VJax Trusts Coaches To Get Him Open

April 8th, 2014

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Yes, the Bucs traded away gifted No. 2 wide receiver Mike Williams last week for petty crimes against humanity, such as a mattress in the front yard, having the gall to have a grease fire in his kitchen, and the nerve to be knifed by his brother.

As Joe stated this morning, the trade did not make the Bucs better (in April). Joe flashes back to last year after Williams got hurt, ending his season prematurely. With only Vincent Jackson to worry about, opposing defenses mobbed Jackson like a drunk, scantily clad hot chick at a fraternity beer bash.

It was a wonder Jackson didn’t need oxygen on the sidelne he was so suffocated by defenses.

Now, with the departure of Williams, it seems Jackson is right back to where he finished last season. But when asked about if he needed some relief, whether that be Tim Wright at tight end or maybe Louis Murphy as potentially Williams’ successor, Jackson believes everything will work out.

“I trust our staff,” Jackson said. “I trust all the players we have in this building. They are here for a reason. They are professionals. They are good. Anybody we are able to put on the field are going to be able to make plays. No matter who it is, I love everybody we have here so far.”

Jackson wouldn’t get too deep in the new playbook of new offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, partially because, well, Jackson doesn’t want to spill the beans and partially because, as he said, it is only the second day he has been exposed to Tedford.

Jackson did say, as center Evan Dietrich-Smith said on SiriusXM NFL Radio a few weeks ago, that the offense would be “up tempo” — but balanced.

“We’re going to move the ball around a lot,” Jackson said. “Change the speed of the game. That’s exciting. That’s fun. It will allow us to dictate a little more to the defense. We want to be very versatile.”

Here’s Jackson’s full audio from Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.

36 Responses to “VJax Trusts Coaches To Get Him Open”

  1. Bucfan#37 Says:

    I’m sure Tedford and the Bucs will secure other talented receivers to compliment Jackson. That is a given.

  2. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Only Joe is sad that the new Bucs regime did not keep the same players that could not get it done.

    By the way, Glennon is still on the roster, how do you like them apples.

  3. Kevin Says:

    Agreed…We will get a stud receiver in this draft. Can’t see it not happening

  4. BoJim Says:

    VJax definetially needs help.

  5. Patrickbucs Says:

    I am very excited to see what this team does in the draft, post June cuts, and training camp. We can speed it up but that means we need faster players at the offensive skill positions; I’m sure we will add 2-3 in the draft.

    As far as the scheme our offensive line being able to gel and be effective is the key imo for early season success until the offense grows together hopefully.

  6. INDYbucsfan Says:

    As long as we don’t get a receiver with the 7th pick I’ll be happy. It seemed Vjax was open a lot last year when MG was about to get sacked and he didn’t have time to throw him the ball.

  7. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Still think the Williams trade was bad. But, I’m sure L&L know what they are doing and have an answer for it……that isn’t Louis Murphy. The Bucs are drafting a receiver, maybe more than one. Because like Mike or not, no receiver on this roster short of VJax himself is HALF the receiver Williams was, and now there is a gaping hole at WR.

    Mike Evans @7

  8. Buc1987 Says:


  9. Buc1987 Says:

    “As Joe stated this morning, the trade did not make the Bucs better (in April). Joe flashes back to last year after Williams got hurt, ending his season prematurely. With only Vincent Jackson to worry about, opposing defenses mobbed Jackson like a drunk, scantily clad hot chick at a fraternity beer bash.”

    Sounds to me like an excuse the MGM would make to defend Glennon and the offense.

  10. Ernest T. Bass Says:

    T Wright and VJax will carry the load. Lou Murph and Hawkins will catch a few each game. The stud we draft next month will help out, but will be able to work his way in. We’re looking good.

  11. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ Joe
    Concerning Mike Williams, I’ve noticed that you always fail to mention the fact that he accrued thousands of dollars in fines and penalties last year for continually failing to show up for his team scheduled appointments to receive

  12. MR.T Says:

    We definitely will get 1 or more top notch receivers in the draft along with an OG. I’m sure they will be revamping the roster right up until Sept.

  13. Mr. Patrick Says:

    rehab on his surgically repaired hamstring. Just an observation

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    If we get more production out of the #2 receiver than MW has averaged over his career will you retract the “we didn’t get better in April”.

    I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt Joe. But the proof of who is correct, you or L&L will be in the production on the field.

    You may be right, but you may be wrong. I think we have improved our team with the release of MW. We can agree to disagree.

  15. Kramden Says:

    Damn, Joe… did you order your Buffalo #19 jersey yet? Enough with the whining intros on any story mentioning MW19.

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    BTW I address this to everybody. Can somebody define “gifted” for me?

    Wouldn’t a “gifted” player make the pro bowl? VJax has what..at least two.

    I’ve lost count of the “gifted” MW’s appearances. How many Pro Bowl appearances does he have. He certainly had a great rookie year.

    I guess I’m hard to please. I think GMAC and Levonte are “gifted”. Verdict is still out on some other potentially “gifted” players like Barron and Martin.

  17. Nick H Says:

    Not an improvement to get rid of MW. If you believe we got better by releasing him you’re lying to yourself. The guy had great technical skills and could be a good WR for a long time.

    But I agree we wont know until August or probably even November/December if we did come out on top on this one.

  18. Ernest T. Bass Says:

    Joe didn’t mention Buffalo #19 racked up thousands in fines for missing team appointments, because #19 was on the filthy mattress interviewing candidates for the next Cave Man Group Music Video.

  19. Nick H Says:

    Trading him* not releasing him

  20. Eric Says:

    Every move doesn’t make a team instantly better Have to wait until we see who his replacement is before that can be determined.

    As well as see how Mike plays in Buffalo. If he plays in Buffalo.

  21. Nick H Says:

    Vurry vurry true

  22. Eric Says:

    Randy Hedberg was gritty as hell.

    Mike Shula worked harder over the offseason than anyone.

    Its fine and dandy but the woods are full of hard workers, and elite is hard to come by.

    Never seen anyone go from immobile to mobile. Otherwise Marino and Manning would have done it.

    At this juncture the tools are what they are and Mike Glennon’s are limited.

    I believe Tedford and Lovie fully understand this and will act accordingly.

  23. rayray1 Says:

    Opposing defenses ” mobbed ” VJac, we played w/ the # 3 running back behind a marginal O line yet it seems Joe puts the blame for the 32nd ranked offense mostly on MG’s shoulders.

  24. Keith Says:

    @rayray1 – It’s Lovie who has no faith in Glennon, not Joe

  25. The 300's Says:

    Check the stats and tell when when Williams did anything last year? How many 100 yard games did he have? His biggest game was 65 yards. This guys is just like all Jazquez Green and Mike Clayton. Busts.

    It’s just the guy parties so Joe loves him and wants to defend him. Good thing Raheem isn’t still with us or he would be defending him too.

  26. Nick H Says:

    The guy played in 5 games last year, for an out of work HC, OC, and QB.

    His 1st 3 reasons were consistent, with 1st and 3rd years looking like a really nice trend and one that would definitely carry a guy into the pro bowl with the progression one would hope for/expect out of a guy his age.

    He has great hands and body control in the air, his first move with the ball in his hands is also very good, and he’s a sound route runner.

    Nobody said he was Jerry Rice but he is about as good of a #2 receiver as you can have in this league.

    “Look at the stats” doesn’t cut it in the this situation, can’t deny the guy was a decent ball player regardless of whether you like him off the field or not.

  27. Nick H Says:


  28. Aubpierce Says:

    You got to take the trash out before you put a clean bag in or it will still stink.Great move trading Williams.Lovie you are on track to make the Bucs better.

  29. Nick H Says:

    Good ol’ blind faith

  30. feelthepewterpower Says:

    VJack to the 50 to the 40 to the 30 he could go….15…10….5….caught from behind ;(

  31. feelthepewterpower Says:

    VJack to the 50 to the 40 to the 30 he could go….15…10….5….caught from behind ;(

  32. JGM 2.0 Says:

    Cody Latimer is the flavor of the week, but if you really read up on this guy he looks legit. He is 6’3 215 and runs 4.40. He averaged 15+ yards per reception for INDIANA!!! in the B1G!!! Pretty impressive. Rumor is this guy is sneaking into the 1st round. I’d bet after the hysteria dies down he could be had with the Bucs 2nd round pick. Let’s go boys.

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    Since they hired Lovie this site has been filled with homer comments. So I guess it’s mission accomplished for the Glazer boys. Fans are excited again, some maybe a little too excited.

  34. NY Buc Says:

    Agreed Buc1987…perhaps some fans are even somewhat delusional that every move Lovie and Licht have made are pure calculated genius and that Tedford’s enigma ‘speed in space’ offense is going to be so amazing that it only requires 1 quality WR and a patchwork O-Line to light up opposing defenses. I’m just as hopeful as everyone else, but I’m not sold on Lovie or Licht or any of them until they have a season under their belts to evaluate the job they’ve done.

  35. Owlykat Says:

    We will have a top ten Defense and about a top fifteen Offense. We will lose a few games before Christmas but win the last five or six in a row. Next year we will be one of the elite teams who can sustain it for years to come!

  36. Buc1987 Says:

    Owlykat…nice prediction Carnac the magician. I hope you are right.