Vincent Jackson Confirms Broken Wrist

September 25th, 2014

V-JaxJoe’s lived plenty of life and really doesn’t remember a wide receiver playing through a broken wrist.

How would that not be a serious handicap?

Today at One Buc Palace, per ESPN, Vincent Jackson confirmed he is working through a wrist fracture. The initial FOX Sports report on Monday claimed Jackson broke it late in the first half against Atlanta last week.

Jackson is experimenting with braces for the wrist.

“We try to make it as non-intrusive as possible,” Jackson said. “But again, it’s about safety first. I don’t want to make it any worse, so I’m just going to work around whatever they suggest.”

Joe wishes V-Drops V-Jax the best. The Bucs desperately need him. Mike Evans isn’t ready to be a No. 1 receiver yet, Robert Herron can’t squeeze the football, and Louis Murphy is average at best.

Joe is speculating that Jackson is very motivated to stay on the field, given that he’ll need a whale of a finish to entice the Bucs to pay him another $10 million next season.

33 Responses to “Vincent Jackson Confirms Broken Wrist”

  1. Drew Says:

    He is a military boy, he will tough through it. Problem is Glennon is throwing the football. Ohhh no, we will miss you Vincent, sorry you have dopey throwing the ball, just rest until Mccown gets back.

  2. Tye Says:

    His bad luck likely began with his “brilliant” idea of his contract having all 5s as a tribute to the Bucs former horrible QB!… Just a thought.

  3. Jon Says:

    More excuses lined up for the worst offense. I love Vincent so hope him speedy recovery, but I can here the press conference now, “all the parts aren’t in place, not that that is an excuse”… But it is. Haven’t heard Tomlin complain about losing three starters on defense.

  4. Wesley Says:

    He dropped a few balls but is very capable of being an awesome receiver.

  5. DB55 Says:

    Vjax hasn’t dropped jack squat. As a rvc you can’t catch balls thrown behind you, at your feet or 100 ft over your head. Or when u have a defender on your back. Stop the ridiculousness.

  6. DB55 Says:

    I still find it amazing that a rvc can play w a broken wrist but a DT needs 1.5 games for a (broken?) hand. I’m trying to move on from this but it’s harder than I thought.

  7. topcoach1978 Says:

    I just wish i could hit the reset button on this season so bad…..every week it gets worse and worse!!!

  8. FanOfBucs Says:

    It would be cool of Vjax to not mentally check out when things aren’t going right. Other than that, I like the guy.

  9. sho nuff Says:

    pitiful on every level

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Does it even matter…It’s a Bucs Life. We got this game.

  11. David Says:

    DB55…..Wat games have u watched? He has dropped passes in every game. Maybe not all were important because of game being out of reach etc. But still drops nonetheless.

  12. another J Says:

    I’m still calling Vincent Jackson on the best free agent signings in Bucs history.
    He’ll be worth 10 million next without a problem!

  13. buc4lyfe Says:

    Joe wishes V-Drops V-Jax the best.

    That’s pathetic Joe. The dude played in a blowout with a broken worst and you give a backhanded well wishing. In case you didn’t realize it Joe it’s too early to talk about trading a proven probowler for potential, you should know that…. Last I checked Evans and asj hadn’t done anything to provide there’s any receiver on our roster that could do better. What is that copy and paste work?

  14. buc4lyfe Says:

    On a side note GMC is soft but yes it’s harder to play with a broken hand, how the hell does that happen anyway did it get stepped on

  15. DB55 Says:


    I’ve seen the all brother. Two or three times at that. Next we gonna be clowning on David. Smh

    Vdrops is just blasphemy.

  16. buc'd Up Says:

    At least with Jackson in the game, the d has to play him. Could take pressure off of Evans and the others out there. Hope he heals quickly.

  17. Andrew 1 Says:

    Damn, Washington really got “seal clubbed” tonight. Its not 56-14, but 45-14 is still pretty bad. Hey I know, fire Jay Gruden!!! LOL.

  18. DallasBuc Says:

    Joe- is there a legitimate football reason that explains why Robert Herron remains on this football team. As a wide receiver he has a distinct inability to receive the ball when thrown to him. What am I missing?

  19. SAMCRO Says:


    I agree with what you said about some of those questionable drops. In fact they were uncatchable passes that would have been miraculous if he had actually caught them. Most fans don’t have the attention span to actually sit down and watch every single play, but they listen to the announcers, and if the announcer even mentions dropped ball the fan automatically assumes it is so until further review proves the pass was really uncatchable. These are the same fans who come in here and tell half truths, including our impeccable host. Who keeps referring to anything thrown VJax way and it’s not caught a drop. Instigator.

    But, we should be concerned about VJax for his lack of getting adequate separation. It looks like he has lost a step. Go Mike Glennon! Stand Tall Bro!

  20. DallasBuc Says:

    Oh wait, he is a lapdog Licht pick so he is untouchable and above reproach.

  21. SAMCRO Says:

    Another thing I’d like to throw out there. Several days ago I heard VJax in a podcast interview say that during the game it is in his mind set to try to play small. He says by doing so it helps him to think about making quick and more explosive first moves. Well that sounds good and all, but he’s just not separating anymore on press coverage. I personally think VJax should change his philosophie and play big. He should box out, and use his frame and length to his advantage. Play like your 6’5″ tall. Play like Calvin Johnson or Jimmy Graham.

    Move Vjax to the slot, and put a burner on the outside.

  22. Tackleblockwin Says:

    VJAX shall defeat all in his way. One of the true bright spots on this team.

  23. BucIt941 Says:

    These injuries are piling up not only here but across the league. Much worse than a few years ago. I’m beginning to think these softer training camps and off season work outs are actually playing against the players. Doesn’t seem like their bodies are holding up much better “extending their careers” was the term i believed they used. And to think they want to shorten the preseason games. That’s even less time for the players to develop “Football Shape” for the regular season.

    As the great Warren Sapp once said. Can’t practice soft and play hard. Just doesn’t work.

  24. Tackleblockwin Says:


    Careful. I said the same thing a while back about him and it did not go over too well…lol. At least someone else agrees with me…The NFL is not the place to learn to catch a football.

  25. iamkingsu Says:

    Why don’t they send Herron on shallow crosses, slants, or bubble screens simce you’ll raved about his speed all off-season? And Since he doesn’t have the best pair of hands. All the throws I’ve seen to him have been down the seams or over the middle. Its like we never have an offensive gameplan we just go out and call plays

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Jon Says:
    “More excuses lined up for the worst offense…
    …Haven’t heard Tomlin complain about losing three starters on defense.”

    First, if it were onle three starters, we would be lucky.

    Second, I have not heard or seen Lovie Smith complain, so what’s your point?

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    iamkingsu Says
    “Why don’t they send Herron on shallow crosses, slants, or bubble screens…”

    Because Herron drops 98 percent of eeverything thrown his way. Add the fact that Mike Glennon is an inaccurate passer and…well…you know…

  28. Celly Says:

    Tye Says:
    September 25th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    His bad luck likely began with his “brilliant” idea of his contract having all 5s as a tribute to the Bucs former horrible QB!… Just a thought.

    You mean that same horrible QB that got him a career year in yards, ypc and one off his career TD?

    please, do some research before speaking next time.

  29. pick6 Says:

    VJax will not be worth $10 million next year for the bucs if lovie\tedford are still the guys in charge. we have a #7 overall pick, a (supposedly) run-first scheme, and many targets reserved for passes to RBs & TEs. we can get a complementary WR for less than half what VJax makes and put the savings towards getting ourselves the best DE in free agency. then we draft OL and defense as a priority in the draft.

    I like the guy, but it’s hard not to notice that each year since he got here has been worse than the year before. i know there are mitigating circumstances, but this is not a team that will be built around a $10 million WR

  30. pick6 Says:

    *i’m presuming that between the fractured wrist, the 3 lost games thus far, and the shaky coordinator\playcalling\QB situation this will shape up as his worst season as a buc

  31. DB55 Says:


    It’s harder to get seperation on a 1-3 step drop than a 3-5 step drop. His seperation is decent after 8 yards but mccown can’t throw past 8 yards.

    As to Herron, I’ve seen 1 catch. A wr screen which he took for maybe 10 yards before slamming into a defender he didn’t see coming. lol, poor kid, he’s a rookie though so he can get a pass for a few more weeks.

    For the 1000 time, evans should only run fades, go, deep post routes. Vjax should work the middle like drags , in routes and the sidelines. ASJ seam routes , outs, corner routes.

    All these plays where all 4-5 rcvs run 5 yard hitch routes are getting old, boring and ineffective. One thing is for sure (I hope) glennon can throw accurately past 8 yards.

  32. unbelievable Says:

    Best year of his career was his 1st season in Tampa. Agreed this year and last he seems to have lost a step, but he’s still on another level talent-wise from any other receiever on the team.

  33. Tye Says:

    YES Celly… The same horrible QB that 3 teams cut, NOBODY wants and is OUT of the NFL…. It is not rocket science!