Kellen Winslow: Mr. Third Down

September 21st, 2010

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Aside from Josh Freeman Sunday, no Bucs player came up bigger than tight end Kellen Winslow.

Close to not playing at all due to his bum knee, Winslow not just showed up, but played big. In fact, if it’s a key down, look for Freeman to hit Winslow, so notes eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, written on the TBO Bucs Twitter feed.

Kellen Winslow’s 8 receptions have each come on third down, where he leads all NFL players. Not too shabby for a guy on one good knee.

You know what that tells Joe? That Winslow is clutch. If all of your catches come on third down, that’s money. That’s what All-Pros do.

It’s very possible that the success of the Bucs offense depends on the health of Winslow’s knee.

5 Responses to “Kellen Winslow: Mr. Third Down”

  1. RahDomDaBest Says:

    Ike Hillard was the best 3rd down, Mr. Clutch receiver we have ever had. That guy was Wes Welker material and never got any credit for it. He used to break safeties and LBs backs with his on the dime cuts.

    Winslow is on his last leg (lol pun intended).

  2. McBuc Says:

    Rah…Ike always got credit for that…What are you talking about? They used to call Ike “MR THIRD DOWN”.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    And Reggie Bush broke his leg, you could see it broke on the field. And Steve Smith carrying his arm off at the end of the game Sunday, also looked broken again.

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    Carolina played well with Clausen late in the game, and they should be pissed off and hungry for a win. Ochocinco has a cracked rib, so he says. My hope is that Carolina will go all out and beat up the Bengals, soften them just enough for the Bucs in week 5.

  5. lakeland bob Says:

    Sorry to hear about Reggie breaking his leg.Darn,I hope he’s ok for the bucs game.Is it just me or does fortuate things seem to be happening for our bucs?Almost like destiny.