Teaching The Mindset Of Winners

May 4th, 2019

Changed expectations.

Back in 2016, veteran right tackle Demar Dotson dropped a bomb on Joe in Arizona.

It was the second season of America’s Quarterback’s career.

Jameis Winston had a successful rookie season ending in a Pro Bowl appearance. His 2016 sophomore season was only the Bucs’ second winning season since Chucky was jettisoned. Tampa Bay missed out the playoffs on a wild card tiebreaker.

After waxing the Falcons on opening day in Atlanta, when Jameis was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the Bucs went to Arizona to face the Cardinals and Bruce Arians.

The Bucs got curb-stomped 40-7 in a game that was, sadly, a window into the inconsistency of the Dirk Koetter regime.

Dotson told Joe after that game that the Bucs, led by many young players including Jameis, thought they had everything figured out after beating the Falcons and hearing and reading about how good they played, that they were unprepared and acted like they only had to show up in Arizona, break a sweat and collect a win.

This memory of Dotson’s candid peek into the Bucs locker room sprung to mind when Joe listened to the words of new Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich talk about working with Jameis and how Jameis approaches his craft.

“I’m just trying to show him the way that we’re going to do it the best way we believe for us to have success and continued success,” Leftwich said. “It’s not just, ‘Okay we played well this week.’ No, we have to understand, we have to have the mindset [that] we expect to play well every week and I expect them to play well from a numbers standpoint, but putting our team in position to win football games, because ultimately that’s what it’s all about.”

So basically is Leftwich trying to say that Jameis has a habit of admiring his work too much after a good outing and (consciously or unconsciously) pulling back on the ignition? Is that why Jameis has sometimes wild bouts of inconsistency?

Joe isn’t fully sure what Leftwich meant by this. Was Leftwich trying to suggest that Jameis has been so mentally beaten down by the losing culture of the Bucs that he expects to lose?

Whatever Leftwich was trying to say, Joe didn’t get a good vibe from it.

73 Responses to “Teaching The Mindset Of Winners”

  1. Todd Says:

    10-6 & playoffs!

  2. ButtMonkey Says:

    Sounds to me like he’s addressing Jameis’ penchant for turn overs, which stem from him trying to do too much. But that logical explanation doesn’t jibe with the slant of the story so it must be some darker hidden thing we dont know about.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:


    I think I know why joe ” is not fully sure what coach Leftwich meant”
    maybe jw3 was right joe!!!!!! maybe, you can not relate because you are the wrong color?????????

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, That the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    In golf it’s called an APFU………after par f^^up……..you feel so good about the last hole that you lose focus on the next.

    90% of Jameis’ problems are in the head……Leftwich, Christensen & BA can crawl into his head and stay there…..and that’s a very good thing.

  5. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Fortunately for the Soiled Messiah, Leftwich matches him in that most important way, that being ……. the same race.
    Jameis pointed that out earlier this year.

    So there’s that.

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

    Jameis…play like Brad Johnson….lose the backyard hero attitude…

  7. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    doosh so no excuses this year?

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    5-11 top 5 pick

  9. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I sincerely hope he gets his act together this year.
    Hopefully we can produce a run game and the defense HAS to be better…..it couldn’t be worse could it?

  10. JabooBuc Says:

    Legit question here: if JW plays well this year, let’s say 25+ TD’s and under 10 INT’s but the team still finishes sub .500, what do you do assuming you have a top 10 pick next year?

  11. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    no way you pay jameis 25 mil if bucs are 5-11 again, no team in nfl next year will pay him that either

  12. rrsrq Says:

    It will come down to preparation, like either Christensen or Leftwich said, you can put in the time, but is it efficient time. I believe the coaches approach is to when Jameis sees something in a game, it’s almost muscle memory, along with his instincts and athleticism that gets the ball to the right place. Jameis has a problem hen he presses too much, I hope BA and Byron let him get back to having fun – I think DK took the exuberance out of Jameis game on Sundays.

  13. Pete I Says:

    A sub .500 team and JW even with 25 TD to 10 Int ratio will prove he is a stats master, well, except for the only stat that matters…wins and losses.

  14. JabooBuc Says:

    DR: okay but why not? If he played well but the defense is a train wreck, then what do you move on to? $25M is becoming the norm for a starting NFL QB with those type of numbers. Plus, he would only be 25/26.

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

    Jaboo…quit deflecting Jameis’s flaws to the poor defensive play of the Bucs….

  16. Pete I Says:

    At some point no amount of excuses will save Winston. We have not, well some have not, reached that point yet. But eventually he will be considered a losing starting QB, no matter how impressive his personal stats.

    He is already a massive underachieving first pick in the draft. Unless he really takes a big step forward, his bio will already be written.

    He needs to play really well in week 1

  17. gilhealy Says:

    Yea, I don’t think he’s saying that’s how Jameis thinks. He’s saying that’s what he preaches. That’s his philosophy. I doubt Jameis thinks it’s a cake walk after a good game. But, it makes for a good slight of Jameis’ mindset. Of course you don’t get a good vibe. It wouldn’t be an article otherwise.

  18. Buctooth Says:

    I’m just a normal person with a little carpentry skills and i’m not Nostadamus by no means unlike some over zealous buc’s arm chair quarter backs predicting double digit wins this year we need to get real. I might be nuts but 8-8 i can work with that 9-7 would be icing on the cake for a total new coaching staff turn over. And if our Defense plays well above average and we finish below .500 Winston must be relieved of his dutie’s and next year Drafting a new QB has to be addressed thanks for your time reading this and i could be completly wrong.

  19. Slugglife Says:

    25 TDs ain’t gonna cut it. I’m thinking 30-35 and they keep him. As has been said, it the defense just plays average- we are in contention for the division title.

    And isn’t that the real key? Actually being in contention for the division title in week 14-16? No way he stays if we are owning the cellar.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It will be a tough call on keeping Winston if he plays well and the team still loses…….with a top draft pick on a QB…..the Bucs would save a fortune on the cap….vs Winston $25-30mil…….

    I’m one who thinks if he plays well it will be because our run game is better and our defense is better….therefore, no losing season.

  21. JabooBuc Says:

    Slugglife- don’t disagree and the likelihood of JW having that kind of stat line and still a losing season would be hard to imagine. Just playing what if.

  22. D1 Says:


    Winston is inconsistent in his week to week game preperation. I’ve pointed this out for a long time and it’s not, or has not, been limited to the field. Jameis is inconsistent as a person.

    You say he presses and mistakes come from there. Lord Corn dived into the stats and basically came up with the same conclusion. The idea is sound and well reasoned , it makes total sense. But it makes sense only from a fans perspective. Meaning, both of you started at the wrong end. You guys look at the game then try to explain it backwards or as a series of events starting from an arbitrary event that you see as a tipping point that things go sideways from there so that event must be the cause. Example, the team starts the 2nd qtr down by 3 scores, things get worse because of the hole winston is trying to dig out of. Again, that’s logical and is a sound thought process.

    I said this when Arians was announced as the coach. Arians will find out winston has major issues on his day to day and game to game process or preperation. Fans hear that winston is first in last out so they immediately discount this aspect as being problematic. You say he presses and spit gets sideways when he does. I say He presses because Hes not prepared and at some point in a game, it is hitting jameis like a mack truck. He panics when He internalizes how phuced he is because hes not ready.

    Here’s the fan perspective , Winston is great when a play breaksdown, He’s great out of the pocket, koetter is stupid by not game planning around this,,

    Sound familiar?
    Well it’s total ass. The fans who say these things, always believe that they’re smarter than …everyone including coaches. Humorous in a car wreck kinda way …

    Arians is going to locate the problems and work hard to get winston turned around. Winston will or should be, listening to BA and it should work out. Winston wasn’t listening to DK. Sorry but that’s not DK s fault , I hear the stupid reaction already so this is a first shot to kill that bull ship at jump street. REALITY is sinking in to the man and BA is literally the perfect guy to be here right now to get jameis to be the guy he can be.

    I know..he needs..blah blah blah and he will win games. This is so predictable and it’s makes zero sense other than perpetually kicking the can down the road. Fix jameis. That’s first and foremost priority number 1. Improving the defense or line..blah blah..Doesn’t fix winston. It fix’s those things. And yes, it goes a long way to winning

  23. OneBuc55 Says:

    If we had a freaking defense Jameis would have been to the playoffs already and the Wind vs. Loses wouldn’t be an issue…

    Jameis is a die-hard QB by nature; his game was “No riskit, no biscuit” before Bruce Arians got here… Jameis figured out a while ago that if he can’t lean on his defense to get stops so he has to force the issue…Our defense and Kicking game has been atrocious for atleast 6 or 7 years; yet Jameis gets all the blame for the losing…All you haters and wanna be GMs, Jameis is not the problem…we actually need more guys with his work-ethic and will to win…

    It’s Fix the defense, the kicking game, and balance out the offense and where a playoff caliber team

  24. SenileSenior Says:

    Good question JabooBuc. Stimulates some thinking.

  25. Buc4life Says:

    OneBuc55 is right. It doesn’t matter how great Jameis play if our defense can’t stop anyone we are going to have a hard time winning. If we are playing from behind and Jameis has to throw 40-50 times a game, there are going to be picks and fumbles. We have seen it in recent years with Jameis’ picks, Brate’s, Humpries’ and Evans’ fumbles after making catches. The offensive players attempt to make plays they shouldn’t make because the defense have given up easy touchdowns. Just give us an average defense and a running game and see how Jameis performs. All the other young QBs in the league have good defenses and are not forced or asked to score touchdowns on every possession to keep their team in the game. Like the Giants and Falcons games.

  26. Ndog Says:

    Yes Pete let’s decide our entire future based on the first game coming into a new offense. See you people post things like that I you wonder why people get so pissed. You literally cannot make a more clueless comment than that.

  27. Ndog Says:

    The problem with Jameis is people don’t like him and never wanted him so they will only be somewhat satisfied if he plays perfect football, like 32-35 415 yards and 4 TDs with no picks or fumbles. Oh yeah he did that against Atlanta two years and we still lost so he sucked that night too.

  28. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs has the most ” Imaginary” talent in the NFL
    Bucs fans sees talent that don’t exist

    5-11 at best

  29. Tye Says:

    last in the division
    3rd over-all pick in the draft…

  30. OneBuc55 Says:

    NDog you hit the nail on the head brother…

    It’s like his haters (including ESPN) nitpick this kid to death…He came in very young with all the talent in the world; he was really raw at the time and the team in general was pretty bad…

    All you hear about is all of the “off-field issues” since he’s been in Tampa when in reality there’s only been 1 incident in five freakin years; all of the positive things he does in the community are rarely, if ever mentioned…

    Imho the team has let Jameis down more so than him letting the team down…I’ve been a Bucs fan for over 30 years, and can honestly say Jameis is the best QB we’ve ever had here…he’s not perfect but the good definitely out weighs the bad…I think if he had a dominant defense he’d be a playoff regular by now

    I think he’s very talented; I love his his work-ethic, his heart, and his grit…I’m pulling for him; hopefully he silences his critics this year and earns a long-term deal…

  31. Pete I Says:

    Oh I don’t know NDOG, you make clueless comments about the way Jameis has played, you seem to think he has played really well. Thats clueless.

  32. BucsBandit Says:

    Ndog back at again with his non-reality accolades for Jameis Winston’s mediocre, inconsistent play. The excuses for Winston’s bad play is so comical with some people.

    I love how so many of the Winston homers here love to state how “If we had a better Defense then Winston would be a huge winner!!!”

    OH YEAH?

    How many opening drives for us has Winston marched down the field and put up a touchdown?

    How many times EARLY in games has Winston led this team to points?

    This has ZERO to do with our Defense. So many times we’d get the ball first and Winston wouldn’t do anything with it and we’d punt to the other team. Again, this has ZERO to do with our Defense.

    So I’m tired of the CRYING that Winston is always playing from behind and is forced into his gazillion turnovers or bad play, or one of 1,000 other excuses.

    Winston has plenty of potential. He HAS at times had some moments and drives of fantastic play and has made some great passes. BUT… he’s obviously missing that ‘X’ factor that great NFL QBs have. They’re able to ADAPT when Defenses mix things up or when things don’t go their way. Winston does NOT.

    Winston is inconsistent, plain and simple. He has accuracy issues, and it’s not only on deep balls. He gets ‘happy feet’ in the pocket and often makes bad decisions. He holds the ball too long when better QBs know to just get rid of it or make the lower percentage pass that carries little risk (i.e. either the WR comes catches it or no one will; like certain out routes or back shoulder throws).

    Winston has a great arm and has impressive mobility for his size. But he just lacks that “top grade NFL QB accuracy” and makes bad decisions; those decisions often lead to game-changing (for the worst) fumbles or INTs.

    Anyone that disputes these FACTS is kidding themselves and hasn’t actually watched all of his games.

    I’ll say it again… unless he somehow plays LIGHTS OUT this season, protects the ball 10X better than he ever has in a season), leads this team to early scores and plays with great consistency… the Bucs are IDIOTS to sign this guy to $30M/year and a long-term deal. The team is better off with a cheaper alternative and putting the saved cap money into other players to make the TEAM better.

  33. Dewey Selmon Says:

    OneBuc55, It’s not only the off field issues, it’s the headbutt vs the Cowboys, the finger poke vs Lattimore. The eatin W’s. and the 21-33 record. It is goin to take multiple years of winning and showing professionalism while he’s winning to change the perception of him. 25% of our fan base doesn’t like him and very few outside of it do. Very interesting to see how he is perceived during the London trip.

  34. NOSBOS Says:

    I love it Coach, Leftwhich says he will be on the field calling plays.

  35. The Buc Realist Says:

    So what did jw3 do in said game???????????
    14 drives
    1.) Int
    2.) Punt
    3.) Int
    4.) Punt
    5.) Fumble
    6.) Punt
    7.) end of half
    8.) touchdown
    9.) Int
    10.) Missed FG
    11.) Punt
    12.) Punt
    13.) Punt
    14.) Int

    If this guy folds like a lawn chair, and needs a team with good to great Running game, Special teams, Defense and elite weapons, to drag jw3 to wins!!!! The Bucs can do that with a rookie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is about production and holding him accountable!!!!!! NO excuses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. NOSBOS Says:

    Hmm🤔,so Scotty Miller logged over 50 kick off returns while at Bowling Green. Interesting.

  37. BucsBall80 Says:

    Welcome to the new Den of Depression. If it wasnt for Ira I wouldnt waste my time.

  38. NOSBOS Says:

    So since 2012 LVD has at least 500 tackles,at least 50 for lost,at least 20 sacks,at least 10 ints and at least 10 forced fumbles… The only person in the league who can say that. All the while in my opinion having not been properly utilized.. And now having a boba fire star placed beside him in Mr. White. 😊y’all go right ahead thinking next season we about to be p#$$¥. Go right ahead.

  39. LakeLand Says:

    All this imaginary talent might get the Bucs to .500 in a few years.

  40. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “So basically is Leftwich trying to say that Jameis has a habit of admiring his work too much after a good outing and (consciously or unconsciously) pulling back on the ignition? Is that why Jameis has sometimes wild bouts of inconsistency?”

    Uhh Joe, I don’t think that Leftwich needs an interpreter. That’s a pretty BIG LEAP from what Leftwich was advising Jameis to do (came down to “putting our team in position to win football games” I think) to your ‘Jameis is spending too much time admiring himself’ (OK, I abbreviated).

    Jameis is who Jameis is. He’s had the same ‘Good Jameis – Bad Jameis’ tendencies since FSU. Why is everyone so surprised he’s still the same, given that he’s had mediocre coaching since turning pro? BA & Clyde & Byron MIGHT be able to FIX JAMEIS (or least FIX some of his bad tendencies) but Jameis is still gonna be Jameis. He gets super hyped up before games IMO because he desperately wants to show everyone that he’s a winner; that he can put this bad team ‘on his back’ and lead us to the promised land as our ‘savior’. After all, that’s exactly what you all EXPECTED him to do. Hopefully BA & Clyde & Byron (sounds like a 60’s rock band?) can get Good Jameis showing up a lot more often, and get Bad Jameis to show up less & less.

  41. TheDood Says:

    We all know it’s the proverbial double edged sword when it comes to this team.

    Since the running game sucks, can’t convert first downs and the Defense spends too much time on the field.

    Since the D sucks, the Offense doesn’t get as many chances as it should. Throw in a garbage kicking game and you can see how this team got 500 yards of offense and 3 points.

    Please Football Godz, have some mercy on Bucco Bwuce this year!

  42. NOSBOS Says:

    Hmm,so those good folks at Pro football focus said the Bucs are the most improved team in the division after the draft. Interesting.

  43. NOSBOS Says:

    Quandre Diggs lions nickle 5’9 198lbs 4.56 40. MJ Stewart our new nickle 5’11 201lbs 4.53 40. Strikingly similar playing style. Quandre been very solid up there in D since leaving Texas.

  44. LakeLand Says:


    It will take 3-4 years of improvement for the Bucs to contend for the NFC South Championship. They are the most improved team in the NFC South. They also were the worst team in the NFC South. And they’re still the worst team in the NFC South.

  45. TheDood Says:

    Serious question: Who threw the prettiest pick-6 between:

    Vinny Testicleverde

    Tough call, huh? Some folks are saying….JW is Vinny 2.0.

    Sort of makes sense. Flashes of talent (teaser) but so many bone-headed plays (picks, fumbles, sacks where he could have thrown it away, under-throwing DeSean Jackson, etc. ) that crush the soul.

    I’m pulling for JW this year, hope he gets it together but based on his past performance, it’s unlikely unless BA can work some serious QB Whisperer Magik. Hopefully he keeps his fingers out of the Uber driver’s thong too.

  46. NOSBOS Says:

    🤔 Hmm,silly me. I didn’t know Todd Bowles was a former NFL defensive back. Wow. That’s why like Pete Carrol he places much emphasis on that unit.

  47. NOSBOS Says:

    😊you go right ahead thinking that Lakeland. Me,I know better bro.

  48. tickrdr Says:

    TheDood Says:
    May 4th, 2019 at 12:15 pm


    Since the D sucks, the Offense doesn’t get as many chances as it should.

    Sorry, but this is NOT true. The offense ALWAYS gets the ball back after an opponents’ score, unless there is a turnover on the ensuing kickoff. (onside kick recovery or fumble recovery).
    In fact, the Bucs’ offense last year turned the ball over on NINETEEN PERCENT
    (19%) of their offensive possessions! About one of every 5 possessions resulted in a turnover. Search the Play Index feature on ProFootballReference.com, and see just WHEN (which quarter) and WHERE (not just where the ball changed hands, but where the ball ended up) those turnovers occurred, as well as WHAT the score was at the time of the turnover and you may just partially see WHY the defense did so poorly, and WHY the offense could not score many points, despite gaining oodles of yards. If you have lots of time search for ALL 58 interceptions thrown by America’s QB, ProBowler, #1 overall pick in the draft, Jameis Winston
    over the last four years.


  49. NOSBOS Says:

    I could sit here and provide you a gang of examples to refute your disposition but I much rather allow those that think we ain’t gone be s:@“ to keep that energy. I’m logging you all in my mind. Y’all will be hearing from me once the season begins… Trust me.

  50. NOSBOS Says:

    Ooh so Justin about to get coached up real good.

  51. tickrdr Says:

    Thank you for moderating my post!
    Please correct any spelling errors or grammatical mistakes.


  52. LakeLand Says:


    We have a great RB in Lakeland
    Demarkcus Bowman

    He’s will be a senior in 2019 has already committed to Clemson
    5 star recruit the top RB in the country

    The Bucs can draft him in 2023 with the 8th pick of the draft

    Remember we ran the table in 2018
    16-0 State Champs
    Beat the top schools in Florida including St Thomas, Tampa Plant

  53. NOSBOS Says:

    Ohh I get what they doing Joe. -the versatility and flexibility of this defense may have your eyes deceiving you. That’s the goal anyway. So what are they saying Joe??? Could it be they plan to deploy a defensive scheme that is a lot more difficult to gameplan for considering anybody could be anywhere on that backend.. 😁I likey..

  54. NOSBOS Says:

    I’ll keep my eye out for him Lakeland.

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

    Ndog Says:
    May 4th, 2019 at 10:38 am
    The problem with Jameis is people don’t like him and never wanted him
    Jameis’s record speaks for itself…his play has nothing to do with whether people like him or not nor whether they wanted him or not…this is the NFL…he is criticized for his play…simple as that….once you get out of the 813 football folks fans and those that really know what they are talking about are underwhelmed with him as a QB….at this point if he can become an effective game manager that would be a HUGE step forward….

  56. TOM Says:

    Sounds like the season is in the crapper before its begun.

  57. Defense Rules Says:

    tickrdr … “Thank you for moderating my post! Please correct any spelling errors or grammatical mistakes.” With so many of mine going to moderation, I never thought of asking for help from Joe with my grammar & spelling. LMAO … Awesome idea tickrdr.

  58. BrianBucs Says:

    Winston wasn’t even mentally strong enough to handle having Fitz as his backup. Winner Mentality? Not yet

  59. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … Since I’ll end up in moderation anyways, could you let this one slide? I wrote it a couple weeks or so ago about Todd Bowles defense. So many seem to think his defense is a classic 3-4 but that doesn’t seem to be the case IMO.

    April 17th, 2019
    For those of us who are for drafting MLB Devin White, you might want to read an article published in 2015 titled ‘Everything You Need To Know About Todd Bowles Defense’ (it’s at https://www.ganggreennation.com/2015/1/13/7537863/everything-you-need-to-know-about-todd-bowles-defense ).

    Here’s 3 quotes from that article about Bowles defenses that might influence your view of his defenses …

    This is all very nice, but it’s very much ancient history. The Jets defense, which Bowles had a heavy hand in, got progressively worse. You could argue the NFL figured him out. Regardless, Jets allowed 30 per game over their last 10 in 2018, and they had some talent. Joe’s giving Bowles a clean slate, but Joe will not pretend Bowles’ past was rosy and therefore he’ll know how to build a winning D.–Joe

    1 – It’s aggressive. As Greg Cosell stated, “Now, you could argue that they don’t have a pure pass-rusher, but this is where Bowles comes in. This team blitzes more than any team in the NFL, and they blitz more on first down than any team in the NFL, and they’re creative with their pressures. They’re also very good with disguise.”

    2 – It adapts to the opponent. When the Cardinals played the Dallas Cowboys, Bowles switched from a predominately 3-4 scheme to a 4-3, simply because it was a better matchup. They won that game 28-17, and ended DeMarco Murray’s streak of 100-yard games.

    3 – It adapts to the players. To quote Dockett, “This defense is based on guys and what their ability allows them to be good at. What they were drafted for.” When Bowles found that he didn’t have an elite pass rusher, he balanced it out by adding more safeties… sometimes up to four on the field on any given down. This allowed him to cover athletic tight ends for longer, and had the added benefit of confusing offenses. Bowles doesn’t force a round peg into a square hole… he finds another solution.

    I know … back in moderation, but I cleaned it up (a little). JBFers need to know what they’ve got in Todd Bowles (and IMO, he’s our next head coach).

  60. tickrdr Says:

    @Defense Rules:

    Moderation is certainly one way to censor posts which may be objectionable in some way to our hosts, as I doubt anyone scrolls back up to read the moderated post, which in this instance was posted ~ a half hour ago.

    Frankly, I am quite surprised that any of your posts are going into moderation, since you always have logical and reasoned thoughts with no inflammatory language. Again, it does make me think that a significant difference of opinion with the “borg” (obscure Star Trek reference), just may contribute to being “moderated”. At least, I haven’t been sent for “re-education”, LOL.
    A good day to you, sir!


  61. tickrdr Says:

    tickrdr Says:

    Thank you for moderating my post!
    Please correct any spelling errors or grammatical mistakes.



  62. Buc1987 Says:

    TOM…nice observation.

    Keep in mind if the team…… still sucks….they will blame Jameis.

    Jameis is the goat for this coming season. As in scapegoat.

  63. tickrdr Says:

    Personally, I would give props to Jameis if:
    1) His TD/INT ratio is greater than 2 to 1.
    2) His TD percentage is 5.0% or greater.
    3) His TD %age minus his INT %age is greater than 3.

    Those are the stats of a playoff QB.


  64. OneBuc55 Says:

    BrianBuc, that’s not true ..Jameis couldnt handle being jerked around by a clueless coaching staff…

  65. NOSBOS Says:

    Well Defense BA did say his replacement is already in the building. Said it’s going to be hard to choose but the choice will be between 4 people. I love it,that tell me the staff will mainly stay in tact after he BA leaves.

  66. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe, I agree with you about Bowles’ Jets defenses … “it’s very much ancient history”. But I thought what was important in that GreenNation piece were the PRINCIPLES that Todd Bowles seems to hold to as a DC. Things like being aggressive on defense, adapting to your opponents and adapting to your players’ differing skillsets & talents. All 3 of those were the VERY THINGS that Smitty got crucified for NOT doing.

  67. NOSBOS Says:

    A an great work Defense. That was insightful.

  68. NOSBOS Says:

    Defense your work is in lock step with a piece I read earlier on the Bucs app. Theme I’m getting is he makes it difficult to gameplan for his defense one week to another 😊I likey..

  69. Defense Rules Says:

    tickrdr … In all honesty, I don’t see Joe ‘censoring’ any of my comments. I use quotes as a technique to focus my comments, and that seems to trip the moderation algorithm. So does noting other websites (deservedly so BTW; it’s Joe’s website & he’s responsible for its’ operation). I also sometimes chide Joe (in fun & I’m sure he knows that) when I think he periodically takes a ‘leap’ in interpreting what someone said during an interview (the old ‘reading between the lines’ thingie). But hey, I tend to ‘chide’ a number of others too (even tmaxcon when he jumps from the bridge and forgets to put on his parachute).

    NOSBOS … I guess I missed where BA said his replacement is already in the building. I’ll stick with Todd Bowles as being our next HC … IF he fixes this defense (if not, he’ll probably join Smitty in the desert as our next scapegoat). Under all that it sounds like BA has taken OWNERSHIP of the Bucs (not fiscally obviously, but from a ‘I’m in charge’ perspective certainly … I love it).

  70. NOSBOS Says:

    That man said “I don’t rebuild,I reload”. And boy have they reloaded. Jimbo did that in 2013. Really looking forward to seeing Jameis perform with two touchdown lead every now and then. BA say raise your expectations so I am. Far as I’m concerned we going the Super Bowl.. And we gone win that b?!$&..

  71. NOSBOS Says:

    I agree with them folks at PFF. We made the most improvements in the south during draft weekend.

  72. NOSBOS Says:

    Since you block that one “we going to the Super Bowl and we gone win that b?!@“.

  73. D1 Says:


    How was winston jerked around by a clueless coaching staff? Thats a Bold statement , just need facts , examples, source ..something other than a wild accusation.