All Eyes On Jameis

July 29th, 2016

Jameis discusses his second year with Dirk Koetter.

It’s the same. Yet it’s new.

For America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, he returns with his personal quarterback guru for a second year, Dirk Koetter.

Yet so much is different. Lovie Smith is gone. Koetter now runs the show. So Joe asked Jameis if he felt like he’s taking an advanced step in his second year with Koetter in the NFL, or if with so much new and different, does he feel like a rookie all over again?

Jameis remarked being a rookie all over isn’t a bad thing.

“I think that you always have to have that rookie mentality,” Jameis said. “Because like I said, you never have arrived, and I know Coach Koetter is going to pull that out of us every single time. Coach [Mike] Bajakian, his main message his focus. I have to stay focused, I can’t think about ‘What was it like being a rookie last year?’ I have to think, like, ‘What is it going to be like facing the Philadelphia Eagles in our first preseason game? How can we win that game? What do I need to do for us to win that game?’”

Man, you have to have some sort of inner drive if in July you are already worried about winning a preseason game. Guess that is why Jameis is Jameis and why his teammates crow about him so.

Joe sort of likes Jameis’ thoughts. As a rookie, you want to prove yourself. It sure doesn’t sound as if Jameis is resting on his 4,000-yard passing season in his NFL debut year. And that’s a damned good thing.

Jameis seems to echo what Vince Lombardi famously said, “[W]e will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.”

15 Responses to “All Eyes On Jameis”

  1. Jason corr Says:

    5:50 in the morning and I click on joe to get my bucs info. Just want to say thank you for all you do joes and man am I happy we have Winston!! Go bucs

  2. Gilhealy Says:

    Perfect quote, Joe.

  3. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:

    Love the fact JW3 is our QB. This is the type of player which will bring others up to his level. His drive is so infectious. How could others not feed off of it?


    Thanks for all your hard work Joes! Can’t wait to read today’s camp articles!

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Man.. Now that’s one G @$$ line from the great Vince Lombardi.

  5. Louis Says:

    Let’s have some fun right out of the box first play Comanche with a Twist throw a Flea Flicker to Bell …
    touchdown biccaneers

  6. Harry Says:

    I have to add a thank you to the Joe(s) also. Even during the slow news times like the past 4 weeks, you guys bring it. Thank you Joes for doing a great job and giving Harry his Bucs fix every day!

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it!!!!!!!!!!”

    Lou Holtz

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    We are so lucky to have young jameis leading our bucs.. since yhe tooic is leadership when he’s done leading the bucs in 15 years the country could use a leader like him until then we will be stuck with one of the two jackarsess… one loud mouth and one lying felon what great options we have….thankfully there is beer

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    They don’t call it the Lombardi Trophy for nothing. I was a big fan of the Pack when they were first SB champs. On another note, I sure do miss the ability to enlarge the pics atop each article and of course the Hooters page.

  10. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    So Tmax do you consider yourself an unindicted felon. LMAO…you should stay focused on football.

  11. BennyBucs Says:

    Joe you’re the best man . Non stop coverage & usually solid opinions. They need to give you some kind of very prominent sports journalism award. The city of Tampa underappreciates you Joe, but the fans, yes the fans worldwide, you have us for life my friend.

  12. Joe Says:



    Seriously, thanks for the kind words. Very much appreciated and thank you for your support. Joe doesn’t need a key to the city, but a cold beer from Bob Buckhorn would be nice. 🙂

  13. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Crazy I’m 26 and Jameis is such a good role model

  14. tmaxcon Says:


    Relax my liberal friend that was hardly a political statement it was simply stating we have 2 very poor choices this election cycle… you are a very smart man sir even the most die hard liberal realizes both are choices are severaly flawed.

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    ^^^^^ our