Behind-the-scenes photos of the Buccaneers victory over the Jaguars on October 11th.
On Sunday, the Buccaneers offense had almost a perfect 50/50 split between rushing yards and passing yards. The unit threw the ball for 186 yards and ran it for 183 as the Bucs defeated Jacksonville, 38-31, in Week 5, picking up their second win of the 2015 season.
Jameis Winston attempted just 19 passes in Tampa Bay's victory. This season, he's 2-0 when throwing the ball 30 times or less. On Wednesday, the Bucs' last day of practice before their bye week, Winston said he feels his team is approaching the type of balance that will make them successful moving forward.
Photos of Jameis Winston through his first 5 games as a Buccaneer.
"We have a lot of great players," Winston said. "Doug (Martin) and Chuck (Sims), they showed us how dynamic the team can be when we establish the running game. We have a balanced attack on offense."
Martin picked up 123 yards on 24 carries, surpassing the century mark for the second consecutive game. Sims added 51 yards on 12 carries to bring the pair's total to 174 rushing yards.
"(Doug) does it every week," Winston says. "This week it was just on the spotlight because their main focus was to stop the run. Our offensive line blocked great but when you have two dynamic backs like Doug and Chuck, you can't lose."
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That's just what Winston wants. He said that he wasn't concerned about having the ball in his hands or trying to make plays on his own. Instead, he relishes the opportunity to have a balanced attack.
"I'm competing," Winston said. "As long as we're winning I'm still competing. It doesn't matter. My job is to play my role. It was so exciting just to get that win. We've got one of the best Offensive Coordinators in the country. That man, whatever he does, I'm with him."
Winston and the rest of the Buccaneers will have some time to sit on their impressive performance against Jacksonville. Players have the rest of the week off as the team heads into their bye, but Winston said that doesn't necessarily mean he'll stop working.
"I'm going to use it to get better," Winston said. "I'm not really going to take it as an 'off' week, it's going to be more of a 'relax' week for me. I'm going to still come in. I'm going to go to FSU and watch their game. I'm going to use it to get better. Every week I'm trying to get better and better."