Did The Bucs Lose Toughness?May 21st, 2012
Can Bucs fans argue with his toughness? Ultimately, the guy didn’t miss a snap in three seasons.
Yeah, Winslow was allowed to sit out loads of practices and was hardly the most willing blocker, and had some seemingly selfish on-field moments. But Joe almost has to wonder whether that was, in part, a result of the previous coaching staff’s attitude and leadership.
Apparently, Greg Schiano didn’t think Winslow could be transformed into one of his “Buccaneer Men.”
Joe’s hardly crying because of Winslow’s Tampa demise; he’s arguably the worst starting tight end in the NFC South. But Joe knows the Bucs need to make up Winslow’s production and the threat he gave some defenses, and it’s always a challenge to replace a productive guy that plays every Sunday.
Rumored replacment Dallas Clark has missed 16 games over the past two seasons.