Catch a rising star: Winston has been very good

December 7, 2016 general

Wednesday, 6 a.m. Last year, he was a beginner. A colt. A newcomer. Oh, it was still possible to look at Jameis Winston and to like what you saw. Even then, he had the uncommon leadership and the unwavering competitive spirit. Even then, he had an arm that could make most of the throws, except […]

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Ask the expert: Jerry Angelo

September 2, 2016 general

Jerry Angelo is a former personnel director for the Bucs and former general manager of the Bears. Each week, Angelo answers your questions regarding the NFL. Send your questions to GarySheltonsports@gmail.com with “ask the expert” in the subject line. The most interesting question will be selected. Friday, 6 a.m. The San Diego Chargers finally agreed […]

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Winston needs time to take over No. 1 QB

July 21, 2016 general

Thursday, 5:45 a.m. When he is an old man, and his footwork is not so precise, he will gather up his grandchildren and tell them his stories. There will be laughter in his voice, because even then, Jameis Winston will find most of his days simply delightful. His eyes will twinkle when he talks of […]

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What will you remember about Manning?

March 8, 2016 general

Tuesday, 6 a.m. Will you remember the record books, the ridiculous pinball numbers that redefined quarterbacking in the National Football League? Will you remember the moments, the way Peyton Manning attacked the line of scrimmage, barking out orders, directing players, defying you to try to outsmart him? Will you remember his second Super Bowl victory? […]

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Can Winston’s strengths overcome Smith?

October 29, 2015 general

Thursday, 6 a.m. He just got here. The price tag is not off of him yet. His helmet probably has that new lid smell to it. Still, it is not too early to ask the question: Can Jameis Winston be the guy to save Lovie Smith’s job? They are trending in opposite directions. Winston is […]

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Scouting the Bucs, one unit at a time

September 7, 2015 general

Monday, 6:20 a.m. This is what a 2-14 team looks like. That, too. This 2-14 team needed quarterbacking after two different guys managed one win each. This team had an offensive line that was a mess. This team didn’t rush the quarterback very well. This team lost too many close games. This team sat out […]

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Bucs’ Winston still looks like a work in progress

August 31, 2015 general

Monday, 6 a.m. If the preseason is a clue, he has work to do. If the practice games are an indication, he will take some time to grow. In the case of Jameis Winston, are you prepared for that? Winston, the Bucs’ rookie quarterback, remains a work in progress. Yes, Winston has tons of potential, […]

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Bucs’ QB Winston says his age doesn’t matter

August 2, 2015 general

Sunday, 2:07 a.m. Being young doesn’t scare those who are. Being young means you don’t have to think of defensive ends blowing by bad blocking. Being young means you don’t envision running backs being thrown for two yard losses. Being young means you give no consideration to the days when your body hurts and you […]

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What’s fair to expect out of Winston in Year One?

July 14, 2015 general

At the risk of spoiling the party, I will say this. At some point this season, on some rainy afternoon when the winds are gusting, in some game where the ball slips out of his hand, Jameis Winston may throw an interception. Just warning you: It could happen. Around here, of course, there is never […]

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Despite other guy, Bucs’ Glennon works to get better

May 29, 2015 general

Friday, 12:16 p.m. The other guy was absent. The pens stopped. The cameras looked away. The new energy of the Bucs was on hold. Jameis Winston was away at a rookie symposium. In charge, once again, was Mike Glennon. Just him. Content beyond this point is for members only.

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