Buccaneers: The trickle effect of re-signing Jameis Winston

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 29: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks with head coach Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before a NFL preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Buccaneers are an organization prone to making bad decisions, and well, Jameis Winston has not made their offseason decision any easier this year.

NFL teams are built and operated upon decisions. Decisions by ownership as to who to hire as GM, and how much power the hire shall wield. In turn the general manager then has decisions to make of his own. To fire or retain the current coach. If fired, who shall the replacement be? The Buccaneers have a pretty big decision looming this offseason with quarterback Jameis Winston.

Who will the team go after in the draft? Can any of the team’s needs be addressed via free agency?  The decisions that must be made by the general manager and his front office, along with the coaching staff are seemingly limitless. Needless to say, these decisions in their entirety directly affect the bottom line of wins and losses.

I said all that to say this: It’s pretty well-known that the Buccaneers organization, from ownership all the way down to coaches. Have fairly consistently over the years made some bad decisions.  Bad draft choices, bad hirings of GM’s and coaches. It goes on and on.

Obviously the hirings of Rich McKay as GM, Tony Dungy and then Jon Gruden as coaches were great decisions; they combined to bring us a Lombardi Trophy. Those decisions are not what this article is about. Many of the decisions made before and after our Super Bowl buildup, and run.  Leave much to be desired.

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