Watch: Jameis Winston yells at Tre’Quan Smith after play
Jameis Winston was heated with teammate Tre’Quan Smith after a failed third-down play in the fourth quarter on Monday night.
Winston’s New Orleans Saints were tied with the Seattle Seahawks at 10 early in the fourth quarter. The Saints had a 3rd-and-12 situation and sent four receivers out on a pass play. Winston’s pass was batted down, and the Saints ended up punting.
After the third down play, Winston ripped into Smith on the sideline. He seemed to be furious with Smith, possibly for not lining up in the correct spot.
Jameis Winston and Tre'Quan Smith being all warm and fuzzy. pic.twitter.com/uIPNgI83XD
— Justin (@hobokenjustin) October 26, 2021
Prior to the play, Winston seemed like he had to direct Smith where to go.
Saints reporter Jeff Duncan said that head coach Sean Payton was also upset with Smith.
Sean Payton and Jameis Winston both jumped all over Tre'Quan Smith on the sideline after that last third down play. Not sure what it was about, but it got very heated. Emotions high here in the fourth quarter.
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) October 26, 2021
Smith was playing his first game of the season since being activated from injured reserve. He definitely did not seem to be on the same page his his quarterback.
Winston confirmed as much after the game.
Jameis Winston asked about the intense exchange with Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith on the sideline: "Just communication, we had to be on the same page, and that’s it." When asked for further detail: "When everyone gets to talking, I just want it to be me and him."
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) October 26, 2021