Doom For America?

October 19th, 2016
Depressing numbers/

Depressing numbers.

Joe suspects flags will be flying at half-mast today as Bucs fans come to grips with Vincent Jackson likely playing his final game after being placed on injured reserve yesterday.

Jackson’s contract with the Bucs expires after the season. He is 33 and missed half of last season with knee injuries before trashing his ACL last week.

Last year, the Bucs offense was never the same when Jackson was lost with a knee injury to the Redskins in the Capitol Collapse, specifically, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

How bad does Jameis struggle without the trusty Jackson? Consider the numbers dug out by data-driven Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times. Bassinger Twittered that Jameis has a 6-9 record with Jackson on the field and he’s 2-4 without him.

To be fair, Jackson slipped this year. In some games, a lot. Additionally, fellow receiver Mike Evans is having a Pro Bowl-like season. So will Jameis miss Jackson? Maybe not as much as he did last year. We shall see.

Either way, to a club like the Bucs with no depth at receiver, the loss of Jackson is a bad blow.

19 Responses to “Doom For America?”

  1. teacherman777 Says:

    I love you Vincent Jackson!!

    One of the best MEN and PLAYERS to ever wear a Bucs jersey!!

    And he will forever go down as a major influence for Mike Evans!!

    I hope we sign him to a vert minimum next year, just so he can kick with Mike Evans at practice and on the sidelines!!

    Long Live V-Jax!!

    Greatest receiver in Bucs history!!!

  2. Kevin Says:

    Someone needs to step up…..thats what good teams do. Someone anwers the bell when called upon. I d really like to see cecil or murphy step up.

  3. Rrsrq Says:

    V-max put up the numbers for the Bucs, but ME is the first receiver Bucs ever drafted that hopefully will continue to produce. I can remember as far back as Alvin Harper. Other free agent signings like Joey Galloway, Keenan McCardell & Joe Jerivicious who both helped us win a championship. Antonio Bryant was a beast when healthy. Traded for Keyshawn, but this team has never drafted kept and developed a receiver. Heck even Arrelious Benn scored the winning touchdown for the Jags this weekend. Why is that?

  4. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    3rd downs will be much tougher to convert. Run game on his side of the field, too.

  5. Guzzie Says:

    Any idiot could see (other than our GM) that our old overpaid WR was on his last legs, back to the overflowing undrafted/old WR pool, no need for a size/speed preseason marvel like Jeremy Butler, lets see how well our Calgary Stampeder Dontee Dye does, didn’t we come out of camp with Evan Spencer, I pray everyday we get WR Mike Williams in the draft, but I’m sure we’ll probably take a punter or long snapper early instead SMDH

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Just more proof that Freeman 2.0 is not a Franchise qb

  7. Lunchbox Says:

    Good luck and God speed to Vincent Jackson, a great player and better man. Thanks for your contributions from this Bucs fan

  8. BucGator Says:

    So he is 40% or 50% not that big of a difference with such a short sample size.

  9. BucinJAX Says:

    777, does Giles not count since he was a tight end?

  10. D-Rome Says:

    Joe suspects flags will be flying at half-mast today as Bucs fans come to grips with Vincent Jackson likely playing his final game after being placed on injured reserve yesterday

    I don’t feel much of anything about this and I’m certainly not moved enough to proverbially fly any flag at half-mast. Truth be told I kinda feel like a family member passed away but the kind of family member where you are far more relieved than saddened at their passing. I feel this way only about his play on the field and this has nothing to do with the man. It was time for the Bucs to move on from Vincent Jackson. It wasn’t a wise decision to re-sign him. Joe can publish all the stats he wants but the good organizations out there know when to cut the cord on a player.

    We all know he will continue to make a positive impact in other people’s lives through his charitable work and that is a great thing.

  11. Ocala Says:

    Vincent has been a very good player for the Bucs and was an outstanding free agent signing, but it’s been very evident all year that he is not getting open and he has had a number of drops also.

    The Bucs needed to address the WR position in FA or the draft last year but unfortunately they didn’t.

    It’s almost criminal that the Bucs franchise QB number two and three targets are both undrafted free agents.

    Here are some 2017 free agents to consider:

    alshon Jeffrey Chicago
    DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon Washington
    Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown Arizona
    Marquise Goodwin and Robert Woods Buffalo
    Terrance Williams Dallas
    Cordarrelle Patterson Minnesota

  12. Ed Says:

    just get some speed and teach Jameis how to throw a damn deep ball on time

  13. shouldhavedraftedefiert Says:

    One of the best bucs ever. Gonna miss this guy. I hope he gives us one more year.

  14. pick6 Says:

    too small of a sample size and too many interfering variables – lovie, VJax’s health & performance at the start of last year vs this year, and the experience level of the guys left on offense last year to name a few

  15. martinii Says:

    Ok, I am really sad about the loss of VJax. He was a great player and a team leader that we will not easily replace. He had a great career and I wish him well. Now for another concern. When are we going to find out about Martin, McCoy, McDonald, Ayers, Spence, Sweezy, and other walking wounded on this team. The rest of our season sort of in part depends on some of these players to a degree. We were suppose to get some relief after the Bye, but no one is addressing these questions. Inquiring minds (FANS) need to know.

  16. The Buc Realist Says:

    r.i.p. the “Dunkaneers”!!!!!!!!

  17. CalBucsFan Says:

    Agree with the Buc Realist, R.I.P. for sure.

    VJax, you brought a professional presence sorely missed on the Bucs rosters, both between the lines and outside of them. If we have indeed seen your last game, than thank you for the memories.

  18. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Time for the next man to step up!

  19. Guzzie Says:

    There are no men left it’s all zombies or unwanted babies