Kellen Winslow: If I Could Interview a Tampa Bay Buccaneer

David JeffreyContributor IMay 29, 2009

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 18:  Kellen Winslow #80 of the Cleveland Browns runs during the NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at the M&T Bank Stadium on November 18, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

If I were granted access to interview a player from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster, it would be Kellen Winslow. Winslow has had a tumultuous pro career so far, a young career that’s already had so many peeks and valleys. He’s had incidents on and off the field that would be amazing to delve deeper into. A few questions I would ask would be as follows.

On the Field

  1. So far what have been the biggest differences between Cleveland's and Tampa Bay’s offense?
  2. What have you been working on in the offseason?
  3. Have you worked with either Luke McCown or Byron Leftwich? Do you have any preference for either?
  4. What were your first impressions of Raheem Morris?
  5. Is there a coach that you’ve played with that reminds you of Morris?
  6. Are you glad you came here now and only had to study Jeff Jagodzinski’s playbook instead of Jon Gruden's?
  7. There has been a lot of excitement in the changes to the playbook, is there anything that excites you?
  8. You’re at almost the same level as everyone else. Do you feel like the ground has been leveled since coming into a team which has had so much turnover in personnel and in coaching?
  9. What is the normal routine for you on game days? Do you have any traditions or superstitions?

Off the Field

  1. You were part of some of the last dominant teams at the University of Miami, What do you make of the University’s recent mediocrity?
  2. After the tragedy of Sean Taylor and the miscue of Plaxico Burress, what protection should athletes go through to ensure their safety?
  3. Coming from a Hall of Fame pedigree, do you feel you have something to prove when you’re on the field?
  4. You live in San Diego in the offseason, how does Tampa compare to San Diego?
  5. Which visiting city or stadium is your favorite to play at?
  6. Have you ever been to England? Are you excited about the trip across the pond?
  7. Do you think the NFL should focus more on promoting the game within the United States or should they continue focusing abroad?
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