Physical May Not Be Only Reason Jackson Gone

April 10th, 2012

While the press release from the Bucs announcing Tanard Jackson’s release specified Jackson’s contract was “terminated” due to a “failed physical,” it seems there may have been at least one other reason that led the Bucs to part ways with Jackson.

Last week when the team gathered to meet their new coaching staff and to start to learn “The Greg Schiano Way,” Jackson was no where to be found at One Buc Palace.

That’s the word from Woody Cummings of The Tampa Tribune, who spoke with Jackson and Twittered out that Jackson was not in Florida last week while his teammates were.

@RCummingsTrib: Jackson says he didn’t make it to first week of offseason workout program. Also says he wasn’t told that played a part in his release.

In Joe’s eyes, for a law-and-order kind of dude that Schiano is, blowing off the first week of offseason workouts — even if they were voluntary — is pretty much a spit in the eye to Schiano.

For a guy like Jackson, one bong hit away from saying bye-bye to the NFL and who, after his first game back, played horribly, not trying to start off on the right foot with your new coach, well, that is pretty close to insubordination.

Yeah, Jackson said that he was rehabbing his shoulder, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times‘ Twitter feed. OK, Joe gets that. But short of some voodoo potion, what exactly was being done to Jackson’s shoulder in New Orleans that couldn’t have been taken care of at One Buc Palace?

38 Responses to “Physical May Not Be Only Reason Jackson Gone”

  1. bucbelevr Says:

    Punk ass is, as punk ass does. Well done Bucs. Clean house on character.

  2. Buc Neckid Says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Your next Washington Redskin DB

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    Don’t be surprised if he ends up with the Redskins.
    Thanks for the memories and all the text alerts on my phone with your name on them.

  4. Buc Neckid Says:

    Who else was missing from last week at One Buc?

  5. Buddhaboy Says:

    what a loser

  6. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Hey Aqib, you’re next!


    Given the fact that he missed so much football due to suspension, you would think that a focused, committed, intelligent professional football player would have been chomping at the bit to get back into football (even offseason stuff), and to make a good impression on the new staff.

    Then again, a vast majority of the smokers in the NFL, figure out how to not get suspended, while still enjoying herbal refreshments.

    It’s all about commitment, guys.

  8. deminion Says:

    Schiano= no effin around !!!

  9. FloridaGirl Says:

    Tjack was never a focused, committed, intelligent professional football player. He was good, but too focused on the weed.

  10. Big Picture Guy Says:

    This might just leave us with a bigger need at Safety, than it does at Linebacker. All 6 draft picks could be used on those 2 positions alone, and Im still not sure we would have addressed them enough.

  11. Mark Says:

    I have one of his game used helmets, small head, brain filled with smoke.

  12. NYC BUC Says:

    Schiano: “We want players who LOVE football” nuff said!

  13. BILL Says:


  14. Kryq Says:

    Shocked, thought they would give him a full offseason to workout. Any chance they bring him back ??

  15. Joe Says:


    Shocked, thought they would give him a full offseason to workout. Any chance they bring him back ??

    Uh, no!

  16. Snook Says:

    So will he sign in Washington today or tomorrow?

  17. BucsFanInChina Says:

    Glad to see the new culture in place, Schiano’s making a “statement cut” with a Buc lucky to have ever seen the football field again after his repeat offenses.

  18. DSZ Says:

    Yeah! That’ll show him! Maybe we could cut a few LB’s and running backs; then we could play all 14 defensive linemen at once. Regardless of what anybody thinks about him, he’s better than anything else the bucs have (or will get) in the near future. Way to ruin depth.

  19. Kryq Says:

    We have no one to replace him or any safety better then him, dumbest move by the Coaching staff.

  20. TheTaylorPrice Says:

    As much as I would like to take the luxury Trent Richardson with the 5th pick, defense it is.
    1. CB MoMo Claiborne LSU
    2. SS Harrison Smith ND
    3. LB Mychal Kendricks CAL
    5. CB/FS Thrumaine Johnson Montana
    6. RB/Return Specialist Chris Rainey FL
    7. FB Bradie Ewing WIS

  21. jvato24 Says:

    I would use a 3rd on Harrison Smith … Think the 2nd round is too high for him … Mychal Kendricks in rd 2 and Smith in rd 3

  22. TheTaylorPrice Says:

    I thought of that but Harrison Smith(6’2 215) wont get out of the 2nd and hes a starter from day 1. Kendricks(5’11 240) will hopefully be there in the 3rd after being deemed “undersized”

  23. Pete Dutcher Says:

    1 – CB
    2 – LB
    3 – LB
    5 – S
    6 – RB
    7 – QB

    This is a clear message to the players…and I love it.

    * Note: Talib will not be released until AFTER the draft. Smoke and mirrors are a factor in the draft. The Bucs want people thinking they’ll take Richardson so no one trades above us for Mo.

    My rounds 1-5 are pretty straight forward above. My explanations for 6 & 7:

    6 –
    With the revamped offensive line, Dominick and Schiano know full well they can get a suitable RB either late in the draft or from the undrafted free agents…or the second free agency portion.

    7 –
    We no longer have Johnson. We no longer have Carpenter. The Bucs brought in a solid #2…but I’m guessing they’ll pick up a #3 to start developing as well. Possibly it will be from an undrafted pool, but I think it will be here.

  24. derk Says:

    man, we have alot of holes, and very few signings…
    plus, no 4th round pick…
    this guy is a real go getter, a good veteran leader….
    we could use a good man like him on defense, as a role model.
    i wish we had 15 draft picks….. but since we don’t, we should sign some dbs,lbs, and rbs NOW.

  25. jvato24 Says:

    Kendricks is bigger than Stephen Tulloch for what its worth


    The way Tanard played last season, he may as well have already been cut after the suspension was lifted.

    Was like a ghost safety, missing all those tackles.

  27. Northend Says:

    Anyone know if Abrham elam has been resigned? may be a good fit.Also loved what i saw from assante time to let the young pups step up.please no sabby i mean harrison smith.

  28. teacherman777 Says:

    @The Taylor Price Kendricks is the perfect fit in our D. He was a Mike backer in college but should shift to Will for the Bucs. He is short, but the fastest backer in the draft. Derrick Brooks 2.0.

    That means we would have 2 LB’s who are very versatile and can play all 3 LB’s. (Mason and Kendricks)

    -Kendricks Round 2
    -Ron Brooks CB LSU Round 3 or even Tank Carder LB TCU

    Anyone hoping we can find Vontaze Burfict in round 5? Maybe the poor dude just needs some good ol tough christian love from Schiano.

  29. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Apparently, despite Captain Tim’s supreme belief in the 17-31 exiled head coach rahrah morris, things were not being run in a very professional manner. LMAO

    Great Job Coach Schiano, just 2 more to go: Talib and Winslow.

    Meanwhile, Mike “always late” Williams and Legarrette “don’t know the plays” Blount better shape up quick.

  30. BigMacAttack Says:

    I agree, Alstottsmart. Tanard was horrible last season and avoided hits like the plague. When a defensive player loses the desire to hit, its hard to keep him around. I totally like this move by Schiano. He needed to make an example of someone and this was a good choice, especially one of “the raheem’s team” DB’s that had little accountability to the team.

    A few players have been shown the door now and no doubt Schiano is taking out the trash to the curb.

    What is that 2’nd grade teachers say? “You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution.”

    I would guess that Talib is hanging on by the thinnest micro-thread. If this doesn’t get his attention…..

  31. TheTaylorPrice Says:

    I knew someone would throw the Sabby comment out there referring to Harrison Smith, and i thank you for doing so. Thank you for stereo-typing because they are both white safeties and showing you know nothing about evaluating talent. I dont see how taking Claiborne, a starting safety and a starting Mike backer in the first 3 rounds doesnt help improve this team dramatically

  32. jvato24 Says:

    Well if there were never any reprocussions for being late .. What do you expect from a 22 yr old ??

    I am not worried about Mike Williams … unless this is a Syracuse thing ?



  34. jvato24 Says:

    testes testes

  35. Jimmy Says:

    Good job Coach Schiano!

    Now get rid of that K2 character. You cannot depend on him. All he is good for is whining at Josh Freeman because he didn’t force another pass into him and running wrong routes and slamming into a teammate in the final week of the season.


    Apparently my comments re: Williams are being blocked for some reason.

  37. michaelclaytonshands Says:

    As great as it is to see Schiano coming in with this new no-nonsense attitude, we may be in more trouble than we we’re before at a position we were already thin at, although Tanard’s play feel off a cliff last season. Hopefully Dom & Co. have a plan to solidify the secondary or we could be in for a long season.

  38. Joe Says:

    Here is where Joe is coming from on the loss of Tanard:

    Aside from one game, he was one of the worst players on the NFL’s worst defense.

    No real loss, not to mention at virtually any time, he’ll be suspended for life for not putting the bong down.