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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.

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17 Responses to “Jameis Winston eager to throw to DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard”
  1. tonebones says: Jul 1, 2017 8:24 PM

    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. orangedestroyer says: Jul 1, 2017 8:39 PM

    Talk is cheap.
    The Bucs have been more talk and less action for so long.
    We could use some positive action.

  3. redeemerac says: Jul 1, 2017 8:51 PM

    With Howard I get the feeling many will be saying, “How did that guy after last to the 19th pick?!”

  4. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Jul 1, 2017 9:10 PM

    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.

  5. captainstagger says: Jul 1, 2017 9:12 PM

    Don’t sleep on 3rd round pick Chis Godwin…..add in last year’s TD leader at TE in Brate, Humphries,….and Evans…..Air Koetter

  6. stillabucsfan says: Jul 1, 2017 9:58 PM

    NFC south champs bound!! Season couldn’t get here fast enough

  7. acemcbuc says: Jul 1, 2017 10:19 PM

    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.

  8. bigdog2372 says: Jul 1, 2017 11:28 PM

    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.

  9. bucfaninclearwater says: Jul 2, 2017 1:20 AM

    Fire the damn cannons!!!

  10. tom48212 says: Jul 2, 2017 4:18 AM

    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.

  11. cuda1234 says: Jul 2, 2017 7:52 AM

    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!

  12. ejm845 says: Jul 2, 2017 8:22 AM

    Can’t count on DeSean he gets hurt if the wind blows

  13. 2since96 says: Jul 2, 2017 9:38 AM

    Eh, tight ends are hit or miss. Where are the top tight ends from the last 5 drafts.

  14. captainstagger says: Jul 2, 2017 9:46 AM

    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.


    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.

  15. jbraider says: Jul 2, 2017 11:59 AM

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

    Or, more specifically, to the defensive backs covering them

  16. uknowimright1 says: Jul 2, 2017 3:09 PM

    Yet, his eagerness to learn how to speak proper English is still nowhere in sight..

  17. whysomanylosers says: Jul 3, 2017 10:09 AM

    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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