Jameis Winston took a few minutes at the podium earlier this week at One Buc speaking to the local media for his weekly press conference. Below is a full transcript which included questions about his ankle, his performance against the Browns and more.

(On Saturday’s performance)
“I feel good, because we got so much stuff from that film that we can learn on, especially from the blitz pick-up standpoint and we can take at least five plays from that game that we can transfer and help us out for the rest of the season, so I feel good.”

(On if not playing in the final preseason game would give him more of an opportunity to prepare for Tennessee)
“For us, today to study Tennessee and get that upper step on them – it’s important. Studying is always good.”

podiumwinstonIMG_1729(On if he is already studying for Tennessee and not worried about Miami)
“We have been studying Tennessee for quite a minute going back to OTAs time. We’re actually going to fix a couple things, make some corrections, see how they are playing in the preseason, but we’ve been studying film from last year of them. Definitely, we have one more game left in the preseason so we’re definitely going to focus on Miami as well. We can multitask and do things like that.”

(On his ankle)
“Pain is temporary. I really don’t focus on that at all. I played last year at Florida State with a sprained ankle so that is the least of my worries. My job is to go out there and play quarterback and fight for the team.”

(On if the ankle gets loosened up and warmer as he is out there)
“[Head Athletic Trainer] Bobby [Slater] does a great job getting me warm before the game – the routine that we do, the contrast with hot and cold, I’ll be ready as soon as I step foot onto the field.”

(On if he welcomes being chased by his opponents)
“Absolutely, that’s why we go back to this last game. There are so many things we can learn from that. It’s kind of a common thing when you have a rookie quarterback, you are going to see a lot of pressure. I definitely accept that challenge. Definitely the guys are with me too. When you look back on that film, we look at it as hey man, we saw what we are going to see during the season. That was definitely helping us out.”

 (On his resiliency and being able to take hits)
“I know it’s just the beginning. Every time I get a chance to talk to the offensive linemen or the running backs or the even the whole offense, I just tell them, ‘Guys it’s just the beginning. Everybody is fixing things You guys are taking so many reps.’ During the season you are not going got be that tired when you get out there on the field. I take it slow, being hit is a part of the game of football. I trust my line. I trust the running backs, so I know during the season everything is going to be good. We just have to get some stuff fine-tuned and we’ll be great.”

(On his offensive line needing to grow like his did last year at Florida State)
“Absolutely. As a quarterback, our job is to not focus on the negatives. At Florida State we had some early pressures. We had a very young line – had a young center that started for us. He has to get ready just like most of these guys. Some of these guys weren’t even on the team last year. These guys have to get ready just like I have to get ready in the situation – me being a rookie quarterback. They have to get ready, see different looks and get some reps so they can be able to perfect their craft.”

(On what is something he has learned through his first three preseason games)
“You can take so much from these preseason games. Of course you have [your own] opinion, but as a player I get to look and actually scout myself. Not really think about the future just yet, I just get to scout myself and just sit down and talk to myself like, ‘OK, you have to be quicker here, you have to find the back here, Ok you should have said this protection here.’ Just trying to fine-tune some little things.”
(On his statement at the NFL Combine about making it to the Super Bowl this season and being compared to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning)
“Yeah, that’s the dreams. My dreams are to the ceiling. I believe my dreams have no ceiling. That’s just me as a person and that’s how I kind of push my leadership up on the other guys. Trying toget them to dream big. We want a lot, but to get that lot we have to get crumbs. We have to go little by little, by little and hopefully get to that point. Yeah, I’m still thinking that. That’s just my personality. That’s just how I carry myself.”


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5 years ago

I’m not so sure on what they get out of reviewing over and over Tennessee’s film; different QB. I’d be studying that Ohio State and Oregon game and see how Marriota got rattled.

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5 years ago

Horse I agree with you like most of the time. I see that Tampa making strides. What I was upset with Sat night. Is Clev wanted to make a statement and burient the bucs I Hope Tampa takes note and prepare packages against teams that want to bury you. Go Bucs

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5 years ago

Horse, I agree, but what does Winston get out of studying Mariota? His concern is the D. I wouldnt be surprised at all that the defensive film room threw up a few duck games.

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