“Jaboo Was A Legend In Birmingham”

September 14th, 2016
Long-time admirer of America.

Long-time admirer of America.

Arizona coach Bruce Arians is known as a quarterback guru. He has coached or had a hand in the development of legendary top signal-callers in the game.

From Peyton Manning to Ben Roethlisberger to Andrew Luck to Carson Palmer, the list of quarterbacks Arians has influenced reads like a Who’s Who of NFL quarterbacks.

You can now add America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, to that list.

The two go back a ways. Arians has known Jameis since the Bucs’ franchise quarterback was a freshman in high school. This morning, Joe asked Arians in a teleconference call about his relationship with Jameis.

Arians boasted like a proud father about Jameis.

“Jaboo was a legend in Birmingham,” Arians said. “My son lived in Birmingham and we had a little football camp back then in Birmingham. [Jameis] threw one day. We had a bunch of local kids there and one of his high school coaches is a good friend of mine. So we’ve known him and watched him grow and are very, very proud of him.”

Joe isn’t sure how much of an influence Arians was on Jameis but the two sure have the same personality when it comes to football. Jameis always talks about how he wants to throw deep, and he famously said during the days leading up to his selection in the NFL Draft that he was not scared to make any throw. One of Arians’ favorite sayings is “No risk it, no biscuit.”

When Joe asked Arians if he and Jameis are like-minded when it comes to football, Arians chuckled.

“He would be fun to coach, there is no doubt about it,” Arians said. “He’s a winner and a great leader and obviously a heck of a young quarterback.”

11 Responses to ““Jaboo Was A Legend In Birmingham””

  1. Tampa Tony Says:

    If only the Glazer Bros would’ve hired Arians instead of Schiano. But Dominik didn’t even ask to interview him.

    Oh well it looks like it all worked out in the end

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Dominik didn’t even ask to interview him.

    i never understood that one either…

    Go Jaboo… Steal one in AZ!

  3. Guzzie Says:

    If we got Arians we wouldn’t have jaboo

  4. Tampa Tony Says:


    That’s why I said it all worked out in the end. Just pointing out one of the many Mis steps of Dom

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

    Take one in AZ Tmax.

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    In fairness to Dom that was at the rock bottom pposition for the franchise.

    We do not know if Arians would have even considered coming to the Bucs or whether the ManU financial straight jacket didn’t .persuade the Glazers to hire on the cheap.

    Let’s be honest guys. Schiano was a shocker…a college coach from a 2nd tier program with a decent not great record. How cheap was he? Rutgers alumni are not notorious for having deep pockets for their football program and in fact many would just as soon see it ended with money returned to academics.

    Dom may have known the Glazers weren’t going to pony up what Arians wanted

    Arians may have realized long with the rest of the league that Glazer money and interest was still flowing mainly to ManU.

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    Great response St. Pete as always

    But remember Schaino’s first year the Bucs spent big in free agency with Jackson Nicks and Eric Wright

    Typically in coaching interviews ownership will lay out their plan. Arians had a young QB a high draft pick and an ownership willing to spend. Yet Dom didn’t even interview him.

  8. Mike Johnson Says:

    I always wished we would have hired Arians. Although Arians is complementing Winston, you can be sure his Defense will be tryin to rip his throat out come Sunday. Hope we practice for really really loudness this week. That stadium is twice as loud as ATL’s. Jameis will not be able to hear much.
    IF..we can get really good pressure on Palmer? We got a shot. But that will be the key of Keys.

  9. jerseybuc Says:

    I wanted Arians to come to the Bucs back when Josh was our QB. Bruce was a big part of Big Ben’s success, and I had hoped he could provide the same guidance to someone who (at the time) was a big somewhat mobile in the pocket QB.
    As far as Schiano, I think his hiring was a direct result of the inmates running the asylum program that Raheem had created. We were in need of discipline, and Schiano brought that. I remember saying at the time that game day management was not his strong suit, but he was good at evaluating talent, teaching technique, recruiting, and building a program. His actual HC history, even in college was a bit all over the place. I think once the victory formation nonsense started he lost a lot of credibility. I still believe that Josh Freeman would have torpedoed any coach those years, but we are in a better place now for sure.

  10. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Opposing coach throwing the Jaboo moniker right out of gate huh? They must be homies from way back.

  11. Kobe Faker Says:

    Ja Boo Yah!!