Jameis Winston – Rams-Buccaneers Postgame Quotes – September 29, 2019

(On the key to success today)

“We finished. The defense played great again. We created some turnovers in the first half and we answered. When they gave us good field position, we got the ball in the endzone. We did better on third down and scored touchdowns in the red zone. To God be the glory, we finished.”

(On Head Coach Bruce Arians telling the team not to let up)

“(Offensive Coordinator) Coach Byron (Leftwich) said, ‘Last week, you know they hit us hard.’ So, we came out this week against a great team and we had to finish.”

(On if he thought this team was capable of outscoring a team like the Rams)

“I knew our team was capable of doing anything we put our mind to, just because I trust my teammates and I know the caliber of players and coaches we have on this team.”

(On if it was especially gratifying for him being decisive against a defense like this)

“I think we just played great team football. It was beautiful. It was great to get a great win like this. We’re definitely blessed, but now it’s on to the next game. We beat a great opponent. Now, we have to continue to do it.”

(On telling WR Mike Evans to be ready before the 67-yard touchdown pass to him)

“What I knew was the situation where they might do an all out blitz. Even Byron (Leftwich) was saying, ‘Alert zero.’ I said, ‘Mike, it’s coming to you.’ He got it up. They were doubling him the whole game. They gave us the opportunity and he burned them.”

(On WR Chris Godwin saying before the game that they might need 50 points to win)

“Before the game, (WR) Chris (Godwin) was like, ‘I see us scoring 50 points.’ And we did a great job. The defense helped us out a lot. We did a great job. We can’t get too high, we can’t get too low. We got to continue to move forward. We got to continue to play good football.”

(On General Manager Jason Licht’s father passing away this weekend and what it meant for him)

“I love (General Manager) Jason (Licht). I had the pleasure of meeting his father and his family, so we sent our condolences to him. That was a big win for him. That was for him. We thank him for the opportunity that he’s given us to be players for this Buccaneers organization and that was a big win for him, so shout out to Jason.”

(On beating the NFC Champions and what it means)

“Yeah, we know what we’re capable of. We just have to execute it week in and week out. If we do that and when we do that, we’ll be a tough team to beat.”

(On what this win do for the rest of the year)

“I think it’s a great start to a long road, some long road games. What a way to come up here in the Coliseum, a historic place and beat one of the best teams in the league and show that we’re capable of doing anything that we put our mind to. We played great Buccaneer football.”

(On what it was in the second half and fourth quarter when he knew they had to keep scoring)

“It showed the resilience that they have, but I have to credit our guys again. Just to continue to stay on it, not be complacent and just finish. That was our message at halftime. That was our message after the last game after we lost, but now we ended up victorious because we did finish. That’s going to continue to be our thing. ‘BA’ (Coach Arians) put it on the board at the beginning of the week. Finish. That’s it.”

(On if this year or this team is different and turned a page)

“It’s a week-to-week league. We finished today. Our main goal is to continue to finish and continue to win football games.”

(On if this was one of the best games he’s ever been a part of)

“It was very fun. It was fun being in the Coliseum in L.A. up under the lights. Lights, camera, action. We’re in Hollywood and we had a great game, so we just got to continue to do that.”

(On DL Ndamukong Suh’s fumble recovery)

“I was like, ‘What a way. What a way for him to get a touchdown against his old teammates.’ I was just blessed, man. I’m so grateful that this team played their hearts out. I’m so blessed that God favored us in this win.”

(On WR Chris Godwin’s big game)

“When (WR) Mike Evans is getting double covered, (WR) Chris Godwin always finds a way to get open and make plays. He’s been doing that all year. We’re happy to have two guys, two dominant guys and even more than that. Chris accepts that load. He takes it and he gets open and catches the football.”

(On coming back on the third down play in the series after the CB Marcus Peters interception)

“I’m still going to be watching that play over and over again, but we finished. We overcame that. We had a great drive to milk some of that clock a little bit to put them into a kind of got to get a big play mode. That was crucial. It was great for us to bounce back and we did it.”

(On RB Ronald Jones staying in bounds on the field goal drive)

“I was excited for ‘RoJo’ this whole week because he was back in his place. This is where he played. This is where he had a lot of highlight reels. If they didn’t have those penalties, he would’ve had more highlights than that and this game probably wouldn’t have been this close. But I was proud of him to be back in L.A. and do his thing. But the key to that play was him not running out of bounds. The key to that play was him spinning back inside, keeping the clock moving so we could milk some of that clock off and that was huge in terms of not giving them enough time.”