Jameis Winston: Dr. James Andrews Visit Was “Standard Protocol”

November 8th, 2017

UPDATED 11:58 a.m. –  America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, acknowledged his visit to renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews yesterday.

But he didn’t offer much detail.

I’ve known Dr. Andrews a long time,” Jameis said. “Standard protocol.”

Jameis said his goal is to get to 100 percent and return ASAP.

“I’m preparing to rehab hard for these next couple of weeks and see where we go from there,” Jameis said.

As for Jameis’ relationship with Andrews, he said it goes back to when they met at his office in sixth grade when Drew Brees was there at the same time. Jameis joked he was the first person to get Brees’ autograph when he became a member of the Saints.

Great to hear that Jameis will be allowed to “rehab hard,” and that he is optimistic about a return this year. It would be great for him to, say, come back with four games to go completely healthy and build toward 2018.

24 Responses to “Jameis Winston: Dr. James Andrews Visit Was “Standard Protocol””

  1. ClodHopper Says:

    Did he go there a few weeks back? Was it standard protocol then? We were told he couldn’t hurt it worse. If he couldn’t hurt it worse, then what prey tell is the difference between a few weeks ago and this week?

  2. mike n Says:

    How about Mccown coming back to town with a better passer rating, more tds, and 5 fewer turnovers than Jameis.

  3. feelthepewterpower Says:

    If we win the next two, hell get a shot vs. Atlanta. If we lose another game then yes, no rush for him to comeback. There is still faint hope of 9-7 and/or 10-6 finish…

  4. gilhealy Says:

    How about that, mike n? Did he hurt his shoulder too, or are you just being a d!ck?

  5. C. Alaka Says:

    It’s so funny & kinda sick how ppl just switch up on Jaboo. He’s improved EVERY yr he’s been in the league. Had a top 3 passing offense just a few weeks ago. Ppl want him to be perfect, make every throw (no accuracy if not), can’t read the defense well enough (only part 3 QBs to throw for 4k 1st 2 seasons), etc.

    I’ll tell you this, I think coach K needs to make things easier for Jameis in terms of design of offense. Ppl now want Goff, Wentz, Mariota (still) instead of Jameis. Do me a favor & watch these ppls games, watch how many times they’re throwing to WIDE open WRs or 1 read throws. Why does all Jameis throws have to read the defense & be perfect doing so. It’s kinda annoying! So I still believe A LOT in the kid & so should all of you morons!

  6. Jman55 Says:

    C. Alaka

    MM has smaller windows than Jameis. You watch

  7. deminion Says:


    Ive said this before Koetter’s system isn’t QB friendly esp without a running game ppl clamor for these other guys but man when i watch them they have a running game and Wr’s and TE’s wide open the whole game says something about scheme. Notice how Goff was trash with Jeff fisher as HC the genius Mcvay comes in and they play good ball! Pederson was a good OC and back up to Farve and he has Carson wentz looking like a MVP. just sayin watch when we get a real coach in here Jameis will be awesome

  8. mike n Says:

    @gilhealy… just saying , not trying to be a jerk. Idiots try to say we don’t have talent, poor coaching ect… but its bad qb play that’s the problem. Have to hit open recievers and can’t act like a middle schooler on the side lines. I agree with you though, I think the reason he is so bad is because of injury.

  9. gilhealy Says:

    mike n, we had a top 3 passing offense until he got hurt. Go easy, man. The kid will be fine. Who the hell else would’ve given Lattimore grief for yapping at our bench? No one. Smart, no. Passion and PO’d, yea. I’ll take it.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    @clod…I agree

    something’s going on and it’ll come to light soon enough…GO BUCS!!!

  11. gilhealy Says:

    I think we do need a beast behind him. Knowing he’s a gunslinger, the opponents are waiting for their chance. With a strong willed and productive RB, they’ll have to respect both run and pass. We don’t have that currently.

  12. mike n Says:

    @gill… top 3? top 3 in what? Not points. We havent been in the top half in points. Did zero against the pats and vikes before the injury. What he did against Lattimore was stupidity and immaturity, not passion. He played much better against the bills but the 3 turnovers cost us. I’m a Jameis fan, but to say he is better now than he was is just not reality. “the kid will be fine”… i hope so but didn’t you tell us all that about Roberto too?

  13. Harlow Says:

    Why would we want him to come back this year at all? Its obvious that he needs to rest the shoulder, and by the time hes healthy I think we can all agree there wont be much to play for with the way our records trending. And to think that he’d be able to use the last 4 weeks to build some momentum into 2018… I havent seen any signs of our 2016 late season playoff push carry over to this season. Maybe some time off can help Jameis take a step back and reevaluate his leadership style (finger lickin’, helmet pokin’ etc.)

  14. Freder Says:

    Yeah, these fans (?) are hypercritical, intolerant and have unrealistic expectations. Oh, their QB is the best ever…until he isn’t, then he’e worthy of expulsion. I have no idea, but I’m with Tony G.
    Koetter yanked him or found a reason to yank him to protect him from undue criticism, not further structure damage. But don’t worry, Jameis will be fine if the sports medicine aficionados recognize that helping the mind is the best way to help the body relax as stressor increase. Therapies are being developed for this very common but recently discovered illness.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I tend to agree. I frequently wonder why Buc’s targets struggle to get separation.

    I do not watch a ton of NFL games other than the Bucs so I can’t really say about the league…but watching the Bucs and our opponents the other guys always have dudes running open and we NEVER do. Of course our horrid defense may be making them look better than they are.

    Bottom line…is that I think you are correct…#3 is asked to throw into much tighter windows than most NFL QB’s right now.

    So the debate continues…is that DK’s offensive scheme…or WR’s that can’t get open or still are not good route runners?

  16. Daniel Says:

    Shutting him down for the season if he’s healthy isn’t smart. He isn’t going to improve any of these accuracy issues or mental mistakes sitting on the sideline.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I agree…if Jameis is healthy, he should play.

    I also agree that our receivers aren’t getting separation….causing Winston to throw into tighter windows and holding the ball too long. It’s not so much pass protection breaking down but Jameis not getting rid of the ball.

    I believe we are looking to throw deep too much….should go back to Hump, TEs and RBs for most throws.

    And, we run too often on 1st down….getting stuffed.
    Use play action on 1st down and fake out the world.

    Koetter makes it very hard on a QB……running on 2nd and short when it’s the perfect time to pass.

    Hit Hump & Vjax on WR screens….use Brate & Evans as 3rd down possession receivers but more on 5-7 yard passes rather than downfield.

  18. Mental Bucdown Says:

    Move Dotson to lt marpet to lg Hawley or eds to c d. Smith to rg and k. Pamphile to rt and watch how the running lanes improve. The O-line is all out of place for their athleticism make the de’ s line up on the tackles and the dt’s over the guards and blitz the a gap with zone behind it. On offense run more rub routes and bunch sets to pick off the lb’s abd corners much better scheme then what they’re currently doing. We have rb’s that can average 4-5 yds per carry we just need to get the O-line in the right spots to allow it

  19. wewantgruden Says:

    What an idiot. He said during his press conference “I been knowing doctor Andrews for a long time.

  20. Geno711 Says:

    Why are we still calling Jameis America’s quarterback.

    Oh, I know because he is average. In fact Average Joe or Jameis.
    Not hating – but really has just been his three year career. Not horrible – not great.

    We all said that he was young and he will get better. Maybe so. But right now he is pretty much a bell curve type of guy. A very little looking great, some looking very good, most of the time looking average, sometime looking bad, and on very rare occasions looking horrible.

    If his shoulder is a long term issue. He may not be worth the wait.

  21. AlteredEgo Says:

    Hey…wwgru….I have been a big critic of Aimless Winston…but that is typical casual southern talk

  22. SteelStudBuc Says:

    3 weeks off. Looking like extra o-lineman stacked with 2 tight ends 1 receiver… quizz 30 times

  23. mike10 Says:

    I hope JW has a quick recovery, as much as anyone.

    I just don’t think his inaccuracy is due solely to his injury. It’d be different if we didn’t see these tendencies before the Arizona game… but his whole career we’ve seen him sailing balls.

    Coming in this year we said, “it’s impossible to over-throw Jackson”… I’ve seen at least 5 TD’s left on the field this year – to Jackson alone!

  24. gilhealy Says:

    mike n, I’m not sure I said that about Aguayo, but may have. Stats wise, Jameis was doing fine, early. Man, it’s a team game. It ain’t #’3’s fault. It’s the teams fault. I trust JW to figure it out. He needs to get healthy.