Lay Off Jameis!

July 9th, 2016
Let Jameis be Jameis.

Let Jameis be Jameis.

Yes, regular readers know Joe is very fond of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

In fact, Joe is on record suggesting Jameis is the most important draft pick by this franchise since Lee Roy Selmon.

Yeah, Joe said it!

Recently, Jenna Laine of BSPN had a roundtable discussion with fellow NFC South BSPNers focused on whether Jameis is the next great quarterback. Well, another BSPNer suggests pumping the breaks on this notion.

Dan Graziano likes Jameis and believes he has all the tools to be great. But Graziano, in the BSPN video below, seems to think too many folks are putting too much pressure on Jameis too early, and that folks should let Jameis be Jameis.

Watch and listen to his take and tell Joe your thoughts.

14 Responses to “Lay Off Jameis!”

  1. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    THE most important draft pick of all time.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Actually, Dan Graziano has an interesting perspective and a valid point. Jameis has all the tools to be great, but anointing him as ‘The Best’ at this point in his career is premature. I’m not the slightest concerned how Jameis will handle the ups-and-downs that come with every NFL career (and especially those of QBs it seems), but I am somewhat concerned how the media and yes, fans, will handle his ups-and-downs.

    Used to be an old saying in my previous profession that went ‘They eat their young’ which pretty much summarized what happened if you failed to perform at a high level. Kinda think that applies to the NFL also. Maybe to all professional sports.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Jameis thrives on pressure. Real leaders and real winners eat pressure for breakfast. Unlike the previous face of the franchise who celebrates losses and disappears when the pressure is on Jameis rises to the occasion and thieves on pressure. All hail Jaboo….

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    “He has great receivers, a good running back and – well, we’ll see about that offensive line…” LOL

  5. SCBucsFan Says:

    I’d say the oline is a stronger asset than the WR corps. Especially if Vjax continues to be injury plagued and Evans can’t rid his hands of the Astroglide when he’s on the AstroTurf.

  6. tmaxcon Says:


    One could easily argue wr is weakest group on team next to safeties.

    Evans good but not great yet. I believe his mental game needs to improve dramatically this year. Finally having a qualified wr coach for the first time in nfl should go a long way to helping Evans take that next step.

    Vjax lost a step or 2 coming off 2 knee injuries. Vjax is the key to wr group he simply can’t miss games or the bucs are in big trouble

    Humphries unproven

    Bell unproven

    Murphy a career bum that has made a couple of plays but can’t stay healthy. Murphy is a 5 at best. He doest play special teams.

    Dye CFL at best

    Reedy unproven

    Andre Davis unproven

    Sheppard special teams only

    I’m good with developing Humphries and Bell but wasting valuable practice time and reps on Murphy and Dye is a complete water of time. Both boldin and Roddy whites worst years are better than what Murphy could produce. Plus they are reliable which Murphy has proven throughout his career he’s fragile. The CBA limits practice time and reps so severely you can’t take chances on washed up has beens that never were like Murphy. Let Humphries and Bell develop and bring in a bridge guy so if vjax goes down the offense does not suffer so dramatically like last year. It’s really common sense

  7. Ndog Says:

    Guys like this is what makes ESPN a joke. He ripped the Lovie Smith firing, he ripped the selection of a kicker, now he wonders if Jameis will work hard enough to be great. These guys spend all year drooling over NE, GB, Sea, Dallas and what other team won the Superbowl all while ignoring every other team in the league yet they act like they know what the heck is going on here. I would rather they just keep our name out of their mouth because we all when they are dead wrong they will be not be able to be found. Holds these morons accoutable when they spout off their garbage and are completely wrong! Do you job well or don’t do it at all.

  8. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree with your observation. I’m cool with it though. IT’s going to be that much more enjoyable when we break the door down and DEMAND their attention!

  9. unbelievable Says:

    So basically Dan Graziano’s entire issue with this question, is it’s too soon to be talking about this for a player with 1 year experience?

    Well then maybe he should talk to his dipsh!t producers and figure out a better question or some better content to output! Gee, what an idea.

    What a waste of time that was, for everyone.

  10. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The sad fact is that no one on ESPN has the knowledge about the Bucs that the top 200 posters on here do. Anyone of us could go on TV and school any of those so called “experts”. They don’t care about the Bucs and only talk about us when they are forced to.

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Thank God that we have the Joes, Old School, the Commish and Pewter Report or we would be out in the cold!

  12. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    That girl on hitwe looks like a man in drag.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    tmaxcon Says:

    Humphries unproven

    Maybe “unproven” because he came out of nowhere, but compare Humphrioes rook season to Welker or Edelman, the two guys he most resembles. not that much of a difference.

    He never really played much until VJax and Murphy went down, and then became one of the more solid receivers along with Brate.

    I thought he played exceptionally well especially as an undrafted rookie. He was money on 3rd down last half of the season.

    I predict he’ll be the #1 slot, a role badly missing on past Buc teams, even if Murphy returns full speed…

  14. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    It’s not that we put that pressure on Jameis, he welcomed it and wanted to be that guy who everyones looking at to be the savior. that’s who he is, he’s a natural born leader, all it does is motivate him to become better, he’s not your average rookie QB who needs time to develop into a starter, he’s shown he’s light years ahead of most rookie qb’s and t it takes alot to rattle him. Like Tmax said he thrives off that stuff.

    TMAX I responded to your comment on KB in the Sims article.