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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Kellen Winslow dreaming of the postseason

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December

Tight end Kellen Winslow caught seven passes for 98 yards Sunday. He scored two touchdowns. He ran through and by Seahawks tacklers.

But what he wants most is something he has not yet achieved: A shot at the playoffs.

"Never," Winslow said when asked if he’d ever been to the postseason.

"It would mean everything. It’s all about that moment. We’re ready for it and I’m ready for it."

More plays like those he made Sunday would give the Bucs a chance. Winslow caught touchdowns of 10 and 21 yards, in addition to a few receptions that resulted in first downs. And his two forays into the end zone came a week after a would-be game-winning touchdown against the Lions was erased by an offensive erroneous pass-interference call. The league office notified the Bucs last week of the incorrect ruling.

Don't think Winslow had forgotten.

Asked whether the play was on his mind, Winslow said, “Most definitely. They took two (touchdowns) away from me this year. It’s unfortunate. You have to control what you can control and move on.”

Winslow’s five touchdowns this season matches a career high for him. But he’s got a lot more on his list of things he’d like to achieve. A national champion while at the University of Miami, what Winslow wants now is to win in the postseason as a pro.

"You play to win," Winslow said. “That’s the only reason to play."

[Last modified: Sunday, December 26, 2010 11:07pm]

    

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