In the midst of all that goes on with Tampa Mr . Kellen Winslow becomes an after thought . This guy represents the change of guard here in Tampa . When Mark and Raheem fist arrived they were not blessed with a seeded draft position , just to get Josh Freeman was key for them . Our big pick ups in talent that year was Derrick Ward and Kellen Winslow , Ward was key for what we were doing at the time with Jag . When Jag got the boot ,Wards role changed but , I think they will work him into the role they want from him . Kellen was key in helping us through last years crazy season . If it was not for Kellen the pick up of Reggie Brown , Arrelious Benn , & Mike Williams would be irrelevant . Kellen was good for the Bucs and the Bucs was good for Kellen , look at that nice contract .
Winslow came and put up crazy numbers 77 receptions , 884 yards , and 5 touch downs . While some fast tightends are fast and run fats routes , Kellen is fast but gets in and out of his cuts like a true wideout . There are not too many safeties that can cover this guy , and linebackers gets headaches covering this guy . He has some of the best hands in the league period , and his agility is like a cat . As far as toughness goes , there's he and another former U tightend Jeremy Shockey , Shockey is know to beat you physically . Winslow is physical , but will also beat you with his athleticism . In goal line situations this guy is gold , he can get to any where in the end zone in a matter of seconds , can go after jump balls , fade route no problem .
With the rookies we are bringing in at the wideout position , one would think that Kellen might not get that many looks . Or Receivers are in a win-win situation , wideouts will not see that much pressure underneath cause , of Winslow and if our rookies do their job , when Winslow goes deep he will have a favorable matchup . I know Winslow was happy when he seen that we got some guys on the team that can stretch the field , and not only him . Freeman has to have a feeling of excitement , now that he has more than 1 go to guy other than Kellen .
Kellen broke the mold in the since that , he might be the best tightend in Bucs history . He is a guy that adds the same element Keyshawn had , what that element is it will take a whole other Post to explain . This guy is like Jay Z in the way that you really can't knock him , you either like him or you don't .