“These Are Some Of The Small Things That He And I Have Started To Discuss”

November 10th, 2017

Derrick Brooks talks Jameis

Yes, iconic Hall of Fame Buccaneer Derrick Brooks is still mentoring America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

It’s been going on since Jameis joined the Bucs.

Brooks likes the opportunity now on Jameis’ plate, the role of injured captain with a veteran QB keeping his starting job warm.

“I think it’s going to benefit him so much now that he’s had a chance to sit back and watch,” Brooks told Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620 this week. “Now he gets a chance to get better in a different realm. And these are some of the small things that he and I have started to discuss. ‘How do you make your football team better in this position? And how do you make yourself better as a quarterback in this position?’

“All the great ones have sat down at some point, whether by choice or by injury. Tom Brady [sat] a year, knee injury, suspension. Peyton Manning, year-and-a-half, injury.

“And they’ve gotten better by watching. Now Jameis has to incorporate into his game how he comes back off this injury being a better quarterback by observing and being a better teammate now that he has a chance to sit back and watch. And I think that will mature his leadership.”

Great stuff there by Brooks. And yes, Jameis should benefit greatly from watching and using this valuable time to become a better leader and player.

Brooks, of course, didn’t mention all the great QBs who missed games, but Joe feels compelled to mention Joe Montana. It was downright amazing what Montana pulled off taking the 1993 Chiefs to the AFC championship game right after missing 15 games with the 49ers in ’92.

Joe sure hopes Jameis get clearance from his A+ medical team to return this season. It would be so uplifting to see the Bucs finish on a high note, say, 3-1, in their final four.

33 Responses to ““These Are Some Of The Small Things That He And I Have Started To Discuss””

  1. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    Derrick Brooks for GM!!!

  2. AlteredEgo Says:

    ^^^^ agree ! #55GM

  3. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    Sitting isn’t going to help his #1 issue…accuracy and ball placement…

  4. Not there yet Says:

    If he sits back and watches with patience it’ll help. Think about what you can do better or different see the game. If last weeks stupid move to invite a brawl is the only thought that comes to mind it’ll be a waste of time

  5. Bculaw Says:

    I’m not sold on D. Brooks as GM, but with all the talk of having a President of Football Operations, “the Don” would be on my short list.

  6. Says:

    Brooks is a grandfather, not a wheeler-dealer. Heck of a guy and heck of a football player. but not the guy on 4 phone lines at once when the clock ticks down in round 2 of the draft.

    Jameis does need to sit out. maybe try gardening. Let old man Fitz’s calming presence soothe the Pathetic Puking Pewter Pirates’ Pulses.

    GO BUCS!!!

  7. wewantgruden Says:

    Let’s just all hope that JameisNOT never sees the field again. You cannot teach a dumb dog new tricks.

    Here is some legit info:
    10 of the top 12 teams on the take-away/give-away stats are headed to the playoffs.
    JameisNOT has turned it over a total of 8 times this year (6 picks 2 lost fumbles)…..we would be in the top 12 if he would have cut that in half (4 total). Also keep in mind that he fumbled the ball a total of 8 times, so 6 times we recovered but ended up with huge negative yardage plays.
    Net/Net: He is the reason why we are 2-6.
    Bam!!! I deliver the real stats!!!

  8. JMarkBuc Says:

    Derrick for GM, Dungy for President of football operations/ pro Personnel.

    Then and only then could you bring Gruden back…..although Gruden is not my favorite choice.

    I firmly believe that if we don’t acquire a better scouting dept, no GM is gonna do well.

    Let it rip Maxi!!!

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Agree 100% with your post!!!

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    i hope with Winston sitting he gets to learn more about his teammates….i know he’s a leader but as a leader you have to know that theirs more than one way to skin a cat….

    some team mates may need that rah rah from him….others may need a face to face chat….others may need to be yanked by the face mask….

    i think what makes a certain player become a team leader is by the way he handles every individual player…much like a HC….some may need words of encouragement while other may need to be called out….i hope by sitting Winston finds out what makes his teammates take their game to the next level….

    maybe less pregame antics on the field and more serious motivate speeches inside the locker room before taking the field….i have no problem with his pregame stuff but it seems to cause the team to lose focus or not take the game as serious….just my honest opinion…..GO BUCS!!!!

  11. Wewantgruden Says:

    Inside the NFL’s Boomer Essiason stated that JamesisNOT has imploded and most likely had some type of nervous breakdown. Joe may need to stop labeling him as America’s QB. You can’t throw a football in a straight jacket.

  12. '74 Bucs Fan Says:


    “He is the reason why we are 2-6.”

    I suppose playing from way behind doesn’t affect our w/l record huh? I suppose playing from way behind doesn’t affect his turnovers either huh – since he has to throw the ball 800 times a game – since we can’t run the ball either.

    Also – it’s a bit ironic that you post something so moronic, yet call Jameis “dumb”.

  13. DB55 Says:

    Look I get it! You real fans have paid good money to watch the Bucs suck for 40 years plus. No matter who you draft or hire YOU STILL SUCK!

    You’re frustrated! Perpetual LOSERS who have been laughed at for generations by fans across the country.

    You rally around a career loser like Josh Mccown, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Gerald McCoy. Because it’s in your nature to do so.

    It’s okay! Even after you run JW out of town like you do with every talented player you’ll STILL SUCK.

  14. '74 Bucs Fan Says:

    DB55 – you’re not a real fan like us?

  15. JMarkBuc Says:


    We tend to agree on a lot, but do you really think JW is the answer?

    For me the big smile and preacher man stuff is all well and good, but he doesn’t seem to have what it takes ON the field. JMO. All talk and no walk.

  16. SteelStudBuc Says:

    He needs to preach to himself quietly without moving his lips and all will begin to change

  17. DB55 Says:

    Jameis Winston lost 1 football game since pop-warner before arriving to Tampa. Need I say more?

    It’s not just JW, it’s Every single talented player that walks through that door.

    I garuntee you if Luke Kuechley would have been picked instead of Barron Luke would be a loser now too.

    It’s like the Bermuda Triangle.

  18. DB55 Says:


    Not even close.

  19. AlteredEgo Says:

    “Jameis Winston lost 1 football game since pop-warner before arriving to Tampa. Need I say more?”
    well then I see that as a disadvantage….some how always played on stacked teams….that were able to over come his inaccuracy…

  20. DoNUTS Says:


    You are not a good Bucs fan. Stop trying to divide us with your nonsense.
    Most of us just want a good team and want the best QB to play every Sunday.

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    DB55 Says:
    November 10th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Not even close.
    What’s that supposed to mean? You are a fan or not?

  22. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    I would hire Yzerman as the GM of the bucs the dude knows talent when he sees it and with a good scouting department to lean on, he would lead the bucs out of this BS phase and back to a title and not put up with the GMC bullspit

  23. DB55 Says:


    Most of you don’t know chit! Lol. It’s comical at best if not infuriating.

    Bottom dwellers of the nfc south for how many years? Yea exactly.

    But please tell me how much Jameis sucks.

  24. DB55 Says:


    Please stfu you watch the games on a radio. I ain’t even got time for you.

  25. Mike Johnson Says:

    jameis beeds to leave all of his pregame santified pulpit action back on the hallellejah trail. It really has done nothing for the team. Sitting Jameis is not going to improve his accuracy or decision making. He needs new coaching staff. If Gruden and Dungy could get along, This might be good for our Bucs. Let Gru handle the O and Dungy remake our Defense. and let jameis SIT out the rest of this season and have his surgery now.

  26. JMarkBuc Says:


    Great as that would be, it will never never happen. Tony and Gruden have it made in the booth.

  27. Reach87 Says:

    DB, love your posts but For me I have to believe we’ll get back to the playoffs with Winston. We’vE been in the basement more times than not, but I still believe in this dude. Fix the other problems we have just a bit and he’ll take us there. Keep the faith. Go Bucs!

  28. firethecannons Says:

    I hope Jameis sits for the rest of the season, we need a better backup in next years draft, some serious competition is needed for this kid along with heart to heart conversation with D. Brooks.

  29. Destinjohnny Says:

    Team president
    Brooks gm
    Gruden coach

  30. pick6 Says:

    Jameis’ #1 job is to be a reliable, winning QB, and his struggles with that job description are undermining his goals as leader as well as as a player. Hopefully the effectiveness of a far less capable QB who doesn’t try to do TOO MUCH will be a bit of an epiphany for Jameis

    still believe he’ll be one of the game’s great players and teammates by the time he’s done, but he has definitely put too much on himself as far as making sure 53 guys are ready, motivated, and together. His individual performance has suffered, in my opinion, because he tries to take more responsibility for the other people’s play and motivation than is called for in the NFL. It’s the same kind of mistake that sinks many college coaches in the NFL, not putting enough faith into the personal accountability of each man and overdoing the leadership\motivation bit. As Jameis noted when talking about the “check yourself” motivational speech, grownups find accountability and motivation within. The majority of an NFL locker room needs you to work on your game and the gamepland more than they need you to work on their mindset

  31. SOEbuc Says:

    BROOKS FOR DC!!! Not GM. Spent his Hall of Fame career under Monte Kiffin.

  32. SOEbuc Says:

    Gruden HC

    Brooks DC

    Simeon D Line coach

  33. G-Money Says:

    Wow! Jameis is now being compared to trying to teach a dumb dog?? and I’m sure the person that wrote that stupidity, had to be a great athlete? Take several sets butt head !!