Vincent Jackson Is Done For The Year

October 18th, 2016
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Trade deadline could play a role

UPDATED: 5:41 p.m. – Goodbye, V-Jax.

Thanks for the memories.

The Buccaneers announced this evening that Vincent Jackson was placed on injured reserve after an MRI revealed an knee injury to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Jackson missed eight games last year with injuries to other knee ligaments.

At 33 years old and a free agent after this season, Jackson’s career likely is over.

Jackson arrived in Tampa with Carl Nicks and Eric Wright, via former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik’s big free agency haul of 2012, and V-Jax delivered until Father Time caught up to him last season.

Jason Licht agreed to gamble and overpay V-Jax $10 million in 2016, the final year of Jackson’s contract, despite him coming off multiple injuries. Consider the gamble lost, as well as the gamble to not sign other free agent receivers this offseason. Joe had clamored for Mohammed Sanu and Darius Heyward-Bey, and a long look at Roddy White.

It looks like Russell Shepard could be your No. 2 receiver on Sunday, or perhaps Cecil Shorts, who is still recovering from a Week 2 hamstring injury. Joe expects Adam Humphries to remain in his slot-guy role.

If the Bucs promote Donteea Dye from the practice squad, look for Joe to seek mental health counseling.

A victory for the Bucs on Sunday at San Francisco means they are legitimately in the playoff hunt at 3-3. Under that scenario, Joe would expect Licht to sniff out receiving help via a trade before the Nov. 1 NFL trade deadline.

123 Responses to “Vincent Jackson Is Done For The Year”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    There should a Jason Licht confidence poll. There won’t be, at least not while we all know how poorly it will make him look. And let’s face it, that’s bad for business, right Joes? Dear Dumbass, here’s the link to the last Jason Licht Confidence poll. Joe even wrote about Team Glazer’s reaction to it. … Joe puts up GM polls in the offseason. Joe firmly believes that GMs don’t coach and a poll on them in-season is rather insignificant. –Joe

  2. buc15 Says:

    V Jax collecting that Sweezy money

  3. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    The sky is falling!

  4. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    I think he’s been playing hurt all season and just put a finishing move on it during the last game.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    I did warn everyone directly after the first game!!!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    September 11th, 2016 at 4:54 pm
    Is any one else a little worried about VJ83??? he had 2 catches but look very slow and was single covered??? is the injury still bothering him, or age???????????

    I hate to see it end this way!! He played great for the Bucs!!!! And was one of the very few things that the popstar did right!!!!! and as great of a player he was, he is even more a very valued person in the Tampa Bay Area!!! I hope he has laid done roots as this area is better with VJ83 in it!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t see how Vincent Jackson was foreseable or how it was Licht’s fault. Don’t try to tell me he should have addressed the position in the off season. There was a lot of turnover. I think he addressed plenty.

    And it isn’t like Jackson has not been worth the money up until now.

    But…he’s done in Tampa.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Props to The Buc Realist

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…he’s done. Period. Not just in Tampa.

  9. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Dallasbuc, the man had recovered, and got re injured. Please, find another team to be a “fan” of. We don’t need “fans” like you.

  10. Jason Says:

    Dallas buc Jason Licht is one hell of a GM. I can draft some talent his free agency isn’t something to be desired, but not entirely his fault. They only brought VJax back for Jameis’s growth. Let us see maybe Louis Murphy coming back will make a difference and put him at second wide receiver.

  11. lightningbuc Says:

    Good news! Roberto Aguayo played WR in the 4th grade! Thanks Jason.

  12. DB55 Says:

    Goodbye, V-Jax.

    Thanks for the memories.

  13. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    I remember that post Realist. I went back and watched the game and agree that he’s been a step or two (maybe 3) off all year. Go Bucs!

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, clearly we could use some new blood. Get a couple aged vets on 1 year deals.

  15. KoetterTheDumbass Says:

    That idiot Licht couldn’t tell a wide receiver from a right tackle! He should have read the tea leaves during the offseason, it wasn’t exactly rocket science!!

  16. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    I wonder if Bellicheat would have waited until kickoff to announce something like this?

  17. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    It definitely sucks to see such a good guy, and a hell of a player like Vincent Jackson go down like this. I wish him luck. Alas, Father Time remains undefeated.

  18. Name Required Says:

    That second-round receiver we got looks good, though… Oh, wait.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Roddy White

  20. DallasBuc Says:

    Im starting to think Free Pass Licht is just throwing players on IR so he has ample excuses to build a case for his continued employment here in Tampa.

  21. EA Says:

    This didn’t shock any bucs fan, what is surprising is the lack of signing or drafting a WR. Maybe they were counting on Bell.

  22. Jason Says:

    In this years draft would really like to Mike Williams if have no shot at Peppers and Garrett

  23. DallasBuc Says:

    Tough luck Blake. Great fans like this tend to stick around for the long haul unlike tourists like you and the lousy list of HCs and GMs over the last 10 years.

  24. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Buc Bonzai

    Its a said day in Tampa Bay!!! We lost a great player back in 2015 when he got injured!!!!

    But for those who do not know. In the Summer of 2013 josh freeman was m.i.a for his own football camp!!! So early in the morning VJ83 threw down his coffee and raced over there so the kids could see a real Buccaneer Football Player!!!! No compensation and he was happy to do it!!!! There are a hundred of stories like this!!!! So we all thank you VJ83, a True Buccaneer!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!

  25. lightningbuc Says:

    Blake_Bucsfan Says:
    October 18th, 2016 at 5:36 pm
    Dallasbuc, the man had recovered, and got re injured. Please, find another team to be a “fan” of. We don’t need “fans” like you.

    Sorry, but DallasBuc is spot on. This is exactly why you do NOT trade up to draft a kicker in the 2nd round. Everyone and their mother knew the Bucs were thin at WR depth (and safety), yet our pool jumpin’ GM wanted a kicker that Jaboo recommended. NOT GOOD!

  26. Architek Says:

    We cried and begged for WR upgrade last off-season and now Murphy again shows why he’s undefeated.

    If it can happen it will happen and it did. Thanks Bucs front office.

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I say try Griimes at WR 😉

  28. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Get well soon V jack. Thanks for all of those years of service. It was fun watching you, even when the team was hot garbage.

    This should make the “jackson is hurting this team” crowd happy. They think he is making the team worse by being on the field. Can’t wait to see who fills his shoes.

  29. Vincente Says:

    Thanks v jax. You came to Tampa and did what you were asked and more. You are great on and off the field. All I have to say is thank you for everything. Good luck from here on out big man.

  30. Buc1987 Says:


    I’m going to take Vincent’s place. Cause what’s the difference.

  31. getaclue Says:

    Might be a name not many considering, but Brian Hartline is available, he is under 30, (29) 6’2″ and put up some good games last year with terrible qb play

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I say the team won’t miss Jackson. He barely got thrown to anyway.

  33. Dave Pear Says:

    It was a pleasure watching you play VJAX. Thanks for the memories.
    At least you ended your career with a Win.

  34. Dave Pear Says:

    It was a pleasure watching you play VJAX. Thanks for the memories.
    At least you ended your career with a Win.

  35. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Buc Bonzai

    Thats right!!! its like you have to get open or something around here!!!!

    RIP the “Dunkaneers”!!!!!!!!!!

  36. lightningbuc Says:

    “Joe had clamored for Mohammed Sanu and Darius Heyward-Bey, and a long look at Roddy White.”


    Joe also had clamored for a “team friendly contract extension” for Josh Freeman and the drafting of one John Manziel, so there’s that.

  37. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    • Draft – WR Malachi Dupre (LSU)
    • FA – Terrance Williams (Dallas)

  38. unbelievable Says:

    @87 the difference is V-Jax would get open but Jaboo couldn’t hit him.

    This is one less player opposing defenses will be worried about game planning for, even if he was having a lousy year. Time for Shep or Shorts to see if they can step up.

    Thanks for everything V-Jax! Wish we could have put your talent to better use (playoffs). Get healthy sir!

  39. unbelievable Says:

    Joe, any word on Cecil Shorts status?

  40. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Malachi Dupre “Savage SZN” LSU Wide Receiver Ultimate 2015 Highlights

  41. PRBucFan Says:

    Thanks for the productive years in TB VJ!!!!

    And thank you for all yu have accomplished off the field with the military and with our community.

    You are a great man.


  42. UPTWNKODA Says:

    Licht needs to get on the phone with his old GM buddy from Arizona Steve Kline and get a deal done for Micheal Floyd, since it looks like he fallen to 4th behind both Brown and JJ.Nelson. Huge WR with speed and Size!

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    unbelievable….I still don’t see where there’s a huge drop off from me to VJax at this point anyways. Whether Jameis overthrows me or him.

  44. lightningbuc Says:

    VJAX’s accomplishments transcended the football field. He IS a great man amongst the Tampa Bay community. Thank You!

  45. Ndog Says:

    I hate to say this but we got better today.

  46. PAUL BLALOCK Says:

    2 Tight End sets are coming……..Brate & Locker

  47. The Buc Realist Says:

    But for those who do not know. In the Summer of 2013 josh freeman was m.i.a for his own football camp!!! So early in the morning VJ83 threw down his coffee and raced over there so the kids could see a real Buccaneer Football Player!!!! No compensation and he was happy to do it!!!! There are a hundred of stories like this!!!! So we all thank you VJ83, a True Buccaneer!!!!!! A man among boys on that roster!!!!!

  48. Kobe Faker Says:

    Who posted this many times months before the draft?

    2016 worst free agent signing JR Sweezy
    2016 worst contract. Vincent keyshawn jackson

    Kobe faker

    “I was persecuted and crusified for my teachings and visions (mostly from poster stpetebucsfan)”

  49. Tampa Tony Says:

    Dominik’s only good FA signing thanks the good memories Vjax

  50. unbelievable Says:

    Well if by “this point” you mean now that he has suffered an ACL injury, I would have to agree with you sir.

  51. PRBucFan Says:

    Lol who cares?

    To compare Meshawn to VJ is quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.

  52. tmaxcon Says:

    this is not a surprise. bucs should have had a backup plan you can’t sign injury prone declining players without backup plans. vjax, martin and mccoy all useless.

  53. BucFan20 Says:

    Just one less for you to bit!h about tmax.

  54. tmaxcon Says:


    yes sir… I’ll stop bitching with they start winning and stop paying players with no heart and who are never on the field…. 93 and 22 next for IR should be within 2 to 4 weeks and they both will be done. it’s the pattern after all… Remember it’s not bitching if it’s accurate.

  55. PRBucFan Says:

    IR because of a ham string pull? I’m curious were you down on 22 last year?

    Also did you just say VJ has no heart?

    lol Bro, that alone gives us reason to not read another post you type.

  56. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Thanks Vjax

  57. PRBucFan Says:

    On the decline because of AGE, sure.

    Lack of heart? Not even questionable lol. No way, no how.

  58. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Ring the Kenny Bell!

  59. PRBucFan Says:

    P.S. He played despite that injury occurring against the panties.

  60. tmaxcon Says:


    93 and 22 have no heart. not vjax. I appreciate what vjax has done and has a vet I appreciate what he does in the veteran community however that does not offset the fact he he can no longer play football and should NOT have been brought back. It was too big of a gamble bringing vjax back with no help… I was on the fence with martin extension giving his history and the fact he does NOT score. Turns out Joe was right he should have been franchised then they could walk from his 50/50 arse. His extension was a mistake without a true backup running back. Not preparing and always hoping players with injury history are magically going to be healthy is part of the reason the bucs spend more time int he basement than not…. Bucs will never win consistently until they stop rewarding injury prone average players like they are stars… see martin and see mccoy… simple as that.

  61. gotbbucs Says:

    It’s not like they need to replace very much production. Still, depth at WR could have easily been had and they chose to sit on their hands.

  62. Mike Johnson Says:

    Word is Kenny Bell was seen dishin out orders at a Church’s chicken over on central ave in St Pete. HE is available and hold a clipboard. Good Luck VJ. You gave us what you had. You are..officially done!

  63. MJB Says:

    Joe – how do you know Licht didn’t pursue Roddy White or Mohammed Sanu, etc and they chose elsewhere thus making the decision to keep VJax?

  64. PRBucFan Says:

    Just making sure you weren’t saying that about VJax lol.

    I’m on the fence about McCoy. He’s hurt way too often for my taste and isn’t present enough during important drives imo.

    As far as dougie goes when he’s healthy i’m of the opinion he has become a legitimate threat on the field. This season for me will tell a lot as far as consistency goes.

  65. tmaxcon Says:


    i agree with you 100% dog is fantasitic when healthy but if you only play half the time how does the team get above .500 when all their stars miss half the games. it’s not negative nanny like the young lady suggests it’s REALITY… Bucs have far to many players in key positions that are always hurt.

  66. Billy Buc N Brazil Says:

    Offer the G-Men 2 first rounders for OBJ. One never knows. That would be a sick combo Evans and OBJ.

  67. tmaxcon Says:


    i complained all off-season how counting on vjax was a huge gamble. I caught crap from the usually rosey colored glasses crowd lead by Trumps buddy StPete… it’s been 14 years my old a$$ aint getting any younger. It be nice to win a meaningful game in the next few years before Jameis get’s Grubered… Hell and even maybe a playoff game win. i don’t care how nice of a guy or what the hell they do in the community if they can’t play on Sunday it’s all meaningless.

  68. Issic Haggins Says:

    Bonsai you may need to seek some help with your glasses as you aren’t seeing what most peeps see and that was Jackson being injured multiple times last season and not playing a down for a good portion !!! Sorry but nearly every poster new that we had problems at WR. Licht is walking a slippery slope ,he got lucky with his o line last year but he has left his franchise QB vulnerable with o line last year, rb for three games this year and WR this year. Every GM alive knows that protecting your QB and surrounding him with sufficient weapons trumps everything else!! Even a place kicker !!! Licht has done some good things but he had better wake up fast as there are some things that could happen here real soon that could accelerate his exit very very fast !!! I suggest leaning hard on your scouting dept and making Verner, your 6 and 7 next year and perhaps Glennon all available . If the Jets lose another game I would even consider going after Marshal and I would have the scouts scouring the 2018 free agents on bad teams . If 3 regresses or gets injured pushing too hard to cover Lichts foolishness the Glazers will have his ass !!!

  69. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I love a smart businessman like VJAX, he was able to milk the Bucs for $55,555,555. He has businesses all over Tampa, bought and paid for by the Bucs. if i’m a 2017 free agent, I miss be begging my agent to contact Jason Licht. There’s enough cheese in Tampa for all of the bums in the NFL. Only the Bucs would have taken the $12,209,000 cap hit to retain VJAX, the other 31 teams would have cut him before camp started. VJAX, Sweezy, GMC, Doug Martin salary is enough cheese to feed the poor folks of Polk County for the next 20 years. I’m not hating on them, I wish it was me. Get that free cheese.

  70. BucTrooper Says:

    Pull the trigger and trade for someone.

  71. LakeLandBuc Says:

    error. miss meant to be will

  72. PRBucFan Says:

    I can understand that

  73. The Buc Realist Says:

    To supplement Tmaxcon’s comment! I have no problem with keeping VJ83 this year and his high salary. If he told the GM that he is rehabbing and wanted one more year, I think he has earned that chance from the Bucss!!!!!! That being said, most knew that this was at best his last year, This was the offseason to try some 3rd or 4th round wr, or free agent that should have backed up that gamble.

    Looking at the roster, and one could argue that louis murphy might be by far the second best wr option on this team and that is embarrassing!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  74. Rrsrq Says:

    Justin Hunter was out there, now he s scoring touchdowns for Buffalo.

  75. tmaxcon Says:

    The Buc Realist

    that’s exactly right. vjax earned the right to come back where the bucs screwed up is not bringing in a vet as insurance and the failed gambles on some young players mainly bell who is not nfl talent.

  76. Tom S. Says:

    10 million was not a good return on investment. But it could be worse, at least VJax played this year :::cough:::Sweezy:::cough:::

    Really earning your money Licht. Heck of a year for you. Next time you jump in pool, just stay there. Thanks.

  77. Pawel Says:

    Wish we drafted a WR that could of developed iny 4 games and OTAs.

  78. Kevin Says:

    Thank you for the recent years Vjax. Great role model, very involved with out military and community. Nkt gonna bash the guy beat of luck too you. Obviously his body isnt having much more.of it.

  79. martinii Says:

    So much for the highly anticipated threesome, Evans, Jackson, and ASJ. Going forward Evans and Humphries are going to have to step up and you know Evans will be double teamed by all our opponents. Can’t really blame anyone, who would have figured all the injuries. Unless we have a sleeper in the basement or there’s a FA hiding in the bushes somewhere it’s going to be a long season.

  80. ThunderSack Says:

    Great guy for the community. It sucks if he ends his awesome career like that. Speedy recovery, VJax!

    Now I wonder who is available in free agency or if a trade is available?

  81. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Isn’t Roddy White still available? Don’t trade unless we get a sure thing. We have a boatload of cash for a WR next year.

  82. Seminole Bill Says:

    Now is the time to put Glennon up for trade, even if the best we can do is a third string receiver. Glennon is gone at the end of this year; at least get something for him.

  83. MadMax Says:

    Gonna miss you VJAX! Wish you were back to your old form and able to play but it is what it is man. Thanks for trying to tough it out.

    Well, we’re def going WR 1st next year, and probably safety 2nd.

    Who could we even think of trading? Not much, and who we have is really needed. Glennon, maybe plus a 4th for someone. yuck.

  84. #BreatheThruAguaybrowz19 Says:

    Roddy White = Upgrade

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

    Haha you tell em Joe! VJax was a class act and will be missed. Need more players like him around the Bucs! Go Bucs!

  86. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Roddy White only want to play for a contender, that eliminate the Bucs.

  87. Reach87 Says:

    The problem I (and I suspect others) have with your posts is the character assasination (no heart). Quoting numbers, availability, and such can be fact. Determining heart is a stretch and dilutes your message. It my paints YOU in a bad light, not the players you are talking about. It’s unreasonable for you, in your position, to say 22 and 93 have no heart. Spend more time on the quantifiable and you’ll be much more acceptable as a fan and not as easily dismissed.

  88. RustyRhino Says:

    Thank you Mr. Jackson, I am glad you are on our team. Wish we would have had you here your whole NFL career. Get healthy, keep on keeping on helping the Military families around Tampa and our great nation. Your work ethic in life on and off the field is an inspiration to many of us not as fortunate as yourself to be playing a game and getting paid well to do it. My next trip to Tampa I will be eating at your restaurant. I am looking forward to it.
    Sad day in Buccaneer Nation!

  89. RustyRhino Says:

    Tmaxcon “yes sir… I’ll stop bitching with they start winning”

    You did watch the game on Monday night did you not? That was a win so we they winning. Stop B!TCHING.

  90. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Thank you, V-Jax! I feel bad that he wasn’t able to play for a winning organization. Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark-loving ex-GM Mark Dominik simply couldn’t build a good team, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. At the time, it was all about #5, hence the $55 million contract. Now, it is all about #3.

  91. tmaxcon Says:


    One damn win and you are sold. raise your standards…


    I am not real concerned what others think. Most of the people who have issues are fan boys who fall in love with mediocrity… See Glennon Mob

    For the trade Glennon folks above. Glennon has ZERO value… No one is going to give up a pick for a 10 game rental of a bad backup with no upside.

  92. MJB Says:

    Funny how Buc fans would all take Julian Edelman in a heartbeat…his name is Adam Humphreys…check the stats this year folks. The top 5 WR in NFC plus upcoming Edelman type is still better than most rosters have in NFL right now…we can weather this considering VJax production this season

  93. Kobe Faker Says:

    Im surprised no reports of russell shepard being the #2 wr

    I think he is our best option and better than cecil shorts or anyone else

    I wonder if we trade for jeremy butler like a 7th rounder

    I guess tommorrows practice will be very interesting

  94. D-Rome Says:

    While hindsight is 20/20 this obviously is another poor decision made during free agency. Not too many people thought he had anything left in the tank.

  95. CalBucsFan Says:

    Hey Joe, aren’t Marques Colton and Roddy White still out there? I would be happy with either (or both) of them. Come on Licht, let’s give our QB the tools to light up the scoreboard! How sweet would that be to have White catch TDs against the Falcons to move in to first place!

  96. Kobe Faker Says:

    Humphreys is no edelman or beasley…lol

    Those 2 can beat man coverage with their quickness and route running skills

    Hump is not in their leauge, not even close

    I like hump and o think he can get alot more targets if koetter the clown schemes more rub plays/bunch sets for him to clear his man

    I have no doubt glazers going to bring in a outside 3rd party consultant to evaluate jason licht and the personnel dept

    “I wish jon robinson was still here” Darcie Glazer

  97. DB55 Says:

    Lichts next move or lack thereof will speak volumes about what this org is about. Will they sit on their arse and do nothing or will they try to make the team better? And by better I don’t mean some udfa out of a div IV school.

  98. BigMacAttack Says:

    VJax is a great person and an excellent role model. I wish him all the best and a speedy recovery. I hope to see him on the NFL network.

  99. BucTrooper Says:

    This is the point in the Licht regime where you have to step up and show the fan base that you’re not content with just “riding out the season” on hope and prayers. You have to make a move to get better and even if it’s a failure, at least you made the move. You sign a Roddy White, or a M. Colston or you broker a trade with someone. That does 2 things: it shows the fans you’re not just biding time until another Draft and it shows the PLAYERS that THIS SEASON STILL COUNTS.

    I think about the Mets last year when they traded for Cespedes at the deadline even thought they knew he was a rental and they rode his hot bat to the World Series. The NFC South is WEAK this year. The Bucs have 2 road wins already in the South. They don’t have to be content with the Wild Card.

    Pull the trigger, make it happen. I, for one, am sick of “if” and “hope” and “catch a break” being part of the Tampa Bay annual game plan.

  100. DB55 Says:

    Is anyone else as surprised as I am that VJax played while hurt? Amazing the guy had a bum knee and it didn’t keep him off the field. That’s pretty amazing. He even had a big first down in the fourth to give us a chance at the win. Wow simply Wow. Where do you find football players like this?

  101. DallasBuc Says:

    Joes- so some good ol fashioned middle school name calling is all you got? That is a poll from March. A poll done prior to IR Sweeny being shelved prior to ever suiting up for a single practice. A poll prior the wise and savvy decision to spend a 2nd round pick on a freaking place kicker. A poll prior to never acquiring adequate talent and depth at the receiver position to start the season much less get through a whole season. A poll prior to the marrying of a major local media outlet covering the team and the general manager of that team for the purpose of rolling out an ironic celebration of JBF Jason Licht Kool Ale!
    Maybe I’m not the dumbA here. Maybe what I’m saying is simply on point and clearly uncomfortable?

  102. Nick Says:

    Oh no! There goes our Super Bowl chances!! Come on guys, give me a break. Joey Galloway played how long? You don’t know if a guy is done, until he’s done. I agree the Aguayo pick was a mistake, for now…but we may be singing a different song in a year or two or three. Either way, Bucs had more pressing defensive needs, not the offense that received 13 of the previous 14 picks, or did you guys forget that?

    Sit back n relax, the games are competitive, defense is playing better, we could be .500 in a few weeks!

  103. DB55 Says:

    STOP THE PRESSES!!!! According to the Tampabay Times the Bucs are working out former basketball player and Australian rules football player Eric Wallace. That’s great, we shouldn’t skip a beat with this guy.

  104. The Buc Realist Says:


    count me as “not surprised”!!!! especially when they attacked him for not running to the endzone to celerbrate!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    September 19th, 2016 at 7:42 am
    On the VJ issue, I spoke about it right after the game last week, and watching the same thing this week, it is pretty obvious!!!!! The Injury from last year is still a factor!!! when he makes his cuts, watch how rounded his routes are, they are no where near a 90, and more of a rounded arc ( pablo would say it was an elongated arc) on his cuts!!! So when no the leg injury is still bothering him and no sense jumping up and down in the endzone to waste energy!!! Most likely he is “numbing” it so he can block and run on it!! VJ87 is not a huge celebration guy to begin with, and just being on the field is an accomplishment at this point!!!

    The question is, Is it going to get better??? Because we can not force feed the whole offense thru ME13!!!! This is the second game with no effective run game, The TE can be counted on for 5 catches a game!!! And 80% of the time, the WR’s cannot get open!!!

  105. DB55 Says:

    I must admit I was bashing him for lack of interest.

  106. Jeagan1999 Says:

    V-Jack was…IS…a class act and a hell of a good ball player! If he has played his last down in the NFL, he can hold his head high as he walks away, knowing that he was one of the few “big money” free agents who was actually worth the contract he signed! He will be missed in Tampa and the NFL!

    Life still goes on this season…can we swing a trade for another big WR? Would Ashlon Jeffries be available?

  107. SB with Jameis Says:

    Dumbass, here’s the link to the last Jason Licht Confidence poll. Joe even wrote about Team Glazer’s reaction to it. … Joe puts up GM polls in the offseason. Joe firmly believes that GMs don’t coach and a poll on them in-season is rather insignificant. –Joe
    LOL funniest response I’ve ever seen from you Joe. Carry on brother!! 🙂

  108. Buc1987 Says:

    DB…nope it’s “Dear” Dumbass. lol

  109. PRBucFan Says:

    I’m personally high on Hump.

    I think if winston hits him when he’s open more often like he was able to early on, people would be talking about him much more.

  110. Crabdogg Says:

    This would only matter if the QB was accurate enough to hit WR’s. Obviously that’s not the case so this shouldn’t impact the season much.

  111. LargoBuc Says:

    Suddenly we have no weapons out side of Evans. I guess we didn’t before the anouncement, but still. For all of the offensive drafting done by Licht, we sure dont got much to show for it. We got Evans, who will be elite, just hppe it’s in Tampa. ASJ, gone. Sims, has potential as a situational back but two out of three years he has missed eight games or more. Kevin Pamphile, awesome third day pick. Jameis, he should be fine once his mechanics are a bit less raw. Don Smith, would be better at right tackle or guard, except all three spots are filled. Ali Marpet, solid. Kenny Bell and Kaelin Clay…Joey Losefa and Dan Vitale…So we got our qb, a top 15 receiver and a couple guards. Oh and perhaps a situational, injury prone running back. So we are better off than we were in 2013 with Glennon and Schiano. But man, Sterling Shepard was RIGHT THERE! Drafting Aguayo was irresponsible. Did Licht really think our offense would be fine? Did he not watch the team at all last year? I respect VJax but how much impact at best could a 35(?) Year old have coming off a knee surgery. I think Licht git a LITTLE full of himself, thinking he could do no wrong after the “grandslam”. And lets be honest, we dont have another reciever to take the double teams off of Evans. Not Hump, Brate, Shorts

  112. mike10 Says:

    Joe, why did the Bucs wait a week to get an MRI? They could have picked someone up and had him in the film room for 14 days… what gives

  113. celly Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    October 18th, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    I don’t see how Vincent Jackson was foreseable or how it was Licht’s fault. Don’t try to tell me he should have addressed the position in the off season. There was a lot of turnover. I think he addressed plenty.

    And it isn’t like Jackson has not been worth the money up until now.

    But…he’s done in Tampa.

    I disagree Bonzai…

    Granted, no one can verify whether Licht made attempts at grabbing a premium WR in the offseason or not, but i think not signing one or hell, even drafting one, was a mistake.

    With that being said, I think Butler would’ve been on the active roster had we not had to make roster moves due to all the injuries we had lately. Oh well, he’s on the Jets now. Water under the bridge.

  114. celly Says:

    October 18th, 2016 at 6:09 pm
    Licht needs to get on the phone with his old GM buddy from Arizona Steve Kline and get a deal done for Micheal Floyd, since it looks like he fallen to 4th behind both Brown and JJ.Nelson. Huge WR with speed and Size!

    That’s a excellent idea. The question is, what type of compensation would they require for him?

  115. cmurda Says:

    VJAX gave it his all and remains one of our all-time best FA pickups. Nothing but love for him from me. Thanks so much VJAX. Sadly, this is probably the end. The Bucs are obviously in no rush to make a move with him as he decides if he will continue his football career but for all intents and purposes we probably have seen the last of him as a Buc.

  116. cmurda Says:

    P.S. I vote yes on Floyd if the compensation required is not astronomical.

  117. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Not Vjax fault, Father Time catches up with all great athletes, look at Peyton, Mike Vick and Roddy White. Speaking of white, no need to sign another washed up receiver. I say we make a strong push for Alson Jeffery next offseason.

  118. "That guy" Says:

    Draft prediction. 1st round wr, 2nd round either SS or RT, 3rd round FS,SS, or RT.

  119. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    In this situation Dominik would panic and make a quick trade for a WR that ends up not panning out and wasting a pick in the process. Here’s to hoping Licht doesn’t trade unless it’s a clear win for the Bucs. Otherwise he’ll prove to be just another run-of-the-mill GM trying to cover his ass in panic mode. We don’t need more of that.

    When you’re desperate, teams drive the price up because they know they have you by the balls. This is exactly what happened with the Vikings earlier this year when Bridgewater went down. They were getting reamed with one-sided offers but they had to have a decent QB so they bit the bullet and took it.

    Difference is, the Bucs aren’t in the Vikings position of being playoff-ready and needing one player to get it done. The Bucs still need at least 6-7 starters before they’re even in contention for a playoff spot. No need to break the bank and mortgage the future for a big-name WR right now. The price will be at its maximum and the return will be sketchy. Just suck it up, deal with it, trade only if a good deal is offered, and start planning for next year.

  120. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Here are the positions the Bucs need another starter at before they can seriously talk playoffs:

    LT (moving Smith to RT; he’s allowed more pressures than any LT in the NFL)
    DE (obviously; no edge rush)
    S (obviously; the CB’s have nothing reliable behind them)
    RB (they have nothing after Martin)
    TE (a talented dual-purpose TE is a must)
    WR (last but not least; in fact they really need two of them)
    DT (McCoy isn’t getting younger and neither is McDonald)

  121. MadMax Says:

    Yeah, we’re probably picking around the 6-9 range. I say unless its a star potential, trade it down into the teens, and then trade down that pick. Then start the process of building our future. I think WR Mike Williams will be there in the 20’s. Notice how Bellicheat trades down and yet is usually in contention year in and out.

  122. Bob in Valrico Says:

    good luck VJAX, enjoyed watching you are a class act and great teammate.

  123. godzilla13 Says:

    I thought we were supposed to be getting healthy during the bye-week? Every year the same players get injured and if the GM could not see this coming he needs to eat some more carrots. Jackson was far and away our second best receiver on this team and without him, just like last year, the offense will struggle. Licht was counting on Jackson playing a full season as well as Louis Murphy returning. In FA he should have made a move for either Anquan Boldin, who was available forever and has become the go to receiver for the Lions. Travis Benjamin or Rishard Matthews were available as well. James Jones or Roddy White? Not to draft a single WR this year is not very smart.