TJax, Starting And “The Funny Cigarette”October 12th, 2011
Earlier today, Joe brought word from former Bucs defensive end Steve White scoffing at Bucs fans who are adamant that troubled Bucs safety Tanard Jackson, fresh off a 54-week suspension, can step in an NFL starting lineup with an equal number of practices under his belt as fingers on his hand.
Add Shaun King to the list of those who have doubts.
The former Bucs quarterback, only one of three in Bucs history to lead the team to an NFC championship game, co-hosts the too-Jewish sounding name “King David Show” along with Toby David.
When asked when Jackson would start, King emphatically said “I don’t know.” King didn’t think starting Jackson against New Orleans would be smart.
“Will he start against the Saints and Drew Brees right away? That’s not going to be wise. I have to be truthful. I don’t know. He may not be the same player not on the funny cigarette. Some guys play better on the funny cigarette. So I don’t know.”
Jackson was suspended for his third offense for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
King went on to say Jackson could be in the best shape of his life, but it’s not football shape.
“He hasn’t hit anyone in over a year,” King said. “Anyone who says they know what Tanard Jackson will do [Sunday] right now is lying.”