Winston completed 18 of 30 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 29-7 win over the Bears. He also gained three yards on his sole rush. With the Bucs defense generating hellish conditions for former teammate Mike Glennon and the Bears offense, Winston didn't have to do much to help facilitate a victory. The third-year signal caller acquainted himself with new weapon DeSean Jackson to the tune of three receptions for 39 yards, while also kick-starting top target Mike Evans' season by connecting with him on seven occasions for 93 yards and a score. The game script of Sunday's blowout win didn't call for Winston to have to utilize his plethora of weapons to a great extent, but there will undoubtedly be plenty of upcoming Sundays when he'll be asked to do much more. He'll look to build on his solid opening performance when the Bucs tangle with the tough Vikings defense on the road in Week 3.
The NFL announced Wednesday that Sunday's scheduled game in Miami between Winston's Buccaneers and the Dolphins has been postponed until Nov. 19 due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma in South Florida. Week 11 had previously been an open date for both teams, so the Buccaneers and Dolphins will reconvene in November to make up the contest. Winston and his teammates are thus set to make their regular-season debuts at home Sept. 17 against the Bears.
Winston completed 17 of 27 passes for 200 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 13-9 preseason loss to the Browns. Considering he was operating without top target Mike Evans, Winston turned in a solid performance while playing through the first possession of the second half. The third-year signal-caller looks ready for the regular season after putting up a whopping 69 pass attempts through three exhibitions. While Winston didn't throw a touchdown pass this preseason, all reports are that he's taken another step forward this summer, with head coach Dirk Koetter even noting that his young quarterback had completed an additional 10 percent of his passes over last year's camp. After an active preseason, Winston is fully expected to sit for next Thursday's exhibition finale against the Redskins.
Winston completed 21 of 29 passes for 196 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Thursday's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars. He also fumbled once but it was recovered. Winston was even sharper than his numbers imply, considering Mike Evans dropped a would-be 43-yard touchdown on a perfectly thrown deep ball in the first quarter. The third-year quarterback managed to lead the Bucs on scoring drives of 11 and 12 plays, respectively, on their first two possessions, and played the entirety of the first half. He connected with eight different pass catchers overall, displaying excellent command of the offense for a second consecutive game. Winston appears to have taken yet another step in his development if the first two exhibitions are any indication, and he'll look to top Thursday's effort a week from Saturday against the Browns in the all-important third preseason contest.
Winston completed nine of 13 passes for 99 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Friday's 23-12 preseason loss to the Bengals. As planned, Winston and the rest of the starters saw limited action, but the third-year signal caller put the ball in the air plenty. He helmed an impressive opening 92-yard drive, connecting with top target Mike Evans for 29 yards down the right sideline on one play and also showing impressive rapport with TE Cameron Brate. Winston was in for only one additional series, an eight-play drive in which he managed to officially connect with prize free-agent acquisition DeSean Jackson for the first time. Overall, it would have been difficult to author a better start for Winston and the first-team offense, and they'll look to build on the performance in next Thursday's exhibition tilt versus the Jaguars.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||New York Giants||15||18.00|
|5||10/06||New England Patriots||31||32.00|
|9||11/05||@New Orleans Saints||32||33.00|
|10||11/12||New York Jets||30||24.50|
|13||12/03||@Green Bay Packers||8||13.00|
|17||12/31||New Orleans Saints||32||33.00|
|3 Year Avg||59.5||4066||25||16||189||4||342|