May 01, 2015

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

You've got to hand it to AP's agent Ben Dogra - fresh off asking for a trade, he's now just asking for more money for the guy who's already set to be the highest paid RB in the league if his contract plays through. Who needs leverage or an agency when you've got a 30-year-old running back who missed a season for a suspension and has an image problem?

posted by dfleming at 12:13 PM on May 01, 2015

Jameis Winston is definitely over those maturity issues and Totally Gets It Now. I can't remember the last time I disliked a not-yet-pro athlete this much-- maybe Laettner?

posted by yerfatma at 05:50 PM on May 01, 2015

I also don't like that scoutmaster look that Jimbo Fisher puts on when he is challenged about Winston's conduct.

I would like to take all the global ridicule from the Mark Sanchez butt fumble, add it to the ridicule from Winston's falling statue fumble against Oregon, and roll it all up into a large anal probe.

If there was a god, Schiano would still be coaching the Bucs.

posted by beaverboard at 09:01 PM on May 01, 2015

Jameis Winston

The crab legs photo does not show a lack of maturity. Rather it displays a massive arrogance on the part of someone who has been catered to since the time his athletic ability was first noticed. Sooner or later one of two things will happen. He will be brought up short on a leash and realize that acting like a punk is about to cost him a lot of money, or he will continue in his behavioral pattern and get himself into some real trouble that cannot be covered up. If it is the former, Winston might just have a chance to become something; if the latter, he's done and Tampa Bay is the big loser.

Maybe it's a New England Puritan rectitude thing, but I share the intense dislike for Mr. W.

posted by Howard_T at 10:54 PM on May 01, 2015

Hoping this year's top o' the draft becomes Manning and Leaf 2.0

Winston took the # 3 jersey. Did they retire Josh Freeman's number?

posted by beaverboard at 03:05 AM on May 02, 2015

roll it all up into a large anal probe.

Aw, not again!

posted by Hugh Janus at 06:48 AM on May 02, 2015

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