Winston has 2 best days of practice


Buccaneers training camp is now in full swing as the team works towards their first preseason game this Friday. This year’s camp has a different feel to it. Not just because of the new faces in the coaching staff and roster, not because there are new defensive and offensive schemes being installed. No, it’s different because we are actually seeing players improving day-by-day.

One player who has stood out recently is none other than quarterback Jameis Winston.

Winston started off training camp by showing flashes of what led the Buccaneers to select him first-overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. But in typical Winston fashion, he also showed his penchant for making mistakes. To be fair, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and head coach Bruce Arians have, by their own admission, thrown the kitchen sink at Winston. The 25-year-old didn’t break, in fact, the last two practices he has excelled.

Winston has, by some reports, thrown 12 TDs and an INT the last two days of practice. While those numbers are impressive it is just practice but let’s be clear, he is improving.

The Buccaneers players have had their hands full learning a new system, a new culture, and a new work ethic. While the quarterback isn’t the only one getting better, he is, by far, the one most are looking for improvement from. Heading into the first preseason game, Winston is exactly where he needs to be, if not slightly ahead of the curve.