Vincent Jackson In A Pinch

November 2nd, 2013

Bucs stud wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been on a tear in recent weeks. Since the bye, Jackson is tied for second-most touchdowns in the league by a receiver (four), tied for third most catches per game (eight) and has four-most receiving yards per game (110.3).

All with a rookie third-round pick throwing him the ball.

But things may get dicey tomorrow. Jackson virtually has no help now that Mike Williams is out for the year. The Bucs’ No. 2 receiver is Tiquan Underwood, who less than a month ago was walking the streets looking for work.

Oh, yeah, and Seattle’s pass defense is pretty damned good, too.

“It’s going to be a challenge, for sure,” Jackson said. “This defense, as a whole, is playing really well, at a high level this year. They play well as a unit, and they do have some guys, some good size, that fly around back there in the secondary. We’ve got our work cut out for us. We’re going to have to execute well, be very disciplined in our routes. These guys are physical. When you have a reputation for being a good defense, you’re going to be doing a lot of touching and stuff up the field, so we’re going to have to fight through that kind of thing and continue to just attack the ball and try to get [quarterback] Mike [Glennon] some separation and some windows.”

Despite largely having untested and inconsistent receivers flanking him now, Jackson insists he’s not concerned.

“I feel confident with all the guys we have,” Jackson said. “That’s what an organization is responsible to do, bring in guys that can come in and step in when someone goes down. We have great running backs, great receivers, great tight ends that all can make plays. These guys aren’t in the NFL for no reason. Our coaches are going to put these guys in the best position to be successful, and I’m just going to go out there and do my job and help us be successful. I think everything will work out just fine with the guys we have.”

Joe just can’t imagine Jackson getting much single coverage Sunday. If so, and Jackson is able to rack up catches and yards and touchdowns, maybe the Bucs do have a prayer?

But with that pass defense the Seahawks have, well, who is Joe kidding? Jackson is likely going to be blanketed like tarp on a baseball infield.

18 Responses to “Vincent Jackson In A Pinch”

  1. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Maybe we should all congradulate the pop-star for such a talented and deep roster…oh wait…

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Now would be the perfect time to have an Ike.

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The_Buc_Realist, you just could not make a constructive comment, could you?

  4. The_Buc_Realist Says:


    Sure I can. Once The Gm is fired there will be no where to go but up from there on.

  5. Capt. Tim Says:

    We are 1-14, and you expect positive?
    Who’s your dealer, and is excepting new clients??

    Underwood is our starter?
    This team is pathetic in its lack of Depth- across the board!! We have guys playing- who are still rehabbing from injury, Because we have nothing behinh them.
    How can a GM screw up a team this badly???

    You want optimism?
    Man! I can’t wait til the Glazers fire Dom and Schiano( and Sheridan!)
    Man, I can’t wait til next years draft!!
    Man! I can’t wait to get a franchise QB
    Man, I can’t wait to see what these great players do- once they get a real coach!!
    Man, I can’t wait til Michael Bennett gets to prove that Dom Screwed up- letting him go!!
    Man, I can’t wait til we get a TE and Slot Reciever, just like a REAL NFL team!

    That make you feel better?

  6. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Patience is the best virtue.

  7. Ed Says:

    Teams double Calvin Johnson and he still makes plays. Lots of receivers fight through the doubles to make the play. Jackson will get his share of balls vs Seahawks, he just has to outfight the cbs for it. It really is about who wants the ball more.

    Tim Wright can get open too.

  8. mac Says:

    What a terrible job Dominik has done “building” this roster… There is zero depth anywhere except maybe RB… T. Underwood is our #2 WR? I have a great idea! Lets pay half of all our money for 4 players (non of which is a QB) and let everyone else be average or below average “cheap” players…. Soooo dumb….

  9. zam Says:

    If only he had a Top 5 QB like Josh Freeman… oh wait…

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    How many drops will the Bucs #1 receiver have this Sunday?

  11. oviedobucsfan Says:

    Could always bring back Michael Clayton or Arelious Benn or Maurice Stovall. Maybe Michael Spurlock. I cant bear to watch this Sunday. This team needs a serious player evaluation / review. Not quite rebuilding mode but I expected more out of this team. Especially O-Line. Very disappointed and frustrated. Could be worse though, we could be the jaguars.

  12. Oahubuc Says:

    My interest is at a long-time low.

  13. Capt. Tim Says:

    You spend all week, hearing hot our coaches are nut jobs, or the team has Mrsa!

    You spend game day watching our Offense do nothing, and the team get beat simple minded!

    How did this franchise sink so Low!!

    Wait, I know. . . Dom!!

  14. Upgrayedd Says:

    Waste of Talent.
    Waste of a Season.

    Schiano must pay….somehow. For this JOKE of a season.

  15. Upgrayedd Says:

    Dom?? Really?? He brought in talent that got kicked out by Coach Napoleon, only to sack the league the f–k up since leaving here.

    We have a High School coach at the helm @ OBP. Get the fucc outta here.. We have a small packaged man trying to lead 53 grown asssed big thing swingin men, F that lil man….

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    “How did this franchise sink so Low!!”

    Capt. Tim …poor poor lil Timmy don’t you get it yet? Your a Bucs fan. Now deal with it. The franchise has always been low. This is what we ARE man.

    The SB win was something VERY special.

    Don’t expect to see another Buc’s SB anytime soon.

  17. stevek Says:

    Capt. Tim,

    “Man, I can’t wait……”

    Me either, bro.

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Capt. Tim Says
    “Bucbonzai We are 1-14, and you expect positive?”

    I think you should read my statement again. I did not say “positive”. I said “constructive”.

    The two are not the same. I realize Realist might have trouble grasping the concept in it’s proper form, but you are vastly more intelligent than he.