Jameis: Leadership Toughest In NFL

June 23rd, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

Forget the elite athletes and the bad, dangerous men trying to rip his head off and destroy his career.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, isn’t thinking about the field of play when you ask him about the adjustment to professional football.

Recently on Podcast One, Jameis was asked about the difference between being a championship level quarterback in college and the pros. Jameis went right to the leadership card and the challenges of connecting with an entire roster.

“Being able to get grown men to unite,” Jameis said, “you know, men with different backgrounds and different families and, obviously, different situations. Some of these men have kids; some of these men don’t have kids. So just being able to lead every individual and everyone in different situations and get them to come together to unite to play together for the same goal … whereas college, you’re basically with your peers. You know, you’re with [the college] guys every day, most of you all are in the same situation, all y’all broke and coming from a home just trying to make a way.”

That answer immediately reminded Joe of when Joe asked Jameis late in the 2015 season what impact Vincent Jackson had on him.

He explained then that V-Jax was a communication mentor.

”His stature, how he talks to another man, how he addresses his teammates. And that helped me, especially talking with defensive guys, who are guys that don’t really know my personality as much,” Jameis said of V-Jax. “Try to, you know, have a serious conversation with them because it’s hard to talk to somebody on the other side of the ball, because I might not see eye-to-eye all the time. But Vincent has definitely helped me, especially with addressing teammates and just being great teammate and being a great overall professional in this league.”

It will be interesting to see what kind of Year 3 step Jameis takes in leadership and maturity. Yes, Joe’s assuming it’s a step forward toward the realm of quarterbacks Jameis is tired of hearing about.

12 Responses to “Jameis: Leadership Toughest In NFL”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    All Hail the Messiah!

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    To be old and wise you first have to be young and dumb. Winston is 23 and entering his 3rd year. I think we know who’s locker room this is. Jameis has a ability to make his teammates feel welcome, wanted and a each player is a piece of a puzzle to complete the whole picture.

  3. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    I’m looking forward to less leadership articles and more about Winston as a top 5 QB in the NFL. He’s gonna get there, it’s just a matter of time, but I’m looking forward to him being known for that AS MUCH AS his leadership.

  4. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    A natural one..

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    The world needs more like Jameis. Dedication Hard work and personal responsibility. he is a driven winner.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    ^^^Enough said!

  7. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Praise be

  8. firethecannons Says:

    Jameis is fearless, always has been. Fear is the mindkiller, but he wouldn’t know–he never goes there. There were times when he was under extreme duress and pressure because of that stupid woman, and he would have an incredible game. Times that he was on the verge of indictment, yet he was super focused on the field. His success is just a matter of time.

    Seriously folks–watch for Jameis to be ultra dialed in during Patriots game.

  9. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Random stat that I had to post before I forgot about it.

    In 2015; Kirk Cousins had 8 TDs to 6 Ints in the 6 games he played without Desean Jackson.

    In the other games in which Djax played; he had 21 TDs to 5 interceptions.

    That 8 TD to 6 Int stretch includes a 3 TD to 0 Int performance against Lovie’s sh1t pass defense that gave up 70% completion to any one throwing the ball…

    Let’s ignore that game then. In 5 other games without Djax; Cousins had 5 TDs to 6 interceptions. In 10 games with Djax; he had 20 TDs to 5 Interceptions.


  10. OneBuC55 Says:

    The NFL is for a rude awakening…You can’t give Jameis Mike Evans and freaking DeSean Jackson…not mention, the numerous over weapons available to Winston that are now enhanced just because of Jackson’s addition…I expect a record breaking season offensively…As for Jameis’ leadership qualities, Demar Dotson said it best…”he does all of the right things on and off the field and he works so hard you can’t help but follow him”…

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Great stats digup there Lord C.

    Man – if DJax can have that kind of impact on the Buccaneers offence – lawd have mercy…

    I expect DJax to look and perform “as advertised” on the field this year – but if I have a concern – its with his ability to STAY on the field. Only twice has DJax played in all 16 games over a 9 year career.

    Thank God we drafted Godwin. That young man has a chance to break out and be a difference maker in his rookie year I believe. But hopefully its because he’s the 3rd fire-breathing head of a 3 headed monster at WR the Bucs are about to unleash on the NFL – and not because he’s getting a bunch of trial by fire playing time at outside receiver due to a DJax or Evans injury.

  12. dooshlarue Says:

    I’m excited like the rest of you, but please remember that an injury or a suspension or a combination of BS can turn this bus around fast.

    I’m cautiously optimistic and looking forward to this season.

    Glad we have Jameis and happy to see a positive post from tmax!

    I think I’ll go get some ice cream now……..