“Try To Hit Me, You Know, With His Eyes Closed”

October 3rd, 2014


Vincent Jackson raved about the work ethic and preparation of Mike Glennon yesterday, saying it was clear from the day Glennon took over as starter last year that the young man had the right look in his eyes and was prepared.

V-Drops V-Jax has experience around driven quarterbacks.

Already a Pro Bowl star for the Chargers, Brees was the QB there when Jackson was drafted by San Diego in 2005.

Yesterday, Jackson shared a story from those days, while talking about what a fierce competitor the Bucs will face Sunday in New Orleans.

“I remember being a rookie, [Brees] used to line me up in different places on the field and close his eyes, you know, after practice, and take drops and try to hit me, you know, with his eyes closed,” Jackson said. “He’s just one of those guys who never wants to see a ball hit the ground.”

Yes, Drew Brees is a certain Hall of Famer, but he’s beatable. And, as Jackson pointed out, he’ll take plenty of risks. Somehow, some way, the Bucs secondary likely will have to find a way to squeeze their first interception of the season in order to win on Sunday.

You can see Jackson deliver various takes, via this SportsTalkFlorida.com video below.

32 Responses to ““Try To Hit Me, You Know, With His Eyes Closed””

  1. billy buckaroo Says:

    Take away Jimmy Graham and its a new ball game for Brees
    Let Jimmy Graham catch 1 ball than DRIVE him into the ground “butkus style”
    Send the message that if he comes across the middle he better be ready for some intense stuff

  2. Mr Magoo Says:

    So I guess VJ is saying that Brees can beat us with his eyes closed.

  3. buctebow Says:

    This game will resemble the Atlanta game unfortunately.

  4. Soggy Says:

    @buctebow, Auh Shucks! Might as well stay home..

  5. buc4lyfe Says:

    @billy buckaroo

    And who do we have on this team with the ability to take jimmy Graham away. Bucs lost 2 games they should have won, one game unbelievable bad and win one game by three points…… Just listen to the talk in Tampa now. If it was so easy to take away jimmy Graham he wouldn’t be who he was. Talib did it but he wasn’t a buc when it happened. Bucs fans are so easy to please, half of our fans will be happy to say ever year that a few more pieces…. Were almost there, it’s kind of sickening. They haven’t stopped one single right end this year

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Last week has given this Lovie-era pessimist a renewed sense of optimism. Hope they can be physical and find a way to win. If Glennon can push the ball down the field like he did last week we have a legitimate shot. Go Bucs

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Guys, you act like we have not beaten the Saints with Brees and Graham playing. Stop being fair weather fans and try a little hope.

  8. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    “This game will resemble the Atlanta game unfortunately” says, Buctebow

    Fortunately, the same was predicted last week in Pittsburgh. Hmmmm….
    Thank you! Go Bucs!!!

  9. Zam Says:

    I’m so glad we have a top 5 QB in Josh Freeman… oh wait…

  10. Espo Says:

    We beat them there during their super bowl year. They’re not as good now and we’re better than we were then.

    I agree with Billy Buckaroo. Lay out Steroid Eminem and change the game.

  11. Bear the Bucs Says:

    Hey Joe – Why not start up a Joe Rays Fan Page for the long off season. We need a fix now and then.

  12. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    As long as Glennon is playing I’m confident we won’t turn the ball over every possession, which gives us a fighting chance. It will suck not having our rookie WR out there (why did we release Williams again?).

  13. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  14. Joe Says:


    Cork Gaines runs RaysIndex.com and it is sort of a cousin site of Joe’s.

    Joe has his hands full with the Bucs.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    The Saints have won 5 straight against the Bucs and are every tough to beat at home. They are hungry at 1-3. Throw in the 41-0 beat down from last season.

    That being said, the Bucs are due. I won’t predict anymore wins or losses for this team this season. I also won’t predict that my team will get trashed like they did in Atlanta. I don’t see that happening again this season, but of course it could.

  16. meh Says:

    Joe, getting android popups today on here. This is an FYI not a complaint. I know you guys have worked to get them off.

  17. Joe Says:

    Joe, getting android popups today on here. This is an FYI not a complaint. I know you guys have worked to get them off.

    Click the back button. Works for Joe.

  18. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    I gave the Bucs little hope of beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week (in fact only small glimmer for me was because Glennon was starting), but after that win anything is possible. It’ll likely come down to a shoot out which favors the Saints…still gonna ride the Glennon momentum and say the game stays close enough for the Bucs to win

  19. meh Says:

    Not exactly the point…

  20. Louis Friend Says:

    Until his wrist heals VJax might stay Vdrops for a while. He drops passes ordinarily, but it seems like right now each reception he makes isn’t a clean catch. Even the game winner last week was a double clutch. He’s not going to get fewer targets with Evans out, so hopefully it’ll be less of a problem this week.

  21. Louis Friend Says:

    I think rumors of the Saints demise are completely exaggerated, but their red zone offense in the last game was rotten. 5 trips inside the 20 only netted 17 points. If they get that fixed they’ll pretty much be right where they were in 2012 – great offense and lousy defense. Brees is going to get his yards, but the Bucs need to hold them in the red zone just like the Cowboys did. That to me is the key to the game, if Glennon is going to have a shot to outscore them.

  22. Mike J Says:

    ShutTheBucUp , traded M.W., dint they??

  23. MTM Says:

    The secondary will need to send a message early to any receiver who goes across the middle. Just no head hunting and they should stay out of trouble. The Buc players need to stop with all the Brees praise. Put Brees on his ass the rest will take care of itself!!

  24. Andrew 1 Says:

    That is pretty amazing for Drew Brees to drop back and try to hit a WR with his eyes closed. Just for shiz and giggles, wonder how many he completed. This game is going to come down to how much pressure we get on Brees, just like last week vs the Steelers. And just like last week, all this fan is looking for is improvement form the Atlanta game. And if we should so happen to get a win, then that’s great. But like of been saying, it’s going to take time to really see this defense at it’s best.

  25. voice of reason Says:

    V-Drops…LOVE IT!

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    “This game is going to come down to how much pressure we get on Brees, just like last week vs the Steelers.”

    Andrew you nailed it buddy.

  27. RastaMon Says:

    Well..well..well…seems that Josies 1&2 are not in the huddle to see Glennons “eyes”…neither is Alan Dell, Bradenton Herald or Steve Dawg..rush to judgement

  28. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Why doesn’t Vincent tell Glennon what Brees did… and then practice the same way with Glennon???

    Have Glennon close his eyes and try to hit VJ in practice.

  29. MTM Says:

    Brees probably decided to close his eyes so he didn’t have to watch V-Jax drop more passes.

  30. Oingo Boingo Says:

    V Drops? Joe you’re catty…too many female hormones.

  31. caradoc Says:

    “Jackson said. “He’s just one of those guys who never wants to see a ball hit the ground.””

    That’s why he closed his eyes when he threw it to you Vin…

  32. buccanAy Says:

    I wont go into how pathetic I think so many Buc “fans” are….but I will say there’s no happier Buc than VJ since QB change, other than maybe Louis Murphy. Jax had a very good season last year with Glennon throwing the ball down the field, and I bet his production takes a big step up with Glennon throwing the ball. The picture of VJ walking with MG says a lot. IMO, many underestimate the respect Glennon has earned from his teammates. They saw a young kid come in and play his ass off, under the worst circumstances, and never back down. They’ve seen the team’s own “fans” and media ridicule, disparage, and criticize his every move. They saw how Lovie tried to force feed McCown and his “leadership” down their throats….problem is, McCown puckered up when the lights came on, and Glennon didn’t. This team knows who their Qb is.