Devin White: We just knew Jameis Winston would give us the ball

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The Buccaneers had a hard time putting points on the board for much of Sunday’s game against the Saints, but they remained in the contest thanks to a stingy defense and the unit’s sticky fingers wound up finally tilting things in their favor.

Saints quarterback Jameis Winston was intercepted to end three straight drives in the fourth quarter and the Bucs turned those picks into 17 points. The first one was followed by a touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman, the second became a field goal and Mike Edwards returned the third for a score.

The Bucs also forced a pair of fumbles and linebacker Devin White said the unit was confident that those plays would come because of how well they know Winston from his time in Tampa.

“When Jameis left our team, everybody knows what he did that last year,” White said, via David Schiele of WTSP. “We feel like we had a great defense then and he threw 30 picks. We just knew he’d give us the ball, we knew the running backs cough it up. . . . This was just another game to attack the ball.

Winston’s last game against the Bucs ended with a torn ACL, so Sunday was an improvement on that front even as it fell short on every other front.

9 responses to “Devin White: We just knew Jameis Winston would give us the ball

  1. Really? I was repeatedly assured that LASIK surgery would fix all of Jameis Winston’s accuracy issues.
    Someone needs to teach crab legs how to set his own legs before he throws. If that doesn’t work, he might try throwing to the defender and hope it ends up in the arms of his receiver instead.

  2. yes its true. That’s why that 9-0 wash last year was so humiliating. Oh is this the guy who tore up Winston’s knee with a horse collar last year?

  3. White was credible talking about Winston, but when he said he knew they would fumble, that told me in reality he was just beating his gums.

  4. Tampa offense couldn’t get much going throughout the game. Tampa defense stepped up and controlled the game and forced the turnovers, sacked and harassed Winston all afternoon. Tampa is facing Green Bay next Sunday. They’ll need to get their offense going against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, who looked good against the bears. Go Bucks. Go Canes.

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