After a good day of practice on Saturday for incumbent starter Jameis Winston, it appears the arrow may be pointing up for the young quarterback. Monday brought on another day of repeated success for Winston, who had battled some ups and downs early on in camp.
Talking to the media after Monday’s practice, Arians had some positives to say about Winston.
“Yeah, that’s two really, really solid days. This might’ve been his best day. I thought Saturday night was his best, but this might’ve even been better. I thought the offense came out with a little more energy than our defense did today and made some plays. We’ll grade the film to really see what really was out there, but I thought we had a lot of big plays, which I don’t like defensively, but I do like offensively.”
In particular, it was the total package of what Winston brought that Arians enjoyed most.
“Well, everything. [He was] getting the ball out of his hands to the right guy on time and accurately. He overall had a really good day other than a few plays down in the red zone.”
Heading into Friday night’s first preseason game, it’s imperative that this team gets off on the right foot. A large factor in doing so lies within the hands of Jameis Winston. Winston will need to prove he can be the consistent decision maker that this team needs under center.
It’s a big year for the young Florida State product. The Bay Area’s football fate is in his hands.