Confident Jameis

July 26th, 2019

Peyton Barber explains.

It seems the demeanor of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is a bit different as Training Camp 2019 begins.

Today, Bucs bellcow running back Peyton Barber, who is not comfortable talking to the Fourth Estate (Barber is a good dude, talking to the local pen and mic club just isn’t his favorite thing) was asked if he has seen a change in Jameis. Barber admitted he has.

“Confidence,” Barber said of Jameis’ 2019 swag. “Not that he didn’t have it last year. But you can definitely tell that he’s thinking that it’s a new start. So that’s exciting to see what features are in store for him.”

Could this newfound confidence be that Jameis’ isn’t looking over his shoulder, concerned he might get benched again or that a coach might think more of someone else like vagabond quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick?

Well, Bucco Bruce Arians said he didn’t want Jameis looking over his shoulder. Perhaps this is the desired result Arians aimed for?

22 Responses to “Confident Jameis”

  1. Unimpressed Says:


  2. JimmyJack Says:

    This doesn’t sit well with me. If a professional athlete feels pressure from another player and can’t perform their job right that’s a problem for me. That makes me lose confidence as a fan.

    The only solace I can see is the speculation that there may have been a riff between Dirk and Jamies. If that was the case then the coach was making matters more difficult for his QB then they ever should be. The fuel to that speculation is that Winston’s nemisis was promoted to team captain………..Can’t have a captain that’s not even trying(sitting instead of returning). Awful way to run a team

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Sorry Joe, but Jameis danged well better be ‘looking over his shoulder’. Every player needs to prove every year that he belongs in the NFL. The more $$$ you make, the more you need to prove to owners, coaches & fans that you’re ‘worth it’. Any player in any sport who’s afraid of ‘competition’ is in the wrong profession.

  5. Barbosa Says:

    No suspension. A proven winner for head coach that practices the tough love approach that Winston enjoys. A defense that will improve over time (hopefully sooner rather than later). He should be more confident!

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

    The Glazer’s damn sure will be looking over Jameis’s shoulder

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

    Jameis has never lacked on confidence… execution has been his Achilles heel.,.

  8. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    JimmyJack- I think that applies to most athletes, however I think Quarterback are another breed. It’s one thing to be an undrafted guy who battles his way to make a team but a number one pick @ QB is the face of the franchise. When you start to bench that guy, well a lot of bad thoughts and things can happen in his head and not just him but the entire team starts to question the direction of the team. This is while he is trying to execute his job which happens to be the most cerebral position in all of sports.
    Bruce Arians knows this and lives by this, that is why his first order of business was to restore Jameis’ confidence.
    I am very confident that if healthy, Jameis has his best year both statistically and in the win column (at least ties 9).
    Like Bruce said, the stars aligned just right.
    So let’s go capture us some lightning.

  9. Elita Vita Says:

    Jameis, this is the 5th crack at the bat. All chatter is now futile. Get out there and perform like the professional you are and are paid to be. Just get out there and do it. We are all pulling for you! Go Bucs!!!

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Americas quarterback is bucs only hope and best player since Sapp carried the has beens to their one and only good year. the only question is can jameis overcome the glazers desire for basement titles

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    you can’t collect as many basement titles as the glazers have without trying…. it’s a lot of work to be this bad for so long….

  12. Pittsshore Says:

    He should have been looking over his shoulder when he stole the damn crab legs. Jus maybe he could have made a quick Uturn before walking out the door. Or maybe look over his shoulder when he made 50 plus fumbles over his career.

  13. Stanglassman Says:

    The not looking over your shoulder from the Qb position is a coaching philosophy as noted in BAs book. It has nothing to do with Jameis individually. You can be like Steve Spurrier, Tom Landry and have your Qb open competition until the cream rising to the top even if it goes into the season or BAs method. Picking your Qb early, showing confidence in him stick with him until he succeeds. Only pulling if there’s a major stumble.

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

    Stand … there would have to be a QB on the roster capable of challenging.. Jameis has not shown to be able to handle that kind of pressure

  15. Kobe Faker Says:

    “JW3 is confident and hopeful

    4 years with Mike Kardasians coaching and JW3 realizes now all it was T&A”

    Kobe faker

  16. Tval Says:

    Spot on! He has the Glazers’ and Bruce’s support. Not hard to understand culture affects the team. These clowns commenting, that OBVIOUSLY know little about football, will be begging for autographs in 4 months. 🤣🤣🙈🙈 Stick to your game of thrones fan fiction.

  17. Stanglassman Says:

    So when Arians did the same coaching philosophy in Pitts, Indy and Az those Qbs couldn’t handle it either. Come on man it’s ridiculous to say Jameis can’t handle competition. Stick with that if you want at least now you’ve heard the truth about what BA meant by ‘looking over his shoulder’ quote. It had nothing to do with Jameis or how Koetter handled his Qbs last year.

  18. Bob in Valrico Says:

    We have 21 million invested in Jameis for this year. Even though I have one
    eyebrow raised, I would be more than happy to call it brilliant if it works.

    Let’s face ,few teams are more in need of a change in fortune as our Bucs.

  19. Buccaroo Says:

    I can read the first paragraph and discern whether the article was written by Lee or not. His unique way of slandering people and players is legendary and not in a positive way. I really enjoy Zach’s, Ira’s, and Steve’s perspective better without all the browbeating. Thanks JoeBucs, and please Lee adopt a little bit more decorum in your messaging. You do tend to rub against the grain too often when there is no real precedence to do so.

  20. Bob in Valrico Says:

    edit: Let’s face it

  21. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Speaking of BAs coaching methods , I am wondering who will be BA’s “Larry Fitzgerald” on the Bucs. I’ve read that he would yell at Larry to get the message to others that they were screwing up. Larry is well grounded and very tight with
    BA. It should be a very interesting season to see BA work .

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

    Conjob Jameis