Winston turns second chance into victory

by Gary Shelton on November 15, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

On the forgettable play, Winston's fumble was reversed by a penalty.

On the forgettable play, Winston's fumble was reversed by a penalty.

Sunday, 6:50 p.m.

It was over. They had lost. Again.

Given a reprieve, Winston scores the wining touchdown for Bucs.

Given a reprieve, Winston scores the wining touchdown for Bucs.

Jameis Winston had fumbled as he started to go airborne, and the Bucs had found another painful way to lose a football game. Dallas was going to run out the clock and win a 6-3 game. Amazingly, the Bucs had given another one away.

And then they hadn't.

The yellow piece of cloth, representing forgiveness and second chances,  lay in the left-hand corner of the end zone. Defensive holding. On a defensive back 10 yards from the play. Fresh hope. A rewritable ending. A reprieve from the governor.

And just like that, with the suddenness of a man on the brink of death filling his lungs with life, the Bucs won. On the next play,

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Lisa Brown November 18, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Well, hooray I say! A “w” is still a “w” Plus any day that there seems to be an improvement in the Defense is a good day!

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Howard Powders November 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm

A most unsatisfying win. Glad I could watch some real football between the Giants and the Patriots a little later.

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