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Winslow playfully taunts college teammate Vilma



Asked about the Saints and this Sunday's impending matchup with his former college teammate, Bucs TE Kellen Winslow had a little message for New Orleans LB Jon Vilma.

The two played together at the University of Miami. Winslow was asked how their practice matchups typically ended.

"You can ask Vilma," Winslow said, smiling. "Vilma couldn’t guard me. D.J. (Williams) couldn’t guard me. Sean Taylor couldn’t guard me – respect (Taylor was murdered two years ago). None of those guys could guard me. And they’ll tell you the same thing. Vilma probably won’t. But I owned those guys."

When I told Winslow we'd be more than happy to pass along his comments, he grinned and said, "It’s all in fun."

Of course, that doesn't mean it isn't true.

On an unrelated note, I asked Winslow about the several occasions last Sunday on which he made precise open-field moves and was able to rack up some yards after catches. That's not something we've seen from him very much in his time as a Buccaneer.

"I’m just playing ball, trying to make people miss," he said. "I just haven’t had a lot of chances to break a tackle. They’re right there when I catch it. This last week, I got a chance to get away."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:49pm]


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