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Jameis Winston is well aware of the narrative that surrounds him these days.

In fact, he’s embracing it as he strives to become a starting quarterback again with the New Orleans Saints.



“I went from being the No. 1 draft pick to (having) everybody laugh at me,” Winston proclaimed, tackling the elephant on the field as he addressed a group of kids at former Florida State teammate Kenny Shaw’s youth camp in April.

“But guess what?” Winston continued. “I’m about that business. I’m outworking everybody at my position. … I’m doing things every single day, committing to the dream.”

Winston, who turned 27 in January, isn’t just talking the talk. Ever since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to swap him out for Tom Brady last spring, Winston has been committed to flipping the script.

He took a backup job with the Saints last year so he could get a “Harvard education in quarterback school” under Drew Brees, Sean Payton and the rest of New Orleans’ loaded offensive coaching staff.

And he has spent this offseason traveling the country to work with trainers like Brees’ longtime mentor Todd Durkin and Jay Glazer to “be challenged on new levels.”

“I was tremendously impressed by his humility and his mindset,” said Durkin, who had never met Winston until he reached out. “He wanted to know, what does it take to be great? And he immersed himself.”

Winston has also placed an emphasis on working with many teammates this offseason. Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith said Winston paid for his flight to Los Angeles and invited Smith to stay with him and his family.

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Old 06-11-2021, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: Jameis Winston 'even hungrier' as he embraces second chance with Saints

He seems to be doing and saying the right things.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:01 PM   #3
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He seems to be doing and saying the right things.
He appears to be reborn. The energy is there. He's still very young and it takes some of us longer to mature ...

*raising my **** up hand*

... and still be able to regroup and become a success. How can you not pull for this kid.
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The talent is there. The experience is there. His eyesight is improved...





His maturity is the big question mark but he's saying and doing the right things right now.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:58 PM   #5
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The talent is there. The experience is there. His eyesight is improved...





His maturity is the big question mark but he's saying and doing the right things right now.
Maturity comes with experience and age. Working with Brees has had to have had a huge impact on his being. Right now I'm no longer concerned with his maturity and that was my initial hang-up about him when we picked him up. The talent is there.
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JUST DON'T **** IT UP!!!
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