If you want to know which Buccaneer player puts in more practice time than any other player, you don’t have to look any further than Quarterback Jameis Winston. His work ethic is so well known around 1 Buc Place that Head Coach Bruce Arians when talking about Jameis’ work ethic replied with,
“I have to throw him out of the building. He’s he before me, he’s leaving after me, and I said we can’t have that. You can overwork too, and he’s learning that, he’s learning that perfect balance, and you really can’t ask for anything more from him.”
With a coach that has worked with such Quarterbacks as Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck heaping that kind of praise on Jameis, it really leaves no doubt as to the amount of dedication he’s putting in this offseason.
After the end of the offseason workout program, Jameis was asked about how things had been going.
“The competition is tremendous, we can only go up. I’m focused on competing against myself. Our defense, they’re going to do their job, I have to do my job. So, I’m competing against myself and how I can get better at the end of the day.”
When asked how Winston is developing in regards to his relationships with Leftwich and quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen, Arians said,
“It’s showing, both of them, Clyde and his fundamentals, and Byron on the head work stuff. He’s getting coached as hard as he can, and one thing about Jameis is you know he is going to work.”
Beyond the practice field, Jameis is also putting in time at various other locations such as running fumble drills on the beach, and putting in workouts at facilities such as Sky Way Park. He is putting in over 8 hours a day making sure to include not only film work, but strength and conditioning, recovery and physical therapy work, and working on various specific skill routines. Along with all the extra work, Jameis has also revamped his diet which looks to have him in the best shape of his career.
Of all the complaints that have been levied against Jameis, the one thing he’s making sure of, is that nobody, and I mean nobody, can say he didn’t put in the work to position himself as the future of the Buccaneers and what he hopes will be a year in which he not only secures a contract extension for himself, but a playoff berth for his team, a team he looks poised to lead for many years to come.
— Jameis Winston (@Jaboowins) May 24, 2019