Jameis Winston to Bucs fans: This game ball is for you
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston has received his share of game balls during his short career.
But on Wednesday, he began his weekly press conference by presenting a game ball to Tampa Bay fans for their support at Raymond James Stadium during the 14-5 win over Seattle on Sunday.
"I really just want to give this game ball to the fans," Winston said, holding up a football in his right hand. "They did an amazing job. This game ball goes to all the fans. You did an amazing job. I hope that’s in our future every Sunday at Ray Jay. This is for you, fans."
The Bucs had their largest announced crowd of the season -- 63,674 -- at RJS against the Seahawks. Earlier this year, coach Dirk Koetter had been critical of the large number of opposing fans in the lower bowl of the stadium during home games.
But Winston said the support against the Seahawks was a factor in the game.
"It just gives the team just an extra sort of boost," Winston said. "I just thank them for supporting us and it was a great experience at Ray Jay this past Sunday."