Buccaneers Star Defends Jameis Winston

Buccaneers Star Defends Jameis Winston

Buccaneers Star Defends Jameis Winston

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers star defended Jameis Winston this past week.

Winston has been the subject of a lot of criticism in recent days, following Tampa Bay’s decision to move on from him with Tom Brady.

This week, wide receiver Chris Godwin came out and defended his former quarterback.

“There have been times where maybe he held onto the ball too long and there will be like a strip-sack,” he said.

“Or there was a bad read on his part and he threw it to the wrong guy. But on the other side, there have been times where receivers have ran the wrong route.

“I’ve been guilty of either running the wrong route or just being in a different spot than he thought I was going to be, and then you get an interception, you get a turnover.”

“It’s not just him, it’s the collective,” he continued. “And I think that people that are really entrenched in football understand that … I definitely think he got more of the blame than he deserved. I think he’s a really, really talented quarterback.

“Obviously there are some things he does that you can’t teach. There are some plays that he made that just weren’t smart plays. But a lot of the interceptions and the mistakes that he made, I would say at least half of them were because of a bad read on somebody else’s part.

“And the great thing about him is he’s not gonna go out there, he’s not gonna throw anybody under the bus. He’s gonna own up to it, he’s gonna take it, he’s gonna be a leader, and like I said, there’s respect to that.”

Last year Winston led the league in passing yards and interception. Behind his efforts, the Buccaneers finished 7-9 and failed to make the playoffs.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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