Winston believes he opened eyes in Tampa Bay

When the Buccaneers hosted Jameis Winston in early March, the visit caught everyone off guard. The team’s website showed pictures and videos of his tour of the facility as he met with several within the organization. 

We heard from general manager Jason Licht following the the visit say how Winston validated everything they had thought of him. But not much was known about how Winston felt the visit went.

Appearing on NFL Network’s Game Changers, Winston said that he felt he opened a lot of eyes at One Buc Place.

“I believe it was an eye-opening process for everyone involved with Tampa Bay,” Winston said. “They thought that it was probably going to be a scripted thing where was going to come in and say some scripted things or tell a story or anything like that. But I just came in as myself and that’s what I plan on being. I plan on being myself — a more mature myself. A better me.”

Winston added that he would love for the Bucs to draft him first overall. However, he did admit he would be disappointed if they did not take him No. 1.

“I wouldn’t be mad but I would be kind of hurt that it’s not Tampa. ‘I’m hometown’ you know? But life goes on.”

Winston’s confidence separates him from others in his class as he has said on several occasions how he should be the first player taken on April 30. He even said after his pro day the Bucs should draft him because he is the best player in the draft.

It’s a confidence the Bucs may lack but a confidence that’ll resonate throughout the locker room.


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5 Comments on Winston believes he opened eyes in Tampa Bay

the coyote said : Guest Report one year ago

PewterBleedin and so will there divorce...

evansvc said : Guest Report one year ago

Why don't you give Vince Young a chance.. He wouldn't cost a lot and He can still play at a HIGH level....  His career won/loss record is 31-19... He has playoff experience ... He's a 2 time Pro-Bowler... He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year..... The NFL is all about "WINS and LOSSES".... and this guy WINS.... There is a big difference between Perception and Reality.  If you need a good backup QB... Bring in this guy and judge him as such.. A backup...

PewterBleedin said : Guest Report one year ago

TheShaz Not to mention, Famous Jameis' parents/family members all hugged up with Lovie before the workout started! #LetsNotMakeItObvious

TheShaz said : Guest Report one year ago

Half the Bucs coaching staff was at the Seminole Pro Day, you saw L&L standing behind Jaboo as he was throwing. You saw other head coaches there as well.  L&L eyes were riveted.  Lovie tried the poker face. Licht...we he was the opposite, had a goofy grin going. But the fun part was after a throw, I saw many opposing teams coaches and GM's take a glance at L&L and the look was obvious..... ""Dammit! I want this kid and have no chance at it."" Watching this Highlight Reel of Jaboo helps. Music is pretty good too...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1hpBfQnmQ4

PewterBleedin said : Guest Report one year ago

It's a done deal... Bucs and Winston will be a marriage talked about for some time.

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