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Bucs want virtual-reality system to help Winston


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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to use a virtual-reality system soon to help in the development of quarterback Jameis Winston, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

The Dallas Cowboys became the first NFL team this offseason to use virtual reality — investing in a system that allows players with headset to get a 3-D look at live action from practice.

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter told FOX Sports that the Bucs also want to purchase a system that would allow quarterbacks to see and hear a practice snap from a 360-degree perspective.

“It might be good for Jameis,” Koetter said. “He is a film junkie. We have looked into that.”

The Bucs would be following the lead of college programs like Stanford and Clemson, in addition to the Cowboys.

“I visualize the concept and go through my reads with no one out there,” Winston told Fox Sports. “I haven’t done any virtual things. I know the Cowboys have got it.”

The Bucs are searching for the right system that fits their virtual-reality needs.

“What I tell vendors that come in to show us stuff is that we need it today,” Koetter said. “Some people tell us, ‘This will be ready in three months.’ I say, ‘No, Jameis needs this tomorrow.'”

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