“I Think That Problem Is With Me”

February 13th, 2019

Blame Jameis, says Jameis.

If Bucs fans want to throw rocks at someone for the lack of chemistry and connection between America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, and malcontent wide receiver DeSean Jackson, aim for Jameis.

And that’s coming straight from the Bucs’ starting quarterback’s mouth.

At Super Bowl Week in Atlanta, Jackson made an appearance on the “Simms and Lefkoe Podcast” and there he said, in so many words, Jameis wants to work too hard combined with Jackson doesn’t need the practice is the root cause for both men failing to be on the same page in Jackson’s two years with the Bucs.

Later that week appearing on the “Tiki and Tierney Show,” co-hosted by Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney seen and heard on CBS Sports Radio and CBS Sports Network, Jameis said pretty much the same thing.

And he blamed himself.

Brandon Tierney: How come you guys [Jameis and Jackson] never popped? I thought you guys – you can fling it 70 yards on the line. You have a rocket. You played baseball. You were never on the same page with DeSean Jackson on the field. Why not?

Jameis Winston: I think a player like myself, I breed hard work. I have to build a chemistry with my receivers. Players like DeSean Jackson; he was born one of the greatest players to play this game.

Tierney: He just wants to show up and do his thing?

Jameis: He’s a veteran. And he deserves to do that. I had to adjust to him. And sometimes it is tough to adjust to people – special players — like that. When you have superstars on your team, it can be challenging. Every little bit of frustration he has displayed with me; I respect that fully, 100 percent. Because DeSean is going to be honest with you. When you are able to connect with everybody else but DeSean, there’s a problem there. And I think that problem is with me, not with DeSean because he is an incredible player. If he comes back again… I haven’t been doing an effective job feeding him. And I think there are different ways that we can feed him better and I think [Bruce Arians] is going to give him the ball in different ways so it doesn’t have to be down the field all the time.

Joe has no idea what Jameis is referring to suggesting Jackson could be used in different ways (other than punt return). Joe saw Jackson catch short crossing patterns. It wasn’t like every pass was a heave down the middle.

Can things be patched up between Jameis and Jackson? Probably not. Jackson clearly wants to leave. The way Joe sees it, Arians would have to do one helluva sales job on Jackson to get him to change his mind.

34 Responses to ““I Think That Problem Is With Me””

  1. stvcl Says:

    “Jackson clearly wants to leave”…and I for one can’t wait to see him go. Stop trying to force “chemistry”. If it ain’t there stop throwing away the money the Bucs could use on a productive player…you know like Humphries.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Great read Joe … right up until the end. “Arians would have to do one helluva sales job on Jackson to get him to change his mind”? Uhh, Jackson’s under contract to the Bucs through 2019. IF the Bucs want him here, his only option other than play is to sit out the year like Bell did … for no pay. However, why any coach would want a malcontent on his team is beyond me.

    Besides, we NEED the $10 mil that he’s costing us to sign some players who ACTUALLY DO WANT TO BE HERE. Bye bye DJax.

  3. Pete I Says:

    Whatever else his faults Jameis is spot on with his view that it was him that couldn’t feed Jackson. Jackson is still a prima donna but that is not a rare condition to WR’s. I see Walther football mock draft now has us trading out of #5 to #15 with the redskins who go up to get QB Jones from Duke and we still land Alabama ot Jonah Williams. He had us taking Florida OT Jawann Taylor at #5 previously.

  4. Pittsshore Says:

    Duh. 🙄. Arians will make this guy want to go back to the minor leagues.

  5. Todd Says:

    Cancerous malcontents need to play elsewhere. I just got blocked from MeJax’s Instagram account because I share as much each time he posts one of those STUPID narcissistic photos of him projecting that the world revolves around him.

    Just can’t stand him. The post of him standing all sad-eyes with his knee up against the wall in his gangsta outfit next to the LA Lakers poster was priceless. Such a clever post, MeJax. Poor little illiterate…baby want to go play for the Rams? Awe, my heart goes out to you.

    Get the f^&# outta here already!!!

    Stupid POS

  6. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Two idiots. Get rid of both.

  7. Bob in Valrico Says:

    The year before we signed DJAX Jameis,struggled to connect with Evans on the deeper Go routes toward the end of the year. IMO its the reason we signed DJAX.
    Fast Forward to this year , and he has connected with Evans with some nice 30-35 yard deep passes to. In his early years Evans often had to try to make adjustments to try and catch his passes. And even Jameis has said that he didn’t throw the deep ball good and that Evans had to catch it.IMO Jameis would connect better with DJAX with more snaps. Problem is, we don’t have the time or cap dollars to build that chemistry. DJAX being a veteran, its somewhat understandable that he is trying not to get injured. But its never been a question of whether he needed the practice.Its takes two to build chemistry and DJAX is not willing to put the extra work in to build it.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    We all knew this when we saw the tape of Djax wide open and footballs landing nowhere near him!!!!!!!!

    the “real” fans are not excited for next offseason, when the sheep will say that the roster needs explosive, speedy weapons for the offense!!!!!!!!!

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

  9. Ndog Says:

    Please tell me the last time Jameis did not take the blame for something. He blames himself for the oline, for the defense, for the kicker, for…. If anyone puts any stock in these comments then they are more clueless than I thought.

  10. Jonzey Says:

    I think if we need to go in free agency and get a running back (Bell), along with a OT, and Honeybagger. 1st round get either a LB if we can’t get Barr, or a DE.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Arians “DeShaun…..please consider staying…..I can get you the ball all you like”

    DeShaun “Well coach, you’ve convinced me…..I think I’ll stick it out”

    Arians “Now that you’ve decided to stay, there’s the matter of your salary…..we’d like to restructure your deal to a $12mil 3 year deal…..how ’bout that “Brother”?

  12. Todd Says:


    I was thinking along the same lines until I saw this mock draft:


    Man-oh-MAN! What an outcome THAT mock would be. To heck with Bell and breaking the bank…imagine Josh Jacobs and his pass-catching ability! I watched his highlights and the dude is a beast!

    The extra picks we receive by trading down can be leveraged to fill our need positions. Tons of great talent in this draft.

    Mock drafts are fun simply because they make you think through the what-if implications.

    Bottom-line, I’m not a fan of the Bell solution because it’ll be so damned expensive.

    Unless we make it happen.

    Then I’ll flip-flop and go buy his Bucs jersey! 😉

  13. Bird Says:


    Dude. We know. He is such a great leader; . “ That’s what leaders do”

    Cmon man. 95% of quarterbacks in the history of football do the same thing. QBs always take the blame. Jameis is doing no different.

  14. AlteredEgo Says:

    cough…cough….cough….Fitz had no problem hooking up with DJax
    Hey I am worried about the recent Jameis articles with him second guessing himself….head games are not good especially if he hits a rough patch early next season…on a human level I feel for the guy because it could get ugly with all the pressure next season

  15. Mort Says:

    You guys, he answered every bit of this truthfully. James cannot get him the ball, but it’s because DeSean doesn’t want to practice so that Jameis can get the chemistry with him needed to deliver the ball. One of the two things needs to change. Either you gotta practice, or you gotta go. Chemistry doesn’t make itself.

  16. OneBuc55 Says:

    Jameis takes the high road once again…

    I think there’s more to this than we know right now…I read body language and Imho Desean checked out months ago… No need to cry over spilled milk, pour yourself another cup and keep it moving; it was a nice thought but it didn’t work out…That being said, I say we trade his behind to Buffalo, Cleveland, or Detroit…

  17. Bucafan951 Says:

    Realist!!! Hit em with another realist narcissistic repost!

  18. Iron Wombat Says:

    “Jameis Winston: I think a player like myself, I breed hard work. I have to build a chemistry with my receivers.”

    Yet MeJax says, “nah bro i play on sundays.”

    Yet it’s JW’s fault one guy don’t want to work?

  19. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Mature comments by Jameis glad he takes ownership of his shortcomings

  20. miken Says:

    even if djax was easy to deal with… the days of luxury vets is over because the window of having a qb on a rookie contract is over. We are probably the only team that got no benefit from it.

  21. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Kind of good that jameis knows he has work to do in regards to being consistent with completing the deep pass for whatever reason he is just bad at doing that consistently because djax was wide open a ton. There are not many ppl who can run 4.3 in this league esp the DBs. The bucs need a guy to open things up for ME who is a nightmare to the other defense on all routes, but the bucs need jameis or any qb to be able to connect on the wide open guys

  22. Not there yet Says:

    Ball is in the bucs court to trade or keep Jackson regardless of what he wants

  23. T REX Says:

    Whoa…slow your roll. His completion % on deep balls sucks. It’s not just DJAX.

    More fake news.

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    #1- winston is being a team player….he’s not throwing djax under the bus like djax did to him….he’s taking the high road…..imo, that show maturity….good for winston….

    #2- i agree with winston that dirk shouldve done a better job at getting djax the ball…..try jet sweeps…bubble screens….reverses….hitches…..deep dig routes….deep curl routes….

    just because you have a Ferrari doesnt mean you have to drive 100mile an hour everywhere you go…..


  25. 813bucboi Says:

    i still say trade djax….we need the money and winston worked best when he had less cooks in the kitchen…..


  26. Joe Says:

    Uhh, Jackson’s under contract to the Bucs through 2019. IF the Bucs want him here, his only option other than play is to sit out the year like Bell did … for no pay. However, why any coach would want a malcontent on his team is beyond me.

    Sure he’s under contract but the Bucs hold the hammer. And why would you want to keep the guy if he doesn’t want to be here, gets into hassles with coaches, tries to get the quarterback benched for good, won’t practice, etc?

    Bucs are not locked into paying him.

  27. Doctor_berto Says:

    Cant wait to send Djax to the Bills or Phins

  28. SOEbuc Says:

    In the words of Mystical, “I smell smoke!” Trying to get more out of a DJax trade even though he was the second coming of MRSA in the Bucs locker room.

  29. SOEbuc Says:


    “I think if we need to go in free agency and get a running back (Bell), along with a OT, and Honeybagger. 1st round get either a LB if we can’t get Barr, or a DE.”

    Put down the hooch. Bell wants to be the highest paid RB in the NFL, Honey Badger would be pricey and safety is by far not our biggest concern. An above average/good OT doesn’t come cheap and neither would Barr. I would be down to take Devin White in the first round. That guy’s a beast and will become a Pro Bowler at some point. He would work very nicely in Bowels defense.

  30. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Jameis being coy. What he said is like breaking up with your girl and teller her it’s me, im the reason we’re breaking up, not you! Hahaha throw that shade at MeJax sorry a$$.

  31. AlteredEgo Says:

    Hey Joe..you forgot to comment on my comment….

  32. Cgmaster27v Says:

    Alter cough cough, stop living off of fitz first 2 games. Outside of those he couldnt hit the broad side of a barn yet alone mesean deep. The last deep pass mesean caught was from jameis after fitz got benched. Again stop pretending that fitz was lighting it up outside of his first 2 games.

  33. Pickgrin Says:

    Well said young Jedi.

    Taking the high road is always your best bet.

    Just keep bustin your butt to be the best NFL QB you can be Jameis – because with BA and his staff guiding this team – good things are coming. You know it and I know it. Keep the faith Jaboo!

  34. Tval Says:

    TOTAL leader. It’s hard to produce with inept coaching. I’m glad Jameis took the blame here, when he DEFINITELY doesnt deserve it. Some players need different attention, ala Antonio Brown. Doesn’t mean they are “bad locker room guys” which I know, as an Eagles fan, FOR A FACT DeSean isn’t. Is Carson Wentz? He’s supposed to be “the franchise” and he’s being torn down from the inside. That entire team wants Foles, outside of Ertz, who Wentz targets every play. Lol!! This entire hater thread would’ve abandoned Luck, traded for Wentz/Dak, and now sorry-butt Baker mayfield. Hahahahaaaaa!!! Spare me!!!