Dirk Koetter on Jameis Winston: His ‘upside is huge’

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston had a great rookie season for the team and it certainly looks like he could lead the team to new heights this year. First-year head coach Dirk Koetter seems to be a pretty big fan of Winston’s going forward.

Koetter, who was hired in mid-January, recently joined the Talk of Fame Network and talked about his upcoming season with the Buccaneers. He was asked about Winston and said that they expect a lot of him going into the 2016 season.

“I think it’s huge,” he said. “I think the upside is huge because Jameis loves to play football. He’s a tremendous leader, tireless worker, first guy in the building and the last guy to leave. Football is really, really important to him.

“He’s got plenty of things he can work on skill-wise, technique-wise, footwork-wise and delivery-wise.” Koetter continued. So still a lot of room to get better; a high ceiling. (But) the players want to play for him, play with him and play hard for him.

I think the sky’s the limit. This guy’s been successful at every level, and I’m a true believer that he’ll be successful at this level, too.”

During his first year with the team, Jameis Wintston threw for 4,042 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 210 yards and six touchdowns. He was also voted 2016 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.

It is certainly going to be a big year for the Bucs and it looks like they could make a move in the NFC South. They open the season on Sept. 11 when they travel to play the Atlanta Falcons, with whom Koetter used to coach.

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