Workin’ Jameis

April 4th, 2017

No rest.

Lots of NFL players share video of themselves working out just about every day on Instagram.

Shoot, if Kwon Alexander or Hey Jude or Louis Murphy (yes, Joe understands he’s not currently with the Bucs) doesn’t upload a workout video on Instagram, it’s a rare day.

So when Joe first saw the video America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, posted to Instagram of him throwing a ball around, Joe initially was unmoved. Yawn, so what?

Then, Joe noticed it is brilliant.

Jameis showed targets rigged up in his backyard for passing drills. Not many quarterbacks do that. But what impressed Joe was he has his dog, “Tootsie,” trained to be an attacking defensive end so Jameis can practice scrambling and footwork while throwing passes.

Joe’s just going to guess Tootsie is a bit quicker than any defensive end Jameis has tried to avoid.

In the video embedded below, you can see Jameis throwing to his backyard targets after dodging Tootsie. For the easily irritated crowd who constantly kevtch Jameis is inaccurate, how many targets did he miss in the video?

This, friends, is dedication.

No #offseason. Ball is life. Training with my @bsnsports pass & snap trainer #preparation #dreamforever

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42 Responses to “Workin’ Jameis”

  1. BigHogHaynes Says:

    This guy needs MIXON in his back/field! He’s that damn good!!

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Tootsie looked more like DaQuan Bowers than Simeon Rice on that “passrush” but its still a pretty cool setup in his back yard. Except for having to jump the iron fence to retrieve the ball from his neighbors yard every time he hits that target on the rt side.

    Way to stay on topic with the 1st comment Hog.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    misses that target on the rt side..

    Edit button please Joe – can’t be that hard to create an edit button for one’s own comments.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Hey day, I think about how lucky we are to have Jameis Winston on our team.
    It changes the outlook for every upcoming season.
    With Mr. Winston as our QB- every year, its possible to end up in the Superbowl.
    Every year, it changes the attitude of the draft, from feeling desperate, to feeling like we are adding to a dangerous team.

    In all my years as a Buc fan, the years with Jameis have been some of the most positve, the most fun!

    Lets draft him some dedicated weapons- and start winning some playoff games!

  5. Canadianbucsfan Says:

    I don’t agree with you often but I would like to see the bucs draft Mixon aswell. What he did was awful but a team will give him a second chance and they will benefit from it.

  6. Canadianbucsfan Says:

    If you could land Mixon in the 3rd (big if) but, that happens you almost automatically had a good draft

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    Glad to see Jameis working on his accuracy but Joe it makes you look bad when you defend his accuracy especially when he was 26% on throws over 20 yards last year.

  8. Lunchbox Says:

    Unless I missed something, it sounded like Joe was applauding Jameis’s attempting to improve on last years accuracy issues.

  9. Ndog Says:

    Again Tony showing your lack of football knowledge. If you’ve ever played qb or wr in your life you would know that you can’t always blame the qb for over throws. There is the depth of the route, the release, the getting off the jam, the difference in speed of receivers, the coverage forcing a throw to a difference spot than anticipated. But when you go into a discussion with your mind already made up, for instance you don’t like Jameis, you are going to see what you want to see.

  10. gilhealy Says:

    @Lunchbox- You didn’t miss anything. Snowflake Tony never misses a chance to criticize Jameis. Look away. We know his agenda.

  11. Jim Says:

    Great soxs!

  12. Evo Says:

    Well said ndog!

    It often annoys me on Monday when I hear people speak of his turnovers. When he fumbled. If an o lineman gets beat clean of the line. 31 of 32 qb’s will get stripped. Or if his arm is hit and the pass is off target. How are those his fault? Still counts as a turnover though.

    The stat readers only see 3 turnovers instead of one truly bad throw forced into coverage. A strip sack, and another int where his arm was hit on his release cause his lineman was on skates. To me that’s only one true turnover.

    We need smarter buc fans. Glad alot of us are smart enough to know the difference

  13. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    NDog for the win. Its great to see how many people become experts because they look up a couple stats but don’t know the whys or the hows behind them.

  14. Pawel Says:

    In addition, hes wearing Bolts cap.

  15. DallasBuc Says:

    Can’t he afford a bigger piece of property?

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    Let’s not pretend any of us know the playbook. When he’s consistently overthrowing to different receivers who is the constant in the equation? I don’t know why there are so many people who blame every player but Jameis when there is consistent over throws as turnovers. Does he need help with weapons and better tackle play? Hell yes, but even Koetter has stated how he needs to get better protecting the ball.

    Your right Ndog, I never played QB or WR, I played Defense. Did it pretty well to earn a partial scholarship. Never had NFL talent but it helped me quite a bit. Have a pretty thick skin so a few immature comments from those who can’t handle real talk doesn’t bother me either. Love the work ethic by Jameis hope it helps him

  17. mike10 Says:

    Love the dedication.

    Let’s hope it helps him with that downfield accuracy. No one should ever overthrow MEvans

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    When Winston signs his 2nd contract…

    Perhaps they’ll shut up.

  19. ndog Says:

    mike10 see that is the perception that causes people like Tony to get it wrong. While yes Mike Evans is a great player when you don’t get separation on go routes (or the 9) that makes that throw very difficult because they are pushing back and forth so the speed of both players is thrown off greatly. So when you let the ball go thinking it is going to land in the arms of the WR at the 25 for instance (going towards the endzone) but due to all the back and forth they only get to the 28 it appears that is a overthrown ball. Now if the WR really got separation and was running clean that is 100% on the QB but lets be honest for as great as Evans is him blowing by defenders is not what he does best. Now D. Jackson is another story and that is why I am sure the magically we will see Jamies get “better” on the deep throws this year.

  20. Dylan Says:

    Pretty late

  21. Tampa Tony Says:

    Ndog-This isn’t college, wr’s rarely get large amounts of separation at this level. But you are right Evans is not a burner and down field throws need to be more accurate for him as his game is better at grabbing the ball at its highest point and using his size and body to his advantage. Completing 26% of your throws that travel 20 or more yards in the air is partly the QB’s fault. Because, there has been a fair amount of times where Evans is open and isn’t hit with ball.

    Even Jameis’s defenders know his game isn’t complete so why make all the excuses for him?

  22. Wausa Says:

    I play basketball on a regular basis and I mainly play point. It’s amazing how much better I am at passing the ball when I have better players on my team.

    Logic would tell you its what should happen this year for Jamies with having better players to distribute the ball.

    I think Jamies needs to improve his deep throws but even if he doesn’t I think we will see dramatic improvement just because of whom he will be able to throw to this year.

  23. DB55 Says:

    That my quarterback! And dam proud of it! #Rejoicing

  24. ndog Says:

    Tony you’re right he is far from perfect and it not excuses but reality. Yes he needs to get better, but for example if you watched the SuperBowl maybe the greatest of all time missed many throws in that game but it doesn’t matter because he and his team won. That is what you are missing no body is perfect but yet all you do is point out his flaws day after day instead of looking at what he has meant to this franchise already and will continue to mean going forward. If you pointed out some positive things every once in awhile then people would not be all over you, but it appears no matter what is wrong with this team you ALWAYS bring out flaws with Jameis when the truth is without him we are the Cleveland Browns.

  25. SOEbuc Says:

    Plain and simple, I love this video. I now truly believe ball is life for this our rising young franchise QB. Such a great attitude and dedication toward his work ethic. We are defiantly about to see some playoff seasons soon Bucs fans, likely very deep in some or even the mother load.

  26. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    I’d like to see the bucs get Mixon but it would have to be in the second round cause I can almost guarantee the raiders won’t pass on him if he’s available to them in the second. I still think we can get better bang for the buc in other positions in the second round and draft a running back in the 3rd or 4th round.

  27. Tampa Tony Says:

    Ndog- I’ve stated previously I love his pocket presence, leadership, and improvisational skills. He is praised and labeled on this site and others as a “franchise qb” sorry I’m not in that camp yet until I see him improve on his defencencies.

    In my line of work I’m paid to find areas of improvement and correct them. I take that stance outside of work as well especially when I see so much praise heaped on a player that is so consistently inconsistent. Yeah the Bucs would be bad without Jameis but is that a reason to label him a franchise qb?

    Yeah Brady had a bad half in the championship game but when his team needed him he was there when was the last clutch throw Jameis made to keep a drive alive or get a TD to win a game? I like him I really do but is this fan base so desperate for a QB that we settle for the consistently inconsistent?

    Let him prove it on the field before we anoint him. I hope he turns the corner this year but after 32 games all I’ve seen from my section is a inconsistent young turnover prone qb

  28. Matt407 Says:


  29. Bucsfanman Says:

    Look, obviously the guy we’re speaking of thinks he needs to improve. He’s a 3rd year guy, there’s a lot for him to work on. If you think differently, you haven’t been watching.
    Keep working Jameis! We need you!

  30. AustinBucsFan Says:

    This Tony guy angers me. YES, he is our FRANCHISE QB. Everyone agrees, from owners, coaches and down to almost every fan (Except for yourself). You seem like a joy to be around sir.

  31. Broy34 Says:

    If tampa Tony actuality thinks he’s not a franchise quarterback then there’s nothing else to say to the fool. Because the first to ever throw 4,000 twice to start his career isn’t a franchise quarterback 😭😭😭

  32. Steve in Tsmpa Says:

    I think Tootsie had a hard time translating speed to power, lack luster in the 3 cone, but had good bend off the edge, Todd.

  33. Buc2015 Says:

    I think the vid is just a promo for the company that makes the catching targets … note they are tagged, he probably got some coin. Not being cynical here, I have zero doubt that Jameis is putting in all kinds of work.

  34. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    DallasBuc ha ha I was kinda thinking the same thing. Thought he’d have a much bigger back yard. Looking at his yard is some ugly grass. For the coin he paid I figured he’d have some thick, rich Burmuda grass back there instead it looks like he has Alaskan king crab grass back there!😂😂😂

  35. unbelievable Says:

    If the DE’s Jameis faced every week were as aggressive as that dog, we’d be undefeated.

  36. Gilhealy Says:

    Jameis doesn’t desire, nor does he want, more than he needs. That’s his nature. His money is his family’s money. His WHOLE family. This kid gets it. Plus, it’s his first contract. I like the way the team is giving him what he needs, but if that were not the case, it’s a lot easier to re sell that joint vs a more expensive property. Savvy move. When he wants, or a child dictates, he’ll upgrade.

  37. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    Tony, I feel you buddy. I mean look at this video. How can anybody see this as him doing something good to prepare for next season?! I mean really guys! Throwing on that kind of grass field has got to be detrimental to everything from his timing to his mechanics! We need to fire Licht if he doesn’t go out and sign Manziel tomorrow!

  38. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    And for those of our fans who haven’t caught on, that my fellow stick carriers, was sarcasm

  39. Frank n Furter Says:

    Can anyone tell me what the heck is Snowflake Gilhealy talking about?!

  40. SOEbuc Says:

    Tootsie is supposedly a very sweet dog but with her speed and those dominating yellow eyes, she’s the J.J. Watt of the K-9 league. You better watch yo ass Jameis, we need you this year.

  41. Dirks GreatGranpappy Says:

    Umm Tampa tony

    Ncaa doesn’t offer partial football scholarships homeslice
    It’s full Or nada

  42. NJBucFan Says:


    This is absolutely a promo for the Sports Company that makes those targets. That’s why at the end he goes out of his way to say he loves those targets and not he loves football.

    Totally agree though, he still put up targets in his backyard and is putting in work. Nothing wrong with leveraging your position to make a bit of coin while doing what you were likely going to do anyway.

    And for whoever said get a bigger property, really? He’s not Tom Brady yet, he hasn’t even signed a 2nd contract. If he had a ridiculous mansion with 50 acres, he would be criticized for being another immature kid who wasted all his signing money before he ever played a down.