Williams helped pave the road for Bucs’ Winston

by Gary Shelton on December 3, 2015 · 1 comment

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Thursday, 6 a.m

He heard the insults, mean and hateful, that fell out of  out of the stands like barbed wire. In some ways, perhaps, that has something to do with the cheers that Jameis Winston hears.

His team fought him for every nickel, even while he was the lowest paid starting quarterback in the league. In some ways, perhaps that has something to do with why you never heard about the size of Winston's contract.

His leadership went far beyond the numbers, and his place with the team was a special one, and when the team lost him, it wandered the desert for years. In some ways, perhaps that has something to do with the way this team embraces the way Winston leads.

In a lot of ways, in fact, Doug Williams made it easier for Winston, and easier for a lot of quarterbacks of color in the National Football League. He

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Cecil DeBald December 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

There may not be any proof at all, but there is no doubt in my mind that the Bucs would have paid and signed Doug Williams to a new contract if he had been white.

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