Ask Gary: What do you ask Winston?

by Gary Shelton on February 21, 2015 · 8 comments

in Florida State University, general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday, 6:15 p.m.

Mr. Licht and Coach Smith have invited you to be in the room when interviewing Jameis Winston at this week's NFL Combine. Please provide five questions that you feel need to be asked and what would be the appropriate answers you'd like to hear to sway you to choose Jameis Winston as the Bucs' first selection in the upcoming draft.

-- Rick Martin

1. What is the unvarnished story of what happened the night

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Rick Martin February 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Funny about Sapp and your season ticket comment. I’ve been paying $650 for my endzone season ticket and feel like they’ve been SCREWING ME OVER. Sounds like Sapp was getting a good deal – and he didn’t even have to sit in sweltering RayJay for the honor,

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Gary Shelton February 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm

That would have cost more.

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Rick Martin February 22, 2015 at 11:57 am

Thanks Mr Shelton – next week I’ll ask you for some professional guidance for Tiger Woods……I’m going to be interested in your thoughts about what he should do.

As for Winston, I’m hoping the Bucs gets all the inside scoop about past misdeeds long before the Winston interview. Like lawyers always say, make sure you know the answers to ever question you have for a witness on the stand. I’d hope the Bucs know exactly what happened in these cases. I’d like to know Winston’s frame of mind going forward – and I’d like to see some leadership, ambition aspirations. I’d like to see someone wanted to be among the best his field. I liked what Winston said in his pressor about being compared to Peyton and other top NFL Qbs rather than Mariota. I was a little set back when Winston wasn’t really ready for the Derrick Brooks’ invitation – seemed to catch him somewhat off guard. I don’t think Brooks really has said much to Winston about taking him under his wing as we’ve been told……..

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Gary Shelton February 22, 2015 at 11:03 pm

I don’t know, and I’m not sure Brooks or Winston know, exactly what is involved in an offer to be a mentor. Brooks later explained he wasn’t ready to take the kid into his home. A lot of guys reached out to Winston to offer guidance, including Bo Jackson, who is from his hometown. Ultimately, it’s up to Winston to grow up. No one can do that for anyone else.

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F Fischer February 22, 2015 at 7:10 am

Tell me this: How, exactly, do you steal CRAB LEGS from Publix? Slip ’em under your shirt? Into your pants? No thanks.

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Gary Shelton February 22, 2015 at 8:48 am

You just don’t pay the cashier.

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F Fischer February 27, 2015 at 5:55 am

I submit: The scheme was much deeper than one guy walking out on stolen crab legs. Smells like there was an implied “deal” with Publix and athletes from a certain University. And somebody got too greedy.

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Gary Shelton February 27, 2015 at 7:55 am

That has been alleged. That that Publix allowed players to take aging crab legs. If true, it would be a bigger problem than one guy doing it. Do you believe that one guy, out of all of them, would be Winston? Long odds.

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