Sunday, December 17, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kellen Winslow wasn't on board with style of new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano

Tight end Kellen Winslow said he "had to roll" out of Tampa Bay once the Bucs fired Raheem Morris and new coach Greg Schiano began implementing his stricter ways.

"Greg Schiano came over there (and said), 'Toes on the line! Toes on the line!' Blowing the whistle. You can't laugh. You can't joke around. So I decided not to go to (organized team activities)," Winslow told the Real Robinson Report, an online sports talk show.

"They got my man (Morris) up out of there. I was loyal to him. Would take a bullet for that dude. So I had to roll, man."

Winslow, 28, said Morris "wasn't a company coach, he was a player's coach."

"I mean just everything about him … was real. Like you could talk to him face to face, real man to man," said the Browns' first-round pick in 2004 out of Miami whom Bucs traded for in 2009.

"They fired the wrong dude," added Winslow, who didn't say who should have been fired.

The Bucs traded Winslow last month to the Seahawks for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick. Schiano said the OTA issue wasn't the only reason the trade was made.

'Pacman' damages: The lawyer for Adam "Pacman" Jones said the $11 million in damages the Bengals cornerback was ordered to pay to two Las Vegas strip club employees injured in a 2007 shooting is "obviously a devastating amount for him financially."

Lisa Rasmussen said Jones, who will reportedly make $950,000 this season, doesn't have the cash to cover the award because he won't receive his first paycheck until September, adding: "It's the kind of judgment he likely won't ever be able to satisfy."

She said Jones will appeal the civil case verdict that will pay Tommy Urbanski, a club manager, and Aaron Cudworth, a bouncer.

Jones, who will speak about his challenges at the rookie symposium next week, told Profootballtalk.com: "I was pathetic. I had no respect for the money I got. I had respect for football. (But) I acted like I was still hanging out in college."

Obituary: Jerry Tubbs, who never lost a varsity football game at Breckenridge (Texas) High or as an Oklahoma Sooner, died in the Dallas area Thursday. He was 77. Mr. Tubbs played 10 seasons in the NFL and was an original Cowboys linebacker.

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