The bye week is nearly similar to the dead period in the summer before players report to training camp. But only similar in how they are expected to behave while they are away.
For the Buccaneers, head coach Lovie Smith gave them several days off so that can worry some within the fan base. Tampa native and Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter is a huge Bucs fan and had some advice for Tampa Bay’s rookie quarterback Jameis Winston for the bye week (via TMZ Sports):
- Stay out of the strip clubs
- Ditch all of your “dummy friends”
- Get a girlfriend, get married, settle down
- Keep your nose in the books
Carter provided some good advice that perhaps every NFLer should adhere to. But Winston has a girlfriend and I’m sure he will be spending some time with her and his family and perhaps even catch some Florida State football. Also, you can bet your house he is watching tape of their next opponent, the Washington Redskins.
Carter appeared on The Miguel Show on Hot 101.5 in Tampa. Carter’s segment where he talked about Winston and the Bucs can be heard below.