Jameis Winston gets a jump start on Hard Knocks

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Plenty of players and coaches would prefer to take a pass on Hard Knocks. Not Jameis Winston.

Via JoeBucsFan.com, Winston has invited the Hard Knocks cameras to his private, 6:00 a.m. pre-training camp workouts. The move confirms that Winston plans to try to parlay the nationwide platform into superstar status.

And I’m fine with that. Although nothing builds a quarterback’s status like winning football games, Winston definitely has the desire to make himself into a franchise quarterback and his franchise into a champion.

While I typically pay little attention to Hard Knocks (because: (1) it’s all been seen and done before; and (2) I’m too cheap to pay for HBO), this year could be the exception. And not just because of Winston.

G.M. Jason Licht told PFT Live several weeks back that linebacker Kwon Alexander will provide plenty of entertainment for the HBO audience. As will coach Dirk Koetter, who clearly doesn’t want to deal with Hard Knocks — and who has a temper that some beyond the Buccaneers’ building have experienced directly.

30 responses to “Jameis Winston gets a jump start on Hard Knocks

  1. There are some great young QB’s in the league, and Winston is among the best! This young man has the will and the work ethic to be an elite level signal caller. I would not be surprised to see the Bucs….with all their offensive weapons(Evans, Jackson, OJ Howard, Cam Brate, etc.)…challenge for the division this season! The NFC South is going to be one fun division to watch!

  2. I cut the cord and no more HBO. It is legal to finagle with a firestick but I haven’t found the time, yet. Lost the NFL draft for the first time in forever. But going from $500 a month from 2 houses (one has an Apt) to $120 is noticeable.

    I guess I’ll miss Thursday Night games or go out like the old days but the last thing I did before my dad passed away was stay in on Thursday night and watched with him. Don’t know why but something told me to stay home. I was here before the cable era and I am here to watch it end. 1980 t0 2017 (for me).

    Life goes on and I have 4 kids who haven’t turned a TV on in 10 years. The NFL MUST be aware that there is a whole generation and counting out there not watching or caring about football.

    They’ll get us with data usage bills. Then it will be the 60’s all over again with coat hangars for antennas, sticking out the window with your youngest holding it for better reception. Those were the days.

    PS: I was also the remote and the vertical/horizon button holder for those who had the Motorola split screen problem.

  3. Somehow I’m having a difficult time trying to picture Joe Montana or Tom Brady wanting the cameras to follow them around. Those guys were always wanting to put the spotlight on their teammates. There was a good young QB a couple years ago that seemed to love the cameras more than he loved football. The camera is your best friend when things go well, but they can be your worst enemy when things don’t go well. I hope Jameis re-thinks that decision.

  4. Mike Glennon will have a longer better career the Jameis Winston.

    Glennon should have been able to compete for the job.

    He got passed over twice.

    Jameis is going to be a bust

  5. Let’s not forget that Winston does NOT/did not have the best reputation coming out of FSU(self-inflected), so kudos to him to try and embrace this opportunity and shed himself in a more positive light…..all eyes will be watching, so I hope that he gets it right…….Embrace this opportunity, Winston………..

  6. It was amazing the people criticizing TB for not bringing in Kaepernick to compete with this guy. I mean really, not even close. I could not believe they tried saying otherwise.

  7. tonebones says:
    Jul 4, 2017 10:22 AM
    Somehow I’m having a difficult time trying to picture Joe Montana or Tom Brady wanting the cameras to follow them around. Those guys were always wanting to put the spotlight on their teammates
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    Montana, maybe, but Brady probably doesn’t want cameras following him for different reasons.

  8. magnumpimustache says:
    Jul 4, 2017 10:39 AM
    Mike Glennon will have a longer better career the Jameis Winston.

    Glennon should have been able to compete for the job.

    He got passed over twice.

    Jameis is going to be a bust
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    1. Jameis is already not a bust. 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons – no other qb has done that.

    2. Glennon has been handed the starting job in Chicago, behind a very good offensive line and with one of the best young RBs in the league. We will see how long he can fend off another rookie.

  9. Still rather have Mariota. Both are gonna be good. Mariota has missed some games – which might indicate a problem – so Winston has higher numbers. JW may have an INT problem – seems to throw into coverage.

    Winston 59.6% 8,132 yds 50TD 33 INT Rating 85.2 32 games
    Mariota 61.6% 6,244 yds 45TD 19 INT Rating 93.8 27 games

  10. Can’t blame him for trying to repair his public image with TV cameras. Up to now many Americans view him as a sexual predator who got away with rape, a thief for stealing crab legs, and a guy who stood on a cafeteria table and shouted obsceneties in public. Given that America is the land of second, third, and even fourth chances, this move will reintroduce Jameis to the American public.

  11. Last year’s Rams episodes were incredibly dull and you didn’t miss much.
    Fisher – spouting coaching platitudes.
    Mike Waufle – generic foul mouthed coach the players understandably tune out.
    Goff – zero charisma
    Players – simple and sometimes dumb

  12. So what if HBO found a way to re-invent The Soprano’s? Would you get it then… and no, I’m not part of HBO; just curious.

    Thumb up if they could do it WITH CLASS, down if it’s finished and you are fine with how it ended.

    As for the Bucs.. “it’s the Bucs!” C’mon! Who cares. As a New Englander that moved down to Florida decades ago… go to a Rays or Lightning game, half the stadium is filled with away fans who are retirees or people sick of shoveling snow; Jameis Winston or not.

  13. bkostela says:
    Jul 4, 2017 11:42 AM
    tonebones says:
    Jul 4, 2017 10:22 AM
    Somehow I’m having a difficult time trying to picture Joe Montana or Tom Brady wanting the cameras to follow them around. Those guys were always wanting to put the spotlight on their teammates
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    Montana, maybe, but Brady probably doesn’t want cameras following him for different reasons

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    Absurd Statement of the day! Brady just did a program of him promoting Football in Asia (China and S. Korea) in mid June with his 9 year old Son for Under Armour. The Cameras followed him everywhere. I am a Dolphins Fan and can appreciate that the GOAT out as an Ambassador of the sport. He is not hiding from Cameras…

  14. Montana, maybe, but Brady probably doesn’t want cameras following him for different reasons.
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    Brady is the Greatest Of All Time. Period. No more dispute. No more questions. Selective outrage over unproven accusations exposes jealousies of fans who would GLADLY have him quarterback their team if he was available.
    FYI: Montana would love for cameras to follow him for the right price.

  15. Hes basically Ryan Tannehill. They are the same quarterback. Dead serious. Same stats, same output, same wins vs easy teams. Losses vs real teams.

  16. I expected Winston to fail, to lack professionalism, and to get into off-field trouble on a regular basis. He’s done none of those things. He has become a solid young quarterback who wants to work hard and become even better. There’s really nothing to criticize about that. Give him better protection and a running game and you’ll see the INTs go down. I like where Tampa, and Winston, seems to be headed.

  17. @BarbequeTime

    No one thought Kaep would beat out Winston, but TB should’ve signed Kaep to be his backup. Players respect Kaep, even if some conservative fans don’t.

  18. The camera is your best friend when things go well, but they can be your worst enemy when things don’t go well

    Ain’t that the truth.

  19. Brady is a great QB, but…

    If Wilson is not picked off at the goal line and the Falcons could probably handle a lead – run the clock down before the snap, run the ball, etc. – then the conversation shifts to how Brady was 3-4 in Super Bowls, hadn’t won one since 2005, and maybe even New England can’t win one without some kind of “against the rules edge”.

    Funny how things you cannot control cement your legacy.

    I actually think Montana was better and I also think Manning was better. Brady was on teams that won without him while Manning was always bring the not-really-that-good Colts into the playoffs. All three great, but I would rank them 1. Manning 2. Montana 3. Brady.

  20. Look at their schedule. Bucs have Chicago and NYJ, the only possible gimmes on the slate. Every other team they face should be tough outs. Detroit, Buffalo and New Orleans are the worst of the rest of the schedule.

    They face the Patriots, Falcons, Packers, Giants, Dolphins, plus Vikings, Cardinals and Panthers, playoff teams from last year or year before.

    They could lose 10 games this year. However if they make the playoffs having faced that schedule, I would pick them to represent the NFC in the SB.

  21. Glennon got passed over? I seem to remember 2 seasons ago when glennon had v jax and mike Evans (a rookie) to throw to, and Martin running the ball; plus lavonte david and Gerald McCoy was on the defensive side of the ball. Glennon had his shot with most of the same core talent that winston has, one is just a better football player than the other

  22. Winston is just another QB trying to become a good QB in the NFL. He should focus on that and the rest will come.

  23. Up to now many Americans view him as a sexual predator who got away with rape, a thief for stealing crab legs, and a guy who stood on a cafeteria table and shouted obsceneties in public.
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    Yep, that’s him all right.

    He’s also prone to terrible interceptions and fumbles, doesn’t appear to be very bright.

    The opposite of Marcus Mariota, in other words.

  24. nflfan1blog says:
    Jul 4, 2017 1:45 PM

    Brady is the Greatest Of All Time. Period. No more dispute. No more questions. Selective outrage over unproven accusations exposes jealousies of fans who would GLADLY have him quarterback their team if he was available.
    FYI: Montana would love for cameras to follow him for the right price.

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    I hate how people act like just because Brady has 5 rings, he is the greatest of all time. Is Charles Haley the best defensive player of all time? No. While Brady is in the conversation, I personally contribute his TEAMS success to having one hell of a coach/gm and always has a great supporting cast. Pats defense always seems to be top 10 year in and year out. Quarterbacks shouldn’t only be measured by how many rings they have…..

  25. Mr. “We Dawgs!”…this dude is a 21st Century role model for kids?!? I don’t care what he does in the NFL…SMDH…this fool, a QUARTERBACK at that, could not stay out of trouble in college, makes a fool out of himself trying to speak basic english to elementary kids just a few months ago & of course, a certain idiotic segment of society closes their eyes & calls him a hero, LOL!! He is Cam’s idiot twin without the pathetic wardrobe…but give it some time…STAY WOKE LOL…Doug Williams needs to slap both those fools!

  26. Mr. “We Dawgs!” is also very physically soft for a young dude…by the time he’s around 30, he will have a Kim K ass & need a bra for those bitch tits…FACT…STAY WOKE (can that phrase be any more retarded??…I can’t trash it enough, fools…GUARANTEE u Mr. “We Dawgs!” uses it!)

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