Brady And Jameis

October 7th, 2017

Patriots QB Tom Brady talks America after Thursday’s game.

The admiration of the great Tom Brady by America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is hardly a secret.

Jameis believes Brady to be one step short of a football god. The ultimate quarterback. Even when he spoke at the combine coming out of college, Jameis proudly boasted he wanted to be great like Brady.

Jameis often cites Brady as the standard of quarterbacks; it’s a borderline obsession that he strives to be Brady. Hey, Jameis believes, if it is good enough for Brady, then it is good enough for me.

When Jameis was a rookie, there was a former Patriots cornerback, Stephon Morris, who the Bucs were giving a tryout. At lunch, Jameis found out Morris was with the Patriots and Jameis, Morris told Joe, sat down with him and picked his brain for 20 minutes asking him everything about Brady: What he does at practice, how he works at his craft, you name it.

So after the kick-in-the-groin loss to the Patriots Thursday night, Joe asked the great Brady what his reaction was when a young quarterback like Jameis, who came into the league with a bursting resume and who already has an NFL record, fawns over him. Brady seemed to hint he looks up to Jameis in a way.

“I feel that same way about a lot of younger players too,” Brady said. “I watch those guys and try to learn from them. I was young and I learned from the older guys and now that I’m older I’m trying to learn from the young guys, it’s just the way it goes. He [Jameis Winston] is a great young player and he obviously led the team back tonight and they were very close. I got a chance to say hi to him before the game but he’s got a great future.”

And the two quarterbacks met again after both had their respective press conferences following the game.

One thing Joe remembers from interviewing Morris three years ago was that he told Jameis if he wanted to be like Brady, he had to be absolutely razor-sharp precise in his passes.

Wise words.

30 Responses to “Brady And Jameis”

  1. Gencoimports Says:

    Joe, nice use of a line from the 1960 classic movie “Inherit The Wind”

  2. dooshlarue Says:

    Hopefully one day very soon Jaboo…….

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    Brady…hits his passes

  4. bucnut2 Says:

    AE- what you said.

  5. LocalJoker Says:

    Jaboo, needs to stop admiring other players and make a name for himself.

  6. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Brady wouldn’t have his first 2 rings if not for Adam Vinatieri.

    If Folk hits 2 of his FG’s we won. If Evan Smith didn’t get called for hands to the face we probably won. If Cam Brate doesn’t drop a perfectly thrown pass for a touch down, we most likely would have won.

    Jameis is already the best QB we’ve ever had by a long shot. Yes, he needs to improve many aspects of his game, and become more consistent.

    But some of y’all seem to forget that field goal drives are scoring drives as well. And professional Kickers are payed to make it through the uprights. Especially when it’s less than 50 yards.

    Get Jameis a real Kicker and we will win 95% of the close games we play.

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    I use to dislike Brady because he was so good. But I really admire the guy a few yrs removed because of how he surgically plays the game. he sees the field, probably studies his oppenent like prey, and is pinpoint accurate. Jameis might get there..But he’s got a ways to go. I mean, when a QB takes one receiver in a game and beats you consistently..and you, can do absolutely nothing about it, that speaks volumes about Brady. I want to see Jameis calm down at the beginning of games. I’m starting to think he gets to emotionally fired up before he takes the field. Sometimes he settles down just a late. Hopefully, he overcomes this with time.

  8. LakeLand Says:

    Why admire the opposition? Your job is to beat them

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    I admire GREATNESS..Period. Thats how one learns. Hell, I admire your comment here LakeLand. Even though YOu cannot appreciate that!!

  10. Grt2 Says:

    3rd year guys stop freaking out Brady wasn’t good until year 6 look it up

  11. Dave Says:

    Sounds good to me. He should pick up all information you can get from someone like Brady

    What’s wrong with some of you? Saying he should not admire Brady or the opposition?
    It’s called respect, It doesn’t mean he’s not trying to beat his asss.

    Sapp respected the heck out of Farve, still tried hitting him every play

  12. Dave Says:

    Seriously, that attitude makes it clear you guys are McCoy haters. You think because football players are hitting each they should have this intense hatred. Doesn’t work like that. They’re all from the same colleges and sometimes ex teammates. It’s a small fraternity. There’s a lot of respect.

    Do you think DB 55 was any good? He wasn’t exactly a mean nasty guy and showed respect to many.

    Basically it’s not a problem. You can Winston wants to win intensely

  13. SteveK Says:

    Great posts above! Agree completely with what you said.

    Lakeland, when you play the greatest QB to ever play the game one needs to appreciate it. It’s like getting to watch a comet pass, or watching Michael Jordan play basketball in the 90’s. Some things are amazing, and should be appreciated.

  14. Oxycondoms Says:

    It’s better to play with a clear mind like Jameis has and not one of jealousy. I’m pretty sure Kobe Bryant didn’t ignore Jordan while sharing the same court . Kobe probably picked jordans brain when he had the chance in the middle of the game let alone after it

  15. SteveK Says:

    ^@Mike Johnson, great posts!

  16. Joe Says:

    Seriously, that attitude makes it clear you guys are McCoy haters. You think because football players are hitting each they should have this intense hatred. Doesn’t work like that.

    Sapp wanted to break Brett Favre’s neck on Sundays but Sapp admired the hell out of him. Still does.

  17. tmaxcon Says:

    considering Brady has more super bowl appearances than the bucs have playoff wins Brady is a great guy to admire. Obviously, jameis has to go outside the organization to learn about winning considering the veteran captains here have no experience winning or clue how to win.

  18. tmaxcon Says:


    mccoy is a good player but a horrible leader and a career loser who does not know how to win or finish. Ole softee is just not a winner and the record proves it.

  19. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I hate Brady!

    Actually, TB is awesome! I wish I could hate him, but I just can’t….he’s just so damn good at what he does! Guess I just hope that Jameis can be that good some day.

  20. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Blake, Brady nor Vinatieri would have those rings without that Defense. Let’s keep things in proper perspective.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    “Guess I just hope that Jameis can be that good some day.”

    Jeagan…. not going happen. Not even close.

  22. BucsFan90 Says:

    Brady is a system qb. He wouldn’t be 5-time champ without Belichick. Put him in any other offense especially Koetter’s and he’d be mediocre at best. Just ask Matt Ryan

  23. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    87, are you starting to turn on Winston? Say it ain’t so!

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    BuccaneEric75…nope just ain’t gonna be no Brady. To me Brady IS the GOAT.

    Winston will win his SB’s. Yes I said Bowls.

    He’ll also win them here with Tampa. Probably do it with the same accuracy he has now too.

    Hell no I ain’t worried about JW. It’s the same clowns as it’s always been since we drafted him anyways. Can’t expect it to change. Actually it does change when he has a good game. You don’t see or hear a peep from them as if it never happened.

  25. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Everything Mike Johnson said in his first post is SPOT FOIKING ON!!

    “he sees the field, probably studies his oppenent like prey, and is pinpoint accurate”..

    Brady has built in scopes in his eyeballs..the way he scans that’s a thing to admire..

    Jameis needs to retrain his eyes…he’s had good protection, enough time for a good scan..

  26. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Jameis will be the greatest QB in the history of the franchise, but I doubt he will ever be accurate or consistent enough to qualify as “elite”. Mike Evans is elite. Jameis is not. He has a decent OL and he has the weapons. He misses open receivers and throws behind his guys way too often. Favre threw a lot of interceptions, but he could hit his receivers in stride. Jameis rarely does that. I love his attitude and work ethic, but he’s not correcting his mistakes. Three interceptions in a game is not acceptable. Three quarters of mediocre football is not acceptable. Two TDS against one of the worst defenses in the NFL is not acceptable.

  27. ME13 Says:

    Joe you might want to repost Blake !! He seems to have watched the same game we played !! Pretty spot on!!! Blake is a real fan !! Not a bandwagon kind !!!

  28. JP4 Says:

    Blake_Bucsfan, I admire your optimism, man. It’s true that Winston is the best talent at QB the Bucs have ever had. It’s also sad, because Winston is still not good enough, and there are signs that he may not improve much on that any time soon.

  29. Brandon Says:

    Blake_Bucsfan Says:
    October 7th, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    Brady wouldn’t have his first 2 rings if not for Adam Vinatieri.


    You mean he wouldn’t have his rings if not for a kicker doing his job? Yes, Vinatieri played a huge role in the first two rings Brady has… but if not for Brady, the Pats wouldn’t have even been close to getting those rings. If not for the Tuck Rule, Brady wouldn’t have ring one, if not for any other reason there goes ring two.

  30. Brandon Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    October 7th, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Winston will win his SB’s. Yes I said Bowls.


    No, you didn’t. You said “SB’s”. That could be anything. Snowballs, Sitting Bulls, sleaze balls, etc, etc, etc.