Winston’s Clutch Factor Sold Lovie

May 1st, 2015

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Time after time after time last year, new Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston found him and his Seminoles behind in the second half, sometimes, in part, thanks to Winston himself.

It didn’t matter. Winston played like a modern day Joe Montana, rallying the Seminoles to win after win.

One of the millions who watched college football games on TV, in particular Florida State, was none other than Bucs coach Lovie Smith. And if one factor about Winston left a lasting impression upon Lovie, it was Winston’s clutch factor, his veins of ice water, his nerves of steel, all the while performing with the legal sword of Damocles hanging over his head, which would freak out most mortals.

“We saw it,” Lovie said. “I know this past year, of course, a lot of close games. You saw him in tough, pressured situation and when you get a chance to talk with him, he kind of relishes that role. He has a lot of confidence in himself and what he can do in his role on the football team. Again, every time you talk to him you see that a little bit.”

Winston spoke about his magic tricks in the second half, none greater than rallying Florida State to a national championship win over Auburn a year ago, saying last night, “Pressure is no pressure.”

Winston explained that his work and preparation eliminate pressure. As long as you are prepared for the moment by your work in the week prior to a game, pressure should not be a factor.

13 Responses to “Winston’s Clutch Factor Sold Lovie”

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    That music you heard from Lovie’s office was Clarence Carter singning:

    “Patches, I’m dependin’ on you son…………..”

  2. Luther Says:

    Pretty funny Tom…great song too

  3. PewterJesus Says:


  4. MadMax Says:

    WHY IS JAMEIS LIMPING?????????????????????????????

    I noticed it yesterday and he’s still walking funny into ONE BUC today!!!!!!

  5. lurker Says:

    same post in all the threads…really, tom? you are better than that.


  6. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    WHY IS JAMEIS LIMPING?????????????????????????????

    Being subjected to way too many dude boners at One Buc Place?

  7. BFFL Says:

    Congratulations Winstonites. I’m happy your dreams came true. My dreams will come true if this guy can produce wins. Go Bucs!!!

  8. flhillbilly Says:


  9. ndog Says:

    Toes we are all rooting for the same thing brother the only difference is some believed he would be the reason for the wins, welcome to all rooting for the same thing for a change.

  10. MadMax Says:

    Damn Toes, lol, that was wrong….just wrong. But seriously, he’s walking funny. I guess they’re going to keep it internal (dont go there again Toes)

  11. Tom Says:

    To be fair, Jameis has always had a little gimp in his step. Doesn’t affect his play at all and he has passed every physical

  12. MadMax Says:

    It was worse yesterday….Im also tall and it looked like maybe a lower back problem or a leg problem.

  13. MadMax Says:

    But Ive never seen him walk….maybe it is just the way he walks.