Gerald McCoy Comments on Jameis Winston’s Leadership Role with Buccaneers

July 27, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has seen enough out of quarterback Jameis Winston to anoint him as the team's top leader entering the 2016 season.  
McCoy spoke about the second-year signal-caller on Wednesday in advance of Thursday's first training camp practice, per ESPN.com's Jenna Laine:
Me and Jameis had a private conversation about what he feels this team needs me to be as a leader. He's an intelligent guy. Young or not, [he's] very mature...very intelligent. He sits back, he watches and analyzes and he [saw] something that I could do to help this team be better. It's not hard to do. It's just a matter of me doing it.
[...] You guys are used to seeing me do things a certain way. That's going to change because the face of the franchise came to me and said, 'Hey, listen. If we're going to win, we need you to do this, OK?' Our quarterback said this is what he needs, so this is what I'm going to do.
An outspoken player who backs up his chat...

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