He’s Still A Pitcher

November 17th, 2017

Baseball qualities remain.

Interesting words this week from Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans.

With Evans back after a one-game suspension, he will have a different starting quarterback other than America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, for the first time since his rookie season.

Evans was asked if Fitzpatrick throws a different kind of pass, or with a different spin, than Jameis — something Evans will have to adjust to. Evans’ words were, well, enlightening.

“The spin is different on most guys,” Evans said. “Jameis – I can’t explain it – sometimes he throws perfect spirals, sometimes it comes different. It’s hard to explain, but the spin is different on most guys.”

It sounds like Jameis is, well, a pitcher.

As we all know, Jameis, when he played baseball at Florida State, was a helluva relief pitcher. If not for football, Jameis would very likely be playing in the minor leagues or perhaps be already in the majors.

One great trait for a pitcher is to throw the ball differently each pitch. Not just a fastball, curveball, etc., but location and speed.

From Evans’ words, it sounds like Jameis has retained some of those pitching qualities.

28 Responses to “He’s Still A Pitcher”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Your headline is misleading. Evans didn’t say that.
    Sir, there is nothing misleading about anything. You might want to read what’s actually here.-Joe

  2. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    yeah, throw it to a spot on a rope….touch and hitting receivers in stride? …not so much

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Yes but another trait of great pitchers is the ability to put the ball EXACTLY where you want it and paint corners of the plate.

    Greg Maddux knew precisely where the ball was going. Now if you’re game is nothing but power pitching and blowing it by everyone…then I take your point Joe.

    I just don’t think it’s baseball but rather individual styles of pitchers and QB’s.

  4. Bob in Valrico Says:

    To your point Joe,
    Wish he wouldn’t throw so many sinkers to Evans.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    If Jameis wants to win a championship he better switch to baseball there is no hope in sight of a championship from a glazer clown ran franchise. it’s not negative if it is reality folks… between glazer clowns and cancer93 there is ZERO hope the bucs can turn it around.

  6. Tony 12" Pepperoni Says:

    I hope thats a old picture!You know with a bum shoulder and all.

  7. JabooFSUBUCS Says:

    Surprised nobody on here has pointed out the tip of Jameis’s ring finger was broken and healed crooked. His finger is not flush on the football and at times causes it to not be a perfect spiral.

  8. Mike Johnson Says:

    We need jameis to start games better. And we need jamesi to heal..completely. Don’t bring the kid back until his shoulder is about 95%. That means next year. But watch and see..He comes back this yr and reinjures it all over again. Defenses now are and will continue to zero in on that shoulder. And its just a matter of time before he goes out again. let the Kid heal. Gosh, it does not take rocket science to see this. Jameis ain’t winning 6 straight. probaly not half of that for the remainder of the season. Shut him down. Fitz is serviceable, What are the Bucs tryin to prove by playing a hurt Jamesi? That he’s earning his money? God what a dumb organization!

  9. pick6 Says:

    tmaxcon the amount of time and energy you commit to expressing hopelessness is hard fathom. are you chained to a chair reading JBF articles and comments? one would think if it’s all so miserable and hopeless in bucs world one might just choose to pay attention to other things. or are these endlessly doomed bucs somehow the best thing going in your life?

  10. Nate Says:

    Love and support jameis!!! but if you think fans will be complacent w/o a backup

    high talent QB to push him (aka quentin flowers right in your backyard or b. Mayfield ) yall have another thing coming …..

    Name a QB that was a high prospect in baseball who transitioned to a mediocre level nevermind one with elite consistency…..

    have your most successful coach (playoff and superbowl wise) sign a 5- 10 yr contract (for all yall talking don’t change coaches every two years) make

    gruden agree to drafting all defense and offensive lines except ali marpet n McCoy and a back up qb in case…..and lets go get a SUPERBOWL….

    not praising bucs to win a fourth game dam near in dec…..jameis hurt or not you shouldn’t have 2 wins ..and barely winning the jets game ….

  11. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    I am completely skeptical of Mike Bajakian and the over all development of Jameis’ fundamentals.

    Just look at the difference between Goff and Wentz in year 2. I pin that 100 percent on coaching.

  12. Joe Says:

    I am completely skeptical of Mike Bajakian and the over all development of Jameis’ fundamentals.

    Same. There is nothing in his resume that suggests he has developed any kind of a quarterback and his work with Jameis is, at best, suspect.

  13. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    Care to explain how the Glazer’s have already gotten a Super Bowl Championship then?

    Especially when there are numerous franchises that have never even made it there let alone win one.

    I really don’t get it dude, you don’t like the Glazer’s, you don’t like Dungy, you don’t seem to like Gruden, I am having a hard time understanding why in the world you are actually a Bucs fan.

    Because the period of time after the G’s bought the franchise, hired Dungy, and eventually won the Super Bowl with Gruden were with out a doubt the best years this franchise has ever seen. But you spit on all of it. I really don’t get it.

  14. tmaxcon Says:


    look at the history and look at the continued path. the only thing that matters is on field results wins and losses. not feel good stories or false heading in the right direction claims. sorry but you can not make your own reality just because it feels good. This pathetic franchise has had 4 good years and 1 great year out of 41. that is sad…. the team has not sniffed a meaningful win since 02 championship let me remind you that it’s 2017…. you can choose to cheery pick BS and be happy about it. I choose to deal in reality and facts. The facts are quit simple under the glazer the clowns the bucs have been a laughingstock of the league. I understand there is no place in your perfect little bubble for reality but the facts are there is NO HOPE until the glazer clowns sell or realize they need a president to run the show and not some has been ex player or failed coach from the past a real winner. bucs organization and buc fans need to raise the standards simple as that.

  15. tmaxcon Says:


    it’s time for you to stop lying to yourself and accept that we both love a crappy team ran by incompetent fools who have had over a decade to figure it out and have not…

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    given the history of glazer decisions there is NOT a single person on this planet that confidently say they will do the right thing heading into next season. therefore the optimists have zero argument.

  17. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    He should have stuck to baseball because he sucks as Qb he’s been very disappointing and difficult to watch!! Wish he could learn to pass accurate and read a defense! Maybe he could help the Rays!

  18. tmaxcon Says:

    bucaneer scotty

    if jameis sucks so bad yet is very close to setting franchise records what does that say about the history of bucs pathetic quarterbacks and offenses… facts don’t back up your narrow minded statements. Jameis is the future whether you like it or not. the living in the past no standard fools would not know a good quarterback or offensive it ran them offer on the way to a lombardi… nice 4 pick night by your boy mariota last night….

  19. Tom Edrington Says:

    Jameis throws too many “wild pitches”……so yeah, he’s a pitcher.

  20. ndog Says:

    I am surprised there are not a bunch of Mariota lovers on here saying we picked the wrong QB. Oh wait……

  21. ndog Says:

    Nate did you really just say that Q. Flowers is going to be a QB in the NFL? Due you have got to be kidding!

    high talent QB to push him (aka quentin flowers right in your backyard

  22. unbelievable Says:

    Lol st. Pete exactly.

    Agreed on Bajakian, hire someone who can actually coach up a QB!

    I’m not too impressed with Monken either to be honest. Our WRs don’t fight very hard for balls, and Evans is the only one who ever throws a downfield block. Look how good the receivers block on teams like the Saints, Pats, Titans, etc.

    That’s how you get extra yards. What a novel concept, I know.

  23. Lamarcus Says:

    Jw>mm. Anyday

  24. ndog Says:

    Come on out all you mouth breathers for Mariota where are you at this morning now that a team took away his running game and made him beat them? You see this is what Jameis has had to deal with every week and its not so easy when you can’t use playaction all day and hit wide open receivers or throw screen passes 30% of the time. Come out come out wherever you are……..

  25. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I’ve always thought when they were drafted that MM and #3 would be very good QB’s. It’s far too early to be making pronoucements based on a single season much less a single game.

    I think both MM and #3 have been riding some roller coasters but we should give credit where credit is due. MM is among the leaders in red zone TD’s…he’s also 6-4…two things the Bucs are not this year. OTOH #3 has had two consecutive 4,000 passing seasons….something no other NFL QB has EVER done.

    An old saying…you don’t make your own furniture look any better by chopping up your neighbors. #3 will be #3 whether MM plays well or horribly…they are two SEPARATE QB’s each with their own skill sets and challenges. One player’s success does not diminish the other player. Each player has to EARN his own way.

  26. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    I don’t like Mariota dic@ licker! But I don’t have to like Winston just because you Homer’s do and I don’t believe he’s the long term answer! Hopefully he can prove me wrong and learn To be accurate and hit someone in stride but in till than F-off!

  27. pick6 Says:

    tmax, you are missing my point. if you feel the way you do about the bucs, life has lots more to offer a person than a crappy football team and an existence spent haunting its message boards. check back in 5 years to see if the people you hate and hold responsible are still employed by the team\running the team and then adjust your “give-a-crap” level accordingly

  28. Destinjohnny Says:

    My dad was a pro pitcher and he has a lot to say about Jameis motion.
    He said fastball pitchers are are the most inconsistently innacurate of all
    That really sums up 3
    He can be really accurate but he it’s all over the place