The last time Jameis Winston played in a football game, his Florida State Seminoles were walloped in the Rose Bowl. The stakes were a lot lower when Winston stepped onto the field Saturday night for his first game as a Buccaneer, and he finished strongly after a sluggish start.

Winston went 3-for-10 and threw an interception in Tampa Bay’s first six possessions of the first half. But then he settled down and led the Bucs on a 76-yard touchdown drive as the first half was coming to a close.

Wayne Lyons, CB (senior): Lyons is a transfer from Stanford who figures to be one of the top cornerbacks on the roster. He is a perfect fit on Michigan’s defense and could thrive with the new coaching staff. He is bigger and more physical than any other corner on the roster.

“I just think his comfort in the pocket looked a little bit better,” Gruden said. “We still have a long way to go to grade him, but we’re happy with his progress. We’ve just got to continue to work with him and be positive and go from there.”

It’s good Griffin is seemingly having a good training camp, because it will be difficult for him to walk back from his comments over the weekend. If he doesn’t want that quote thrown in his face all season long, he’ll have to repeat his performance from his rookie season — and do it fast.

Houston is likely pleased with the results thus far with its quarterback battle. The Texans also have to like Cecil Shorts creating that separation to get a long touchdown — it was his only catch on the day.