February 5th, 2017

New description for James.

Joe had most often heard folks refer to America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, as a gunslinger.

But a Dixie Chicks cornerback told Joe last week during “Super Bowl Opening Night” that Jameis is more than a gunslinger. In fact, what backup corner Deji Olatoye called Jameis was a first for Joe.

“He’s a dual-threat quarterback,” Olatoye said.

In a way, Olatyoe said he is lucky. Neither while playing for the 2015 Cowboys nor this season did he have to face Jameis. He never played against the Bucs, but that doesn’t mean Olatoye doesn’t monitor Jameis.

“He is fast, his eyes are always downfield and he is strong,” Olatoye said. “He is able to shake out of what looks like a sure sack and get the ball out.

“He is a great young talent. He seems to be growing into his own.”

Joe also asked Olatoye if playing in the strongest quarterback division helped the Dixie Chicks get to today’s Super Bowl because at least six times a year he and his defense faces Pro Bowl quarterbacks or better, a Hall of Famer.

Olatoye didn’t disagree.

“You cannot really match that,” Olatoye said. “At the same time we have to go against Matt Ryan in practice every day to straighten up this D. Before you see another quarterback, you have to get through training camp with him.”

27 Responses to ““Dual-Threat””

  1. NFLNut Says:

    Call Jameis whatever you want … I just call him the QB who accomplished more in his first 22 years of life than any QB before him had done … and a future first ballot HOF’er.

  2. 941BUC Says:

    Joe any interviews that mentioned Americas Quarterback or The Bucs D?

  3. Harry in Costa Rica Says:


  4. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    It’s crazy how much I love my QB

  5. Pawel Says:

    I wonder if Louis Murphy and Jackson played all season would we made it to playoffs.

  6. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    #3 is a sneaky good runner. He simply doesn’t have straight ahead foot speed but he is very, very, elusive and he’s hard to tackle. He has enough size and again his football “feel” is just amazing.

    When all the draft talk about #3 focused on him being a pure pocket QB…especially compared to Mariota..and his plodding 40 times…I think everybody wrote him off as a runner. But I saw some FSU highlights that said otherwise. Yeah he’s slow but he’s still a good runner. Doug Martin had two good seasons as a runner and for an RB he’s a real plodder.

    So #3 is not going to take it to the house from beyond the 30….but that run against Atlanta in 15 was just freaking awesome. And his incredible escape this year and toss to ME was also amazing. #3 has heart and the incredible will to win.

  7. BigHogHaynes Says:

    We must CONTINUE TO BUILD THE WALL, and we must get WEAPONS FOR JAMEIS, it is my hope that a new face will emerge in our Defensive Backfield, and we get another talented player or two on the D-Line! BUILD A WALL…..but not in Mexico……dumb ass!

  8. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    BUILD IT!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Stpetebucsfan..kind of what I was eluding to back in the day.

    The kid also processes things very quickly.

    The kid is also ever elusive in the pocket.

    The latter is what I used to bang on my desk about for 4 straight months when peeps would come on here telling me how elusive MM was in the pocket.

    Damn that used to make me spit nails. It was as if no one watched the kid play in college.

    I still defend the kid to this day and the reason is simple. He’s already exceeded my year 2 expectations. In fact over-exceeded them. So I’m pretty much not worried about “mechanics” and “overthrows”. I really don’t want to tinker too much with the new sports car, or it might not ever rub the same again

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  10. Issic Haggins Says:

    How many times was Brady hit this year and How many times was Jameis hit………. Someone please pull up those numbers and the formula becomes very clear !!!

    BTW this also makes your running game and D much better , the O Line is by far the most important ingredient for the Bucs success and the rest are not even close.

    If you ever get a chance ask Tom Brady ( lol) because he has been a beneficiary of a coach that realizes just that and you can find times that Brady didn’t play well and it was due to the OLine being in transition. The Patriots are the absolute masters at getting an O Line to Gel , they are the best in the buisness by far !!! How many qb s have a great o line 95 percent of their career, Tom your very very Lucky Man !!!

    I sure hope someone can pull up those numbers and it will become clear the the Bucs had better get it fixed as they are taking Jameis for granted , He is tough, he’s a gamer, he can take it !!!

    Better wake up Licht !!! It’s your job and your career also ,because when you ruin or waste a talent/ #1 pick you will be labeled …………This isn’t only about talent it’s also about coaching and you had better have best !!!

  11. JAB83 Says:

    Smartest investment ever by an owner… They payed out millions for sorry coaches and the got a quarterback!!!

    New age math? Or the old elixir?

  12. gotbbucs Says:

    @ Pawel

    I can’t say if those two guys would have made a difference, but a competent #2 on the outside would have made a huge difference. A Vincent Jackson type from two years ago would have been huge. Or, an ASJ that wasn’t an absolute a$$ bag would have been great.

  13. StPeteBucsfan Says:


    Your stories are spot on. I’d stick to them too. In fact I just copy them. LOL

  14. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jameis always makes me laugh when he runs past the line of scrimmage, pump fakes, and defenders still bite on it! Gets me every time.

  15. LakeLandBuc Says:

    We were having this same conversation about Cam newton a few seasons ago. ” What a Dual-Threat he is” .. Now he can barely get out of bed and dress himself. His shoulder is so banged up, he can barley throw a football 20 yards without pain. And his accuracy is way off. These hits that Jameis are taking, will take a toll on his body. 109 hits last season, if nothing don’t change, he will meet the same fate as Cam.

  16. MadMax Says:

    If we’re not going Dline with our first, and we want weapons for JW3, trade down…..not sure how it could occur but WR Zay Jones, RB Alvin Kamara, TE Jordan Leggett…..then hit O line.

    RB Alvin Kamara highlight… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l-LpaPTjbU

  17. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I take your point Lakeland but I do not believe #3 takes nearly as many and certainly not as brutal hits as Cam. Because Cam is a giant and can run over other players he has used that to the best of his ability. He is some incredibly violent collisions.

    The only time I see #3 do that is at the goalline…perhaps trying to convert a 3rd down…just as he’s a sneaky good runner…he’s slipper in the pocket…he rarely gets blasted like McCown and MG8. MG8 of course was a defenseless statue…but McCown was simply playing behind a horrid OL. #3 usually has some wiggle in him when he gets hit. Cam doesn’t even care…he’s a giant and he’s going to run over someone…as long as his body holds up.

  18. Issic Haggins Says:

    Lakeland Buc can you find the Brady number it may make it a lil clearer for some, I will venture it is probably less than half of the 109 that 3 took.

  19. Issic Haggins Says:

    BTW Brady’s completion percentage drops 25 points when pressured which is worse than numerous other QB s but he is never pressured and is around 75 percent when not .

  20. NFLNut Says:


    Many Bucs fans and even people like me who are merely fans of Jameis would like to see the Bucs add some better offensive lineman … however … it seems pretty clear that the Bucs front office likes the line they already have.

    LT: D Smith/Wester
    LG: Sweezy/Pamphile/E Smith
    C: Hawley/Gottschalk
    RG: Marpet/Benenoch
    RT: Dotson/Cherilus

    Now … it seems really, really clear that the coaching staff and front office is really high on just about every one of the above ten players, other than the centers and backup RT/LG.

    Personally I wouldn’t mind seeing the team draft a starting quality RT like Ramcyzk, Robinson or Bolles and a starting quality center in the 2nd or 3rd round like Pocic … HOWEVER the team may feel Sweezy is ready to start and play heavy minutes going forward and that Marpet can move to center which would leave them with no holes in the starting lineup at all … so … if that is what they believe they may just take a project tackle in the later rounds to development and replace Dotson in the future.

    What I’m saying is, while I understand you need to protect Jameis first and foremost and you need a quality line … the front office may feel they are already 10 deep and do not need or even want to draft a single offensive lineman and that they would rather invest in #WeaponsForWinston and I sure wouldn’t fault them for doing so.

    I mean, just imagine the Bucs can sign Alshon Jeffrey and Adrian Peterson and then draft OJ Howard, Dede Westbrook and Joe Mixon … and end up moving Marpet to “C” … wouldn’t EVERY BUCS FAN ON EARTH be happy with the following:

    QB: Jameis
    RB: Peterson/Mixon/Quizz/Sims
    TE: Howard/Brate
    WR1: Evans
    WR2: Jeffrey
    Slot: Westbrook/Humphries
    LT: D Smith/Wester
    LG: Pamphile/ E Smith
    C: Marpet/Hawley
    RG: Sweezy/Beneonch
    RT: Dotson/Cherilus … and a project RT in the later rounds

    I don’t know about you but that looks like a potentially DOMINANT OFFENSE ….


  21. Guzzie Says:

    I think JW got a lot faster after losing his extra weight he probably runs in the 4.7-4.8 range now

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Quadruple Threat.

    He “overthrows wr’s”, has “bad mechanics”, takes “way too many sacks”, and throws “too many INT’s”.

    He’ll never amount to anything!

  23. NFLNut Says:

    Buc1987 … Jameis is better at his age than any QB ever … think about that.

  24. Duke Says:

    @nflnut, you may want to think about satire. The literary style, not the gem stone.

  25. NFLNut Says:

    What I said is 100% true … name another QB in history that at Jameis’ age has accomplished as much as Jameis … Heisman, National Title, National Title Game MVP, 26-1 NCAA record, #1 pick, 8,000+ yards, 50 TD’S, etc., etc., etc.,.

    I’m waiting …

  26. Broy34 Says:

    Trade down trade down trade down. Need a New England draft. Fresh young talent everywhere. Unless a premier talent is there that hung around. Cuz drafting 19 sometimes is as good as 32

  27. Duke Says:


    Nice job missing the point. Again..
    Buc87 comments were sarcastic and He’s all in with JW