Change In Jameis Winston’s “Study Habits & Questions”

June 28th, 2019

 Same old Jameis Winston in 2019?


One of the astute football minds of past 25 years and a true legend of the game is a friend and mentor of America’s Quarterback, and he sees a new man.

Bucs icon Derrick Brooks told that Jameis becoming a father and getting engaged has changed and matured him, but Brooks also sees an early difference on the football side of the franchise QB.

“His approach to football is different now because he’s being coached differently,” Brooks said. “Now he’s taking to the ways of the coaching that he’s receiving; I notice that in terms of study habits and questions. But overall, as long as he continues to grow on and off the field and then a football player, I think Jameis will be fine.”

Joe was fascinated to hear Brooks say Jameis is asking different questions and displaying changed study habits. They’re in touch regularly and Brooks would know. That’s very encouraging.

(Note to Jameis haters: a change in study habits doesn’t mean Jameis wasn’t working hard enough or trying previously.)

Joe expects a different Jameis under head coach Bucco Bruce Arians, but Joe has no clue what that will look like. Hopefully, it will involve a consistency typical of top-tier quarterbacks.

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56 Responses to “Change In Jameis Winston’s “Study Habits & Questions””

  1. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    I hope Winston doesn’t learn how to treat the public (poorly) from Brooks.

  2. Slugglife Says:

    I never heard 55 was an issue with the fans or public. Did I miss something?

  3. Race to 10 Says:

    Yea sorry to say you missed something. Sapp got a bad rap because he was that a hole day in day out but at least he was consistent. Brooks was approachable guy but there are times you walk up to him thinking he was the guy you see on tv and I know a couple people who walked away calling him an a hole too. Nothing malicious but apparently he doesn’t like adult fan boys. He never said anything when they walked up to him one was a waiter asking for an autograph, he just look at you like get the hell outta face until you walk away

    This was long before joebucsfan though to be fair

  4. D-Rome Says:

    (Note to Jameis haters: a change in study habits doesn’t mean Jameis wasn’t working hard enough or trying previously.)

    It means he wasn’t working smart.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Go Jameis!

    Go Bucs!

  6. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Morgus

    Are you sure your speaking about #55? Are you confusing him with #99? I asked D. Brooks for an autograph once and he was totally cool with me… I have never heard anyone say anything negative about him. He is a class act as far as I’m concerned but we all have our own personal experiences in life…

  7. Marine Buc Says:

    I wish they could improve Winston’s throwing motion as well as his study habits. That ball should never drop down to his knees… it leads to more sacks and fumbles.

  8. Magadude Says:

    “Note to Jameis haters: a change in study habits doesn’t mean Jameis wasn’t working hard enough or trying previously.”
    I am no Jameis hater. However, I don’t think he’s got a future as the face of the franchise in Tampa because of his character issues that hurt his team and he’s lied enough for me that he’s not trustworthy to put back into the grand position. Winston is a BS artist, who already was questionable when drafted. His play on the field is not good enough to diminish his off-field stuff.

    The fact is Jameis was not trying hard enough to be what he was brought here to be…the QB and face of the franchise. Just one ounce of sense…an attempt at making decisions the vast majority of other Amercians his age do every day….and he’d not be where he is. Don’t give me this junk about working hard enough about Jameis. Joe himself says effort is great but it’s only results that matter in the NFL. Agreed. Winston hasn’t cut it, not mention he has ignored authrity and does what he wants to do. If he gets his football act together finally, that will be good. Given he’s lied to these same owners and let his team and fan base down less than one season ago while also being suspended to hurt what was left, plus approaching Eli’s INT record when he was in…sorry. Not buying it. Oh, but the last six games… The last four seasons! Not cutting it.

  9. Magadude Says:

    I am trying to remember…has Brooks ever specifically called out a player in the past? Seriously, I remember Brooks always talking constructively about problems the Bucs had as units and their play as a unit or as a whole, or team philosophies that needed work, but I’ve never heard him come down on any one guy. He rightfully leaves that to those who levy the discipline. Will be awesome to see how he mentors Devin White.

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    If the sheep and local media expect a different jw3, then why did they not just draft a new QB just to be sure!!!!!!!!!!!! Why do we have to wait so long and keep trying something that is not working to work??????????

    Would it not just be easier to draft a new qb then years upon years of fixing the broken one??????????? What happened to all the “hold them accountable”??????

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

  11. Buccernutter Says:

    Here’s maga with his daily reminder of the common sense blemishes jameis has possessed IN THE PAST.

    Your posts have such little substance. It’s getting to a point I’m just gonna skip past your thoughts because they’re so close-minded and negative. Now you’re discrediting brook’s opinion of jameis cuz he doesn’t agree with yours? LMAO. Typical jameis hater.

    You contribute very little to fresh analysis regarding our qb. Whenever jameis is in the headline you pounce to clarify you don’t like him as a person. Great work Microsoft, apple, grandpa, Amazon.

  12. 813bucboi Says:


    steelers fans said the same thing about big ben…..too immature….tons of off field issues….disrespecting and abusing women….clash with coaches and team mates….

    he won and they love him….and he’s the face of the franchise….

    winning is all that matters….

    winston wins this year, he’ll get a huge contract and become the face of the franchise….

    he loses, he’ll be gone…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m glad Magadude does not run the Bucs.

  14. Magadude Says:

    @BucBoi…PIT is a much different market than TB. You can’t apply the same model here. Much smaller sample size, and add the northern transplants loyal to their cihildhood teams and other competing activities and its smaller yet. Intereting you say that though…my neighbor is a diehard Steelers fan…and thinks Big Ben should have been cut long ago. Bottom line is the PIT metro area has a very deep, very large sample size. Winning cures some things. It doesn’t cure all.

  15. SmoothBayRider Says:

    813Bucboi Ben Roethlisberger won the Super Bowl as a rookie . Smh

  16. Pittsshore Says:

    You will be severely let down Joe…again. I just called his hero, Ryan leaf, on good morning football. I do suggest that he reaches out to Mr. Leaf for advice on what not to do and how not to carry yourself as a professional athlete. I am not a Jameis hater, just hate to loose. Fan since 1979

  17. Allbuccedup Says:

    The Bucs were the number one passing team in the NFL with over 5500 yards in passing so whats BA talking about 6000 or 7000 yards in passing? We need something that resembles a running game. And with our STUD running backs I don’t see that happening.

  18. The Buc Realist Says:

    You have to admit this about 813bucboi, he has never allowed the truth or facts get in his way from posting JBF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The only thing worse than looking for a franchise qb is thinking you have one when you don’t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  19. gbobucsfan Says:

    “Now he’s taking to the ways of the coaching that he’s receiving;

    That’s a telling statement in itself. I like it.

  20. BucsScout Says:

    The problem with bucs fans is that most of them are just that bucs fans. They really aren’t watching every NFL game with NFL package and seeing what other QB play exists in the NFL. So, they want to run Winston out of town and start over. Winston hasn’t been the issue it’s the defense over the past 4 years. They were literally the worst defense in the league 2 years in a row. Winston having to throw 40+ times a game and playing from behind most games isn’t a recipe for any QB to win. If Bowles can make this a top 10-15 defense it changes the bucs immediately. If Winston has a chance to cut down on the amount of throws he has to make and bucs can play with the lead a couple more times the bucs will win more games. Blaming Winston for some of these losses when he got them back to a 4th quarter lead only to be let down by our defense again is crazy. Then he goes out and throws an INT on pass 45 in the 4th Q with 2mins left and all the bucs fans are mad at him. Crazy dumb fans

  21. BucEmUp Says:

    If the Bucs cut Jameis it will be a trainwreck, and my only joy of watching that will be all of his haters eating their words when he wins a ring somewhere else….but I hope he stays.

  22. ben Says:

    I spend my money on season tkts and watch games and after 4 years Winston has not shown to be worth the pick. He has lied to the team and rated below average by the nfl. If excuses are again needed this year, time to move on and take Licht with you !!!

  23. DB55 Says:

    I think joe said it best in last nights pod cast. After the glazers took the pulse of the TB fans they fired Gruden bc the fans wanted a change after back to back 9 wins seasons. Now they can’t win 9 games to save their lives.

    It’s what I’ve said since day one, most these TB fans are completely clueless and comical. Plus the Florida public education system doesn’t help matters at all. (Whispers) they’re not very smart (whispers)

  24. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man if they cut Jamies and draft a quarterback we are still going to lose cause ain’t no team is 1 quarterback away from a super bowl. If you can’t stop the other teams from scoring you are going to lose. It doesn’t matter if you have Rogers, Brady, or Brees. Look how the Patriots defense stops other teams . Brady is rarely in a shootout.

  25. BucsScout Says:

    Ben, it’s great that you are a season ticket holder and go to all the games but at the end of the day that proves my point that bucs fans like you aren’t really understanding how bad QBs are in the NFL. You aren’t watching the other 1pm games full of other loser teams with far worse QBs. You may watch a few primetime games but NFL makes sure the the best teams get the most of those games. What’s you analysis of the defense and running game? Or was Winston just losing all the games himself?

  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    DB55- Yeah, and now people are begging for nine wins! Firing Gruden was a huge mistake.

    Stories like this one continue to point directly at better coaching. Lets all hope it translates to the field.

  27. Eric y Says:

    Joe I really have you figured out … and assuming there’s more joes on this site that either you are all related or the main joe has hired people that have the same mentality as the main joe… with that being said as a beat writer covering a team you write with your heart much more than you should write with your brain … it’s like reading a die hard bucs fans blog coming from what he believes rather than what a fan should hear … Your belief in Jameis is ridiculously humorous and crap at the same time and with that I say Au revoir… your too comical for me

  28. Jean Lafitte Says:

    (Note to Jameis haters: a change in study habits doesn’t mean Jameis wasn’t working hard enough or trying previously.)

    Joe expects a different Jameis under head coach Bucco Bruce Arians, but Joe has no clue what that will look like.

    These two statements sorta contradict each other. On one hand Joe was satisfied with Jameis’s work habits and belittles (THE HATERS) who have it wrong.

    But on the other hand Buc coaches are trying to change Jameis’s habits, so does that make the Buc coaches (Haters) as well?

  29. a-bomb Says:

    Does no one here appreciate the irony of “maga” dude saying he is done with somebody due to lying and character concerns? And yet his screen name touts the slogan of the liar-in-chief. Seriously, that is really hard to swallow.

  30. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    So Jameis lying to the Bucs is such a big deal yet people were over here banging the table to pick up Kareem Hunt, smh.
    Jameis is about to blow up, you can’t sit here and say ” Mike is having another big year, Godwin is breaking out, OJ is about to beast” without involving Winston throwing the passes.
    Arians believing in Winston and the psychology he and Leftwich understand will help take Winston to that level where he has skimmed but can’t consistently maintain. If one of our backs can emerge as a pass catcher/safety net, I believe that Jameis is going to be top 10 this season. Book it!

  31. Magadude Says:

    @BucsScout…hogwash. I think you’ll find those fans who are season ticket holders, especially for a while, also see all the other games. You may or may not be aware that NFL GamePass is a package given to Bucs Members, that other games on in the stadium before the game etc. Game Pass is great because you can watch the full game in about an hour if you want. Not to mention Redzone on cell phones, etc. It is only 8 games a year (7 this year) that season ticket holders are “away from the TV” which doesn’t matter anyway. You act like Winston and losses are him or someone else. Not so. I think you’ll find those that shell out their own money, big money in some cases, probably know MORE about the team and their problems, and other teams (especially future opponents) than other fans.

  32. Oregonbucsfan Says:

    a-bomb, your error is expecting anybody identifying with MAGA to be logical.

  33. BucsScout Says:

    Maga, I disagree with everything you just said. Watching gampass while tailgating is not watch a football game. And redzone was created for fantasy football. Its like watching a youtube highlight reel and saying you watched film on a guy. I’m a sports gambler and watch a lot of games good and bad. My point is Winston is not the reason bucs suck and lose games. If Lamar Jackson can make the playoffs with a solid run game and defense then Winston will be just fine with just an average run game and defense.

  34. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    BucsScout…. Logic… -BOOM-… Mind Blown

    Its so simple but people just believe what they want to believe (or hear).

  35. Magadude Says:

    BucsScout….NO, I’m talking abou twatching gamepass throughout the week, NOT while tailgating.

    Winston is one of many reasons they lose. Sometimes he’s a bigger reason, sometimes he’s not. I’ll add this: had Winston not have the amazing receiver corps he has had, he’d not be even close to the middle of the pack in NFL QB starters. Gamble away–hope your game assessment i better than your presumptions of season ticket holders.

  36. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Maga, short memories make you feel right even when so so wrong.

    Look back to who Jamies had his first year – Mike evans, old Vjax (500 yards 10 games), rookie Hump, Brandon Myers, Louis Murphy, Dontae Dye, Russel Sheppard, ASJ, Brate. —that is a pretty bad group after ME13, but he still has one of the most impressive rookie seasons in NFL history, over 4000 yards.

    Next year its the same group add Freddie Martino and Cecil Shorts and take away ASJ and VJax. Still puts up over 4000 yards. Leading receivers: Mike evans, Cam Brate, Hump, Sheppard, Sims.

    You are as delusional as your hero.

  37. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    I’m sure I’m referring to #55. Personal experience.

  38. #1bucsfan Says:

    Alaskan good point an don’t bother with Maga. He’s the new tmax for Winston instead gmc. It’s hilarious that he’s says he’s not a Winston hater but yet that’s all he does an also what’s funny is he’s hating on things that happened over 3 years ago. Talk about a grudge holder.

  39. Stanglassman Says:

    BucsScout and A-bomb- Great points. Keep posting. So tired of the same half dozen haters posting the same crap daily.

  40. BucsScout Says:

    Maga, so you are telling me that bucs season ticket holders are using gamepass on a Wednesday to watch a Jets/Bills game or an AZ/SF game that has already been played so they can evaluate what other teams are doing at different positions and how their offenses and defenses differ from Bucs? 0% chance. They may rewatch the bucs game on gamepass but that further proves my point they most likely aren’t extremely knowledgeable about what is going on with all the other teams situations.

  41. BigHog Says:

    Seems like JW3 will be the scapegoat of the year for some of T Bucs fan base!! I’m not of that crowd! Go Bucs! Go Shuy! Go JW3!!

  42. Dapostman Says:

    MAGA = My Ars Got Analized

    By Bucsscout and Snowman

    MAGA, you may want to leave your Cliff Claven alter ego at the door. Jesus every post of yours is like reading War and Peace.

  43. Magadude Says:

    @BucsScout…I can’t dumb it down for you any more. People that go to games can and do watch the other games too. They know what’s going on with the other teams; no, they don’t just watch Bucs replays…though that’s ONE thing I watch IF I need to get something further. Coaches tape is out there for all games too. Even better to see how things shake out. I can’t make it simpler for you tocomprehend.

  44. ben Says:

    usa today had Wins rated as the worst “29th qb” and the nfl had Winston rated in the bottom third .. not a hater but the excuses keep coming for the failure(so far)

  45. Magadude Says:

    @Alaska…my memory’s fine, and I look at the whole picture. Winston’s first year was arguably garbage time with the game already lost. Don’t forget VJax was servicable…a good #2. He really fell of when he was injured in 2016. Hump was a great surprise from the start, but he didn’t get in a lot at first anyway. With Evans they always had a good WR and overall a serviceable corps.Yes, Winston had a very impressive rookie season. I never said he didn’t. He was never better in fact, and that’s the problem. He’s arguably regressed. Only a fool pays him to hang around the kind a starting QB and face of the franchise gets. Face it…he’s not up to snuff. He is leaving end of this year unless he proves he should stay. Not done.

  46. Magadude Says:

    @Stanglassman….the truth hurts, doeesn’t it?

    @ben…spot on as usual. Winston isn’t worth it.

  47. Bucnjim Says:

    There is nothing I’d like more than to see Winston turn into a franchise QB. He has everything it takes except maturity and I’m hoping he now understands what responsibility and maturity means. I’ve met him several times and he’s a good dude and someone I Cheer for. On the flip side his time is now! What I don’t want is to hear the same excuses as Freeman and every other failed Buccaneer experiment that fans happen to like. Stop with it’s the coaches, skill players, line play, lack of RB, no QB coach, water boy, cheerleaders, distractions, fans in the stadium, to little fans in the stadium, feelings are hurt, arm is tired, to jacked up, slow starts, etc… we have been making excuses for EVERYONE on this team for too long and it’s time for all of us to stop. Raise expectations not excuses!

  48. BucsScout Says:

    Maga, dumb it down for me? Lol. I’ll just let you live in your own world. Have fun this year with your bucs season tickets and weekly NFL game film study review sessions from gamepass and the coaches tape you have access to. I’m so glad to hear this is the type of analysis bucs season ticket holders do on average.

  49. Aaron Says:

    Wow – JW has been super clean off the field for 3 years and the haters keep bring his past up. He’s made some serious mistakes off the field – I’m not here to judge any man. I believe he’s made positive changes in his life and he’ll be fine off the field.

    I’m not blind – he has to improve on the field, but we haven’t improved our offense line, running backs, or pass rush. Also, we added a bunch of rookies at corner to go up against Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton etc…

    The Haters will say I’m making excuses – but am I wrong on the team assessment? If we are better its due to coaching – the personal is the same. (some would say we got worse)

    I wonder what the haters will say if we are down 21 points in the 2nd quarter and JW drops the ball off to a back for 5yrds and we punt? We lose by whatever…”what was JW doing not pushing the ball down field against 7 defenders?”

    Go JW GO Bucs!

    Because starting over at QB sucks and i’m getting old..

  50. Magadude Says:

    @BucsScout…you made some stupid assumptions, and I pointed out why…you’re welcome.

  51. BucsScout Says:

    Maga, I think your assumptions are much more stupid. You are giving people too much credit buddy. Go ahead and live in your fantasy world.

  52. Magadude Says:

    “Bucs fans like you aren’t really understanding how bad QBs are in the NFL. You aren’t watching the other 1pm games full of other loser teams with far worse QBs. You may watch a few primetime games but NFL makes sure the the best teams get the most of those games.” And I told you why that was a stupid assumption.

  53. Mark Says:

    813bucboi: Yep; just win baby!!

  54. Destinjohnny Says:

    I don’t think he has the skill set to be a top 15 qb but I hope he proves me wrong

  55. WestChap Says:

    Noooo! Its bad enough when the Joes take pot shots at promising young players they didn’t promote… now the fans are swinging at #55! Please stop.

  56. webster Says:

    This is really the dumbest fan base. Some idiot says big ben won the super bowl as a rookie which is false but there was no post to point out the alternative facts. Smdh