“He’s There Already”

October 25th, 2016
Lavonte David talks about America's Quarterback's effect on the Bucs' defense.

Lavonte David talks about America’s Quarterback’s effect on the Tampa Bay defense.

Today, Lavonte David joined Joe’s favorite morning show, PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio.

David, of course, fielded a question from host and ProFootballTalk.com guru Mike Florio about America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Florio wanted to know whether Jameis was close to being a leader of the entire team, not just the offense. The great quarterbacks, Florio asserted, command the entire club.

“He’s not only very close, he’s there already,” David said. “He’s been doing a great job, man. He motivates the defense every time they come off the field. He’s coming to us … You know, he’s always in everyone’s face getting everybody fired up. So that’s a good quality to have as a young kid and guys think he’s that [leader], and we love it.”

David, like the rest of the Bucs, is all-in on Jameis.

Joe had to laugh. David told Florio that Jameis is “very composed.” Already this season, Jameis has thrown a punch at a defensive player, thrown a block coaches tell him not to, and on Sunday, Jameis was flagged with a critical personal foul for berating an official. Jameis isn’t worthy of “composed” on his resumé, though Joe believes Jameis will get there.


11 Responses to ““He’s There Already””

  1. MJB Says:

    Maybe he meant very competitive?

  2. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    I respectfully disagree! He is composed and has shown a lot of restraint
    you cannot be a compasionate player and not let go. It’s called being human. I have seen Jameis on the baseball field ignore all types of taunting and let it go. But he just “ain’t no puppy”:)

  3. kobe Faker Says:

    OMG! I might actually agree somewhat with 1 of the Joes opinions

    I think Jameis needs to control and calm down more during the game. There was decent amount of time in the 2nd half sunday where he was more calm and in control and the game speed seemed slowed down for him even further.

    *Some have posted, which i might agree is that the reason to his slow starts and inaccuracy is because he is too overly hyped with emotion… Xanax?

    Jameis needs to control and use that bottled emotion when beneficial

    I think It will come in time with age and experience

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    I feel like this is deja vu all over again. Step 1, Bucs win; Step 2, Players do interviews on various media outlets and talk up their effort or a particular player; Step 3, Bucs lose the following game (badly); Step 4, Bucs players lament about how “overconfident” they were; Step 5, Bucs fans gripe on fan sites like joebucsfan.com until Bucs win again.

  5. Guzzie Says:

    You forgot step 6 the sky is falling and all hell breaks out lol…anyways one day the Bucs will come out in the first quarter in a no huddle offense, that’s Jameis’s answer to his early game problems, too much time in a huddle amped up, go no huddle he has no time to over think things, just let it rip and unleash hell

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Hopefully Jameis the Leader can help LVD with all his missed tackles…

  7. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    Compared to his time at FSU, Jameis is VERY composed.

  8. DB55 Says:

    We need that fire. Don’t ever change captain.

  9. The Real Malloy Says:

    Kobe Faker..

    Whether you are implying that Jameis is on xanax or if indeed you are implying he NEEDS to be on xanax, either way, you are an idiot.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’d really like to see more spirit on Defense Though. Every now and then you see a little fire. Guess I’m trapped in the Sapp/Brooks/Lynch days.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think Jameis goes out and has fun. He’s super competitive but looks like he’s really enjoying himself.