Rewiring Jameis

June 27th, 2019

Jameis shares his philosophy

All at once, it’s ironic, interesting and troublesome that Jameis Winston’s core football beliefs align closely with arguably his primary problem as a football player.

There’s a cool new video below from an Alabama news outlet that followed America’s Quarterback at one of his youth football camps last week, all part of Jameis’ Dream Forever Week drive to help kids in his home state.

You can see Jameis lecturing kids on the three rules of football that Jameis said were drilled into him by his father when he was a child, “Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.”

But what have NFL coaches been teaching Jameis since Day 1 of his career? Stop trying to be Superman on every snap; learn to take a sack or throw a ball away, and live for the next play when the one in front of you looks like it’s not there.

That’s even part of the core message from Bucco Bruce Arians, and it’s dispersed by the three additional coaches in charge of teaching Jameis, who has been a turnover machine since entering the NFL.

“Never give up” is a wonderful credo (perhaps Jameis can teach that to his offensive linemen?) but it’s not the mindset of most top NFL quarterbacks. Yes, Jameis absolutely could refine his mentality, but that’s no easy task when your football DNA is telling you something different.

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32 Responses to “Rewiring Jameis”

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

    Oh…my first sips of coffee…I thought for a second it said retiring Jameis

  2. Sport Says:

    All he needs to do is play the entire year like he did the last few games of the 2018 season. Jamies worst enemy is himself. Always has always will be.

    In BA I Trust!

  3. Jim Says:

    Shows Jameis is not making the mental connection and adjusting. Those “play like he did at the end of 2018” comments, which appear too often, somehow fail to mention those last four games were all losses. This is when the reflex to blame others kicks in. A loss is a TEAM loss, including the QB, and the goal is winning, not merely having your QB look good.

  4. tickrdr Says:

    Jameis did play better at the end of the year last year.
    The only problem is “‘careful” Jameis doesn’t score enough points.
    And “gunslinger” Jameis turns the ball over too much.

    That is why many of us harp on a TD/INT ratio of at least 2 to 1, that is throw twice as many TD passes as INTs (for the math-challenged).
    Secondly, most of the playoff QBs have a TD percentage of at least 5.0%.
    Lastly, most of the playoff QBs have a TD% minus their INT% = or > 3.
    In fact, the league MVPs have numbers like these:
    2018 Mahomes = 8.6% – INT2.1% = 6.5
    2017 Brady = 5.5 – INT 1.4% = 4.4
    2016 Ryan = 7.1% – INT 1.3% = 5.8
    2015 Newton = 7.1% – INT 2.0% = 5.1
    2014 Rodgers = 7.3% – INT 1.0% = 6.3
    2013 Manning = 8.3% – INT 1.5% = 6.8

    JW3’s highest number for TD% – INT% = 1.8 for his career.


  5. JF Says:

    Ironically hats his attitude toward women as well.

  6. JF Says:


  7. tickrdr Says:

    In 2017, JW3 did throw 19 TDs and only 11 INTs in his thirteen games.That was his third year in the league, with the same system and OC, with ME13, DJax, OJH, Brate and Humphries.

    But, (covers head and runs for cover) in 2013, MG8 (also known as heartless, captain checkdown) had 19 TDs and only 9 INTs in thirteen games as a ROOKIE, throwing to VJax, no Mike Evans, and the likes of Tim Wright (UDFA) and the immortal Chris Owusu, against many of the top ten defenses that year.
    (Look it up: Top 4 were Seahawks, Panthers, Niners and Saints)


  8. OneBuc55 Says:

    Jameis imo is not far from taking the next step…he just needs some help from the coaching staff and his teammates…

    I really think this team is can be special under BA…back in 1999 nobody saw the “greatest show on turf” coming…The previous 2 years the Rams went 5-11 and 4-12… History has a crazy way of repeating itself so I’m hoping we can shock the the NFL world like those guys did…

  9. BucTooth Says:

    I hate to say this but Jamis had four years to prove he’s the man but hasn’t. I wish i was wrong because i so wanted him from day one to be our franchise QB and take us to the promised land. After this year more than likely i wish im wrong but it’s time to move on without him but i still give him respect for trying so hard to get to the mountain top that’s all i have to say about that.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Jameis is not the one that needs to be rewired it’s this pathetic franchise and low standard fan-base that needs to be rewired…. Jameis was a winner everywhere he went until he came to the glazers minor league franchise with an ignorant low standard fan-base who call washed up has beens that had 1 good year legends…. bucs franchise is almost as laughable as the wanna be legends they worship… only true legends are sapp and selmon the rest are just popular backups that bucfan confuses with greatness…

    the nation wants to see 55 and vince young compete against each other on jeopardy… actually wait the only people who think either of those bums are relevant are low standard bucfan and delusional UT fan…

    it will be fun to watch jameis succeed after he escapes the nfl’s version of the black hole tampa bay…. jameis will be winning championships and bucfan will still be living in a failed past worshiping bums that had 1 good year while collecting basement titles and making excuses.

  11. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Joe, you, BA, Koetter, Leftwich…..none can change what he is. A first overall pick failure. No one is convinced this guy can bring us a Super Bowl victory… one (with a modicum of common sense).

  12. BrianBucs Says:

    So after playing QB since he was a kid, including being a 2 year starter at a major university and now 4 year starter in the NFL, people are still waiting for Winston to “develope.” Good Lord

  13. sunshine Says:

    Winston is below average qb …nothing more

  14. Sport Says:

    Understand your point. What needs to be done in addition to playing like ‘the end of 2018 season’ is an improved running game, special teams play and defense.

    Which I believe will happen with this coaching staff.

    In BA I Trust!

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    rewire the mentality of the team and things will fall in place….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Can Jameis be ‘rewired’? No he can’t IMO; he is who he is. But his mechanics CAN be improved. He CAN be taught to play more ‘under control’ than he has at times in the past. And through better play-design, play-calling and ‘scheming’ he CAN cut down on his INTs, and by doing so probably increase his TDs.

    There’s an excellent article about Jameis throwing INTs over on a competitor’s site that develops a great analysis of what can be done to ‘help Jameis’. Here’s what stuck with me: “Over the last three seasons 31 of his 43 interceptions (72 percent) came in just 12 games — out of 40. Meaning his other 12 interceptions were spread out over 28 games. Every interception has its own story. Many of the interceptions Winston has thrown haven’t been his fault. Most of them are. But clearly the issue isn’t interceptions in general, but actually his multi-interception “meltdown” games. He has about four a season. That must come way down.”

    We’ve all seen those multi-INT (and fumble) games, too many times. From 2007-2016, teams that won the turnover battle won 78% of their games. That 78% number is eerily consistent dating back to the 50’s (even though back then there were a lot more turnovers). Jameis HAS TO get the turnovers that he’s responsible for down. Better coaching & scheming can help a bunch, but a large part of it has to fall squarely on Jameis’ shoulders.

  17. Todd Says:


    “Never give up” is a wonderful credo (perhaps Jameis can teach that to his offensive linemen?)…”

    Now THAT was FUNNY!

  18. Pittsshore Says:

    Hmmmm…rewired to hold a clip board???? And he will by week 5. He will be the second male cheerleader on the team

  19. The Buc Realist Says:

    Instead of all this “fixing”, “rewiring” and dealing with “hassles”, and hiring dozens of coaches, and making sure some are the right color so jw3 can “Relate”, would it not just be easier to just draft another QB?????????????

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

  20. Marine Buc Says:

    Fix Winston’s throwing motion. Bringing the football down to your knees before each throw is total garbage.

  21. Tye Says:

    we are creatures of habit… We function in life day to day mostly by habit, reflex and reaction…
    He has deeply rooted these horrible habits, reflexes and reactions from years and years of playing from a very young age… One may get him to play better in the calm (which is not often with the speed of the NfL) but under heavy pressure his football instincts (muscle memory) will naturally kick in and he will frantically become reckless and careless like hours and hours of film already affirm!

  22. BucsBandit Says:

    WHY would Jameis have to be rewired if he’s America’s Quarterback and the future of the Bucs Franchise???

    It’s funny… for all the Winston-lovers that post on this site, none of them ever want to fully recognize that everything is constantly about CHANGING WINSTON for a reason…

    …he sucks.

  23. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Tmax…. Jameis ALWAYS played on talent STACKED teams….easy to look great

  24. Prada...sec 147 Says:

    It’s not about refining his mentality it’s about maturing his mentality and his game. He will be ready come opening day. Bet

  25. Magadude Says:

    @BucReaslist…@BucsBandit….well stated. I wouldn’t say he “sucks” but I’d definitely say he’s the 4th best QB in the division after 4 years and has not shown he’s worthy to be the face of the franchise. Not worth it. Move on.

  26. Tval Says:

    “Talent stacked” my ARSE. NEVER has had an oline. Bobby hart ring any bells, goof troop? And year 2 FSU saw no Lamarcus Joyner Telvin Smith or Timmy Jernigan. Go back to bed

  27. Tval Says:

    From “Magadude” SPARE ME!!
    You probably tell your daughter Jameis is a terrible man and Trump is your savior. Wonder why? Rhetorical. I’ll pray for you guys.

  28. Magadude Says:

    That’s right Tval, just attack the other posters.

    And I’d invite you not to talk to me about my daughter again. I hope that’s clear to you. And what does Trump have to do with this?

  29. Magadude Says:

    @Pittshore, Winston will never accept holding a clipboard, nor should he. But he’s not face of the franchise–that’s a good bet. And unless he really lights it up (i.e., not at all like any other years), he’s not a starting QB in the NFL either.

  30. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Tval pull your head out of your prayer pew…Jameis won a
    Heismen with one team and played for a National Championship with another

  31. Cobraboy Says:

    The #1 issue that will help Winston reduce turnovers is a defense that keeps the offense in the game.

    Playing from behind more than two scores, especially as the clock is winding down, causes panic…especially when you know the D won’t hold.

    If the defense is even semi-average by NFL standards, the running game improves a few clicks and Winston minimizes early game ints and fumbles, he has a fighting chance of being special.

    I don’t see any of those “ifs” as being a stretch to reach. And it all starts with players buying what BA & Co. are selling…

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    I expect Winston to have his best season yet.

    Tmax…you’re right he’s always played at a high level everywhere.

    Ego you’re wrong…cause Winston was one of the talented players on a talented FSU team. You act as if that team carried Jameis or something. You’re wrong.Many times while at FSU he carried his team to victories. This kid is extremely talented. That’s why he’s still here.