Jamel Dean Talks “More Responsible” Jameis Winston

September 17th, 2022

“Different guy, Coach.”

After our beloved Buccaneers locked down the Cowboys and held them to just a field goal, one might think defensive playcaller/head coach Todd Bowles was ecstatic with all things defense.

Bowles was darn happy, cornerback Jamel Dean told SiriusXM NFL Radio this week, but Bowles was all over the defense for missing turnover opportunities. For Joe, a pass flying through Devin White’s hands (both of them) was the clearest example.

Dean reiterated what he told Joe this summer, that the Bucs are pushing themselves to get 30 turnovers this season. So they want at least two per game but only got one in Dallas.

Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is well known as a turnover machine, but Dean said the Jameis the Bucs are facing Sunday is a different Jameis than the one he played alongside in Tampa.

“Now he’s more responsible with the football,” Dean said. “You know, he’s still confident in himself but he’s making better choices now.”

What an adjective choice there by Dean, “responsible.”

Yes, Jameis sure was irresponsible with the football in Tampa. The dude threw 30 interceptions — thirty! — in 2019. The only other QB to throw 20 or more picks in the past four seasons was the immortal DeShone Kizer in 2017.

Hopefully, the Bucs can rattle Jameis and get him back to being irresponsible on Sunday.

Dean said a key to the Bucs beating the Saints will be more discipline across the team, noting that was lacking a bit in their many losses to New Orleans.

Dean added that the Bucs see the Saints as having that true third receiver threat in rookie WR Chris Olave. He’s got fluid route running, a mature understanding of the game and plays very fast, Dean said.

25 Responses to “Jamel Dean Talks “More Responsible” Jameis Winston”

  1. geno711 Says:

    Watched all of the Falcon’s v Saint’s game last week.

    Not only was the Saint’s offensive line looking poor in the 1st half but Jameis was looking confused in the 1st half and few minutes into the 3rd quarter.

    It did not hurt them and Jameis and the line got better as the game went on. Was that because the Saint’s adjusted or because the Falcons defense got tired? I am not sure.

  2. Dooley Says:

    Incoming rebuttals from the Jameis Winston appreciation society in: 5…4..3..2….1

  3. Tye Says:

    IF Kamara is out OR limited play, this could be 1 of Winston’s multiple Ints game… Its not out of the realm of possibility for him to throw 4 in this game if the Bucs shut down the run…

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Hope we can get good and constant pressure on Jameis.
    Atlanta choked, and played not to lose in the 4th quarter, and Jameis picked them apart.

  5. Allen Lofton Says:

    Communication on defense is a key to stopping the aints and Brady taking what the aints defense gives him plus the aints will make mistakes to

  6. Beeej Says:

    Jameis has yet to have the outcome of a Saints game depend on his arm

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Putting JW with Arians was like putting JPP in a Ferrari filled with fireworks. Pretty exciting until… boom!

  8. AnonymousBuc76 Says:

    Key word being “responsible”…That could be a few things… maturity, coaching/play-calling…

    Both teams are banged up and if Kamara is unavailable it’ll be all on Jameis…Hopefully Todd has a few wrinkles he can throw at Winston to force a few turnovers…As is the case in football, the team who wins the turnover battle wins the game…I swear I hate playing the Saints; it’s nerve wracking…
    There’s a thin line between playing hard and playing dirty and the Saints walk the line especially when they play us…

  9. CrackWise Says:


    Actually, last week’s win for Nola was 100% on JWs arm. He looked super impressive in the 4th TBH.

    ATL did what they do, however. Seems like they still that post SB meltdown hex. They just find new ways to choke every week.

    For whatever reason ATL could not keep the D off the field down the stretch and it gave JW and company time to keep firing AND it worked out for them in that game.

    That said, during the two drives the brought them back. On both drives!!! JW threw a ball that should/could have easily ended up in pick 6s. The defenders simply could not hang on to the ball.

    MAYBE JWs luck has changed??? BUT his boneheaded throws to the other team in crunch time sure still looks to be alive and well.

    If we don’t pick him off at least two times this game it will be for one of two reasons, perhaps both. AND HONESTLY I don’t see either happening.

    1. The Saints are running the ball down our throats with a big lead.
    2. JW is on fire from the start of the game and has one of his rare perfect games.

    BONUS reason, his back becomes an issue from getting catch the rath of the NFLs BEST LBs. LVD and DW.

    Either way, as long as we when the TOP battle we will pull away to victory EASILY. After the game everyone will be saying. That was an ok game for the Bucs, BUT the REAL test will be Green Bay.

  10. CrackWise Says:

    Yeah, I butchered that statement with word errors BUT you get the point. I THINK

  11. DoooshLaRue Says:

    JayMiss has been hiding his natural inclination for stupidity pretty well as the Saints’ QB.
    Bowles needs to disguise pressures and rattle him early and often.
    He still can’t read defenses and will revert back to his generous ways if we have the right game plan.

    You can’t fix stupid.

  12. David Says:

    From what I saw in that Atlanta game, he, like most quarterbacks, get rattled with a lot of pressure but he is still willing to throw it up and make that dumb mistake. He had a couple that should have been intercepted.
    Get pressure in the opportunities will be there

  13. BucTilDeath Says:

    Winston will throw 3 INT’s this game & D. White will have one of them.

    If ATL harassed him like they did, I can’t imagine what our defense is going to do to him. We need to get to him early, pop him real good. He doesn’t get into the game until late & has always struggled in the beginning of games. This is where we capitalize & control the clock. Ground & pound all the way. Score off of every turnover they give us, even if it’s a field goal.

    I really believe we will have a solid game plan for this week & believe we learned something in Dallas & that is the run is coming much more often this year. Ko leading the way!

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jaemis will be super-hyped for this game…..that’s a good thing for us…..every time he tries too hard, he fails.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    And, for God’s sake….when Taysom Hill has the ball…..key on the run!!!

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    @Crack: the only reason Winston looked good is because ATL went into a poor prevent defense. And it worked. It prevented a win.

    ATL dropped at least two easy INTs in that game.

  17. Redeemer Says:

    Pete Carmichael will definitely have his hands full. I expect a very conservative passing attack. Lots of boots, drag routes and the like. The bucs will need to be very disciplined as the Saints always have a few trick plays in the bag. I’m expecting a very low scoring game. Bucs win a slobberknocker 17-14

  18. SOEbuc be Says:

    Cam Jordan is not out. Not even listed as questionable. He’s full go.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How can some posters get things so wrong……Cam Jordan was NEVER out…..

  20. Brandon Says:

    Bucs are in for a longggg game tomorrow. Jameis about to prove a lot of you haters wrong. I’m here for it.

  21. Goatfarmer Says:

    Logan Ryan, please introduce yourself to Bucs nation with a pick, forced fumble and/or fumble recovery.

  22. stpetebucsfan Says:

    JW appeared to be playing in some pain by the end of the ATL game. In fact he had to leave the game momentarily with his back injury but it didn’t hurt his throwing motion. He also looks a big gimpy from his bad knee.

    Again…JW is NOT fast but before his knee he was slippery and agile and could move around. That may be hampered by his injury and the Buc D needs to pount the snot out of him the first half even if it draws a flag. Punish him his body is already hurting.

  23. CrackWise Says:


    We all know you are here to watch our dismantling!!! LGB!!!

    Say it with me everyone as we cheer on this weirdo. LET’S GO BRANDON.

    We love you Brandon, please keep up the BRILLANT work on telling us all what we need to think!!!


  24. Usedtobeabucfan Says:

    Atlanta’s defense is like 10 times better than the Bucs defense. If Dallas had ran the ball, they would have had a chance to beat the Bucs, probably would have. Dallas does not have the receivers to make the playoffs. Defense is pretty good. I think Justin Evans will show up and show out.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    Last I checked every time JW played the Bucs he beat them accept for when he got hurt last year and if it wasn’t for his injury he was enroute to win that game-I’m just a Jamie’s Winston fan…period