Jameis Talks Jacquizz, Martin

December 28th, 2016
martin and winston

“Franchise” player

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, gave his blessing to Doug Martin today at One Buc Palace.

Jameis said he doesn’t get involved or think about personnel matters or share feelings on coach’s decisions, but Jameis stood behind his running backs and called Martin a “franchise running back.”

How would you feel if Martin wasn’t a part of the team Sunday or next season? Jameis was asked.

“I can’t speak on that,” Jameis said. “Like I said with Vincent [Jackson], we got a lot of players that wasn’t able to play for us this year whether it was injury or coach’s decision. You know, but at the end of the day, we got to find a way to make it happen. That’s what I’m concerned about.

“I know we got a great franchise running back in Doug Martin. I’m not worried about his situation. I’m concerned about how can we improve, how can I get better, how can I help put this team in better situations to win football games when it’s time to win a playoff game. That’s what I got to focus on.”

Joe asked Jameis to talk about what he sees from Jacquizz Rodgers.

“He’s just what you call a competitor that’s going to take advantage of his opportunities,” Jameis said. “You know, he ain’t going to say much, going to sit in the shadows, but when it’s his turn, he’s going to be the brightest star out there on the field.

“And I thank him for his selflessness and just being ready at any given time. You know, when you got a high-caliber running back like we have at this franchise, like our main guy is our running back on the offensive side of the ball, and you got another guy that bounced from place to place and Coach Koetter gave him another opportunity to be here with him. And he took advantage of it, man. I just thank him. We owe a lot to Jacquizz Rodgers.”

It’s family first for Jameis, and he found a smooth way to publicly stand behind coaches and players. Well done, Jameis.

17 Responses to “Jameis Talks Jacquizz, Martin”

  1. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    And to all you FSU haters out there Cam Akers just commited. Eat ya f@$!in hearts out Dalvin’s replacement already on deck.

  2. Kobe Faker Says:

    LOL, I think jameis should be the head coach and GM…we might be in the playoffs

    Its a shame that a 22 year old have to cover the incompetance of the head coach and lead the whole organization (gm and FO)

    a 22 year old kid did a better job addressing this crisis than our foot in mouth dieseased Head clown and cartoon character BOO BOO.

    LOL, and we are going to win with this management and coaching?

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    next year, martin will rush for over 1,000 yards….that’s his M.O…..last year was good, this year bad, next year good again….GO BUCS!!!!

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    @KOBE….I cant disagree with you…..dirk has to make some major improvements….mostly learning how NOT to quit on his team…..trying an onside kick with 2mintues and 3 timeouts left is horrible coaching….maybe he needs to give up play calling duties so he can focus on every aspect of the game, not just offense…..GO BUCS!!!!

  5. Skyline Crew Says:

    At least he calls himself out. Hope he does work on his mistakes, because he hasn’t from last year. He has got to make better decisions when throwing the ball.

  6. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’m just trying to recall when I’ve ever seen a starting RB benched the last two games of the season when he was healthy and remained with said team the next season. I can’t recall.

  7. Kobe Faker Says:


    Doug was practising all week with the starters and was IN THE GAMEPLAN!

    Everyplayer was surprised and didnt know till 30 minutes before our must win most important game of the year

    how did it not effect the players emotionally and mentally?


    going to war with my brothers?

  8. Gencoimports Says:

    How many times have the Bucs got rid of a player only to see them excel with another team?

  9. Tony in Los Angeles Says:

    I usually don’t pay attention to what “kobe faker” writes or says, but is he serious with his ramblings or just a troll who plays ignorant for effect?

  10. Rrsrq Says:

    Agreeing with Kobe (whaaaatttt),

    Benching Doug is equivalent to Lovie shutting down Shep when he was trying to fire the team up, yep, they are professionals but it is also a game of emotions especially when the record is better when he plays

  11. Tony in Los Angeles Says:

    Bucs’ record in games Martin started and completed: 6-1

    Bucs’ record in games without Martin (including game he left early injured): 2-6

    Any questions?

  12. Jameis Winston praises odd-man-out Doug Martin - Sundays Are For Football Says:

    […] “I know we got a great franchise running back in Doug Martin,” Winston told reporters on Wednesday, via JoeBucsFan.com. “I’m not worried about his situation. I’m concerned about how can we improve, how can I get better, how can I help put this team in better situations to win football games when it’s time to win a playoff game. That’s what I got to focus on.” […]

  13. cmurda Says:

    The Winston detractors amuse me. Here’s a guy playing with 2 weapons on offense and one of them is a tight end. There are other quarterbacks, ahem, Aaron Rodgers that has 3 WR’s, a TE, and RB to spread it to. The improvement we made this year shows that if we get JW some more weapons, notably another stud WR, we will be playoff caliber for several years. JW will win at least 1 SB and he will likely also be the MVP of said Superbowl(s).

    We have several holes still on the team and we were in the thick of the hunt until the last 2 games. We need a WR, RT, Center, DE, Safety and DT.

  14. Gencoimports Says:

    We also need a CB, considering Grimes’ age. I think we actually need 2 new WRs to support Evans and Winston.

  15. Pa Privateer Says:

    Sims just went to IR

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs need at least one #2 WR, then a #4 and hopefully a #5 – and keep Shepard as a swing guy who can be a special teams ace or apparently be our #2 WR.

    Having to now get a RB in the offseason, ugh. Seems like a problem Dirk created for himself. Nothing wrong with Martin other than he gets hurt a lot, but I saw zero lack of effort, I saw bad play calling and Martin almost never getting out of the backfield without having to break a tackle, and when he did get an opening he was hitting the holes hard. Man this seems like such a waste. Sims isn’t a starting RB and gets injured all the time and Rodgers has been a nice story but there’s zero history that shows he’ll be anything other than a backup level player next year.

    On the positive side the Bucs have the most cap room of any team in the NFL so they’ll be able to eat Martin’s contract and easily sign anyone they want. Of course the team could use a 2015 all-pro runningback, but Dirk is loyal to his Falcon players.

  17. Brandon Bob Says:

    Martin has sucked this year. No one is arguing that. It’s about time an underachiever gets sat down. Perform well and play. It’s easier when you look at performance and not contracts. Dirk should be credited, not bashed.