Clean Jameis, Victorious Jameis

September 13th, 2019

No turnovers. Decent running game. Solid defense.

Voila! America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, has a road victory in his pocket.

It was a clean game for Jameis tonight. He finished 16-for-25 for 208 yards and a touchdown. No picks. No fumbles. No looking like a rookie not big enough for prime time.

He certainly looked better than rusty, I-don’t-run-anymore Cam Newton.

No, this beating of the Panthers won’t go down in the Jameis highlight of great performances. But Jameis made some big-time throws (as he always does) and they were enough.

If Breshad “Scissors-hands” Perriman could track a ball in the end zone, it might have been a special night for Jameis. But it happens. And he didn’t crumble.

Huge progress after Sunday’s debacle.

88 Responses to “Clean Jameis, Victorious Jameis”

  1. BucsBandit Says:


  2. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Agreed. Jameis played ok.

  3. TexBuc Says:

    Shaq “WOW” Barrett deserves the game ball

  4. rfdes Says:


  5. Eric Says:

    Dumb A-s you can. WINS-ton

  6. Bird Says:

    Jameis played great

    No turnovers

    Cam for a half yard in shot gun ? Stupid

  7. Rojas Says:

    I think the game ball was given to Kevin Minter, BA said. For filling in for Devin White.

  8. Simeon97 Says:

    Still very far from earning extension.

  9. Oneilbucs Says:

    Bucsbandit go root for another team bro !!!! We won !!! You see give him a running game and defense and the Bucs will win . Defense wins championships and we are building a great one Go bucs!!!!!

  10. passthebuc Says:

    Give credit where credit is due.

  11. JAB83 Says:

    You cant spell Winston without. WINS!!!

  12. The Real Drew Says:

    Winston looks like he doesn’t trust the world in after game interview

  13. Tbbucs3 Says:

    #CleanJameis start the trend!!!!

    We don’t need Jameis to be Superman. Just play a solid clean game and take what the defense gives you.

  14. Jean Lafitte Says:

    who cares tnew

    yes Minter is very good, and so is White, That’s what makes a team really good that when a #1 goes down and #1 can step in who starts doesn’t matter.

    I hope Devin is alright. This game had a lot of our defensive players including the bench make some plays tonight.

  15. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Winston managed the game but the defense won it. Barrett, VHIII and Minter all had solid performances. And the run defense was lights out!

  16. Waterboy Says:

    That Perriman miss in the end zone followed by a missed FG was huge. Luckily the defense stood tall and was able to put it away. Great win on a short week after a loss!!!

  17. Eric Says:

    Buc Bandit had a few too many, he has that 3rd grade waterboy edumacation

  18. Buc15 Says:

    Yeah buddy! To all you ship jumping, negative trolling ass fans, suck it. Can’t wait to see how cry baby ass tmax tries to downplay tonight’s effort.

  19. passthebuc Says:

    The D deserves a lot of credit. Remember there are a lot of new players that are not up to speed. Maybe that suggests good things to come.

  20. tnew Says:

    Might be able to spell INTS from Winston, but it still starts with WINS!!!! New day Tampa Bay. Great bounce back and must win game. With the d playing like it was and the climate of the game, Winston did exactly what he needed to.

  21. LargoBuc Says:

    Good game Jameis.

  22. Todd Says:

    So what’s the word on White’s knee?

  23. LOVE BUCs Says:

    Damn people…… We WON! Stop tearing down JW3….All that matters is a win vs division rival, on the ROAD. Take it, be happy. Bucs will build on this win….Our D is awesome under Bowles….Love it!

  24. Leighroy Says:

    Yes JW3 finally managed a game properly and got a W. But what does this say about the defense and running game? They weren’t stellar per say but highly effective. Last year 208 and 1 TD from the qb would have meant a 34-10 loss.

  25. Bculaw Says:

    Let JW keep managing games. Get Rojo healthy. Play good D and run the football while our QB gets reprogrammed. JW was given too much too soon. Take it back from him and make him earn the leading role. He will if we give him a real chance to grow with a running game and defense.

    Go Bucs!!!!

  26. Ocala Says:

    Perriman stinks
    Bucs need to use Watson or Bobo as the third receiver.
    Luckily Jamie’s and the D were able to overcome Perriman and his drops

  27. Waterboy Says:

    With an extra half second before getting his arm hit as he threw, the deep pass that Godwin caught and only got 1 foot down would have probably gone for a TD too.

  28. Oneilbucs Says:

    Hey man I don’t want to here no negative post please!!! Why we just can’t enjoy a win I don’t want to here about contract are nothing. All yall who wants to criticized Jamies even when we win please go root for another team. Go Bucs!!!!!

  29. Bculaw Says:

    100% Leighroy!!!

  30. buc53 Says:

    Jameis played very well–if Perriman had caught that well thrown ball in the end zone we’d be talking about him and not the D.

    But man–that Defense looked good!

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    If Evans makes that first TD catch, and Perriman had anything close to NFL hands, he’d have had 3 TDs on the night and everyone would be happy as we’d have easily won.

    Well everyone would be happy except the Winston haters that actively root against the team because they are so triggered by Winston they want the entire team to fail.

  32. Jerry Says:

    First road win for Jameis since 2016.

  33. tnew Says:

    Jean Laffitte… Wrong Post… But it is an honest and true question. EVERY, Bucs fan should care. We should all hope Devin White is ok, but we can discuss whether this defense is better with Minter, right now. Long term White will be great, today Minter might be better. He certainly made a strong case and has earned more playing time even if White is great and remains the starter. I fear for White tho.

  34. Ndog Says:

    Thrilled with the win but man OJ is still making a ton of mistakes and the penalties man oh man we have to stop with all the pre snap penalties. GO BUCS BABY!!!!!!!

  35. Ryan Kraniger Says:

    Yewwww !!

    So happy for all of us ! And very, very happy for Jameis ! Boy did he need this ! We now get a mini bye week and a home game against the Giants ! Lets go !!!! Stoked ! Tod Bowles has made such a difference ! Im sure Joe will touch on his impact this week, but wow ! Total game changer ! Have a good night everybody ! Yewwww !

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    Winston played a poised game and made a few great throws…..some that were not caught and could have made this game much more winnable……..That said Winston will need to keep playing good ball. Any less is not acceptable.

    And the OL and presnap pentalties hurt us tonight. That aren’t gonna fly if this team wants to keep winning.

    GOOO BUCS!!!!

  37. TampaTown Says:


    Good one

  38. Shane Says:

    Bucs Bandit…actually u can spell Winston without INTS. As in 0 interceptions today. Also your just playing scrabble with someone’s last name. I mean the letters are not even consecutive in his last name. Let’s at least try to be original bro.

  39. TexBuc Says:

    I guess McCoy still has laying a hit on Winston on his bucket list.

  40. ElioT Says:

    I’m so thrilled with this victory.

    The Bucs defense was the best unit on the field.

    Jameis kept his cool and played great football.

    The entire team and staff displayed an almost forgotten type of toughness tonight.

    This is a significant win here folks, and they must repeat it, but I’m almost in shock at the drastic difference in pure “cohones” displayed by our favorite team tonight.

    Cam & Co. didn’t want anything to do with this team. You could tell from their body language.

    It’s really nice to see such a tough, gritty effort by our team.

    I’m feeling some sort of way right now and not just because of that y’all femsle drake of water S&C Coach on the Bucs staff. That woman is fine!

  41. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    BucsBandit Says:
    September 13th, 2019 at 12:29 am

    You mean INST? Cause that’s how it’s actually spelled…

  42. ElioT Says:

    *tall female

  43. Oneilbucs Says:

    Carlton Davis sucks!!! He almost blew this game. Time to bench him or move him to safety. He gave up a lot of pis last Sunday that kept drives alive!! We can’t have that. Now if we going to bash Jamies. Then bash Davis and Howard !!!

  44. Rob Says:

    Ok, I have to admit Jameis looked a lot better tonight. That was the blueprint for getting the most out of Jameis. Strong D and a run game takes the need for Jameis to play hero, which is where he makes most of his bad decisions. Feeling much more optimistic after last week’s debacle. Should be 2-0!

  45. BucsBandit Says:

    Rod, no one is “triggered” by Winston. Us knowledgeable fans that agree with nearly every NFL analyst & expert that Winston sucks and is too inconsistent.

    Don’t worry, he’ll be back to disappoint you real soon.

  46. Rayjay1122 Says:

    We won and dis not embarrass ourselves on national TV. Time for another adult beverage! Cheers! Go Bucs!

  47. ElioT Says:

    We as fans need to unite! – as that one kid-****er loud mouth used to scream.

    Stop the in-fighting and enjoy a very legitimate TEAM WIN!

    24 hours to relish folks, and it’s on to the next,

  48. lambchop Says:

    Jameis played well. He played within himself and didn’t try to over do things. What a difference it makes when the Bucs are leading into the 4th, rather than trailing and sandlot Winston comes to play.

    Kudos for Winston not giving the game away. Let’s keep it going.

  49. ElioT Says:

    That football team we watched tonight can win a lot of games,

  50. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jameis played pretty good. Not pinpoint accurate, but good. The throws to Evans, Godwin and Perriman were great. I’m glad he got away with the throw to Luke.. that would have stung. He looked more comfortable out there tonight. Shaq Barrett was relentless. His speed rush couldn’t be stopped and he even bullied his way through the scrum for a sack. Winston looked better and the D looked even better than last week. What’s up with BA, though? During the back to back timeouts at the end it looked like he said he doesn’t care about the penalty for doing that. Any insight on this?

  51. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    1 good game
    1 awful game

    His biggest problem has been playing consistently well which he still can’t do

  52. Jason S. Mclaurin Says:

    For my analysis of the QB I say this: #playforWINStonfightforlove. My original phrase I coined when were in the season playing to draft Jameis. He’s played well and becoming more confident as the season rolls on

  53. Ben real Says:

    Very proud jameis … you proved me wrong for a game … keep it up … consistently

  54. Pickgrin Says:

    Nice Job Jamies. A good solid effort by the offense and a stellar performance by the Defense gets the WIN!. A division win – On the road.

    Now a couple days off and turn all attention to making mincemeat of the Giants and getting to 2-1.

  55. LordCorn Says:

    Lmao at the weekly overreactions.

    Week 1 – “omg this is a train wreck”
    Week 2 – “he’s bout to get $100m”

    Pretty much what I just heard on NFL network in last 2 weeks. Lmao

  56. Losinghope Says:

    Our D is good. 17pts last week 14 this week. Sacks, pbu ‘S. We’re on to something. J miss MANAGED the game decently. Although he did try to throw it straight to keuchly 59 but he just dropped it. Jw is still suspect

  57. BucInCLE Says:

    Jameis is an over-thinker. He never makes a dumb decision, just overthinks things. Like last weeks pick-6 after the intentional grounding penalty. He usually compounds mistakes and lets things rattle him. The dropped TD and missed FG SHOULD have flipped his “hero-mode” switch where makes mistakes. Tonight he didn’t. That’s a HUGE step into fixing what’s wrong with Jameis.

  58. Anonymous Says:

    Shaun King kind of night for Winston. Didn’t win it, but didn’t lose it. Franchise QB? No way.

  59. Anonymous Says:

    held on to too many balls too long.

  60. BushidoEvans Says:

    @Buc15 I thought Tmax was happy now? McCoy is gone lol

  61. BetterBucFan Says:

    Shaq Barrett pride of Colorado State!

  62. ElBajito43 Says:

    Honestly this one feels good. Proud of Jameis and for real the Perriman Would-Be TD was money. I was arguing with people at Winghouse how you have to give this year to Jameis because it’s too far into it now to turn back, so I’m supporting him as much as I can……. Barring any massive meltdown failures

  63. T REX Says:

    Great game for Jw. Game ball. Keep it going.

  64. Tony LA Says:

    Oh look,

    All the whiny sky is falling negative wimpy Buc fans are barely around. Sorry you guys have nothing to cry and complain about tonight.

  65. Bucsfan3 Says:

    Bucs bandit and all the other Jameis haters need to go follow Chris Simms or Mike Glennon. Losers!

  66. Defense Rules Says:

    Last night’s victory was about the Bucs’ DEFENSE holding the Panthers’ offense to 4 FGs AND about making several (0-for-3) critical 4th down stops. VHIII stepped up big IMO with 11 tackles, as did Carlton Davis with 7 tackles & several key PDs (can’t believe someone above wrote that he sucks). Bucs’ D held McCaffrey to 37 yards on 16 carries and the Panthers as a whole to 39 yards on 19 carries. They limited Cam Newton to 25-for-51 and sacked him 3 times. Only allowed the Panthers to convert 3-of-14 third downs, finished the night 0-for-3 in the Red Zone, and even got 1 fumble recovery. Oh and 1 more ‘insignificant stat’ … our DEFENSE held the Panthers to 26 mins TOP on a whopping 73 total plays in 13 drives. THAT’S what a defense taking over a game looks like.

    Bucs’ offense did just enough to win the game, but they sure didn’t make it easy for the defense. Giving up a 2-point safety and subsequent field position could’ve been critical, but in the end thankfully it wasn’t. Going 2-for-12 on 3rd downs isn’t at all impressive to me, and for some reason they still seem unable to sustain drives. Penalties killed drives yet again yet again, and that’s unacceptable (I thought BA was gonna have a heart attack on a couple of them). Offensive heroes on the night IMO were Peyton Barber (23-for-82 yards in the rushing department plus his 1 TD) and of course Chris Godwin (8 receptions for 121 yards receiving plus his 1 TD). Seems silly to congratulate a QB for ‘not turning the ball over’ but it was refreshing to see Jameis not throw to the other team in this one.

    Bottom line to me is that Bucs’ offense has a LOT of work to do. Jameis looked very ‘Shaun-King-like’ last night and was obviously being kept on a very short leash. ME13, OJ & Cam Brate have albeit disappeared in this offense (bizarre). Bucs’ offense has now scored 30 points TOTAL in 2 games (15 PPG average) and directly allowed 16 points (2 TDs & 1 safety). Not impressed; not impressed at all. BA needs to start doing a LOT less whispering and a LOT more shouting.

  67. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Game manager Winston….

  68. D-Rome Says:

    He had a nice game. Hopefully he can be consistent over the next 14.

  69. D1 Says:


    Great summary!

    The point you made about 3rd down conversions is what stuck with me.
    Last year, 3rd down conversions were not a problem. There’s definitely a correlation between losing Hump and 3rd down success.

    Also, you make another observation regarding the lack of productivity of Evans and Brate. I can only speculate but Id say losing DJAX and Hump is a factor. But it’s too early in the season to make sense of what this team will be.

  70. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Winston played efficiently last night and it was great to get a win! But to me, this is what is so frustrating about Winston….he can be so maddeningly inconsistent! He has had a few games like this where he played well….but too often he reverts back to being turnover prone!

    I’ve never said JW doesn’t have skills, it’s his decision making that has been his Achilles heel more often than not. It almost cost them last night when Winston nearly had an INT by Kuechly on a badly under-thrown ball. Luckily, Kuechly couldn’t hang on.

    So before the Winston backers puff their chests out and storm the boards to say how everyone who disagrees with them is a “hater”, I’ll continue to say….time for a new QB! Unless Winston can continue to play nearly mistake-free football for the remainder of the season and take this team to a playoff run. Otherwise, no way I’m shelling out big bucks on a multi year extension for a QB who is so inconsistent!

  71. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Credit Leftowich for a better gameplan that utilized more intermediate passes.
    I would rather see a bit more use of 2nd and short in the passing game. We seemed to run on almost all the time. Odds favor longer completions on second down. Lets see some play action on this down. On one series we ran on second and then had 3rd and short.
    Instead of going for the first down ,we threw a deep pass incomplete and stalled the drive.

  72. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Joe said ” But Jameis made some big-time throws (as he always does)”…..

    Joe… with Jameis, there are never any absolutes…. :D… Big-time throws? Sometimes. I wish they were more consistent so that the “always’ could be “often” or “almost always” or “usually”. Still.. a W is a W.

  73. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Much better game from Jameis. He was calm in the pocket for the most part,and executed the gameplan. If we could increase our second down efficiency with some play action passes our third downs might improve.

  74. ITS ABOUT TIME !! Says:

    dr jameis jekyll and mr hyde ….. i will savour the win ….

  75. Pickgrin Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    “Jameis looked very ‘Shaun-King-like’ last night and was obviously being kept on a very short leash”

    What game did you watch? Jameis was throwing passes on the money most of the night. Leftwich had him throw long TWICE out of his own end zone for God’s sake. “Shaun King like” and “short leash” are both ridiculous statements DR. You know better.

  76. Old School Athlete Says:

    I’m very happy for Jameis and the whole team. This win was badly needed. I thought Jameis did a fine job, he saw the field well and took care of the ball.
    We don’t need Jameis to single-handedly win the game, we need him to not single-handedly lose the game and he didn’t tonight.
    I was afraid he would mentally crumble after that dropped TD pass and missed FG, but he held it together.
    There’s something about a win over the stinking Panthers that’s especially rewarding.

  77. Reach87 Says:

    This isn’t golf. Nice team win. Go Bucs!

  78. Ed Says:

    You saw an old school style Bucs game. Defense is very physical and Suh and Vea are leaders who are pushing the others to play winning defense. The offense has been aided by the threat of the running game. Jameis Winston is going to have to play a new role on this offense, BA does not want to let him make mistakes. He will have to become a system quarterback to give the Bucs a chance to win. As Troy Aikman said when he knows where to go with the ball pre snap and doesn’t have to look for options he makes good throws. He has always thrown the ball well moving outside the pocket. In the pocket he still looks uncomfortable, the long release is a problem for him because when he pocket collapses and he doesn’t have time to wind up his throwing motion the ball come out late. His receivers let him down last night and something has to be said about that. Evans missed a TD by not using 2 hands to secure catch. Perriman doesn’t even touch a well thrown TD. Watch Godwin’s TD, he used his body to trap a ball easily catchable with hands first. Receiver coach has to teach Godwin to trust his hands. A serviceable game managed Winston hopefully can get some wins under his belt and give him confidence to play within a system. He isn’t ever going to be a quarterback that can carry a team, he can be a good game manager and keep the Bucs in games but don’t expect him to be a superstar, his ego is upset that he isn’t the focal point of the offense but that’s ok, winning for the team is more important than anything.

  79. allhailJPP Says:

    wow..he threw some screen passes..the rest of the team handled it… besides two good passes.. it was an average performance…so put the checkbooks away geezus

  80. n341 Says:

    “YOU CAN’T SPELL WINSTON WITHOUT “INTS” i mean, you can if you spell it right… Why bash someone if you’re just going to look like an illiterate idiot doing it?

  81. Dapostman Says:

    Good win for sure. There will be a time where they will have to open up the offense some. Probably weeks 4 and 5. Refreshing to see a running game and some defense in Tampa. If the kicker made his FG the game would have been over at 23-14. As teams start to adjust to Godwin the other guys are going to have to pick it up. Especially Howard and Perriman.

  82. 813bucboi Says:


    You finish washing BAs golf cart yet?


  83. unbelievable Says:

    Jamies played very good.

    His receivers and o-lineman still hung him out to dry a few times. I mean the sequence of plays that led to that safety was just awful.

    Perriman used to have good hands in college, what the hell happened?

  84. Buccfan37 Says:

    Winning isn’t everything it’s the only thing that puts a smile on Bucs fan faces. Great game overall even over a subpar sinking Carolina outfit.

  85. July Joe Says:

    TEAM wins mean NOTHING in evaluating QBs. Jameis has been ELITE in various metrics for the past 2 years … but there was no run game and no defense.

    Last night he was a “game manager” but the run game was “decent” and the defense was magnificent … and the TEAM won.

    This isn’t rocket science.

    As for JW himself … he played better last night than Mr. $134million JARED GOFF played against the Panthers in Week 1 … and Goff got MORE HELP from his run game … way more help!

    Most “fans” are dumb … that’s just a fact.

  86. July Joe Says:

    If not for OJ HOWARD (who I think will be a SUPERSTAR) fumbling away points in the red zone in the first game and two PERFECT PASSES (according to Arians) getting picked off due to errors by receivers, the Bucs would have been AHEAD 23-16 with a couple minutes left in the first game and likely be sitting at 2-0 right now.

    REGARDLESS, even the optimistic fans figured the Bucs would be 1-1 after the first two games; they just had the wins flipped … and it is BETTER to have a DIVISION WIN than a non-division win any day.

  87. Defense Rules Says:

    Pickgrin … ““Shaun King like” and “short leash” are both ridiculous statements DR. You know better.”

    Sorry Pickgrin, but I saw a much different gameplan last night than I saw on Sunday or even in previous regimes with Jameis. Jameis threw 25 passes for 189 net yards last night (Bucs rushed 31 times BTW). Shaun King started 22 games with Tampa and threw it 654 times … roughly 29 passing attempts per game played in (probably a tad less because he did fill in in several other games). Had 4064 yards … 185 YPG average. So I guess you’re right, it was a ridiculous statement.

  88. Buczilla Says:

    Somewhere, uber nerd Adam Schein, the man too loathsome to get a date in an asian massage parlor, is shaking his head in disgust.