Coronavirus Delays Could Help Jameis

March 13th, 2020

It’s very possible that the NFL will delay the start of free agency, and that could be great for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Sadly, most of the sports world has shut down because of the pandemic sweeping the globe.

(Of course, the 12-year, no-snooze-on-Bucs-fans rule remains in effect at world headquarters. The fridge is stocked with Big Storm beer and Burger Monger leftovers.)

Jameis wants every football lover to know he’s recovering from a significant knee surgery. If you missed it, Jameis released a video showcasing his recovery early this week.

The timing was odd. The fact the video didn’t show him healthy, running and cutting was curious. And while it was nice to see Jameis working hard, it felt like a desperate move from an incompetent public relations team. It certainly wasn’t a video that would inspire a team to hand him many tens of millions in guaranteed cash at the start of free agency next week.

However, if free agency is delayed six weeks, for example, that might buy Jameis enough rehabilitation time to have no problem passing a team physical anywhere, as well as provide time for him make a new video displaying feats of strength and agility without a knee brace.

Joe really thinks the state of Jameis’ health could impact his market value. The Bucs have been so secretive about Jameis’ knee injury and subsequent surgery; it makes Joe wonder what’s really going on.

89 Responses to “Coronavirus Delays Could Help Jameis”

  1. Dreghost Says:

    Vote for TOM or TAMPA TEDDY! See ya Winston *throws up the deuce sign*
    Also thanks a lot to that guy who killed my anticipation and hope leading up to the new uniforms…at this point idc what they wear i just want to win babyyyy

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    “If 32 QB’s get coronavirus Jameis might have a job”. John McKay.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Two thoughts?

    1 – “The fridge is stocked with Big Storm beer and Burger Monger leftovers.” Shame on you Joe. You missed the perfect opportunity to show yourself eating those leftovers in a Bill Curie Ford.

    2 – “The Bucs have been so secretive about Jameis’ knee injury and subsequent surgery; it makes Joe wonder what’s really going on.” Aahh yes, it’s good to see that conspiracy theories are alive & well & living at JBF World Headquarters.

  4. Robert Says:

    “recovering from a significant knee surgery.”

    CMON MAN…….. I’ve had two full ACL’s done and an MCL.

    MCL aint nuttin!

    is this NDOG or TMAX?

  5. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    Why?? Every team & player knows who they want or where they want to go and all negotiations can be via phone. And, this is 2020 and Bank Drafts are done every day. No need to delay Free Agency.

  6. Pewter power Says:

    Winston may just want to leave Tampa, pricing yourself out is one way, getting surgery on your eyes also. Maybe hew made or known he wants to move on which is why Winston is the last option. He doesnt want to be here and if they csnt find another qb they’d have to franchise him.

    Not really sure but can only hope, I would like too see free agency delayed until after the draft this year.

  7. SteveK Says:

    How did Jameis only win 15 home games in 5 years?

    Why did Jameis throw 24 INTs in 8 home games last year?

    How can we expect to make the playoffs with a QB that doesn’t win at home, nor takes care of the ball?

  8. thisisouryear!! Says:

    That’ll give Jameis time to get his nose done. He wasn’t getting enough oxygen and that was definitely the cause of the poor decision making. Go Jameis!! No more crabby Jameis with the increased oxygen flow to his brain!! YES!!

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    the rona shouldnt stop teams and agents picking up the phone or using skype to making/complete a deal…….

    cant they fax the contract over, have the player sign it and fax it back?….

    i remember a time when a player wasnt able to sign because his fax didnt make it in time for the deadline…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Pewter power Says:

    This society is so petty and sensitive people would complain about guys signing big contracts during a pandemic as if they should stop living their lives or should make less money. Only reason to delay, what billionaire owner of a team does not have a private plane to go get their man? You shouldn’t own a team

  11. Tye Says:

    I guess I can see where ‘Jameis fans’ are concerned with his future..
    It may be that even if he were 100% no team wants his services…
    He may be looking at an early exit out of the NFL with his reputation and reckless playing.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    How can we expect to make the playoffs with a QB that doesn’t win at home, nor takes care of the ball?

    easy steve k!!!!!!!

    draft the top o-linemen, d-linemen, CB, RB, WR, FS, SS, LB, TE in THIS years draft….

    hire bob belichit(bill’s mastermind twin brother) to run the defense

    hire kurt shanahann(kyle’s mastermind twin brother)

    run the ball 50times a game like the titans

    burn off 3minutes of clock in the 4th quarter like vrable did vs NE

    do that and we go 19-0 every year JWs out QB…..LOL…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  13. chris L Says:

    i really hope they dont delay free agency. we were supposed to know march 10th originally what was going to happen. more waiting and waiting will be agonizing enough for buc fans. we just want to know what the plan is going forward. monday cant get here soon enough.

  14. 813bucboi Says:


    the funny thing is, folks talk about teddy being “check down charley” but they want a “3rd down back with great hands” so JW can “check it down”…lol…

    theres been underneath routes and RBs in the flat for JW to check down to all season but instead he forces the pass down field into double coverage…….and when its picked off, its the fault of WR…or the o-line…or play caller…or wind……

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  15. NPRSageBoy. Says:

    If the NFL delays free agency, it’s only logical that the draft gets moved as well.

    Since I’ve already convinced myself that Bucs are moving of from JayMiss, any delay in a free agency decision only forestalls the inevitable.

    Peace, out

  16. SteveK Says:

    Good stuff 813!!!

  17. Pete I Says:


  18. Buccernutter Says:

    I think it’s ridiculous if they postpone free agency. RIDICULOUS.

    This s*** is out of control. Literally

  19. tmaxcon Says:


    How many 16 game seasons has brittle teddy completed in the last 5 years??????


  20. mh1023 Says:

    Headline: ‘Bucs agree to terms with Winston, 2 years/20 million’

    The first contract to include a cane, 144 rolls of toilet paper, and a 10 year contract with Purell.

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    This s*** is out of control. Literally

    exactly what BA said after seeing JW go 30 for 30….LMAO!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  22. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Dewey and DR,

    Very funny stuff.

    After reading Silly Joe’s newest line of “reasoning” I feel like now, everytime my knee hurts, I can do something really stupid and have the perfect excuse.

    “Dammit, I just blew all my money at the strip club……..oh, yeah ,it’s because of my bad knee”


  23. Buccernutter Says:


    I hate you but that was a good one. lol

  24. Greg Says:

    OH MY GOD!!!! When will this site stop with the LUST FOR THE BUST!!! Its over Joe. I told you he was the wrong pic in 2015. Time to move on.

  25. BrianDorry55 Says:

    SIX WEEKS!? Fml. I’m literally logging off if that happens.

  26. Ndog Says:

    I 100% believe that Jameis is long gone and I couldn’t be more disgusted with this franchise. Yes I am pissed that we are going to go with a less talented QB BUT more importantly I am embarrassed with how they have treated a member of their team.

    For the first time in my life I can say it will be hard to get excited about this team in 2020. Again just so we are all clear THE ONLY WAY moving on from Jameis will be considered a success will be if we win the Superbowl.

    I know you are all going to rip me, all I can say is this franchise needs more fans that care about this team like me than they do losing fans like me.

  27. SteveK Says:

    We will get better QB play.

    Potential doesn’t win games.

    Lack of accountability for turnovers will get coaches fired.

    Three coaches down, and BA said I’m not going to be the fourth.

    Go Bucs!

    Fire the cannons!

    Winston can walk the FA Plank!!!! Arrrrrrgh!!!! 🏴‍☠️

  28. 813bucboi Says:


    you’re full of sh!t….lol…

    if JW returns, THE ONLY WAY 2020 will be considered a success will be if we win the Superbowl.

    do you agree with that?…..

    of course you dont….with JW we could go 7-9 again as long as he has 33TDs and 5k passing right?….because thats what matters right?…stats not wins…

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  29. SteveK Says:

    Sorry, NDog,

    Jameis just turned the ball over too much to get a second contract. I know it breaks your heart, and I don’t want to be mean about anything. I hope you can be objective and see that a successful season, 9 wins would tie Winston’s 5 year high water mark- or even playoffs would be a major step up.

    I bust your chops bc I firmly believe you lack objectivity. You would rather lose with posts of points and turnovers than win while protecting the ball better. I’d rather win and the soonest way to that is by letting Jameis walk.

  30. SteveK Says:

    More turnovers than touchdowns says it all. Move on.

  31. Youngbucs Says:

  32. 813bucboi Says:


    while you’re “disgusted” many are thrilled that the powers that be at OBP are saying 7-9 isnt good enough….

    the only thing you should be disgusted with is defending 30+ turnovers…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  33. Joe Says:



  34. Youngbucs Says:

  35. Ndog Says:

    If 7-9 isn’t good enough get a running game, kicker, secondary and oline.

    But no instead let’s just blame it all on one player. Makes perfect sense.

    And this ⬆️ is why we have been straight trash for the last 12 years.

  36. Ghettos of Siberia Says:

    joe wake up,his market value is attached to his .10 cent head…

  37. Elite Vita Says:

    [Joe doesn’t want to get wild, false rumors started here. Hope you understand. No, he isn’t in a coma from the coronavirus. It is a relative of his. — Joe]

  38. Elita Vita Says:

    Sorry, it was a family member of Michael Pitman…..sorry for the mistake.

  39. Adrnagy Says:

    With or without Jameis. 2020 season is already excited. New uniforms.

    Now that Matt judon got tag let see if everyone else follows

  40. Youngbucs Says:

    Shameis Winsnone has an arm with no brain a compromised leg bum thumb and 4 wins against playoff teams it’s time to walk the plank.

  41. Adrnagy Says:

    Tom Brady to bucs might happen after patriots offer one year under 13.5m ,unless they come back and offer more.

  42. 813bucboi Says:


    joe beat me to it chump!!!!!…lol….

    obviously you and @realist were in the same class being taught by smitty….2+2 and cover 2 are 2 different things!!!!!…..

    who’s more brittle?….

    the QB that had 1 knee surgery years ago or the QB that has already had knee surgery, eye surgery and a shoulder surgery?


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  43. Adrnagy Says:

    Tanner Hudson resign. Could brate Or Howard be on the move ?

  44. D-Rome Says:

    Yes I am pissed that we are going to go with a less talented QB BUT more importantly I am embarrassed with how they have treated a member of their team.

    Get the eff out of here with this nonsense. You had no issue with how the Bucs treated Gerald McCoy a year ago. They were using the same language and playing this same game in the media and you were A-OK with it.

  45. 813bucboi Says:

    Ndog Says:
    March 13th, 2020 at 1:21 pm
    If 7-9 isn’t good enough get a running game, kicker, secondary and oline.

    hard to develop a run game when your QB continues to toss INTs minutes into the 1st quarter….lol…

    we drafted a kicker…2 actually…1 being JWs FSU buddy….lol…

    we drafted secondary…they have talent and improved as the season went on….

    we drafted and signed oline….

    and then guess what….we drafted defense and signed defensive FAs…..

    we even fired not 1 but 2 coaches…..

    and then hired a QB whisper that has the biggest staff in the nfl along with 3coaches just for JW…..

    so yeah, its easier to find a QB that doesnt finish in the top5 throwing INTs each year he plays 16games vs dumping everyone….. lol….

    and is see you never responded……

    if JW returns, THE ONLY WAY 2020 will be considered a success will be if we win the Superbowl.

    thats your problem…you dont hold JW to the same standard as you hold others while gives JW excuse after excuse…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  46. Craig Says:

    I don’t think anything can help Jameis. He has had three coaches and still melted down in the last two games.

    In those games the defense was lights out and the run game was almost strong.

    What happened to Jameis in those games?

    That is what others will be looking at. Covid-19 isn’t going to change it, it is history.

    The only one the delay will help is the Cowboys, they might be able to sign Dak.

  47. 813bucboi Says:


    good point…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  48. DBS Says:

    Could there be other changes on the team too? Of course there will. Do you think this is the only position the coaches were looking at? NO!

  49. Bobby M. Says:

    I think the “injury” is valid….the timing of getting all this work done is bs. Its his crutch for poor performance, which strategically its not a bad business move. Time will tell.

  50. Uncle Says:

    Joe, just because you have nothing to write or talking about, doesn’t mean you need to post. You’re welcome for the unsolicited advice.

  51. Adrnagy Says:


    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport: No guarantee quarterback Jameis Winston would still be available if Tampa Bay Buccaneers wait for quarterback Tom Brady’s decision

    Gruden is pumping Carr to trade him. He wants Jameis. The chargers are waiting on Jameis. Not because you don’t hear doesn’t mean no one is interested. Tampering rules.

  52. IAMHIM Says:

    You buc fans are ridiculously, and that’s including Joe!!!

  53. Sharthappens Says:

    Slow news cycle Joe?

  54. Bird Says:

    This team needs more fans like ndog
    Can you believe this weirdo
    Im trying to picture him And its pretty disturbing

    Ndog seriously is crying right now
    His mommy had to put him in timeout with no binkey

  55. Ndog Says:

    813 of course winning the Superbowl next would not be the only way for them to succeed next year CAUSE he’s not freaking 43 years old smart guy. Duh

  56. Ndog Says:

    If you can’t see the difference in one player being 26 and having a future and another guy being 43 and bring about washed then you are more CLUELESS than I thought.

  57. Dave Says:

    No one cares about this crab boy loser

  58. RustyRhinos Says:

    Ndog, “I am embarrassed with how they have treated a member of their team.”
    I think that treatment goes both way as teammates. Players, Coaches, Owners. When the AZ uber “hassel” came up. Did ownership, Coaches and Players hear the truth from the main person involved? No they did not. That as a fan is embarrassing. Who again was not being factual in the explanations of these actions?

  59. Mitch Says:

    I think Dan Grazarious? ( spelling) tweeted out and was reported on by nfl trade rumors that he spoke to multiple nfl sources today that they weren’t considering delaying free agency?

  60. Ndog Says:

    Yeah Rusty I know all that charity work, playing through a torn up knee, playing with a broken thumb on his throwing hand, never throwing anyone under the bus when there have been MULTIPLE opportunities is sooooooo embarrassing. What a horrible teammate and person, so embarrassing.

  61. Youngbucs Says:

    Fake youngbucs get off my name I don’t comment often but been here a long time I made my name youngbucs from when we freeman blount and Williams the whole team was young thts why I choose youngbucs joe can check his sheets to verify lol

  62. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog has anybody on the team ever thrown Winston under the bus they’ve supported him fully stop it

  63. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If the CBA is not approved soon, will the NFL retract their offer? Think about it.

    With everything going on with the virus, the economy is plunging. That has to affect advertising revenues, which as due to be renegotiated soon. If the NFL see’s a potential drop in income, maybe they’ll withdraw the CBA offer if it is not approved yet…give the playerrs a lot less.

  64. gotbbucs Says:

    How have they been secretive about his knee? They dont talk about him because as far as they’re concerned he’s not their problem anymore.
    They wished him well and said don’t let the door hit you on the way out. It’s as simple as that.
    He’s having these surgeries without consulting Bucs officials. That’s why Arians had nothing to say about Winston’s knee or eye.

  65. tmaxcon Says:


    the only chump is the fools that think a fragile bridgewater with 1 complete season in the last 6 can come in here learn a new system and take this minor league roster to a championship. ba is a joke and those of you buying into his short term BS are going to be looking awful stupid sooner than later.

  66. 813bucboi Says:


    thats BS…….

    the difference between the 2 besides their age is one QB is a proven winner and the other is a proven loser….

    sounds like you’re willing to give JW until the age of 42 to make the playoffs….lol…

    the only future JW has in the NFL is on the bench holding a clip board….

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  67. Pete I Says:

    “all I can say is this franchise needs more fans that care about this team like me than they do losing fans like me.”

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha – now that is funny!

  68. 813bucboi Says:


    it took you that long to figure out 2+2=4?….lol….

    damn, i thought your big brother realist was slow…….

    you’re just handicap…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  69. D1 Says:

    Winston never reported the knee injury so either He or the Bucs violated NFL league rules if the injury was serious. To answer the expected reply, no its not common for teams to violate reporting injuries. This isn’t the only case where winston was less than forthcoming with the team. So , it’s not possible to extend the benefit of doubt to winston in this situation.

    The thumb was reported week 14. Winston playing with cancer, coronvirus and one leg along with no thumb in addition to Missing his 2 pro bowl receivers , managed to, miraculously and courageously, amass of 1000 yards in air. 1-0-0-0. Again, that’s one thousand yards passing with more excuses dragging behind him than a wins.

    A quick scan of Winston’s professional and college career stats and you’ll not find any 3 game span where he has passed for 1000 + yards. The only logical explanation is that either these injuries , although numerous and fatal to the average joes, are hyperinflated bovine fecal material. Or, it’s a window into the future , as the team will now deliberately inflict injuries upon winston to improve his play.

    At least the riddle has been solved And jameIs will no longer be forced to endure another painful press conference, post loss, with that blank expression plastered on his youthful 26 year old face and roboticly, reply “I just got to do better”. 2020 jameis can truthfully answer, with great conviction, any questions with ..”I just need to get polio or my teammates will find a limb to break off before the Browns game”.

    Winston is 2020 in 2020.

  70. Ghettos of Siberia Says:


    Are you certain #3 would not fumble the clipboard ?????

  71. Ivan The Insider Says:

    Can we please stop praising Jameis Winston for playing out the season if he was truly hurt with his thumb issue or his knee?

    We were out of the playoff chase and there would be no reason for Winston to risk further injury by demanding to play.

    So if he truly was hurt and he insisted to continue playing, then he’s an IDIOT and the Bucs should definitely NOT bring him back.

    A smart QB has to know when to sit with injuries and when not to. Winston is no hero if he truly played hurt and risked further injury just to pad his 2019 season stats when the team was out of the playoffs.

  72. Buc_You Says:

    Apologies “Youngbucs” I set this moniker up a couple years ago and never seen you comment before under this name so I will change it for you cry baby, usually I don’t comment either because of how many dummies are on here but FAKE I am not does anyone else want to whine about my about my new alias?

  73. Allbuccedup Says:

    Who cares

  74. SteveK Says:

    All good Buc-You!

    Jbf nation welcomes all.

  75. Buc_You Says:

    Thank you SteveK BTW I think you have more common sense than all these Jaboobs on here.

  76. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Always enjoy your posts because they make me think. Yeah if JW was violating an NFL law…or it was the Bucs…or it’s all be overhyped….I go with 1 or 3!!!

    While I agree with Joe’s observations about JW’s health I feel those are minor compared to the REAL concerns. Record setting turnovers.

  77. MirrorMirrowOnTheWall Says:

    The best thing for Jameis is to be released from the Buccaneers.

  78. D1 Says:


    Thank you.

    The questionable timing and seriousness of Winston’s knee and thumb injuries, instantly brings a similar situation to mind. Winston’s shoulder injury in his 3rd season.

    Fans were busy squabbling over Winston’s play and there was the usual suspects claiming winston was hurt week 2. But there’s nothing in the league reports that back up that claim . But a surprisingly honest moment from koetter, when he an offhand comment and basically confirmed winston lied to the team and coaches about the severity and time of the injury.

    There’s been a concerted effort to protect winston by the team. Fact is, it’s been remarkably successful. From an organizational perspective, there’s been very few times when someone has dropped the ball and said something different from the party line.

    I just tried to highlight the absurdity of the situation.

  79. BucsFIRE Says:

    Buc_You Says:
    “Apologies “Youngbucs” I set this moniker up a couple years ago and never seen you comment before under this name so I will change it for you cry baby, usually I don’t comment either because of how many dummies are on here but FAKE I am not does anyone else want to whine about my about my new alias?”

    No, but try to work in a period once in awhile.

  80. Oneilbucs Says:

    I don’t want to here nothing about we need a running game or a defense . Because all yall said that any quarterback can win with this team but Jamies . I ain’t giving no excuses for no other quarterback on this team . Even if the offensive line is still trash and we still can’t run the ball or even play good defense . I want to here yall blame every thing on the new quarterback for every lost . BA is full of it bro and all yall bought into his fake I want to win a championship with no running game . Now when he was with the Cardinals I think he tried to win . But with is he’s just getting paid and he showed all of us this last year when he didn’t even call plays even when we were losing lol lol . I can’t wait to read yall comments because we are going to lose this year as well .

  81. BucsFIRE Says:

    Allbuccedup Says:
    “Who cares”

    About your posts?
    Certainly none of us.

  82. BucsFIRE Says:



  83. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    People talk your ass off, hate Jameis all you want Jameis will get a starting job in the NFL next season. I’ve heard a couple of NFL analysts compare Jameis first 5 years in the league to P Manning . Most of the analysts are just running their mouths so I did some research and guess what, Jameis numbers are a tad better. I think what pisses the coaches off with Jameis is just throw the damn ball away don’t try to make every play into a big play

  84. SteveK Says:

    Where will Jameis start next year? Name one team?

  85. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ I would love to see it, SteveK, but I just don’t. I think a great landing spot for him would be the Pittsburgh Steelers. He could sit behind Ben for a little while, sort of hit re-set for awhile… and watch a guy who plays his brand of football.. with a few less mistakes. I could see him as a Steeler and would definitely be pulling for him.

    Well as long as it does not interfere with the BUCS, of course.

    I with it had worked here, I really do.
    I just think it is best for them both to part ways at this point.

  86. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


  87. D1 Says:


    People have been comparing Peyton Mannings numbers with Winston’s for some time now. Nothing new to that idea.

    The numbers totals for yds, TD’S /INT’s are comparable. And? What does the numbers provide . In other words, what information is or can be derived from these numbers?

    Well, it’s obvious that there is a group of fans who , upon hearing these numbers run right to their keyboards and hold up these stats as evidence winston is going to be hall of fame material . His trajectory is on par with the great ones. We’d be foolish to let him go.

    Problem is the numbers say no such thing. That’s wholly upon the individual interpretation. Frankly, it’s a fool who would take such a flawed stat as predictive in nature. But considering how few people possess the ability to understand raw data or even what it means, it’s quite understandable that this superficial statistical similarity would be used incorrectly.

    Simply, the peyton v Jameis comparison is useless.

  88. Buc_You Says:

    Peyton compared to Lameis is a facimile argument bearing no substance. The league was totally different then it was harder to throw on teams back then. Again we could also compare Jameis to Farve for similar reasons but, the rules were in favour of the defenses back then. It’s the other way around now do we need to improve the line certainly.Do we need a better run game absolutely but to expect different results from the same dummy at QB is the definition of insanity.

  89. Old School Athlete Says:

    Anyone comparing Jameis to Peyton Manning should self-quarantine for 300 years.