“He’s Trying To Turn This Thing Around Quick”

June 13th, 2019

Talks Bucs.

When Louis Riddick speaks, Joe listens.

The man who may be the smartest NFL TV analyst working, the former defensive back for Bill Belicheat and the former pro player personnel director of the Eagles and Redskins recently chatted about Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Riddick isn’t exactly singing the praises that the hook up of Arians and Jameis is a match made in football heaven. You can tell Riddick has deep respect for Arians and Riddick has made it clear in the past Jameis has burned too many bridges for his liking with past deeds.

Riddick, based on information he learned from former Arians’ signal-caller Carson Palmer, stated the relationship between Arians and Jameis better be on the same page right away. Joe wrote about this yesterday. Riddick seems to be putting more emphasis on Jameis carrying the Bucs than Arians, and he wonders if Arians is putting too much on Jameis’ plate?

Riddick referenced the lack of a run game to help support Jameis in particular.

“I think it is a multi-layered issue that’s going to be going on here between Jameis and Bruce Arians,” Riddick said. “Bruce Arians, you know he didn’t get into this with some three- or five-year plan. He’s trying to turn this thing around quick which means that relationship between him and Jameis better be hitting on all cylinders.”

You can watch the BSPN video below for Riddick’s full take, along with those of Field Yates and Super Bowl-winning wide receiver Victor Cruz.

32 Responses to ““He’s Trying To Turn This Thing Around Quick””

  1. mike Says:

    I think BA gets Jameis rolling. I worry once Ba leaves in 2 or 3 years. Still almost impossible for me to believe we don’t grab a RB in round2 or 3 or free agency… wtf.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    It’s on you Rojo.

  3. Bird Says:

    Louis riddick is legit. One of best analysts that follows NFL

    And he is right about Jameis Yet some here think it’s crazy to criticize the qb It’s always Everyone’s fault but Jameis.

    With that said …I do feel arians was perfect hire for Jameis.
    I think Jameis has best year as a pro.
    Let’s hope we can find out if 32-35 mil per year is worth the investment ?

  4. Prada...sec 147 Says:

    Still plenty of time to grab some more talent on this team. The dreaded 6 weeks off for most teams. what NFL players get in trouble with the police, drugs, and just plain stupid things that lead to injuries. Like BA said “don’t be that guy”

  5. Race to 10 Says:

    Wow riddick I’m sure you could have read that on joebucsfan but thanks for regurgitating same chatter thanks been going on since March

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Bird Says:

    “And he is right about Jameis Yet some here think it’s crazy to criticize the qb It’s always Everyone’s fault but Jameis.”

    Fair to say that there’s also some here that think it’s ALL Winston’s fault.


  7. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Uh oh, Jamie’s article. Cue the trolls like Pete I, magadude, and alter ego, with their same regurgitated lines.

  8. Magadude Says:

    Riddick’s got it right. As the only Winston story on the national scale, a disgraceful one, Winston has indeed hosed it up with his past deeds big time. Yup, this is the very last dance with Winston. He is out of time. The Bucs If BA can’t do it, no one can. But BA can only do so much. To borrow Riddick’s word usage, I’ll say one can’t unburn bridges. And the reality is they aren’t rebuilt in one year or less.

  9. tye Says:

    What will be interesting to see is how long will Arians give JW if he continues turning the ball over game after game…
    Gabbert was with them with the Cardinals and already has some understanding and experience with the offensive plays.. Did they bring him him as a plan B because JW is on his last leg?… If JW gets benched again, will it be for good this time?… If Gabbert plays well it will be…. JW may have been ousted last year if Fitz would have played all year like in the 1st few games…

  10. NOSBOS Says:

    What Race to 10,when did he say this??? seems as if he was following our chatter last night. No s&@: Sherlock,like I said last night gone are the days of the 4 to 5 year build. That doesn’t just apply to BA and the Bucs,that’s every coach and every team with maybe the one exception being Belichess.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Everyone seems to think ‘It’s all about Jameis’ and that the Bucs will only go as far as Jameis takes them, but I’m not buying that. The 2013 Cards’ offense did much better than their 2012 offense, but on the whole, the 2013 story is as much about the Cards DEFENSE as it is the offense.

    Cards were 4-4 at mid-season, and their defense was very inconsistent … lost the 4 games by giving up an average of 31 PPG, but in the 4 wins only gave up 12.5 PPG, for an 8-game overall average of 21.8 PPG. THAT’S inconsistent.

    Cards then went 6-2 in the last 8 games, to finish at 10-6. Defense played more consistently & gave up fewer points (average of 19 PPG). And the 2 games that they lost were only by 1 FG each. Ironically the Cards’ defense created far more turnovers in the first 8 games (19 TOs) than they did in the last 8 games (11 TOs).

    Certainly Jameis has to improve in several aspects for the Bucs to have a winning season, but it’s even more about the Bucs’ defense. If Todd Bowles can turn this defense around, Bucs have a much better chance of playing COMPLIMENTARY FOOTBALL than we’ve had for many years. And thus a much better chance of having a winning season.

  12. Succaneers Says:


  13. 813bucboi Says:

    5-11 to 11-5

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    This team’s fortunes in 2019 rest more on Todd Bowles shoulders than Jameis Winston’s.


    If Bowles can get the Bucs Defense to anything better than 20th in the league in points surrendered – the Bucs will absolutely be in the playoff hunt come December.

  15. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The St Louis Blues changed coaches in November. They were in last place in January.
    Yesterday, they won the Stanley Cup.
    Coaching can and does make a difference.

  16. DBS Says:

    So does changing 1 player. The goal tender. Without Benington they don’t make the playoffs.

  17. Darin Says:

    Great point. Ive been saying that for years but the ones who think its all talent not coaching dont listen. Even after BA goes out and does it there’ll be no accountability and plenty of excuses. What a turnaround by the Blues tho. Great coaching job.

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    For now guys. I would advise all of you to..Not drink the kool-aid just yet. Opt out for the muscle milk instead.

  19. NOSBOS Says:

    Drink all the kool-aid you like,I presented this site with about 10 or 11 coaching changes over the last few years that lead to a playoff appearance the first year on the job.

  20. NOSBOS Says:

    Need I list them all again???

  21. NOSBOS Says:

    What’s funny for a team that ain’t suppose to be s#%*. Everyone seems to have a public opinion about it. That says it all.

  22. NOSBOS Says:

    They don’t mention you good or bad unless they see you coming.

  23. NOSBOS Says:

    It’s really a good thing tho,all the hate and doubt. See make no mistake BA is a motivational style HC. He’ll be reminding his young soldiers all camp “ everybody thinks y’all suck,national media say y’all ain’t s$&@. H3ll even ya own fanbase won’t get behind ya. What y’all gone do about it”. See,it’s already “US against the world” in that locker room. You ain’t gotta wait on it.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    4th in QBr last year… There literally isn’t an issue with Winston.

    Give him a decent defense, don’t put him down by 20 points in the 2nd quarter, and you’ll win.


  25. Bucs Fan in ATL Says:

    magadouche, succaneers and the rest are 100% the same person.
    They are entertaining at the very least!

    Excited for the season! I’ll be at the Bucs v Jags game for my annual one game per season!

  26. Jackpc1 Says:

    AlabBucsfan is right about coaching change and success. I have seen it in multiple sports, including this year’s Stanley Cup Champions, St. Louis Blues. And if the Raptors win the NBA Championship, they will be doing it with a first-year coach.

    In the NFL:

    Jon Gruden = Won SB XXXVII. George Seifert = Won SB XXIV. Doug Pederson = Won SB LII. Don McCafferty = Won SB V.

    Few new coaches got close in their first year. Bill Callahan lost SB XXXVII.

    Several coaches got to the SB in their second year including Brian Billick (won), John Madden (won), Tom Flores (won), Jim Harbough (lost), Sean McVay (lost).

  27. GrafikDetail.com Says:

    no mention of the worst defense in the league the past 3 year 🤦‍♂️… THE OFFENSE WASN’T THE PROBLEM WITH THIS TEAM

  28. Magadude Says:

    NOSBOS…now you are starting to get it.

  29. Magadude Says:

    Tye…Gabbert, if he makes the squad (probably about 95% he does), will only come into games in cases of injury. Winston will likely not be benched no matter his play, and Gabbert is really not quite as good as Fitz, so I leave it there. This is Winston’s last dance unless he proves he deserves more…and unless the buinsess arrows are pointing up as the season closes. I see some people keep talking franchise tags…nope. In general, those are only for guys you know you want to keep but can’t come to terms. They will know by December if Winston is coming back. Also, I’d not expect JL will be working new contracts before then.

  30. pick6 Says:

    Bruce Arians’ number one coaching objective is getting on the same page with his QB. He knew, without a shadow of a doubt, who his QB would be if he came to Tampa. The only reason he is here is because he intends to make the relationship fire on all cylinders. Nothing about Jameis’ makeup says he won’t put in the time or the effort and nothing about BA’s history says he will fail with a totally willing pupil. This is one of the things i do not worry about

  31. BucFan727 Says:

    Winston makes the Pro Bowl this year. Its up to the defence to play at least halfway decent. We put up points last year. And being one dementional didn’t help the cause. One team against the world. Buccaneers will shock the world this year. I rep my team no matter what. Where my band wagon fans at? Kool aid jar says Bucs 4 life. Drink up.

  32. BucEmUp Says:

    The problem with Jameis has always been his maturity and my fear is that the bucs get rid of him just as he turns the corner. Talent is not an issue with him I think MOST would agree.

    I really think Jameis is just a guy who matured late..Lots of people learn and grow at different stages. I dont want him to be another qb who leaces tampa and thrives.

    GIVE THE GUY A DEFENSE AND WATCH HIM BALL OUT. All of the haters will quiet down then