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Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston ‘has a habit of trying to be Superman,’ says Bruce Arians

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now 2-4 on the season despite showing flashes of excellence at times this year. Coach Bruce Arians stayed with struggling quarterback Jameis Winston on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, even though the veteran signal caller continues to be one of the more hit or miss players in the NFL. The Buccaneers came up short in London, losing 37-26.

With Winston throwing five interceptions and turning the football over a total of six times overall, Arians did not mince his words following his team’s latest loss.

“Throw the damn ball away,” Arians said after Sunday’s loss to the rival Panthers, via Greg Auman of The Athletic. “You avoided one. You might have avoided two. You ain’t thrown it anywhere. Throw it away. He has a habit of trying to be Superman.”

Only a few weeks after hanging a whopping 55 points on the always dangerous Los Angeles Rams, Winston and company just can’t remain consistent these days. On Sunday against the Panthers, even with five picks and six total turnovers under his belt, Winston led the Buccaneers to a respectably 26 points alongside throwing for 400 yards and a touchdown on 30 completions. Because the Buccaneers were forced to play from behind from the jump, Jameis Winston notably attempted 54 passes in Week 5.

“Oh, no, I’ve had a lot of bad games,” Winston told reporters after encountering a very strange outing on Sunday against the Panthers, via the aforementioned Auman.

Winston and the Buccaneers will now have a bye week before taking on the lowly Tennessee Titans in Week 7.