Winston vows to keep on playing; whether he should is another matter
Roy Cummings, Florida Football Insiders, published 6 November 2017

For the second time in a month of games on Sunday, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was shut down before the start of the second half because of a right shoulder injury.

And for the second time in a month of games, Winston on Sunday vowed afterwards to play again when the Bucs return to the field for their game next week against the Josh McCown-led Jets. I should, Winston said when asked if he would be able to make his next scheduled start.

Winston acknowledged that he once again aggravated his already-sore right AC joint when he was slammed to the ground during a play late in the first half of the Bucs 30-10 loss to the Saints. Dirk Koetter said Winston could have continued to play had he been needed, so its likely he will indeed be able play next Sunday. Whether he should is another matter entirely.

Winston has strung together two clunkers in a row now, completing 28 of 51 passes for 277 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions over the course of his last two games. Whether thats due to the injury is hard to know. Winston says himself that hes not sure, but the situation is one where it might be in the Bucs best interest long term to sit Winston until hes healthy.

Winton wont like that, of course. He wants to play. But even Winston admits hes not playing at the level he needs to right now to help his team and hes not quite sure why. I dont think Im doing a good enough job to put our offense in position to score, Winston said. The job of the quarterback is to get the team in the end zone and Im not doing that.

Asked specifically what it was he wasnt doing well, Winston said, Completing the football efficiently, driving the team down there to score touchdowns. Its on me.

Winston has become the unquestioned leader of the Bucs, but hes playing so poorly right now that he says hes in no position right now to preach to all the others who are playing just as poorly as he is. Ive got to fix myself before I can do anything (like that), Winston said. I cant expect someone else to do their job when Im not doing my job.