Fans react to Jameis Winston pick

Fans react to Jameis Winston pick (Image 1)

Callers were blowing up the phone lines at Tampa Bay Sports Radio WDAE this morning, commenting on the Jameis Winston pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A majority of callers expressed positive feelings, but others expressed disappointment. One caller in particular was upset with the Bucs decision.

“I’ve been a fan since 1976. And I said when this discussion started months and months ago, that if we get him, I will not watch the Bucs,” the caller said. “He doesn’t respect women, and I don’t want to support a guy like that. As soon as he’s off the team, I’ll be right back with the Bucs, but I’m not going to support them while he’s there. They could win seven Super Bowls as far as I’m concerned.”

The discussion was front and center on the Ronnie and Tkras show, with the hosts also chiming in with their opinions. “His talent is undeniable on the field. We all know that. The off-the-field issues are the real question,” Tom Krasniqui – or Tkras – said. “My whole take over the past four months, when you’re picking a quarterback, number one overall, you have to make sure that his character is up here.”

Ronnie Lane believes the entire organization is betting that Winston will be the right fit for the Bucs. “They believe in the young man, otherwise they wouldn’t have taken him,” Lane said. “It’s not just Jason Licht and Lovie Smith. It’s the entire Glazer family that believes in this kid.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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