Vincent Jackson Is A Top Physical Specimen

March 15th, 2012

So didn’t Vincent Jackson’s age, 29, and his few brushes with the law, including two impaired driving issues, scare the Bucs when they considered breaking the bank for the wide receiver’s fat new contract?

Rockstar general manager Mark Dominik was hit with that question today during his appearance on ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio.

Dominik said Jackson keeps himself in incredbile shape, obvious when Bucs studied his film over the past five seasons.

The Chargers waiting until the last minute on deciding whether to keep Jackson, Dominik said,  let him know they still had desire for him and that was a strong positive in the decision-making process.

As for the troubles in Jackson’s past, Dominik agreed with Florio’s premise that they’re “in the rearview mirror.”

52 Responses to “Vincent Jackson Is A Top Physical Specimen”

  1. passthebuc Says:

    Freeman to Jackson:

    You take off and I’ll throw it as far as I can.

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    He better be in top shape and keep his nose clean.

  3. Chris FWC Says:

    I didn’t realize he was 6’5″!

  4. Josh P. Says:

    Joe, love all the signings.. but now that we have an established corner, a deep threat for freeman and a manbeast on the line(700+lbs on the left side of the line no). it is looking more and more like we are either going to draft Richardson or trade down. if we trade down would a veteran line backer be in that fold?

  5. canadianbuc Says:

    During the press conference and his interview on NFL network he seems like hes changed he was acting like a class act not making it seem like he is all about the money and really looks serious that he wants to be a buc and win.

  6. Lion Says:

    All he wanted was a contract all along and Chargers would never give him what the man wanted. He is ready to play some football now without any distractions.

  7. Oahubuc Says:

    I see a lot of Chargers games out here (they’re fun to watch when you don’t give a rip about their success) and he always looks like a man running around with kids.

  8. Dave D. Says:

    Jackson is Keyshawn with more speed.

  9. big007hed Says:

    I cant wait to see the first deep ball he catches from freeman…. can jackson outrun freeman’s passes?

  10. celly_bwoy Says:

    @Josh P:

    Personally, I think our only 2 options at 5 are either going to be take Caliborne or trade back. Considering the immense talent of the QBs in the NFCS, I would have to think that Dominick would want to do something to ensure that when they drop back to pass, there are a few people in the defensive back field that can cover and tackle these receivers.

    Question for Joe, though:

    Lets just say, for arguments sake, that we get Talib back (I’ve already read that Ronde WILL be back) AND draft Claiborne. What are the odds that we use a CB starting lineup of Claiborne/Talib/Barber w/ T.Jackson and E.Wright as safties…at least until Barber finally decides to retire? Has Wright played any safety in CLE or DET?

  11. Sensiblebuc Says:

    4.39 40 coming out of school. Perfect signing. Now if WR could just add a certain RB from Alabama to our offense we’d instantly become elite 🙂

  12. DAN Says:

    ok so the saints are looking at lofton, dont we go after him just to keep him off the saints? or at leastdrive the price up?

  13. Chris FWC Says:

    @Sensi…not very sensible.

  14. Big Marlon B Says:

    @ celly

    if Claiborne is the pick, i think Barber would be more likely to play safety in a formation like that.

  15. T in Orlando Says:

    @ celly_bwoy

    I don’t know about Wright’s experience at Safety, given his size (5’10”, 185lbs), I doubt there’s much if any. That being said, the Bucs didn’t pay him to be a safety (if so, he’s probably in the top 3 in contracts for safety). He’ll be the new Ronde Barber, likely covering the opponent’s #2 WR, then sliding to the slot when 3 or more WRs are on the field.

  16. Drew Says:

    Jackson is nothing like give me the damn ball keyshawn.

  17. Chris FWC Says:

    LOL Ronde aint playin safety. Please please stop that.

  18. MikeWilliamsLiver Says:

    If the Bucs draft Trent Richardson, this Offense will be SICK <—–

  19. Chris FWC Says:

    and the D will be?

  20. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I’ve been one of the biggest proponents of drafting Richardson, but anybody who says it’s a foregone conclusion that we’re drafting ANYONE is just flat out wrong

  21. stevek Says:

    Vince Lombardi wants us to draft Trent Richardson, and we should.

  22. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “and the D will be?”


    Well rested.

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    The entire team at NFL Network thinks we should draft Richardson. It’s unanimous from what I’ve seen. Yet for some reason we are idiots for thinking this, and drafting him would be irresponsible???? Interesting, don’t you think?

    I’m telling you right now, anyone who thinks Richardson is not worthy of a top pick has not seen him play, and I don’t mean that one BCS game (which he still had a pretty damn good game). He’s versatile, tough, and has great character. But we shouldn’t take a RB that high why??? People say you can find great RB’s late, yet fail to realize how many busts there have been in rounds 3-7 (it’s literally about an 80-90% bust rate). These people must have a lot of trust in our scouting department. Everyone points to Arian Foster, yet forget he had MAJOR character concerns coming out of college. Granted, it worked out for Houston, but he is an exception, not the rule.

  24. Chris FWC Says:

    @Hawwaiian, you must not get upset like me when I see our D play like they did last year. I was embarrassed all year.

    Look TR is a great running back. No one is saying different. The dude already has banged up knees. His body type isn’t right. He didn’t even workout at Bama’s Pro day. I see Caddy #2 if we draft him. Different type of player but will get same results. You think he can sledgehammer his way through the NFL?, you are kidding yourself. I’d go for a more agile/faster RB. The RB from the U will do.

  25. stevek Says:

    Agree with Hawaiian,

    In order for the Bucs to compete in the NFC South, we need to control Time of Posession, and score Touch Downs.

    Richardson and Blount, together, can carry the load for the Bucs.

    Richardson is an elite talent, and would be our key to a championship.

    The addition of Richardson would make the Bucs a conference contender.

    Come on Dom, keep it up.

  26. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Of course I got upset. However, I was just as upset going 3 and out every series and having 2 first downs in an entire half of football (happened several times). As of right now, we have an average offense (with our new additions) and a below average defense. With TR, we have an above average offense, with the possibility of being elite. With the addition of a rookie corner, our defense is probably still below average, especially since CB is a position that normally has a much longer learning curve. Also, one CB does not shut down an offense. Do you think Drew Brees is going to care if we shut down Colsten? He’s got about 6 other weapons that he can kill us with.

    Then everyone points to how the better RB’s in the NFL don’t have rings. The exact same thing can be said about CB’s. How many does Revis have? How about Nnamdi? In fact, both SB teams this year had average to below average CB’s (NE was using a WR to play CB). This is why CB’s are almost never picked in the top 5, or even 10. Patrick Peterson was last year, but he has added value as an excellent punt returner (he has elite speed). Claiborne doesn’t return kicks. I’m sorry, but I’ll take someone who touches the ball 20 times a game and gains 150 all-purpose yards over someone who intercepts a pass once every 2 games (if he is the real deal and he is one of the best CB’s in the league, that is). Fact is, he will not make our defense considerable better.

    Now if there is an ELITE MLB, then I would much prefer that over a CB, but I’m not sure if there is one. I’m sure they will do their homework and find that out. I think it would be a lot easier if we would just sign Lofton (I’m spoiled by all these free agent signings), so we wouldn’t have to worry about MLB.

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    By the way, Richardson’s knee surgery was very minor. Not sure if you saw, but his last run in college was for a 30 yard TD, which he looked just fine doing. He didn’t participate in Alabama’s pro day as a precautionary measure, plus it’s just not necessary. He’s got plenty of film for scouts to look at, against the best competition in the country. This notion that he is banged up and running on bad knees is just completely false.

  28. stevek Says:

    Bring in Trent Richardson.

    They guy is a hybrid:

    Maurice Jones Drew/Ray Rice= Trent Richardson

  29. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t think you also realize how fast he is. He is estimated at running a 4.4. Is that not fast enough for you??? Look at how many long runs he had over his career. It’s ridiculous!

    I’m not sure what you mean by wrong body type either. The guy was only allowed to bench 475 by the coaches at Alabama, but he can do much much more. He can squat over 600 pounds!!! The guy is 220 pounds!

    Read up about his work ethic. The guy has a work ethic that is unbelievable. Just google it, you’ll see. So yes, I absolutely think he can sledgehammer his way through the NFL. I have no doubt whatsoever.

  30. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    ……and he doesn’t fumble. Watch how he totes the ball – just like Tiki Barber did 8 years into his NFL career.

  31. Patrick Says:

    The idea of trading down and pick up another/maybe a few more intriguing.

    What are the teams that would be willing to trade up?

  32. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I think it’s still too early to tell. Miami may be a possibility if they don’t get a QB, although it would make more sense for them to trade with St. Louis at #6 (unless our asking price is less). If Blackmon is still available, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone tries to make a run at him, so that could be any number of teams. From what I’ve been reading, it doesn’t seem highly likely that anyone will be willing to do it though.

  33. Nick Says:

    @Sensi…not very sensible.


    or Buc. but its kinda sensi…yeah that sensi

  34. Cmurda Says:

    V – Jax, Nicks, and Eazy E. I’m still giddy and will be so for at least another 2 days. Still hoping for a Lofton or Tulloch sighning but that’s just me being greedy.

  35. Patrick Says:

    Lofton is overrated, I’d rather see Fletcher

  36. Cmurda Says:

    As in London Fletcher? He’s a senior citizen in football years. I’ll take the run stuffing Lofton paired with Foster on the outside.

  37. Patrick Says:

    Fletcher’s been to three straight pro bowls and still going strong at 36, and he would also be a great veteran and mentor to the LB I think we should still draft (either Lavonte or the guy from BC)

  38. Oahubuc Says:

    I’m betting I won’t be crying no matter who we draft. We’re sitting pretty, draft order-wise, and I’m realistic about the rebuilding process. I’m moving into the Richardson camp myself. By the time he’s peaking, there will have been more opportunities for excellent corners and his versatility will be huge for us. @Hawaiian Buc: Now I’m pretty sure I know you LOL.

  39. Patrick Says:

    The outcome of Talib’s trial will help determine what position we go with in the 1st round. If Talib (suspension free) and Ronde come back, along with Wright…..we’ll have pretty good depth at the position.

    And with all the moves we’ve made in free agency…..I’m not so against drafting Richardson now.

  40. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I think I know you too, Oahubuc!!!

  41. raphael Says:

    okay …you guys gonna date or what ? enough already!


  42. MOBucs Says:

    I think it’s also worth noting that VJax is much more fresh than most 29 year old #1 receivers. This is a guy who not only took a couple years to come into his own, but really wasn’t the first option on his team up until the past year or two. Gates was the main man in SD for much of Jacksons tenure there. I think Jackson is absolutely in his prime and will be for several more years. Could definately see him being very productive into his mid-30s. He and Nicks just made the Bucs much more formidable on offense. Say we draft TRich at 5, this offense is just about set for years.

  43. raphael Says:

    free agent special on espn 7;00 pm

  44. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “free agent special on espn 7;00 pm”


    Or you could just watch NFL Network anytime.

  45. raphael Says:

    kauai is the bomb btw

  46. Patrick Says:

    “Or you could just watch NFL Network anytime”

    If I didn’t have Time Warner! 🙂

  47. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Yeah, Time Warner sucks. Can’t believe they can’t work out a deal to get the NFL Network.

  48. Kryq Says:

    Just read an article Stephen Tulloch. Is asking for no less then 6 mill . Also buccs made lofton an offer

  49. Have A Nice Day Says:

    lol @ hiring London Fletcher. That is the same as another team hiring Brooks after we let him go…. too soon?

  50. raphael Says:

    time warner here as well

  51. ben Says:

    @haveaniceday london fletcher made the probowl last year, brooks was getting beat in coverage when we let him go

  52. OAR Says:

    “brooks was getting beat in coverage when we let him go”…
    Double hammies will do that!