“I Dislike Negativity”

August 29th, 2017

Rule No. 1

Those who have spent time around America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, know very well that he has little tolerance for negative energy.

Drop a hint of negativity in a news conference and Jameis’ body language changes. He won’t tolerate it.

Half the time, Joe imagines a bubble over Jameis’ head with Dikembe Mutombo wagging a finger after a rejection.

One tiny example came on the Buccaneers Radio Network after the first-team offense failed to score a touchdown against the Browns on Saturday. Homer announcer T.J. Rives asked Jameis about the offense’s struggles. It was as if Rives was speaking in a rare Russian dialect. “I don’t think we had any struggles,” Jameis said. “I think we had a couple of penalties that set us back.”

Earlier this month, Jameis tellingly touched on his positive mindset with Orlando Sentinel columnist George Diaz.

It was a great window into his psyche.

“I dislike negativity,” Winston says. “I’m very optimistic. Confidence has always been the key for me. I just like to keep a smile on my face. That’s who I have to be. My teammates don’t want to see me pouting. They don’t want to see me having a bad attitude on the field. I do it for them, so I can keep them motivated and keep their spirits up.”

Great stuff from Jameis. And Joe expects Jameis to increase his demand for a similar positive attitude from teammates as the Bucs seasons roll on.

You’re either with Jameis and all-in on the team energy or you’re rooting against kickers or you’re not.

16 Responses to ““I Dislike Negativity””

  1. Fartman Says:

    Sounds like Jameis is being negative about negativity.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    So do I

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “So do I”



  4. Pat Says:


    I suspect that you may know this but there is Truth with a big T in what you said. It is absolutely possible to be too positive just as one can be too negative. Jameis is young and must learn this lesson to grow into the leader he wants to be. I suspect – and certainly hope- that he is simply trying to focus on the positive moving forward instead of getting down about the negative things that happen.

  5. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “tmaxcon Says:
    August 29th, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    So do I”

    You can’t really ask for better sarcasm than this. Good job.

  6. Big Stinky Says:

    Glad Jameis thinks the offense didn’t struggle but we all know the truth. Two FG’s in over 30 minutes of play wasn’t because of penalties. We are just NOT that good yet. Our first string offense has only scored 1 TD in 3 games and he should have 2 INT’s and NO TD’s which STILL isn’t any better than last year. We move the ball fine between the 20 yard lines but once we get inside the 10 it’s FG time. Hope he plays better than the last 2 years or we will be lucky to win 8 games. This team is ONLY good on paper, we will see when the season starts. Hopefully JW is more accurate than he was last year and doesn’t lead the league in INT’s again. I would love to see them win more often AGAIN.

  7. Poor Glennon Says:

    So when coach’s are coaching him. Does the negitive go in one ear and then out the other? We’ll see this season. If he ignores the coach’s “be smarter” approach to the QB position.

  8. Broy34 Says:

    Tmax. Bravo. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  9. ShowMeDemTDs Says:

    TJ Rives is unwatchable, listening to him is even worse. I really hope he does not host the players shows this year. (Ali, what was on the pre-game menu on Sunday?)

  10. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Wonder what a little Dan Pastorinni would do for jameis?

  11. GhostofSchiano Says:

    quarterback Dan Pastorini threw Houston Post reporter Dale Robertson through the door of a trailer. Robertson and his curly, blond hair landed at my feet with Pastorini vowing to kill the reporter.

    If Jameis did this to say..Stepen A Smith…….

  12. Howard Cosell Says:

    Jameis Winston = Winning/Tiger Blood

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    A few of you disagree with Jameis’ approach
    Ill trust the QB with the best winning percentage in major College history, if you dont mind

    By the way- how well does your offenses do, in a torrential down pour.
    Their starting offense wasnt exactly high scoring, either.

    Few offenses would be.

  14. darin Says:

    Not in my house!! Da house of Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo!! ( his real full name btw). Listen to Congos QB Jameis, no more negativity about some preseason exhibitions!! Finger wags!!

  15. stpetebucsfan Says:

    It is absolutely possible to be too positive just as one can be too negative.

    Pat I’m damn near 70 and I’ve studied philosphers from Marcus Aurelius to people like Tony Robbins today. That statement is simply FALSE.

    You can never be too positive. How about some examples backed by famous people who pointed them out.

    This board has some real weiners!!! So if we get all hyped up and the season goes south we’ll end up disappointed. Some here suggest we should start dissapointed and IF we win then we can be pleasantly surprised…yeah after WASTING many minutes of our lives for nothing.


    That’s just a freaking fact. #3 gets that…sadly a significant portion of this board do not.

    A team with low expectations that ends up winning is LUCKY!!!
    A team with high expectations that ends up winning is GOOD!!!

    Thank heavens many who post here do not coach or play QB on this team!

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    The offense really didn’t struggle, they just didn’t get points. Jameis played only a half and one series and give him that BS TD that wasn’t called and he had like 230 yards and a TD. If Brate doesn’t slow down for some reason (be him giving up, not seeing the ball, or being held) on the INT then even if he doesn’t catch it, it’s not getting intercepted. Also Humphries had that clean catch over the middle of the field where he didn’t even put his arms out – perhaps that’s the play where he was injured and that’s why? I’m not sure.

    The Bucs had little problem moving the ball without Evans and Jackson and down multiple offensive linemen and not playing the top RB except for a couple of plays – and this was on a wet field where it was raining off and on.