Grateful Jameis Talks Bucs

October 1st, 2023

A Jameis Winston news conference is always a spectacle. America’s Backup has a way of spicing things up.

Just another slimy Saints game today for the former Bucs franchise quarterback against his old team? Jameis couldn’t go there during his chat with New Orleans media.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity. I know this is Tampa,” Jameis said.

Will he start? That’s likely, but there’s been no definitive announcement. Last year, Jameis started in Week 2 against the Bucs. He entered the game banged up and threw three interceptions. That sparked his demise in New Orleans and Andy Dalton replaced him and started 14 games.

Jameis didn’t laud too many Bucs during his media session, but he did drop the love on Lavonte David and Devin White, two of his ex-teammates.

“Tampa Bay has the best linebacker duo on the league, I believe. I know Lavonte David, I mean I was grateful to be his teammates. I know he’s an amazing player and he age like fine wine. And Devin is one of the best linebackers there is, his speed, his tenacity. And you can just see on film he’s really locked in and focused.”

Jameis seemed most excited about running back Alvin Kamara returning for his first action of this season. He called Kamara “definitely a Hall of Fame running back.”

Saints starting QB Derek Carr is nursing a bad throwing shoulder, and Jameis remains a backup with a shot to recapture the spotlight. “I’m really grateful to get the first-team reps,” he said of practice this week.

And that’s probably the biggest reason the Bucs should be a healthy and feisty underdog; they’re facing a backup quarterback. Joe proclaimed a Bucs victory is coming on this weekend’s edition of The Ira Kaufman Podcast.

16 Responses to “Grateful Jameis Talks Bucs”

  1. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Who will eat the W today?

  2. garro Says:

    Only problem I have is being a Bucs fan. We consistently make average backups look like All Pro.

    Go Bucs!

  3. CHRISTOS Says:

    Agree Garro, it happens more often than not.
    Go Bucs

  4. Baker is GOD Says:

    Have a real bad feeling the Saints will spank the Bucs today.
    Then all the “I told you so” by media takes over and the depression sets in for fans and the players.

    This game could be the unofficial end of the Bucs season.

  5. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Go Bucs. Here’s to putting up the good hard fight and not getting owned! 👍

  6. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Bucs will fight tooth and nail as they always do against the Aints and it will come down to which team takes care of the ball. Extremely low scoring today as Bucs win 17-13.

  7. adam from ny Says:


  8. Mike Johnson Says:

    Nothing wrong with being a career Backup QB in the NFL. Many of them are millionaires and last a full 10 to 15 years. I like Jameis. Just not this Sunday.

  9. adam from ny Says:

    i just watched the jameis presser…

    and for some reason right about now i’m feeling quite grateful…

    but also very resilient 😉

  10. Oxycondomns Says:

    You missed the part where he said getting to play the bucs this weekend is God ordained

  11. D Cone Says:

    With a Great Defense a team could compete with a QB that throws 3 TD’s and a couple long pass/punt picks each game.
    Jameis sure is not shy about airing it out.
    Would not be surprised if he plays today and gives Carr one week more to heal.
    He could have a good game, win, and next week be in a New York Jets uniform as I’ve heard that mentioned a few times lately.
    Then again at only a 4 million salary the Saints might be hesitant due to what seems to be an injury prone starter.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think the Saints are fools if they let Carr play. Yes, they might win as aq result (doubt it) but they risk a season ending injury.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It was the Grizzly, Devin White that drug Jameis down and caused his injury…..

  14. SB~LV Says:

    We could be getting the good Jameis today
    It’s always 50/50 with him!

  15. mark2001 Says:

    Maybe Jameis is growing up? Sounds like it. Good luck to you, young man, as long as you don’t have your best games against the Bucs.

  16. Onetrickpony Says:

    Jameis is grateful?
    I’m grateful Jameis (Mr 30-30) is gone