What Say You, Jaboo?

January 24th, 2017
Odd man out come Super Bowl Sunday.

Odd man out come Super Bowl Sunday.

The moment Matty Ice takes the field in Houston a week from Sunday, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, will be a lonely soul.

For when Matty Ice takes his first snap in Super Bowl LI, he will be the third starting quarterback in the NFC South to have played in a Super Bowl.

The lone starter in the division without a Super Bowl appearance? That will be Jameis.

(Ironically, Jameis has a winning record against NFC South teams. He is 3-1 vs. Matty Ice and the Dixie Chicks, 2-2 vs. Drew Brees and the Saints and 2-2 vs. the Stinking Panthers — 1-2 facing Cam Newton and 1-0 vs. the Scourge of Lovie, Derek Anderson.)

Perhaps to this end, as Jameis promised the day after the season finale against the Stinking Panthers, Jameis said he would take off two weeks and begin working out to prepare for 2017. Jameis fibbed a bit, however. He took off three weeks. Yesterday, Jameis streamed video on Instagram (and Joe supposes Snapchat, as well, but Joe doesn’t dabble in Snapchat) of himself working out in serious agility drills.

Yeah, it may be the offseason, but for Jameis, the work for 2017 has already begun.

29 Responses to “What Say You, Jaboo?”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “The lone starter in the division without a Super Bowl appearance? That will be Jameis.”

    Drew Brees: 38 (16 yrs pro)
    Matt Ryan: 31 (9 yrs pro)
    Cam Newton: 27 (6 yrs pro)
    Jameis Winston: 23 (2 yrs pro)

    Give him time Joe. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Jameis will get us there.

  2. 941BUC Says:

    I honestly think next year will be our year to shine.

  3. Tampa Tony Says:

    Look at Matt Ryan’s first year under Kyle Shannahan, he looked uncomfortable and turned the ball over over 20 times. He reduced his turnovers this year and the won 11 games. If Jameis learns to protect the ball maybe the Bucs make that jump. Up to Jameis to change his decision making though

    Go Bucs!!

  4. Joeypoppems Says:

    Honestly dont understand the point of this post lol. So Carson Wentz is the only QB in the NFC East to not play in the playoffs. Same can be said for Goff in the NFC West. I dont understand what the point of these facts are when they just started their careers.

  5. No_Bucs_Given Says:

    Jaboo been on twitter at like 5/6am this week. He’s back at it!

  6. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Tony a great a run game can reduce pass attempts and thusly reduce some of those turnovers you speak of.

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    Jameis will get us there. Sooner than later and more than once.

  8. 1nebuc Says:

    When its all aside and done JABOO will have more than all of them combined .
    Cam won’t make it back
    Breese won’t either . So that leaves him with (1)
    Matt Ryan has the team to get back but only see them getting (1)
    JABOO is 23 and will be there in 2 years. He is very greedy when it comes to football success (think Brady ) .

  9. Not there yet Says:

    Super bowl appearances after now many years though? That stat is for losers, especially since the kid has only played two seasons

  10. Jim Says:

    Everyone has chosen to forget that Winston, immediately after being selected as the number one draft pick, said he was taking the Bucs to the Superbowl. He didn’t mean in 4 or 5 (or 6) years, and he wasn’t understood as meaning that. Well, next season this saga continues. Looking forward to it…

  11. Dewey Selmon Says:

    What say you? I still don’t know what you saying Joe.

  12. Tampa Tony Says:

    @ Nole-he had a great run game his first year and turned it over a lot. The great, franchise QB’s don’t put their teams in bad situations and give away free points. Once he learns to protect the ball he will be a true franchise qb until then he’s just a young inconsistent qb. I’m rooting for him to improve drastically

  13. America's Commenter Says:

    I think it’s time the Joes update Winston’s moniker because he’s did not make the current Pro Bowl roster. Let’s give Winston something to chew on for a year as a little extra motivation to end his regression.

    The moment Matty Ice takes the field in Houston a week from Sunday, America’s Quarterback, former Pro Bowl alternate Jameis Winston, will be a lonely soul.

  14. Poor Glennon Says:

    Unless he works on his accuracy. He’ll never take this team anywhere. Freeman 2.0. Well that’s maybe not fair. If our defence can be dominant. Thus thrusting him into a game manager role. That would drop his passing attempts. Therefore he might cut down those 5 horrible passes. He makes per game. Down to 2 or 3

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Correct Jim. The kid’s on a mission.

  16. chipbuc Says:

    Tampa Tony your statement that Winston’s first year he had a good running game is true. But i think for a first year QB his turn overs were mostly confined to a few bad games. The two Carolina games, Tenn. game, Dallas game. Besides that he had a exceptionally good year for a first year QB. I think you are trying to hold Winston to a veteran QBs standard. Is Winston a franchise QB right now? No,but nobody has said he is right now. But his potential is screaming Franchise QB. So take a chill pill and watch the progression.

  17. LakeLandBuc Says:

    This team has to fill a lot of holes before talking Super Bowl.32 teams dream about making it to the Big Dance, but only two are going to make it. It’s ok to wish and dream, but it’s even better to be realistic. Build a team that’s capable of reaching the Super Bowl, then start taking Super Bowl.

  18. Tampa Tony Says:

    @chip- nearly every post here refers to Jameis as a franchise qb. I think we all want him to be something he’s yet to prove.

  19. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Could you define “franchise QB” for us?

  20. RustyRhinos Says:

    Tampa tony, Wow hit the nail every post! I agree with them all.

    It is Great to see/read about our QB focused working on getting better every day and working in every way to be a success.
    Driven! Exciting times ahead!

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Stpete- Jameis is a young QB making young QB mistakes is what I think Tamp Tony is saying. I will also go on record as saying that he needs to clean it up. He’s the best QB Buc fans have seen since the likes of Doug Williams so it’s easy to get over-excited. He’ll get there and he’ll get us to the SB eventually. But, he and every other player on this roster needs to keep working.
    Oh, we might want to add a few weapons along the way!

  22. Tampa Tony Says:

    @St Pete

    I qualify a franchise QB as a guy who gives you a chance to win every week. No matter what kind of defense you are playing against, who elevates his teammates play, is clutch, keeps drives alive with smart decisions and protects the ball.

    Jameis has shown some of those traits but not consistent enough to earn that franchise label. Remember the same media who are giving him the label did so with Freeman as well

  23. OAR Says:

    Run game?….ask the Patriots. Out of the six SBs they have played in under Bilicheck and Brady, only two them did they have 1000+ rushers. When they won SB in 2014 their leading rusher only had 412 yds.

  24. Bucsfanman Says:

    @OAR- No 1,000 yard rusher but over 1,700 team rushing yards. They ranked 18th in that category in 2014.
    You STILL need a run-game!

  25. Ed Says:

    Jameis likes to go downfield and often he is forcing the ball into tight windows. His inaccurate throws are either too high, too far ahead of receiver or behind them. Rarely does he underthrow anyone.

    His ability to scramble to extend plays is phenomenal, maybe only Aaron Rogers is better throwing from the edges. If he can just shorten his throwing motion and stop over striding it will help his accuracy.

    I think he can make that jump and when he does he’ll be one of the best QBs in the league. At the moment he is a good quarterback but the interceptions and overthrown balls are holding him back.

    Next year I’m hoping he figures it out. Emotions can effect decision making. He should watch film of Rogers, Brady and Matt Ryan, the cool they play with gives them a big edge over defenses since they don’t let bad things get them off goals.

  26. webster Says:

    Tampa tony,

    Ryans team got better around him. You know like mack a pro bowl center, sanu and other offensive weapons. New rookies on defense that are major contributors. Stop trying to make it seems that jameis is holding this team back. Maybe ryan not having to carry the team because the defense sucked last year led to the reduction in turnovers. When the bucs had a 5 game win streak, you did not see the turnovers from winston because he did not have to do it all and carry the team. Its more than just the quarterback.

  27. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    @Tampa Tony

    That’ a fair answer. Given that criteria I think you’re being a little tough on #3 since he’s done a lot of that but I concede not all..yet.

    I think many of us believe that he’s done enough already to think year 3 he will truly blossom. But I accept your criticism even if I believe it a bit harsh for #3 in his first two years.

    But I take your point. I call #3 a franchise QB because IMHO he’s shown enough skill and improvement from year one to two to believe if he makes the same amount of improvement between year two and three he’s going to be special.

  28. Tampa Tony Says:


    Look at the 5 game win streak, Jameis was still turning the ball over. I think he turned it over in every game but 1 during that streak. Those wins were mainly because of the d not the play of the offense

  29. DrHoagy Says:

    Joe likes to draw heat and start conversations. It draws people to the site. Making statements like berating a 2nd year QB for not making the Super Bowl does just that. Long time readers should know this by now.
    I must admit it is fun reading the comments.