For the Bucs, only the victory will matter

by Gary Shelton on November 1, 2015 · 1 comment

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Sunday, 9 p.m.

Winston didn't throw for a lot of yards, but he was clutch./JEFFREY S. KING

Winston didn't throw for a lot of yards, but he was clutch./JEFFREY S. KING

In the end, the second straight collapse did not matter.

In the end, the much debated decision to go for it did not matter.

In the end, all the yardage piled up by Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan did not matter.

What mattered, as Gerald McCoy held on to Ryan's legs and the rest of us clutched our hearts, was the the Bucs won. For a week, all the doubts have been canceled, and all of the critics have been silenced. The Bucs have now won more games this year than all of last year, which is, at least, something.

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Rick Martin November 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

Winston is playing without the full complement of receivers, and he’s playing much better that I expected in his first season as a professional. Even better yet, he’s mature, a leader, and he’s staying out of trouble off the field. I thought last week’s game, losing that 24 point lead, would cause a huge scar that would send this team into a losing tailspin. Winning this game is exactly what they needed to keep the season from being a complete catastrophe.

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