First month in NFL has been difficult for Winston

by Gary Shelton on October 6, 2015 · 1 comment

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Winston threw four picks and fumbled against Carolina./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Winston threw four picks and fumbled against Carolina./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Tuesday, 6 a.m.

At times like this, it feels wrong.

At times like this, he feels wrong.

The National Football League looks too big for Jameis Winston, too fast, too slick. The schemes that the opposition uses seems too advanced, too complicated. He has dared to be a rookie, merely one month into his career, and critics are shaking their head at Winston.

So far, he has been a turnover machine, equal parts boom and bust. He sputters, and he throws to the wrong guys, and then he talks about he's getting better every day. And then he doesn't.

So far, Winston looks like the quarterback version of Anthony Collins, of Michael Johnson, of Kyle Brindza. Million-dollar answers worth four cents upon arrival.

But, really, is this that unusual?

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Bill Myers October 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm

We just expected too much! Reality is starting to sink in. The hope has always been that Winston would be the superstar quarterback we have been searching for. Time will tell if we have a Manning type or another Leaf. We still make get lucky!


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