Vincent Jackson Lone Saving GraceDecember 23rd, 2013
The Bucs had a miserable day yesterday on offense. This is nothing new. The Bucs have been tail-spinning offensively the past month and currently rest in the basement of the NFL with the worst offense in the free world.
And if it wasn’t for Vincent Jackson, it would be a whole lot worse.
Jackson had five catches yesterday for 98 yards, more than half of the Bucs’ 178 total yards. Jackson is becoming the best wide receiver in Bucs history and the guy is getting no help from a recently impotent run game and scant assistance from other wide receivers. Nobody’s taking heat off of him.
”We struggled to get off of man coverage at times [against the Rams],” Greg Schiano said today of the receivers not named Jackson. Man, was Schiano being generous.
Jackson was targeted 10 times yesterday. He is double-teamed virtually every game. Yet he still comes up with big catches and big yards.
There is something considerably wrong when a wide receiver touches the ball five times and accounts for over half of your team’s offense.