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Do Bucs have to learn to live with Jameis Winston’s mistakes?

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Is Jameis Winston, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucs, a gunslinger? Are interceptions something the Bucs are going to have to learn to live with? Winston, so far, has thrown eight interceptions in four weeks. He got off to a similar start last season with seven. “I don’t know if you ever want to accept it, but I do think that that’s something to build around,” said Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Todd Monken. “I’ve always believed that guys that are…

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Bucs break down the interceptions of wayward quarterback Jameis Winston

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Boiling it down, there were bad decisions, one tipped ball and one great play. Such is the anatomy of the disaster that was Jameis Winston’s four-intereception day. At least, according to Tampa Bay Bucs’ offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. “That’s what I wrote on my sheet: two bad decisions, one tipped ball, one great play,” Koetter said. ”How many turnovers are too many? One turnover is too many. Every interception, any turnover, has a reason tagged to it. Jameis throws hundreds…

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Bucs need for Jameis Winston to make plays, not worry about mistakes

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Perhaps there are Bucs’ fans who have been getting nervous over reports that Jameis Winston has thrown interceptions during practice. Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith, however, says that Winston just has to make his plays. “We want him to just execute the plays,” Smith said. “Sometimes there is more risk involved to it. You’re not going to play quarterback if you are not willing to let it go. Sometimes you have to let it go into tight pockets, tight windows,…

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Bucs’ Jameis Winston reminds fans that rookie quarterbacks throw picks

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One of the knocks on Bucs’ quarterback Jameis Winston during his final season at Florida State was that he was interception-prone. Lately, he reminded everyone. Three of Winston’s first five passes were intercepted in a blitz period, which brings to mind that rookies often struggle to throw the ball to right-colored jerseys. “Our goal is to get Jameis ready,” Bucs coach Lovie Smith said. “We’re doing a lot of things that we normally don’t do this early, too, to try…

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