Joe Thomas, Steve Smith Rave About Jameis

October 12th, 2019

If you listen to retired superstar left tackle Joe Thomas, Bucco Bruce Arians is a master psychologist and is doing everything short of the Vulcan mind meld to repair the football head of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Thomas says Jameis is playing like a franchise quarterback. But for some reason, Thomas was told/heard Jameis was not a confident QB entering this season. (Joe’s not buying that.) And that’s why everything Arians has been saying and doing has been all about propping up Jameis, Thomas said. There’s more in the NFL Network video below.

Ex-Carolina Pro Bowl receiver Steve Smith also loves what he’s seeing from Jameis, who Smith says is proving himself this season. “Less and less Jameis Winston, young Jameis Winston mistakes,” Smith notes.

Joe’s first thought after hearing that was, ‘thank goodness Jameis’ two interceptions last Sunday were negated by penalties.’

Joe hopes Thomas and Smith are on the mark. The Bucs will no doubt need a special day tomorrow from Jameis while missing two offensive line starters against a tough Panthers defense.

11 Responses to “Joe Thomas, Steve Smith Rave About Jameis”

  1. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Last year was tough for Jameis due to the suspension (bad look for a QB) and the Fitzmagic fiasco. I commented at the end of last season that Jameis will need a great offseason to clear his head and focus on training. Only a few games in but it looks like he did that.

  2. passthebuc Says:

    we will never be a winner until we get a QB

  3. DalvinCookRules Says:

    “we will never be a winner until we get a QB”

    QBs don’t make the team! A great QB can make a great team elite, but you sure don’t need a great one to win games. You think even Tom Brady or Drew Brees was going to take some of those trashy Bucs teams of yesteryear to any playoff? Hellno.

    Winston is certainly better than say, Trent Dilfer or Brad Johnson, and each of those guys QB’d SuperBowl champs. It just demonstrates the fact that DEFENSE is actually more important than QB, and we can even see that in the few wins the Bucs had this year.

  4. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    We will never win until we get fans like passthebuc falling off the bandwagon. All this team needs is to play to Win and not play to lose. If you continue to dwell on the past then shame on you but be glory to the future for its on you! Go Bucs! I just want to see a solid all around team effort of a football game. Play like your life depends on it!

  5. dmatt Says:

    I wish BA will tell Jameis to take off running if no one’s open after 3 seconds in the pocket. At times he stutter steps too much n look confused in the pocket on his decisions. On critical downs, teams have learned how to bait n rattle him to force the ball down field, n he falls for it. If Jameis take off running more we’ll pick up positive yards, critical first downs, n avoid sacks, negative yards, n ints. I’d rather take a +1 yard over a -6 yards any day. Jameis has got to stop playing like a 6 round rookie.

  6. Buczilla Says:

    Is Jameis going to just barely play well enough for us to keep him? I hope not. If he’s not playing like a top 12 qb for 75% of the games this year then he needs to go. Today’s going to be a big day for him and if he lays the egg everyone knows he’s due for…

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Aaahh yes, the obligatory ‘Jameis-is-great-but-the-rest-of-the-team-is-screwed-up’ article. More articles to follow …

    DalvinCookRules … I agree with you that ‘A great QB can make a great team elite, but you sure don’t need a great one to win games’. Brad Johnson (our SB QB) & Trent Dilfer (the Ravens’ SB QB) were more than adequate. They were ‘game managers’ who functioned effectively WITHIN THE SYSTEM. Brad for instance went 10-3 in 2002 (plus won all 3 playoff games), but barely threw for 3000 yds (62% completion rate) in the regular season … 22 TDs passing but only 6 INTs. Trent in comparison went 7-1 in 2000 (plus won all 4 playoff games), but barely threw for 1500 yds (59% completion rate) in the regular season … 12 TDs passing but with 11 INTs (Ravens had an excellent defense & rushing team). It was the TEAM around them that won the SuperBowl.

    No Joe, we don’t need a ‘special day’ from Jameis to beat the Panthers. We beat the Panthers the first time around this season with solid Bucs’ defense, a decent running game (31 rushes for 100 yds), and a ‘game manager’ performance by Jameis (16-for-25 for 208 yds & 1 TD) … and NO TURNOVERS. We controlled the clock (33:53 to 26:07) & won the TO battle (1-0). Bucs’ offense was barely adequate that day (16 first downs? 2-for-12 on 3rd down conversions? 6 punts? 3.1 YPC average? 1 safety allowed?) BUT … we hung on to win 20-14 thanks to our DEFENSE forcing the Panthers into 1 fumble, 5 punts, 3 Out-on-downs and limiting them to FOUR FGs Total. Yup, definitely a ‘trainwreck’ of a defense. I know, off to the dungeon.

  8. Clean House Says:

    Steve Smith, while I liked him as a player, is a loud mouth who has no right to change his tune on Jameis now- he was too adamant in the opposite direction. This shows he is nothing more than a talking head, a follower, and a buffoon as a journalist. He can take his phony opinion and shove it.

  9. Clean House Says:

    McGinnest too,
    Both of those clowns kissed MeJax’s behind

  10. Hank Rearden Says:

    Clyde Christensen’s focus on fundamentals is paying off…One of the Joe’s voiced his concerns with Bajakian (former QB coach) the day he was hired. I don’t think Bajakian did a good job of developing JW3 at all. Just look at JW3’s deep ball. The ball is coming out with a little more air under it, letting the WR run under.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Could swear at 8:34 am today, just now, Steve Smith on NFL Network said the Bucs will move on from Jameis because he’s still not showing him what they need. Said he doesn’t know whether they draft or not, but will move on.