Jameis Winston wants to be like a Manning, preferably Peyton

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston may take a page from the Peyton Manning playbook by completing all college eligibility before entering the NFL draft.  If Winston has his way, other similarities will emerge.

Via NFL.com, Winston said at the Manning Passing Academy that he wants to be like one of the Mannings, specifically Peyton.

“I’m an observer,” Winston said.  “So I just observe the way [Peyton] does things.  He’s so detail-oriented.  And how he carries himself — I’m really trying to see how he carries himself because I want to be the guy 10, 15 years from now that’s viewed like a Peyton Manning or an Eli or an Archie.”

Here’s one way Peyton carries himself:  He doesn’t carry crab legs out of a grocery store without paying for them.  Beyond that, Manning generally has his business completely buttoned up off the field, and he holds himself and everyone else to a very high standard on the field.

It’s easy for Winston to say he wants to emulate Peyton Manning.  But it entails accepting a level of obsession that becomes persistent irritation, a state of being happy only when there’s something about which he’s thoroughly unhappy.

It many ways, it’s good to be like Peyton Manning.  In other ways, it’s surely torturous.  Being Peyton Manning means being always “on,” always planning, always working, always striving, always pushing, always trying, and never being satisfied.  Some would say it’s more of a curse than a blessing.

47 responses to “Jameis Winston wants to be like a Manning, preferably Peyton

  1. “Here’s one way Peyton carries himself: He doesn’t carry crab legs out of a grocery store without paying for them.”

    LOL. Thanks for the laugh, Mr. Florio, that one made my day! 😀

  2. lol PFT beat me to it. If Winston wants to be like a Manning then he’s off to a terrible start.

    Character is #1 with the Mannings.

    Winston may or may not lacking in the talent department but one things for sure, he isn’t a high character guy.

  3. Manning also doesn’t get accused of rape, like Winston was. This guy is clueless. He obviously doesn’t realize how ridiculous he sounds.

  4. Top 5 qbs n the league:
    1. P. Manning
    2. Brees
    3. Rodgers
    4. Newton
    5. Different options

    5 most overated qbs that can only throw the slant:
    1. T. Brady
    2. T. Brady
    3. T. Brady
    4. T. Brady
    5. T. Brady

  5. You forgot to mention Winston’s superb interviewing skills. Where did he model those from?

  6. Settle for less then you know you’ll succeed.

    You’ll never be Tom Brady in many ways. You missed the cut to be as good genetically by miles.
    Never have a perfect season, 5 SB appearances, and able to take 4-5 different WR groupings in your career to 8 AFC title games. And date a supermodel (no coverups necessary).
    Although Winston is on par with Manning for sexual related controversy in college, youll probably be mediocre in playoffs as well.

  7. Jameis didn’t choke in the championship so maybe he’s more like Eli than Peyton….who pees down his leg when it’s a big game.

  8. ‘ always planning, always working, always striving, always pushing, always trying,’

    You say that like it’s a bad thing… Too bad everyone isn’t like that…

  9. Jameis Winston “During the regular season i’d love to emulate Peyton, but then when the playoffs roll around i’d like to switch it up to Eli”.

  10. always striving, always pushing, always trying, and never being satisfied. Some would say it’s more of a curse than a blessing.

    – definitely a blessing considering 99% of our population is the complete opposite. He’s (Peyton) someone to look up to and emulate no matter your profession

  11. Enough of the Peyton worship.

    Outside of being a choker, he’s also a poor loser – often blaming his team mates and throwing people under the bus. Most overrated player of our generation.

    43-8

  12. The only thing that Jameis has in common with Peyton Manning is that they both play the QB position. Peyton has focused and worked very hard on his craft to be one of the best. Jameis has superior natural athletic skills but his inclination for bad decisions off the field, seems a challenge. After Jameis’ two incidents, the kid needs to understand that both raise major questions re his character. He was lucky to stay out of jail both times (especially the alleged rape). Think very hard because strike 3 and you’re out.

  13. If you want to emulate Peyton, settle out of court when your accused of sitting on a trainers face with your pants down.. you already have him beat Jameis, you led your team to the winning TD in the Championship game…

  14. If the Tallahassee police department would have done their real job, protecting the citizens, instead of covering up for Florida State football alumni, Jameis would be in jail. But if this kid keeps on playing and eventually gets to the NFL, he would make a perfect draft pick for the Ravens.

  15. I can’t stand the negative people on these type of stories. If he is sincere about trying to emulate the Mannings, that’s great. Its takes hard work and a tremendous amount of discipline. Mr. Winston hopefully you have learned from your mistakes and will ask yourself in the future “What would Peyton do?” when confronted with questionable choices. I am certainly rooting for you.

  16. “In many ways, it’s good to be like Peyton Manning. In other ways, it’s surely torturous. Being Peyton Manning means being always “on,” always planning, always working, always striving, always pushing, always trying, and never being satisfied. Some would say it’s more of a curse than a blessing.”

    This is what you have to be if you want to be a great NFL quarterback. Brady is like this, and so is Brees, Rogers, Rothlesberger, Wilson, and anyone else who strives for greatness. It’s a very lonely and demanding pursuit, but this is what Jameis Winston must be like if he wants to emulate the great ones.

  17. wouldnt you rather be Eli? sure he has his struggles, but he has more Vince trophies. I’d rather have some bad regular seasons(27ints) than get pants-ed in-front of the world.

  18. For all the idiots who refer to Winston as a Rapist, the Judicial System could not find justification to charge him with an offense, must less to convict him of rape. Let’s get the facts straight before you start slandering a man’s name. As for the Manning’s, I don’t remember either of them winning a NCAA National Championship. Sure, the crableg incident was stupid but lots of stupid incidents are committed by young people in college but how many get national attention. Hopefully, Winston will realize that he will be living under a microscope during his life. Wonder what type of pizza he likes and whether he prefers delivery or “take-out”.

  19. Jchipwood.

    I wish there were more reporters trying to make a name for themselves by saying Brady was a bad QB. Just more motivation for:

    another winning season
    Another AFC East championship
    Another Buy week
    Another home field advantage
    Another AFC championship
    Another chance to win the super bowl.

    No matter how you want to look at it Tom Brady has played in the same amount of super bowls as P. Manning , brees, and Rogers combined (not counting Peyton’s last one because he never really played in that one).

  20. Being Peyton Manning means being always “on,” always planning, always working, always striving, always pushing, always trying, and never being satisfied. Some would say it’s more of a curse than a blessing.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, I’m not going to say that is a curse considering that is what made him hundreds of millions of dollars.

  21. LOL on that..you can’t even get it, you pay for food not walk out as if you are owed something.

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