“One Of The Best Plays I’ve Ever Seen”

December 6th, 2015
V-Jax gets serious

V-Jax gets serious

Vincent Jackson made a few plays himself today, en route to 87 yards receiving on just three receptions.

But Jackson was quiet after the game and only seemed to want to talk about America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Of Jameis’ stunning fourth-quarter, first-down run (video here), Jackson three times said it was one of the best plays he’s ever seen. And Jackson is not prone to hyperbole.

In fact, Jackson was in a very serious mood. Jameis was his only topic. Jackson’s responses to a couple of other questions from Joe were, “Saints next week.”

18 Responses to ““One Of The Best Plays I’ve Ever Seen””

  1. Aristotle Says:

    Jamies Winston is the real deal!! All we need is a 6’5 wide receiver that CAN CATCH that can be complimentary to Vincent Jackson

  2. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Jackson needs to be our #1 wr. Evans doesnt deserve that role. Need to feed jackson.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Now who is that player that made a great catch for the winning touchdown?

    As far as the play……spectacular….think it will make the top 10 of the week!!!

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    VJ catches balls injured. He knows how to get open. His experience is reassuring. One of the Bucs smarter players.

  5. lurker Says:

    funny how last year it was jackson with the dropsies and evans snagging the rock.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    Awesome play indeed. Further proof that “will and want to” trump 40 times by a long shot.

    Quote from Matt Millen (regarding Winston) while commentating during last week’s game vs Indy –
    “You have it – or you don’t have it – And He’s Got IT!”


  7. The Real Drew Says:

    Time for Dick Stockton to retire. It never appeared to be a fumble. It kinda hurt the excitement of the play watching live. Loose ball and the Falcons pick it up….what are you watching?

  8. Wesley Says:

    Thank god for Jackson, get him the ball more often!

  9. DraftJameis Says:

    Really hope they bring V-Jax back this offseason. He seems to want to be here, give him a 2 year/$10mil contract and let him ride off into the sunset after that.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    DraftJameis it will be a nice sunset too, because JW is going to take him to the SB 2 years from now.

  11. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Agree Real Drew…poor Stockton is way over the hill. Sad because at one point he was a good announcer…but just like players who have stayed way too long Stockton should have hung it up a couple of years ago.

  12. cmurda Says:

    Yes, M.E. had a rough drop today. I only counted one. I’m sorry but the pass that was picked was more on the bullet JW threw. I know St Pete felt that a WR in the NFL should have caught that. I don’t necessarily disagree but that wasn’t a drop. It would have been a tough catch for any receiver. With that said, two things were refreshing. M. E had 2 clutch catches on the winning drive. One went for a much needed first down. Obviously the other was the beauty for the game-winner. The other thing that impressed me about M.E. today is he followed through with his promise not to complain to the officials. The end result was a more focused Evans and a very important defensive P.I.

  13. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    I’m with you Jackson! That was the the most incredible month dropping beautiful plays I’ve ever seen! Get em Jameis!!!!

  14. cmurda Says:

    I could see why Old Man Stockton may have thought there was a fumble but where he could possibly get recovered by the Falcons is beyond me. it seemed like a desperate attempt to guess at what is occurring so as to stay in sync with the action. I like the guy but I can’t disagree with you two guys.

  15. vantastic Says:

    Jameis leadership and playmaking ability really begin ta show…Come on Saints next week….Go Bucs!…

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    That play will go down as one of the 10 most memorable plays in Buccaneer history. If we end up making the playoffs, I’ll put it in the top 5. Absolutely amazing.

    A while back I was arguing with some stat geeks about how Winston is special, regardless of if he ever throws for 300 yards. This is exactly what I was talking about. It wasn’t just the play, it was the timing of the play. If he goes down, we attempt a long potential game-tying FG with a shaky kicker (I like Barth, but he’s missed his fair share of kicks this year). That would tie the game with more than 2 minutes remaining and 3 TO’s for Atlanta. More than likely, we lose that game. We lose, we are 5-7 and completely out of the playoff picture. Instead, we are 6-6 and still in the discussion. You can keep your stats, I’ll take a guy that can make a play like that any day of the week.

  17. loggedontosay Says:

    You people need to get of Mike Evan.

  18. Jena W Says:

    Hawaiian Buc – Sadly none of the national sports casts or even the NFL highlights shows, seem to think Winston’s scramble was all that much to crow about. TB vs Atlanta was barely mentioned. The clip was shown, Evans’ TD catch was shown and then talk seemed more focused on how far the Falcons had fallen.

    Various hours of the NFL highlights shows broke down every big play from most of the games, but not the Bucs/Falcons. They did do Titans/Jags. From blase coverage given you’d think rookie and/or experienced QB’s bounced out of pile on coverage to get a 3rd & 19 1st down to set up a game winning touchdown, all the time. Strangely, the only time I’ve ever seen anything close to Winston’s play today was in 2013 FSU vs Maryland (http://www.foxsports.com/florida/story/jameis-winston-s-top-10-most-memorable-performances-at-florida-state-010715). Scroll down to # 3 and watch the video at about 1: 28 in. You’ll see Winston looks to be sacked by Maryland and buried under tacklers – except he finds a way to get out from under them, break away and throw a TD Nick O’Leary. Interestingly enough, a little earlier in the same video of the game (@:46) Winston can’t find a receiver so he makes about a 30 yard run. LOL I was surprised that none of the sports shows used that bit for comparison. : (

    What’s so sad is that before all the media outlets decided they could get more clicks depicting Winston as the scum of the Earth, they spent months singing his praises. Of course by the end of the season and continuing till present day, most sport outlets can’t mention Winston without prefacing ‘his off field behavior’. I didn’t hear a single mention of Sanchez’ arrest for sexual assault. Cam Newton’s arrest for felony theft. Or Payton Manning having to settle the same sexual misconduct suit TWICE. But again and again it is the prelude to any conversation about Winston, who was never charged or arrested. But there was a time when even BSPN adored him, from 10/10/13:

    “It’s something more than just athleticism or arm strength or an acute awareness of his surroundings in the pocket. It’s the Jameis Winston magic.

    “I can’t say it enough,” Erving said. “It amazes me some of the things he does.”

    While fans have drooled over each new Winston highlight this season, his teammates have largely shrugged off the bulk of his work as commonplace. They’d seen so much of it in practice for months that they’d come to expect it. But the Houdini-like escape acts — that’s something new.

    In practice, Winston’s green, non-contact jersey is like Clark Kent’s glasses and tie. It’s only once he slips out of the buttoned-up wardrobe that his super powers are on display.”

    FSU fans came to expect those amazing plays from Winston. Bit by bit as the Bucs allow Jameis to really open up his game, TB fans are beginning to see that magic as well. If Jamies could get to a point where he could actually trust his receivers to catch the ball, even the Joes wouldn’t have enough adjectives to properly sing Winston’s achievements! When you look at video from FSU’s 2013 season you can see the trust between Winston and Kelvin Benjamin, Rashad Green, Kenny Shaw and Nick O’Leary. He trusted that they would be where the play demanded they be and they trusted that if they got there with even a little clearance, he would get them the ball.

    Despite all the talk from his teammates I don’t think they yet completely believe that Winston can/will do what he says/is expected to. Rookies just aren’t supposed to be that good. They’re getting there but that full trust isn’t there 100%. When it is, that pirate ship will have found paradise island! lol