Training camp on Tuesday morning featured a lot of heat as the sun’s rays beamed down on to the practice fields. But while it was a hot morning at One Buc Place, no one felt the heat more than rookie quarterback Jameis Winston.
Tampa Bay first overall pick followed up Monday’s shaky performance with another as the Buccaneers defense forced him into making mistakes. Two interceptions in four plays during 11-on-11 drills for the young signal caller was later followed up with throws off target.
However, Winston was not bothered by another shaky practice.
“You have to get better every single day,” Winston said following Tuesday’s practice. “No one is perfect and that’s the thing about football. You have to find your corrections and make adjustments.”
Making adjustments will be an interesting task. Head coach Lovie Smith revealed during his post practice press conference that the defense is doing everything possible rattle is rookie signal caller and needs to just worry about advancing the ball.
“There is nothing wrong with getting positive yards,” Smith said. “Young quarterbacks – as a general rule – positive yards are a good thing. In time all those things will come. We talk about Jameis and a lot of talk about him today, he needs to go through all of this. We are giving him different looks every day. We’re asking him to do different plays every day and he is bouncing back.”
Indeed he has. Winston and the Florida State football team found themselves trailing often — sometimes because of his own errors. Winston always managed to bounce back and help carry the Seminoles to victory. We’ve seen some “bounce back” plays during training camp already.