Jameis Winston postgame speech – inspirational or confusing? (Video)
After starting off the game shaky, Winston finished 20-of-35 for 237 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw for both TDs in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left. Winston really put together a heck of a close to the game to show everyone why he was the deserving Heisman Trophy winner.
But Jameis turned as many heads with his speech after the game as he did with his play during the game.
Winston spoke with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and shared the emotional message he gave his teammates on the final drive. Though notable athletes like Reggie Bush and LeBron James enjoyed the speech, others, like myself, found it confusing.
UN-Freaking-believable interview by Jameis!! Just shows part of the reason why he's SPECIAL!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 7, 2014
Love listening to this dude Jameis Winston talk after games! Walks and talks like a true champion! A great role model for kids to look up to
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) January 7, 2014
Another knock for me — and this is just personal taste — when a player references religion as much as Winston did, I’m turned off.
Many people noted that Winston sounded a lot like Ray Lewis with his speech, and he did. Some people balk at religious speeches while others embrace them. In the end, all that matters is that whatever Winston did or said on the field worked, because he walked away as the champion. Congratulations to him and Florida State.