Vincent Jackson Forced To Take Day OffAugust 3rd, 2013
Those who’ve paid attention at Bucs training camp have seen Vincent Jackson putting in extra work all over the field when he can. Sometimes, early in the morning, he finds a spot on his own to catch ball after ball from close range.
As Jackson puts it, it’s “a beginner’s mentality.”
Jackson’s been working so hard that the Bucs told him he had to shut it down today.
Speaking on WDAE-AM 620 this morning, rockstar general manager Mark Dominik explained that Jackson’s work ethic is top shelf and the Bucs wanted him to stay fresh and stay focused in what Dominik called the end of long grind of training camp.
“Today’s a tough day. It’s probably the hardest day of our entire training camp,” Dominik said. “Because we’ve been going hard. We have a player’s day off tomorrow then you start to go focused on the game week of the Baltimore Ravens.”
Yeah, guys had it much tougher in training camp 10 year ago before the NFL labor laws got more player friendly. But there’s still no reason to overwork a committed and already-fit manbeast like Jackson.