Martin Fennelly Columns
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Are we back to those two-headed Gator quarterback days, Martin Fennelly asks, as in 1987, when Steve Spurrier switched out Doug Johnson and Noah Brindise about every snap? There may be a similar situation with Will Grier and Treon Harris.
Two weeks from now, it matters, Martin Fennelly writes.. A frightening thought for Bucs fans, given how Jameis Winston and the club looked Saturday in their third preseason game, an ugly loss to Cleveland.
ST. PETERSBURG — When he walked into Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon, it was as if he’d never left.
TAMPA — He needs work. No one disputes that point. Not Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. Not offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Certainly not Jameis Winston.
TAMPA — It was how he started this time. That will be the company line. First time out, against Minnesota, it was how he finished. This time it was how he started.
Jameis Winston, Bucs rookie quarterback, lights up around Mike Evans, former Bucs rookie receiver.
The news came last week: The Harlem Globetrotters severed ties with the Washington Generals after 63 years. The Generals are no more, and the news hit Martin Fennelly like a bucket of confetti.
TAMPA — It seems like just yesterday that Lightning season ended. Stanley Cup runs will do that.
Simeon Rice, former Bucs sack star and cosmic force, is a movie director these days. But if you want brilliant film, Martin Fennelly suggests watching Sim footage from when his ferocious edge presence with the Bucs produced five seasons of double-digit sacks and the blockbuster that was the 2002 Super Bowl champions.
TAMPA — It was the day after Jameis Winston’s first game as a Buc. There might be as many as 19 to follow, with accompanying dissections, before the end of Winston’s rookie season — the good, the bad, the ugly....
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