Jameis’ Workouts

September 26th, 2018

Back to quasi-normal.

It was slightly before 6 a.m. yesterday when America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, walked into One Buc Palace to start his daily routine just as he has hundreds of times before, reported Jenna Laine of ESPN. 

But things were anything but routine. It was the first time Jameis came to One Buc Palace in nearly a month as he served this three-game sentence handed down by NFL warden Roger Goodell.

And things may never be the same. Who knows when Jameis will start again, or perhaps, ever play again for the Bucs?

Jameis was leaving nothing to chance. After he learned he was to be suspended, he hatched a plan to gather unemployed NFL players and bring them together in the Tampa Bay area to mimic practices as much as possible, right down to scripted plays and even 11-on-11 drills. A pair of former Bucs receivers, Louis Murphy and Bernard Reedy, were two of the many participants.

Jameis’ former personal quarterback coach, George Whitfield, helped organize the three-week practices which included a game each week in pads.

Jameis brought the idea to Koetter this summer and Koetter signed off on it. Yesterday in his day-after-game press conference, Koetter credited Jameis for being so proactive.

“Knowing Jameis, the fact that he came up with that plan and put it into motion and recruited people to help, I mean, I have never seen that before,” Koetter said. “It really doesn’t surprise me knowing Jameis like I know him.

“I wouldn’t mind seeing film of it because Jameis got his wish: He was both player and coach at the same time.”

Below is a Twitter post from Whitfield’s timeline that shows a number of the participants. Anyone out there want to try to guess where these practices were held?

50 Responses to “Jameis’ Workouts”

  1. Mike Says:

    The Longest Yard

  2. The Real Malloy Says:

    The effort was never an issue. It’s been the bone headed decisions on and off the field.

  3. Mike Says:

    In all seriousness, I really appreciate Jameis putting his best foot forward through what must be a very tough situation. His world might be crumbling, self induced yes, although I think the media and vultures are piling on. He’s gonna keep fighting and I admire him for this!

    I’m rooting for Jameis long term as the Bucs QB

    Keep fighting Jaboo!

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    Although Fitz did ok but I wait until JW plays.

  5. Buc21 Says:

    JW will pick up where Fitz falls down. What better situation to be in at the QB spot!

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    Jameis is most likely in there in week 6, for this week you throw Fitz to the wolves in Chicago where the Bucs are 5-21 all-time and going to face by far the best defense they’ve seen this year so far. If Fitz gets it done, in Chicago, then wow, he keeps playing. That’s really unlikely – but certainly not impossible.

    Fitz plays for his job in Chicago, let’s see what he can do, and let’s see if Dirk takes the ball out of his hands to punt the game away for 2 weeks in a row.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    Another take….

    Fitz didn’t quite play poorly enough to lose his job and it was Dirk that deprived him of a chance to win the game by coaching like a coward and punting the ball away, which tells you Dirk has more faith in the defense than he has in Fitz, which means he has no faith in Fitz. So that means Winston starts, right? Well wrong. A coach that coaches like a coward will never make a bold move, which tells you Fitz WILL start this week, in Chicago, where the Bucs are 5-21 all-time and face a swarming defense. Then when Fitz turns full pumpkin the cowardly coach has cover to make a change.

  8. Realbucfan941 Says:

    I heard by the skyway but any who.. nice idea. Shows his maturity that has been lacking in years past. Hope it pays off for him.

  9. BucsBandit Says:

    Rod Munch – the only “coward” in question is YOU.

    I stand by what many others on this site posted during the Game Discussion open thread in stating you are a pathetic human being. The fact that you kept joking about hoping others get HIV makes you despicable. Especially after other Bucs fans that had family members die from HIV requested that you stop. Your reply only being “it’s not my problem” and you kept posting such disgraceful comments on what should be a ‘family’ environment on this site where people of all ages can come read about the Bucs and not have to be exposed to such garbage.

    JOE – please review this user’s past posts and consider banning him. He has posted some very disgusting, vulgar things.

  10. Zazu Says:

    Very commendable by Winston to do that. I just want him to grow up, the media have been very vicious to Winston and not knowing Buccaneers’ problems is not at QB but other aspects of the team.

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    Yes Joe, please listen to the words hurt millenial and ban everyone that says anything that is deemed offensive. We must silence everyone who says something that affects ME! When I signed up for this place it said “Rated G” right on the sign-up screen, and yet I see PG posts and even PG13 posts all the time! Worse, I see posts that I deem not to be politically correct, and all non-politically correct speech must be silenced! Anyone that says a joke I find offensive and doesn’t grovel for an apology should be silenced (of course even if they did grovel for an apology they should still be silenced) because this website is about ME and what I find offensive and if I deem people to say anything I deem offensive, anyone that dares not to not cower to ME, they should have no voice! Ban everyone! Long live Stalin! Long live national socialism!

    Well that is sarcasm, actually don’t ban anyone and instead tell this whinny cupcake that a jokes are part of being a man, part of this website and that this isn’t their personal safe space.

    Or better just ignore both of us and write about football.

    God bless.

  12. Gene Deckerhoff is my hero Says:

    Rod Munch usuallyon point. But he did steal my content when I posted throwing Fitz to the wolves in Chicago and bringing Jameis back in week 6. I guess that makes him kind of a Butt Munch. (Insert BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD LAUGHS sound bite)

  13. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Jameis is the franchise. He works harder than anybody, and deserves our support and encouragement. He should start ASAP. Has anyone ever heard of calls for Roethlisberger to be cut or traded? Was he ever suspended for the rape accusation?

  14. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Jameis is the franchise. He should be the starter.

  15. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Anything Jameis does will garner scrutiny be most hater hence the Americas quarter back moniker. I really don’t think Fitz would get this much attention even he played like this when he played for the jets. The power of America’s quarterback. Lol why does it bother some of you when the Joes call him that? Seriously why?

  16. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Same people blushing and begging for Lev Bell calling him the greatest ARE……

    The same people that hate JW…..

    Oh the Irony of how poor our judgement has become in society

  17. DB55 Says:

    I’m pretty sure he practices at the park on George rd and independence pkwy

  18. DB55 Says:

    There’s a women in that picture, she must have played the role of McIceCream

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Gene Deckerhoff – Fair enough, I read your comment and then repeated it trying to take credit for myself, it’s a weakness I have. In fact the joke that got the triggered the millenial… it wasn’t even mine, it was someone else on this board who said it first… that’s right, we have a word hurts mystery offender on this website!

    But even worse than any of that is that the people at ESPN then stole my comment, that I stole from you, and repeated it as their original idea today!! Can you believe the nerve of THOSE people?!?!.

    But honestly I’d like to apologize to you and hope you will accept my apology. I’m very sorry if you took offense to my blatant theft and while I know that hurts, I want you to know ESPN hurt me the same way I hurt you, and thus I learned a lesson – and I think that is the most important thing that could have happened here.

    God bless.

  20. BucsBandit Says:

    Rod – it’s not about being politically-correct or people buying overly sensitive to you or anyone “making jokes.”

    For God’s sake, man, you REPEATEDLY were telling other posters on this site that you hoped they contracted HIV and other vulgar things. People asked you to please STOP not because it was simply offensive, but because it was crossing a line of decency, especially when others mentioned they had lost family members to HIV. Yet you continued to post VULGAR attacks towards other posters on the site.

    It’s not that you were being politically incorrect, it’s that you crossed a line and were posting very nasty, simply uncalled for attacks. If the Joes don’t stop people like you from posting such garbage here, they’re going to lose their site visitors.

    Not to mention your vulgarity posted here is also a bad influence on any kids that might be Bucs fans that find their way to this site.

    You should truly be ashamed of yourself. Many of us can only hope the owners of this site actually take action against you, otherwise the site will attract more posters that will post such vulgar, disgusting comments here.

    I honestly doubt any of the advertisers on this site (nor the actual Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization) want to be associated with your comments about hoping other Bucs fans get HIV or the other vulgar things you’ve been posting.

    * The posts on this site as well as the comments are getting INDEXED IN GOOGLE. Your comments (and how badly they reflect on this site) are getting ranked in the search results.

  21. Tampaspicer Says:

    This politically correct society is for the birds.

  22. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Go Jameis Go!!! Fans calling your name during that MNF

  23. SteveK Says:

    Rod Munch,

    I agree that your posts could be more football oriented and less offensive. I remember you being a smart ass towards me a few months back. No harm, some of your posts are good, but can you please just keep it about football and avoid personal insults?

    Thank you,

    Fellow Buc Fan Steve.

    Ps. You can clap back with some “I don’t care, eff you” bs, but I just thought you should know that you can get out of line sometimes.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    BucsBandit – You are fake news. I told one person something and then you were triggered by that and demanded an apology even though the comment had nothing to do with you and wasn’t aimed at you and instead was an on-going all night battle between myself and another guy who was holding his own and doing just fine. That’s how men act with each other, they disagree and can call each others names and at the end of the night shake hands and say good game. Anywho that’s when you decided to signal your virtue by being fake offended and letting everyone know you’ve been fake offended and demanding that everyone praise you for your efforts to police the forum, to make it a safe space for all the millenial word hurts cupcakes. Notice that no one came to your defense, everyone ignored you. For me, I said no, I won’t change my comedy because you’re fake offended about something that literally had nothing to do with you.

    Anywho kiddo you now go on to threaten Joe by saying you’re going to tattle to sponsors if you don’t get your way. You’re literally the biggest piece of trash on this place and the world would be a better place if you would kindly place your head inside a microwave and put it on the defrost 14 pounds of lard setting.

    Finally dummy there was a saying that went, us Gen X’ers know it since it’s how we and all prior generations were raised, “I may not like what you say, but I’ll fight for your right to say it” – whereas now your worthless generation says “I may not like what you say and as such I demand no one hear it and I demand an apologize and then I demand everyone that says anything that I disagree with or makes me uncomfortable that they are silenced, and I demand FREE money.”

    Anywho I’m gonna guess threatening Joe, and by doing so threatening everyone that visits this site, I’m guessing that isn’t going to go well for you.

    Now back to the rest stop glory hole from whence you came. LOL!

    Praise be to Allah!

  25. Anonymous Says:

    Jameis needs to play Sunday this happen 2 year ago hopefully he learned his lesson

  26. adam from ny Says:

    rod rug muncher straight preaching right thur

  27. Walter Seidel Says:

    “GO JAMEIS GO!!”………one can only hope…….and soon.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    SteveK – I can’t do that, but I give you full permission to attack me and I will judge your attacks fairly, and if one hits, I’ll legit sell it and give you all the credit.

    That’s what America is about! More speech, not lesss speech! It’s about being inclusive and allowing all points of view to be heard, even the ones like Bandy who wants to silence everyone they disagree with and then bore everyone to death with his boring thoughts.

    First they came for Alex Jones (who I hate by the way) and you said nothing.
    Then they came for James Woods.
    Now they’re all the way down to this message board trying to get people silenced.

    No more! Now we take a stand, now we fighT!!!!


  29. JabooBuc Says:

    Munch- you keep on and on about Dirk being a coward but not sure I follow. If you go for it because you have less faith in your defense, aren’t you also playing the a coward? You are essentially saying that I am scared that my defense can’t get off the field with 2 time outs and a two minute warning.

    So…aren’t you putting him in a no win situation? Why don’t you just say it was a tough choice to be made in a very condensed period of time. Percentages say you punt and have faith and in your defense.

  30. Gene Deckerhoff is my hero Says:

    Rod Munch. Lighten up my fellow Bucs fan. I was only joking around. A local beat writer for a university in my area used to steal my stuff from message board postings as the thoughts were his own. Half of the time I was kidding and taking an extreme angle that was what is considered modern day trolling.

    I like ur posts. Feel free to use anything I post until JoeBucsFan hires me as a paid contributor.

  31. Phil Says:

    Jameis should be the starter Sunday. The sooner Jameis is back on the field the sooner the media circus will end. Unless of course he doesn’t play well. But he looked very good in preseason so I think the sooner he starts the better.

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m surprised Jameis found anyone to play with…..after all…Joe’s future Insurance Claims Adjusters are all in NC working Hurricane Florence.

  33. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch Says
    “Another take….

    Fitz didn’t quite play poorly enough to lose his job and it was Dirk that deprived him of a chance to win the game by coaching like a coward and punting the ball away… ”

    Why were the Bucs in the position that the decision to punt (which was the right one) even had to be made?

    You seem to forget…the punt was the result of the offense blowing their chance.

  34. Jeff Says:

    LOL this is getting exhausting…. there is NO QB controversy in Tampa Bay. Fitz will start Fitzing again, eventually, and Jameis will pick up where he left off last season.

  35. RayJay J Says:


    I am sure they practiced at a few different places, but I did see them playing 11 on 11 at Plant High School the Saturday before the Eagles game.

    I noticed it was him when I drove by because he was completely decked out in game-day gear other than a jersey. High red socks, game pants, and helmet, but black practice jersey.

  36. ndog Says:

    Exactly on first down of our last drive Fitz missed a wide open Evans for the game winning TD (if that was Jamies he would have been deemed as a choke artist) then on 2nd down a near pick went right through the DB’s hands, then on 3rd down Fitz did not properly look off the linebacker and had to throw it low to avoid a pick and Brate did not make the difficult catch. Not passing judgment just stating clear facts. Jameis had this exact situation (actually with far less time and far less talent on the field as D-Jax was hurt and so was Marpet and so was OJ) against the Saints last year and bing bang bomb, TD. And again to be clear this is not to rip Fitz but in moments like these is when the arm strength comes into play. On the first throw to Evans Fitz saw it late and did not have the arm to lead him, on the second play that was just a bad read by him OR Hump and on the 3rd play he didn’t look off the linebacker but even so if he had a more elite arm he could have squeezed that ball in. There is a difference between very good and Elite arms and that shows up most in game alternating drives to win/lose a game cause the defense knows what’s coming and they are sitting in zones just daring you to squeeze a ball into a window which only QB’s with elite arms can do. This is why I want Jameis to play not because he is perfect, not because he is young but because he is better than Fitz period. What really bothers me is they are setting Jameis up to fail by not putting him in now. Fitz is getting to enjoy the “surprise” of this offense around the league and is, to his credit as well, enjoying great success. But in a few weeks, it already started last week, teams around the league are going to start figuring it out and then they are going to put Jameis in and everyone is going to say see Jameis sucks cause the offense cant do what it did with Fitz. And of course it wont because teams are going to take that stuff away and make us run the ball, which we can’t, and go the length of the field with short throws which we can but will they call those? This is all just a major setup for Jameis to fail intentional or not that is what is going on because once teams figure out this offense, and they will, then Jameis will be asked to save something that is not working anymore and yet it will be solely blamed on him.

  37. Joe Says:

    I am sure they practiced at a few different places, but I did see them playing 11 on 11 at Plant High School the Saturday before the Eagles game.

    Dang man, a nice little tip to your favorite Bucs site would have been nice. 🙂 If you have video of this, Koetter wants to see it!

    This is cool stuff. Thanks for the info. Who organizes an 11-on-11 padded practice while they are on suspension? LOL That’s classic.

  38. Ra'Shad Says:


    You suggested Winston put together something like this. God Bless America’s QB. Also did you guys know a store down there was selling Winston’s apparel half off ????

  39. 813bucboi Says:

    teams have film on fitz in this offense…..not so much with Winston…..I say they start Winston vs the bears…..let Winston provide a spark and have the team rally around Winston….fitz did his job but the cat is out of the bag….once the steelers starting hitting fitz, he started seeing ghost and sailing the ball high……


  40. orlbucfan Says:

    The Fitzster took a beating Monday night. He wasn’t 100% when he started the game. DK and the medical squad are weighing if Fitz can go against da Bears. Fameis is deadly serious about being prepared when he gets the green light. This story proves it. It would not surprise me if it’s this Sunday. I look forward to seeing Fameis Jameis play with this budding Offense. BTW, Defense did pretty good shutting down Steelers in the second half. Bucs can win this weekend in Chitown.

  41. Eric Says:

    Jameis can still pull this off, just take the right attitude as long as Fitz plays and wait your turn. Be a great team mate.

    Seems like it sets up for his first start in Atlanta.

  42. Gene Deckerhoff is my hero Says:

    Ndog is right. My biggest fear. No more surprises and JW gets beat up by the media and fans and gets run out of town or leaves on his own.

  43. AJ Says:

    That is pleasing to hear being a Jameis fan. This guy is showing all why he was the #1 pick. And will be the franchise player we want and need.

    Could have took it easy like a lot of NFL’ers would have. And go jet skiing in South Beach! Much respect America…

  44. buc15 Says:

    You just don’t get this kind of dedication from 99% of players. Glad to have Winston as our future.

  45. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    @Gene decker: Jameis and his new agent have the NFL by the cojones. It’s the Tampa fans and BSPN that need to cut this bs out. Let Jameis be Jameis and proceed to a HOF career with a few Bucs Super Bowls along he way.

  46. Rod Munch Says:

    Gene Deckerhoff – I knew you joking and I was joking in response – thus the over the top apology to you – yet the words hurt millennial who demands an apology, he gets nothing. That was the joke, well that and then saying ESPN stole my stuff, because you know they’re reading this message board but only my comments – not yours, which is of course a silly scenario. Unless it’s talking about football there is basically no chance that I’m taking anything seriously.

  47. unbelievable Says:

    Lol all you guys coming at rod munch must be new around here.

    This has always been his schtick.

  48. Rod Munch Says:

    You know those awful “people react” videos on YouTube? Well I have a great one, take some millenials and make them watch Blazing Saddles, the entire thing. I think it might trigger them into a coma. If they survive you follow it up by forcing them to watch an early Andrew Dice Clay comedy special – you’d have to do it Clockwork Orange style where you hold their eyes open and don’t let them move their heads because they’d have a violent reaction to it, but maybe after a few dozen viewings they’d nut up and become men.

  49. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Ha ha not one Jameis hater up here spewing their trash! Jameis is the man of course like roaches they eventually come out of their dark places. He wants to show in the few practices he’ll get in that he can still wing it and hasn’t lost any of the improvement we saw in the preseason.

  50. Susan Smith Says:

    Yet the words hurt millennial who demands an apology, he gets nothing.