Chucky Says Jameis Must Calm Aggression

October 10th, 2016
"This guy Jameis is jacked up out of his skull. He thinks he's freakin' Superman or Jon Bon Jovi or something.. Calm the F down."

“This guy Jameis is jacked up out of his skull. He thinks he’s freakin’ Superman or Jon Bon Jovi or something.. Calm the F down.”

The Bucs are on Monday Night Football tonight, which means the ol’ ball coach, Chucky, has been studying all things Bucs for a week.

Behind a BSPN pay wall, Gruden wrote all about the greatness of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and about what’s quashing his potential. It’s a meaty article found here.

“Much of Winston’s film is not just good, but borders on sensational,” Chucky explained in great detail.

On the downside, Chucky thinks Jameis’ aggression — physically and mentally — is dragging him down. And Chucky isn’t sure how Jameis will respond to the bright lights tonight at Carolina.

Winston is a highly emotional player. He runs around the field and locker room firing up his teammates the way a linebacker would. He appears too fired up at times, especially early in games. Because Winston is such a competitor, his aggressiveness can get the best of him. And like a lot of quarterbacks, Winston gets into trouble forcing the ball to his best receiver (Mike Evans).

These issues — emotions, over-aggressiveness and forcing it to Evans — are preventing Winston from realizing his potential on a week-to-week basis.

There were multiple examples during the Buccaneers’ loss to Denver in Week 4.

Joe can’t argue with any of this assessment. Jameis has struggled early in games, and that’s no coincidence. Jameis needs to find that healthy balance for his competitive drive. A running game sure would help a lot.

28 Responses to “Chucky Says Jameis Must Calm Aggression”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Too aggressive at times, huh Gru? That’s rich.

  2. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    We always like to rebuttal what the national media has to say about our team and call them buffoons, etc.

    I agree with Jon Gruden’s comments here.

    Instead of thinking of what to say back, shut up and listen for a minute and you might learn something. My dad told me that when I was 8 years old.

  3. Patrick in VA Says:

    I don’t know that this is a new idea. We’ve said for a couple weeks now that he’s trying to do too much. This is just repackaging that same thought.

  4. WutdaBUCisthis? Says:

    I can believe it @DallasBuc
    He does seem to be a bit amped up in the starts of games… Damn #3 try some breathing technics, or something. We NEED you out the gate smooth n steady. And for the love of wins! Run the damn ball #3
    You can do it!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I blame much of this on Jason Licht…..we had the money & draft picks to bring in a speed WR…….Evans can’t do it all……our WRs aren’t open like many of the other teams we play.
    Early in games….Jameis needs to stick with short passes….he’s actually pretty accurate with those.
    Sims (if playing)….Rodgers, Hump & Brate…..6-8 yards….even Evans in a WR screen would work.
    I like the idea of giving Shepard some of Vjax’s snaps tonight.

  6. orlbucfan Says:

    Who cares what Gruden thinks? This Bucs fan doesn’t. So, he criticizes Famous for being amped up. He should have taken his own advice when he was here. Good riddance. GO TAMPA BAY!!

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    A running game isn’t gonna make Jameis more accurate or make better decisions

  8. Waterboy Says:

    A running game at least gives the defense something else to consider so that they aren’t sending the brigade after the QB ever play or keeping a 5th DB on the field and dropping 4-5 guys back into coverage every play with double coverage on Evans.

  9. tmaxcon Says:


    jon gruden is the best bucs coach in history. its not even close… John McKay is second and the one dimensial choir boy with a career LOSING playoff record is 3rd or 4th.

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Avoid the turnovers and call a better game plan.

    The offense has consistently shown an ability to move up and down the field but they kill themselves with turnovers / penalties/ negative plays. Clean it up boys let’s go get a win please mother of god!

  11. Youngbucs Says:

    I have been saying it he only looks at Evans others are open

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    October 10th, 2016 at 11:47 am


    jon gruden is the best bucs coach in history.
    Is that so? Well, Tony Dungy is in the HOF. Chuckles isn’t. GO BUCS!!

  13. DB55 Says:

    Sad state of affairs. He has to do too much cuz no one else is stepping up.

    “Much of Winston’s film is not just good, but borders on sensational,” Chucky explained in great detail.”

    Is there anyone else on the team that you can say this about?

    The most pathetic part is even though JW is giving us more then he has you clowns are bashing him left and right.

  14. Tampa Tony Says:

    DB55- 10 turnovers and 3 losses in a row and in 2 of those losses the offense scored in the single digits, he’s not above the criticism

    He’s not playing well right now period

  15. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    On a great team, Jameis would be a great QB. However, we are far from a great team right now, with no running game, and basically only one great receiver.
    Watching Atlanta beat Denver remimded me that we could have had BOTH the all pro center Mack, and Freeney, who terrorized Denver’s QB all game.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Was looking at how Matty Ice took apart the Panthers’ defense and I’d say that the game tonight rests on Jameis’ shoulders. Falcons had an awesome game plan … excellent combo of short (22-for-29) and deep (6-for-8) passes, with just enough rushes thrown in (25-for-90 yds) to keep Panthers off balance. Ryan threw 2 TDs to his TEs, 2 TDs to his WRs, plus Freeman rushed for 1 TD and Bryant went 2-for-2 on FGs. Falcons 34 mins TOP to 26 mins for Panthers tells a nice story of ball control I think.

    Still, Panthers had a chance to win it in the last 4 mins, and they came alive when Anderson came in for Newton … he hit 2 TDs in 2 mins, but he also gave up an INT Pick-6 with 1 min left in the game to allow the Falcons to seal the win. Bucs need to control the clock and play a near mistake-free ballgame, with a good mix of short & deep passes with a solid run game thrown in if they’re going to have a chance to win. Come on Jameis, you can do it. Light it up!

  17. BigStinky Says:

    @ DB55

    If so much of his film is sensational, why has he ONLY won 7 out of 20 games? Because he is average at best, Glennon’s numbers are just as good (if not better). Winston has had a couple of games (like Atlanta) where he has shown greatness but he is inconsistent. I would rather have a QB like Prescott or Wentz, both pretty accurate, that takes care of the football and doesn’t force throws. Maybe JW will get better, maybe he won’t, time will tell. Go BUCS!

  18. tmaxcon Says:


    Dungy does not deserve to be in the hall of fame he was a one dimensional coach with a career losing record n the playoffs. tom Flores, Jimmy Johnson and D Reeves all belong in way before the pathetic coach dungy. The hall of fame lost all credibility by enshrining such and undeserving and unqualified coach. The legend of dungy far surpassed his actually accomplishments. He is not even the first minority to win superbowl that was flores.

  19. BucsFan90 Says:

    Aggression becomes necessary when you have no weapons on offense except Evans (thanks gm). I’d rather go balls out and go out on my shield, than play conservative and lose by 2 pts because my kicker missed a FG

  20. Kobe Faker Says:

    I think tonight we will see the imcompetence of koetter game planning. Panthers weakness is their secondary but we will run jacquizz into the stout carolina front 7 and give jameis 3rd and long. The best help carolina putrid corners will be koetter the clowns playcalling

  21. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Agree with Coach Gruden! Winston’s lack of fear and aggressive demeanor are great traits for a young QB to have as a rookie…but then he must learn to show patience, and channel his emotions to become a wiser and more mature player. Jameis has all the physical skills you could ever want in an NFL QB, he just needs some time to hone the “mental” part of his game and learn to harness his aggressiveness a bit. The best QBs take what the defense gives them most of the time…and minimize their mistakes. I have no doubt Jameis will become one of the best as he matures!

  22. DB55 Says:


    What the difference between Dak, Wentz and JW? Dak and Wentz have time to throw and they’re not throwing 50 times per game. Dallas’s Oline is the best in the league. If Jaboo had 5 secs to throw on each attempt we’d be undefeated.

    You right, case in point, did you see how ATL used Coleman as a slot WR? Koetter should do that with Simms but instead has him trying to run for 2 yards per carry. Smh

    The team sucks around Jaboo therefore Jaboo is not looking good but garuntee when he leaves the Bucs in 2 years he’ll be top 5 elite qb.

  23. IK Says:

    Winston was amazing against Atlanta when he was really throwing check downs for the entire first quarter.

    NFL requires lots of check down short throws to protect the qb’s.

    Winston will take fewer hits if he goes to the quick check down throws when Evans is not clearly open on his initial read.

  24. Tampa Tony Says:

    Now DB55 thinks Jameis is leaving? Ha ha that’s hilarious if he leaves it will be based on being a turnover machine

  25. JonBuc Says:

    I will always be grateful for Gruden and the magical season of 2002. He completely landed on his feet by being paid out in full by The Glazer Boys, firing up the Fired Football Coaches of America and landing the sweet MNF gig. Like Cowher, he’s probably wise to stay away from coaching while his legacy remains ( mostly ) in tact.

  26. gilhealy Says:

    Big Stinky, you’re kind of an idiot. You’re talking about a 22 year old, scholar athlete, son of Antonor and Loretta whose busting his tail to bring wins to an NFL team like he’s a piece of dirt. Show some iota of respect. We get you don’t care for him, and it’s not hard to tell why, but lighten up. Unless you can secure one of only 32 jobs in the world at the young age of 21, you haven’t a clue of what you speak of. You no more want him to succeed than the man in the moon. Good for you.

  27. DB55 Says:

    Tampa Tony Says:
    October 10th, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    Now DB55 thinks Jameis is leaving? Ha ha that’s hilarious if he leaves it will be based on being a turnover machine
    When he leaves it will be to play for a winner and ditch the loser racists that called him a R throughout this time here.

    Here’s a clue, nobody gives a damn about Tampa. Lol, he’ll prob go play for ATL.

  28. salish_seamonster Says:

    I trust Gruden’s analysis… Sounds about right. Winston needs to back off the rah-rah a little and start getting his head straight before games… keep his emotions in check… this seems fairly obvious.