Jameis Winston’s metaphorical glass is full

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The Buccaneers are 2-6, drifting out of the playoff picture before the season hits the halfway mark.

But quarterback Jameis Winston doesn’t see it that way, taking an extremely optimistic view — or something.

After a game his coach called one of his best, Winston offered a philosophical or perhaps just odd explanation for it all.

“The glass is always full,” Winston said, via Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com. “Just because it might be half full of water, it’s still full of air. So we’ve got to keep that glass full, got to keep a chip on our shoulder and we’ve got to find a way to win.”

OK then.

Winston was remarkable against the Seahawks, leading them to a 21-7 lead on the road and matching Russell Wilson play-for-play until the overtime coin toss gave Wilson the ball first. And last, as Wilson drove them for an immediate touchdown.

He finished 29-of-44 for 335 yards and two touchdowns, leading his team calmly in an environment not typically kind of visitors. Even plays that appeared to be his fault weren’t, as his late empty-hand fumble was caused by left tackle Donovan Smith clipping his elbow to trigger the turnover.

“We just have to continue to build on the positives and eliminate the negatives and find a way to win,” Winston said. “We have to. We really don’t have a choice. We’ve got to find a way to win, and we will.”

The Bucs have scored 230 points in eight games, more than any team in franchise history.

So there’s something in the glass. We’re just not sure what it is, or whether we want one this early in the morning.

5 responses to “Jameis Winston’s metaphorical glass is full

  1. ‘eliminate the negatives’

    That would be the woefully under productive DBs and Jameis..
    replace those 2 and the Bucs may finally find ways to win!

  2. The positive: Bucs can score lots of points. Negatives: The defensive secondary sucks no matter the opposition even with the bucs scoring many points they find a way to score even more. Jamie Winston is right with the glass being full and all that: I can see why he caused less turnover in this one with 1, but there were opportunities with ill advised throw he could have given up two or more. If we compare him with Russell what do we see: we see a guy in play situations that seems puzzled and uncalm with lack of sophistication reading defences and a one-read area eye movement play done mentality with Russel it’s completely different one feels he can score anytime he has the ball not so with Winston who give the feeling on almost every play that he’s about to turn the ball over. Watch the game didn’t like how the 2nd quarter ended with the bucs in possession with 2:34 minutes remaining they gave the ball back after 3 and out plays and 1:43 left on the clock sufficient time for Russell to score at half’s end. Even though the game was half over at this point in time in games like these it’s a matter of possession and the bucs coaches didn’t should have call 3 run plays or at a minimum easy 100% completable passes to work the clock going into halftime. The gave up 6 points unnecessarily. Bad coaching decision which gave the Seahawks one more possession to score going into the halftime.

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