It didn’t hit me until the Chiefs first started doing their Tomahawk chant on Sunday but that’s the same chant that Florida State does and Jameis Winston, the quarterback of the Bucs, went to Florida State...
Jameis Winston feeling at home with Florida State's Tomahawk Chop music playing at Arrowhead.— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) November 20, 2016
Indeed it pumped him up as Winston said as much after the game.
“Man the crowd noise was amazing,” Winston said via quotes from the Bucs. “Every third down they did an o-chant and I was so pumped up, it really made me feel at home. I love playing here. Every time I get the chance to hit an-o chant, I was even doing it with the fans at the beginning of the game.”
He might’ve said “Nole” chant but I couldn’t quite tell. In reality, I can’t imagine this had a big affect on the game. The crowd noise is meant to mess up the communication for the other team and the Bucs didn’t give the Chiefs crowd much to cheer about so they had no issues, especially on third down, moving the ball down the field.
“First of all Jameis was out of sight today,” Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said. “That’s as good of quarterback play of however many years I’ve been in the league now, Jameis he was awesome all day. Jameis played a great game, we gave him the game ball already so we don’t have to wait until the next time I see you, Jameis got the game ball. There was other plays to be made but from the first play all the way through Jameis was outstanding.”