Gambling Jameis

August 18th, 2017

Use your head, not your heart.

Jameis sounded like a desperate craps player at a seedy Las Vegas old school casino.

Of course we all remember that horrid stunt America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, tried to pull off last night, that Wrongo Starr-like pass where he was falling backwards in the process of being sacked and threw a lollipop pass in the end zone that was picked by the Jaguars.

Fortunately for Jameis and the Bucs, the zebras ruled Jameis down at the Jags-11.

Meeting with the pen and mic club after the game, Jameis was asked, in so many words, what the hell was going through your mind?

“Man, I felt hot and I was like, ‘Man, someone is going to get it.'”

Well, someone got it alright, and it was dude wearing a different colored jersey.

Everyone and their brother that spends time with Jameis remarks how smart he is. Even winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says this. Yet Jameis makes some of the most out of control decisions that just freak Joe out.

How could such a smart dude with a high football IQ choose to do such frozen-brain things such as what happened on Thursday night? It doesn’t compute for Joe.

And feeling hot? That’s what you hear from degenerate gamblers. “That next roll of the dice is the one, I can feel it. That next hand of poker is the winner, I can just feel it.”

The only thing you are going to feel thinking like that is desperation and despair.

Jameis, you are smarter than this. C’mon!

15 Responses to “Gambling Jameis”

  1. martinii Says:

    By far my number one concern this year. Even surpasses the FG dilemma. To literally lay on your back, after a magnificent drive down the field and lob the ball toward the end zone believing some one will catch it totally wipes out all the good things he did during the rest of the game. Only way Koetter is going to shut down this lapse into stupidity is to sit his ass every time he compromises the team and in this case the game with an absolute brain fart.

  2. BadHombre Says:

    I don’t understand the surprise in your words, Joe. We know he’s a gunslinger, and we know what gunslinger means. Take the good with the bad. I’m very confident he will continue to get better in situations like that one.

  3. Bob in Valrico Says:

    This is Jameis third year and that was as as ugly a play as I have seen even from Josh McCown days.Be sharp,think smart,Jameis,please so Koetter will be
    able to effectively call the high flying offense we are all expecting from you.

  4. Dano Says:

    Major brain fart . I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that. His gambling mindset scares me as much as our FG kicking.

  5. Wes Says:

    He’s 23.

  6. firethecannons Says:

    Man, Joe, take a breath. Its a stupid preseason game.

    I bet his ass is in Koetters office right now, probably Licht is there and the cameras! LOL! not likely to happen again but he’ll probably head butt somebody again before preseason is over.

  7. mike n Says:

    That was the dumbest pass I’ve seen!! In the redzone too.
    He basically threw 2 terrible picks against a bad D in one half. Not comforting

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I was far more concerned that he didn’t do more to protect his body…like get down or throw it away…the way they bent him back scared the beejesus out of me. I could see torn ligaments written all over that play.

    So he made a huge mistake. To be honest what concerned me more was the play where he threw into double coverage…that is where Joe’s gambling analogy also fits.

    Bottom line…he’s still learning and it’s such a fine line between as Kenny Rogers sang…knowing when to hold em and knowing when to fold em. #3 is still learning. But I see major progress! He went through many checkdowns on several plays and saw his hot receiver on the blitz…in his 3rd year #3 is learning to take what the defense gives him and with our plethora of weapons the D HAS to give us something. Overall I thought #3 did an excellent job except for two plays.

  9. volbuc1 Says:

    Great mistake to learn from. This is exactly what preseason football is for. Glad he did it and glad it was intercepted. Now the key to being great is learning from it and not doing it again. Got to love his confidence!

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    My concern on that play was that Winston’s knee was bent backwards under his leg. I was expecting him to go limping off the field.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    Stop with the “gunslinger” analogy already. That play was not “gunslinger”, that play was pure sandlot. In the NFL, they call that play a “game-changer”, usually for the other team. It was DUMB! Stop sugar-coating it!
    He has to clean that up.

  12. 813bucboi Says:


  13. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Dial this back, Joe.

    This is a GREAT thing that happened last night. It was nationally televised. It will be highlighted on Hard Knocks. The national sports news talked about it a lot last night and this morning. My bet is it will be the #1 coaching point on winston this week. Better now than during the season. He will coached hard on that point.

    But if we’re going to write about that play – you HAVE to mention the perfect bomb Winston dropped directly into Mike Evan’s hands for an easy TD that Mike dropped a few plays earlier – a ball Evans catches 95 out of 100 times. If Mike makes that simple catch – we’re crowning Jameis as an MVP frontrunner this morning.

  14. TBSwarm Says:

    @Tony Totally agree

  15. Curry-Winston Says:

    Yep simple as that…i kno we’re not getting into the ifs and fifs but its only fair since we criticize jaboo for his deep ball accuracy and wen he throws a perfect bomb mike drops it, which its not our first time witnessing this… we’re possibly talking about a lights out performance from and elite qb playing for the our tampa bay bucs….could u imagine the national talking point this morning….glad he made this boneheaded decision…this mistake will make him elite…mark my words