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Mariota sponsorship not among decision makers

A few months back, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota was originally projected as being the easy selection for the first overall pick in the NFL Draft on April 30. That consensus has since shifted to have Florida State’s Jameis Winston being the No. 1 pick among many, many mock drafts. 

However, that all means nothing because what matters is what the lead voices among NFL teams choose to do.

Now there have been many reports that suggest the Bucs have all but made their decision on selecting Winston — reports which TheBayCave.com and BucsBlitz.com reported through their own channels. None of that says that Mariota isn’t mentioned at all throughout the Tampa Bay front office.

In fact, NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah said after the combine, via JoeBucsFan.com, that there is support for Mariota at One Buc Place.

“He has some people that are Team Mariota. Put it that way. So I think there’s definitely some Jameis Winston support at the high levels. But I think there’s some love there for Marcus Mariota. So I don’t think that’s as done as everybody thinks it is.”

As I have pointed out, there is never a total consensus among any draft selection. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. But after doing some digging, TBC has found out some pieces of information.

For starters, Jeremiah’s statement is correct. TBC has learned of the support for Mariota with direct knowledge of one who is probably in the ear of general manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smith at this very moment. But as it was described, the “ones that matter” like Winston.

That leads to this: Those normally who take part in running background checks on players are not running it for Jameis Winston as TheBayCave.com has been told. Tampa Bay has taken greater measure to ensure Winston’s background is clear enough to make him the face of the franchise. Both Licht and Smith are in full control of the process and from what we’ve gathered are the only ones that will have knowledge of the results.

It’s safe to assume that if any red flags show up on Winston both Smith and Licht would be wise to go another direction. Given the amount of intel TBC has been putting together for a few months now, the chances of them going another direction may be slim.

Going back to the support for Mariota, Oregon’s star quarterback isn’t the only one that is being mentioned inside the organization. Much like this report from November, UCLA’s Brett Hundley is also being mentioned within the organization and ranked ahead of Mariota by some. TheBayCave.com was reminded of that Friday morning.

So while Mariota is getting support within the Bucs, others are as well. What matters most is where the top chain of command stands. All indications point to that being Winston.

 

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26 Comments on Mariota sponsorship not among decision makers

the coyote said : Guest Report one year ago

AmyDascola Do you even know what the word ignorance means?  As I have said just look at both of there records. Don't listen to me find out for your self.  But some people just don't know any better and just listen to what others tell them. Anyone that has to lower them selves to calling others names well that's ignorance.

AmyDascola said : Guest Report one year ago

Good thing your just a nobody cause clearly you think you know what ur ta

the coyote said : Guest Report one year ago

I'm not sure what game tapes Lovie has been watching but maybe he needs glasses or his head checked. I don't know how you can watch game tapes and do back round checks on all players and come up with Jamies Winston is a better Q.B. then Marcus Mariota. Marcus has proved that he is a better Q.B. numbers and stats don't lie. Buccaneer fans if you can find the time all you need to do is look at there stats for the last three years and you will see that Marcus is a better Q.B. then Jamies Winston. Watch tape on the combine and again Marcus is the better Q.B.  The problem we have here is that Lovie won't admit when he is wrong and so instead of doing what is best for the team he is going with Jamies Winston.

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report one year ago

Gino_the_Barber And they just ignore when I say something good about Mariota. SMH.

Gino_the_Barber said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC Lol. That's awesome. Those fools are riding Mariotta's junk so hard. Hahahaha

FearThaSpeer said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC JoeBucsFan PewterReport wait we weren't 14-2?

Hoagland27 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC JoeBucsFan PewterReport u hate a guy becauseOf whatOTHERpeople say about him.Mariotas better thn kap u need ya head examinedU0001f648

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report one year ago

JoeBucsFan MarkCook1970 Haha! Mark is notorious for saying that.

JoeBucsFan said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC As explain to them, h/t to MarkCook1970 , tell them if they want cheerleading stories, http://Buccaneers.com is their site

bucsfan33610 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC JoeBucsFan PewterReport http://twitter.com/bucsfan33610/status/571745038461321216/photo/1

PewterBleedin said : Guest Report one year ago

Mariota87 i can understand that. but at the same time they are digging for facts and validation. in this report he doesn't discredit people in one buc palace liking Mariota. just specifically, in a cryptic manner, says who exactly. i do know JBF and Gil have reported on both sides. Gil is actually on twitter yesterday one of the two have to be drafted.

GilArciaTBC said : Guest Report one year ago

JoeBucsFan PewterReport Can always write "pretend articles" as if they were 14-2. No?

JoeBucsFan said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC PewterReport Guess supposed 2 lie 2 make him feel good. Like guy Friday who griped about few "positive" posts on a 2-14 team.

Mariota87 said : Guest Report one year ago

It just bothers me that every time a pro-Mariota story comes out, it gets picked apart 24 hours later dismissing it. Yet when a Winston rumour comes out it's a case of "I told ya so". We should be getting excited that we're 99.9% getting one of these guys.

A_Katzman83 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC JoeBucsFan PewterReport oh, so Max Luckan made a username "Mariota87". cool~!

PewterBleedin said : Guest Report one year ago

Mariota87  if you let people's opinions get to you to hate someone, you may need dig a bit deeper man. it's not that serious.

PewterBleedin said : Guest Report one year ago

Mariota87

Mariota87 said : Guest Report one year ago

I enjoyed Winston at the combine, but the arrogance from reporters such as Gil Arcia, Pewter Report and JoeBucsFan actually make me hate the guy. They compare Mariota to RG3, Kaepernick etc and make all these spread excuses, but they ignore the fact that he's better than all of them. Both will take time to adjust, so give me the more reliable guy. He's far more exciting to watch anyway and someone I'd be proud to have as my QB.

Success_LC said : Guest Report one year ago

Actually, it does. They are called insiders. Plus some info is put out to give false trail7s

Some Bucs pre-free agency tidbits » The Bay Cave said : Guest Report one year ago

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Chrisbell323 said : Guest Report one year ago

MaxLuckan GilArciaTBC johncusimano ND1Bucsfan MoveTheSticks lol

JVtheNootz said : Guest Report one year ago

MaxLuckan GilArciaTBC johncusimano ND1Bucsfan MoveTheSticks fair to say Koetter opinion matters too. It's his offense, no?

ND1Bucsfan said : Guest Report one year ago

MaxLuckan GilArciaTBC johncusimano MoveTheSticks oh I've heard about this guy don't listen to anything he reports.

MaxLuckan said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC johncusimano ND1Bucsfan MoveTheSticks Not true. Lovie Smith really likes Mariota.

johncusimano said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC ND1Bucsfan MoveTheSticks I got no dog in the hunt.Licht is right.this is biggest Pick. Miss and they get fired.

norrismike1 said : Guest Report one year ago

GilArciaTBC So much gets out from the people of 1 Buc Place, shows what a weak organization we are. Doesn't happen in Sea and NE ect.

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