In his first game as a starter for the New Orleans Saints, Jameis Winston threw for five touchdowns in a 38-3 blowout victory over the Packers in Week 1. However, that promising performance was followed by a far less impressive showing in Week 2. Winston completed just 50% of his passes for zero touchdowns and two interceptions in a 26-7 divisional loss to the Carolina Panthers. Despite the fact that this poor showing was a clear step backwards, the former No. 1 overall pick believes his team has what it takes to turn things around. According to ESPN’s Mike Triplett, Winston said, “This team is a winning team, we know how to win, and we’re resilient.” “All we have to do now is execute a little better, communicate a little better, and finish the job.” ”
Winston has built a reputation as a big-play quarterback over the course of his seven-year NFL career. The second-year Saint acknowledged that it’s time to take a more conservative approach ahead of this weekend’s matchup against a tough New England Patriots defense.
“Knowing that just because you’re capable of making the (big) play doesn’t mean you should,” Winston explained. “I think it starts with just getting into the overall rhythm of the game as an offense, as an individual, and just going out there and executing.” ”
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