Bucs QB Jameis Winston drew some high praise from the Jacksonville Jaguars defense and also head coach Gus Bradley. Winston went 5 for 5 on a simulated two-minute drill that ended with a TD to Adam Humphries.
He was in complete control and very vocal on the field, while the practice Thursday was in full pads and called very spirited. The increased energy could have been the result of ESPN’s Sportscenter being on the field.
Winston also enjoyed some trash talking with former FSU teammates Jalen Ramsey and Telvin Smith.
Jags head coach Gus Bradley said Winston’s poise on the field, as well as his ability to extend plays, stood out.
Members of the Jags defense commented about Winston’s ability to get the ball out quickly and look off the defense, saying he could easily become on of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. They also spoke of Winston’s competitive attitude and simply stated there’s something different about him. He has what it takes to be among the best QBs in the league.
Winston displayed poise and an increased understanding of the offense during the simulated two-minute drill that impressed the Jags defense.
The Bucs coaching staff lit a fire under the offensive unit after Wednesday’s practice. The specific content of which was undisclosed. Winston’s development this season will be a development for the entire league to follow.