Barber: Jameis Isn’t The Guy For Me

October 30th, 2018

It’s eye-opening how many reasoned and seasoned former NFL players and coaches have no problem with the Bucs moving on from Jameis Winston immediately.

Joe will share more examples later but will go here to Tiki Barber, the former Giants star who spent time with Bucs officials earlier this year as part of the FOX broadcast crew. Also, Barber keeps a close watch on his brother Ronde’s former team.

On his CBS Sports Radio show yesterday, Tiki Barber explained how he’s been listening close to Bucs icon Ronde Barber and how much he has talked about Jameis consistently trying to be a hero and do too much.

Also, Tiki Barber called Jameis “a reckless quarterback who has a lot of ability but has not channeled it the correct way over the last two or three seasons.”

Barber emphasized how bad Jameis’ 54 picks in 48 starts is, and how it’s hard to believe Jameis is struggling with a receiving corps and tight ends that “might be the best in football,” along with solid coaching.

“Jameis isn’t the guy for me,” he said, adding that Jameis has mechanics issues with his slow release. “Something’s amiss here and I think it’s in the mindset of Jameis Winston and it’s not going to change no matter how well he’s coached.”

Barber advised Team Glazer to “protect your $20 million,” sit Jameis and move on after the season.

56 Responses to “Barber: Jameis Isn’t The Guy For Me”

  1. Robert Says:

    you know it’s bad when Tiki won’t have you. DAUMMMMMM!

  2. Patrickbucs Says:

    Tiki has to be a racist to say that about JW. Smh

  3. OrlandoJoe Says:

    Jameis isn’t good at QB, so yeah this makes a lot of sense.

  4. John Says:


  5. Dave Says:

    Does everyone one forget Fitz 3 interceptions one a pick six. But that must be different

  6. SB Says:

    You can believe that Buffalo is on the horn with Licht today

  7. WalkdaPlank Says:


    That’s hilarious

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    JW is as good as it gets. So it’s for Tiki. Just plays on a bad team.

  9. Patrickbucs Says:

    Lamarcus a big reason they are a bad team is because of Winston’s freaking 15 to’s in 13 quarters. Smh

  10. Joe Says:

    Does everyone one forget Fitz 3 interceptions one a pick six. But that must be different

    Is is because Fitz’s last name isn’t Winston. 🙁

  11. BrianBucs Says:

    Tikinis 100% correct. Winston should not see the field again as a Buc

  12. Ryan McGregor Says:


    This pretty much says it all. Guy has a damn honorary office at One Buc.

  13. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Watch out Tiki, the experts here will tell you how stupid you are for realizing the obvious. I don’t care how much potential you have, one “oh shat” can easily wipe out a game full of attaboys. Winston almost always provides plenty of oh shats.

  14. Ryan McGregor Says:


    Fitz isn’t the franchise QB and hasn’t been accused of sexual misconduct multiple times. Also, Fitz broke NFL records so please stop with the “it’s only because they have different last names” BS.

  15. D1 Says:


    Thanks for reminding us. Now does that help Winston’s case at all. 4ints with a pick 6 beats 3.

  16. Fartman Says:

    “If he’s lost Tiki, he’s lost America.”
    – Lyndon Johnson

  17. passthebuc Says:

    they remember the bombs that scored TD’s
    They remember the scrambling for first downs
    They remember the upbeat team when he is under center.
    They remember the confidence he exuded.


  18. LakeLand Says:

    This ” Dysfunctional” franchise went from #WeaponsForWinston#
    To ” Best Offers” for Winston in 18 months

    It’s time for the Glazers to “evaluate” the ” evaluators”
    A GM with a 25-46 record

    Buc fans were pissing on me for dissing the Bucs and their Pathetic FO
    They are taking the piss now

  19. NPRSageBoy Says:

    The Barber Boys know QBs

  20. Jaywill Says:

    Eli Manning had more picks in same time frame.

  21. miken Says:

    @dave and @joe… fitz isn’t a#1 pick.He’s a scrub. He threw3 picks because thats what back ups do. Franchise qbs arent supposed to play equall to or less than a career back up.

  22. Fartman Says:

    Jaywill Says:
    October 30th, 2018 at 10:08 am
    Eli Manning had more picks in same time frame.

    He also had one Superbowl win in the same time.

  23. Patrickbucs Says:

    Exactly Miken and he’s been better the last two years in every possible stat unfortunately..

  24. Trench War Says:


    Everyone expects Fitz to have turnovers. That’s why he gets paid backup money. No-one expects your franchise QB to play like some backup. So why are you using Fitz’s known problem with turnovers to justify Winston’s uncanny ability to make so many? So now we are to judge our franchise QB on the merits of how his backup plays?

    OK you got us. I guess my expectations were to unreasonable to expect our franchise QB to play at a higher level. At least higher than an aging backup. An aging back-up who despite his lifetime turnover ratio, can make up for his, or the teams mistakes rather quickly. His long ball is pretty accurate and makes up a lot of ground in a hurry. Just like we witnessed in the last game to tie the score.

  25. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Jameis jock sniffers like to bring up Fitz’s 3 INTs in one quarter but forget he learned from those and brought the team back. Jameis isn’t learning from his mistakes

    Even Ray Charles can see the team looks different with Fitz than Jameis

  26. pelbuc Says:

    Sound advise which means the Glazers and Licht will ignore.

  27. GhostofSchiano Says:

    That $20 mill can go a long way in free agency…

  28. GhostofSchiano Says:

    That $20 mill can go a long way in free agency…cornerback, guard.

  29. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAO here!! Memory serves….There’s a reason Fitz is a journeyman people!!

  30. Oneilbucs Says:

    Fartman go look at his stats. He had a defense and running game. And it was his 5th year . And the Giants drafted a quarter back the next year from Kentucky. Plus because of his Dad and brother is the reason why he is still playing even thoe he is trash that’s call politic.

  31. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man I hope we win …. This fan base think that a quarterback that been in the league for 13 years and never won nothing lol lol lol .

  32. Maze Says:

    Smart football fans always knew Jameis was a bust. The slow ones not so much

  33. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Waaaahhh. Cmon Joe!!! Because his last name is not Winston.

    Yeah people dislike Jameis personally…are perhaps racist…anti FSU…blah blah blah blah blah.

    Jameis has EARNED all of this…he’s brought it all on himself…and where he went to school…his race…whatever…do not factor in!!!

  34. Oneilbucs Says:

    Yeah but fizpatrick is good in y’all eyes….lol

  35. Schlomiebarmitzvahcircumscissorstein Says:

    It’s Les Steck’s fault.

  36. cw_buc_crazy Says:

    Tiki brought a great point of discussion….
    If we, the bucs fan base, are blind and can not see the “Great QB” JW through the interceptions, miss passes, bad character….
    then let see how many teams are willing to give 1st, 2nd, 3rd round picks for JW to be in their teams??

  37. Erik w/ Clean Athletics Says:

    Fitz has shown the ability to have a better game than Jameis has ever had in the NFL.

    (Fitz has a higher ceiling than Jameis at this point), and guaranteed he’ll have a better TD to Int ratio than Jameis.

    I think we’re going 7-2 the rest of the way with Fitz.

  38. 2002WasALongTimeAgo Says:

    Fitz IS better than Winston. Even DeSean Jackson is tired of his false promises of “fixing it “. His Instagram post summed it up…

  39. cw_buc_crazy Says:

    Some here are acting like NFL teams are fighting which is going to get JW, and Bucs are the blind that don’t see this talent…. are about to make a big mistake!!
    I don’t think this is the case….

  40. go for the face30 Says:

    Oneilbucs Says:
    October 30th, 2018 at 11:10 am
    Yeah but fizpatrick is good in y’all eyes….lol

    Actually – Fitzpatrick moving the ball up and down the field against Cincy and cleaning up Winston’s mistakes are good. Teammates with better body language and gravitating towards fitz is good. Setting an NFL record in yards and touchdowns the first 2 games is good. The Bucs offense looking completely different under Fitzpatrick is good. So yea, you can go get f’d guy.

  41. TOM Says:

    With all this Winston talk I hope by the end of the day the Bucs have a new RG, CB & RB

  42. Miguel Grande Says:

    Wasn’t Tiki the guy that moved on from his 8 month pregnant (twin girls) wife because she got fat or bitchy?

    I don’t think we should trust his judgement on anything. The Today Show (NBC) didn’t either.

    Even his 23 year old (intern) mistress should have left him when she found out what the word alimony meant.

    She also saw that he was broke after paying child support for 4 young kids.

    At least Tiki never groped an Uber driver when he was 22.

  43. Aaron Says:

    I think Steve Young said the same thing about JW…Let the game come to you – wait till the 4th quarter then see if you need to be the hero.

  44. Ed Says:

    The mechanics comment is what many have been saying for years, that’s why the high throws, the timing, Winston is like a fastball pitcher who thinks he can overcome bad placement with velocity. A 100 mph fastball out over the plate will leave the ballpark faster than a flyover jet at RayJay.

    Jameis has a good fastball but location isn’t consistent and he has no deception or ability to fool defense’s. He can be read by defense’s. Hasn’t learned the craft of being a QB yet.

    Take some time as a backup, learn the game, you’ll get another chance somewhere else.

  45. Firrrreee Licht Says:

    Ronde is a disgrace. He’s always had it out for Jameis. What a hack

  46. The Real Malloy Says:

    Well then good thing this is Tiki Firrrrree Light.

    What a clown.

  47. BucsNeedNewFans Says:

    I wanted Winston to workout too, but 70 plus turnovers in 4 years and no end in sight, how could any of you keep defending this guy in terms of production on the field, just look at the body language of the team when Fitzy is in and when Jameis is in, sorry but he’s lost the team, he’s garbage time to move on, I’m all in on a full rebuild

  48. Patience Run out Says:

    Forget about the off the field stuff. I’ve been waiting for Jameis to progress. It’s year 4 and he should be hitting his prime. But he seems to have regressed this year. In Cincy those pics were aweful. The last one especially. No pressure yet right to the guy over the middle.

    I’ve been a big fan and defender but I finally think it’s time to move on. With a contract looming. See if you can get something for him now.

  49. Bucnjim Says:

    Fire Licht that entire statement is incorrect

  50. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Tiki is worse than Ronde. Heck with em both.

  51. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Anyone who talks bad about Jameis is fake news.

  52. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    fire Licht poster didn’t read the article. But I understand what he is saying. Ronde should be kept away from broadcasting Bucs games. He’s anti Jameis. It prolly wore off on his twin. Tiki is a known quitter. He quits a team and bam. Super bowl winner. The only thing going for both of them besides money and infamy is that Ronde has a nice autograph and u can actually read his name.

  53. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Cut the crap with the off the field stuff. Roethlisberger had way more and fans still love Big Ben. Jameis has to show his greatness and people won’t hold the allegations which never led to a criminal trial or charges against him. But throw a bunch of picks because of bad coaching and bad routes, and he’s an awful human.

  54. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Tiki is a low level media member just commenting for page views. He has no business mentioning Jameis and is prolly doing Ronde’s talking for him because Ronde doesn’t want to lose his job.

  55. lambchop Says:


    In case you are blind, one was a tip, one was Mike sitting on the route instead of going up, third pick-6 was all on Fitz.

    The point is the reason for the INTs, fixable or not.

  56. WyldKat Says:

    The computer in WarGames learned faster than Jameis.