Vincent Jackson Is Banged Up

August 9th, 2016

VincentJacksonCue the large crowd of Bucs fans that fears the team’s shaky depth at wide receiver.

Vincent Jackson got the day off today and walked around the One Buc Palace practice field in sweats and sneakers, but it wasn’t one of those “veterans days off” gifted to old men by NFL standards.

Dirk Koetter confirmed that V-Jax is banged up (nothing specific given) and he might not play in Thursday night’s preseason opener unless he’s just right.

That’s nothing to worry about, per se, unless you start thinking of how damn important V-Jax is to the roster and what happened last year when he missed eight games. The offense struggled significantly, and there’s hardly a star-studded cast behind him.

The Bucs kick off the regular season in 33 days. It’s too early to panic. Maybe.

36 Responses to “Vincent Jackson Is Banged Up”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    NFL Draft 2017 WR, TE, DT, Safety!!!!!!

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    WR has to be a priority in 2017.

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    WR definitely! DT probably!

    Lets just hope he’s healthy for regular season.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    not good… not good at all but is anyone really surprised. should not be… father-time is a beotch….

  5. tmaxcon Says:


    one could easily argue DT is a big need now given the fact McCoy, McDonald and Akeem smith all are coming off injuries and ALL are fragile and miss time each year.

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    VT ( who turns 34 at the end of the season) Just has a lot of miles on those tires!!!! We also need some explosive, speed WR and will be top priority!!! Why have JW3 without the weapons??????

  7. BoiseBuc Says:

    Headline should say “Que the Roddy White Mob”.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Don’t be talking walking wounded, buzz kill. Call up the reserves, time to show your stuff, chance of a lifetime.

  9. nate12345 Says:

    forget next year trade for a wideout right now!

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- I’m hopeful that this new-fangled defense with a constant rotation at d-line will keep these guys fresh, like saran-wrap!
    It can’t hurt to upgrade ANY position at ANY time.

  11. The Buc Realist Says:

    “VJ83” I meant to say….

  12. tmaxcon Says:


    I hope you are right… i agree every position should be evaluated every year to be upgraded. The only thing that matters when judging players is on field RESULTS not popularity nor outside factors simply actual on field production not what if’s or if he was health etc…

  13. Wade Says:

    Not sure why people think we need a Dt over safety… Our safety talent is garbage.

  14. Joe Says:

    Not sure why people think we need a Dt over safety… Our safety talent is garbage.

    It’s code for the anti-GMC rabble. They just won’t let go.

  15. The Buc Realist Says:


    It was the right decision to turn CM98 who has never played a 16 game season into a 2 down DT, even though some have labeled the position as a “Strength”!!!!!

  16. Kobe Faker Says:

    I thought 10 games of production from our 12 million dollar man was a safe bet…

    Open your eyes fellow bucs fans.. Vjack wouldnt even be in any other nfl teams camp

    Why is Lance moore retired and VJack isnt? 12 million dollars. VJack should have been cut/renegoitated lowered contract this coming year like all older recievers… We could of had 2 top free agent recievers with that money!

    Jason Licht is the Casey Phillips of NFL GMs

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Hopefully just a sore hammy or ankle. I would prefer not to see much of VJax in pre-season. Same goes for Doug Martin.

    We need to see as much game time as possible for Bell, Spencer, Krause, Davis, Dye, Reedy and Martino.

    That is a LOT of solid young WR talent that needs to be evaluated properly. At least 2 if not 3 of the receivers we release will be playing for other teams this year I betcha. We gotta get it right and figure out who has the highest ceiling of this bunch.

    Same careful eval is needed for the #3 running back spot. I’d like to see them keep whoever shows themself as the best power back. We need a legit power option at RB for 3rd and 2 – 4th and 1.

  18. tmaxcon Says:


    you are being shortsighted again… It has nothing to do with GMC hate. It has simply to do with the 3 top DT’s can’t stay healthy and on the filed. That is reality not hate. It’s not only directed at GMC but Akeem Spence has a fragile back and McDonald never plays 16 so even a GMC fan boy like yourself should realize that DT is a gamble at best. IF they all stay healthy and produce no problem but if one or maybe 2 of the 3 injury prone guys you are counting on go down that is significant. WR, DT and OL next draft… they will move Smith from LT they can be all in love with him now but if he gets the franchise knocked around they will fix the issues.

    How do you expect the bucs to get out and stay out of the basement if every other key player on the roster has the clause “IF stay healthy” or “IF they fix the drops.” etc… You can’t win with a roster full of IF’s….

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Wade- Personally I think you’re right though we really don’t know what we have at safety. This year will be telling for a lot of positions and players. Given our secondary last year, it all needed an upgrade.

  20. Tom Edrington Says:

    Banged up? It’s barely a week or so into camp, how’s this guy gonna make it past game 8?

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    What is the point of a veteran like Jackson playing in the first couple of PS games? If he’s out in #3, then worry.

    Not at all concerned.

  22. OrlandoBucs Says:

    Another reason why we shouldn’t have drafted a kicker in the second round.

  23. BucTrooper Says:

    That didn’t take long.

  24. Mort Says:

    Kobe Faker:

    Leave beautiful Casey Phillips out of this. What’s she done to you? Unless you’re trying to say you have a certain attraction to Jason Licht or something… You do you, man.

  25. mike Says:

    @orlandobuc….. exactly right. Teams that have little depth can’t use 2 premium picks for a kicker, no mater how good he is or where he went to school. If someone like the panthers seahawks, or packers do it…. fine, they have that luxury. We don’t! Should have taken jonathan bullard in the 3rd and pharoh cooper in the 4th!!!

  26. SOEbuc Says:

    Kobe Faker-“Jason Licht is the Casey Phillips of NFL GMs.” The thing about that is, I’d like to see Casey Phillips doing her job topless. Jason LIcht topless though? ummmm not so much

  27. celly Says:

    Kobe Faker Says:
    August 9th, 2016 at 11:33 am

    We could of had 2 top free agent recievers with that money!

    Which 2 “top” free agents are you speaking of?

  28. 813bucboi Says:

    the only reason why im not worried is because we haven’t played a preseason game yet….had we just wrapped up the third preseason game I would be worried…rest up vjax we need you!!!!

    with that being said, im super excited that andre davis will be getting a lot of playing time Thursday….that the practices I went to he was second behind vjax…time to step up dre and seize the moment!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  29. Chris Says:

    Well hopefully Roberto can catch some passes when he’s not shanking 45 yrd rd. Licht is not going to be judged well at the end of the day as far as drafting and free agency, don’t give me his pick of Jameis, he had a 50/50 chance of getting that right. And if Matiotta is good as well as Jameis, he had a zero percent chance of screwing that up.

  30. SCBucsFan Says:

    If he’s banged up already, he won’t make it all the way through the season.

  31. SOEbuc Says:

    Whooa bad attitude SCBucs. He might have a crick in his neck from not sleeping correctly last night. Keep the faith bra. GO BUCS!!!

  32. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    The sky is falling!

  33. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    We do need to draft a stud receiver to play across from evans, but I’m not on the TE, train. At this point I’d take WR, OL, WR, LB. I’m not giving up on Bell yet, I have feeling the kid is going to show up once the lights come on!!

  34. Howard V Says:

    So we can sign a guard who is not even gonna play this year to an already deep o line but we can’t sign a better receiver to help out or core guys and brittle man v jaxx who everyone knows will not be making it a full season? Makes sense. Give jameis some damn targets! We will see Evans doubled all season now.

  35. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    It’s preseason ppl! Calm down. Jax don’t need no preseason anyways. Let em stay fresh and sort out the tangled mess we have at the bottom of the WR depth chart. That’s what preseason is for. And there isn’t a bigger position that’s needs to be sorted out.

  36. America's Commenter Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    August 9th, 2016 at 11:06 am
    WR has to be a priority in 2017.

    WR has to be a priority now, in 2016! There, I fixed that for you.