“I’m A Risk-Taker”

August 31st, 2017

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, has lots of ways to describe himself.

He’ll tell you he’s a negativity-hater and a leader, among other things. And now add “risk-taker” to the mix.

It was a very telling moment on Hard Knocks this week when Jameis offered counsel to Browns rookie QB DeShone Kizer.

Of course, it’s unknown what Kizer might have asked Jameis. But Jameis was happy to tell Kizer everything his coaches tell him regularly: stay patient. But Jameis admitted it’s not his nature.

“Patience is the easiest way. Alright. Take my word because I’m a risk-taker. Have patience,” Winston said. “Who you got — you got coach [Hue] Jackson. So listen to him, let him guide you. But patience is the easy way, checkin’ that ball down, even though you got that cannon. Listen to me, because they ain’t gonna tell you that. Because you got that [arm], you spoiled, you blessed. Alright. Do your thing.”

Very interesting that Jameis sees himself as a risk-taker, versus other ways he could have spun his playing style.

25 Responses to ““I’m A Risk-Taker””

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    Tom Brady is not….

  2. Brandon Says:

    Tom Brady is a calculated risk taker. He takes his risks based on down, distance, score, time of game, and who he’s throwing to. Hopefully, Jameis does the same… and doesn’t take stupid risks on 1st and goal in a tied game.

  3. gilhealy Says:

    Oh yea, was Tom Brady a risk taker at 23? Uh, no. He wasn’t even playing yet. Perspective fella’s. Perspective. The Bucs hit the lottery, and still the fans bitch. At 22 and 23 how complete were you? Evolve. Snap out of the funk your in. You got a problem with watching Jameis grow? Move on. I’ll enjoy the journey he’ll take the NFL on. It’s just beginning.

  4. AlteredEgo Says:

    gilhealy….I have seen 200 + Bucs game live…starting with the very 1st preseason game….so don’t tell me how to think and comment on the state of the Bucs

  5. Phil Says:

    It’s like Brett Farve said every time he had the ball he’s thinking touchdown. That isn’t what he told his coaches but it’s what told Jon Gruden in an interview after he retired. Jameis is the same way.

  6. Patrick in VA Says:

    I’m always sort of taken back by how many people in this show are seen trying to walk away from Jameis as he’s in the middle of a thought. How many times has he had to tell someone to listen to him or to look him in the eye or, like in this video, had to grab someone and be like “hey” to get them to engage with him as he’s trying to talk to them. I don’t think it’s a big deal, because I would say it’s probably mostly due to the ADD nature of young folks today, but it’s always shocking to me that he’s trying to build these guys up and give them something and they are just in their own world and don’t care.

  7. dell Says:

    comparing brady to anyone is dumb he been in the same system since what 2002 maybe.. thats a long time.. he knows it so we he doesnt have to do anything but read defenses… by the way he has seen every defensive concept thru his career so his experience is worth more then any coach can tell him.

  8. DB55 Says:

    Tom Brady’s second yr in the league he led the league in touchdowns. I think he did it again his third or fourth year.

  9. Tom Edrington Says:

    Risk Taker…..is that code for: “I meant to throw that ball up for grabs from the five yard line”?????

  10. mike n Says:

    @gilhealy age doesn’t really matter, this is year 3. Brady had a SB at year one and his coach let him throw it around and went for the win in a SB because he could trust him. Jameis is in year 3 and that pop warner pick against the jags and the other dropped picked is worrisome. Nothing says as you get older you get better. If you walk into a casino and put your life’s savings on one hand of blackjack you’re not a risk taker, you are stupid. I think Jameis is going to get smarter and hopefully more accurate and will lead us to the playoffs this year with all these weapons. Go Bucs!

  11. NOSBOS Says:

    No nΩts no glory.. And I agree tom brady is a risk taker. The edlman miracle cattch was thrown into triple coverage. If that risk taking them I don’t know what is.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    No risk-it, no biscuit! There are so many other cliches to use here. The Bucs will live and die by the arm of Jameis Winston. As Winston grows, he will hopefully gain from and learn from his experiences as Brady did.
    Keep in mind, Brady sat behind Drew Bledsoe. For his day, Bledsoe was a pretty darn good QB. Who did Jameis have?

  13. Lamarcus Says:

    U should be qb if don’t take risk. He’ll even Alex Smith takes some risk

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Agree about the throw to Edelman which made Brady look like a hero.

    Listen Brady has so much scoreboard it’s not for me to tear him down…but as a fellow Irishman I can also tell you he has the luck of the IRISH! BIG TIME.

    Brady threw a pick six at the end of the first half of last year that gave the Falcons a 21-0 lead. The Falcons choked that game away more than the Pats won it.

    And the win over Seattle was even luckier. First down at the goal line with enough time to run two plays and what does Carroll call…everybody expected Beast mode so he passes it….I was cool with passing it but not over the freaking middle where it could get tipped or picked…all bad stuff.

    All Carroll had to do was roll Wilson to his right…he looks for an open man in the corner of the end zone…fairly probable since the Pats had jammed the center of the field to stop Beast Mode…if the guy is covered…Wilson runs it in…if BOTH options were covered…highly unlikely…Wilson simply throws it through the end zone stopping the clock and then going beast mode.

    Yeah Brady has taken chances…was that pick six in last year’s SB poor execution? A bad throw….or bad judgement when it comes to risk/reward.

    I guarantee you if #3 throws a pick six to end a first half giving our opponents a 21-0 the wailing and gnashing of teeth here on JBF will be long and loud!!!!

    It’s growing increasingly clear to me that people just love to nitpick #3. He’s not without flaws…but look at this preseason…he dropped a perfect bomb into ME13’s hands…so much for the deep passing…he’s passed for 70% after working on his accuracy all off season…and he’s started games calmly instead of wildly and falling behind. Can this kid do anything right for some of you?

  15. chris Says:

    No one says don’t take risks, just eliminate the bone head plays like throwing from your ass and risking a pick in the end zone . And I’m tired of the people on here telling people what they can and can’t say on this site. It’s what makes this blog entertaining , the differences of opinions. Otherwise it would boring if everyone was Peggy Positive.

  16. Couch Fan Says:

    Ill take his 1 or 2 dumb plays every couple games along with his 20 or 30 great plays. Thats my QB.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    preach couch

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tom Brady did NOT have a superbowl in year one. You guys just love to make these sorts of claims without nay real evidence.

    His first year, he only had 3 passing attempts for 33 yards.

    His SECOND year they won a superbowl by a field goal. He only threw for 2,843 yards that season. Not very good at all. And he only had 18 touchdowns.

    It was the defense and special teams that won that championship. NOT Tom Brady.

    And oh, by the way…Brady was 25 that year.

    I love Brady, but to say he was better his first two years than Winston has been is just plain stupid.

    Brady’s first 3 years: 6,640.3 yards passing. 46 TDs.
    Winston’s first 2 years: 8,132 yards passing. 50 TDs.

    Whoever says Brady started off better is a complete dimwit. At best he had fewer interceptions over 3 years…but give Winston a 3rd year and that might change.

  19. BucFanFromOH Says:


    Jameis already has more interceptions in his first 2 years than Brady had over his 3 years. Hell, Jameis is only 5 int’s away from throwing more interceptions than Brady had in his first 4 years.

    Like Couch said though, I’ll take the int’s ALL DAY with all the great plays Jameis has brought and will continue to bring. I couldn’t tell you how many times over the past 10 years I have just hoped the Bucs offense didn’t go 3 and out, let alone actually move the ball. So happy I don’t have to look at college qb’s EVERY draft trying to figure out who Tampa will take.

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    The Jameis Era benefits from strict enforcement of the illegal contact rule. In Brady’s 1st couple years in league – he did not.

  21. tnew Says:

    Comparing Brady to Winston.. Everyone must remember, Brady was drafted in the 6th round in Bellicheck’s second season. He wasn’t drafted by the worst team in football. They had already turned their corner.

    And, oh by the way, Brady is the greatest QB of all time. Comparing our current QB to him.. that is progress people. Anyone go to a Josh Johnson start? I did. I’m pretty happy with Jameis.

  22. NFLNut Says:

    I’m a HUGE Brady fan and even I admit he’s a system QB and not on the level of a Marino, Manning, Favre, Rodgers, Elway when it comes to just “carrying a team to victory” … Russell Wilson is the new age Brady and I’d take a ton of QBs over Wilson!

  23. NFLNut Says:

    Anyone who complains about Jameis is either:

    A. A troll

    B. A Jameis hater

    C. An idiot

    Jameis is already the best and most accomplished QB in Bucs history … and he’s only 23 years old.

    He’s also already the biggest “star” in Bucs history … and there isn’t even a close second.

    He’s also the ONLY quarterback in the history of the NFL to start his career with back-to-back 4k seasons. Marino didn’t do it, Manning didn’t do it, no one did it, only Jameis … and he did it at 21 and 22 years of age!

    True Bucs fans that aren’t Jameis-haters are in for a wonderful ride … every one else has the freedom to be idiotic if they want to, but when Jameis enters the Hall of Fame they will be the ones who missed out on having a blast and celebrating one of the greatest careers in NFL history and by far the greatest player in Tampa Bay Bucs history.

    I actually wonder if it’s just something about Florida and the fans there being idiotic. They ran Shaq at of Orlando and had to watch him win four rings in LA and Miami and then enter the Hall of Fame in another team’s jersey when he should have played his entire career in Orlando and enter the HOF as a Magic.

    They had one of the greatest players in the history of basketball but rather than celebrate his dominance and enjoy his awesome personality, they nitpicked his free-throw shooting, whined about his off-court activities, etc, and drove him out of Orlando … and now some of you goofs are acting the same way towards Jameis and it makes me feel sorry for you as you’re obviously not right in the head.

    Enjoy Jameis, praise Jameis, hope for the best and celebrate the journey he takes you on … or risk watching him merely sign the franchise tag tender in 2021 and then bolt to another team when the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement kicks in in 2022 and win SB rings in another city and enter the HOF in another jersey!

  24. Bob in Valrico Says:

    that Jameis would decide to give that little speech to Kizer ,shows growth and and maturation as a QB.It obvious he is listening to his coach and has greatly improved
    his accurracy in the preseason by taking the checkdowns.

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Brett Favre is the all time leader in INTs and a first ballot HOFers.

    Manning threw way more INTs than Winston has in his first two years.

    Everyone needs to chill out with worrying about turnovers and bad plays. If you want a QB to be nothing but a game manager who doesn’t take risks then we could have stuck with Mike Glennon.