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Jameis Winston says he won't be the "rah-rah guy"

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One of Jameis Winston's most talked-about assets in college was his leadership -- his teammates and coaches raved about his demeanor, and the Bucs were outspoken about their belief that he's a genuine, natural leader. One aspect of being a leader is knowing when it's not your role to play -- and Winston told Sirius XM that he knows he can't be the "rah-rah guy" at this point in his career.

"I don't have to be a rah-rah guy, or be the main guy that brings guys in the huddle and give a speech and stuff," Jameis Winston said. "That's not my role on this team. But I will be the leader that we need, like, internally so people can just have someone in their ear to keep them motivated and comfortable.

It's good to see Jameis Winston being humble about his role on the roster, though he will have to become that guy he isn't now at some point. For now, though, getting the actual on-field aspect of play down is a lot more important. His last game was a first step with some promise and some negatives. We'll see on Monday Night whether he can take that second step.

You can listen to the audio of the interview below, which includes some notes on Dirk Koetter's coaching and Winston's general experience so far.