The Franchise Rises

November 20th, 2016

jameis 0517bYou’d have to go back in time nearly 15 months to find a quarterback who threw for 300-plus yards on the Chiefs and beat them.

It just doesn’t happen, but it did today.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, spat in the face of the mighty Chiefs defense and the loud Arrowhead faithful and completed 24-of-39 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs’ 19-17 win.

Yes, Jameis had some senseless gambles, but he was one hell of a franchise quarterback.

He spread the ball around. He made clutch throws. He put the team on his back in the face of no Bucs running game.

This is why Jameis was drafted — to lead and to be the straw that stirs the drink in meaningful games.

Hopefully, the Bucs took a real stride today as a team. Joe believes Jameis definitely reached a new height.

79 Responses to “The Franchise Rises”

  1. Rojas Says:

    Played like a franchise qb, against a good chiefs defense in one of the hardest stadiums to play in. If I’m not mistaken aren’t the chiefs undefeated at home ? Or am I wrong ? I could of sworn they were.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Jameis made a lot of great decisions today. he’d like to have a few throws back I bet but man it’s nice to know you have a shot to win with 3 at qb.

  3. tmaxcon Says:


    I believe the bucs just snapped the chiefs 10 game home winning streak.

  4. BucfanBF Says:

    In his Brett Favre’esq way Jameis had a fantastic game today and Kudos for doing enough to provide protection and give some holes for the running game. Complete win!

  5. Dreambig Says:

    I am so happy to have been dead wrong about this one. The bucs looked really good today.

  6. NutterBuccer Says:

    Chiefs have won 10 straight games at home….not no more

  7. Seminole Bill Says:

    Jameis controlled this game, with the help of a timely interception by our defense. That’s the way to play football, guys. Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Truly a difference in having our starters back. Big win against a quality opponent.

  9. Chrisco4BUCS Says:

    What a F’ing win , damn ………these Bucs looked like a playoff team today, OLine played awesome, Jameis was great, Florida Evans was great, but most of all……give it up to the entire coaching staff, great game fellas, he’ll yeah….I’m pumped for the seasquacks

  10. DB55 Says:

    Come at me TROLLS!!!

    Yea JW leads the league in passing yards this week. Too bad he sucks blah blah blah. I hate most of you.

  11. ndog Says:

    Hey Joe ask your boy on 620 if he is still done with Jameis this week on Wednesday. That guy is clueless!

  12. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    I was totally wrong on this game, jameis keeps getting better and very apparent bucs offense missed #22, great win

  13. RealityCheck Says:

    The Chiefs also fumbled TWICE on their scoring drive in the 4th. The Bucs dominated that game.

  14. Chris Says:

    DB, Jameis was fantastic. I don’t know of maybe 2 or 3 qbs in the league that could have won there today

  15. Warren Says:

    Go back and watch his interviews early this season and during poor stretches of play and then compare to recent times. He seemed almost depressed for some time. Then to his and the coaching staff’s credit he seems to have recaptured his fun-loving spirit. With that trademark positivity the sky is the limit for Jameis and by extension the franchise. Incredible incredible poise, positivity and win!

  16. dubstepper Says:

    The Padawan is almost full Jedi. Evans is something very special, HOF special faking calling it now.

  17. Chris Says:

    That was Bradyesque today, yeah I went there, but you can’t disagree

  18. The Buc Realist Says:

    Also Huge props to the O-line in their pass protection!!!! And DM22 you can tell when he is in their pass blocking and picking up blitzes!!! They pass block their AZZZes off today!!!!!!!!

    Go America!!!!!!

    And GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It took lovie 23 games to get to 5 wins!!! Improvement Indeed!!!!!!!!!

  19. Warren Says:

    I agree Chrisco…coaching makes a WORLD of difference

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Jameis played damn well today! Especially against THAT defense, in THAT stadium.

    He probably had 2 bad throws, and another 3 that were just too high. He fell into a little funk during that 3rd quarter but overcame it, and was clutch enough when we needed.

    The future is looking bright Bucs fans! Now we need to improve in the red zone. Seattle defense is just as good, and their offense is MUCH better than KC.

  21. Chris Says:

    I think poster Poor Glennon has been retired today

  22. ThunderSack Says:

    Oddly enough there was not one sack by either team.

  23. ATrain Says:

    HEY JOE….

    HEY JOE….


  24. 1nebuc Says:

    I said the other day the Jaboo and the squad would go to Kansas city and beat them . We are getting healthy at the right time of the year .


  25. Picaroon45 Says:

    The Chiefs, like the Atlanta Braves, have adopted the FSU War Chant. It must have made Winston feel right at home.

  26. Eric Says:

    And don’t forget the dang kicker!

    Best win I can remember in a long time.

    Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter are vindicated.

  27. Ind.Bucforlife77 Says:

    Nobody saying we need to draft a franchise Q.B. Like 2 weeks ago calling for his head. Now we have stolen a “W” from a very good team from. Everyone be patient and watch him prosper and will this team to the top of the NFC. Go BUC’S. The home games will hopefully start filling with Tampa fans again. Big W

  28. unbelievable Says:

    Poor Glennon, Kobe Fake-bucs-fan, and bucnut have all run back under their bridges.

    Shameful little trolls…

  29. DB55 Says:

    ATrain, Chris and picaroon


  30. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Where are the trolls today!? Hope Joe calls them out when they just post using another alias..

  31. Ray Rice Says:

    Who’s still worried talking $$hit about how many crab legs he stole? I know I’m not. #THE MESSIAH

  32. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Perfect weather here in the bay, and back to .500. I’m happy and beer’d up.

    I said 8-8 at the start of the year. Still think that. This isn’t a perfect team, but, it’s team that is still learning, and still needs depth, and seasoning. But, we are in the hunt, and we survived some bad injury bugs to still fight on.

    I have avoided the comments lately due to the overwhelming negativity and angry know it all posters. Just want to say what up to 87!!

  33. Scottasaurus Says:

    Where’s TMax douchecom now?

  34. EA Says:

    Defense has played doing since they got called out by Koetter after the ATL game. I hope to see a hard fought game against Seattle regardless of the outcome, my wish is to beat the snot out of the COWBOYS though.

  35. Pit Says:

    DB55 those games that he got criticized he deserved it.
    and most ppl here talk like that from frustation.
    i hate you too btw 😛


  36. Chris Says:

    Jameis, 1 isn’t in last 141 passes, only two in last 171 passes

  37. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Aw€som€ win!

  38. Seminole Bill Says:

    Maybe, possibly, could it be, that our kicker has found himself?

  39. Chris Says:

    Int damn phone

  40. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Tampa Tony is a troll!!! Now he has put his head between his legs. You will never take down the true fans. Go Bucs!!!

  41. celly Says:

    The best thing about this win, obviously, is a win.

    The worst thing about this win is how much it makes the losses against the Rams and Raiders hurt…

    Oh well, no one (not even me) was anticipating playoffs this year. This is the “growing” season, and I believe we’ve grown up a lot so far.

    As good as we’re playing right now (down the stretch), I’m only that much more excited for next year.

  42. orlbucfan Says:

    Picaroon45 Says:
    November 20th, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    The Chiefs, like the Atlanta Braves, have adopted the FSU War Chant. It must have made Winston feel right at home.
    I listen to these games on radio in headphones. I heard that chant go down w/Gene D announcing. For a second, I thought it was FSU. 🙂 No reason why we can’t beat Seahawks next week. A few years ago, Bucs almost beat them w/Glennon in Seattle.

  43. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I hate that I couldn’t watch the game today. Listening to the TV broadcasts do not do justice.

    Luckily I was home from work in time to watch the final 4 minutes of the game. and see our boys walk off the field winners today.

    Can’t wait to hear what national talking heads have to say about the bucs winning this one. I’m sure they will down play it and call the chiefs losers and not as good as their record says.

  44. Greg Says:

    He took a big step forward today, he needs to build on this with our tough schedule

  45. Rrsrq Says:

    Maybe it was the war chant that got Aguayo fired up as well

  46. gotbbucs Says:

    Now if they can figure out how not to give Martin the lions share of the carries we’ll be in business. Martin is the least effective runner we have right now, he looks like he forgot the offense in his absence.

  47. DB55 Says:

    Imma give a tiny lil shout out to Conte. Well done kid

  48. Chris Says:

    Agree got, he did pass block better than Barber, but Barber looked quicker and more powerful

  49. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Congratulations to the Bucs!

  50. Chris Says:

    Conte saved this game. I did write bad stuff about him, but I’ll admit when he looks good, today biggest play by a Buc defender in many years

  51. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Woa woa woa. That Publix is still upset about those crab legs… LMFAO. How about Aguayo? Dude was on point! Go freaking Bucs.

  52. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Dirk has yet to be in last place as an NFL coach, good job!

  53. TheShaz Says:

    This was a SOLID win against a team that always plays good at home.

    The defense didn’t get the sacks from last week, but kept pressure. 2 good games in a row for “To hell with Chicago…Conte” The offensive line while banged up and using 2nd & 3rd stringers are if anything playing “OK”.

    Jameis is making the right reads and getting the ball to the play-makers. Evans, thank you for standing up…..and for those amazing catches.

    Roberto! We figured it out. Play the WARCHANT and you kick like you did at FSU.

    5 wins – 5 losses with 5 games left – Better than Lovie.

    Can we turn the corner with 5 games left? Some of them are against real tough teams.

  54. JD Says:

    Great win against a nfl powerhouse… I’m tired off ppl bashing Famous Jameis … He 22 years old and the reason we should feel good this year and next 10 years … We got something special ppl … And on another note if our defense play like this every week we are sure fire playoffs team … GO BUCS

  55. DislocatedBucsFan Says:


    In regards to Conte do you think he’s done enough to get paid a decent contract with us? He needs to tackle lower. To high on Kelce twice.

  56. SanFrancisco Joe Says:

    @gotbbucs You just had to bring in some negativity eh? I don’t care what Martin’s YPC is if he’s helping this team win games. Right now we are 3-0 in games he has started and completed this season. The YPC will come inevitably but you should pay attention to the other ways he is making a big impact.

  57. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    What’s funny is that either of these #1 draft pick QB’s is capable of being a SB winning QB. Smith could be like Brad Johnson or Trent Dilfer and if paired with enough offensive weapons and a great defense is a smart QB with enough talent to move the chains.

    And so I give Smith props for that. But would we trade QB’s? I think not!!! Our QB will win like Big Ben or Favre in fact in just two short years…a little over a year and a half…I’ve seen two “miracle” plays from #3 already! He makes the kind of plays that show up decades later on highlight reels.

    So yeah Smith might be able to “manage” the right team to an SB but I’d rather watch #3 do it in swashbuckling fashion. After all we’re supposed to be freaking pirates not accountants right?

  58. SOEbuc Says:

    I wouldn’t say no bucs running game Joe. Doug had some good five to ten yarders that set bucs up for first downs. Peyton barber looked good on his limited runs also.

  59. Chris Says:

    No Dislocated, he’s played well lately but I still would like to improve safety

  60. Silent_Partner Says:

    Definitely his best game as a pro all things considered, but also this was the first time I can actually compliment Koetter as an HC in many years of seeing him on the sidelines in college or pro. He was very impressive today, and he and his staff put his team in the best position to win. Maybe he’s growing.

  61. JimBuc2 Says:

    DB55, Kobe Faker, eat your own dirt. Famous just got it done, but before you spout off more non-sense consider that 1st year HC Dirk Coach of the Year Kotter just called an excellent game. Oh, BTW, give it up for our O-line, especially Benenoch. Our tackles played well and Jameis was Famous. Goodbye, Matty Ice, there’s a new gun slinger in the South. Go Bucs.

  62. Ana Says:

    Where are the people calling for the head coaches job and for 3 to be traded so we can draft a “real” QB? As a Bucs fan you should always be cautiously optimistic. And I do believe the war chant made Jamies and Roberto feel at home. I also really believe #55s strong words helped our D!

  63. Chris Says:

    JimBuc, I’ll give props to Koetter as well, they slowed that tremendous Chiefs pass rush to nothing

  64. Silent_Partner Says:

    The people calling for Jameis to be gone are clowns. Nobody has made more plays under pressure or outside the pocket than Jameis. Not Big Ben, not Luck, Not Rodgers, not Mariota, not anybody. Give him more weapons and protection, and he’ll always deliver. He’s the truth.

  65. Warren Says:

    Let’s lay off the negative posters and enjoy this win together and pack that stadium next week! Being a Bucs fan for years will make you cynical so while I always call them out for being unreasonably negative, they just want what we want…which is THIS. So let’s all enjoy it. GO Bucs!!!

  66. Chris Says:

    Silent, might not need a ton of weapons, like I said earlier, he’s becoming Bradyesque, making average receivers looks good , like Cecil Shorts, although, Freddie Martino and his band must have had a winter engagement in Parsippiny NJs Ramada red room

  67. Delaware Bucs Fan Says:

    Great win guys! Like everybody has been saying, where are the trolls?? Come on guys, I want to hear what you think James did wrong today? What a WIN! I Love my Bucs!

  68. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Conte may not be the best…but he had heart and a whole lot of want to…
    Sometimes that out weights elite so called talent!

    Like LOVE and WARRICK DUNN I had to distance myself for awhile because of all of the negativety.

    Love myself some JW…and the Bucs…
    I knew while you were doubtfully throwing shade JW’s way he was working on improving his way…

    along with Mike, Aguayo and his supporting staff.
    The guys know who lift them up and it’s their QB!

    As always JUST WAIT 4 IT!

  69. tmaxcon Says:


    Hey DumbA$$ I have been a huge Winston supporter from the beginning. GMC did nothing today he is the player I am most critical of. Jameis had more tackles than the 100 million dollar impact player.

  70. Silent_Partner Says:

    Delaware Bucs Fan ,
    They’ll come on and say that Mariota had 1 more completion today and thus the Bucs took the wrong QB. You have to ignore the slow people.

  71. Dave Pear Says:

    Bye Bye Kobe Faker.
    See you soon with another Fake name.

  72. RustyRhino Says:

    Thanks Stpetebucfan you put a bigger smile on my game winning smile! “do it in swashbuckling fashion” “After all we’re supposed to be freaking pirates not accountants right?”

    Go Bucs!

  73. RustyRhino Says:

    Great thought Warren, I am good with it.
    “Let’s lay off the negative posters and enjoy this win together and pack that stadium next week! Being a Bucs fan for years will make you cynical so while I always call them out for being unreasonably negative, they just want what we want…which is THIS. So let’s all enjoy it. GO Bucs!!!”

  74. Warren Says:

    Thanks Rusty…winning cures everything right?

  75. JimBuc2 Says:

    Props, indeed. Our Bucs got it done, mostly because the game was correctly managed by Dirk. Again, hats off to our O-line; Jameis’s jersey was mostly clean. And a shout out to Hump; Good job. BTW, when was the last time a Buc full back caught a TD? Brate is GREAT!

  76. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    I’ll b at the game with the “stolen” war chant this Sunday!!!
    #3 n #19 feed of of that on another level.
    So yes after a good play from #3, I will start that chant for him… Sweet jeez look how he reacted to there crowd doing it… It boosted him. Not a overall change to our own chants. But he could get that all day… Balling
    For #19… During the break or whatever before he kicks, let’s bring it again… Let’s boost our players too!!!!!!!!

  77. Tampa Tony Says:

    Outside of some high throws and the turnover he looked good. Glad he looked good against a good d though

  78. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs need their own cheers, not the moaning agony of a fake Indian war chant.

  79. Bucs Ace Says:

    Yup , Kudos to the Bucs today, a good win in a very tough place to win a game. Have to be careful about getting too high on this one though, Seahawks coming to town next Sunday. Can we beat a good team at home for 3 in a row? From what I saw today, yea, it’s possible! GO BUCS