What Ian Beckles Thinks

December 19th, 2016
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Real talk

A Monday morning tradition in the Tampa Bay area is not dead.

Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles (1990-1996) isn’t heard on sports radio any longer, but Mr. Beckles is still doing his thing on 102.5FM The Bone Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Mondays around 9:15 a.m.

Joe’s done plenty of radio this year with Beckles, who remains dialed in to all things Bucs.

Last night’s 26-20 loss to the Cowboys? Beckles was just fine with the Bucs overall performance and believes the Bucs fought a true giant in its crib and held their own.

Yes, Beckles wants more upgrades to the Bucs’ defensive line. (No, he didn’t call out Gerald McCoy for his goose egg). But Beckles’ biggest advice for the Bucs to reach the next level is a legitimate No. 2 receiver, one he believes the team will target and score in the offseason. Talking about Russell Shepard, Beckles chuckled and said far too many fans get overly excited because a guy makes a couple of catches in one game. (Amen, Ian.)

As for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, Beckles said Jameis showed his true colors last night: immaturity and inconsistency.

“Even look at the touchdown to Adam Humphries, that’s a pick,” Beckles said of the great catch following the too-short, end-zone throw touched by a Dallas defender. “Jameis has been getting [love] for his leadership more so than his play. And that’s what we saw play out last night.”

Beckles is firmly in 22-year-old Jameis’ corner and believes he’ll be just fine with more time.

A very reasoned, seasoned and clear view from the ol’ right guard.

27 Responses to “What Ian Beckles Thinks”

  1. DB55 Says:

    I was fuming last night but then I remembered the kid is 22. I guess I’m just making excuses.

  2. Willy D Buc Says:

    When I saw how hyped-up Jameis was before and at the beginning of the game, I knew he’d be inaccurate with his passes. Hopefully this game is a lesson for him to settle down, dial in and focus. An accurate Jameis wins that game.

  3. Dano Says:

    Our Offense going 3 & out and the turnovers kept putting our Defense in bad spots all game long. Despite all of that crap, Bucs STILL had chances to win! They need another WR to help Evans & the running game has to improve.

  4. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    While I admit that Jameis missed some throws last night, I’m fine with his performance overall, and to me those 3 picks don’t even count, first one was a Hail Mary before the half. Second one he got hit on the elbow, and the 3rd was another desperation heave.

    I maintain that if not for Gosder Cherilus getting cucked for the last 3-4 drives of the game we would have won. That, coupled with dirk refusing to make an adjustment, I/e going into jumbo formation, or constantly having a Tight end over there to chip before running a route.

    All in all, I’m still all in with this team, and I was happy to see us compete in primetime against a very strong team on the road. And I’m proud of the progress that these young men have made.

  5. Annoyed with our fans Says:

    I actually liked the poor decision. While it did cost us a penalty, one that history has shown Joe Hawley would’ve probably received somewhere in there anyway, it reminded me of how I would react to someone picking on my brother. It not only showed Doug that his QB isn’t just saying this stuff, but also shows everyone else on the team that Jameis is legitimately vested in their team emotionally. That goes a long way with players, and it’s already paying dividends. Culture change takes time, and I would like to think we are a little more patient than Cowgirl fans who wanted to bench Dak after the loss to NY (ridiculous). Either way, Go Bucs!

  6. NJBucsFan Says:

    The upgrades at WR need to be taller than Mike Evans to make sure when Bad Jamies shows up we can still move the ball.

  7. ndog Says:

    Blake finally some common sense on this site about the turnovers last night.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Blake….correct no worries on my end either.

  9. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Look I’m proud of my Bucs they lost but I’m going to be honest if u asked the cowboys do u wang to play the Bucs again they will say no I know a lot of u are back in the forest saying same old Bucs but the Bucs last year would have gotten embarrassed by the cowboys I thought we were going to win this game I’ll admit I was wrong now let’s put this game in the rear veiw and get 10 wins keep rooting for this team this team is on the rise and it has not reached it’s full potential Go Bucs

  10. tdtb2015 Says:

    I like Ian. Thanks Joe!

    o.k. so if I understand the playoff scenario is as follow for us to reach the tournament.

    1.We must win out.
    2. If Atl. loses any of the next 2 games, we win the division.
    3. We need for Det. to lose one of the next 2. In case Alt. wins the next 2 games and we get a wildcard.

    Atl. and Det. losing one of the next 2 looks very possible.

    We are still in the race. But also if we lose both games, we could end up in last place of the division AGAIN! Where will Jameis take us?

  11. mike10 Says:

    Agree completely with Beckles.

    That TD to Humphries should have been a pick. And he missed at least 2 other TD throws, including the slant to Evans on the 20.

  12. DBrad67 Says:

    We played a hell of a game!!! Although there were inconsistentcies the D-fence was great but Kevin Phamphile played soft, got outplayed however you want to put it or say it he cost us the game!!! But I’m Truly Proud of my BUCCANEERS

  13. CharlieB Says:

    Jameis is a much better leader than player right now. Usually rookie growth happens in the opposite direction, but Jameis seems committed to improving his game and aware of his weaknesses. He’s 22, so he’s got plenty of time as long as he doesn’t pull a Freeman and realize drugs are more fun than film study.

    I was actually very happy with the defense last night. The Cowboys have a world class OLine and an exceptionally talented rookie RB. Dak Prescott was fooled multiple times by the coverage and forced to check down, allowing us off the field on 3rd down. Despite horrendous turnovers, the Cowboys were limited to mostly field goals. Again, the defense kept us in position to win. If Jameis is more reliable on the deep ball, he hits Evans that beat a double coverage down the sideline and it’s a different game. If Dotson isn’t injured, Jameis has maybe a second more time in the pocket every play. We played another division champ very close last night. It’s unfortunate we didn’t win, but we looked like we belonged.

  14. DBrad67 Says:

    Wait was it Cherilus my bad either way horrible plays with terrible foot work and no control or positioning

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    I agree with beckles….the td to hump should’ve been a pick….he was off last night….with that said it was a total team loss….from the play calling and personnel on offense(dirk), to the lack of aggressiveness and blitz on defense(smitty) to our leaders GMC and jameis not showing up to the big boys getting bullied in the trenches….GO BUCS!!!!

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    As a fan I’ve posted almost exactly what Beckles did and I’m called a “hater”

    Jameis jock sniffers and pseudo FSU fans are just too sensitive to have their guy criticized

  17. mike Says:

    We need a better #2, but the guys were open, sometimes, wide open and Jameis missed em

  18. Buc_The_World Says:

    We did not have our best game last night in a hostile environment with turnovers and sloppy play yet we still only lost by six points with two opportunities to win this game in the last 4 minutes. If we would have played our game we would have won. If we see Dallas again this year I think it will be a different game.

  19. Shadow man Says:

    No Tampa tony you are a hater. No question. You are condescending with your posts and very ignorant at times. Clear hater

    You need to get the bitter bears out of your butt

    It always seems like you’re rooting for the team to fail so you can say you were right or that dirk is an idiot and jameis is trash.

    We’re learning to compete now. Just wait til we actually figure out how to start winning

  20. Tampa Tony Says:

    “Shadowman-re read my post

    I make critiques of the team and Jameis but just like any fan what I say during the game is usually beer and passion filled cus I hate seeing this team lose. Never out of hate, im here cus I’m a die hard fan

  21. Grt1 Says:

    We are the 2015 Oakland Raiders. ….wait until next year and we’ll definitely win our division. .fire the cannons! ! !

  22. Dave Says:

    JW definitely missed a few passes to open receivers.
    The biggest take aways in my book –

    Both lines still need some upgrades still (draft and FA)
    Legit WR opposite Evans (draft)
    Humphries is a pretty good 3rd wr in the slot.
    Sheppard is a good 4th guy
    Brate is easily a legit top 10 TE!
    They should still make playoffs with 10 wins this year.
    Next year starts a long run of being a legit SB contender

  23. Phred Says:

    Jameis will be an elite QB in this league. Will just take some time.

  24. Mike Johnson Says:

    Seems like to me..from the pictures..Beckles is straight up interested in the Honeys..or what he can buy!!! Beckles was straight up average..at best. So sorry, Don’t care what he thinks. Now them Honeys..is quite a different subject!

  25. mike10 Says:

    GRT1- what u said

  26. BUCS_Fan_w_Big_@&*!_Stik Says:

    Honestly, if we play them with Dotson and not the human turnstile aka Gosder Cherilus what do you think the outcome will be. Look people complain about Donovan Smith and Demar Dotson but Cherilus made Irving look like JJ Watt or Reggie White. Also, I agree with Joe and love Hawley’s tenacity but he is a bit undersized so an upgrade at center would be nice. Maybe everyone’s favorite overpriced free-agent JR Sweezy can play there (joking, well maybe not).

    Jameis is usually good under pressure but come on give the brotha a little time. Prescott had all day to throw the ball and completed basically 5 yard dump offs. Wow impressive. When we get our o-line straightened out and a number 2 receiver and maybe a scary good tight end (Hunter Henry, Gronk etc.) we will be a force to be reckoned with. Come on Mr. Licht pull a rabbit out of your arse and sign Alshon Jeffrey (free agent next year by the way). I would like to see some more athleticism at the Safety position and an offense lineman or two.

    Jameis please grow up a little. Your leadership and competitive spirit are off the charts but don’t let that youthful enthusiasm get the best of you. Once you can get that under control and play with properly channeled emotion and passion you will be a true stud QB. To BUCS fan he is younger than Prescott, before you roast him for immaturity look in the mirror and think of all the stupid crap you did at 22, and cut him some slack he is just a kid !!!

    GO BUCS – speak softly but carry that big ***** stick !!!

  27. Zoocomics Says:

    I, like most fans on this board would love to have a #2 wide receiver, but that’s not why we lost against the Cowboys OR why we have unperformed on offense the last few weeks… First and foremost we need the O-line to hold it together long enough for Jameis to actually throw the ball to the receivers we already have. If we can’t get receivers to get open or they are dropping balls, then let’s take a longer look at how desperate we are at WR. Again, not saying it wouldn’t be nice to have a “named” star WR opposite Mike Evans, but that’s not our problem right now.

    It all starts with O-line play, it has been obviously bad the last few weeks. Fix the O-line = Better QB & RB play.