Fitzpatrick Commands The Spotlight

September 16th, 2018

Interesting, fun and a very calculated move by Ryan Fitzpatrick after today’s game.

Fitzpatrick entering his postgame news conference showing a ton of chest hair and some of DeSean Jackson’s bling, complemented, of course, by the dark shades.

The picture above tells the story, and Fitzpatrick was dropping all kinds of dry humor when asked about his gear.

“Just gameday wear,” he said first.

Asked again, Fitzpatrick said, “I think we just have to stay humble and make sure we know how to handle success and those things. So we can’t change who we are.”

Fun stuff.

But the interesting part here is that Fitzpatrick is no fool. He knows an outfit like that after throwing for four touchdowns and 402 yards against the world champs means that you will be the talk of the nation tonight and Monday, and all over every sports talk show on TV. And you’ll be a coveted guest of all those shows, too.

Fitzpatrick, for whatever reason, wants that spotlight on him. He also probably wants it off other members of the team.

There has to be a competitive reason in the mind of Harvard-man and veteran Fitzpatrick. He’s too smart for it to be anything else.

Joe’s guessing Fitz wants the pressure on his shoulders and off his teammates as they head into a massive Monday Night Football game. Perhaps he feels there’s no way he will get too high and overconfident, so he might as well invite the spotlight.

What a fun Bucs season!

74 Responses to “Fitzpatrick Commands The Spotlight”

  1. FairMinded Says:

    America’s QB for real! Saavy saavy move by the Magician

  2. DILLIGAF Says:

    Genius move from America’s Quarterback, Ryan Fitzmagic.

  3. BobbyBucs Says:

    He’s giving the team some swagger

    Something we haven’t had in a very long time

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, that is a great look. I’m gonna buy me some of that D-Jax gear.

  5. Kansas95Buc Says:

    You see the gold chain and the stunner shades lol, looking pretty fly for a white guy lol! Great team win!!!!!!

  6. PSLBob Says:

    As you said Joe, nothing could be further from Fitz’s Personality. A little over the top messsing with everyone. A prima Donna he is not!

  7. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Definitely added some spunk back into the Bucs.

  8. MadMax Says:

    HAHAHAHA! Love it!!!!

  9. GMC hater Says:

    The franchise savior knows how to dress in style!!!

  10. PSLBob Says:

    That look is funny as hell! I’m still laughing. How many times you think that’s going to be shown on sports shows?

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    Luv Fitz..always have. Dude has paid dues in this NFl. I’m glad to see his tenure and knowledge is paying off. Look, If this guy wins 3 straight..Why would you change QB’s. Like the song says, When ya hot..You Hot!!!! I’m just elated to see this team look happy..and competitive out there on the field. Even more, I’m happy to see the national sortscasters kinda scratch their heads and having to..being forced to..Give these Bucs attention. Beat the Steelers..Like I always say..By any means necessary!

  12. Gman Says:

    America’s quarterback is on his way to being America’s clipboard holder

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    819 yards, 8 TDs passing, 1 TD rushing after 2 games, passer rating is right at 150 (156 week one, 144 week 2), amazing run. Lets keep it going. If the Glazers don’t price people out of the stadium it should be absolutely rocking on MNF.

  14. DBS Says:

    It already is. Right next to an after game photo of Cam.

  15. Buc believer Says:

    Dude needs to stay humble and keep playing like he is

  16. DB55 Says:

    I just kept waiting for him to eat a w. But the Connor mcgregor swag works. I like it a lot.

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Well played Fitzy. WELL PLAYED.

    Love to see the man having fun with his golden moment in the sunshine.

  18. unbelievable Says:

    Fitzmagic struttin his stuff.

    As he should!

    I’d still like to see our defense and offense look a bit better in the 4th quarter though. Both wins have been by a touchdown or less.

    Let’s go for the KO early!

  19. Fartman Says:

    America’s QB!

  20. Jeffbuc Says:

    I have been a die hard jameis supporter. But I am even starting to doubt myself. Has jameis been holding this offense back. But then I think of how predictable the offense was with koetter. And I am wrong now 75% of the time saying we are running the ball. But the last couple years I was 95% right. I still want to believe it is Monken that is the difference. But I did ask my game day buddies if jameis were in today with all of that pressure how many forced balls or interceptions would he have had. It made me wonder what do real fans not jameis hater think are recordwouldbe of jameis not been suspended. I really don’t know anymore. Maybe my buc blinders made me think jameis was great. Or monken has just withfresh eyes is the difference. I am so confused but happy right now. But as a big jameis supporter there is no way he starts if Ryan the beard Fitzmagic keeps this up. And I feel that Fitzmagic is due a bad game and still hold the job. On every winning team it looks like guys are having the best times of ther lives and that is what the offense looks like now. We have beat the super bowl champs and nfc south champs to start the season. I think this is a great problem to have. But it can get ugly quick if they go back to jameis to early and he stinks it up. It might be his ticket out of here way to prematurely. But I think jameis benefits and the bucs fans Benefits the most by sittin back and watching how it’s done. If we are able to do that this year and go far in the playoffs it only sets us up for success in the long run. We can trade Fitzpatrick for premium picks and build are defense. But right now we are winning and our rookie dbs are taking there lumps that will only help them in the future can you imagine when we get are starting cb and first round pick dt back

  21. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Looks like a greasy old dude asking little kids if they want candy

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    I can’t believe there are actually dullards that are bothered by this. What do you do for fun, go to the bowling alley and watch people smell their fingers after rolling a gutter bowl?

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    AHHH DANG IT… I said bowl, not ball.

    I blew it. All on me, sorry Fitz for my failed defense. It must by my pro-Winston bias at work.

  24. lambchop Says:

    Somebody give DJax a sharpie and tell him to write “ROZELLE” on a bandana and hand it to Fitz next time.

    No, not “GOODELL”, cuz we’d be looking at a lengthy investigation and a definite 4 game suspension for violating the sentiments of the Commish.

  25. Gatorkmk Says:

    Is Fitzpatrick really too old to be the QB for the ‘long run’ – he from the same draft as Alex Rodgers and Alex Smith. Smith got a 4 year extension in the off season.

  26. SB Says:

    IF………..IF he beats the Steelers then I am buying a Fitz Jersey.

  27. BigMacAttack Says:

    Fitz was the man today. Stylen and Profilen. Yes!!!!

  28. SB Says:

    I Flipping Told everyone I know that the Bucs had a Great chance of being 2 and 1 going into week 4. People said ” man you done lost your mind” i said ” So has everyone else I’m just cuttin’ in line”

  29. BigMacAttack Says:

    Totally earned it Fitz. Well played 👏 👏 👏

  30. SB Says:

    Just shows how DEEP our team really is to have a Backup QB disgrace “Experts” opinions on how we would fare vs. Each team
    If they would have said. ” The Buccaneers will easily beat the NFCS Champs and the WORLD Champion Eagles…………….
    We all would have laughed.
    But that is what happened.

  31. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I for one have never been high on Winston

    Winston is a solid backup QB and a terrible decision maker

    ……no way the bucs are 2-0 with Winston at the helm……no way

  32. Rod Munch Says:

    SB – Don’t jinx him. I have had Fitz sitting on my fantasy bench the last two weeks, and I’m not starting him, there is no reason to anger the football Gods by trying to profit from Fitz’s pact with Satan.

  33. Dooshlarue Says:

    Dear webster……

    You’re missing all the fun!

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    TheBucsAnthem – Amazing story, and truly remarkable how you can tell what would have happened, remarkably stuff. Thanks for sharing your gift.

  35. AlteredEgo Says:

    More chocolate milk !

  36. Pit Says:

    guys what brand are his glasses? i want them lol

    and i i am serious if smbdy can tell me what are those i would appreciate it

  37. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Hat was freaking hilarious to watch and his comments about staying humble and not changing who you are!!🤣

  38. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    When has a Bucs team ever, and I mean ever, been this fun to watch? Never offensively and yes, in the glory years defensively.

  39. Rod Munch Says:

    Jeffbuc – Jameis was lighting it up the preseason in this offense including hitting D-Jax deep. The difference is the actual playcalling. Huge difference between having super predictable playcalling where defenses know what is coming and your offense line is garbage because of it. Put Jameis in this offense and we know how it looks, just go back a few weeks and watch Winston absolutely destroying. If Fitz keeps it up he plays, if he has a couple of bad games Winston comes in and has league MVP type numbers. The difference is the play calling. The talent is here, but Dirk, like a moron, running it up the middle on every first down of every drive in the first half, Dirk having like 5 plays he calls on 3rd down over and over again, and always running or passing in predictable situations, it makes a huge difference. Also Fitz isn’t going to have a 150 passer rating all year, if he does he’ll literally have the best year in the history of all of football, ever. Seems unlikely. But if he does, then we win the SB and it’s an amazing all-time remarkable story.

  40. Buccfan37 Says:

    Fitz looks like a pimp in that pic.

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    Alvin Scissors – Uh it’s been two games and you’re saying this team is more fun to watch than the SB years? LOL! Chill out kiddo.

    Also you’re wrong, those SB years were a riot, watching the swagger on defense, the huge hits, the defensive scoring with a splash of Alstott running guys over, it was awesome. This is offensively fun, but until we get SB ring, no, this isn’t as fun.

    Also you’re wrong since when the Bucs started winning in 1997, when they started 5-0, it was amazing fun. Watching Warren Sapp single handedly take out Rice AND Steve Young in one game, it was remarkable fun. Watching the Bucs defense beat the hell out of Dan Marino, that was fun. I was there, it was an absolute riot.

    Get back to me in Feb and I’ll let you know if this is more fun or not.

  42. gofortheface30 Says:

    Buc believer Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    Dude needs to stay humble and keep playing like he is

    You ol fuddy dud, you don’t get it apparently so i’ll explain. The guy has quite literally the best statistical 2 game strt in NFL History. In history. He’s a journeyman QB, and to be playing like THIS – clearly he’s playing it up in the news conference and having fun pretending to be a prima donna (sp.) It also indirectly takes pressure off teammates, adds swag the Bucs haven’t had in 20 years. With that offense they look like the Golden st warriors of football.I’ve have more fun watching this team in 2 games then i have in all the games from 2003 – 2017 combines. Everyone better hold on to their dicks because this is gnna be a fun year

  43. SB Says:

    Lol Rod.

  44. Lando Says:

    I love players who have a sense of humor, it’s dang refreshing. This was one of the best press conferences I have ever seen and I watch em all! I was laughing so hard.

    Anybody who doesn’t think this was a 5 star move by Fitzy and claims to be bucs fan really needs to examine why they follow this team. I am sure you can jump on the Eagles bandwagon if you would like, I won’t miss you

  45. bigdaddio Says:

    I wonder if Mrs. Fitzmagic will be calling Deshuan Jackson asking if he could take some of that bling home for special occasions?

  46. gofortheface30 Says:

    Alvin Scissors Harper Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 6:12 pm
    When has a Bucs team ever, and I mean ever, been this fun to watch? Never offensively and yes, in the glory years defensively.

    In terms of pure entertainment? Never, and it’s not close. They have historically been a complete eye sore every year. Winning games 1203 in 2001 was fun. For us. But if the Bucs are up on some “greatest show on turf” type stuff week in and week out, the media, and fans across the nation will be in love with this team, home games will be rowdy, it helps the bucs brand and they will be the “in” team.

  47. Lando Says:

    PS I agree with Rod… Jameis would be having a career start to his season too if he could have kept his hands to himself like a big boy. This passing game is firing on all cylinders at every level. Is the play calling better, yes.. Is the route running and overall depth of the receiving core better, yes.. Is the pass protection more consistent, yes.. Fitzy is reaping the rewards of being a member of a well coached and well executing offensive unit. Jameis is more talented than fitz, that was apparent in the preseason. Too bad he can’t behave while taking an uber ride

  48. Bird Says:

    He does look like connor mcgregor with some Elvis flare.

    Funny stuff. Acting like the overall number one pick

    Oh wait. Wrong guy

  49. BoJim Says:

    ‘TheBucsAnthem Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 5:46 pm
    Looks like a greasy old dude asking little kids if they want candy

    You don’t have any friends do you?

  50. Mike in LOL Says:

    Man is killing it week in and week out and having a blast doing it!!

  51. Brandon from Philly Says:

    THE GOAT 🐐🐐🐐

  52. BrianBucs Says:

    Fitzmagic is the Real America’s QB since all of America is now talking about him.
    That other guy is just America’s Crotchgrabber And Liar.
    Go Fitz!!! FEAR THE BEARD!!!!!

  53. Rod Munch Says:

    Oh man… I had so much fun listening to Saints podcasts last week, both before, where the guy on the official Saints broadcast station was saying the Saints will win by at least 20 and Tampa has no chance and Tampa will get shutout and only score on a blocked punt, to the deep deep depression after they lost and basically saying the season is over. I can not wait to search out some Eagles podcasts from this week leading up to the game and then the aftermath. You know the Philly trash were penciling in a W before the game saying it was gonna be an easy day, and post game they’re going to be at slitting their wrist levels of despair. Queing up my podcasts now.

  54. D-Rome Says:

    When I first saw this picture I thought it was photo-shopped. To find out it’s real is tremendous!

  55. NJBucsFan Says:

    Ryan Fitzchise

  56. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Here is the main difference in last year’s offense and this year’s…OFFENSIVE LINE!!!

    Ryan Jensen is making Licht look like an FA whiz…and that after all the previous failures…add JPP and Licht clearly had a great off season.

    Jensen seems to have rubbed off on the rest of the OL. We seem meaner and much more physical…and Jensen knows just when to get his penalites…he got the Iggles all fired up but it also fires up our guys.

    I love what Fitz has done and he’s made some great throws and been a steady rock. I do not wish to sound like I’m putting him down or stealing from his thunder which he has totally earned.

    But if our OL plays like this all year…with our incredible number of targets and good pass pro from Payton and Quizz…I’m not sure any one of our three QB’s wouldn’t move this offense. If the OL blocks with all those targets….any NFL QB is going to rip the defense.

    I love Fitz….but I’m beginning to love our OL even more…and I love the nasty attitude Jensen has brought with him. It seems contagious.

  57. Mike Says:

    Super Bowl lead up years and championship were fun!

    Another perhaps fun time was when we went out and won immediately after Ray Perkins was fired- Had Richard Williamson as interim Head Coach- our guys went out and blew some team out- doing end zone celebrations on

    This is a ton of fun too!!

    New defenders showed up- rookies playing well, d-Jax

    All of it-

    Glad to have Jameis too! Just wait till he gets confident and hot- Go watch his national championship season and his first ever college game-

    Future looking promising and fun!! Go Bucs

  58. Dooshlarue Says:

    Good one Bird.

  59. Oneilbucs Says:

    Calling him the franchise quarter back is just crazy . He is playing well cause of the play calling. Winston was doing the same thing in the preseason. Winston has to start when he comes back if he play bad then let fizpatrick start the rest of the season then draft another quarter back. But to say he’s better than Winston is just crazy. But he is playing good with no pressure on him that’s the difference also and he knows it.

  60. Steve Says:

    I would say was a clever way to avoid the starting quarterback controversy questions.

  61. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    I just fell in love with this guy and his approach. I saw the outfit and was very confused. Joe deliver’s the insight and man oh man is that just beyond cool! Hope he balls out and turns out to be Kurt Warner 2.0.

  62. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    Fitzy channeling his inner Jim McMahon! Is it too early to bring back the Super Bowl Shuffle?

  63. Buc1987 Says:

    Who is that in that pic for real…Simon Cowell with a beard or Ryan Fitzmagic? lol

    This guy’s the FREAKIN’ mayun!

  64. El Buco Realisto Says:

    I hope the sheep actually listen to the press conference!!!!! There was a huge message for the team and fans in that interview!!!!!!! And it was a huge shot at what the distraction like hard knocks brought last year and how to keep their heads!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    as that crazy crack head flavor flav used to say ” Don’t believe the hype”!!!!!!! They have to put in the work and keep focus!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very savy move!!!!!!! And I hope all were paying attention to the message!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Mord Says:

    If that’s DJax’s bling, I don’t think it’s necessarily some grand strategy beyond fueling a week’s worth of locker room laughs.

    That itself might be genius, but it seems more genuine than strategized

  66. Bucsace Says:

    I love it! It’s almost like Fitz is parodying Jameis unconsciously, I wonder where Jameis would fit better……Cleveland or Buffalo…..Hmmmm

  67. Bucsdelight (f.k.a. Ghastly Bucs) Says:

    It’s great to have a veteran QB on the team to teach these young Bucs (see what I did there) how to handle themselves. Can’t wait until next week.

  68. Mtbucsfan Says:

    Lol The NFL made this their cover photo on facebook.

  69. BUC IT Says:

    I still have faith in Jameis….. but I’m starting to change my tune about Fitz. He has this offense rolling and we can’t just take bench him when jameis returns unless he’s struggling. Unless he flops on weak 3…. I think he should start week 4 and then Koetter should just take it week to week without naming a definitive starter. This will push both of these guys to excel.

  70. BUC IT Says:

    in my mind the only on-field problem with Jameis has been the deep ball (over the shoulder throws)….. Fitz has that. If Jameis can figure that out and just hire hookers to come to the house instead of going out in public…. I still think he can be our guy!

  71. adam from ny Says:

    “Fear the beard south”

  72. adam from ny Says:

    the nfl is backing the bucs now…we’re in good shape moving forward…for now

  73. DalvinCookRules Says:

    I love to see all of the typical reckless stupidity posted by giddy fans. Is Fitz the real deal? Sure, if you think guys like Nick Foles, Josh McCown, and Case Keenum are! Let’s say it together: JOURNEY MEN. Capable QBs in the right situation who lack star talent… just a matter of time before defenses are able to exploit their weaknesses within a given offense.

    Will the Steelers be the team to expose him? More than likely, YES.

  74. Phil Says:

    Did Fitzpatrick have a role in the Hangover movie?