Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston back to throwing footballs
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a scare with quarterback Jameis Winston in their victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Fortunately, it appears he has made some significant progress heading into Week 15.
Winston has been nursing a fractured thumb that he picked up during the 38-35 win against the Colts. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times,
QB Jameis Winston is full go in practice, throwing footballs with velocity for first time this week.
This is certainly an encouraging update for Tampa Bay. Winston started the week not throwing footballs at all and instead resorted to simulating his throws. The fact that he is now able to put some velocity behind the ball is a positive sign for his status in Wek 15 when they hit the road to take on the Detroit Lions.
There is no question that Winston has established himself as quite the gunslinger. His arm talent and aggressive approach is amplified by the fact that he has as talented a receiver duo as there is in this league with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Although this has led to plenty of trips to the end zone in the 2019 NFL season, it has also been the cause of many stalled drives.
Winston has made a habit out of throwing interceptions in essentially every game. Even Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has commented on his hope that the Bucs star can find a way to slow the game down and take a more patient approach. It remains to be seen if he will be able to try it against the Lions.