“I Thought He Was Light’s Out Finding Everybody”

September 29th, 2019

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, spread the ball around to eight receivers today, completing 68 percent of his passes and spraying four touchdowns to Cameron Brate, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

For the contract-watch crowd, Jameis now has two good games and one superstar game this season to complement one clunker.

“I thought he was light’s out finding everybody,” Arians said after the game.

And Jameis was.

Yeah, there was one ugly blunder. That appears to be Jameis, his DNA. But that ugliness never matters when you win and you carve up an excellent defense on the road.

It’s very interesting to Joe how Jameis is no longer scrambling, just one today for -1 yards. He was pocket passer extraordinaire today. And as Joe already has written, there’s no reason he can’t play like this every week. He forced little and was quite accurate, more than he was against the Giants.

The deep ball to Mike Evans was a thing of beauty, perfect throw at the perfect time.

Keep it rollin’, Jameis!

92 Responses to ““I Thought He Was Light’s Out Finding Everybody””

  1. DB55 Says:


  2. Grt1 Says:

    The truth

  3. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    First time I feel like he’s won a shootout

    Now let’s see if he can protect the ball for a few games in a row

  4. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I hope Jameis keeps doing this and keeps shutting up the national media.

    Is this the Jameis finally breaking out that we were all waiting for?

  5. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Good game by Jameis and by Leftwich

  6. Joe in Michigan Says:

    That’s my Quarterback!!

  7. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    That Pick 6 should not have mattered. You should not be giving up 40 points w/ 4 turnovers. And haters would have blamed JW for the loss.

  8. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Jameis played really solid today. I am thoroughly impressed. If he keeps this play up I wouldn’t argue paying the man. But use the full season to evaluate. He deserves huge credit today.

  9. Lolbuc Says:

    He played as well as I’ve seen him play. First half of giants game and this entire game have been top notch for Jamies. What more could you want?

  10. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Think about this…..

    If the Bucs were simply just able to play cleaner football……you could easily be looking at a 4-0 football team if Jameis doesn’t throw those 2 pick 6s in week 1 and Danny Dimes doesn’t do what he did

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

    Agreed! Hopefully Jameis is recognizing how he needs to play the game , I think he’ll learn from his regressive mistake. And another thing we have other receivers waiting to show their stuff! Today’s big games from Evans and Godwin will only open the door for the youngsters

  12. reply Says:

    I agree keep it rolling Jameis. I DO NOT want us to start over at this position…….AGAIN! Please keep playing well and protecting the rock Jaboo!!

  13. Adrnagy Says:

    Give him is 100m. He will take a pay cut to bring Ramsey

  14. Cgmaster27 Says:

    The man was lights out tonight. Passes WERE IN STRIDE, and he was very decisive. He seemed much more calm in the pocket this game ,than i have seen him in some time. He has played better each week and it’s clear. Lets roll it into next week and beat those damm Aints! Also wheres pittshore at?!

  15. Bucsfan3 Says:


  16. DB55 Says:

    Jameis threw for more TDs than Rodgers and Brady combined.

    But eLiTe QBs don’t need to score 50+ points per game to win oh wait…but wtfdik

  17. Plex Says:

    @joe so much for not picking on the Ira Kaufman podcast because yall didnt believe we had a chance hahaha.

  18. ModHairKen Says:

    Jameis had more time and room to throw this week. The playcalling was outstanding. The Bucs need to start figuring out how to avoid Shaq and Bowles being one and done in Tampa.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    JW had his best game as a Buc especially considering the context of this contest. Choking away last week and facing a scare this week.

    All questions this week were answered positively. JW played very well indeed…OL played great…ROJO played awesome although 100 yards of that awesome play on two carries were wiped out.

    Targets caught their opportunities and freaking Gay kicked a 58 yarder!

    This team has me excited. The final 8 games the schedule turns in our favor…and we have new coaches…new players…young guys being asked to play like they are experienced…this is exactly the kind of team that improves over the course of a season.

  20. DB55 Says:

    I’m guessing @Bandit is mixing up a fresh batch of meth. WHERE U AT HATERS?!?!?! Lol

  21. Greg Says:

    Nine of you count the Ram he threw to

  22. Rob Says:

    Jameis was spectacular on the big stage. The Buc defense has got to figure out how to stop the other team from scoring though but let’s celebrate an epic win. Go Bucs!

  23. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    It takes a GOOD COACH to get the BEST out of GOOD QB!

    THERE IS 3 PHASES to a TEAM…QB is only a part of 1 PHASE!!!

  24. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Where the hell are Ben and Bandit???

  25. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Jameis brought tears to my eyes today…in a good way. I pray he’s turned the corner.

  26. Tbbucs3 Says:

    This is a good win but it’s still so frustrating that the Bucs have to score 50 in order to beat a good team. Happened with the Saints in week 1 last year.

    The root of the Bucs problem still remains….Jason Licht cant build a complete defense.

  27. Rodney Munch Says:

    Winston’s time to throw stats are going down each week. It would be interesting to know if it’s game-planning, or because he’s just getting more comfortable and making faster decisions.

    Week 1 – 3.02 (29th)
    Week 2 – 2.53 (11th)
    Week 3 – 2.49 (6th)
    Week 4 – 2.46 (3rd)

    The great thing is that he’s not just dinking and dunking the ball either, he’s 3rd in the NFL in intended yards per pass and 5th in the NextGen aggressiveness stats.

  28. Ocala Says:

    I’d be very surprised if Jamies isn’t signed to a long term contract after this season.

    He was lights out today

  29. Capt. Tim Says:

    Wow. Best offensive performance Ive seen from a Bucs team-Meybe ever.
    I still dont Trust Winston. But if he can do that every week, He can lead us to the playoffs.
    Defense gave up alot. But also had some timely take aways.
    Great game to watch. Had Bruce Arians touch all over it.
    Restored some of my faith in this team.

    Just hope they dont let me down again.
    Great Game. Hope to see more like this

  30. Tmaxcon Says:

    that game was awesome.

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    Awesome game Winston. You never stopped delivering punches. You’ve played like a true franchise QB for three straight games. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!!!

    You prooved a lot today dealing with a collapsing pocket all day. You can stand with the best of bro. After a performance like that you deserve nothing but all of our confidence!!!! You freaking earned it. Basic hero taday!!!

    Proud Bucs fan!!

    GOOO BUCS!!!!!!!

  32. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    The difference from last week to this week was instead of playing to lose we played to WIN! We never changed our game plan and stuck with what was working. Even when we had the TO we trusted our guys to get it done when it mattered and look what happened. Imagine if we had a lock down corner….Go Bucs!!

  33. Tmaxcon Says:

    That was awesome.

  34. DB55 Says:

    Jameis hasn’t turned a corner he will always throw picks it’s who he is but he always comes back to put his team in a position to win.

    He’s just never been on a team where you need 50 points to win.

    Btw hats off to the oline. Amazing what a qb can do when he’s not getting beat to death as soon as he drops back or gets the snap.

  35. Silent_Partner Says:

    After everybody gets fired in Atlanta, maybe Buc fans will finally realize how much their old HC and primary play caller was holding Winston back. BA is a real coach, and he’s along with his staff had this team in every game late to win. As they get better at winning games at the end, their confidence will grow.

  36. knucknbuc Says:

    this is the jameis ive wanted to see play for the last 5 years. give credit where credit is due. hes been pretty awesome the last 2-3 weeks. keep it up jameis!

  37. Tmaxcon Says:

    Putting 55 on the LA Lambs ain’t no joke.

  38. buc15 Says:

    Oh $hi*, I positive TMAX comment? I must be dreaming

  39. Rodney Munch Says:

    Winston has played the hardest schedule of any starting QB since 2015.
    Winston has had the worst defense in the NFL since 2015.
    Winston has had the worst kicking in the NFL since 2015.

  40. JimmyJack Says:

    Let’s give it up to Byron too!!! Awesome game called. My favorite call was the draw that went for 60 to RoJo and the bums took it away. Reguardless it was a great call that completely took advantage of the Rams. Then also was the red zone improvements……even the FG we got was very nice playcalling. 2nd and 3rd down we’re very smart tries but their defense just showed us what their reputation was about.

    Was an excellent plan from Byron all day. Great job coach!!

  41. runnerdoc Says:

    Jameis has turned a corner. I don’t know what you are watching. His decision making is improving and with it, the interceptions will decrease. No different thanb Payton Manning. A team is developing around him. It was never going to happen without that. Not for Jamies, not for any QB. Thank G_d we finally have coaching with a clue.

  42. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Maybe Joe can research and find out how log it was taking to throw the ball? I bet it was better than 2.73

  43. Rodney Munch Says:

    JimmyJack – I wish I knew a Saints fan because I’d troll them by telling them I know how they feel as we too got screwed today by the refs against the Rams and how the refs clearly have it out for the NFC South. This would tie us to them getting screwed out the SB and really leave them p/o’d. If you know any Saints fans feel free to use this and let me know how it goes.

  44. JimmyJack Says:

    Silent……forget about holding Winston back for a sec…….How about holding RoJo back too?

    Dirk might go down as the most underachieving coach in franchise history if this team don’t quit fooling around.

    And don’t look now but I sniffed a touch of swag out there today.

    GOOO BUCS!!!

  45. Rodney Munch Says:

    Jean Lafitte – check above, I gave the stats on that.

  46. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I’ve been critical of Winston over the last 2 seasons, but I was very impressed with him today. Yeah, he made the one bad throw that was picked, but the rest of the game he was very good!

    Also, is it just me, or did anyone one else notice his demeanor when they showed him on the sidelines? He looked so calm and at ease. Could this be the secret to Jameis taking the next step forward to becoming a top 10 QB? Getting his emotions under control, not over thinking, and not thinking he has to be the cheerleader on the sidelines. If he can keep doing this over the next 12 games….who knows what might happen!

  47. Rick Brooks Says:

    I doubt Jameis would’ve thrown that interception if the starting field position had been on the 25. The short kickoff return set off a chain of events that led to the desparatiin pass that was intercepted. Credit to Winston that he shook it off and played well the resr of the game. Nice win, and I’m anticipating another in New Orleans!

  48. Anonymous Says:

    The Jameis a
    Haters are hiding tonight, hopefully for the rest of the season.

  49. JimmyJack Says:

    And what the freak is roughing the snapper? Don’t f**king test out pe talties on this team no more cause I’m about tired of it. Test that spit out on some scrub team cause the Bucs aren’t it!!!

  50. Pewter power Says:

    Quarterbacks throw interceptions, I’ll take that pick 6 in this game over the one the great aaron Rodgers threw on the goal line in the last second Thursday night. It happens he will do crazy things as they all do but this was a complete game

  51. JimmyJack Says:

    Did the Bucs molest a turtle today cause roughing the snapper aren’t even make sense!!!!

  52. JimmyJack Says:

    Credit to our kicker too!! That first xpt was hard to watch but it got through and Gay made a real difference today.

    Noticed his last kick(which was a biggie) came from that vaunted right hash…….Time to put our weaknesses behind us and make a surge!!

  53. Bob in Valrico Says:

    This is one of the few games ,that we continued to capitalize on our big plays and the Rams miscues. Great performance from Jameis all game long!

  54. DB55 Says:


    I thought the Pittsburgh game as a rookie when he threw for 5 TDs was his best game.

    This is actually his 3rd time throwing for 300 and 4 TDs.

    But he’s garbage though.

    Jameis leaves the Bucs at the end of the season and leaves you fapping in the wind.

  55. ClodHopper Says:

    This is 2 straight games Jameis was good with the deep ball. That’s pretty good improvement. If he fixes the weakest part of game, that’ll be amazing!

  56. firethecannons Says:

    Jameis is on fire the last two games, wow! he was amazing today, hard not be impressed, best I have ever seen this team play (watching since Jameis got drafted) never thought we would win this game–huge score too–Bucs putting up a ton of points.

    Joe used to freak about no pass rusher on this team, with good reason! Now we have Boom Shaq a lacka–sack leader and DPOY candidate. Just Wow! Good job Bucs!

  57. firethecannons Says:

    Matt Gay had a perfect day too–whole team so impressed–ok that’s enough outa me just so happy for the Bucs!

  58. stpetebucsfan Says:


    No doubt the Pittsburgh game was his best statistically but he didn’t face all the “haters” as you like to refer to those who like to demean him.

    BTW props to you for giving the OL their due especially with Donald. What happened to him.

    I’m glad we’ve patched our differences and as an aside I saw a shot late on the sideline with JW…obviously a black man and his Center redneck appearing Ryan Jensen. It was a comforting sight and we can hopefully dump all talk of racism. JW is smart enough to know who butters his bread and it was nice to see his appreciation of Jensen which shows me JW is now getting his leadership role down.

    Just for the record…I would love to see JW go to the Pro Bowl this year but not as an alternate. If he plays like he did today he’s on his way.

  59. Stanglassman Says:

    Did anybody catch that announcer say he met with Jameis and how surprised he was because he was calm, poised and confident. I guess not the way ESPN has portrayed him over the years. He went on to say he thought this was the first year Jameis put in the worked that was needed to prepare in the offseason. What a freakin joke those guys were. Just making Sh!t up.

  60. SOEbuc Says:

    Great game Jameis. But it’s still QB round one next year. We’re gonna need major cash to resign Godwin and Barrett. Barrett is no joke in this Bowels defense. Trade JPP right when he gets off injured list. He will just be taking a lot of snaps from Sack-B.

  61. Tval Says:

    The BIGGEST throw was the 3rd down up 45-40 and the “slipping away” feeling from last week was inevitable for all on that sideline and fans. Staying aggressive and trusting Jameis to make some plays made the difference. That KILLED them last week and Bruce probably took responsibility because Byron would give Jameis some “leash”. He makes some blunders, but Brett Favre and Peyton Manning were FAR worse with the TINIEST bit of pressure. JAMEIS was hit as much in this game(in which Jameis had his BEST protection) as Favre and Peyton were in ANY game they played. FACTS!!!!! Big fans of BOTH qb legends but that’s just how they played. They’d both be injured behind this line. Favre woulda still played (vicodin) 🙈🙈🤣 AWESOME building block for a young team that was on the ropes. Showed true grit this week

  62. mark2001 Says:

    One step at a time…. Jameis did play a great game, but for one throw. Hope he can string games like this together. The pass rush is adequate. The Secondary definitely a work in progress, with young guys learning what it means to be a pro. We have a solid run D, so we can expect they will get plenty of “opportunities” to hone their skills. So much for the “Jones bust” folks…RIP. And the O line needs an upgrade at LT, but is playing well, especially when Jameis reads and reacts, the receivers are getting space, and he doesn’t hold onto the ball. Win two we are expected to lose, and lose two we are expected to win…the sign of a team learning how to win, but a team with some talent and potential. And I think Arians has a plan to keep them growing.

  63. Adam Lakers Carolla Says:

    Jaboo is feeling this new offense…the o line was outstanding…just think if Jones could break off a huge run WITHOUT a penalty…and DB55 aka Troll #3 Jaboo won’t leave the Bucs “fapping” in the wind. The Bucs control his future. Please see “franchise tag” in your NFL reference guide. And as always…Go Bucs!

  64. Stanglassman Says:

    I looked at the open thread to see if Pittshore, Bucnut and the rest of the jokers who doubted Jameis apologized to everyone for being so wrong. As you’ll get guess that didn’t happen. Instead Pittshore called Jameis a ‘dumb N word’ when he threw the pick. Btw- his hand was hit as he threw so it had nothing to do with him making a mental mistake.

  65. Oneilbucs Says:

    We need to focus on defense this year in the draft! We have a running back now and our quarterback is good as well he can help us win games. But we shouldn’t have to score 50 points a game . RoJo should be the starter for now on. I don’t want to here no more about quarterback we need to just stand behind our team. Go bucs!!!! Lest support our team!!!

  66. Tval Says:

    Dream on, Soe. Who you picking GARBAGE Tua?? Bama plays NOBODY, goof troop. Namath was even average. Bama has NEVER produced a good qb. NEVER!!
    You DUMMIES would have picked Haskins.
    Me, from Columbus and being a Buckeye fan, I LAUGHED MY ARSE OFF.
    Justin Fields/Bucks have a jr high playbook. Same goes for Bama just a LITTLE bit more “pro-style” but not much.. I’m tired of dimwits acting like they know football. You are the same that pretend Trevor Lawrence is the best qb EVER. 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😝😝😝😝
    INSUFFERABLE morons.

  67. Buc1987 Says:

    As of right now Jameis Winston is going to be a Buc for a long time.

    Put that in your crack pipe BucsBandit and smooooke it!

  68. Oneilbucs Says:

    Sobucs Jamies ain’t going nowhere so yall need to go root for another team. This is the third game he played good in a row. Jamies is my quarterback. Dirk was the problem with Jamies and RoJo. But every body blame him. Right now the national media don’t know what to say now . They refuse to give him props just like the last 3 games. They made it all about Cam the first game and they made it all about Jones the last game while Max Kellment said Jamies suck just a few days ago. And watch this game they are going to talk about Goff. Cause they hate this and they been hoping he fail every since his rookie year. We need to be a real fan base and support Jamies cause he’s our quarterback right now and maybe in the future. Go Bucs!!! Ps. Brady played bad and they still giving him the credit for winning.

  69. Stanglassman Says:

    Why do People think drafting a Qb in the 1st round is a sure fire way to getting a great Qb? What is it about 35% chance of getting one who starts in this league a few years after the draft. About a 5-7% chance of getting one better than Jameis. If that. It’s taken the Bucs 43 to get one this good so let’s be cheap and lose him to he can win championships for another team. Brilliant.

  70. Rodney Munch Says:

    …it wasn’t the Steelers that Winston threw 5 TDs again, it was the Eagles.

  71. Buc1987 Says:

    Oneilbucs Says:

    “And watch this game they are going to talk about Goff.”

    You’re right ya know…that’s all NFL Network wanted to talk about was Goff after this game.

  72. BucsBandit Says:

    @DB55 – you must have missed my “Special Announcement” in the Game Summary post. I announced that I am a fair and reasonable person and always criticized Winston because of his past heavy turnovers, but he showed enough today that ‘seems’ like he might be improving that I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and let him play out the season before I cast anymore judgement on him. So I am going to cease with anymore negative Winston comments and will let his play speak for itself.

  73. BucsBandit Says:

    As I just posted, I’m willing to let Winston prove he can be CONSISTENT for the rest of the season before criticizing him anymore, but I think that’s what all of us Winston Critics want… is some CONSISTENCY from him.

  74. BucsBandit Says:


    Did anyone happen to notice Winston’s FOOTWORK in his game?

    In the past Winston’s often looked ERRATIC and RATTLED as soon as the ball was snapped… bouncing around on his feet and never getting set…

    In today’s game he SET HIS FEET and was actually much more poised in the pocket than previous games. No surprise he played pretty well with better footwork.

    My guess is Arians (and Leftwich) have been working with Jameis on his footwork. Anyone that has watched Winston’s career knows that ‘seeing’ him play he always looks a little wild with his feet. But he seems to be calming down and setting his feet more (which leads to more accuracy).

  75. MadMax Says:

    If this is the good JW that keeps showing up, then yes, we have our franchise QB! Just need to keep seeing it consistently. INT’s are gonna happen here and there, expect it. Its the accuracy and finding the open guy that i want to keep seeing.

    Great job Jameis….keep it up man!!!!

  76. Colonel Angus Says:

    That’s how it is with national media. They all pick against the Bucs, and when they win it turns into what is wrong with the other team. Can’t just be the Bucs ain’t as sh!tty as they thought. Fu@k em’, keep winning and they will be jostling the Bucs ball sacks when it’s all said and done.

  77. Rodney Munch Says:

    Bucs opponents this year are 10-4, or winning at a 71.4% rate.

    Of course that should be 9-5, and the Bucs should be winning at a 75% rate.

    Regardless I thought they’d be 2-2 right now, just completely backwards on what games they’d win and lose.

  78. Oneilbucs Says:

    Bucsbandit all yall was talking about drafting a quarterback in the first round. Jamies is good enough to win the super bowl. Look at Matt Ryan since Dirk got there. He leads the NFL in ints. Jamies has been playing good the last three games. I still don’t understand how you blame him for last week. But that’s ok my hold point is it takes a team to win 1 football game . Ain’t no team is 1 quarterback away from wining the super bowl. I don’t want no rookie cause I know if we do get one we ain’t going nowhere. Drafting a quarterback in the first round doesn’t mean he’s going to be successful. Jamies just came to a bad team. Goff, Wentz went to a good situation. Those teams move up in the draft to get them. Eagles move up 17 spots and the rams move up as well . But if you give him a running game he will be just fine. Now it’s time to build a defense and defense only in this year’s draft!!! Go bucs!!!

  79. Oneilbucs Says:

    Look how Brady played. We played horrible and his team still won. But Brady will get all the credit!!! Defense wins championships so in this year draft we need to focus on defense more!!!! Brady had 161 yards and no td and 1 interception!!

  80. Buc1987 Says:

    How many picks did the MIGHTY Jared Goff have today?

  81. Silent_Partner Says:

    JimmyJack ,

    I told you guys last year the Bucs had a playoff roster. They are a top third of the league roster that can beat almost anyone every week, and with rosters like that, coaching matters a lot, and I saw BA win with less here in Arizona. Like even before they got the last FG before the fumble return, you saw Arians and Leftwich dial up the right plays for four minute offense to give their his defense a breather and to give his team a better chance at winning. Koetter would have left them 7 minutes on the clock with clueless play calls. It’s little stuff like that that you notice with good coaches. They realistically should be 3-1 right now if not for the kicker blowing that easy kick last week.

  82. Buc1987 Says:

    12 more games to go for Jameis Winston…

    Who wants some more?

  83. Dapostman Says:


    Have you noticed how well the Falcons are tearing up the league under Koetter? What’s funny is how you clowns can not put 2 + 2 together. It’s still 4 BTW. Jameis Winston has only played under one coach for 4 years and now that coaches team is struggling to score points. Hmmmmmm I wonder why.

  84. Bucs96 Says:


    I think most of the commenters here have said it all. #Jaboo sooo far this season is proving what I’ve always preached. Even when he still needs to score 40 to win lol.

    Goff < Jameis

    Game ball to Leftwich for calling ONE hella a game! Rojo needs more carries. It's clear he's the better RB by far.

  85. July Joe Says:

    No, that is back to back SUPERSTAR games, one good game and one clunker.

    380 yards, 3 TDs and a 112+ passer rating (what Jameis did against the Giants) with a clutch end-of-game drive to give team a short FG to win it (Gay missed) is a SUPERSTAR game.

  86. July Joe Says:

    PAY JAMEIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. VA Tom Says:

    Nice seeing him get rid of the ball before getting sacked for the most part. And good O Line play helps

    The pick six is frustrating. But heck, that’s one error. I can live with that if you’re gonna put up 50+. Please let this improved decision making and turnover reduction be real…PLEASE! Nice game Jameis. Good job QB coaches.

  88. Pete I Says:

    Still not convinced but he played a great game yesterday. Let’s wait an see what happens, see if inconsistent play returns.

    But he played a great game. But a broken clock… time will tell

  89. christina olive Says:

    There was no need to bring that ball out of the end zone all it did was fire up the Rams D and put Jameis in a horrible situation. I’m just glad we were able to overcome it so Jameis could get the props he rightfully deserves after that huge win. Go Bucs!

  90. WyldKat Says:

    The horse ain’t dead?

  91. Locked In Says:

    I think Jameis was trying to get Bobo some catches. I think I saw him try to force more than one throw to him.

    It’s great to see an entertaining game and entertaining team again! I think Rojo is going to run wild one of these games!

    @Realist will be hiding in his hole for the next few days.

  92. Notabucsfan Says:

    Jameis needs to run, not walk away from the bucs and sign with a real nfl team as soon as possible. He is 25 and will just keep getting better while the bucs will always be the bucs. Add in how he has been treated in Tampa and give me one good reason he should stay. He will have teams wanting him badly that have a defense, running game and aren’t cursed in the kicking game. Why the hell should he stay with the yucks.