THE PESSIMIST: Cut Dexter Jackson

September 22nd, 2008

Just get it over with already. It’s time to cut Dexter Jackson. The guy literally can’t stay on his feet. He takes more dives than a Honduran soccer player.

Send him home and promote Michael Spurlock off the practice squad.

Dexter Jackson continues to slip and fall whenever he touches the ball

Dexter Jackson continues to slip and fall whenever he touches the ball

All the Bucs are asking Jackson to do right now is catch punts and kickoffs and use his 4.3 speed to get positive yardage. He can’t do it.

He slipped on the turf in the Superdome, at RayJay, and put on a freakin’ diving clinic at Soldier Field. During his first two returns Sunday, he wiped out on invisible banana peels. After Chucky sat him down, Jackson returned in the fourth quarter to catch a punt and run backwards for a loss.

Where do you go from here with the guy? Running is essential in sports. And he can’t run without falling. What, are they going to work on that in practice? “Good job, Dexter. Way to stay on your feet. One more time. One foot in front of the other. Attaboy. Let’s try it again.”

On top of that, on a day when Chucky serves up 67 passes, not one falls into the hands of the second-round pick out of Appalachian State. If he can’t crack this below-average receiving corps, and he can’t return kicks, then what is his future?

Cut your losses, Bucs.

In case you forgot what a kick return looks like, here’s a look at Spurlock’s historic run last year. Spurlock Takes It To The House

2 Responses to “THE PESSIMIST: Cut Dexter Jackson”

  1. Chris Says:

    I don’t recall a player slipping like this. He sees contact coming and he just goes dead-legged! I don’t understand it. If there isn’t a missed assignment or a blown punt don’t ever look for this guy hitting the hole and making people miss. He may be fast but this is no football player.


  2. crackerick Says:

    This is a character issue. He’s not tough enough for the big time. Michael Jackson would be better. He could hang out with Jerramy Stevens. Adios.