Is Jameis A Better QB Than He Was A Year Ago?

December 21st, 2019

So how much cash did Jameis Winston lose today?

Anyone think Team Glazer is eager to sit down for a little post-Christmas cheer with the agents of America’s Quarterback to talk about a multi-year contract?

That ain’t happening.

And it sure might have if Jameis played like a guy making his 69th start instead of a guy making his 19th.

Joe believes Jameis lost millions with his performance today in a showcase game. Heck, his GM called it a playoff game. (See home page)

What puzzles Joe is Jameis’ decision-making seems significantly worse than last year. How could that be? And it’s too late in the year to tell Joe that Jameis is still learning the offense. His four picks today were complemented by a couple of dropped picks. Were any of those throws good decisions?

Bruce Arians was hired to fix/improve Jameis. The highs are higher and the lows are lower. But Joe can’t call that fixed.

Only delusional Bucs fans thought this would be a playoff season, but every Bucs fan knew this year was all about honing/improving Jameis and helping him develop consistency. He already had the talent and the enough stats to open eyes.

But is Jameis better? Joe can’t say Jameis is. But he’s definitely good enough for another try.

94 Responses to “Is Jameis A Better QB Than He Was A Year Ago?”

  1. JonJohn Says:


  2. Posey99 Says:

    Here we go… flip flop. What about his stats though????

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ha ha ha ha

    OMG …….so funny Joe……LOSER QB

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  5. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    lol how many more games is he going to piss away. lets see pick 6 and another pick on his own 25 yard line roughly. that’s 10 points 10 points in a 3 point loss.

  6. ElBajito43 Says:

    Gimme a break HOE!!!!

    Glazers weren’t even watching the game!

    JoeL “GLAZY” BOY is the real LOSER OWNERS SUCK!

  7. AwShbucs Says:

    First year in the scheme.

    Despite the turnovers, 5,000 yards and 30 Touchdowns.

    You dont get rid of that. You develop it. 2020 Jameis Winston will be an MVP candidate.

  8. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Just because a QB has good stats…..doesn’t mean he’s a keeper………..

    …………….Jay Cutler 2.0?????????

    nah…..Jay Cutler was better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    just kidding……..maybe????

  9. Zzbuc Says:

    Joe you should Take some bipolar medicine men!!!
    Two days ago u were saying was god’s messenger.
    Everybody know he is a turnover machine, what nobody knows is Dalton or a rookie or r whomever will be better. That’s the issue here.
    You know this I know this and every Bucs fan knows this.
    So stop inflating JW because you only rise his price, you and every single so called expert!!

  10. Tampabuscsbro Says:


  11. ElBajito43 Says:


    What happened to the “Another One for the Contract Column!!”


  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If there are no consequences for bad behavior….it will continue… simply can’d give Jameis a huge contract…..he still hast to prove himself.
    Franchise him 1 year if you will…..but cut him loose if this continues.

  13. Unimpressed Says:

    The answer is no, in fact, he’s worse.

  14. Tbbucs3 Says:

    You know what, maybe

  15. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ……and 5 years isn’t enough time for a QB to prove hmself??????

    he ain’t gonna change

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe I disagree about decision making. We are not seeing him force balls like before. Seems to me what is getting worse is his ability to read the defense. I guess you could call that decision making in a way.

    Could you maybe elaborte on this in your next podcast?

  17. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Slice his throat and feed it to the pigs!! Right that’s what you all want?

  18. Bird Says:

    Striaght pubes

    The worst mist sobgutated wevet

    Go high go bals

  19. Bird Says:

    Your stupid

  20. Tye Says:

    Don’t forget at least 3 different times players were side open for TD and JW over threw all 3 of them… That adds with the ints that counted and those that were dropped and he still plays like a rookie after 69 starts… Jags made the wrong decision with Blake Bortles and the Bucs will likely regret it for years if they make the same risky decision because they will just be paying for more qb play like this… If this is how he plays for a contract, imagine how much his play will fall off with already getting paid..

  21. fernando diaz Says:

    Bad call the RB gave that play away from get go and he stared the WR.

    1 yr deal looms

  22. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Why not????

    Bubba the love sponge did it on live radio?????

  23. Posey99 Says:

    Sooooo many passing yard. Y’all see the 335 passing yards today? Wow sign him now. Anybody have a stat on how many points he’s cost us? I guess we can just blame our defense

  24. Ricordo Says:

    I object! Jameis has developed consistency.

    How many playoff games have started and ended with interceptions by the losing QB? That’s probably one for the record books.

  25. Ali Says:

    Leave britney alone

  26. Chris l Says:

    Can we just call it as it is? He freaking lost us this game. The defense absolutely balled out today. This is a horrific loss for this franchise and a step back. Any goodwill he garnered is gone. It’s primetime and this is his performance? Despicable. Why is there not more anger from you joe? Come on . No player is safe but he easily lost this game for ya. Yes other plays like Brate were bad but come on . 4 interceptions. I don’t care if you have the 85 bears or 02 bucs. That is NEVER winning football

  27. ElBajito43 Says:

    Oh there you are IDIOT 87 go home LOSER you hiding entire game NOW you are here!

    Bend it over to take your (Joe Moderated) up the moderated

  28. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Jameis Winston is just bad………..

    he’s a first rate 2nd stringer

  29. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    >But is Jameis better? Joe can’t say Jameis is. But he’s definitely good enough for another try.


  30. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    Jameis has developed the consistency of turning the ball over to the other team

  31. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    ALSO is ElBajito realist? cause if he is he may be more toxic then that guy whose name starts with the letter T that we cannot mention his name.

  32. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Licht has no leverage in Jameis contract talks. He’s already committed his nutsack and Jameis and his agent know this.

  33. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    5 more years of getting more drunk and depressed

  34. Dewey Selmon Says:

    We had a chance to beat a playoff team, go 8-7 and Jameis Claus gives the other team early Christmas presents and blew a chance to make some real jack. 2 games the Bucs had a national audience and he throws 9 pix. Even England knows he is a turnover machine.

  35. Ricordo Says:

    I could propose to Jameis’ agents a multi-year contract with an opt-out option for the team.

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    We are still a good team. Can win with this team if you get better QB play.

    Defense is legit. Lots of mistakes to point to but the one that you can’t overcome is awful QB play.

    He had a chance to win it and threw a awful pass.

  37. Hodad Says:

    Blame the defense, the lack of run game, the offensive line, only not today. This was all Jameis. Here we are game 15, he throws a pick to start the game, he throws a pick to end the game, with two more sprinkled in. Isn’t that how he started the first game of the season against S.F.? A pick to start the game, a pick to end it. Hasn’t learned much since then. You all like the thirty TD passes? How about the 8 TD passes this year to other teams? This is what he is, what he does, it’s not going away. It can’t be coached out of him he’s incapable. Game 1, game 15, same old same old.

  38. YucLife Says:

    Joe you have been such a supporter of America’s turnover machine and I don’t get it ? No pocket presence or awareness, not smart, and just can’t see the field yet you and all the FSU homers think this guy is good ?? I don’t get it and makes no sense and today was just another waste by a very average QB !!! I pray one more game and then we won’t have to see him in a Yucs uniform because we can build around that D like the Dungy days

  39. ElBajito43 Says:

    I am not realist!
    I am Papa BWUCY BWuce I only hide under that 2nd profile

  40. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    it’s all about the money……regardless how you feel about Winston, an objective person would have to agree that he really isn’t worth top dollar.

  41. Jean Lafitte Says:

    How about JPP with 3 sacks today?

  42. Mike in MO Says:

    “Consistently Inconsistent” is how someone summed him up best. He is what he is. You can’t change a leopard’s spots. Accept him as he is or move on. There is no more to debate. Either he is the man or he isn’t.

  43. ATrain Says:

    This team has gotten better

    Jamies hasn’t changed


    We didn’t stay with any coach for 5 years why Jamies

    YOU CANNOT WIN championships with Turnovers

    That’s why the winning QB are throwing for 200 yards and winning and Jamies has 400 yards and losing

  44. BucAllNight Says:

    He played horrible today no way to spin it…..

    But keep in mind he was down 2 PROWL WRs and throwing to guys who were on their couch last week. With that said there is STILL no excuse for 4 ints… on2 of those(watson/BP) we just need WR to come back to ball tho

    Go Bucs!!

  45. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    I don’t Think Winston has change, he’s still making bone head throws. I have confidence that Arians is gonna draft a QB and develop him and also I think Arians is only gonna deal with Winston’s bone head throws and inconsistently until he develop a QB or sign someone. Over all the Bucs are starting to look like a playoff team

  46. BucAllNight Says:

    He’d go to the Browns or Raiders and take them to the Super Bowl btw

  47. Brandon Says:

    People gonna sit here and act like Favre didn’t throw 20 INTs six times in his career or 29 INTs in one season. Or have have seasons where he didn’t throw more TDs than INTs. Favre had one of his most dreadful seasons with the Jets one season before he had his best season ever with the Vikings.

  48. gotbbucs Says:

    He’s the most consistent QB in the NFL. He’s consistently learned nothing from any one pass he’s ever made in his career. Doesn’t matter what the defense is in or where the defender is, he will throw the same exact pass over and over again and to hell with the consequences.

    Winston shoots a sawed of shotgun from the hip. Close is good enough as long as he keeps on firing.

    It wont change. Good defenses will embarrass him. Bad defenses have a chance to be embarrassed by him. No matter what the game plan might be, when the shooting starts he’ll reach for the scatter gun and grab two boxes of shells.

    …and this game had to be an absolute nightmare scenario for ownership and the front office. Winston couldn’t just come out and play smart football for the last two games of the year after his two 450 yard games vs. the garbage defenses of the league. Nope instead he comes out and did exactly what he always does and craps the bed early and often.

  49. Brandon Says:

    Five seasons where Favre didn’t throw more TDs than INTs. Six seasons of 20 INTs with a high of 29. Let that sink in.

  50. JimmyJack Says:

    The biggest problem I got is some of(not all) the turnover I could live with if Winston we’re able to lead the team on game winning drives in clutch moments.

    Winning QBs stick that ball in the Endzone. Winston right now is not good enough. Twice now he has choked in big game winning drives. Winston earned our losing record.

  51. ElBajito43 Says:

    No he CANNOT ! BA doesn’t run SH!T around One Buc! GUMP IS KING bcuz GLAZY Boy Gabe him the 🔑 keys…..
    It’s over guyz just start preparing to throw your remote!

    I am already started on the building of a protective screen that will go around my TV during the 2020 DRAFT

    211 SUICIDE LINE is ALL CALL Code Red on that same day.

  52. Allbuccedup Says:

    Same what you see is what you get.

  53. Wesley Says:

    Not nearly enough, that’s for sure. And in some cases he’s gotten worse.

  54. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Busted thumb, no receivers, no run game.

    This game is a gimmie to me.

  55. Boltsfan17 Says:

    The mere fact that question has to be asked should tell you everything you need to know about Winston.

    Move on from this guy! For the love of god!!!!!!

  56. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    I am a Jameis fan but it’s just too many bone head throws. He’s looking more and more like B Bortles. I do have confidence that Arians is gonna draft and develop a QB or sign one this off season. I really don’t think Arians will put up with the inconsistent and bone head plays from Jameis. Over all this team is starting to look like a playoff team we just need consistent play from Jameis or replace him which I think Arians is gonna do one or the other in 2020

  57. RustyRhinos Says:

    “If this is how he plays for a contract, imagine how much his play will fall off with already getting paid..” preach it Tye!

  58. Craig Says:

    Considering that Jameis knew this while year was his audition, I think he has digressed. He was better in his first year. He can’t seem to hold anything in his little pea picking head. I have seen better work during sandlot games with people who have never had the benefit of a coach.

    To coach someone you have to believe your pupil has some things going for him. Jameis doesn’t. It all goes away every week.

    If he is resigned, beware the beginning of next season. It is going to be horrid.

  59. Anonymous Says:

    The Bucs will never win with a gambler who makes amazing gains followed by spectacular losses. I know the report out today was bogus. I know this: the Glazers sit in their Owners Suite just like the few remaining fans in the stands do. They see the first pass is a pick six (again, and again), and they see Winston too often gamble away the last chance. They will never be better than 8-8, maybe 9-7 with Winston, and will never make a successful playoff run where a team…where the leader…has to play extremely well for four games to be champs.

    Jameis is a bridge QB. He will make millions more, but he is no face of the franchise, and he is no star, and he is no top tier player. Bank it.

  60. Anonymous Says:

    All the dumb azz Jameis lovers that wanted to sign him up fo multiple years going into this game…welcome to reality. So glad you don’t run my team.

  61. Rob Says:

    Better at throwing interceptions. Stupid ATM

  62. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey YucLife, “I don’t get it and makes no sense” you must have missed the Pitt-FSU game Joe watched back in 13, that still causes those Viagra results when Joe thinks about Winston in that game. Gets him all flushed faced and pointy! Lol The word according to Joe.

  63. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    I’m not making excuses for him, but does anyone think we lose with Godwin and Evans? We had no receivers and Jameis was playing with a broken thumb. He also made a ton of plays with his feet and his arm. Plays not many QB’s can or would make, especially with scrap heap WR’s making their debuts. He will bounce back next week and the Bucs will win to finish 8-8, one missed field goal from 9-7.

    We finally have a D, which should mean another 2-3 wins. Draft a game changing back with the first pick and we have an even better O. We are not going to draft or sign a FA QB who will give us a better chance of winning next year.

  64. BucAllNight Says:


    They don’t wanna here the truth. Where was the track star wideout.. #18 missed a key block on Hargraves on the CRUCIAL 4th and 1. With an improved D and a homerun threat at RB to push RB. Winston will push for LEAGUE MVP in 2020!!

    you heard it here FIRST

  65. BucAllNight Says:

    *push RoJo

  66. WillieG Says:

    Another try?! He’s had 5 years of the exact same garbage how in the #$&@ can anyone not know what they have in #3?!

  67. BrianBucs Says:


    You hit the nail on the head a while back about Winston when you said “Probably good enough to start, but not good enough to take you anywhere”

  68. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    I know Jameis throw many many picks but one that really ticked me off was the last one. Everyone in bucs land knew they were trying to throw to the sidelines so the average QB would’ve been careful and looked off the defender but Jameis didn’t . He looked the running back down and threw it right to the defender. I predict Arians is gonna draft a QB in the second round and develop Jameis replacement

  69. Carol5060 Says:

    Remember me ? The housewife who knows very little about football but I am not stupid,Mr. Winston must have some thing over the people who employ him.Why would any owner of a team keep this loser, Wake up !

  70. Boltsfan17 Says:

    This team needs a legit RB too. This two headed monster of mediocre and blah both need to go.

    The Glazers were conned by Licht. How do you bring in an HC with a history of throwing it a ton when your QB is a turnover machine? That’s like running the ball 45 times a game and your RB is a fumbler. Organization lacks any sort of football sense.

  71. Buccfan37 Says:

    The game had a close Bucs loss written all over it before the game began in a typical Bucs fashion.

  72. D-Rome Says:

    Clearly Reasonable Joe wrote this.

    Jameis Winston has more INTs in his career than Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has played in at least 100 more games.

    That should give everyone some pause.

    Bucs should franchise Jay-Miss and draft the QB of the future because it’s not WinsTOn.

  73. Buczilla Says:

    Jameis is the same guy that he was as a rookie. One moment he’s making a play only a few in the games history could make and next 3 he’s making mistakes only 3rd string rookies would think we’re a good idea. We need a solid vet and a rookie to compete with him next year. If we lose JPP or Shaq to free agency because we gave this broken a$$ qb a big contract I’m gonna be pi$$ed. 😛 Hard work AND good play should be rewarded and those two easily deserve to be paid before Jameis. Gosh damn looney world is where I think I’m living.

  74. NPRSageBoy Says:

    The definition of insanity is to keep trying the same thing over and over with the same outcome.

    Keeping JayMiss fits that description perfectly.

    The time to move on from JayMiss passed us several years ago.

    Peace, out

  75. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Yes. Jameis is better than last year. He has more yards, more touchdowns and fewer fumbles.

    Only his interceptions have gotten worse. And that is very frustrating.

  76. Anonymous Says:

    One phone call away from arrest. Numerous chances from folks wanting to rehap him. Can’t even get his finacee to committ. She is wating for money. Loser in life. Loser on the field. The Glazers love to play “Trading Places.” Stop playing the game. The gig is up. Send Winston to where he belongs. You pick the place. It ain’t here.

  77. Anonymous Says:

    Joe can’t say Jameis is XXX? Are you that stupid? Okay, here it is. NO! Jameis is not better. There is your answer, idiot. It’s clear he is not.

    The problem is Joe gets credentialed. Should probably pull it just out of stupid things like this article. Duh.

  78. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Bonzai…..”only his interceptions have gotten worse.” Jesus christ, what is more important than interceptions??????

  79. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    We already bent over backwards for Jameis with the dreary Dirk hire. The guy all throughout his life just makes bad decisions.

  80. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Alvin Scissors

    Are you serious?? I swear people act like not throwing interceptions is the most important part of playing quarterback.

  81. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Good take Bonzai

  82. Tbbucs3 Says:

    QBs who are excellent at not throwing interceptions

    – Mitchell Trubisky
    – Josh Allen
    – Marcus Mariota
    – Tyrod Taylor

    There’s more to playing QB than not throwing interceptions and I shouldn’t even have to explain this. Jameis is great at everything- the turnover issue.

  83. D1 Says:


    “What’s more important than interceptions “? In this case, games played.

    Winston has more yards and TD’S this year than last. Which means zero because hes played in all 15 games this year. 50% more games played and 40%+ more passing attempts.

    OF course, someone will point to TD’s and yards increasing this year as evidence of improvement . More than a few I suspect will join in and use the same stats as proof that jw has improved.

  84. Gator bait Says:

    You guys keep bringing up Bret Farve that was a totally difficult NFL. You could smash a QB or dehelment a WR(like the buccs used to). I just don’t see how you pay him big money and I like him.

  85. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Next week will be 70 career starts more than enough to judge him on. He’s just not great consistently enough to justify a big contract. If you think he deserves a large extension you just don’t know the game.

    I’m a league where 90% of the games are one score games you can’t win with a qb who gives the other team as much of a chance to win as his own

  86. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:


    You forgot

    Russell Wilson
    Tom Brady
    Patrick Mahomes
    Drew Brees
    Aaron Rodgers
    Kirk Cousins

    You know QBs who give their teams a chance to win every week

  87. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “But is Jameis better? Joe can’t say Jameis is. But he’s definitely good enough for another try.”

    Now THERE’S a bottom line if I ever saw one Joe. He’s not better, but he’s ‘GOOD ENOUGH’? Hmmm, good enough for what? Good enough to lead us to the playoffs? Good enough to win a Super Bowl? Funny how it took only one game for Jameis to go from being ‘The Savior’ to being ‘Good Enough’.

  88. Tbbucs3 Says:

    ^ the problem is that Jameis DOES give us a chance to win every week but it’s usually are pass defense that lets us down. In this case our pass defense play great (extremely rare) and our TEs (and QB) let us down.

    Obviously throwing less interceptions is better but my argument is about how interceptions isn’t the most important part of being a great QB.

  89. D1 Says:


    Perhaps, I missed your earlier post where you presented an argument about what constitutes a great QB. I did read interceptions isn’t the most important part of being a great QB. But where’s your argument for what is?

    I’m not disagreeing with the idea that interceptions is not the best way to evaluate a QB. Obviously, there’s multiple factors to consider and if it’s a situation where a QB has been prolific in his propensity to turn the ball over then the other factors have to be even more so.

    The question is, is there a argument to make for winston and this team as it’s currently constructed?

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

    Fools gold

  91. July Joe Says:

    Most QBs would have sat this game and the next game out, as they were meaningless games and all the good receivers were out and you got a broken thumb.

    JW could have said, “I’m done for the year”, the fans just saw me be the only qb ever to throw for 450+ back to back. I’m not playing again until I have a new contract.

    But no, JW soldiered on … and now the IDIOTS want to kill him for it … MORONS.

  92. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    He threw plenty of picks before the broken thumb, so….

  93. ATrain Says:

    Hey July Jamies is still fighting for. Contract

    If he would have sat even idiots like you would turn on him


  94. July Joe Says:

    ^ No, he’s not. And no, I would not have. I would have applauded him for sitting out.