Jameis “Is A Pro”

June 15th, 2016
Believer in America.

Believer in America.

Much has been made of the new physique of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. But hold up, says Clinton McDonald.

Folks are overlooking a major element with Jameis as they fawn over his new body, said the veteran Bucs defensive tackle.

While Jameis has chiseled his once pudgy frame, Jameis has advanced just as much in the offseason mentally, McDonald said. In so many words, McDonald put out a warning for NFC South opponents and to the NFL at large: Here comes Jameis.

“I would say Jameis is going to step his game up,” McDonald said when asked what was the key to a winning season.

“He prepared the right way [in the offseason]. He came back in tremendous shape. He is prepared mentally as he is physically. I think he is going to raise and elevate his game to the next level. I think even better than last year. It is a statement, and I wouldn’t make it if [Jameis] wasn’t prepared for it. The guy, he comes in – he’s a pro. He is a pro at what he does in the building and out of the building.”

McDonald went on to explain the difference between a pro and a professional. A professional is a guy who collects checks in the NFL. A pro is a guy who gets it and has the respect of his teammates.

“When you become a football player in the NFL, you are just a professional,” McDonald said. “But when you mature to a level you know what you are doing on and off the field, you are a pro. And you start to carry yourself like a pro. You get the feel of other players, veteran players. You gain their respect.

“So I think Jameis is going to raise his level.”

This is interesting to Joe on several levels. Yesterday, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter talked about more responsibilities for Jameis. Koetter said not only can Jameis handle more on his plate, he can handle more than what the coaches have thrown his way.

Additionally, Joe noticed Jameis being a lot more mobile in yesterday’s practice than ever. Koetter later explained he wants Jameis to pull the ball down if in doubt and take off to buy time or gain yardage. This, Koetter believes, will help cut down on picks.

Joe can certainly is eager to see what the new-look Bucs look like come September.

15 Responses to “Jameis “Is A Pro””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Jameis = Pro
    GMC = Profesional pay check casher

  2. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Let the season begin, this is a LONG wait.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    All hail the Messiah!

    Would love to see Tmax out there trying to do what GMC does. Wouldn’t last 2 minutes on that field. SMH

  4. tmaxcon Says:


    I am not paid elite coin to do the job he is paid to do. When he can play a full season without making bs injury excuses or make a play on thrid down or when the game is on the line I’ll support GMC… All he has done is run his mouth, make excuses, look for tv cameras and buy ice cream. You can have your fan boy cursh I want production when it matters… the excuse he played hurt all last year just supports my point and is totally invalid after he showed up for the meaningless pro bowl… gmc’s priorities are about gmc not the team

  5. TheCollegeBuc Says:

    Yes, tmax, except GMC has respect from around the league AND on his team, whereas you can’t even get respect on an anonymous message board. Keep trying, buddy. GMC is going to make you eat those words this year, not that you’ll realize, thick-headed fool.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You forget all the other stuff GMC does: make pro bowls, make all-pro teams, gain the respect of all his teammates/coaches/opponents, do tremendous things in the community, etc. But no, you feel the need to bring his name up in an article that has nothing to do with him whatsoever. Have you ever met him? Do you know what’s in his heart? Do you know all the work he puts into his craft? But nah, you go ahead and make ignorant and false accusations on something you know absolutely nothing about (when not even asked). That seems like the intelligent thing to do.

  7. tmaxcon Says:


    Your doing a fine job as GMC’s agent. You forgot to mention how happy he is to accept lising. Pro bowls mean ZERO….. I lost respect for GMC stated the season he hated the most was the only winning season he has had as a pro. GMC careless about wins and accepts losing way to easily.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    And the Buc red patch on his head to top off the whole package. Go GMC! This is the year to elevate your status all around.

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    June 15th, 2016 at 2:13 pm
    When he can play a full season without making bs injury excuses or make a play on thrid down or when the game is on the line I’ll support GMC…
    GMC played all 16 games in 2012 and 2013 – and has only missed 4 games in the last 4 years combined – and has never made “injury excuses”. He got 8 1/2 sacks from the DT position last year playing quite a few games with a badly broken hand and a torn rotator cuff. That’s not an excuse – its a fact that he toughed it out and still had enough productivity to be recognized as a 1st team pro bowler. Ever had a torn rotator cuff? That chit HURTS and seriously limits your arm’s mobility.

    GMC is either the leader or at minimum top 3 DT in sack totals over the last 3 years and has earned multiple Pro Bowl and All Pro honors.

    And you need look no further than the last play of Overtime vs Atlanta last November to see GMC “make a play… when the game is on the line”.

    So that about covers your criteria – does that mean you will “support” him now? LOL

    BTW – continually bad mouthing one of the Bucs better players who is widely recognized by all his peers and coaches throughout the NFL as a good player – is, well kind of ridiculous. But carry on if you must… Its a free country and all GMC bashers are free to look moronic for continually finding fault with one of the better players in the league.

  10. BigHogHaynes Says:

    No need for me to shut this clown down…………but I can’t help myself, I talked to the Rev. Al and he told me, sometimes injured players continue to play, it’s called being a PRO, he also said if you can play with an injury during the season then why not play in the Pro Bowl, it’s just OTA PRACTICE in full pads, and this stuff about making a play when it counts, is that a new stat line? Tmaxcon you spin much better than your friend TheRealist, meaning that you put a lot more assanine thinking into your thoughts!

  11. SB with Jameis Says:

    What Pickgrin and Hawaiian said.

  12. NashvilleBuc Says:

    GMC trolls are getting boring.

  13. Waterboy Says:

    I’ve been one of the biggest GMac critics on here but watching Suh not even show up for voluntary mini-camps this off-season made me gain a different level of respect for GMac. The guy might not be Warren Sapp but one thing you can never say about him is he’s a problem, lazy or not a good teammate, that carries some weight with me.

  14. SB with Jameis Says:

    No disrespect but this is the most sensible statement I have ever seen from you Waterboy. GMC is voted top 100 by 1,696 NFL Players every yr………….but the 5 or 6 Bucs fans that don’t like him DEFinitely have to know more than those Scrubs right?!

  15. canadian bucsfan Says:

    @ pickgrin
    Well said well said!