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The signings, the roster changes, the draft picks, the well-managed cap space, the coaching decisions the front office decisions, all of it falls on the shoulders of one man – and everyone involved knows it.

That man is Jameis Winston.

If Winston doesn’t perform, none of the excellent moves we mentioned above matter. But, if he does, the building blocks have been laid around him to construct something special.

Winston has had his practice days where he’s struggled, but most of them came within the first two weeks. Ever since the game against the Bengals, he’s been making noticeable strides in consistency, and this entire week, including on Thursday, he’s been on point.

You can tell how much a quarterback is feeling himself (another way to say he’s confidence) in how well he puts touch on his passes. If the touch passes are good, that means he’s in total command of his arm, and that ball is going exactly where he wants it to.

That’s what happened in the play above and the one below.

All of those extra reps in the offseason and after practice are really paying off, and the success isn’t limited to practice, either. Winston and his first team has been methodical in both of their preseason games so far.

In terms of all the pressure being on Winston to be the conductor of this team’s train, he seems to be peaking heading into the final weeks of the preseason. Saturday will likely be the last real bit of game action we see from him until Week 1. If he stays on this roll, watch out.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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nitey
nitey
4 years ago

Winston IS the engine that is going to make this team go. IF he can make good decisions with the ball, this team is going to be very tough this year.

ISLAND BUCS
ISLAND BUCS
4 years ago

Thanks Trevor

Excellent coverage and conclusions

dbucfan
dbucfan
4 years ago

Been a long damned time for a quarterback to be the MVP going into the season – Winston has everyone anticipating the best… can’t wait to see…

sunshineben
sunshineben
4 years ago

Winston is rated as an average qb by the nfl while Evans is a top 10 wide receiver. When the games count Evans will be the beast on the team.

chefboho
chefboho
Reply to  sunshineben
4 years ago

Always the Debbie downer you are. Maybe your name should be cloudyclark instead? For The record, Evans is a top 5 receiver, not top ten. As for Winston, he’s completed over 70% of his passes this year. Plus he’s the only quarterback in history to throw for over 4000 yards and 20 td’s to start a career. The NFL doesn’t give Tampa any respect yet which is apparent after the pro bowl snub Alexander got last year. So what they say about Winston is meaningless, but keep being the sheep if you’d like. I’ll take Winston as this teams quarterback… Read more »

scubog
scubog
4 years ago

Can’t anyone make their own observations anymore?

Bucpride5
Bucpride5
4 years ago

Good to hear this as I heard the offense struggled with Evans resting and I feared Jameis looked bad cus of this but I trust Trevor’s judgment