As with all greats, the wins and stories of legend are beginning to pile up. From the Tampa Bay Times:
Aside from going 4-for-4 for 42 yards on the final drive, Winston turned in one of the most spectacular individual plays of the season, scrambling 20 I-can’t-believe-he-wasn’t-down yards on third and 19. In the huddle three plays later, he asked who wanted to score the winning touchdown. When receiver Mike Evans said, “Me, me, me,” Winston obliged, hitting Evans with a 6-yard TD pass with 1:01 left.
Jameis Winston is a racehorse that is worth a lot of money because he often wins. That’s how I felt about him when he played on Saturday’s and it’s happening again at the next level. He did it again today with 1:39 left in the game, hitting Mike Evans with the game-winner. Leap-frogging the Atlanta Falcons and in fact; sweeping them.
The Buccaneers are 6-6, at .500 once again. Jameis Winston has his first career game-winning drive and 4th quarter comeback. In a game where there are constantly players who are the latest and greatest, this kid is absolutely showing that he’s the player I’ve waited on to arrive. It’s not about his stats. He had a very Winston like day; 18 of 27, 227 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He rushed for his fifth touchdown on the season.
But it’s maybe THIS PLAY in which Jameis Winston is best evidenced and summed up. A 20-yard run on 3rd and 19 with the game on the line. His refusal to lose or go down. It was ugly, but he got it done. As I am typing this post, I hear analyst and former head coach Tony Dungy say on Sunday Night Football that ‘the Buccaneers may not make the playoffs, but they have a winner in Jameis Winston’.
It’s been a fun season, and you can just tell that this is going to be the long-term guy for the Buccaneers. First December game, a big win for Winston and the Buccaneers.
They won this game without Gerald McCoy and Jacquies Smith. When I saw those two guys were out, I figured there was no chance the Buccaneers win this game which opened basically as an even spread.
This was probably the best home win yet for Winston – I have a feeling it’s going to be replaced by a lot of games in the not so distant future.