TJax, Starting And “The Funny Cigarette”

October 12th, 2011

Earlier today, Joe brought word from former Bucs defensive end Steve White scoffing at Bucs fans who are adamant that troubled Bucs safety Tanard Jackson, fresh off a 54-week suspension, can step in an NFL starting lineup with an equal number of practices under his belt as fingers on his hand.

Add Shaun King to the list of those who have doubts.

The former Bucs quarterback, only one of three in Bucs history to lead the team to an NFC championship game, co-hosts the too-Jewish sounding name “King David Show” along with Toby David.

When asked when Jackson would start, King emphatically said “I don’t know.” King didn’t think starting Jackson against New Orleans would be smart.

“Will he start against the Saints and Drew Brees right away? That’s not going to be wise. I have to be truthful. I don’t know. He may not be the same player not on the funny cigarette. Some guys play better on the funny cigarette. So I don’t know.”

Jackson was suspended for his third offense for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

King went on to say Jackson could be in the best shape of his life, but it’s not football shape.

“He hasn’t hit anyone in over a year,” King said. “Anyone who says they know what Tanard Jackson will do [Sunday] right now is lying.”

26 Responses to “TJax, Starting And “The Funny Cigarette””

  1. k_bassuka Says:

    How does King nows what it takes to play Safety in this league? I mean correct me if I’m wrong, but I haven’t seen too many QB’s hitting or getting hit and play all year long just fine.

  2. Garv Says:

    My ONLY concern is that Tannard has addressed his problem and put it behind him for good, ODAAT.
    As for starting this Sunday? I have to agree it seems a stretch at best. It’ been over a year since the man has even practiced at this level. I have to trust the coaches on this and certainly don’t think King is a good meter to judge their decision.

  3. Jrock Says:

    “Some guys play better on the funny cigarette”

    Ah hahahaha. There’s a lot of things that go better on the “funny cigarette”

  4. BucFan South Tampa Says:

    Was at One Buc Place today. TJax was out there on the field practicing with Ronde Barber, Lunch, and the others in the secondary. Looks like someone is getting ready to play some ball.

  5. Nick Says:

    T-Jax is an enhancement smoker

  6. KD Says:

    As crazy as it sounds, King’s right about the “funny cigarette”. Some guys play better on it. I don’t know why, but in high school and college a few guys would come in (very noticably) high. It worked for them. It personally just makes me feel like playing Madden and eating pudding, but hey, to each his own.

  7. Garv Says:

    Play better on it? How’s THIS for a FACT? IF Tannard tries it again he’s though playing in the NFL FOREVER!

    And if he decides to smoke it anyway he’s not worth keeping.
    I really have to assume he’s done something about this addiction of his and continues to deal with it daily. I don’t see how else he got reinstated.

    This is no small deal, either he finally gets it and has his life in order, his priorities straight, or not. I really hope he does and certainly welcome him back assuming he’s learned from this whole ordeal.

  8. McBuc Says:

    TBO has an article that quotes Lake as saying he may play this Sunday. He has impressed the coaches in meetings and practice.

  9. eric Says:

    Geez give the guy a break. He isnt Al Capone.

    Throwing him in against Brees seems like a bad idea to me. No training camp or nothing.

  10. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @NIck Have you ever seen T-Jax play…. on weeeeed?

  11. flmike Says:

    I wonder if TJax will ever light up Blount in practice

  12. Oahubuc Says:

    A reasonably in-shape T-Jax has a long long way to fall before being as bad as the next best guy we have at safety.

  13. dclark Says:

    ROFLLMOA @Mauha Deeb that was a good one.

  14. raphael Says:

    T-jax will play some on sunday…book it !

  15. bucswin Says:

    Looks like he’s going to play. SW and SK may turn out to be wrong. I hope so.

  16. Capt.Tim Says:

    I don’t know why you guys keep thinking his problem was pot. Not what the word in the street says. Did you guys get a private memo. All the league said was” violation of Drug policy”. Not ” dude was smoking pot”. You don’t think he could have quit pot to avoid a 3rd suspension? Pot isn’t addictive.

  17. Fernando Says:

    King is an idiot!!!!!
    Mr.jax is playing Sunday!!

  18. Patrick Says:

    Grimm is out. Corey Lynch sucks. Play T-Jax!

  19. Joe Says:


    King is an idiot!!!!!

    Is Derrick Brooks an idiot too? He said the same thing this afternoon?

  20. loweredexpectations Says:

    “He hasn’t hit anyone in over a year,” King said. “Anyone who says they know what Tanard Jackson will do [Sunday] right now is lying.”

    so i guess we can include you in the statement, sir? and the peanut gallery still keeps chiming in. hilarious.

  21. Kryq Says:

    Who cares about their opinions? at the end of the day is Dom and Rah making the decision on T-Jack not King, White or Brooks.

  22. Tuggz Says:

    Yeah, cause we’d rather have Sean Jones in again, right?



  23. bucswin Says:

    TJ is going to play this Sunday. SW and SK are going to be wrong. BTW, folks, be careful if you post anything on SW’s FB or Twitter and you’re not kissing his butt, praising him or agreeing with him. He’ll remove your post and delete you. Seems like he likes to be surrounded with yes people. Remember how he would handle people who would disagree with him about the Bucs on his website? Very childlike. Love his takes on the Bucs but he seriously needs to grow up.

  24. bucswin Says:

    And I think TJ will start.

  25. Burg Says:

    Who the hell is fat ass “Burger King” to make all these “funny cigarette” remarks?

    [Burg: Suggesting a local public figure engages or may engage in illegal acts is a really easy way to get yourself banned. Tread lightly. — Joe]

    You know Burger boy, your classy boys you play dominoes with.

  26. raphael Says:

    memo to capt. tim……it the weed bro, the wacky weed and aparently your wrong about it not being addictive…just ask T-jax