Jackson Earns Player-Of-The-Day Honor

August 13th, 2013

An outsider’s view of the Bucs-Patriots practice today pegged Vincent Jackson as the overall standout while Johnthan Banks was schooled but proved tough.

Pats beat writer Doug Kyed, of NESN, typed up notes. Here’s an excerpt:

Vincent Jackson was far and away the best player on the field at Gillette Stadium. The Buccaneers wide receiver schooled the Patriots’ defensive backs in the New England-Tampa Bay joint practice. It didn’t matter if Aqib Talib was covering him or rookie Logan Ryan, Jackson was going to come down with the ball. It was a sloppy day overall for the Patriots.

And it was a tough day for Bucs rookies, and apparently a sloppy one all around.

The weather was less than ideal with a haze covering the sky and occasional rain fall. There were dropped passes, sacks and missed throws, too. It wasn’t all bad for the Patriots, though. Zach Sudfeld continues to prove why his stock is currently soaring. Sudfeld was with the first-team offense for the majority of practice, catching passes from Tom Brady all day.

The play of the day came on a pass from Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins. Thompkins reached around Rashaan Melvin to make a one-handed grab. Other than a muffed punt return, Thompkins had another stellar day — which has become the norm — on the practice field.

*The Patriots were torching Johnthan Banks early on, but the rookie cornerback rebounded with a couple nice plays on fellow rookie Dobson.

*While working with the twos, Tavon Wilson tipped the ball up and picked off Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon. It was one of his best plays of the summer.

Hopefully, Banks grows from the experience — before Week 3 at New England.

8 Responses to “Jackson Earns Player-Of-The-Day Honor”

  1. Ian_620WDAE Says:

    it must have been Glennon throwing the ball 😉

  2. Chris@Apple Says:

    I wonder if Ogletree made the trip, bad ankle and all. I thought I read it here that he was staying in Tampa, due to injury ?

  3. Jeff Says:

    Buccaneers should start playing Division 2 College Teams so they actually have a chance to win some games, Just a suggestion

  4. Captain Stagger Says:

    Keyshawn isn’t impressed…

  5. Kevin Says:

    Were going to have to fight fire with fire this year. Our defense will be crucial for us to win games as well, but if we’re gonna beat the pats, saints, falcons, niners, panthers…our offense has to be on the field more this season.

  6. Raphael Says:

    @jeff ..the jerk stored called , their running out of you

  7. Illuminati Says:

    Here’s a quote from the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin about today’s practice:

    Can anyone stop Bucs WR Vincent Jackson? The answer Tuesday was a resounding “No.” Jackson, listed at 6 feet 5 inches and 230 pounds, had little trouble getting open against Kyle Arrington, Aqib Talib, Logan Ryan, and even Devin McCourty, who played a lot of cornerback. Jackson was mostly lined up in the slot and was feasting on slants and posts over the middle.

    This confirms my suspicion that we’ll be seeing VJ lined up in the slot a lot more this year. He was one of the league’s top three WRs in the slot last year, and I expect we’ll capitalize on his effectiveness in the slot a lot more this year.

  8. Bobby Says: