Consistency Key

October 19th, 2016
Talks absence of Vincent Jackson.

Talks absence of Vincent Jackson.

Last year, there was no question when wide receiver Vincent Jackson was lost with knee injuries, the Bucs suffered on offense.

No question the team took a step back and as a result, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston faltered.

So now Jackson is lost to injured reserve, maybe for good. So, yeah, Joe expects the offense to take a step back, even if Jackson was struggling much of the still-fresh season. So when Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken took the podium today for his weekly presser, Joe asked him how, in general, does an offense not take a step back when it loses a key cog.

Monken said to do that takes consistent play from the remaining healthy players.

Earlier, when asked how the Bucs offense would change with Jackson out, Monken didn’t believe it would much. Monken used a Bill Parcells-like quote, “You are who you are” describing how the offense should remain the same.

7 Responses to “Consistency Key”

  1. Another J Says:

    Hopefully Cecil Shorts will stay healthy, and Contribute for the remainder of the season.

  2. Thibs5599 Says:

    Hope murphy will get back healthy and contribute as well, and Doug Martin will come back and stay healthy. In all honesty let’s not act like Jackson was playing a huge roll, yes he is a veteran WR and was glad to have him but in no way this a major blow especially if Doug comes back and as does shorts and murphy. Excited to see what shorts can do if he ever stays healthy.

  3. tdtb2015 Says:

    Cameron Brate will be busy for us on Sunday.

    Go Bucs!!!

  4. Scottasaurus Says:

    I agree with Thibs5599 and predict with younger, healthier, hungrier WRs given a shot to excel and make something from this chance…the offense will improve.

  5. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Last year Humphries was an unknown rookie. I do not expect him to replace VJAX but he’ll probably get more balls thrown his way. That doesn’t scare me.

    I also agree with Thibs and TDTB…Brate has become an accomplished receiver.

    The two unheralded unknowns will just get a larger opportunity to shine.

    And again Brandon Myers has had some good seasons in this league with 79 and 47 receptions in back to back years before coming to us.

    What is really missing is what has always been missing…we have no Joey Galloway to challenge the back end of D’s. We’re still relatively slow at WR and TE.

    I do not think this loss is going to be nearly as devastating as last year.

  6. BucinJAX Says:

    Want to stay positive. But, when he says “You are who you are” I’m thinking we’re the one’s who have important broken parts much of the time.

  7. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Hope Jesus shows up for some catches! Go Bucs!