Enemy Assessment

July 8th, 2016

JameisleftA guy who faced America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, twice last year offered a prognostication for the Bucs’ face of the franchise.

ESPN.com explored the topic of whether Jameis is the next great NFL star gunslinger, and Saints beat writer Mike Triplett shared the take of former two-time Pro Bowl Saints safety Roman Harper, who faced Jameis last year as a member of the Panthers.

“I see it,” Harper said [of Jameis becoming an elite QB. “I just saw his growth from Week 4 when we played them last year to later on in the year, where not only did he believe — because he always had belief in himself — but the team believed. And when you can change the culture of the team and the characteristics of what people not only see in you but see in the team, then you’ve got a chance. And I think he’s well on his way to doing that.”

Pretty impressive stuff there from a 10-year NFL veteran.

What stands out most to Joe is Harper talking about a change seen in the team. The Bucs, of course, were clubbed by the Panthers in Week 17, but apparently Harper saw a Bucs club that was on the upswing.

Joe’s really not trying to tee up the Lovie Smith lovers. Really.

27 Responses to “Enemy Assessment”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    There’s that Culture word again. I firmly believe jameis will continue to grow and lead the bucs resurgence. He needs help at WR

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Tmaxcon is correct, and now that the biggest road block was removed “coach my scheme” The Culture change will be even more apparent this year!!!

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist…the biggest road block was obtaining talented players…we made a step in the right direction…we’ll find out soon if your love affair with this coaching staff is valid or just creepy….

    PREDICTION: WINSTON will be the first player in nfl history to sign a $200million contract with over $100million guaranteed….GO BUCS!!!!

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    I agree with tmax too, but really Realist?! You don’t miss an opportunity do you?!
    This is less about a coach than it is about the talent Jameis has and his growth in it. It doesn’t always have to be about former coaches you know.
    Just saying!

    And, I do think it’s infectious. I truly believe that his teammates really want to play for him. It started last year and is spilling over into this year, we have the makings of a football “family”.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    All Hail the Messiah!

  6. astrobuc Says:

    Nobody, I mean NOBODY, beats a dead horse quite like that guy.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Joe’s really not trying to tee up the Lovie Smith lovers. Really.

    Are there any?

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Lovie Smith Lovers

    Oh, I forgot……his children wife, mama, uncles…..a couple of Dale Mabry Derelicts…..some BSPN reporters & Bonzai

  9. WinnipegBucsFan Says:

    huge bugs fan.. even bigger Jameis Fan. but honestly what o you expect Harper to say?!

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m going to get me a bugs zapper. These skeeters are vampires.

  11. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    PREDICTION: WINSTON will be the first player in nfl history to sign a $200million contract with over $100million guaranteed….GO BUCS!!!!

    I think he COULD sign a contract like that but I don’t think he will. I think he goes the Brady/Stamkos route and takes less money in exchange for more talent around him

    The Bucs Dynasty starts this year

  12. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Joe, you should start consistently talking about new Buc fan group known as the “Culture-Mob”, or better yet the “Culture-Club”. I bet you were a huge fan back in the day. I kid.

  13. Kevin Says:

    Motivation can change everything. If you don’t have a legitimate shot at winning, the entire team will slowly give up over time and just accept it until something changes. Like playing in a system that doesn’t work for example. Or not having a leader at the QB position. I see the change, we all do. It’s going to be better from here on out!

  14. ndog Says:

    Don’t get it confused, coaching has more influence in football than any other sport by far! Coaching can mask weakness and enhance talent whereas some coaching can do neither like what we just saw.

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  16. OneBuc55 Says:

    Go Jameis…keep proving your haters wrong…I expect a huge jump in year 2 for #3…towards the end of last year he looked like a 3 yr vet…Imho, it wasn’t Jameis’s fault we didn’t make the playoffs…dropped passes and bad defense plagued us all season…
    ultimately, those two factors cost us to games and got a coach fired…

    However, this season I predict Koetter and this offense to come out swinging…also, I expect the defense to be a pleasant surprise…10 wins and a Wildcard would make my year…

  17. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I agree with Creamsicle..

    Go Jameis!!!!!!!

  18. JarvisMoss Says:

    culture is one thing, but nothing is ever going to beat talent and coaching.

  19. BigHogHaynes Says:

    When a team doesn’t have enough talented and skilled players,….even the better coaches will get fired, it happens every year!

  20. The Buc Realist Says:

    Bighogheinous is saying that the incompetent one was fired for bad coaching, bad coaching staff, and And Bad Talent Evaluation Then!!!!!!

  21. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    ^But in this case the worst coach got fired and his name is Lovie Smith. The worst, most befuddled head coach in Bucs history. Good riddance.

  22. Fred McNeil Says:

    @flboyindallas, the worst coach we ever had was Leeman Bennet.
    Not only did the offence suck donkeydick, but they had the worst defence ever. Statistically, there were worse defences, but nobody needed to score more than six points to beat them those two wretched years.
    Ray Perkins wasn’t much better. Richard Williamson was just a wasted year. Then
    Lovie. Then Sam Wyche.

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  24. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Another thing that could have caused Lovie’s departure.Lovie retained the conservative approach that Tony Dungy had.We scored less 21 points on
    offense 7 times. Most of the winning coaches in the league don’t lack an aggressive streak when you get near the endzone.Hope we see the no risk it no biscuit mentality here.Player enthusiasm will increase when coaches believe in players enough to take a chance and go for the win.

  25. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Koetter ,M. Smith and Muntgen have all said they want the players to have
    fun. Winning is fun and also infectious.Tochdowns are fun. lets score more points and have more fun. Good defense is fun too ,good coaching,player evaluation and positioning could give our defenses swagger.

  26. tmaxcon Says:

    Fred McNeil

    Lovie had 9 years nfl head coaching experience both Bennett and Perkins were first time nfl head coaches. Sorry but given the experience difference hands down lovie is worst coach in bucs history. Lovie also was shopping for groceries and did significant damage in area area as well.

  27. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    This could be the perfect storm,.. improved talent, as well as better coaching NFC South look out!!!