Jackson Rejuvenated By Koetter

June 5th, 2015

vincent jackson

For an old dog like Vincent Jackson, getting up for work or a game must have been drudgery the past few years. When he played for the Chargers, just about every year they were in the playoff hunt or better — with Super Bowl aspirations.

In his last three years with the Bucs? Since the final weeks of 2012, when the team the took a nosedive into the Gulf, Tampa Bay has been just wretched.

Soon to fight Father Time, if Jackson isn’t already, the losing and losing and losing and losing had to be a big time drag.

To hear him talk yesterday after a Bucs OTA practice, it seems as if Jackson is reborn with new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

“It’s been fun for me,” Jackson said. “I’ve just been able to – obviously the way I’ve worked in the past was being very dynamic where they can play me in multiple places and (Offensive Coordinator) Dirk (Koetter) is having fun with that and he’s putting me in a lot of different areas. It’s fun to play inside, outside, stretch the field, cross the field, and that’s what’s good about this offensive system is that we’re going to put the ball all over the place.

“Backs, tight ends, everybody’s going to be involved and that’s exciting because we’ve got playmakers. Obviously I think now that we’re going to shake some things up with our system and scheme and it should be a fun fall for us.”

How much fun is Jackson having? Consider conservative Jackson was high-stepping after scoring a touchdown in practice — in practice!

Then you throw in how genuinely excited Jackson seems to be to be catching passes from “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, Jackson seems to have the attitude of a fresh-faced rookie.

Or at least a guy whose love for the game is rekindled.

51 Responses to “Jackson Rejuvenated By Koetter”

  1. WS99 Says:

    Evans seemed gitty about the offense too. It’s a new day!

  2. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Poor professional athlete, having to drag himself out of bed so he can make millions working out and playing football all year. Must be hard.

    Just kidding of course. Jackson has been a really great FA pickup for us, it would suck to see all that effort and 1,000 yard seasons wasted if he leaves the Bucs without so much as a playoff berth.

  3. Dick2111 Says:

    Having an experienced OC in Dirk Koetter is going to make a HUGE difference this year for the Bucs. I’m sure there’ll be growing pains since so many players are new on the Bucs, but can’t wait to see this whole thing grow together.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Many have been Quick to pronounce Jackson as aging, or in decline.
    I believe he is neither. I think he can continue at his high level for several more years.
    Which would make Jameis, and Buc Fans- incredibly blessed.
    Jackson and McCoy are the class, and elite talents, on this team.
    I hope they both continue to play at a high level for years to come!
    I love watching both of them play

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    No offseason acquisition was more important than Koetter, not even ‘America’s Quarterback’. His presence alone equals 5 more wins. I like what I’m hearing.

  6. Patrick in VA Says:

    Makes sense. It was more than once that people noted that he seemed disinterested during games. I’d imagine that he’s probably been coasting since getting here and seeing that the team was mailing it in every year until now.

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree with Bucsfan. Koetter sounds like just what the Bucs needed most. Can’t wait to see this unpredictable (I hope) offense.

  8. rayjay1122 Says:

    I think Koetter will make a huge difference with the offense as opposed to what we endured last season. The success of our offense this season is going to come down to how well the play makers execute Koetter’s game plans. You have to catch the ball, not fumble the ball and avoid the costly drive killing penalties in order to truly have success. Let’s hope that the execution is sharp and disciplined.

  9. Ray Rice Says:

    Yup! I bet it was hard for him to get up making $55,555,555

  10. Rrsrq Says:

    Last fill the stadium and watch these guys get pumped, that’s one problem there, playing to empty seats, I know they get paid to work, but watch em work when there is no gray pewter and red seats able to be seen.

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Vincent Jackson has been coached by some awesome coaches in his past. I do not recall him going nuts over Tedford.
    That he is all excited about Koetter tells me something.
    I tells me that Koetter will make a huge difference with the offense, as opposed to what we were forced to go through last season.

  12. LakelandBuc Says:

    He won’t see $55,555,555 I doubt if he see $35,000,000, you know Pimp Sam gonna get his off the top, before he even see a penny of it. It must be hard to risk your life and health to achieve your goal, and along come’s a pimp who want 40% of your loot. Then you have other expenses, Agent,Lawyer,Kids,Household Bills,Medical Insurance,Life Insurance Etc.

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I really can’t stand when people have envy over guys making more money than them. If you think they make great money, then why don’t you become a professional football player? Oh yeah, because you can’t. No matter what the profession, the best of the best make the money. These guys earn what they are worth, especially if you consider how much money they make for the organization. Would you rather that money go to the owners? If you have a problem with the system, then don’t go to games. Don’t buy merchandise. But I know, it’s so much easier to just complain about how much money they make.

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    I agree with WalkdaPlank about how cool it would be for Jackson earning a playoff spot while he is with the Bucs. VJax is another one of my Buc favorites because of his contributions and his demeanor.

  15. Ray Rice Says:

    At least he’s not paying state taxes! FUK uncle Sam. Bastard gets me every two weeks! $hit!

  16. Ray Rice Says:


    Not everyone earns what they are worth. Maybe that’s how it is on the island you live on. I don’t give a $hit what profession. You’re saying that those who work the crop fields under unenviable conditions get paid what they’re worth? You’re saying you would have a tough time going to work making VJ money? FUKN joke. Go Kick Rocks island boy.

  17. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Ray Rice,

    Then choose a different profession. This is America. You can do what you want. If you don’t make enough money in the crop fields for your liking, then do something else. That’s not the fault of the athletes. I make an okay living, but I don’t complain about others making more than me. Good for them. I worry about myself versus being jealous of others. Maybe that’s the island boy in me.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    How much money someone makes is all relative. You always want to be payed what you are worth in relation to your peers. If I’m a crop worker and I work harder than my fellow crop workers, I expect to get paid more. If I am a Wide Receiver, I want to get paid what receivers of the same talent are getting paid. Again, if you have a problem with how much them make, don’t support them. This is a lucrative business that only a select few are good enough to make it in. Don’t hate because they make more than you.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dirk Koetter….”America’s OC”

  20. rayjay1122 Says:

    MONEY!!! You can’t take it with you when you die. What really determines the value of a person is what they DO take with them when they die. I came into this world with nothing material and that is how I will leave it. A lot of people do however feel like money determines their value and I really feel sorry for those people.

  21. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Misrepresentation to the highest order. This guys been the most productive free agent since hardy came here and saying his love for the game is rekindled is not cool. Only thing he lost is a quarterback who can throw deep and we left him with mccown and Glennon.

  22. Ray Rice Says:


    I don’t care how many island boys you’ve had or have in you. Nor do I care about your profession. What I do care for is people like you that determine everyone’s worth on money alone. As far as professional athletes go. They make not what their worth but whatever that organization thinks they are worth. There’s a difference. If everyone determined how much they got paid it would be insane. In addition to his skills VJax was also lured to Tampa with big money because the franchise sucked. He knew that and accepted the contract based on those factors. I’ve always supported VJax. But if he really is finding it hard to motivate himself to play then that is sad. Just like you!

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    BIG things in 2015.

    BIG things!

  24. The Buc Realist Says:


    Bucs get a new video board????

    just joking, Raising a beer to all JBF commenters!!! Happy Friday!!!

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Ha ha, you are such a clown. What are you, in 5th grade? You talk so much smack from your little keyboard. What a tough guy!!! You don’t even know what you’re arguing about. Where did I determine anyone’s worth? All I said was I don’t like when people complain about how much money another person makes. You b!tch about how much money he makes and I told you that was stupid. Athletes are paid fair market value. While that can fluctuate a little from team to team, they all pay based of fair market value.

    Where exactly do you see he was having a hard time motivating himself? He said it’s been fun under Koetter. How you get he wasn’t motivated from having fun is beyond me. How many games has he missed since he’s been in Tampa? You don’t think he could have taken a game or two off if he wanted with all the injuries he’s had? Off the field, he does tons for the community. What do you do? So in this case, I am going to judge him as having more worth than you. Of course, I also value my slippers (or flip flops to you) more than I do you.

  26. Buc1987 Says:


  27. Buc1987 Says:

    All island boys wear slippers…:)

  28. Capt.Tim Says:

    No one has EVER said that Vincent Jackson lacked motivation
    Until today
    And it was Patrick
    And Ray Rice- who is ussually f^*king clueless.

    And Ray, you probably drive a port-a-let truck
    And are still overpaid.
    I’m sure you don’t make much.
    And I’m equally sure it’s more than you’re worth

    The New O.C. Will improve the offense dramatically.
    A years experience will improve Leslie’s Defense.
    Any word on Herm Edwards joining the staff?

  29. Dave Pear Says:

    @Capt. Tim,
    I think I saw Ray driving a septic tank trunk today.
    His company is called Turd Burglar.
    Their motto is…
    Your number 2 is our number 1.
    You dump it…we pump it!
    He didn’t look happy.

  30. Dave Pear Says:

    Truck not trunk.
    He still didn’t look happy.

  31. Dave Pear Says:

    He did have a $h!t eating grin on his face though.

  32. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Damn Capt., you just killed Ray Rice, lol. That was so bad, I almost felt bad for him for a second. I said “almost”.

  33. The original "Kevin" Says:

    I hope the glaziers do what they have to do to make sure koetter stays a buc for the next decade. Being an offensive driven league….unless you have a coach like pete carol or bellichcheat youve gotta pick you poison. I am happy to have lovie overseeing frazier and the D but if I had to choose one over the other long term I choose the one with the most experience and success on offense. Hopefully they figure out a way for them both to stay. Hopefully koetter never wants to be a head coach. Time shall tell.

    Just imagine….if koetter can turn the lousy tampa bay bucs offense around in one offseason how many teams will be calling to interview him. It would be a big setback for Winston going into year 2 of three. They must find a way to keep that man in Tampa long term with Winston

  34. Ray Rice Says:


    Awwww. How cute. I think it’s great the 3 lil bit*hes came out to play. Who gets the sandwich? I bet it’s Hawaiian AKA Bruce Jenner. Did your captain rename you Caitlyn too?

    @Captain Save-A-Hoe… I commend you for standing up for your hoe. But remember who I am. I will slap the $hit out of her if she gets out of line again.

    @Dave Pear. … Good thing you only saw me in the truck today. I thought you would have noticed your wives head. By the way. I paid her what she was worth. As Caitlyn likes to say. That means your unemployed a$$ is getting fed tonight. Your welcome!

    As far as VJax having a tough time motivating himself to play. Read the first sentence of the article dum fux.

  35. WS99 Says:


    you gonna let him talk to you like that?

  36. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Ray Rice,

    It’s so hilarious to watch you continue to make a bigger idiot of yourself. You are so stupid, all you can do is go to childish jokes that my 5th grader hears at school. You’re a bigger joke of a person than I thought.

    Yeah, read the first sentence again. Now try to comprehend it. Obviously, you are too stupid, so I’ll try to help you out. “For an old dog like Vincent Jackson, getting up for work or a game must have been drudgery the past few years. ” That’s an assumption first of all. Did Jackson say it was, or did Joe make that assumption? Am I speaking on a level too high for you to understand? Not sure I can dumb it down any more. So you just go ahead and make more jokes and empty internet threats. The rest of us will continue to read your posts and laugh at you.

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    Ray Rice Says:

    “As far as VJax having a tough time motivating himself to play. Read the first sentence of the article dum fux.”

    As far as I can tell those were Joe’s words not Jackson’s…

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Hawaiian Buc…damn it I typed that out and then my distracted me so I forgot to hit the submit button.

    I would have never even bothered with it had I known you were going to drop that last post.

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    *My wife distracted me

  40. WalkdaPlank Says:

    “Good thing you only saw me in the truck today. I thought you would have noticed your wives head. ”


  41. Ray Rice Says:


    My point exactly. But the 3 stooges for some weird reason don’t see that.

  42. WS99 Says:

    John 8:32

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    Soooo I guess the fights over?



  44. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    People get paid what they’re worth. The NFL is a lucrative billion dollar industry where only a select group of people get to play.

    To get people interested, you need the best athletes in the world.

    To get the best athletes, you need to pay them a ton of money. Because if you don’t, they’ll play another sport or find a job that doesn’t get them addicted to pain killers at the age of 25.

    So it’s pretty simple to logically figure out why a billion dollar industry like the NFL needs to pay it’s players so much. But I guess that’s difficult for some people to comprehend.

  45. Ray Rice Says:

    I already forgot about Dre. When is Detox coming out?

  46. BuccaneEric Says:

    You guys are too much!! Love JBF!!

  47. WS99 Says:

    Dre just dropped the mic and won the thread. Ding ding ding …

  48. WS99 Says:

    Money and Drugs #Murica! #Fckyea

  49. Dave Pear Says:


  50. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Totally agree joe. The highlight of v jax high stepping in practice was a great show of how the team is bonding and having fun again. This offense will be flying around, and for once I’m truly excited to see a buccaneer offense on game days.

  51. Mike10 Says:

    Looks like we’re grooming a franchise QB and head coach