When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field for their first training camp practice Thursday morning, quarterback Jameis Winston will take on a new role as face of the franchise, replacing defensive tackle?Gerald McCoy.Me and Jameis had a private conversation about what he feels this team needs me to be as a leader, McCoy said Wednesday just after veterans reported.Hes an intelligent guy, McCoy said of Winston. Young or not, [hes] very mature ... very intelligent. He sits back, he watches and analyzes and he [saw] something that I could do to help this team be better. Its not hard to do. Its just a matter of me doing it.Although McCoys role within the team is changing, the 28-year-old said hes ready to embrace it.You guys are used to seeing me do things a certain way, McCoy said. Thats going to change because the face of the franchise came to me and said, Hey, listen. If were going to win, we need you to do this, OK? Our quarterback said this is what he needs, so this is what Im going to do.McCoy wouldnt reveal the exact details of the conversation, but the four-time Pro Bowler hinted that he was moving away from the spotlight.[Im] passing the torch. Ronde [Barber] gave me the torch. I didnt ask him for it. He passed it to me. So, Here you go, Jameis. Go take us to the Super Bowl.There was no grand entrance to camp for McCoy on Wednesday -- no bathrobe or pajama pants like in past years, and the vibrant red streak of hair he sported all last season is gone.?The transition from McCoy to Winston over the past year has had a few hiccups. Just before the Thursday night game in Week 15 last year, a fan captured video of Bucs players huddled up around Winston, while McCoy was noticeably absent. Instead, he was walking around the outside of the huddle with no helmet, far removed from teammates, appearing detached and indifferent.McCoy denied Wednesday that there was any rift.I love Jameis, man, he said. The day after he got drafted, I went to both his parents and told them, Im going to take care of him. Dont worry about him. When you get on that plane and go home, I got him. I love him, man. Hes like my brother.Winston has immersed himself in the Tampa Bay community. He has participated in diabetes walks and kickball games in the park designed to strengthen community relations with law enforcement officers, and he has visited survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and served as a staff member for many of his teammates camps this summer.By showing up at events, he has filled the citys need for a star quarterback.When they show commercials of the Bucs, theyre not showing Gerald -- theyre showing Jameis, McCoy said. Thats for a reason, and Im happy about that because if your quarterback is the face of your franchise, usually that tags to winning, or going in a positive direction. Im excited about it.Winston also lost 20 pounds this offseason in an attempt to get stronger and healthier. While McCoy took notice of the weight loss, that wasnt what ultimately won over his support as a teammate, and neither was his 26-1 record as a starter in college. Instead, it was Winstons authenticity.Hes Jameis. Hes him. He [doesnt] care if Im Gerald, if youre Vincent Jackson, if youre one of the Glazers [the Bucs owners], if youre Mr. Licht, he doesnt care. Hes going to be Jameis, McCoy said. For a guy to come in and regardless of what people say to him, how people feel about him, hes going to be himself -- you cant do anything but respect that. Balenciaga Sandals Sale . - Chris Tierney snapped a tie with a power-play goal late in the third period as the London Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Erie Otters 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday. Balenciaga Sandals Cheap . The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Jones (19-1). 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NEW ORLEANS -- Matthew Staffords powerful arm and fourth-quarter poise delivered Detroit its most comfortable victory yet in a campaign that now looks destined to culminate in a playoff berth.Maybe a first division crown in two decades, too.Stafford passed for 341 yards and two touchdowns, Detroit became the first team in 60 Saints home games to stop Drew Brees from throwing a touchdown pass, and the Lions pulled away from mistake-prone New Orleans, 28-13 on Sunday.It feels good to come in here and play a little bit closer to a 60-minute game, Stafford said. Our defense played unbelievable.Stafford was at his best when the Saints were on the brink of seizing momentum early in the fourth quarter and locking the Lions into yet another high-stress affair.The Superdome crowd was deafening after Staffords second-down pass had been batted and nearly intercepted by Cameron Jordan in Detroit territory. New Orleans had scored on its previous drive to pull to 19-13, needed a stop on third-and-10 to set up Brees and Co. with a chance to drive for a go-ahead score.Stafford said he sensed the Saints were about to blitz, adding, We had a different play call and I checked to one I thought would be good.He thought right.Golden Tate broke into the clear behind cornerback B.W. Webb, with safety Vonn Bell too far away to help out. Stafford rifled a long, accurate pass Tate caught, then cut across the field for a 66-yard touchdown .Mentally, we stayed locked in and ready, and I think we kept our foot on the pedal, Tate said. Were rolling right now.The Lions (8-4), whove won seven of eight, dominated statistically. But four opportunities inside the New Orleans 20 ended with Matt Prater field goals, allowing the Saints (5-7) to stay close until Tates big play. This time, in sharp contrast to seven previous victories by between one and seven points, Detroit cruised.Brees finished 31 of 44 for 326 yards, but was intercepted three times, by Glover Quin , Tavon Wilson and Miles Killebrew .Brees called the first half, abysmal. Saints coach Sean Payton said his team looked, sluggish, like we came off a short week or something.We missed some throws, Payton continued, and called his offense sloppy in general and awful in third-and-short situations.Tate finished with eight catches for 145 yards . Staffords other touchdown went to running back Theo Riddick from the 1.John KKuhn scored New Orleans only touchdown on a 1-yard run.ddddddddddddSTATISTICAL DOMINANCEDetroit was outgaining the Saints 422 yards to 294 before New Orleans final drive. The Lions also controlled time of possession, 36:52 to 23:08 while running 67 plays to New Orleans 57.It could have been a rout if five drives hadnt ended with Prater field goals: two from 27 yards, and one each from 29, 32 and 52 yards.We kind of kept them around with how inefficient we were in the red zone -- something were going to have to do better at and look at and find ways to get the ball in the end zone because we moved the ball great today, Stafford said.It was Detroits first triumph in a road game directly following Thanksgiving since 1974, snapping a streak of 22 losses.COSTLY DROPSDrops by two Saints players in the first half could have altered the course of the game.In the first quarter, cornerback Sterling Moore lost the handle on a tipped pass that popped upward, giving him ample time to run under it with the potential for a significant return.We would have had momentum from the get-go, said Moore. He said his first mistake was not going up to get the ball and instead letting it drop through his hands. It would have been a different story.In the final seconds of the second quarter, Brees hit Coby Fleener in the hands at the goal line with a strike over the middle. With only 5 seconds on the clock, Saints coach Sean Payton sent out the field goal team.Brees also had a drop, albeit of a botched shotgun snap, which helped stall a drive in the first quarter.INJURIESLions running back Dwayne Washington limped off with a left ankle injury after a carry early in the third quarter. Later in the quarter, defensive back Quandre Diggs appeared to hurt his right shoulder while tackling Willie Snead. ... Saints tight end Josh Hill was taken to the locker room after it appeared tacklers rolled awkwardly over his lower right leg following a reception in the second quarter. ... Saints linebacker Craig Robertson went down in the fourth quarter. He walked off but then ran straight to the locker room.UP NEXTLions: return home to host ChicagoSaints: travel to Tampa Bay.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '