Jameis Winston’s Struggles Aren’t Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Biggest Problems

September 14, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So this is how the Jameis Winston era begins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Even T.S. Eliot would have left Raymond James Stadium in the third quarter on Sunday, as the Bucs were lambasted at home in their 2015 regular-season opener by Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans, 42-14.
It was billed as a matchup for the history books, as both Winston and Mariota would make their NFL starting debuts against one another, the first time in NFL history the top two picks in the draft would face off in their first NFL starts under center. But just like he did in the Rose Bowl earlier this year, Mariota proved to be Winston’s kryptonite yet again, still the only quarterback to have beaten him since high school.
While Mariota was throwing an NFL-debut-record four touchdowns in the first half, Winston struggled from the beginning, tossing a pick-six on his first NFL throw. The Titans led 21-0 halfway through the first quarter, and another po...

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