Bucs take post-game shots at Jameis Winston

Devin White says the team knew Winston “was going to give us the ball.” Leonard Fournette eats a W.
Bucs linebacker Devin White reacts after a play during Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Saints.
Bucs linebacker Devin White reacts after a play during Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Saints. [ TYLER KAUFMAN | AP ]
Published Sept. 19, 2022|Updated Sept. 19, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — Before their team charter arrived in Tampa following the Bucs’ 20-10 win over the Saints, the Bucs had late hits on Jameis Winston.

The New Orleans quarterback was sacked six times and threw three interceptions Sunday. Following the game, linebacker Devin White was interviewed on the field by Fox and said the Bucs knew Winston would eventually turn the ball over.

“When Jameis left our team, everybody knows what he did that last year,” White said of Winston, who threw 33 touchdowns and an NFL-record 30 interceptions in 2019, his final year with the Bucs. “And we feel like we had a great defense then and he threw 30 picks.

“We just knew he was going to give us the ball, we knew the running backs would cough it up. You know, that’s something we came in talking about. We want 30 turnovers as a ballclub ourselves. It’s just another game to take the ball.”

Following the game, running back Leonard Fournette posted a video of himself “eating W’s,” something Winston had done following a win with the Bucs.

During the video, you can hear receiver Chris Godwin, who did not play in the game, ask White about what he had said during the post-game TV interview about Winston.

“Why you say that about Jameis, bro?” Godwin asks White.

“What did I say?” White responds.

Godwin begins to repeat what White had said before Fournette alerts him it’s being videotaped.

The Bucs snapped a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Saints. A year ago, it was White’s horse-collar tackle of Winston that resulted in a season-ending torn ACL for the quarterback.

After Sunday’s game, White said that the Bucs didn’t win anything but a 2-0 start to the season.

They will see the Saints again, hosting them Dec. 5 at Raymond James Stadium on Monday Night Football.

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