5 Things You Need to Know About Lovie Smith’s Press Conference on Jameis Winston

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Jan 6, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is introduced as head coach during a press conference at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers Never Considered Trading the Pick

There were reports out there that teams were consistently contacting the Bucs, inquiring about the availability of the No. 1 pick. But, according to Lovie, the organization was never really interested in trading away the opportunity at getting Winston. When you are in the role – we plan on being in that role one time, this year – you have to take advantage of it,” he said. “Our guy was there that we wanted, so why would you listen to any of those things? In the end, no. We were going to select Jameis Winston and we feel good about it.”