Jameis Winston eager to throw to DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard

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Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is like a kid with a couple new toys after the team’s offseason acquisitions.

Winston says the signing of receiver DeSean Jackson and the drafting of tight end O.J. Howard have him eager to see just how much better the Bucs’ passing offense can be in 2017.

“They’re dynamic,” Winston told NFL Media. “We haven’t had a true deep threat guy in Tampa Bay and now we have DeSean. So we’re excited to throw him a couple bombs. O.J., man, he’s just a specimen. We’re privileged to have O.J. Howard. . . . This is the fastest, most athletic 6-6, 255 guy I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s unreal.”

In two seasons since Tampa Bay made him the first overall pick in the draft, Winston has shown a lot of the promise the Bucs were expecting to see. This year he should be even better — with better weapons than ever.

17 responses to “Jameis Winston eager to throw to DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard

  1. Reminds me of Air Coryell. O.J. Howard never had a QB at Alabama who could hit either side of the barn. He’s better than most people think.

  2. Don’t sleep on the WR the Bucs drafted in the third from Penn State Chris Godwin. He’s been impressive so far, and will probably take Desean’s job when Jackson gets injured again.

  3. As a life long Bucs fan, I’m just hoping to not be embarrassed again. However.. I’m more excited for this season, than the last 10. Enough of the silly seasons, let’s do this already.

  4. I’m so excited for this season to start. And don’t sleep on our D. We were pretty elite after our guys bought in to mike smiths system about halfway through the season.

  5. Problem is Winston’s passes have not changed from his days at FSU. His passes are too high, too short, too long etc. Heck at times he might be throwing the ball to both receivers at once.

  6. Derrick Brooks may be the most important man in Tampa right now as its his job to keep Jameis out of jail and on the field. So far, so good!

  7. Problem is Winston’s passes have not changed from his days at FSU. His passes are too high, too short, too long etc. Heck at times he might be throwing the ball to both receivers at once.

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    Yet he is the first QB in the history of the NFL to post back to back 4000+ yard seasons his first two years. Will he throw picks… yes…and I’m fine with that. I’d rather have a quarterback that’s trying to win a game then one that’s just trying to manage it. He is very much like Favre….and that’s a lot better than being Bradford or Alex Smith.

  8. “Jameis Winston eager to throw to DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard”

    Or, more specifically, to the defensive backs covering them

  9. Winston had a great receiver in 6-5, 245lb Kelvin Benjamin. You could argue that is a big reason JW was drafted so high.

    I am hoping the OC and JW make good use of these tools and don’t give up on the run.

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