Ask any rookie player in the NFL what the biggest difference between college and professional football is, and 9-out-of-10 times they will say speed.

Bucs rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is no different.

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MMQB’s Robert Klemko took a few minutes and spoke to FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher about the progression of his former star pupil earlier this week, and Fisher said Winston was amazed at certain things about life in the NFL.

“Jameis was kind of amazed at the speed of the linebackers and how well they could cover,” Fisher told Klemko . “With how much more athletic the linebackers are, the underneath windows become really condensed. Throwing the vertical inside seams, you’ve really got to drive it and be good with your eyes.

“Early on, that’s where he really had to concentrate.”

To read more of Klemko’s conversation with Fisher, click here.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at
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5 years ago

I hope the team will have a good practice and are focus. This will be a battle and we have to win this game. PewterReportMark, I’m comfortable in saying ASJ isn’t going to play until he can play on a grass field? Your thoughts?

5 years ago

Did Alexander ever get suspended? I haven’t read it anywhere or seen it on any of the shows.