The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't worried about rookie quarterback Jameis Winston's struggles early during training camp:
"He needs to go through all of this," head coach Lovie Smith said. "We're giving him different looks every day. We're asking him to do different plays every day. He's bouncing back. As a quarterback, that's life."
Winston has been able to shake off the interceptions and knows it's all part of the learning curve.
"It's just new," Winston said. "Coming out here, excited, you're going to make some mistakes. The thing is to bounce back and to keep moving forward. You don't think [about] the negatives. It's about getting better every day.
"The biggest adjustment is checking down. Sometimes you've got to nickel-and-dime down the field and make quick decisions."
Smith said Winston needs to continue to work on checking down, but still wants him to focus on getting the ball down the field.
"You want to always push the ball down the field," Smith said. "But if it's not open, there's a second read and possibly a third read to go to. Checkdown is normally a part of that. As we continue to go, that's what we want our quarterbacks to do every snap. If it's not there and you don't feel like you can get it in there, check it down. There's nothing wrong with getting positive yards."Back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Newsfeed