Jameis In Full Overload Mode

July 1st, 2016
Too much?

Too much?

Happy July!

Today’s shift to the new month means you can officially inhale and catch the distant smell of training camp.

Hell, there’s a Bucs preseason game in just 41 days Philadelphia. Joe absolutely can’t wait until that glorious kickoff, a true sniff of real football.

Most players do all kinds of relaxing this time of year while maintaining a solid level of fitness, though Joe suspects Evan Smith and Ali Marpet might be overeating just a bit. America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is taking a different approach.

Early last week while speaking on WDAE-AM 620, Jameis said his goal was to serve at as many youth football camps as he can, coaching, counseling, mingling with a mindset of helping teammates, ex-teammates and children nationwide. Camps, camps, camps, Jameis said.

Jameis made those comments at his Land O’ Lakes youth camp, where it was reported that Jameis arrived very early and was nonstop in his work with children. Jameis also has been at a camp hosted by Kwon Alexander, Louis Murphy and multiple others. Yesterday, Jameis was the featured guest at his hometown library, before visiting a children’s hospital, and then hosting another camp today at Miles College in Alabama.

Next week, it’s off to Michigan for another youth camp.

During the radio interview, Jameis estimated he’d find one week for vacation. Maybe. He also said he expected to make another summer trip to Tallahassee with receivers/teammates for a hardcore throwing session.

Joe is proud of Jameis and loves his drive, but in the back of Joe’s mind lives a worry that Jameis is pushing too hard to have the perfect offseason. It’s noble, and he is just 22 years old, but the guy did take a pounding last year while taking on a mountain of new experiences as a rookie. An extended summer vacation couldn’t hurt, especially mentally.

21 Responses to “Jameis In Full Overload Mode”

  1. Tbbucs3 Says:

    He’s like Harbaugh with all these camps!!

  2. 98bucsfan Says:

    He is just doing all the right things. He wants to be great and will stop at nothing to achieve it. yeah he needs a break mentally. But practicing too much is a great problem to have. If anything

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Meh…he lives and breathes it Joe.

  4. Bring bucs back Says:

    Isn’t a fun, easygoing camp a mental respite for an NFL QB?

  5. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Youth camps are what he likes do with his free time. It’s not like he’s taking hits and learning 40 playbooks lol

  6. feelthepewterpower Says:

    that is a vacation to Jameis, Joe. He loves those camps. It’s sort of like the pro-bowl, too, where he can bring in other pros, coaches, etc. and learn from them. I welcome that thought…

  7. feelthepewterpower Says:

    (McCoy, trying to slow Jameis down) – “Just be the Buccs quarterback you can be!”
    (Jamies) – “That’s not me, I am a leader!”

    lesson – don’t try and slow leaders down 🙂

  8. Waterboy Says:

    I agree Joe, I’d like to see him take a slight rest before camp too but you also have to remember all of the pre-draft visits, workouts, orientations, psychological screenings, etc that he had to go thru all off-season last year so this may actually be a walk in the park compared to that.

  9. Luther Says:

    He was at the Hospital yesterday in Alabama and took a picture with the grandson of one of my Chess buddies. Jameis is really making the rounds making a lot of kids happy.

  10. iamkingsu Says:


    Don’t worry the kid is just wired differently it’s all he knows. He not only played but starred in 2 sports entire life. He doesn’t know what an offseason is

  11. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Sure glad we didn’t take Manziel 😉

  12. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Actually McCoy was at Jameis’s youth football camp and jameis will be his in

  13. Meatloph Says:

    He’s taking his breaks, he was at Monday night raw the other night so I know he’s taking a breather in between.

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    LOL – no kidding Love and Warrick.

    Jameis MIGHT find a week off for the year – and by contrast – if Johnny Cabo actually works even 1 week this year it will be a miracle.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I take your point Joe but I think these youth camps are the very best thing that can happen for #3. Not just the great pub but what it does for him mentally.

    He’s about a month away from becoming a “god”! He will be the center of the universe. He will become JW Superstar and treated by many like he’s JC Superstar.

    It’s great for him to get his head ready. JW seems to have figured it out. Before all that head turning, ego inflating, adulation, he’s hanging with the kids in the hood, going back to his roots. He doesn’t take his gifts for granted.

    I think this kind of “overload” is just what #3 needs to keep perspective. He gets it! And what’s so terribly cool for this team is that #3 is far from the only one who gets it!

  16. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Meh it’s his job just like we all have jobs to do glad Jameis doesn’t take it for granted

  17. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I’m wondering why Joe didn’t post the article that Bucky Brooks has about his top 5 most underrated pass-catch combination. He has Jameis to ASJ as his Number One most underrated combination.

  18. DB55 Says:


    Bucs.com issues a bold prediction that ASJ will lead the Team in TDs.

  19. phreakybucfan Says:

    America’s camp counselor. This is how you stay grounded and remember what the game is all about.

  20. Trubucfan22 Says:

    These football camps he attends isn’t exactly grueling work. He’s playing catch with some kids and having fun. He is around football and his teammates. I wish I could just throw the ball around a little bit and hang out all day for a living. I find it funny the Joe’s think Jameis is “working” at these things. He is having the time of his life and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than spending time with those kids. Stop trying to turn this into a negative for him.

  21. JarvisMoss Says:

    Don’t worry Joe. Not everybody is wired the same way. You or I might need X number of weeks per year of vacation to refresh and function at a high level, but another person would “need” much less. Giving back to the community is a big part of being a distinguished NFL player, and it’s a habit nurtured at FSU as evidenced by the multiple NFL Man of The Year award winners that FSU cranks out.