis is already special. He’s going to be extra special. His positive attitude, combined with the real ability to produce, is creating expectations that he undoubtedly will exceed. This is a great time to be a Bucs fan.

  16. SB with Jameis Says:

    Kudos James Walker! It seems you were on Just the right pedestal.

  17. SB with Jameis Says:

    I just typed 12 words that tripped a filter, and is still awaiting moderation. Trying to figure out which word was it

  18. SB with Jameis Says:


  19. SB with Jameis Says:

    pedestal ?

  20. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Mariota ?

  21. SB with Jameis Says:

    Lol Eric. Mariota is History to the Bucs conversations for a few yrs. However even if he weren’t there is no way the Joes would have a filter hit for his name. Controversy Breeds Clicks.

  22. LakeLandBuc Says:

    A 22 year old Josh Freeman gave us 10 wins, how many wins will a 22 year old Jameis Winston give us?.

  23. SB with Jameis Says:

    Sup LakeLand!? I Love your analogy! JW is 5x the personality with the drive to win than JF was!!! And we have better personnel than JF had! Great Things to happen now right!?

  24. LakeLandBuc Says:

    SB with Jameis , I’m just throwing something out there. I have 3 minutes until the NBA Free Agency kick off.

  25. Lunchbox Says:

    I’ll admit that during the draft I thought Jameis was the better pick, while at the same time having a tentative, wait and see attitude regarding his progress. Look-we’ve all made dumb choices when we were that age,I know I made more than my share-except we weren’t under a microscope when we made them. It’s still a process of maturation for him, but I think he’s definitely ahead of the curve, and that tells me that he actually “gets it”. I started being a fan of the Bucs in ’94, not as long as many of you, but I’ve never felt this confident about a Bucs QB, and it’s a great feeling. There will be Jameis haters no matter what, but over time that hate will be driven more by the envy of him not being THEIR teams QB.