Jameis Puts His Foot Down On Maturity

December 30th, 2016


Leave it to a 22-year-old quarterback to have clarity on that nebulous and overused term “maturity” as it relates to a football team.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, was asked about the Bucs’ growing football maturity, as evidenced by tough road wins this season, and Jameis shook it off like Joe declines broccoli when french fries are available.

Jameis knows playing hard and with fire consistently is about will and commitment, not talent or experience or maturity.

“To me that’s just a sign that we are able to anything that we put our mind to,” Jameis said. “It can be a sign of maturity. … We just played relentless football.

“Maturity has nothing to with guys going out there and doing their job every single play for the benefit of each other, the benefit of the next man that’s beside him. I’m playing for him no matter what.”

Jameis’ chatter here came via the Buccaneers Radio Network, and Jameis certainly was emphasizing with his voice that maturity isn’t about effort.

Joe is so glad Jameis has the right attitude. What models he and Kwon Alexander are for teammates — and for the front office while they dive into the minds of future Buccaneers.

Remember what Jason Licht said in November about the Bucs’ need for mentally tough players. Or as Dirk Koetter said, guys who carry a “big mother f%$^&’n stick.”

16 Responses to “Jameis Puts His Foot Down On Maturity”

  1. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Just curious. Have we won a game since Koetter made the “stick” comment?

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    It is too bad the soft ass leader on defense does not share Kwon’s and Jameis heart and desire to win and to be great. Culture won’t change until the problem is eradicated

    No More Soft Serv

  3. German Buc Says:

    @Scotty: Yes we have

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    Agree tmac.

  5. Buc since '74 Says:

    I am a GMC supporter, but I have seen him take plays off. As evidence, go look at the Verner interception 2 days after his father passed away. Watch GMC. The guy has loads of talent and is doubled team a lot, and I’m not suggesting that we depart from him, but I do agree that he lacks the fire of some of his teammates.


  6. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Actually, Maturity is hugely important. James is too young to recognize that. That’s ok, just wind baby.

  7. Kobe Faker Says:

    7 more days till jameis turns 23 years old

    these threads going to lose alittle luster and meaning

  8. OAR Says:

    Says the mature headbutter!

  9. ClodHopper Says:

    I disagree with Jamie’s on this one. I think what he just described is the very example of maturity.

  10. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Ownership free of the leverage of Man U. is now putting $$$ back into the team.

    Jason Licht shows evidence of being one of the bright up and coming GM’s in the game.

    Dirk Koetter has grown nicely in his first year and has clearly demonstrated that he knows how to delegate as a head coach with the excellent staff including people like Mike Smith and Jay Hayes he brought on board. He know how to find the right people and let them do their jobs.

    And then there is #3 the key to any successful franchise the QB. Jameis has developed right on schedule. He should be something to watch next year.

    Most people are kevtching about our WR’s and I get that we have a thin group.
    But we can augment that in the off season.

    What I want to see is the running game once again…whether it’s improving the OL…getting a back who can run without roids…IF we can run the ball effectively next year the pass game will be fine even with the targets in house plus one we’ll surely pick up. We gotta find a way to run it! If we can simply run the ball #3 can do the rest.

  11. Architek Says:

    LMBO @ OAR!!!

  12. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Someone immature saying being mature is not relevant or important. Imagine that.

    Winston is wrong on not needing to be mature. He needs to grow up and be more responsible. Worry about playing detailed football instead of dancing before and after the game.

  13. LakeLandBuc Says:

    We won 10 games with a 22 year old Josh Freeman. 25 TD, 6 INT

  14. Jim Says:

    Oh to famous like Jameis. You get to head-butt your opponents then lecture everybody on “maturity”. Must be nice…

  15. Warren Says:

    Immature is bagging on the same damn player in every damn thread. And only doing it after losses. See second comment from top smh

  16. Tony in Los Angeles Says:

    Be a man.
    Eat your broccoli.
    We’re rooting for you and your arteries, Joe.