“I Fully Expect That Jameis Takes All The Snaps”

October 19th, 2017

Joe has been completely flummoxed and almost shocked at the buffoonery that has been peddled on sports radio and Twitter today by the local media.

Joe wants what some of these guys are ingesting.

Look, the Bucs didn’t sign a quarterback this week. Hello! Hello! That means America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is ready to play on Sunday.

Hello! Hello!

There are only two QBs on the Bucs’ roster and no NFL team in its right mind would go into a game with an injured and unavailable QB as it’s No. 2.

Yeah, Joe, but if Jameis isn’t ready to start, he could be the backup. Wrong!!! If Jameis is the No. 2 QB on Sunday, then he has to be ready to play the whole game, especially when the starter would be a 35-year-old like Ryan Fitzpatrick.

No front office in the NFL dumb enough to have just one QB healthy — certainly not Jason Licht — and if Jameis is healthy enough to be a backup, then he belongs on the field. Period. If he can play, then he plays. If not, sign a backup.

Today, Jameis didn’t throw much at practice, one throw per Koetter, but Koetter said, “I fully expect that Jameis takes all the snaps tomorrow.” Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones was calling on sports radio this morning for Jameis to sit on Sunday. Beat writer Rick Stroud Twittered this afternoon about Jameis, “I don’t see how or why Winston will play vs. Bills.” WDAE-AM 620 host J.P. Peterson was calling this afternoon for Jameis to be benched Sunday so he can rest, heal and learn.

Jiminy freakin’ Christmas! This is the freakin’ National Football League.

The Bucs told everyone on Monday that team doctors game a thumbs-up on Jameis’ MRI after his shoulder sprain on Sunday. Jameis is healthy, the Bucs said, but the team would have to monitor him to see how effective he could be.

That was a giant green light, in addition to not signing a QB, in addition to today’s revelation, in addition to Jameis throwing one pass at practice. (If his arm was bad, doctors wouldn’t have signed off an a throw.)

Joe is fired up to see Jameis right this off-course pirate ship on Sunday.

31 Responses to ““I Fully Expect That Jameis Takes All The Snaps””

  1. AC Says:

    Seasons on the line.. he has got to play!

  2. Fanalyzer34 Says:

    If he can go, he’ll go. But this idea that he needs to sit a game and learn is nonsense from people who’ve never played on any level

  3. BucfaninTN Says:

    Absolutely spot on! What in the world is going on? People talking like Fitz is anywhere near the qb Jameis is!! That’s is absolutely ridiculous! Jameis is the leader and best qb by far and we need him to play! Big game this weekend!! Fire the cannons!

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    Seasons on the Line? Give me a break. If you think the Bucs are marching into Buffalo and waltzing thru. you need your head examined. I’m gonna be real hard on Keotter if jameis goes out there and aggrevates his yet..healed shoulder. Nothing wrong with fitz starting and letting Jameis be no 2. doe one game. `

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    I bet JW comes to play. Idc how inaccurate he is. Fitz can take the stop he knows best-THE BENCH

  6. Lamarcus Says:


    Every thing is wrong Fitz being our starter even in preseason games

  7. pelbuc Says:

    No big deal either way. The offense sputters until it’s too late in the 4th quarter anyway. Bucs have yet to play THIS SEASON a road game where it’s not been a blowout. I really don’t care to watch on Sunday. Hope Bucs win but I’m not going to invest an afternoon watching their ineptitude.

  8. LakeLand Says:

    Buffalo is allowing a NFL low 14.8 PPG. Opposing quarterbacks has a passing rate of 66.5 against the Bills. They have a +8 turnover rate. I hope the Bucs are preparing themselves for a tough game. Especially since the Bills are at home and coming off a bye.

  9. Gobucs Says:

    He wasn’t hurt. Except for his pride.

  10. Not there yet Says:

    I agree with them unless he the injury want serious and he can go. If he takes every snap tomorrow there’s no reason to sit him and true not signing another quarterback means Winston can go to Walmart with his teammates. The one thing we want is for him to be an Ironman and not miss a game

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    Unlike us, Buffalo has a nasty pass rush. They play until the whistle and then some. They..hurt people! And Our D had better have their running shoes on. Bills QB Talor rolls out 80% of the time. He passes and even runs it himself. If we do not whether than initial storm, we’s in big trouble. Even bigger than AZ. Rested, healed and coming off of a Bye, these Bills will be ready. The coaching staff of the Bills said Tuesday, its not hard to prepare for the Bucs. Man, is that arrogance…or confidence?

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    if dirk decides to play him(1) run the damn ball…and run it again….(2)continue to run the ball….(3)run the ball one more time….GO BUCS!!!!

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    A few errors in that article, J0E. lol

    Can tell you are fired up 🙂

  14. mdsbuc Says:

    I remember many years ago in the Big Sombrero when the Bears were in town, Jim McMahon sat on the sideline with a shoulder injury. For three plus periods the Bucs throttled his team. Partway through the fourth period McMahon entered the game, and my memory may be a bit fuzzy on this, but I believe he threw something like three TD passes to beat our lowly Bucs. It is possible that the Bucs may want to TRY to rest Winston’s arm and let Fitz try to win the game, brining in Jameis only if necessary…. Just a possibility…

  15. Nick2 Says:

    Ok I like Jason Leight but lets look at some troubling issues he had total control over. Nick Folk was the selected heir apparent of Arguayo. He went to Vegas on this bet the farm and lost everything on that one. Folk was just as bad and now on someone else’s unemployment line. How about the acquisition of Sweezy so much for a dominant offensive line in 2017 now that JR is healthy. If anything we may have regressed. Fewer penalties but pathetic rushing yardage and our franchise QB is now damaged goods and day to day. We didn’t need a top flight pass rusher or cornerback. Both areas now look pretty bad with them not being addressed. Running game? No we got OJ Howard he is going to help the passing and running game. Really?? Not so much, one touchdown and some bad penalties have made this pick right now not so valuable. Ok so Dalvin Cook wasn’t the immediate answer but what about AP???? You sign him you probably assure a victory against the Cards and we are at least 3-2. We can blame Koetter but Leicht has his name all over our poor performance out of the gate. Care to argue Joe??????

  16. Easy Denman Says:

    I fully expect Jameis to come out with an uptempo offense trying to stay in a rhythm.

  17. Q Says:

    I’ve divested last week …after venting I can see 2-3 And alot of football left….i just hope the team has learned from this asswhoopin and moved on go bucs

  18. Maze Says:

    Fitz starting over Jameis is retarded if he is good enough to go

  19. Since '76 Says:

    Holy crap!! Who cares if Jameis plays or not!! He is incredibly average!

  20. Joeypoppems Says:

    I got a feeling this will be tough to watch.

    Going on the road for a 2nd straight game against a team with a very good and underrated defense with a QB who has a banged up throwing shoulder who also happens to have accuracy problems when his shoulder is healthy….

    Put this game on Doug Martin’s back please…

  21. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    mdsbuc, I remember that game! I think we were up 20-0 in the fourth and lost 21-20. I think I’m remembering that right. I don’t know. Actually I think it was 27-26. I thought we had that game won. Late 80s, I was just a kid! Lol

  22. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    He can’t get it done when he’s healthy! What makes anyone think he can play hurt? Start Humphrey lmao

  23. Big Stinky Says:

    This chit is ridiculous! Stop the insanity Dirk! You are playing with your coaching career here. If you start Winston with one day’s practice you are making a big mistake. James has ONLY had one good game this year, the Giants game. And that was practicing ALL week. He STILL had to lead a last minute drive to win the game. Against the Patriots he barely had 100 yards after 3 quarters and was 5 of 10 last week before he was taken out of the game. He played OK in the Bears game and we ALL know what he did against the Vikings (3 INT’s). What makes you think he can get it done with ONLY one day practicing? Dirk should lose his job if Winston has a bad game. I could give a rat’s ass if JW3 has 4000 yards passing again this year if we don’t make the Playoffs. EMPTY, MEANINGLESS STATS OTHERWISE! How is that an accomplishment if he is ALWAYS playing from behind? PURE GARBAGE STATS! Tell me I’m wrong thinking that. Why else does he have to play? For consecutive starts? I will have plenty to say about Koetter if Jameis doesn’t play well, like losing his job this year. Guess I need to shut up since no one is going to read this anyway. Had to vent after that article Joe. Go BUCS!

  24. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Look at Wentz and Watson! Even the Rams! Something is very wrong in Tampa Bay! Not sure if it’s the GM? Coach? Or Qb but something is Very wrong with our Bucs again!!!!!! Same old story different year very disappointed and saddened by the over all efforts and coaches!

  25. Brad Isherwood Says:

    I’d start Fitz ….let’s face it JW is Twighlight zone episode …in 1st and 2nd qrts.
    Fitz….Cuz he saved the team from utter humiliation, …and his experience can give the Bucs a decent start/tempo in Buffalo.
    Run baby run!….O Line and backs must shine!
    If Fitz falters….then JW comes in…at least he knows desperate scoreboard football.
    We find out Bucs 2018 this Sunday,..Cuz if Bucs loose in poor performance, …
    It’s goodbye Koetter,…..he’s not HC material.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Gobucs Says:

    “He wasn’t hurt. Except for his pride.”

    Yep…I think he’s perfectly fine….should practice though…he needs LOT’S of that.!!!

  27. NFLNut Says:

    People see what happened to Andrew Luck and they get scared … it is what it is

  28. onetrickpony Says:

    I thought Fitz did a decent job bringing us back from the hole we were in, like Brad Isherwood says.
    I still didn’t see his arm being iced down, I wonder why ?

  29. mdsbuc Says:

    BuccaneEric75, what I remember about those Bears games here, back in those days, is how much Tampa Stadium “felt” like Soldier Field. We poor Buc fans were severely outnumbered in the old stadium. It was a sea of dark blue and orange in there.

  30. Pistol Pete Says:

    Sit #3, two division game on tap.
    Run the ball….time for the OL to gut up and earn it.
    Fitz can throw the deep ball (see Sunday).
    The occasional play action pass, pound the rock, make FG’s, run to the bus and escape with a win.

  31. pick6 Says:

    we may be losing, but as winston has declared before, he is no loser. with the season hanging in the balance, the loser mentality is “rest, heal, learn, hide from the spotlight”. the competitor mentality is show up, step up, and try to turn the season around. the execution has been inconsistent but i applaud the mentality.

    maybe he should take a break from those pregame hype sessions though. a week away from speechwriting, i wholly endorse. let the team see fire in someone else