Jameis Winston, Ali Marpet, Mike Evans Talk Hard Knocks Portrayal

September 7th, 2017

Hard Knocks showed America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, loving his dog Tootsie, getting playful with his girlfriend, chewing out teammates face-to-face, showing prejudice against football players from the north, absorbing F bombs from his head coach and imploring his teammates to focus, “F your circumstances.”

Joe asked Jameis, Mike Evans and Ali Marpet if they liked how they were portrayed on the recently concluded HBO series.

“I think ‘Hard Knocks’ was good. You know, everyone got their shine time,” Jameis said. “I don’t believe in liking the way that I was portrayed. I think it was a chance that everyone was able to see the Bucs – see us.

“I think it was good. It’s a positive.”

Evans gave a huge thumbs-up to what Hard Knocks showed of him.

“I did a good job. That’s how I am, what you saw on TV,” Evans said. “They portrayed who I am. That’s all I could ask for. I thought it was good.”

Ukulele-playing center Ali Marpet, whose budding musical talent was aired on Hard Knocks as he sat alone on a beach, wasn’t all warm and fuzzy about how he came across on the show. The series ended with Marpet asking producers whether a staged scene of him playing the ukulele under a palm tree was “cheezy as f**k.”

“I don’t really care,’ Marpet said. “I mean, I think my family liked it. So that’s enough for me.”

38 Responses to “Jameis Winston, Ali Marpet, Mike Evans Talk Hard Knocks Portrayal”

  1. mike n Says:

    Disappointed in the last episode… I just wanted to see Godwin’s girlfriend. That kid has a bright future ahead of him on and off the field.

  2. gbobucsfan Says:

    T.J. Ward liked it !

  3. unbelievable Says:

    I thought that clip at the end w/ Marpet asking if it was cheesy AF was hilarious.

    And yes, it was cheesy af

  4. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    I hope “Swaggy” aint that bad an asshole in real life…McCoy played to the camera the whole time…UGH

  5. mike n Says:

    ^^^mccoy just seemed a little to much like he was a middle schooler

  6. Dooshlarue Says:

    Now now…… don’t talk bad about our great DT, GMC.
    Haven’t you heard…..he’s the best.
    If you don’t believe that you’re obviously in denial or delusional.

  7. Buc believer Says:

    Dooshlarue you took the words out of my mouth. GMC is the BEST football player in the NFL if you don’t believe that just ask him.

  8. BucTrooper Says:

    I never watched Hard Knocks before this season. I liked it but mostly because it was the Bucs. I’m a GMW (Gerald McCoy whiner) but he came off as very “real” over the 5 episodes. The best part was the live shot of him watching GOT during the closing credits.

    My only complaint was the show kind of ended abruptly. There wasn’t really much of a “conclusion.” I came away thinking I’ll just tune in next week.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    It was a very enjoyable series but they really should have extended it for a week or two. Also I would have ended it with some hurricane montage and the announcement of the cancellation of the 1st game and then a bunch of leveled houses and dramatic music – leave it as a real cliff hanger where you need to tune back in to see if Tampa is destroyed, if Miami is destroyed, did anyone make it, are there sea monsters, etc. At the very least they should have done some CGI with Marpet being washed out to sea and maybe you faintly see a pirate ship in and out of the rain going to save him, could have been an epic ending.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    The worst part of the ending episode is now I got that dang Oklahoma fight song stuck in my head.

    McCoy came off great on the show, if you left the show not liking the guy that just means you’re a miserable f.

  11. BucfaninMi Says:


  12. BartButtPlug Says:

    They did a great job of playing/acting up for the cameras. Pretty self absorbed in my opinion. All of them. If any of you think they would lift a finger for you, you are insane.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    And to minimum wage earning , Fing Diuchebags.
    McCoy never once said anything about being great.

    Every other intelligent NFL player/Coach/GM said he was Great
    Greatest DT in the Game, as a matter of fact.

    Serve the greater good of humanity, and go jump off the Skyway

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    Bart- why would you need them to lift a finger for you?
    They are football players- not comicbook heroes!
    Lift your own damn finger!

    Everyone stay safe in this storm
    ( except meybe the GMC haters! Lol)

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Let me add to what Tim said and please request you take an Uber to the top of the Skyway so you don’t back up traffic when you leap off. Let the last act of your miserable life at least not be a selfish one.

    God bless.

  16. DB55 Says:

    Lol you people are funny.

  17. Lamarcus Says:

    Gmc is weird.

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hella Happy to see the Bucs finished with HBO. HBO will not win us any football games..Not one!! We have a great opportunity to be good and ready for the Bears and start the season with a big win. To hell with..HBO!!

  19. tmaxcon Says:

    Gmc is a joke who loves losing and produces all ZEROs on stat sheet when it matters most… Cowboys oline made him look like a cheap Craigslist date… Gmc is the proven leader of the losing culture and the face of the basement years. Smiles don’t win championships men do. not little boys dreaming of batman. Dude is a joke and a career loser. Results matter and mccoy led defensive units are the most embarrassing units in team history.

  20. DB55 Says:

    Football is hard, I don’t like getting hit, I’d rather be an actor.

    Wouldn’t want to be in a fox hole with that guy. Good thing football is just entertainment.

  21. tmaxcon Says:

    Real stars shine against good teams gmc disappears or hides like a beotch… Results and facts matters all you nut huggers have to hang your hats on are the BS crap pro bowls, pees like him, good in community etc… All BS wins matter nothing else. He’s a career loser period everything else is excuses to justify crap

  22. DB55 Says:

    Tell’em how you really feel!

  23. Dreambig Says:

    Keep telling yourself that Tmax. Maybe someday you’ll believe it yourself.
    Not one person who actually works in the NFL agrees with you so what does that tell you?

  24. tmaxcon Says:

    Dreams of mediocrity

    I don’t care what the results are all that matter and all your girl as done is lose and quit on coaches

  25. Lamarcus Says:

    Uuummmm. Tmaxcon is dead on right. Gmc is wierd

  26. Dave Says:

    You GMC haters are unreal.
    He came across as genuine and fun and humble, and damn explosive and awesome at his position.
    My only conclusion is you guys simply have no freaking clue about actual football.

    Anyway, I’m sick of ranting about you GMC haters because it’s a waste of time. You’re all a bunch ignorant pseudo fans.

    As far as the rest of hard knocks, I thought everyone came across as awesome. Even swaggy. Some thought he was an ass but to me he was just honest. He’s a big dude who has been around a while and would rather play the game instead of practice so much. Not a big shock. It is how most NFL players probably feel.

    Buc fans should be damn excited about this season. They have the talent to go as far as the lineman will take them. If they block for Jameis, the offense will be explosive and high scoring. If they get after the QB with Ayers and McCoy and Spence, the defense CAN be dominant.

    It’s tough having to suddenly wait a week before seeing them play, but it was the right thing to do. Everyone stay safe out there
    GO BUCS!!

  27. DB55 Says:


    Not exactly true. There’s at least 5-6 Bucs that have said GMC is soft, not in those exact words of course. From the top of my head the list goes:

    Sapp, Brooks, rice, king, barber and Beckles not to mention our very own Justin Pawslowski aka the commish online.

    It’s really no secret! He’s a great guy just not someone you can count on on 3rd and 3 or goalline or in the 4th qrt or at any point you need a game changing play. But other than that GMC is an awesome guy, person, father, teammate, community organizer. All of the above he gets straight A’s. But he gets paid to stop QBs and RBs on 3rd down so there’s that.

    But (everybody say it with me) wtf do I know?

  28. Lamarcus Says:

    The Mike Evans was telling gmc that he was nice looked awful. Kinda bullied him. OK a wr bullying a dt was something to see. But he is a nice guy I get it. Wouldn’t hurt a fly kinda guy. Sorry I have to break this down for gmc fan boys: We need some bad ass dline players.

  29. DB55 Says:

    I wish you GMC fans could have heard Ray Lewis talk about what/how a DT is supposed to be last night on Inside the NFL. First requirement “I need 4 grown mature men”. Well that eliminates GMC. The rest of the requirements went unfulfilled too. But wtf does Ray Lewis know, am I right?

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    I’ll talk to Ray Lewis if I need to know how to get out of a murder charge, but football wise I’ll defer to Brooks and Sapp.

  31. 76buc Says:

    I wanted to see more of Miko! The more the better!

  32. JameisDungy Says:

    So Jason Licht took Evans over Hunt…

    Kind of amazing that after letting our WR core lack speed in 2016. He forgets to add speed to our RBs in 2017.

  33. 76buc Says:

    If Evans tries to block GMC in practice I wonder how nice he would think he is?

  34. JameisDungy Says:

    Hunt 11 carries 72 yards
    4 catches 94 yards 2 tds

    Yea Licht there was this guy, Cook, Mixon, Kamara, etc who all could have been picked in the SECOND ROUND. Could have moved up for Cook or Mixon. Could have simply taken Kamara or Hunt.

    How Licht overlooked getting one of the better rbs that could have been had in the 2nd round for Evans just….ugh.

  35. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Yeah Kareem Hunt is a beast. Yet another correct talent assessment from yours truly.

    Ndog and Nosbos woulda told you that he’s nothing special.

    Watch for Joe Mixon and Christian McCaffrey to explode on to the scene as well.

    Dalvin Cook will be an injury related bust within 3 years.

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    Hunt looked fine and Reid running backs always put up good numbers – but the big take away from that is how awful that Pats defense looked. They looked terrible, they got very little pressure on Alex Smith, they couldn’t tackle, they blew assignments, etc etc etc.

    I hope their next national TV game isn’t against the Bucs, because they will get it together and they will want to make an example out of someone. I actually believe, and have believed, the Bucs will win that Pats game – but if the Pats come in limping a bit or not looking dominate, that will be very very concerning.

  37. WhatTheBucIsWrongWithYou Says:

    Ahh the trolls run wild tonight! You guys will complain about anything. Our team looked great, facilities looked awesome, Tampa Bay lookednincredible. Stop hating. And as for Licht, the guy has completely turned the franchise around and yet you’re constantly ripping his picks. Relax. More than half of all picks never pan out, hence J McrybabyNichols.

    And as for Cmac and Mixon, agreed. Idk where the dalvin hate comes from, guy has amazing hands and had a couple injuries but so did the others. If I’m correct he also broke Dunn’s rushing record in 3 years. Js

  38. Bang4 YaBuc Says:

    You guys sound like idiots. You don’t go to 3+ pro bowls by being “mediocre”. They’re have been plenty of players who are labeled gentle giants outside of the game but when you get them in pads they are monsters. GMC is always listed as top 3 DTs in the game today. I don’t get it what you want him to be dirty like Suh? He’s been great for us. Some of you guys probably couldn’t lift 135 pounds on a good day but got the nerve to complain and criticize a man who faces 2 if not 3 350+ OL every game. You’re not going to win every double team you face. Real fans know GMC is a huge part of why the defense is becoming so great.