“He Completely Quit”November 12th, 2013
Vincent Jackson giving up on a route is in Joe’s notebook from last night’s game. It was a deep ball that came his way and Jackson seemingly lost interest.
This morning, former Buccaneer Ian Beckles (1990-1996) was all over the Bucs captain for the effort. “He completely quit,” Beckles said on his WDAE-AM 620 show.11
This was noteworthy to Joe because Beckles is always very delicate when it comes to the “Q” word. Joe remembers Beckles being very hesitant to label the 2011 Buccaneers “quitters.” And there have been other instances of Beckles shunning the “Q” word, as well. Today, however, Beckles had no problem slapping the worst insult in sports on Jackson.
Joe can’t say definitively what happened on the field. But it has been a season of drops and other challenges for Jackson, a definite drop off in play from 2012. Beckles speculated Jackson was reacting to frustration early in last night’s game, born from times he was open deep but Mike Glennon didn’t take the shot.