Winston Struggles in Bucs’ preseason loss

by Gary Shelton on August 30, 2015 · 3 comments

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Winston was pressured for the majority of the contest./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Winston was pressured for the majority of his outing/ANDREW J. KRAMER

Sunday, 12:22 p.m.


Did you think it was going to be easy?

Did you think the Tampa Bay Bucs would toss Jameis Winston into the microwave, wait two minutes, and voila, a ready-made quarterback would come out?

Did you think he was going to be great from the outset, and there would be no stumbles and no stubbed toes, no nights like this when he looks like, well, a rookie on a football team that is trying to grow up around him? Did you think he was Andrew Luck? Dan Marino?

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Rick August 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Miserable to watch. Reminds me of much of the last six years that I’ve been a season ticket holder (except ’10)…..and reinforces my decision not to renew in ’16. To think I paid full price for that ticket last night.


Bill Myers August 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Gary, is it true the Bucs get first choice on the players that are cut from the other teams? How dose that work and what’s the chance we can get some help for our “leaky” O line?


Gary Shelton August 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm

It is true. Remember, if you claim a guy on waivers, though, you have to absorb his existing contract. In the Bucs’ plan for each position, they have a starter in mind. So a guy would have be great, or a wonderful backup, to take him on. And the waiver wire isn’t as impressive as it used to be because so many players are cut in the off-season anymore. Time was, Cherilus would have been on the roster til the last weekend. But claiming is in the same order of the draft. The Bucs get to look. Maybe there will be a special teamer there somewhere, but if you’re counting on starters on the waiver wire, it doesn’t speak well of your team.


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