Vincent Jackson: Best Bucs ReceiverDecember 21st, 2013
Yes, the Bucs offense is last in the NFL. Yes, the Bucs offense has hit a rut in a string of playing physical defenses. Yes, the Bucs struggle in the passing game now that it appears there is a book out on rookie quarterback Mike Glennon.
So it comes with a bit of surprise that, combining the Rip Van Freeman struggles to start the season, Vincent Jackson’s rash of dropsies earlier in the season, and the recent struggles of Glennon, that Jackson is on the cusp of Bucs history.
Jackson needs one more touchdown catch in the next two games to have consecutive seasons of no less than eight touchdown receptons.
No other Bucs receiver has done that.
“For me again, I’ve never been a stats guy,” Jackson said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have solid numbers, but being a starting receiver in this league you’re expected at some point to produce at a certain level. I just really believe in this system. I just think if I do my job, I trust our coaches they’re going to put me in position to be successful – Just always having the same mentality. Each and every year that I come in training camp with a beginner’s mentality; I can learn more, I can get better, I can improve on my craft, and I continue to work on that each and every week.”
If you think the Bucs offense stinks now, imagine how Father Dungy-like awful they would be without Jackson.
Damn that Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik!