“I’m Going To Be Me”

September 22nd, 2017

No wallflower. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

We’ve all seen the videos of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, doing his pregame pep talk routine. He often gets really wound up.

This rubs some the wrong way. Even former Bucs great Warren Sapp, who loves everything about Jameis, admitted he likes his quarterbacks focused and mentally locked in and it weirds him out when he sees Drew Brees and Jameis stomping and hollering before a game.

Some believe Jameis gets too amped, leading to unfortunate decisions if not struggles early in games. Yesterday, Jameis said, in so many words, he is who he is.

“I’m going to be me,” Jameis said. “I’m going to be who I am. There is no way that I cannot be me. But definitely passion versus emotion, if you are going there, that’s something that we preach every week here – having passion and losing the emotion. I’m an emotional player, so I’ve always got to make sure passion is always winning.”

Passion vs. emotion was a big thing at One Buc Palace yesterday. Winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter used Mike Evans as an example. Evans plays with a passion but in the past, too often got emotional, which led Evans to lose his focus, draw penalties and not play up to his potential.

Hey, if Jameis is connecting with DeSean Jackson and the Bucs are winning, Joe doesn’t think anyone will give a damn what Jameis does before a game.

20 Responses to ““I’m Going To Be Me””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    A great lesson: having passion but losing the emotion. It’s really heartening to hear that we’ve got a HC who isn’t afraid to let his players be who they are, but at the same time knows how to keep them focused on the mission … winning.

  2. Guzzie Says:

    Scary game this week, Vikes defense are tough, need the hot Winston to come out early, otherwise this could be Arizona week 2 all over again

  3. BritishColumbiaBuc Says:

    I’ve got a buddy up here in Northern BC who is basically a bandwagon Tom Brady fan and he loves to harass me about being a Tampa fan. Teases me with Winston jokes and basically thinks stick carriers are a bunch of dreamers. Winston is young, inaccurate at times, hyper, and sometimes completely insane. But I couldn’t ask for another QB and his ability to make an entire organization believe in his DREAM makes him the most valuable NFL player in the league. Many of the young superstars on our team would t be who they are without winston behind the wheel

  4. Kobe Faker Says:

    Kobe was very happy with jameis composure and consistent emotion level

    This is a huge step in his development

    ” Hey Koetter, Free OJ Stocker loose!”

    Kobe Faker

  5. BoJim Says:

    Then Jamieis may need a little Monken time like Evans.

  6. McBuc Says:

    I miss the morning cup of Joe…

  7. Dreambig Says:

    Jameis seemed to do much better against the Bears. After his first two passes were incomplete, he made several very accurate passes in a row to drive down the field. He did have the very first pass tipped at the line. Imagine how different that game could have been had the ball gone in a different direction for a INT. That would have really sucked!

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    McBuc Says:
    September 22nd, 2017 at 7:58 am
    I miss the morning cup of Joe
    I think everyone does McBuc.

    Unfortunately – the Joes chose to keep us all in the dark as to why it disappeared. There was a vague mention once about an “advertising experiment” which made no sense to anyone and basically sounded like an excuse.

    My guess? – It became too much work to constantly find 8-10 “interesting” non Bucs related stories 5 days a week + a worthy hot babe pic (which is what I miss the most). Its understandable considering the prolific # of Bucs articles these guys pump out everyday – but still feels like a loss. I really enjoyed that feature every morning.

    My alternate guess is that Joes rightfully got sick of all the nonsense spewing political back and forth in the comments which for certain posters who like to be divisive and talk politics was spilling over too regularly into the Bucs articles as well. If that were the case though – it seems that simply no longer inserting political stories and sticking to “news of the weird and interesting” would have solved that problem.

    Care to correct me or shed some light on this subject Joe?

  9. Ted curran Says:

    Me 2

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I was looking for two areas of improvement from #3 this off season and I give him an A+ in both areas!!!

    First I wanted him to harness that emotion and convert to passion as he has described in this piece. Dating back to his FSU days he would come out overly amped…eyes as wide as saucers…throw some picks…make bad decisions and then use his immense talent to dig his way back to a win. Works in college but not consistently in the NFL. This season from the preseason on #3 has come out composed and in control of his huddle from the very first snap. I’ve been impressed in that area.

    Second of course his accuracy!!! You could see the work he put in on Hard Knocks! He threw for 70% in practice where they charted him and he threw for 70% in the preseason. He made two awesome passes…the TD to ME13 and that first down toss on the sidelines to DJAX near the end of the first half against the Bears that gave the Bucs a chance to kick the FG. He made another great play stepping up into the pocket and unloading that bomb to DJAX that just missed connecting.

    #3 is on his way!!! This is his breakout year. When he tosses 60% some here focus on the 40%….when he tosses 70% I’m sure that same crowd will focus on the 30% and I suspect if he had a game with 80% completions some here will be whining about the “inaccuracy” on the 20% he misses.

  11. Dreambig Says:

    Jason Licht is living the good life and getting a little tubby! How well I know the feeling!

  12. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Kobe – anyone who refers to themselves in the third person is a douche. I would say you should stop but there are numerous reasons you are one so it doesn’t really matter in your case.

    I do agree with one thing though, we need to start utilizing OJ more. One pass play is not enough. Feed the beast.

  13. Dave Pear Says:

    Uhm…you do realize that the Joes refer to themselves in the third person.
    Just saying.

  14. DB55 Says:

    Then Jamieis may need a little Monken time like Evans.
    I’d credit Mrs. Evans and his daughter for the change in maturity. Maybe Jameis should marry that absolutely gorgeous girlfriend of his and start a family.

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    morning cup of joe is indeed missed. too many podcasts have hurt the article quality also. quality articles made joebucsfan.com number 1 not podcasts. the joes are smart guys and won’t loose sight of that hopefully. got to keep the sponsors happy too though.
    ??? Not sure how a podcast affects article quality. –Joe

  16. Batman Wood Says:

    Licht needs to lose that light blue suit. He looks like he works at Sears.

  17. DB55 Says:

    I’ve listened to 5 mins of the mcoj podcasts. The articles were awesome!

  18. Piratic Says:

    @TDTB: Kobe Faker=Oath Breaker.

  19. Kobe Faker Says:

    Kobe is still looking for the run after catch high percentage short yardage reciever for jameis

    these high percentage short passes helps out QBs to get in a groove and rhythm

    OJ Stocker has that skillset to create havoc underneath while DJAX and ME is deep downfield

    *also hardly no rb screens last week

    Ive seen DJAX routes in philly and wash and DJAX in the first week was running in the most traffic ive seen in his career

    Hate being negative but< Koetter does not play design recievers routes to be open. every target is in traffic

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Lol how are some of you conflating the MCoJ articles with podcasts? Lol. I think the new podcasts are great! Ira, Monday Joe and the ScuttleBucs are must listen, imo.

    As to why MCoJ disappeared, Pickgrin nailed it with his 2nd reason. It all was focused on politics and was creating extra hostility between posters. (I should know, I was frequently in those discussions). Not that there’s anything wrong with that 🙂

    But I would guess the J0es didn’t like the heat they were getting from the political viewpoints they were promoting daily.