Former Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was a guest on the Rich Eisen Radio Show on Friday and talked about his decision to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Winston reiterated his happiness to be able to learn from Saints quarterback Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton.

While Winston clearly stated he wants to beat the Bucs “twice a year for the rest of his life,” he was also appreciative of the opportunity given from the Glazers and GM Jason Licht.

You can listen to the full interview below.

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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VTBucs
VTBucs
2 years ago

Can we stop posting crap articles about Winston? He’s not here anymore. Let’s move on PR.

BUC 727
BUC 727
Reply to  VTBucs
2 years ago

You know what, the truth is the organization let him down. Particularly Arians, the so called QB whisperer. Winston did nothing but work hard and try to be a positive for the team and the community, yet was shitted on at every opportunity. The positives were always downplayed, yet the negatives were always magnified. You traded a 26 year old QB on the rise for a 43 year old on the decline. Belacheat always knows when times up. I give Tom 6 games before he has career ending injury and walks away with 50mil. The Bucs. 6-10…oh by the way… Read more »

Ranger
Ranger
2 years ago

To all those who continue to portray him as arrogant I say listen to the above recording and find me an arrogant man. Anyways he is a Saint now so we can probably move on and let them report these things going forward to VT’s point

Jdgamble31
Jdgamble31
2 years ago

Yea he’s a third string QB at this point. It didn’t work out with us. Like a lot of you, I wouldn’t Be shocked if he sticks it to us at some point in his career going forward.

But currently , we got a great thing brewing! I personally have no hard feelings towards Winston (even gonna hang on to him in Dynasty fantasy for this season and see what happens) but I say More Bucs, less winston also.

GO BUCS !!

Jdgamble31
Jdgamble31
Reply to  Mark Cook
2 years ago

To be fair to your point , I did not listen to it at all. But that’s because he doesn’t play for my team anymore and I personally don’t care what he has to say. I clicked on the link bc I’m a loyal PR reader and I do appreciate what y’all do and the content you all provide.

But it was intended as constructive criticism Mark, and I sincerely mean that. I may very well be in the minority.

One TEAM!

GO BUCS !!

Jdgamble31
Jdgamble31
Reply to  Mark Cook
2 years ago

Right on man ! Stressful times for sure. All Good !!

GO BUCS ! 👍🏼👍🏼

VTBucs
VTBucs
Reply to  Mark Cook
2 years ago

Mark, c’mon it wasn’t even in depth what he talked about with his time in Tampa. He talks at 7:20 until 5:28 in generalities about Tampa. The only time he mentions teammates is his quote “I love my teammates.” And how he plans to beat Tampa twice a year. Other than that, not much ado about Tampa.

Spitfire
Spitfire
Reply to  VTBucs
2 years ago

There’s nothing wrong with them posting a story about our former starting QB claiming he wants to beat us. It’s fuel to our fire as Bucs Fans. He should be reviled as our opponent now and rooted against as long as he is a division rival at least. If he is sitting on the bench as a #3 he won’t be beating anyone though. As much of a fan as I was for Winston all those years, he is a rival now, and if he wants to talk s**t, then it’s good for us to know so we won’t feel… Read more »

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  Mark Cook
2 years ago

How about some interviews with Evans or Godwin, or JPP, Suh, L. David about what picking up Brady means to the team?! This will get u hits too! Positive ones!

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  Mark Cook
2 years ago

Not even via FaceTime Mark?

matador
matador
Reply to  Mark Cook
2 years ago

That’s in part because a lot of us are still salty about the five years wasted and the cheerleading ignoring his obvious glaring faults.

Did you keep writing about Dilfer and Testaverde when they were finally tossed? I can’t remember but doesn’t seem like it.

He came in as the #1 pick, he was a turnover machine and lost a ton of games, and he was fired. The end. Help us move forward instead of using him as click bait. SMH

DonkeyHunter
DonkeyHunter
2 years ago

Look forward to Dean and Davis padding their INT totals twice a year.

Shame we have to wait til 2021.

BigSombrero
BigSombrero
Reply to  DonkeyHunter
2 years ago

Padding the stats? That would be awesome! If Davis picks Winston off, he’ll finally have 2 for his career!!

Spitfire
Spitfire
Reply to  BigSombrero
2 years ago

Very telling comment. You went out of your way to try and put down our starting CB for no reason. Nothing controversial, just stopping by to be a Troll. You are now the PR Troll while AssBob is now a Bucs Fan. Very sad to see.

Jdgamble31
Jdgamble31
Reply to  Spitfire
2 years ago

💯 I agree. Big Sombrero is The Big PR Troll. Prove us wrong Big Somb!!

DonkeyHunter
DonkeyHunter
Reply to  BigSombrero
2 years ago

He was also 2nd in the league in passes defended last year. But, I’m sure you simply forgot that part.

BDOG
BDOG
2 years ago

Ten thoughts: #1 I personally supported moving on from Jameis. #2 Dont be hatters of kindness and humility. He is maturing after making mistakes which we ALL have done in our lives. #3 We got the GOAT, so lets see if has any game left to takes us to playoffs? #4 Be humble, we dont know outcome of the decision to move on from Winston, so DON’T JUDGE. #5 I was very impressed with Jameis’s maturity and insight to his and the worlds situation. #6 Wish nothing but good luck in career, except when playing against Bucs! #7 Congrats to… Read more »

Toucan
Toucan
2 years ago

I do tend to look ahead. After a couple of years when Brady hangs them, who will be the next QB? I doubt it will be Griffen or Gabbert unless their stock improves greatly.

rfusco1110
rfusco1110
Reply to  Toucan
2 years ago

maybe Jameis… minus double digit ints!!

BigSombrero
BigSombrero
2 years ago

It was a good interview. I’m sure he’s happier now that he’s in a situation where half the city he’s playing for doesn’t hate him. If he provides some intelligence about his former team, oh well. Its not like Sean Payton had a tough time smoking this defense before Winston joined the Saints.

I sure hope the Bucs secondary doesn’t have to face him. If he puts up 459 yards 5 TDs, the argument will rage on.

Spitfire
Spitfire
Reply to  BigSombrero
2 years ago

You were the biggest Winston hater here and now you say you hope we don’t have to face him because he will smoke us? If you weren’t Trolling wouldn’t you also be saying “but the 5 INTs he will throw to us will give us the game anyways”? At least be consistent, otherwise your points carry no validity.

BigSombrero
BigSombrero
Reply to  Spitfire
2 years ago

I wasn’t the biggest Winston hater on here. That’s crazy talk.

I thought the most exciting games I’ve ever seen as a Bucs fan occurred last year. Some were losses and were frustrating. I just didn’t like that Winston had no help from RB’s and the defense that couldn’t stop any passing attack. They finished 31st against the pass. That’s on them, not Winston.

DonkeyHunter
DonkeyHunter
Reply to  BigSombrero
2 years ago

Yeah, I’m sure the Bucs secondary will be shaking in their boots to face a well-known turnover prone QB they’ve faced numerous times in practice.

Then again, I doubt the Bucs secondary are losing sleep over a player who’s biggest throw will be tossing Brees his helmet before Drew takes the field with the rest of the starters.

BigSombrero
BigSombrero
Reply to  DonkeyHunter
2 years ago

Just like any opposing QB is shaking in his boots to pass against Tampa’s secondary. Ranked 31st sir. Ranked no higher than 22nd in the last 5 years.

SufferingSince76
SufferingSince76
2 years ago

Jameis has nowhere else to go other than NO. The other offers stuff is bull spit.

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

At this point I’m starting to feel a little bit sorry for Jameis Winston he has a raging desire to play which I always appreciate it however his turnovers made him impossible to keep on the team.That said he’s the third string quarterback they can’t make him the second string because they Paid Taysom too much money it’s the beginning of the end he’s not coming back to throw anything at the Bucs.

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

Jameis is wasting valuable time in NO, a shortened Spring training starts June 1st For baseball there three teams in Tampa that would give him minor league contract. He could stay in house and play 1 a right here.

twspin
twspin
2 years ago

Nevr feel sorry for a man who makes a million bucks a year. Jameis is gonna make about 75 grand a game to sit on his butt and learn. My money is on him coming back much better. Nice work Id you can get it huh? I just think it was an Outstanding move by Payton. Brees went down last year. He’s got a great backup in Winston. Jameis knows Bruce’s playbook too.Lets see now.. Doug Williams, Trent Dilfer, Steve Young…see where I’m going with this?

bucballer
bucballer
2 years ago

Jameis made about 46 million with the Bucs! Almost half, 21 million was this past season. While I wish him no ill will, I don’t FEEL sorry for Jameis! He made more money in five years than most could make in 15 lifetimes. Nothing to see here. Move on. He was a very decisive and dividing issue for most Buc fans! I appreciate all the records he set while he was a Buc, I really don’t care what he does in the future! I’m just saying…

matador
matador
2 years ago

One of the Saints defenders just said it best.
“I mean, I’m not overly excited about it (Brady coming into division) simply because we know that he makes all the quick throws,” Jordan said. “I mean, if he doesn’t see something down field that he likes he will check down. And as D-lineman, I’d rather him try to go for that deep ball.”
Have fun with Winston as your QB.

scubog
scubog
2 years ago

I could never have imagined “bad” Jameis Winston defeating “good” Jameis Winston as soundly as it played out. I’ll always be a supporter of whomever is taking the snaps for this team, but that doesn’t mean I, or any of us, was blind to Winston’s absolute “buzz-kill” plays. I’m sure, like most of us, his teammates loved his spirit, generosity, work ethic, good humor, will to win and an uncanny ability to make fantastic plays. The problem, as we all know too well, was the absolute mind-numbing way he would start, and often end, some games the Bucs had no… Read more »

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
Reply to  scubog
2 years ago

Winston just Missed his Moment! The phrase It Factor gets thrown around a too much and often gets confused with stature, physical gifts or some other characteristics when talking about QB’s.. Winston just didn’t have the IT factor on an NFL level, on a collegiate level yes. Brady’s Greatness was not created in a vacuum. I was in Boston to start the 01′ season surrounded by patriot fans congratulating me for being a Bucs fan because they knew we were playoff contenders. I watched Boston fans cheering when Drew Bledsoe gets knocked out for the season and as Brady trots… Read more »

drdneast
drdneast
Reply to  Captain Sly
2 years ago

Arians didn’t let Winston down but Licht sure did. For five years we watched him play musical chairs with the OL and then holding into Doug Martin for one more year than he should have and not getting a RB any better than a FA out of college. An that is not a knock on Peyton Barber, Barber was a good back who could have been better but suffered with the same OL problems that Winston did. This, in essence, left the Bucs one dimensional pretty much for his entire stay here except for his first year. On top of… Read more »