Pulse Of The Fans – Training Camp Day 1

July 26th, 2019

Today, JoeBucsFan.com went around asking fans a few questions about the team heading into the 2019 season.

Here’s the pulse of the people:

Question 1: What are two main thoughts you have on the coaching staff heading into this season?

Summary — Fans are pumped about the Bucs bringing Bruce Arians aboard! One of the most consistent answers was that the fans believe B.A. can and will elevate the play of Jameis Winston. Another thing fans are anxious to see is what Todd Bowles does with this defense. Many believe in him as the new coordinator but want to see what he does as this defense has let the team down for too many years now.

Question 2: Do you still believe in Jameis Winston to be this team’s franchise quarterback heading into Year 5? Provide one reason why or why not.

Summary— Not a single fan that said “no” to this question. The overwhelming feeling was that Arians was brought to Tampa to fix Jameis. Many fans believe he is going to do just that. Bucs fan Ravi Panchigao had this to say about Jameis: “I do believe in him still as long as Arians is here. I believe that if this doesn’t work out with Bruce Arians, I don’t know what will happen with him. I believe Bruce Arians is the right man to help Jameis become the best Jameis he can be.”

Question 3: Give one prediction for the 2019 Buccaneers, whether it be a prediction for an individual player or the team as a whole.

Summary This question certainly led to a mixed bag of answers, and all were positive. One was improvement and a true breakout season from Peyton Barber. Another was a 10-6 record and a trip to the playoffs. Another was that the Bucs would be better than many people in the national media expect. But the best came from Bucs fan Lisa Thompson. When asked for her prediction for the 2019 Bucs, she said, “Super Bowl.”

Manbeast JoeBucsFan.com Zach Seifter was all over this project today and typed up the work above.

25 Responses to “Pulse Of The Fans – Training Camp Day 1”

  1. JimmyJack Says:

    I’ll have to remember this one to reference to magadude.

    I keep telling him that the pulsebeat of this fan base has full support of Winston and will only be judging him on production. Question 2 is further proof.

    This article shall serve a great reminder to all the haters too. Y’all are in the vast minority of the fanbase.

  2. ATrain Says:

    The Bucs will have a better season than the media states

    Media has no respect because we aren’t in a BIG market

    GOOD underestimate us

    1st prediction—-JPP returns early
    2nd prediction—Nassib will have 10 Sacks
    3rd prediction—-Vea will be a Pro Bowler
    Last Prediction—- Winston will have more TDs than ever

  3. Magadude Says:

    All is good, the season will unfold, time will tell. Go Bucs!

  4. kgh4life Says:

    Sorry to say this Buc fans, but Jameis Winston is just not that accurate of a passer to be a franchise QB.

  5. Magadude Says:

    @JimmyJack…you still don’t quite get it. Ask the people that are NOT at practice but were before last year and see what they think. Joe’s pump ’em up is fine and motivating but that’s not a statistically valid method. You don’t go into a whorehoue and ask “who think’s it’s okay to pay for it?” Nor do you into a church and ask who thinks whorehouses are a sin? And be surprised with the answer in either place. I’ll let you in something: I didn’t say “no” when asked that question today either. Think about that one!

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    Many here were like “these young DBs haven’t faced ME yet” as if that was some sort of explanation for why these young Thundercats were having early success against what I feel will ultimately be one the best WR corps in the NFL this season. I said the last day of mini camp pick a side before they return,vet WR group or young DBs. I then noted I’m team young DBs once the pads come on. We’ll see what good starting next week.

  7. El_Buc941 Says:

    My Predictions joe…#1 Vea and Suh will be the a force to reckon with and will combine for a total of 16 sacs. #2 todd bowles will lead this defense to be #1 defense in the POSTSEASON.# 3 Nassib,Spence, and White will be the heart of this defense and will be a force to reckon with like Vea and Suh. My BIGGEST PREDICTION is RoJo will take the reins from Barber by week 7. And my last prediction is we will make it all the way to the Conference Championship and lose.

  8. NOSBOS Says:

    Ima tell you something else that vexes me. Why have all the 1 and 15 prediction people seen to have vanished now that folks back in the building??? Be a man dawg, stand by your weak @$$ predictions. That way I’ll be able to rap wit ya once the season starts. Please, don’t hide now.

  9. BetterBucFan Says:

    Hey Joes any chance you can bump up Seifter from internship to job? He’s bringing fresh new content and it makes the website experience better.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    Maga……Anybody that’s dumped the team over one player first off isn’t in it for the sport which don’t really make them a fan of the team. Those types are few and far between secondly.

    The discussion is fan opinion. Asking a fan directly for their opinion seems pretty valid to me………Your little whorehouse reference is the invalid part. We are not worried about everybody’s opinion. Only Buc fans. We are not asking priests to go visit a whorhouse and we are not asking Bears fans to care about the Bucs……. The Bucs are our whore and Ray Jay is our house. We don’t care if outsiders don’t approve. Our Team!!!

    GO BUCS!!!

  11. Dapostman Says:

    Why do people keep saying that Jameis Winston is not accurate? Do they expect every pass to be completed? BTW if you take away MeSean targets and catches from 2018 Jameis Winston completed 67% of his pass along with a top tier of air yards per pass. For the slow kids that means he throws the ball down field farther than most QB’s and he still completed 67% minus MeSean who never made an effort unless the ball was throw between the 1 and 1.

    Fact check: Jameis Winston is not accurate.

    Verdict: Fake News

  12. SenileSenior Says:

    Jameis Winston does not have to be a spectacular quarterback for our team to be successful. He does not have to perform at the elite level. Most of the pieces are already in place for us to have a very good offense. We should have an average NFL level running game and an improved performance by the offensive line under the new scheme. Add a better defense and better special teams play (especially in the kicking game) and we should see more wins.

    By reducing his interceptions and fumbles Jameis will make his most important contribution. He doesn’t have to be a superman in order for us to have a winning season.
    Go Bucs!!!

  13. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    The people in the stands are FANS. It is not sure everyone who post here are… fans!

  14. Tye Says:

    Arians is a respectable HC but his staff is iffy…
    JW may be the Bucs ‘franchise qb’ but not a real NFL quality one.. Bucs like low quality QBs..
    4-12 last in NFCS top 3 In the draft

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think a lot of the Jameis haters are influenced by his off the field accusations.

    Jameis is accurate most of the time. People who say otherwise are either not watching, or only recalling the most memorable misses.

    So far as his interceptions, it’s the nature of the beast. I believe by not putting him in a position to have to force the ball to come from behind, his picks will be reduced a great deal.

    But he is a cross between Brett Favre, Jake Plummer, and Big Ben. Picks will always be there.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Top 10 Bonzai Predictions:

    #1 – Devin White will have 9 or more sacks.
    #2 – Vita Vea will get more than seven sacks.
    #3 – Noah Spence will either get injured, or not make the final roster. Injury could happen before game one or after.
    #4 – Jameis Winston will have his highest completion percentage.
    #5 – Rojo will take a huge step forward at some point during the season.
    #6 – Will Gholston will be released.
    #7 – Peyton Barber will reach 1,000+ yards and 8 touchdowns. He will become primarily a short yardage back as Rojo improves.
    #8 – Bruce Arians will get Coach of the Year.
    #9 – The secondary will improve throughout the season.

    And #10 – The Bucs make it to the NFC Championship game.Year

    No record predictions though. And injuries can pretty much cancel everything.

  17. Buccaroo Says:

    I think you would be hard pressed to find a fan who’s super critical when they voluntarily went out to watch a practice in rainy weather. At least not the bleacher fans. They are true hardcore fans.

    Zach, good reporting! The fan heartbeat is important to set the tone. I hope it gets more infectious going forward and you win a Pulitzer. HaHa

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Those fans need to stop going to practice and watching the team and read this message board, then they’d know that Jameis is the worst QB in team history, the running game is the worst in the history of the league, and Arians will be fired before the preseason is over.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    @SenileSenior … “By reducing his interceptions and fumbles Jameis will make his most important contribution. He doesn’t have to be a superman in order for us to have a winning season.”

    You & I share precisely the same view of what we need from Jameis this year. Protect the ball & reduce the turnovers is critical, and so is improved decision-making (the 2 go together IMO). We don’t need him to be a ‘superman’ to improve our record considerably.

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    @Bonzai … “And injuries can pretty much cancel everything.” Aaah yes, the proverbial ‘caveat’ Bonzai. If it wasn’t for injuries, Dirk Koetter would still be our HC.

    Some of your other predictions might be a tad excessive? For example, Devin White with 9 sacks or more? Look at some of the great MLBs in NFL history. Brian Urlacher had 8 sacks in 1 year … once. Ray Lewis had 5 sacks in 1 year … once. Luke Kuechly had 3 sacks in 1 year … once. Jack Lambert had 4 sacks in 1 year … twice. Even the ‘greats’ like Mike Ditka & Ray Nitschke didn’t come close to 9 sacks in a season. My guess is because 9 sacks by a MLB would require a LOT of blitzing, and too much MLB blitzing can be really dangerous. I do believe that we will see a LOT of blitzing in TB’s defense, but from a bunch of different positions. And that unpredictability is the beauty of it.

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    @Rod … Jameis ‘the worst QB in team history’? Bucs running game the ‘worst in the history of the league’? Bruce Arians fired ‘before the preseason is over’?

    Based on comments I’ve read from some JBFers over these past couple of months, I’d say that’s a fair assessment. The ‘doom & gloom’ crowd sure has been vocal this year. I wonder sometimes if that’s just an extension of the attitudes & positions we experience daily in the political ‘news’.

  22. Magadude Says:

    JimmyJack…put your meat-head brain down for second and think about stats and validity in polling. I’ll add, what Joe didn’t pass is how many people said “not sure.” I’d bet that is probably the median answer. You are living in your little fantasy bandwagon world. When the unicorn stops pulling it, where will you be? Nowhere.

  23. Magadude Says:

    Jimmy Jack…you said “Anybody that’s dumped the team over one player first off isn’t in it for the sport.” Exactly. One can dump a player and still be a fan of the team. In fact, dumping a player because he’s bad for the team or organization is indicative a fan is thinking more clearly. But again, that’s not what the question was…it was WRT Winston. I don’t see anyone wanting Winston to fail while he’s on the team either. Your posts make no sense.

  24. Todd Says:

    RoJo won’t take the reigns from Barber if Barber is healthy.

    Did you see him run yesterday?!

    His low center of gravity and cut-on-a-dime moves resembled the great Barry Sanders.

    I see why Arians says, “We’re good.” (At running back.)

  25. Father Rico Says:

    the Diabetic Duo with another example of cutting-edge journalism!