Can Winston really learn in the Pro Bowl?

by Gary Shelton on January 26, 2016 · 3 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Winston joins the next generation of QBs at Pro Bowl.

Winston joins the next generation of QBs at Pro Bowl.

Tuesday, 6 a.m.

Ah, yes. This is the part where Jameis Winston grows up.

He is in the Pro Bowl with the finest quarterbacks the leagues has to offer. He can see what sort of training they do. What kind of drills they perform. What kind of standards they set. He can compare the fire in his belly with the best that the league has to offer. He can use this as a clinic, as a how-to play the position.

Can't he?

If you expect Winston to learn winning from, say, Tom Brady, well, it won't happen. Winston is in the game because Brady isn't. What does Brady need with another trip to Hawaii. If he wants one, heck, he'll just buy Maui.

And Winston can't learn comebacks from Peyton Manning or drive from Cam Newton, because they are playing in the Super Bowl. As excuses go, that's a pretty good one.

Winston can't learn perseverance from Carson Palmer because

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Rick Martin January 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The first thing that came to my mind when I heard Winston is going to Honolulu as an alternate was Robert Edwards – the Dolphins’ RB was screwed up his ACL while in Hawaii for the festivities. Of course that injury was on the beach and not at Aloha Stadium. But nothing really good can come from Winston being there. An injury to the Bucs franchise QB would be something that happens to teams like the Bucs (or Browns).


Cecil DeBald January 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

I’ll bet if the “NFL Pro Bowl” was a AFC/NFC golf tourney in Hawaii you’d get a ton of the top players to attend and play…



Thomas Fredrick January 26, 2016 at 8:45 am

Terrific Gary, this a column worthy of Howard Cosell and when it comes to being a sport JOURNALIST, rather than just a sport personality or commentator, he and Dan Jenkins were the last of an excellent breed. Journalism is, at best, about perspective and that is what you gave us today.

Thomas Fredrick


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