Arians OK With Big Jameis

March 26th, 2019

Thumbs up from coach.

If America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston wants, to put on the pounds, Bucco Bruce Arians seems good with that, with conditions.

Joe recently brought word that Jameis wants to get to 250 pounds. This from a quarterback who has struggled with being too heavy.

By way of Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, Arians doesn’t care so long as the extra weight doesn’t bring Jameis’ game down.

“I mean whatever he feels comfortable at without bad weight, stuff that will hurt your scrambling or hurts your mobility. It sure helps when they try to sack you.’’

There is some truth to this, and Jason Licht backed up Arians yesterday saying quarterbacks take their share of shots in Arians’ offense. If Jameis is heavier due to muscle, that will help him stay healthy and absorb shots from defenders. But that heavier weight may limit his mobility, which is one of Jameis’ key weapons.

Adding weight seems to be both a positive and a negative.

17 Responses to “Arians OK With Big Jameis”

  1. Adrnagy Says:

    Whatever he feels to do is ok. But I’m expecting a big productive performance from Jameis and it will tell the first 3 games if not you can stamp bust on him.

  2. Sport Says:

    To riff on one of funnier takes from a few months back, can’t remember who posted it, but it went like this…

    “is it just me or Jamies look like Joe Cocker when scrambles”

    Now he’ll be a larger version of that…

  3. TampaTown Says:

    Yes but can he sing 😂

  4. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “But that heavier weight may limit his mobility, which is one of Jameis’ key weapons.”

    I am more inclined to call it “deceptive elusiveness,” rather than mobility. But yeah, it works. Hopefully still will. The weight will definitely help him on the QB sneak, which I cannot remember if Dork ever even ran! Can’t wait to see one.

  5. Onetrickpony Says:

    meet Americas Quarterback…….Mr. Big

  6. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Depends on who Jaymiss’s trainer is. I hope it is not still that QB Guru.

  7. Todd Says:

    “It helps when they try to sack you.”

    What’s better is a competent offensive line.

    Just sayin’.

  8. Rob Says:

    Heeeeey! Heeeey! Heeeey! It’s BIG Jameis. Rah Rah Rah, gonna have a good time. This is going to be rich lol. Go Bucs!

  9. Rob Says:

    Heeeeey! Heeeey! Heeeey! It’s BIG Jameis. Rah Rah Rah, gonna have a good time. This is going to be rich lol. Go

  10. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    The dumb “America’s QB” moniker will be a perfect representation of our fat, overweight American society. Joe Cocker? More like John Belushi’s Joe Cocker.

  11. macabee Says:

    I am not at all concerned about Winston putting on weight or for that matter losing weight. He will be at the proper weight as dictated by the coach and training staff when it comes time to play as it has been since he became a Buc. When Winston reports on the 1st of April with the rest of his teammates, he will no longer be training on his own. He will enter Phase 1 strength & conditioning whose job it will be to have him at the proper weight.

  12. J Says:

    Last year it was getting lean and footwork drills…he got a little better with his comp% but I feel like his sense of urgency is in the wrong place or it’s just cannon fodder. Winston every year seems to over commit to an activity but it never really makes much of a difference…I guess we should be happy he at least does something semi interesting in the offseason, but it seems so unorganized (like drunk promises the night before).

  13. jerseybuc Says:

    The downfall of Josh Freeman occurred when he actually lost the weight. Why that happened is another story, but he was never the same player when he was lighter.

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    like BA said, if he thinks it’ll help him, cool…..come back with a little more muscle and that visor and win games!!!….


  15. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    The weight is an overblown story. We all know Jameis’ committment to fitness. This wont be a fat 250 lbs. Mostly muscle and maybe a little cushioning.

    If it keeps him healthy I am good with it.

  16. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of your OL when the starting QB wants to add 20 lbs.

  17. Dan Says:

    Dude this team is just bad. Why oh why 4-12 here we come