Saluting America

December 17th, 2016
Talkin' Jameis

Talkin’ Jameis

Yesterday, as part of a parade of Bucs types across national media outlets the past week or so, Mr. Beasting, Robert Ayers, hopped on “Good Morning Football” seen on the NFL Network to rap about America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Jameis may be the heart and soul of the offense if not the team, and Kwon Alexander may be the Jameis of the defense, but let there be no mistake: When Ayers puts on his shoulder pads, he turns from a sharp-dressed, polite gentleman into a nasty pitbull who hasn’t been fed for two days.

Many Bucs folks talk about how Ayers dog-cussed and bullied his teammates after the Thursday night debacle against the Dixie Chicks for what he felt was substandard play, part of the reason why the defense has shined in recent weeks.

But when talkin’ Jameis, you could see and hear Ayers has much respect for the franchise.

“It is definitely an honor to be part of his journey,” Ayers said. “He is such a tremendous talent but he such a great person as well.

“He is real contagious as far as his positive energy. He wants to win, man. I’m a competitor too. I want to win at everything I do. He’s the same way. He really rubs off on the offensive line, the running backs, the receivers, the special teams even the coaching staff.

“It’s great to be a part of that and be a part of his path.”

The addition of Ayers may be the best free agent signing of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.

Sure, Brent Grimes may be a better player providing a bigger impact on the field. But it is Ayers’ drive and sky-high standards and willingness to call out players for lack of effort or hustle or play that the team sorely needed.

8 Responses to “Saluting America”

  1. Lev Says:

    Where is the comish podcast joe?

  2. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Licht is doing a great job, even in spite of the RA “be clever” pick. The Bucs have their GM, and they have their coach (although I wish he could be less conservative in his playcalling), and they have their franchise QB! Finally, we have a rock solid foundation. Go BUCS!!

    Harry predicts a close game Sunday with a win for the Bucs! Got that straight from Pablo!

  3. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Tampa bay !!!!!!!!!

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Real recognize Real

    Ayers is straight up Dog on the field and emotional healer/counselor/uplifter for the team off the field. His play commands respect and his experience and demeanor demands that you listen intently and make changes to your approach when Robert says you ain’t doin your job well enough. He holds himself to the highest standard of effort on every play and boldly (+ vocally) expects everyone around him to do exactly the same.

    Robert Ayers is just the emotional spark that our defense needed to orchestrate this almost unbelievable turnaround. It all starts up front and every D-line player (as well as the back 7 by attrition) is playing better and more relentlessly since Robert returned to the lineup.

    Jameis (minus the “experience”) is this same type of leader – only multiplied!!!

    I’ve talked about this “IT” factor many times with those that didn’t understand the importance of “IT” regarding Winston in the past – both pre draft and post. Numerous past exchanges on that subject with tickdr come to mind…

    Well now EVERYONE sees and understands what Jameis Winston brings to the table. Not just FSU and now Buccaneer fans – but the entire NFL including the dolting national media. Hell – one day Bucnut and Tampa Tony might even come around to some begrudging level of respect – LOL

    All Hail the MESSIAH!

  5. DelawareBucsfan Says:

    Well said pickgrin, well said. You took the words outta my mouth haha

  6. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Pickgrin, I remember a few exchanges between you & myself as well before the ‘Jameis’ draft and I admit that I was totally oblivious to the True Impact that Jameis’ leadership wouldhave on our team & organization…

    I’ve never been more wrong about a player and I’ve never been happier to have been so wrong about something.


  7. Pickgrin Says:

    Erik – of all the pre-draft Jameis “haters” – you best exemplify how a true fan should behave once the player you didn’t want was drafted. Kudos. Of course Jameis pretty quickly forced you and all ‘haters’ to change their tune and concede that the kid is pretty damn good – whether you liked him or not (what’s not to like? says every FSU fan that saw what he did in College) – but you made a very quick and dramatic turnaround once Winston became a Buc and deserve to be commended for it.

  8. Mojiska Says:

    Anyone else see the video of a jameis warmup speech? AWESOME!!!