ESPN: Jameis Likely Here For 2018

June 25th, 2018

Inside info.

Yesterday Joe wrote why those ready to dance on the grave of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, and his days as Bucs quarterback best have their heels cooled. He isn’t going away. This year.

Yesterday on ESPN, Bucs beat reporter Jenna Laine explained there is one way the Bucs might move on from Jameis this season.

She also looks at Jameis’ chances to stay with the Bucs for the 2019 season.

27 Responses to “ESPN: Jameis Likely Here For 2018”

  1. University of Seffner Says:

    I’ve heard that the QB Draft class for the 2019 NFL Draft looks like having to go to the dumpster to find a franchise QB. If there’s no more incidents involving Jameis Winston, he’ll get another contract (probably cheaper than what he initially could’ve gotten if there was a clean record). Hopefully the NFL’s Investigation Report isn’t worst case scenario.

  2. firethecannons Says:

    Yeah lets hope he’s not going away, this team is better off with Jameis than without. I stand with Jameis and I am confident he will have a better year than last 3 years. The Buc’s blackeye is meaningless, the goal is to win not have a team of well behaved men in last place in their league every year.

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I predict Jaboo will be here for 2019

  4. DalvinCookRules Says:

    I know I sound like a broken record by now, but REALLY, the Bucs need to get Winston into some kind of program (psychological help). He needs to get much better at controlling his crazy impulses because it completely derails one’s ability to make good decisions–both ON and OFF the field.

  5. Trench War Says:

    Just like we shouldn’t condemn Jameis without hearing from the league office first we shouldn’t forgive so easily without hearing from the league office either. The seriousness of his behavior at that time needs explaining. Joe say’s couple second grab which may turn out to be multiple attempts against her will. We don’t know what his behavior was at that time. Was he fawning all over her and being aggressive because rumors say he was intoxicated, was he?? Like others who have daughters have said this behavior is not acceptable, but I know from past experience that alcohol can sometimes make you cocky and bold. If it was a playful drunkenness grab@ss then Jameis is wrong but unfairly being treated without any information but rumors.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    @Trench War … “If it was a playful drunkenness grab@ss then Jameis is wrong but unfairly being treated without any information but rumors.” Seriously Trench War? “Playful drunkenness grab@ass”? Have you not been following this? IF what Jameis is accused of is true, then first, it wasn’t “grab@ass” and second, thee was nothing “playful” about it. This is a very serious accusation that could’ve resulted in assault charges had she pressed it.

  7. Trench War Says:


    I have heard rumors of what you are describing …saying it is “very serious” describes something he has done for a fact. We don’t have those facts. You should never convict a person on rumors and hearsay. The woman didn’t press charges and she only told the Uber management. She made a statement to the press and said this is “about a powerful man who felt entitled to my body when all I wanted to do was my job.” ..sounds like drunken grab@ssing that wasn’t serious enough to make a formal complaint with the police.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Trench War, I said that it’s a very serious ACCUSATION. Read my previous posts and you’ll see that I agree with you … “We don’t have those facts. You should never convict a person on rumors and hearsay.” But why she chose NOT to make a formal complaint with the police is up to her, not us. Could’ve been any number of reasons (fear of repercussions, pressure put on by her employer or police not to press charges, etc). Doesn’t mean she didn’t consider it serious.

  9. Walter Seidel Says:

    Trench War….Jameis condemned himself even before the Uber assault.

    And Joe PLEASE stop with the ridiculous “AQ”

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    I don’t know. After reading the follow-up in the Times Friday, Jameis was not surrounding himself with good people, AT ALL. Top it off with his reported behavior that night, man it’s hard to dismiss so easily.
    Keeping Jameis is probably a prudent business move IMO. But, like the article states, what IF it confirms the story? Do you then take that chance? Hmmm, trying times in Buc-land!

  11. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Man, one potential slip-up and the haters are out for blood. The Glazers are on record stating they stand behind Jameis even after knowing the allegation; their opinion isn’t going to change folks. The Glazers are on record supporting and praising Jameis behavior. The media and minority of fans isn’t going to run Jameis out of town for this one alleged mistake. We’ve had far worst offenders play for this team, IE – Jeremy Stevens. Getting rid of Windton would be foolish and set our team back years again and a shot at a super bowl. Condone the alleged behavior not the person. Jameis has to remain honest, focused, and seek forgiveness like all of us do for our attonements and grow. Are we pur brother’s keeper??

  12. AlteredEgo Says:

    Jameis will have another chance to prove himself playing QB for Tampa…he is however out of chances with off field behavior….

  13. AlteredEgo Says:

    I really miss hearing Steve Duemig talking about this “hassle”….there many times I don’t agree with his radio persona …however I usually agree %100 when he would veer into societal issues….I miss hearing him and hope he can return one day

  14. Phil Says:

    Jameis isn’t going anywhere.

  15. AlteredEgo Says:

    Phil….that statement can be interpreted in more than one way….

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Trench is right……Jameis should neither be condemned or excused until the facts are out.

    I do agree entirely that Jameis can survive…..he absolutely positively must be brutally honest about all of this.

    People make mistakes….pay their dues….are forgiven and receive another chance….this is the right thing to do…..but they have to be remorseful and they have to fly straight from that point.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Also…I am hearing a lot of references to the groping as “playful” ….or simply an attempt to “hook up”……Joe calls it a “hassle”……or excusing the act because of youth or intoxication.
    Some folks simply aren’t getting it… is absolutely, totally unacceptable behavior and it is unlawful and just plain wrong.

  18. put up or shut up Says:

    has any of these bloggers been in a blackout from to much to drink? it’s a scary thing, i know personally, so he that is without sin let him or her cast the first stone, the woman in question did not file charges, was it wrong yes, two years ago jameis would have been around 22 year old, barely over the legal age limit to drink, and now he is the ripe old age of 24, wow he’s really getting up there, i know quite a few 24 year olds, can.t rub two nickles together, or keep a job let alone pay their bills have their own apt, jameis is in a unique position that only a handful of young men ever get put in, first of all the bright lights, the adulation, and the fame and fortune that goes with it. he is learning how to be a man, how to act like an adult, to be responsible, and the hardest part to be a upstanding member of his community, pile all that on trying to figure out this NFL top pick expectations i would say is quite a load so let’s cut the young guy a break ya’ll

  19. Brandon Says:

    trade for Teddy Bridgewater now,

  20. Bobby M. Says:

    When all the facts come out….he’ll have no other choice to be honest. That’s really the whole issue with this guy, he’s not honest when he should be which is concerning because he’s always tied to some type of sexual accusation.

    If you has ask will there be others…..he’ll say no. Can you trust that? Tough to say but if there is another incident I can assure you all benefit of the doubt has evaporated and the NFL will hammer him as they said they would for an entire season. So how many seasons are you willing to give away millions of dollars from being blindsided by a player with a track record of poor decision making. That’s what ownership faces.

    IMO….this particular group of owners doesnt shy away from rebuilding because i believe their profit margins are much higher wiht less risk on the books. I believe they’ll stick with him, they’ll have a clause in his contract stating he’ll lose all guarantees with another suspension and then see how he does. One scenario to keep in eye on…..if Koetter gets fired, whomever comes in next may not want their careers hinging on Winston. We may be stuck with Koetter for a few extra years because of that issue. A new coach may want to see Winston on good behavior for a few years.

  21. jmarkbuc Says:


    “People make mistakes….pay their dues….are forgiven and receive another chance….this is the right thing to do…..but they have to be remorseful and they have to fly straight from that point.”

    This sounds a lot like a statement that would have been or was made the night we drafted him. Hence the problem now.

  22. jmarkbuc Says:

    What’s the exchange rate for pounds to dollars? You’re right Bobby, Glazers won’t have any problem moving on, financially any way.

  23. BrianBucs Says:

    To keep a giant turd like Winston and use money as an excuse is insulting to the devoted part of the fan base

  24. Casey Morgan Says:

    Joe– Your headline says 2018. We know he will be here for 2018– 2019 is the question…

  25. jmarkbuc Says:


    Who do we bring in to be the third QB for the start of the season?

    Or do we roll with
    Austin Allen

  26. Not there yet Says:

    Overreactors and he will be fine if he plays well he will likely get the second contact and again this was over 2 years ago

    The funny part of everyone was in the club crotch grabbing and if he had done it in the club no one would say a word. Likely he was trying to get with her and they were having a good conversation but it was going to slow for him and he jumped the gun. If she was outraged she would have filed a complaint or lawsuit

  27. BoJim Says:

    Jenna’s pretty.