Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy believes in Jameis Winston, but he also challenged the Buccaneers quarterback to turn his current situation to a positive.
Winston was suspended the first three games after groping an Uber driver, and for Dungy, that underscored the pressure on Winston to improve off the field as well as on.
“For Jameis, he has to be a leader all the time,” Dungy said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. “He’s a great leader on the field. He’s a great leader in the locker room. He’s a great leader when he’s here. Now, he has to take it on his shoulders to lead off the field and away from the building as well. I’m praying he’ll do that.”
Dungy also slipped into a parenting role, using one of his own father’s lessons to him.
“I look at it as something my dad would always tell me, . . . with the same phrase, all the time: ‘What are you doing to…