“Because I Think Once That Happens, You’ll See Him Play The Position A Lot Different”

July 22nd, 2017

Derrick Brooks speaks

Major change should be coming soon to the game of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

That was at the core of an eyebrow-raising take from Derrick Brooks on Thursday.

Brooks was talking Bucs on WDAE-AM 620 and the subject of Hard Knocks and its effect on Jameis came up.

Tampa Bay’s Hall of Fame linebacker explained that he’s still mentoring Jameis regularly and the awareness of how Hard Knocks could enter a player’s head is important.

“For Jameis it’s just, ‘How do you just incorporate this into your growth plan?’ Brooks said. “And as we meet talk, you know, all the time, we’re constantly working on that growth plan and what that looks like. Now I’m interested to see when we talk again how [Hard Knocks] becomes a part of it. I don’t expect it to be a distraction, but I expect a lot of his position to come under scrutiny. For example, if he had a bad day of passing, it’s going to get overemphasized. If a camera was not there, it wouldn’t be. … So I think patience is the word that I’m going to use for Jameis. I would like for his patience to grow a lot this year. Because I think once that happens, you’ll see him play the position a lot different. And at the end of the day, I do hope it equals wins.”

Wow. That was darn interesting.

Applying basic logic to Brooks’ comments, it’s clear Brooks sees Jameis as an impatient quarterback.

That would jibe with quarterback coach Mike Bajakian saying Jameis threw too many interceptions on 3rd-and-long, turnovers that are less excusable because the expected execution of a first down on those plays is so low to start. (And that’s just one quick example of Jameis’ impatience).

Joe really can’t predict where or how 23-year-old Jameis’ maturity will develop and what might spark the most change — positive or negative. Obviously, Jameis is doing an excellent job and is staying on the right track. And Joe is not worried about Hard Knocks impacting Jameis significantly.

One day at a time, Jameis. One day at a time.

14 Responses to ““Because I Think Once That Happens, You’ll See Him Play The Position A Lot Different””

  1. Cometowin2 Says:

    We are so lucky to have Jamies. Thanks Lovie.

  2. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    What he☝said.

  3. Gilhealy Says:

    What they said

  4. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    All true great gunslingers come into the league impatient and have to learn how being patient can positively affect the results they get at their position. When the light came on regarding patience for Elway, Manning, Farve, nobody cared about how many picks they threw their first couple of seasons…unless they were an anal-lytical talking head.

  5. Zwak Says:

    Brooks will be the GM for the Bucs one day!!

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    What an incredible stroke of luck for we Buc fans.

    Imagine you were a Florida State Alumnus. Now imagine you played football for the Noles and the Bucs SB team. Add in a guy who was actually mature before his time and is now just a sage….Could there be anybody more qualified to mentor #3 than DB?

    Why am I so optimistic going forward. Let’s check off what is required to win consistently.

    Ownership…Yes..after the ManU stress lifted the Glazers have stepped again.


    Great assitant coaches…Yes

    An increasingly talented young team…Yes

    But the real lynchpin….The Franchise QB. YES! And he is surrounded by past Buc SB players…a coach about to get his propers…along with some assistants who’ll be moving on….and a mentor for your franchise QB!!!!

    If somebody invented a Mentor App and you filled in the blanks for the best possible mentor for #3 and hit enter….you would see Derrick Brooks HOFer!!!

  7. DB55 Says:

    It’s hard to convert 3&40 or 3&28. As for Brooks maybe the impatience has more to do with being 22. But wtf do I know.

  8. Wausa Says:

    I do want to thank Lovie for being the worst coach in the NFL.

    Without his sucking we wouldn’t have Jameis.

  9. Rojas Says:

    Steelers failed to extend RB, Bell. He will be a free agent next summer, I think we should use Doug this year, his contracts isnt guaranteed anymore. Let him loose next summer, and go after Le’Von Bell. If the Steelers fail to extend him by the time Free Agency starts.

  10. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Man it feels good to see many feeling the same way I do too.

    Thanks Lovie.

    Just like Dungy’s stubbornness Lovie also helped the Glazers make a monumental decision for our Bucs.

    Expect Different Bucs Fans!

    Go Bucs!!!

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Brooks is talking about “patience” involving Winston wanting to be great/perfect NOW – but he’s still a work in progress. Just turned 23 and has only 4 years of starting experience between College and the NFL. By all rights Jameis should be an NFL rookie this year

    So Derrick’s message to Jameis is – “just do your best everyday”. Every weightlifting session – every meeting – every time you study the plays – – every walk through – every practice… give it your all.

    Don’t get down or let up if things get difficult or if you have a bad day or a bad game. Just work hard and give it your all – everyday.

    The wins will come – the accolades will come –

    You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it – people like you…

    True, True and True.

  12. Broy34 Says:

    Was driving up to work thinking about how much talent we thought they had and went 1-15 and there’s no way without lovie they don’t win atleast 3 games. Lovie has a lot of thanks required. He’s the sole reason we got jameis

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Applying basic logic to Brooks’ comments, it’s clear Brooks sees Jameis as an impatient quarterback.” I must’ve flunked Basic Logic 101 Joe, because I didn’t get Jameis being an ‘impatient’ QB from Brooks’ comments at all. Derrick obviously wants Jameis to become MORE patient, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s impatient now. Brooks just sounds like he wants Jameis to not be distracted by things like Hard Knocks and to just keep growing in a positive direction.

    Guess I don’t understand your Mike Bajakian scenario either. I’m sure that Jameis does his utmost to execute the play that’s called. Plays that are 3rd-and-long are bound to be high risk if you’re playing for the 1st down … it’s the nature of the beast. Jameis no doubt believes that he can convert every 3rd-and-long … halleleujah! Since he had little big-play running attack last year, I assume that Koetter was calling predominantly passing plays in those situations. With one bonafide deep threat (ME13) & one medium threat (Brate) not too hard for defenses to defend in that situation. And maybe even make an INT here or there. That’s not impatience on Jameis’ part to me; that’s Jameis trying his best to execute the play and move the ball.

  14. Papa578 Says:

    Jameis is like one of your children in the respect that you are able watch them grow, learn and mature as time and experience do their magic. Yeah, that’s it, I am proud of Jameis and I very much want and expect to see him succeed in life and on the gridiron…yeah, that’s it, Pride.