Team Glazer Talks Jameis: “We Just Know That He Needs To Be Consistent”

March 31st, 2019

Good luck finding a quarterback, other than Jameis Winston and David Carr, who started from Day 1 of his career and got a fifth season with the same team without making the playoffs.

Jameis is a true NFL rarity.

Joe’s not blaming America’s Quarterback for the incessant Tampa Bay losing, but one cannot argue that QBs stick around if they lose a lot. They just don’t.

When Joe sat down with Team Glazer last week in Arizona, Joe asked about Jameis’ suspension and basically the state of Jameis when it comes to ownership. Before last week, Team Glazer hadn’t fielded questions on the record about post-suspension Jameis. Fans read the ruling, the NFL statement. They know what happened with the suspension. Some of them were turned off. Some of them had trouble rooting for Jameis. What do you want to say to those fans who have those feelings about Jameis?

Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer: That whole situation, we’re looking forward. You know, certain things in the past, we just think it’s not productive at this point to look in the past. Look forward. We’re looking forward to this season. We know he’s going to work hard, and look forward to see him produce on the field this year.

Joe: What excites you most about Jameis? Knowing him now, fifth year as a Buccaneer, he is sort of by default the face of the franchise. What do you like about where he’s at?

Team Glazer: With Jameis, if you look at last year or even the previous year, two years ago where he had the injury for half the year, he came back the second half of the year and played very well. Last year, again, beginning of the year, then the second half of the year played well. So, you know, we’ve seen what he can do. We just know that he needs to be consistent. I know that he knows he needs the consistency. But I know this much, nobody’s going to work harder. He’ll always be the first one there and the last one to leave. And nobody wants to win more than Jameis Winston.

Ahhh, consistency. It’s eluded Jameis for much of his Tampa tenure.

Based on Team Glazer’s words, it sure sounds like if Jameis is going to earn a sixth year in Tampa that includes his second Bucs contract, he’ll need to finally find a level of consistency that makes everyone confident Jameis is better than most NFL starters.

As Glazer said accurately about the greatness in Jameis’ game, “we’ve seen what he can do.” Now it just has to show up more often.

Regarding fan feelings after Jameis’ suspension, Joe didn’t expect Team Glazer to talk about that. But the question had to be asked. There’s enough lingering negativity out there about Jameis the person. Joe hears it often while out in the community.

73 Responses to “Team Glazer Talks Jameis: “We Just Know That He Needs To Be Consistent””

  1. tnew Says:

    Either Koetter or Winston will be exposed this season.

    I can’t wait til this season starts.

  2. ATrain Says:

    Jamies needs OLine help just like Barber

    We have two Holes

  3. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Guess the Glazers are “Jameis Haters” as those of us who bring this up are labeled “haters”

    Glad ownership shares the educated fans opinions

  4. Dewey Selmon Says:

    No one outside of our fan base likes or thinks highly of Winston. No national commercial, can even get in on those Heisman commercials. I could care less my self, just get us to the playoffs. lol GO BUCS!!!

  5. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    LoyaltotheEnd, im with you its refreshing to hear someone w the bucs say what some fans think

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    Pretty sad when the owners already “know” and are now just going thru the motions for this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “Real Fans” and Owners already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  7. The Realist Says:

    The bottom line is you can’t build a team paying a QB 20+ million per year. Unless Jameis blossoms and totally lights it up winning a playoff game. He has to go at the end of this year. I suggest taking Will Grier in the second and letting him sit.

  8. LJS4th Says:

    The Bucs are the way they are because of countless bad draft picks, poor coaching and inept ownership since Mr Glazer passed. Shameis is just another example of a bad draft pick. How are you in cap hell with such a poor team? It’s another year of losses and last place finishes!!

  9. Tc Says:

    If he was a politician, nobody would care what he did in the past.

  10. SeffnerSal Says:

    Good to hear Team Glazer chime in on how Jameis might/might not earn a second contract.
    Joe only shares tiny snippets of others’ work here, not giant cut and paste jobs. Joe appreciates the same courtesy from other sites. –Joe

  11. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Just because he is the first one in and the last one to leave doesn’t and won’t make him elite. Is he comprehending what he needs to comprehend?

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:

    JW’s line protection was slightly better than average. 2/3 of the time he had a clean pocket according to research. Their run blocking was something else…Barber has a lot more to beotch about than JW since our OL is pretty good at pass blocking.

    Ironically JW was in the top ten of all QB’s when he threw under pressure…he was among the worst when given time. I do not know what to make of that but it is what it is.

    When I played golf I sucked because the ball just sits there…you have all day to make your move…I did pretty well in reactive sports like basketball or football. Perhaps JW does better when he’s simply tasked with reacting under pressure and not when he has the time to make a decision.

    AGAIN…his last six games might have been the best of his career. Not the most spectacular…but the most consistent.

  13. Oneilbucs Says:

    Well I guess Jamies played defense also. How many times did Jamies put this team and position to win and the defense gave up the game? A offense can’t score 40 points every game to win . Now Jamies have not been the perfect quarterback but who has. The Giants will lose just about every game this year cause of Elie and no one in the national media will not dare to say nothing bad about a Mannon. If we can’t run the ball and play defense we will not win regardless who the quarterback is. Defense and running backs is what helps quarterbacks look at Brady.

  14. sunshine Says:

    Winston was rated at the… bottom 3rd… of qb’s last year by the nfl…(after being taken 1st in draft)

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    @tnew … “Either Koetter or Winston will be exposed this season”. Uhh, Koetter has already been ‘exposed tnew … he was fired. But beyond that, the Bucs personnel will be substantially different this year, and football is a TEAM sport after all. Jameis isn’t at the point in his career where he can ‘carry a team on his back’ like Brady can or Brees can (and yes, several others like Roethlisberger). If the Bucs REALLY fall flat this year (as in ‘get a really high draft pick’), it’ll be really hard I think for the Glazers to commit to a big $$$ long-term contract for Jameis. 2020 is shaping up (as of right now at least) to be a good QB draft.

  16. DooshLaRue Says:

    Yeah, I’m so tired of hearing how he’s the first one in and last one out.
    That doesn’t mean jack sh!t.
    I worked with a guy like that, always early and always stayed late…… he could barely do his job but he stayed employed because the owners perceived him as a real team player.

    Yeah…… right.

    Get it together this year or get out JW.

  17. Dom>Licht Says:

    Just needs to be consistent? Haven’t we been hearing that for four years? Bruce has got his work cut out for him .

  18. Defense Rules Says:

    @Realist … “you can’t build a team paying a QB 20+ million per year”. There are quite a few teams Realist that seem to disagree with you. But a major difference between teams like New Orleans (Brees is making well over $20 mil/year) and the Bucs is in their ‘creative salary Cap management’.

    For instance, go to and Drew Brees ranks #2 in career earnings. Click on his name and voila, check out his earnings in the last 4 years. Notice the ‘creativity’ in managing his salary Cap impact? Same for virtually all of the top QBs it looks like. Bucs have never played that game that I can think of, probably because we’ve never had a QB like Brees or some of the others who we gave a big $$$ second contract to.

  19. Joseph Mamma Says:

    I vote to also scrap the tired and meaningless cliche ‘first one in, last one to leave.’

    Heard a really smart quote from Matt Ryan who said he tried to do that but stopped cause he realized getting a good night sleep was more important.

    If Jameis does indeed do this, it might make the owner’s feel better about him (I doubt it) but it doesn’t’ do much for the fan base. Jameis is not a leader, we’ve established that, and he doesn’t look that prepared on Sundays. This year we’ll see if coaching had a big influence on that.

  20. tnew Says:

    Defense…There is an underlying tension regarding Koetter vs Winston that started early in the 2017 season. There is still a major faction that believes Koetter was the wrong guy to leave, not Winston. My belief was Koetter was here one year too long.

    Now…. regarding the rest of the posters. The public perception of Winston was influenced by Koetter’s passive aggressive stance towards him and the team’s won-loss record. I have NEVER seen anyone other than myself and a few other posters point out that Winston finished this season with a QBR at 8 then point out that every other, non-passing related team statistic was in the bottom 3rd, many in the bottom fifth of the league, and has been for his entire tenure. Yet the losses are on him. Every fumble is on him, whether it was Marpet rolling the ball on the ground or Benenoch running into his blindside.

    Honestly, this should’ve been an opportunity for the Bucs to negotiate a 3 year, “we believe in you, but you have to meet us half-way” $50 million contract loaded with behavior clauses. The notion that Winston is the biggest or even substantial reason for the losses is just fallacious. Ponting to the turnovers…. dropping a QB back 50+ times because the team lacks a defense, running game or kicker and not expecting a few turnovers is just non-sensical. Putting that much pressure into the young QB is just a recipe for disaster and the offensive staff that threw that at him were negligent in his development. I’ve heard from the Bucs about how the O-line, D-line and line backers are “elite” but the statistics show a very different story.

  21. tnew Says:

    Defense… Koetter got a job in ATL pretty quick too, so they believe he wasn’t the issue in Tampa.

  22. gotbbucs Says:

    If he throws more than 30 times a game this team will lose. Give him less opportunities to throw the game away. Because he will throw idiotic interceptions and he will hold the ball too long and get strip sacked, it’s not an if, it’s a when.
    I dont care how much they want to pump Barber as the lead RB, they need more.

  23. AlteredEgo Says:

    If it is one thing the Bucs have been this past decade it is that they have been consistent …some the Glazers have met all their objectives…

  24. DB55 Says:

    Is it just me or does it escape everyone that Jameis started playing with just 1-2 weeks of practice under his belt last year?

  25. tickrdr Says:

    Only two quarterbacks have played for the Bucs over the last two years.
    To my knowledge they have BOTH had:
    the SAME coaches,
    the SAME RBs,
    the SAME receivers,
    the SAME kickers,
    the SAME defenses,
    the SAME offensive line,
    etc., etc., (uniforms, locker rooms, game-day meals or other excuses).

    Ryan Fitzpatrick started 10 games and went 4 – 6.
    Jameis Winston started 22 games, and went 6 – 16.

    Now, I will admit that the opponents were different, but if you look at the records of the teams each one beat, you will again see that Fitz and the Bucs actually beat a few good teams, whereas Jameis’ best games came against inferior competition.
    Now again, to be as clear as I can, I am not saying that Fitzpatrick is better than Winston, but I am saying that America’s QB, ProBowler, #1 First Overall Pick in the NFL draft SHOULD be better (in his 3rd and 4th seasons in the NFL) than the journeyman, Ryan Fitzpatrick.

    BTW: (ducks his head and runs for cover) MG8 has had 22 starts during his NFL career…………………… and has a record of 6 – 16???


  26. SeffnerSal Says:

    Was a damn good piece on their part. Isn’t funny how the non-local whole PFT articles, Rotoworld articles, the hack stuff at Bleacher Report are allowed here in full, and not just “snippets”. But if a lical like PR does a great introspective piece, it isn’t allowed. You won’t find more than snippets here anywhere from the outlets you referenced. The archives are here for your perusal and easily accessible. Regular commenters here know Joe doesn’t even allow links in the comments. Really don’t understand the anger in the first part of your comment, which was deleted. –Joe

  27. louden Says:

    This is just frustrating:

    Getting a good HC but having the Bucs Roster (and an stupid GM..)
    The last years we had Coaches who went to the SuperBowl and still some think, that those Coaches were dumb???????

    Some thoughts on the Roster:

    Anyone playing Madden??

    They do a pretty good job of giving Ratings to the Players..

    Has anyone here seen the Bucs-Players Ratings???

    they are horrible – it is a horrible Roster.

    The coaches live Football for over 20 years and some of them (the most important ones) got to the Super Bowl

    and now people should think “coaches were the problem, not the players..”


    Even the best driver couldn´t win the race if he has a bycilcle to drive and the competition is riding BMW´s Ferrari´s or Mustangs…

    its simple

    The Roster Sucks

    the GM is a total Looser (a 2nd round kicker who is now not even on the Roster – do i realy need to write more proof to the fact, that Licht sucks @ Roster building?!)

    I won´t buy a NFL Gamepass this season….

    after the FreeAgency period it´s pretty clear:

    Bucs will suck again big time this year

    bet on it

  28. louden Says:


    and yes we´ve seen what Jameis can do:

    if play breaks down; instead of making the right/correct decision – to eat the broken play, he trys whatever and is throwing INT.

    He consistently overlooks underneath coverage.

    He has one hell of a Cannon-Arm but lousy ball placement/accuracy on deep balls..

    He has a slow release for throwing.

    Bad feet, over and over.

    But i give him the excuse:

    No one could be a great QB behind this horrible O-line and this Offseason we even re-signed a less than medicore LT Donovan Smith for too much money and @ the same time, we let a play-making MLB go (without replacement from FreeAgency)…

    Horrible Roster Management led to this ..

    Licht is total looser of GM..

    i like his personality but from an professional standpoint: UUUUURGHHH !!

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    tickrdr….once again…wins and losses can’t be put all on the QB not when they had such an atrocious D. I know none of that matters to you of course…but to this Buc fan it does. Jameis, you, me and pretty much every Buc fan around the globe knows this is his make it or break it year.

    “This team will lose with or without Jameis Winston” – Buc1987

  30. Ndog Says:

    Seeing these people post about Jameis is hilarious. They just make stuff up time and time again but the problem is they TRULY BELIEVE the crap they are typing cause dislike him sooooooooo much. It actually is kind of funny.

    For example this line below from the great louden:

    if play breaks down; instead of making the right/correct decision – to eat the broken play, he trys whatever and is throwing INT.

    That’s are great line accept for the fact that Jameis literally was one of the best in the league when plays break down. But again we can just say whatever we want cause grrrr we don’t like that guy. You people just make this entire fan base look idiotic. Thanks for that BTW.

  31. Ndog Says:

    My question is how many of these people are gonna be so pissed when Jameis has a terrific year then says he wants a HUGE contract cause he will be a unrestricted free agent? Then if they have to franchise him and pay him top 5% money! I personally don’t think he would do that BUT he could and that would just add fuel to their misguided fire.

  32. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Onei only thing you forgot was the inability to make a simple field goal attempt. Not 50 yarders makable ones inside 40. How many 1st overall QBs have to work with what this young has to deal with here in Tampa. Poor excuses for coaching staffs,coaches that don’t believe in running the ball consistently and a joke for a team leader on a pie @$$ defense. Tell me another please. You draft me to lame franchise then don’t give me the tools to be successful. Screw weapons for Jameis,when you don’t run the ball and then draft the top rated TE in the class and don’t implement him into the system effectively. Boy stop.

  33. TB22 Says:

    The Bucs problem is, and always has been ownership.

    Bad owners usually hire bad GM’s.
    In our case our bad owners hire both the bad GM’s and bad coaches.(But Arians is an anomaly- he is a good coach–not sure why he came here)
    Our bad coaches hire bad assistants.
    Our bad GM’s draft bad.
    Our bad players get their ass kicked more often than not.
    That is why it seems we draft in the top 5 most years.

    The only way to end this never ending cycle of sucktitude is to get rid of the owners.
    How do you do that?

  34. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Only thing been inconsistent is ownership hiring these lame duck @$$ coaches klueless as to how to properly run a franchise. This organization been on a downward spiral since the father passed. Bruce Arians’s desire to coach Jameis is the only reason the arrow now points upwards. Reason being losing ain’t in his DNA. BA I’m sure will tell he hates losing more than enjoys winning. Thank God.

  35. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    TB22 that’s where my mind was all last season,then word broke they hired BA. I know his passion for winning so I was like okay then they going about things differently now.

  36. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Only reason BA took this job. Jameis Winston.

  37. Buc4evr Says:

    All Jameis needs is an o-line and an average running game and you will see consistency. How about a draft with consistency, a gm that’s consistent, and owners that demand consistency of themselves, their GM, and the coaching?

  38. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    So keep taking ya pokes while y’all can it’s your prerogative. Coach and pupil will be shuttin ya @$$ up real soon.

  39. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Oh and I left in my 1:46 post ol hatin @$$ fans that never really wanted him in the first. Psst,what a joke.

  40. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Like d@&$ when was the last time this team returned a kick in a meaningful game??? Not that pre season return Rudy had. A game that counts.

  41. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    How about blocked kick,punt or field goal??? What a joke this has been. But mofos point they f$&@ @$$ fingers solely at the QB.

  42. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Yes some people simply post opinion…others here try to at least back it up with facts or stats…which of course are called “fake news” when it doesn’t agree with a posters narrative.

    Again…factually…statistically measured Louden is wrong because JW ranks in the top ten of all NFL QB’s when throwing under pressure. But he is 33rd when given enough time and protection which he had on 2/3rds of his attempts…regardless of what we want to believe.

    My OPINION based on stats and simple eyeball observation is that JW played MUCH better the final six games last year. He became more consistent than in the previous 3 1/2 seasons. He actually turned and threw the ball into the cheap seats when he recognized a play was simply not there. That to me is a HUGE improvement for him.

    Again IMHO this improvement bolstered by BA and Leftwich will continue into this season and he’ll finally have the breakout year we’re all(at least most and all true Buc fans) are hoping for.

    As for your opinion that there are some posters here who will be upset if JW has a great year invalidating their OPINIONS…I do not disagree that we have a few folks here who would rather be right than be President…their OPINIONS are more important to them than the Buc’s success. I would simply suggest you ignore those folks they are not worth your time and effort or angst.

  43. Defense Rules Says:

    tnew … I agree with you about the Koetter-Winston ‘underlying tension’. I suspect the fault (?) lies on BOTH of them in varying degrees. When Koetter was ‘just OC’ (2015) they seemed to work pretty well together, but their relationship seemed to get more ‘tense’ once Koetter became HC AND OC. Of course, Jameis wasn’t exactly ‘blameless’ over these last 3 years either. But like I was taught, ‘you are where you are’ … time for all of us to move on and give BA & his merry band a chance to ‘fix it’.

    ndog … I personally hope that Jameis and ALL our players who’ll be up for a new contract next year play great because that’ll hopefully translate into WINNING. But that’ll also mean that each of them will want a big $$$ payday, and they’ll likely go with the highest bidder. They’re businessmen in the final analysis & I don’t blame them one bit (Bucs weren’t exactly loyal to some of our greatest players, like Sapp, Brooks & Lynch). Business decisions IMO typically win out in the NFL. And yes, even Brady QBing the Pats for ‘less $$$’ is still a business decision on his part (he’s been paid rather handsomely overall for his ‘loyalty to the Pats’ not to mention the endorsement $$$ that’s led to).

  44. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Ima stud in school,I lose one game during my tenure. You draft me 1st overall and not expect me to have the mentality I got a force a few balls here and there cause I clearly ain’t working wit a whole lot when I look around this locker room. C’mon man,FSU got back on the map because of Jimbo’s recruiting and Jameis Winston. We were dead prior to that. Jumbo didn’t just give him weapons,Jimbo understood regardless of how talented he is I must provide him with a mean Defense which it was 2013. And mean running game. Hmm,y’all dorks saw the results.

  45. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    Defense I said the one year deals make guys play hard in hopes for a bigger deal that’s what you want. BA echoed my sentiment during that interview with Joe and his homies. We can’t concern ourselves with following seasons. NFL careers are short. One year deals hopefully become the norm around here bro.

  46. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    It’s a different era man. The days of most of your guts sticking around for a lengthy period of time are over. Draft well and hopefully get yourself a Super Bowl while they’re on their rookie deals cause once that rookie contract over that loyalty ish goes it out the window. Young boys looking for the money.

  47. Doctor Stroud Says:

    And then Team Glazer finished by saying: “Look, as long as he is consistently inconsistent or inconsistently consistent, we just want to extend him as soon as possible so that we can turn around on a dime and cut him, paying him millions of dollars not to play. We don’t know why we do it, but it’s just how we roll!”

  48. Jmarkbuc Says:

    St. Pete.

    I read the Tampa Times article too. Isn’t it as simple as the fact that when the play breaks down he Chuck’s a ball up in the air for Mike Evans to go get (e.g. Chicago miracle). After all the scrambled play is our best play right?

  49. BrianBucs Says:

    So the Glazers continue to beat a dead horse.
    Or maybe they wanted to really punish Winston by keeping him in Tampa..
    Either way, we all know the definition of insanity………….

  50. Arian Nation Says:

    Geez, back in the day Joe Namath drank and caroused with many females. I saw pictures of him coming out of a hotel with a bottle of booze and a women on each arm. He was a hero to most sports fans.

    A couple of years ago we had a young QB fresh out of college who was barely old enough to drink and he makes an error in judgement. Let’s condemn him to hell for eternity. We would never ever do such a thing when we were young and drunk.

    I’ve got no problem with a young heterosexual QB and people should not cast stones without remembering those drinking episodes that they may have experienced and forgot about.

  51. DB55 Says:


    Don’t you have to go save somebody’s life or something? Go away you’re making too much sense and I don’t like it. All jokes aside I blame Malcolm Jenkins for all this fitz jibberish.

    If Malcolm would not have bitten so hard and so soon on the 20 yard In route, if he would have been a half second more patient he would have Picked off the pass and end of story. Instead he bit hard and fitz got the ball over his head for a TD. Suckers think this was a designed play but it was pure luck.

    But to your point all I can say is that Jameis threw for 400 yards 4 TDS and a 115 passer rating in week 6 against ATL and still lost the game. Of course your boy McIceCream didn’t even show up on the stat sheet but he’s a great guy in the community and what not blah blah blah.

    So maybe that’s the problem maybe it’s time to get rid of the career losers that are over 30 and have zero interest in sacrificing themselves on the field. Maybe it’s time to let McIceCream Dotson Fitz and any other loser walk

    Btw I saw McIceCream yesterday on twitter and he looks like frozen yogurt now. He looks like a pretty DE. Hair, earrings, jewelry, make-up, skinny jeans all on fleek as the kids say. By far the prettiest DT I’ve ever seen so there’s that. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  52. gilhealy Says:

    BrianBucs, there ain’t no “we” in your posts. You’re flying solo in your nonsense.

  53. BringBucsBack Says:

    How can some of you commend “the owners” when Joel failed to answer a direct question and instead retorted with the responsibility absolving; “leave the past in the past” non-response!?!? This non-response might be the greatest indicator as to their complete ineptitude!

    This billionaire idiot either doesn’t realize that #3’s behavior has fractured HIS fan-base or doesn’t care and expects us to be placated with his B.S., “…past in the past” response! Pathetic!

    Joel how about; “yah, #3 did some boneheaded things but since, he has done XYZ to show repentance & maturity. We don’t like those incidents of inappropriate behavior anymore than OUR fans do & are holding him to a higher standard & ask the fans to forgive him one more time, as #3 knows he can’t repeat the childish & selfish behavior that has plagued him in the past.” God forbid a, “He knows he is on thin ice & must work like never before to retain his job & earn lost respect!”

    This fool has no idea how far an honest & contrite statement will go with fans who are trying to like #3 but struggle because #3 is so dislocated from adulthood & reality, in general. Instead he offers, “forget about it, it’s in the past, nothing to see here”!?!? I, for one, am insulted!

    APB For Eddie De!!

  54. BrianBucs Says:


    Just calling it like it really is

  55. Jason Says:

    This team is very fortunate to have great teachers. Whoever gets to suit up in September will go out and play fantastic. Including America’s most hated and yours truly Jameis Winston

  56. stpetebucsfan Says:


    It could be that simple for sure. After he copped to letting Fitz a grizzled journeyman get in his head I’m not sure again it’s like the golf analogy. Analysis causes paralysis. Perhaps he simply plays better when he doesn’t have to make decisions and think because they are made for him by an oncoming defender.

    You could of course be right…but whatever…I hope he masters playing under control and his decision making. I think BA and Leftwich can help. And again he seemed to mature those last six games of the season. I guess we’ll all find out in 2019.

  57. DB55 Says:

    Awww come joe you could have just erased the prettiest DT on the planet line. The rest of the comment was gold. So was the prettiest DT line but …

  58. Magadude Says:

    To me, this doesn’t look like Jameis is or is not getting anything. I read it that “Jameis needs to be consistent, and he needs to turn in a good year as a full year’s effort because working hard and knowing what you need to do doesn’t cut it. We wish him luck.” And if Jameis still disgusts a large segment of ticket-buying fans and they stink again this year, Licht will help Jameis clean out his locker and carry his stuff out, because they are both going to be heading OUT. Anything else is wishful thinking.

  59. Arian Nation Says:

    Maybe, Jameis meshes perfectly with Bruce and has an All-Pro year with a Super Bowl appearance and then signs a long term contract with the Raiders for about $40 million per.

    Remember, whoever signs with Vegas stays in Vegas.

    Then what will all our sanctimonious fans going to be crying about?

  60. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Regardless of all the white noise, we are entering this season with JW as our QB, like it or not. As a fan I just want JW to take what the defense gives him. Enough of the forcing balls into very tight windows because more times than not it becomes a turnover. The last 6 games last season he played very conservatively and consequently played well and kept us in games. If our defense can tighten up and JW continue to produce 25 points per game average, we can win some games this season. But if JW converts back to gunslinger without discipline, we will continue to lose and be looking for a new QB next season. So as a fan I want him to succeed because I’m hungry for relevance again.

  61. JimmyJack Says:

    Winston will never be considered a good QB til he starts winning.

    It does not matter if you think it’s fair or not. Like it or not NFL QBs are judged on Wins. They always have and they always will.

    Jamie’s Winston is not above the standards that every other QB that’s every played is held to. If you think he’s above them your just dumb.

    Until Winston wins he is a below average QB. PERIOD

  62. Dapostman Says:


    If you have a bad roster and a bad coach how do you win? If it’s mostly about the QB then why is Aaron Rodgers 10-12-1 over the last 2 seasons? You guys who constantly believe it’s the QB are obtuse. There are 46 men playing on game day and anyone of them can contribute to a win or a loss. Example, S Isiah Johnson holding 40 yards away from the punt where MeSean took it to the house.

  63. Destinjohnny Says:

    23rd best qb

  64. Guzzie Says:

    JW is consistent, consistently attacking women, consistently turning over the bsll, consistently embarrassing himself and the Bucs organization, consistently losing

  65. Season Is Over Says:

    Vegas gives the Bucs 6 wins this year. When was the last time they were wrong about the Bucs?

  66. Ruggyup Says:

    If anyone can speak to consistency it is Team Glazer. Their team has been a consistent disappointment for decades.

  67. D1 Says:

    Winston’s big-time throw percentage from a clean pocket (2.49) ranked dead last, and his 3.91 turnover-worthy throw percentage from a clean pocket was good for the third-highest mark among qualifiers. He played well in bursts throughout the year, but his play from a clean pocket, which we’ve found stable year over year in recent studies, was still among the worst in the league.

  68. straightcashhomey Says:

    Lol…the @Joe’s are sooo predictable, aren’t they??? Lol. And @Joe with his “regular commenters here” rap….oh so little does he know. The names may “change” but the people never do.

    WELL DONE Scott…over at PR with the Glazer interview.

  69. Buc1987 Says:

    We all win if Jameis brings it!

    Prolly not…cause that D…..whatever.

  70. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Well said, Buc1987.

    Unless Winston turns into young Tom Brady or Peyton Manning all-of-a-sudden, he’s not going to be able to carry this team to the playoffs without a defense…

    …and I fear the more he puts on himself, the more foolish mistakes he will make. Arians has got to find a way to improve the running game and defense.

  71. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston has had the worst defense in the NFL since he was drafted AND has played the hardest schedule.

    Meanwhile he just finished last year leading the NFL’s top passing attack.

    Yeah, he’s the problem. LOL!

  72. Bucsfanman Says:

    I wonder sometimes if some here watch these games. We have 4 years of film, 4 years of experience. That don’t lie. With Jameis we have MOMENTS. Moments of excellence, 4 years of MOMENTS!
    If Jameis were a 2nd round pick, we would’ve chased him out of here on a rail. We’d be looking for a QB and not a d-lineman at #5. Why? It’s not about moments!
    It is NEVER one player’s fault for losing in team sports. Lets not kid ourselves though, Jameis has as big a stake in our losing as the next guy. We can’t keep making excuses for him if his play does not improve.

  73. T REX Says:

    Year 5 of excuses from the winston nut huggers.