Cam Is Laughing About Jameis

December 30th, 2016

cam newtonYes, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, has caught the eye of Cam Newton.

Is it for the all the right reasons? Maybe.

Joe’s friends at penned a nice comparative look at the first two seasons of Jameis and Newton. It included Newton’s reaction to the wild side of Jameis.

“He’s as much of a football player as anybody on the field,” Newton said of Winston. “It’s little things that I see and kind of laugh about, but when you see a quarterback handing the ball off and running down field trying to get a block, that’s kind of unheard of. But that’s him.”

While the Bucs aren’t as dependent on a running quarterback as the Panthers have been, Winston’s been asked to do more with his arm. Through his first 31 games, he’s averaging more passes per game (20.5) than Newton did (18.4) from 2011-12, and that’s led to more touchdowns (Winston 49, Newton 40) and interceptions (Winston 32, Newton 29).

The blocking to which Newton referred likely was Jameis handing off in San Diego to Jacquizz Rodgers and then sprinting alongside him looking to bury someone. Joe can’t be sure, though. Jameis had blocked previously, was scolded by coaches, and then did it again.

Regardless, Newton’s “football player” praise of Jameis shows great respect and mirrors the kind of respect Jameis gets from his teammates and coaches.

But Joe really wants to see Jameis quit the blocking once and for all. The risk/reward simply isn’t there.

30 Responses to “Cam Is Laughing About Jameis”

  1. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Got to admit..title of this article is catchy..

  2. Patrick in VA Says:

    I like that he is willing, and wants, to do it, but he should probably do some blocking practice, if he’s going to do that sort of thing. I haven’t seen him throw out a quality block yet. He’s bumped in to a few guys, but nothing that looks like it really opened anything up. If he’s going to put his body out there for something like that, let’s have it lead to a big play being opened up.

  3. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    He should wait til someones not looking at him then block them. The one thing I don’t like about their changes in his running is near the goal line. Last year Fameis had 6 rush tds this year only 1.

  4. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think the entire block thing is a little overblown. It simply where do we draw the line.

    Is #3 forbidden from playing hoops during the off season? Snow skiing?

    I get not wasting his talent on blocking…but the rare time his leadership commands him to the front of his troops are we really that upset?

    This is like telling our top field commander to get to the rear of his troops and not lead that charge. It’s one thing to protect the generals..Licht..Koetter…but the troops in the battle…it’s a trade off that I’m willing to make.

    I also believe #3 is a FOOTBALL PLAYER and a smart one at that. He’s not going to throw a block to simply be physical…he’s not going to worry about anything but getting in the defender’s way. He’s pretty judicious about how he uses his body once it gets time to actually throw down. I don’t believe that decision is based on courage but simply winning or not…if throwing a crunching block would win a game…he’s going to do it…but if we’re trailing by 14 and his block might gain another three yards…he doesn’t throw it.

  5. LongSeason Says:

    Is it 20.5 and 18.4 passes per game or completions per game?

  6. Kevin Says:

    Unless its in a divios championship game or superbowl

  7. Artemis Rand Says:

    This is neither here nor there but I’m watching the Sun Bowl and if the Browns draft this NC QB, Mitch Trubisky, then they deserve to continue to lose.

    This guy is NOT ready for primetime.

    You know who is though ? The DE for Stanford, Solomon Thomas.

    Sure would be nice if he was available in the 2nd or even 3rd round but I am afraid he will be long gone by then. He could be the edge rusher to pair with GMC that we have been looking for a while…

  8. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    When Winston lead blocks, his teammates are thinking three things: please don’t get hurt, man that’s stupid and thats my DUDE!

  9. Buc50 Says:

    I hate that he does it but I love that he is willing to do it. It speaks to the character and “want to” of Winston. All the things that Cam is not.

  10. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    & Scam won’t even try to recover his own fumble pffft! Who cares what the 6’5″
    pouty baby thinks.
    We already know our QB is a stud.

  11. Fred E. Buc Says:

    Game on, Bee-Atch. Towel-wearing, RB pretending, rib-hurtin, injury-fakin, computer-stealin loser. Ahh. Feels god. Let’s play some football.

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    You know what Jameis ISN’T? A whiny, crybaby sore loser like SCam.

  13. Dewey Selmon Says:

    What kind of douche pimps yogurt?

  14. SB with Jameis Says:

    Fred E. Buc Says:
    December 30th, 2016 at 6:32 pm
    Game on, Bee-Atch. Towel-wearing, RB pretending, rib-hurtin, injury-fakin, computer-stealin loser. Ahh. Feels god. Let’s play some football.
    Dont forget ‘Cheater’. That is the only reason he couldn’t stay at Florida to take over after Tebow left.

  15. Lunchbox Says:

    Absolutely agree about Jameis and the running touchdowns, and just running in general. We’ve seen this before. When you have a QB where running is part of his skill set and you try to make him a pocket-only QB, it usually hinders his potential. Two examples come to mind:
    1. RGIII- When he first came into the league he was throwing AND running and certain people were saying HOF. While I believe this was a great overstatement, he was clearly more dangerous when they allowed him to run.
    2. Kordel Stewart (Slash)- Again, early in his career he was allowed to run as well as pass, and in his case even line up occasionally line up at receiver, this the “slash” moniker. But, as with RGIII, when they forced him to abandon the running part of his game, no doubt in the name of safety, he was never the same again.

    There are a couple differences between my examples and Jameis. First, he’s a better pocket QB than either of the other two. But on the other hand, he’s bigger bodied than the other two as well and could take more punishment. Is there a risk of injury? Of course. But ESPECIALLY when you don’t have a line that can provide adequate protection, I say let the man run for the first downs and TD’s. It’ll energize the entire team, extend drives, and probably account for a couple more wins per season.

  16. DB55 Says:

    But Joe really wants to see Jameis quit the blocking once and for all.
    I would like to see him running down the field with the ball like Cam Newton. Unleash the runner and he’ll be unstoppable.

  17. salish_seamonster Says:

    Cam should be suspended for his post-game hats.

  18. Fire the glazers Says:

    FIG NEWTON laughing at jameis? That IS funny. That’s okay. In 15 years, we will compare the careers and see just who WON more superbowls than the other.

  19. Artemis Rand Says:

    After that 71 yard run by Cook (who I think STAYED in bounds, btw), I doubt he will be available when we pick around 15 or so.

    Mark my words, either Payton Barber or J. Rogers will be the 2017 opening day starter, which may not be a bad think either. Barber has a bit of Earnest Graham in him.

  20. ClodHopper Says:

    I just want him to run downfield and block once when we’re in the playoffs that leads to a long td and Chris Collinsworth gets all giddy and gushes about it like he likes to do. Then he can stop.

  21. Artemis Rand Says:

    Dalvin Cook is the real deal folks! A RB version of Jameis Winston. Even talks like him and uses the same verbal inflection too.

    That said, he will be a top five pick. With everything else we need do we really want to try to move up to get him and give up a lot in return ?

    At this point I have become REALLY enamored with Stanford DE Solomon Thomas. That guy could really be the edge rusher we have been looking for to pair with GMC.

  22. JameisDungy Says:

    Damnit I wanted Cook in a Bucs uniform. No way he reaches there now.

    Oh well I’ll take Corey Davis or OJ Howard.

    Would be extremely lucky if Mike Williams falls there as well.

  23. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    There’s more to this draft thing than meets the eye fellas. Mark my word he’ll be Buc. Eli wasn’t born Eli Apple he changed his name to that his last season. Y’all don’t really think it was by chance he ended up in the BIG Apple do you???

  24. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    As for the rest of you haters I would post the stat line but why bother. I’m saying this I haven’t seen the game yet. I just know he put on a show against one of the best defenses in the nation. fourntte who??? Oh okay I couldn’t quite hear you.

  25. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Welcome to Tampa Mr. Dalvin. My face look like this😀.

  26. JAB83 Says:

    Speak softly JW does…. So when its game time I expect him to carry a big stick and lay some wood… No partisapation rewards…

    One or two plays often changes a game and season… And I for one aint looking for a Philip Rivers or Brady… Polor opposites???? I think not… Its all about the team and leadership… Once everyone starts playing with the same fire and passion. JW will find the need and opportunities to be reckless are no longer needed

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I love that he blocks. But at the same time, I worry that he is risking injury.

  28. Tony in Los Angeles Says:

    Wrong. You know who else blocks a lot when the situation arises… a man named Brady. It’s called competitive drive and you do not extinguish that. You don’t get to keep ALL the good and just cherry-pick the bad in people. If only that worked… but it never does… you can’t extinguish part of a flame. either the fire burns or it gets squashed.

    Let it flare.

  29. Trubucfan22 Says:

    If i learned anything about Jameis this season, it is that he is a terrible runner with the football. He is definitely no cam newton running the ball. Winston tried more than a few times to run for first downs or touchdowns. But got stuffed short. He is just not athletic enough to make defenders miss in the open field. Excellent in the pocket though. Winston needs to stay behind the line of scrimmage unless it is a very easy first down or touchdown to get.

  30. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    @ Tru buc
    Says his 6 rushing tds as a rookie.