“I’ve Always Been In Search Of That”

May 31st, 2019

New Jameis fan

Jameis Winston has a new fan.

And it’s a guy who has worked with many, many quarterbacks and coaches in a hearty handful of NFL offenses.

America’s Quarterback has impressed his understudy, journeyman Blaine Gabbert.

Joe asked Gabbert this week for his impressions of Jameis.

“He’s been awesome, extremely hard-working. He’s extremely diligent in his preparation,” Gabbert said. “He takes the job very seriously. It’s been a lot of fun getting to know him on and off the field, practicing, working out with him, hanging out with him in the locker room and meeting room. It’s been great so far.

“This is such a fun offense to be in. There’s so much put on a quarterback but that’s all we want at the position, just throw the football and be in charge. And I think Jameis is enjoying that aspect of it, just like I am to be back in this system.”

Gabbert was very quick with his answer and sounded sincerely impressed by how dialed in Jameis is.

In March, head coach Bucco Bruce Arians said 29-year-old Gabbert is more talented than any of the quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

“We all go to a workout and he’s probably going to shine more than anybody in this year’s draft or last year’s draft because of his talent,” Arians said.

Joe brought that up to Gabbert, who said he hasn’t lost anything when it comes to talent or confidence.

“It’s just about finding consistency and playing good football and I’ve always been in search of that,” Gabbert said. “This is the first time in my career that I’ve been in the same offense for more than a year.”

Gabbert, who played for Arians in Arizona two seasons ago, was drafted in 2011 and has played for eight head coaches (none interim) but just five teams. Wrap your head around those numbers for a minute. That might be some kind of NFL record.

18 Responses to ““I’ve Always Been In Search Of That””

  1. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Oh Gawd…typical off season syrup

  2. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Hope arians knows when you use such hyperbole all the time, people ultimately look at you as the boy who cried wolf.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Blaine Gabbert “America’s Understudy”

  4. down in the dirt doug Says:

    have a good feeling Gabbert will be our number two quarterback.

  5. Succaneers Says:

    Winston will stink it up like always, and after the 3rd game it will be Gabbert’s team

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    jameis winston is the most important buc of all time and the only hope this minor league franchise has…. yes I am including those washed up 1 year wonder has beens that low standard bucfan calls legends….

  7. Magadude Says:

    Sucking up to a poor leader and societal degenerate is no way to impress anyone.

  8. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete (formerly known as 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans') ***Rhealist, louden annoying, & tminimum are the worst posters ever!!! Says:

    Gabbert, like Josh Allen, would’ve been picked right in-between Kyler Murray and D Joseph in Rd 1 of the draft this past year, based on talent, and everybody else would’ve slid down… I agree with that assessment and wouldn’t consider it hyperbole by Arians.

  9. DB55 Says:

    None of this matters unless you upgrade the 29th ranked offensive line. Specifically Demar Dotson and the RG.

    There’s not a darn QB in nfl history who has been successful with only 3 lineman blocking for him.

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    DB55 has a good point. The right side of the line need attention. I suspect that a change or two is in the offing. Which is a good thing.

  11. Todd Says:

    “just throw the football and be in charge.”

    May I get in the way-back machine and have him slightly edit his quote please?

    “just complete the football to our receivers and be in charge.”

    There. The Mandela Effect is alive and well.

  12. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Blaine Gabbert….not terrible

  13. 941bucsfan Says:

    At the end of the day if/when gabbert stinks it up in the preseason, Ryan Griffin will be your backup qb then I wont have to worry about ever seeing blaine gabbert again in the NFL or on this website

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    Can I get an extra serving of maple syrup with this?

  15. Succaneers Says:

    Winston is the worst starting QB in the NFL, Hands down, not even close

  16. BucsBall80 Says:

    Atlanta is so garbage. Dont you think so suckanut? succaneer is scared that the Bucs are going to beat the crap out of the sorry ass Dirtyterds of Atlanta.

  17. Chip Chipperson Says:


    You’re so dumb….you’re a troll and you come on a Bucs fan page with that name? Try bucsfan4life and troll. Maybe the “sheep” as we’re called by some will think your post is unbiased. I bet you’re a lot of fun at parties.

  18. BigMacAttack Says:

    Backup QB is the best job in the NFL.