Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians reacts to Jameis Winston’s play in win vs. Panthers
Jameis Winston had a rough start to the 2019 regular season in his first week of play against the San Francisco 49ers. He was intercepted three times with two of them returned for touchdowns. Many didn’t know what to expect with him going into a game against a strong defensive unit in the Carolina Panthers.
However, he proved to be much improved from his woeful performance, as he completed 16 of his 25 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He garnered the praise of people who saw him try to be more conservative with the football. Including his head coach Bruce Arians who gave him a glowing vote of confidence.
“I thought he was outstanding,” Arians said. “He had a hell of a week as far as mentally getting ready for this ballgame. I think that’s the type of game he can play, I didn’t think he played that bad last week, he had the one bad play, but tonight he was really spot on.
Winston managed the game in the best possible fashion he could to give the Buccaneers the win. His defense also gave him a lot of help as they didn’t allow touchdown all throughout the game against Cam Newton and the Panthers.
The Bucs defense has impressed as they’ve only allowed one touchdown through two weeks. And with the defense playing at this level and Winston limiting his turnover tendencies then Tampa Bay should be able to look more like a playoff contender with Winston under center and Bruce Arians in charge of the team.