Was Jameis Being Sarcastic Or Immature?

December 31st, 2017

Mike Evans tied an impressive NFL record tonight, notching his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season to start a career.

In 15 games, Evans racked up 1,001 yards on 71 catches. Kudos to him. Even when Evans doesn’t have his best year, it’s a good year. That’s the mark of a strong player.

But getting Evans those yards nearly cost the Bucs the victory and showed the immaturity of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, who threw two of his three interceptions at Evans while he was at least double covered. That’s IF you believe what Jameis said after the game.

“I was trying — that’s what messed me up — I was trying to throw the ball to Mike Evans the whole game and that kind of threw me off my game. I wanted him to get that record,” Jameis said with a smile. “Luckily, he got it by one yard so, shoot, I accomplished what I wanted to do. I didn’t go out there. I didn’t want to throw three interceptions but I also didn’t think we were going to have a 95-yard drive, either. So like I said. God is good. That’s all that matters. We got the win, right?”

Joe really couldn’t tell if Jameis was being sarcastic or not, but Joe believes there’s an 85 percent chance Jameis was being serious.

That’s scary, assuming it’s true, that Jameis would screw up a game with three picks in part because he was trying to force a ball to a guy trying to get a record during a competitive game.

Joe supposes it’s just another maturity lesson for Jameis.

44 Responses to “Was Jameis Being Sarcastic Or Immature?”

  1. Matt Says:

    Sarcasm if I have ever heard it. He’s jokingly blaming it on something else

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    Wait, does the 2pt conversion count as part of those yards?…..Cause that’s pretty crazy if he went into the last offensive play of the season with 999 yards.

  3. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    The default position is immaturity.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    As Gruden said on MNF, Evans is always open and the Bucs need to feed him the ball more. Also the non-calls on the DBs on Evans was again unbelievable, he’s getting tackled before the ball gets there on nearly every play. That’s not being a homer, you could just watch Evans being dragged down and held on nearly every single play, without once getting a call. Unbelievable.

  5. FR Says:

    I dont get it we are 5 – 11 and we have jokes we haven’t been to the playoffs in years and we have jokes. Hey Winston hey Bucs get serous and win games.

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    What you see is what you get Joe(s)……….and this guy’s been in the league long enough where he should know better……

  7. BrianBucs Says:

    Maybe Jameis believes saying that gives him an excuse for throwing those bad pics. Only Jameis knows for sure

  8. Wesley Says:

    I think clearly a little bit of both.

  9. Etienne Says:

    Even if he is being serious, so what? They’re 4-11 with nothing to play for. Might as well help out Evans get an individual accomplishment.

  10. Lamarcus Says:

    Well if me13 catch his balls eailer in the game he would of had the record already.

  11. Bculaw Says:

    Winston has never made an excuse about anything. Can’t imagine he is seriously doing so now.

  12. Ndog Says:

    I have watched every game and throw of Jameis career and I believe 100% that he was being serious. That is just who he is, he cares so much about his teammates that he had laser focus to get Evans that record. Now that is not smart at all but it is who he is. He wanted it so bad he forced it and hopefully he grows out of that. I mean watch the game almost ever bad decision was to Evans do you think that was just by happen chance? This guy is so freaking good that he ever just grows up some and plays the game with a combination of smart and instincts he is going to be an all time great. That last drive is a prime example, no thinking just going out making the reads and letting it fly. That is why he is so good in no huddle it is just read and react not thinking about records or throwing it away or should I run here or not, JUST PLAY!!!

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    You’re playing in a meaningless game and I’m certain Winston wanted to get Evans to 1000 yards so he tried to feed him the ball. I have no issue with that, he tried to feed the ball early in the year to D-Jax. QB’s often try to feed balls to guys for one reason or another. He wants Evans to be back and happy next year and frankly Evans should be able to catch most everything thrown his way, well if he wasn’t be tackled on every play. If this was a meaningful game then it’s a different story – but in week 17 when you’re 4-11 you need something to play for, and anything will do. Evans was clearly gimmpy yet came back onto the field, he was playing to get the 1000 yards.

  14. Bucnjim Says:

    Things were clicking and he wanted to make sure he was involved which is the wrong thing to do. Things were clicking because he was covered see the difference!

  15. Me? Says:

    Dirk is coming back, they’re 4-11, Mike only needs 50somethibg yards to get in a fairly exclusive club-who cares if he was serious. Now if they were in the playoff hunt and Jameis was forcing throws just to get Mike a record-then it’s cause for concern

  16. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Who…..cares! Hey it’s a joke! Go Bucs!

  17. LongSeason Says:

    It isn’t immature doing this on a 4-11 team. If we were 10-5 and needing a win to get to the post season it would have been immature. Who cares if we are 5-11 or 4-12. Both are crappy records resulting in a last place divisional playoffless ending to our season. I will say, though that the last 4 games the team as a whole was playing better and win or lose this one, that was the positive I was taking away that this team didn’t give up and they had fight in them that showed. That is what we have lacked in past years. Now if we can carry that over into next year.

  18. DB55 Says:

    I sincerely hope everyone gets laid tonight. Sarcasm or immaturity you decide.

    Jaboo should be trying to get him the ball if they lost at least mike would earn his bonus which is much more important than pleasing a bunch of geriatric lame brains.

  19. Mike in LOL Says:

    I say who cares? The only meaningful thing out of this game was that record, not the win. The win was cool and all but entirely meaningless

  20. Mort Says:

    I’m sorry, but him getting that milestone is worth more than the one win which lowered our draft selections and got us nothing anyway. I LOVE beating the saints, but I agree with Jameis’ decision on this one Joe.

  21. BucFamous Says:

    Jesus Joe–you’re reaching here. He wouldn’t be the first QB to keep a teammate’s possible record in the back of his mind in a game. It’s not why he got the picks.

  22. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Lee must be posting these. I think it’s Jameis trying to get his guy a record at all costs. I’m good with it. Jameis is the man

  23. Buc_The_World Says:

    Just because other QB”s don’t say it does not mean they don’t do the same thing. Do you think Matt Ryan in a meaningless game would not try to help help Julio Jones obtain a record. Joe you read too much into stuff sometimes. Jameis was forcing the ball to other receivers as well. At the end of the day Mikes record is going to mean more in the future than this game. We won’t even be talking about this game in 2 weeks.

  24. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Mike Evans is the one receiver Winston truly trusts then Cam then Hump. Soon it will be OJ and Godwin when Koetter finally starts show casing them in this offense. If coaches can keep players from reaching income escalators in their contracts by sitting them then why can’t a qb feed a receiver so that he gets a league record? Especially in a playoffless season ender? Jameis has the love of winning and his team and teammates in his blood something many Buc fans don’t have.

  25. BucsFan90 Says:

    I believe him. He was forcing the ball to Evans too much. But he made up for it with that clutch game winning drive so all’s well that ends well!

  26. Mike Johnson Says:

    Jameis gotta lot of improvements he needs to make both on and off the field. Guess it don’t really matter though…When you have one good game followed by 3 Ohh crap games, its excusable in Bucworld. We been losin for so long, we don’t how to build winners. Stay tuned next season girls and boyz for..more episodes of the Tampa Bay Buc SPINMASTERS!!!

  27. Eat me a W nom nom nom Says:

    It’s immaturity/inbuilt muppetry. Jameis admitted doing the same to his favorite Seminoles WR (was it Green?) to Chucky during Grudens QB camp, from memory.

  28. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Literally it was the best final drive and outcome any true fan could have asked for… and still the hater negatives are blah, blaming their ignorance all over this site.

    Why do you even bother watching football if your default position is misery? Makes zero sense how the ignorant Jameis haters can’t see what a turning point that last drive was for #3.

    He’s going to be great whether you haters want him to or not.

  29. NFLNut Says:


    I believe Jameis was being 100% HONEST and neither sarcastic nor immature.

    Many teams and QBs try to get records for their players at the end of the year … it’s nothing new. Most QBs might not admit it to the media but Jameis doesn’t care what the media thinks and says what he wants to say … and I love it.

    Now, as for the picks … it’s not like he threw them on purpose, but they happened in trying to force the ball to Mike … it is what it is.


  30. NFLNut Says:


    By the way, THIS is one of the reasons Jameis’ teammates love him to death … he doesn’t care if helping Mike get a record will hurt his own personal stats, that doesn’t matter to him … the guy lives to make his teammates better and happy and they adore him for it.

    Now, EVERYONE knows I wanted the Bucs to lose and get the 4th pick … but when the Texans lost, the 4th pick was out the window.

    In reality this win cost us just 2 slots … we dropped from #5 to #7 and in exchange Jameis:

    1. Got Evans his record on that last drive

    2. Got Godwin not only his first career 100 yard game, but his FIRST ever TD … and what a TD it was as it won the game and knocked a division rival from the 3rd seed into the 4th seed.

    THOSE two things will endear Jameis to Mike and maybe more importantly to Godwin (as they need to build chemistry that Jameis and Mike already have) AND will function to really build Godwin’s confidence and give him a sense that “I can dominate next year” … it was a GREAT WIN imho!


  31. Bird Says:

    Teen wolf

  32. Bird Says:

    Nfl nut

    Who cares

  33. NFLNut Says:


    Apparently JOE cares enough to make an article out of this non-story …

  34. J Says:

    You are all thinking Jameis will be perfect and win every game by himself. Why did Stafford get paid more than any player ever and has never won a playoff game? Give him time, get a life and appreciates we get to watch 16 games each year. Everyone has a lot more to worry or complain about something than a football game. I am frustrated with them, but I will never stop being a fan.

  35. satchseven Says:

    i believe him and disapprove of that mess.he ignored a open guy crossing the field when he threw that mess in the end zone

  36. nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    I agree entirely with you Rod Munch and NFLNUT,of course JW was serious…even DO had mentioned getting Mike the record, why not…4-11 what were they playing for…just like JW went all out to give that ball to Godwin to get the wind!

    HE has more experience and I guarantee you he will be exciting…not for the faint of heart…LOVE IT!!!

  37. nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Even Dirk had mentioned getting Evans his record

  38. Jim Says:

    Is losing record setting football entertaining?

  39. Sweeptheleg Says:

    So our franchise QB didn’t think they could have a 95 yard drive?

    That’s reassuring.

    Yea that’s the mentality I want from a QB.

  40. Buc_The_World Says:

    See how you Jameis haters twist words to fit your narrative. He was saying that he didn’t expect to have to go 95 yards not that he couldn’t do it. Obviously you didn’t listen to Evan’s press conference when he said Jameis told them they were going to drive down the field and win.

  41. BringBucsBack Says:

    In addition, these two “leaders” wanted to show up Larrimore a bit, I’m sure. I’m not sure if they succeeded.

    Jameis, when it comes to interceptions and winning, do you think that your god has been good?

  42. DoNUTS Says:

    Cue the Winston apologists….

    More signs he will never be a Pro Bowl QB. 3 INTs and its like he had a great game yesterday…lmao. Fans are blind.

    Winston and Koetter – one more year – prove it or lose it in 2018. I am hoping they are successful but unless Koetter cleans house of some of these bad coaches….things will not change. Winston needs to revamp his off season routine. He did not progress this year as expected.

  43. Batman Wood Says:

    That’s the problem with ME13. It takes too many targets for him to be effective and Winston feels the need to force it to him. ME13 is the one who hasn’t progressed, still a possession receiver with unreliable hands. I would trade ME13 for draft picks to build the OL and DL. Godwin is already a better wr than ME13, without all the pushing off and emotional antics. I actually think our offense would be better off without Evans, much more balanced. Not that Evans hasn’t been a top receiver, but I would trade him now while his value is still high because he’s not going to be worth what he gets in his 2nd contract.

  44. Fire The Cannons Says:

    Doesn’t seem far fetched to me for a buddy to get you that considering the game doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things, and ME13 is coming up on a contract year. I mean, why not look out for his teammate? I don’t agree or disagree with it, I’m just sayin I can see someone making that happen for fam.