Earlier this week we were informed that Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston would be out for the next couple of week due to his shoulder injury.

On Wednesday, we found out that he went and visited the well-known athletic surgeon Dr. James Andrews to look at his shoulder following the team shutting him down temporarily – for now.

Dr. Andrews is an orthopedic surgeon. He is a surgeon for knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries and is a specialist in repairing damaged ligaments.

Anytime a player visits Dr. Andrews, it’s usually not a good thing. Any work by Dr. Andrews, while one of the best, is usually for some form of major surgery, one that would shut Winston down for the year.

That might be the case anyways, even if he doesn’t need surgery, but if the situation is to the point where he needed to go in even for a visit, that’s not a good sign.

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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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Horse
Horse
4 years ago

I don’t get it why Winston isn’t on IR now. He will need surgery as this is his throwing arm unless we’re willing not to have him play until mid season next year; even that is a big risk that it might not help at all. Surgery will at least fix it now and he will have to build more muscle mass around that shoulder. Also might be time in the future he wear more protective should pads. Just my opinion. Winston needs to wake up now and forget about this season or he won’t have a career to think… Read more »

Mike.Seven
Mike.Seven
4 years ago

Even Ray Charles could see this shoulder injury, he has not been the same for three weeks. I could not believe they put him in a hurry-up long throw offence with 1 minute to go in the half.
Really makes me question the Bucs management coaching staff, A famous surgeon for San Diego Chargers went on air saying Jamies had a problem 2 weeks ago. Why could Bucs medical staff not see this ???
He will be out for this year.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  Mike.Seven
4 years ago

I’ve questioned this medical staff for years. I mean hell we signed Sweezy and then he was out for the entire season. There’s a couple other situations similar to that that also make me question this medical staff. It’s been clear for the last two weeks that shoulder is a little worse than we are led to believe. We don’t want a Tanehill situation where he doesn’t get surgery and then boom it’s screwed next season.

macabee
macabee
4 years ago

Dr. Andrews is the best. I’ve said this once before and I’ll say it again. After Winston’s shoulder issues are resolved, in the offseason, he should consult with NFL guru Dr. Tom House. Drew Brees has seen House annually since his days in San Diego. Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and other top NFL QBs are clients of House. It’s all about the mental, physical, and mechanical part of the throwing process. Not bad company to be in. JMO!

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82acaf67/article/pitching-guru-tom-house-also-tutors-top-nfl-quarterbacks

buccaneerNW
buccaneerNW
4 years ago

Winston should be shut down for good. We need to find a real QB.

surferdudes
4 years ago

Yeah, makes no sense not putting him on I.R.. This season is over, he needs to do whatever needs to be done now so he can be 100% for the new coaching staff next year. Any of you hear Gruden on M&M this morning? When asked by Greenie what’s up with Winston, and some of his antics Gruden pretty much had this to say. I would tell him he get’s to emotional, and needs to tone it down. Has to follow the example of Joe Montana, and be more of a flat liner. He’s a young Q.B., who has a… Read more »

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
4 years ago

The Times also reported, when discussing this item, that Jameis Winston finally apologized for his role in the affair in the game on Sunday that led to his teammate attacking another player and will now serve a 1-game suspension. The apology is accepted, but it came far too late. He basically said he let his passion get the better of him. Sorry, that’s not going to cut it. You’re a third year starting quarterback in the NFL, former number 1 overall draft pick, and the leader of the offense. His behavior was unacceptable. The new regime needs to look real… Read more »

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  Naplesfan
4 years ago

Because it took longer than you liked for him to say something? Haha stop please . That is a stupid reason to reason to move on. Also blaming Jameis for Mikes actions? How liberal of you. How about we let Jameis play his contract out and then make a decision. Thank goodness you’re not our GM.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  cgmaster27
4 years ago

You know it’s not because he took too long to man up and act like a leader, instead of a follower (the real leader immediately apologized).

The reason the new regime needs to look at bringing in real competition for Jameis Winston is because he is not playing well, and he is regressing, and he is still immature after nearly three seasons as an NFL starter.

The reality never measured up to the hype.

Ha ha .. please stop pretending that what I wrote above is not the truth.

esquandolas4
esquandolas4
Reply to  Naplesfan
4 years ago

Obvious troll is obvious ^^^ Jameis is 23 years old guy. Yeah this season has gone downhill but Jameis is not even in the top 10 of reasons why this season is the way it is. Coaching being at the top of that list. There is absolutely no excuse for this team with all of its talent to currently be on a 5 game losing streak. There are tons of factors but Jameis clearly being not healthy enough to play is one of them as well. A quarterback with an injury to his throwing shoulder is basically a horse with… Read more »

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  esquandolas4
4 years ago

Don’t give me that “Jameis is only 23 years old crap”. None of the young quarterbacks in the league, no older than him, act like he does. Assaulting a player on the field from the sideline is bushleague, not typical of even an 18 year old who isn’t a dick … especially when not even playing in the game. That is nothing but terrible sportsmanship. Jameis is far from the only reason that we are performing badly, and nobody is saying that so stop making straw man arguments. I wrote that the new regime needs to bring in quarterback competition.… Read more »

Horse
Horse
Reply to  Naplesfan
4 years ago

Winston doesn’t have to be great or even good; he can be just above average if he has an OL and play calling to his strengths. Changing to a Guard D. Smith would be a start.

Buc76
Buc76
4 years ago

Surferfdudes comments about what gruden said make it seem even more like he wants to come here. Koetter has no clue about Joe Montana or Favre or Randall Cunningham or Gannon or Brad Johnson. Gruden coached them or around all of them. Koetter and Licht are a joke. I will keep saying put Derrick Brooks in the GM role. there is no comparison to Lynch. Lynch has been a broadcaster. Brooks is the GM of the Storm just like Elway was an Arena League GM before he went to the Broncos. Brooks is mentoring Winston now as it is imagine… Read more »

FLBoyInDallas
FLBoyInDallas
Reply to  Buc76
4 years ago

Saying that someone is capable of being the GM of the Bucs because he’s GM of an Arena League team is like saying a guy who managed a Subway sandwich shop is qualified to run the operations at Bern’s Steakhouse.