Top 30 Buccaneers Mysteries Of 2014 – No. 20

February 13th, 2015


In many ways, Tampa Bay’s 2014 season was more bizarre than the MRSA-infected, quarterback-gone-mental, Fire-Schiano-billboards campaign of 2013.

There were plenty of real Bucs mysteries last year, and Joe’s revisiting the most interesting of the bunch.

No. 20 — VJax’s wrist

Yes, mysteries can have happy endings.

One that still has Joe happily shaking his head is Vincent Jackson playing through a fractured wrist. Most fans don’t even remember it, but FOX Sports broke that V-Jax suffered the injury early in the Week 3 embarrassment at Atlanta.

Jackson confirmed the fracture, had little to say about it, didn’t miss a game, and pressed on to his third consecutive 1,000-yard season.

Who does that? Joe had never heard of a wide receiver playing through a busted wrist.

No. 21 — Anti-Jell
No. 22 — Seferian-Jenkins boasting about penalized pose
No. 23 — Never moving Michael Johnson
No. 24 — “I didn’t want to put more points on the board”
No. 25 — Glennon success without an offensive coordinator
No. 26 — Putrid punting
No. 27 — Defending three-step drops
No. 28 — Eight consecutive red zone runs versus Rams
No. 29 — Leaky Sean Glennon
No. 30 – Jorvorskie Lane

10 Responses to “Top 30 Buccaneers Mysteries Of 2014 – No. 20”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:


    There was a lot of talk last night that the Bucs have asked VJ to take a pay cut, Have you heard anything yet???

  2. Buczilla Says:


    What a great team guy and not a hint of the prima donna talk that came out of San Diego back in the day. I truly hope we find a way to keep this man on our roster.

  3. ddneast Says:

    Not only a mystery, but a highlight as well.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Bucs should not be asking V-Jax to take a pay cut. Maybe next year – but not this year. Dude has earned the right to be overpaid for 1 year. We have plenty of cap space – don’t be foolish. Keep V-Jax happy and keep him a Buccaneer.

  5. biff barker Says:

    Just a flesh wound.

  6. buddhaboy Says:

    Surprised he doesnt want to leave. Look at the crap he has gone through in his few years here.

    Dude wants to win something before hanging up the cleats…….one would think

  7. Bucfever40 Says:

    This man can flat out ball, and he’s just as impressive as a humanitarian, truly a Bay area treasure!

  8. unbelievable Says:

    This is why we need to keep V-Jax. He has played 3 years for this crappy team, and has still performed admirably. Plus he’s obviously a great leader and mentor to the young guys.

    I know he had a case of the dropsies last year, but he did have a frickin broken wrist! And still over 1,000 yards, PAY THE MAN!

  9. OB Says:

    This is just one reason why we keep him.

  10. Jim Says:

    Pay the man….