Coach: Jameis Winston undecided about throwing at combine

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Coach: Jameis Winston undecided about throwing at Combine
Monday February 16th, 2015

A quarterbacks coach for former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says that he has not made a decision on whether he will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The combine starts this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

George Whitfield Jr., who has also worked with former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, said the decision of whether to throw or not will made a "couple of days from now."

"It's a game-time decision," Whitfield Jr. told USA Today. "He's a very big believer in himself, so it'll be interesting. He's prepared to do it. At this time, he hasn't made a decision."

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Whitfield also dismissed stories that Winston has been gaining weight since Florida State's season ended a month ago in a loss to Oregon in the College Football Semifinals. 

"He's lost about 12-15 pounds. When you hear stuff about Jameis, the weight and he's getting fat — What do people think that I've been golfing while he's been playing Call of Duty?"  Whitfield said. "He's been working his butt off the last five weeks to make sure he's going to make a tough decision for somebody."

Winston is expected to be a top selection in the NFL Draft in April. He completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,907 yards with 25 touchdowns and 18 touchdowns last season and lost only one start in the two seasons he was Florida State's starting quarterback.

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