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Buccaneers select Jameis Winston with top pick in NFL draft

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Jameis Winston to help them become relevant again. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was selected with the first overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, instantly becoming the face of a franchise that missed the playoffs the past seven seasons and hasn’t won a postseason game since the club’s Super Bowl run in 2002. Coach Lovie Smith and Jason Licht made the call, concluding after months of interviews and exhaustive research that…

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Buccaneers expected to use No. 1 overall pick on Jameis Winston

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Selecting a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback won’t end the debate about who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should take with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. In a sense, it’ll just be beginning if the offensively challenged Bucs – as expected – choose either Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota to become the face of a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game in more than a decade. “Both quarterbacks are excellent players and both are going to have a lot…

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Can Bucs’ trash turn into treasure? Again?

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Right now, he is a long way from being Doug Williams. Right  now, he isn’t even up to Trent Dilfer, OK? For long-time fans of the Tampa Bay Bucs, it might seem like an old horror movie remade. A quarterback the local team has signed on for fresh hope. Given the history of the team, can a Super Bowl be far behind? In the case of Josh Freeman and the Miami Dolphins, why, yes, it can. The Dolphins claimed Freeman…

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