Buccaneers considering futuristic tech to develop Jameis Winston

BY foxsports • June 20, 2015

By Daniel Ledbetter

When it comes to investing in their No. 1 pick, there is no stone being left unturned by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers front office. Tampa is reportedly looking into adding a virtual reality apparatus to its quarterback development protocols. The system would simulate extra reps without the need for wasting full-pad practices snaps.

To me, it sounds a little like Madden 2025, or maybe Madden 2020 if the stuff coming out of the E3 expo this week is to be believed. In practice, I would imagine it greatly aids in visualizing the plays from multiple angles in a manner that at least emulates real life. Either way, it’s much better than the QB taking fake snaps from his position coach and throwing to an athletic trainer for extra practice.

Currently, the Dallas Cowboys already employ a virtual reality system as a part of their practice regimen. The Buccaneers think it may be worth looking into as well. “It might be good for Jameis. He is a film junkie. We have looked into that,” said offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

For an idea of how it might work, check out this video of Madden being played on an Oculus Rift.

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