DeSean Jackson Talks Interception Prevention

March 16th, 2017

Stunning talk

The Bucs’ new big-money receiver, nine-year veteran DeSean Jackson, made one hell of a bold claim on WDAE-AM 620 last week.

Joe had to re-listen a few times to let it sink in.

Speaking to Pat and Aaron, Jackson said he’s only been overthrown a couple of times in the NFL.


“I don’t really allow guys, with me being smaller, if I can’t get it no one’s going to get it,” Jackson said of him taking pride in being a great target for his quarterback.

“I’ve been overthrown a couple of times, but that’s rare. So even if it’s underthrown to be still able to go up and make plays on the football is something that I have. I’m agile at any given time to, if the ball’s underthrown, to stop, adjust my body, still catch the ball and then hopefully make it into the end zone.

“Just really being able to have the precise decision that when I run my routes, this is what [Jameis] is going to get out of it. I’m going to be determined to get to the spot, get open and beat the defender.”

Jackson has 498 career catches with a ton of deep balls in there. So only overthrown twice? That’s sick, if accurate.

Jackson also has averaged 17.7 yards per catch in his career. That’s the second best average of this decade!

So is it fair to say interception totals for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, should come down this season?

Absolutely they should.

Jameis is averaging a little more more than one pick per game. If Jackson’s presence can translate into shaving a few picks off the season total, that would be huge.

Dirk Koetter is much like Lovie Smith in how much he believes that turnovers are a major key to wins and losses.

Jackson should be a difference-maker in that department. Just the single coverage coming to either Mike Evans or Jackson on any given play should get it done.

23 Responses to “DeSean Jackson Talks Interception Prevention”

  1. JimBuc2 Says:

    Not to mention opening up the box. Imagine UM’s David Njoku and Brate and just maybe Samaje Perine lining up with ME13 and DJax. Potent.

  2. ndog Says:

    If nothing else this should eliminate 1 receiver formations on our own goal line only two throw it up into a waiting double team. If D-Jax AND Evans are on the feild then they will have to double them both if they choose which should lead to Brate, Hump or Simms getting a great matchup underneath.

  3. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Y’all scoff at that notion but it is the truth. If the offense or defense is struggling sometimes all it takes is one turnover to make or break the game. Fameis to Action deep…….TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY!!!

  4. Tampa Tony Says:

    Turnovers are a huge key to winning in the NFL you can’t have your qb giving away free points and field position on average of 1 time a game and sometimes more.

    Typically the team that wins the turnover battle wins

    Once Jameis gets his turnovers under control he will be dangerous

  5. DB55 Says:

    has averaged 17.7 yards per catch in his career.
    That’s just disgusting. That’s slightly worse than heroine.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    I wonder what Pro Football Focus’ numbers say….

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    Finally a guy that Jameis CAN’T overthrow!

  8. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:


    That’s my dream team!

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Take good care of yourself DJax. Just stay healthy this season and our offense should shine.

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    I’m excited to have DJax on the team like most everyone else, but realistically we’ve added a grand total of ONE more weapon for Jameis. A (hopefully) potent weapon, granted, but still just ONE. Don’t see anyone else out there in FA who’d help us much, so it’s DRAFT OR BUST far as I’m concerned. Our present RBs are decent, but not that exciting. Our TEs are probably on par with most teams, but they’re not all that electric either. Both of those have to be priority needs in this draft, as well as a Center. Safety rounds out those top 4 to me. Throw in a DT/DE who can play a key rotational role, plus a speedy WR to learn from DJax for a yr or two and we’ll be all set. Oh wait, too many priority needs to fill in the draft? Hmmm, sure do wish we’d filled one of those priority needs with one of our top picks last year.

  11. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    They would come down a great deal more if he had a clean pocket and time to throw consistently.

  12. Big Marlon B Says:

    i think you’re taking it too literally when he says he’s been overthrown “a couple of times”. don’t be that guy Joe.

  13. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    That average will only increase with a talent like ME on the other side. Someone noted Alvin Harper’s best season average of 24.something one year in the 90s. He left out Michael Irvin being on the other side. Keep in mind Randy Moss had arguably his best season after joining the pats in year 10.

  14. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    WAY TO GO JASON LICHT!!!. I stated yesterday when you re-signed Hawley that you obviously weren’t serious about competing this year. On the other side of our division, a team that IS serious about competing this year, the Falcons, just landed Donatari Poe, who you could’ve landed on a one year prove it deal. Good luck with Hawley at center this year while Mangold and Kelce are still available to be had by any GM that’s actually SERIOUS about competing this year. It’s a Bucs life yet again.

  15. SCBucsFan Says:

    Buc4Lyfe, you expected Baker and Poe? And, in case you hadn’t noticed, Eagles fans trash Kelce while Mangold is being asked to move from center. Being a Bucs fan from day 1 I’m all for complaining but keep it realistic.

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    ^^^^^^SAY IT AINT SO BUC4LYFE?????!!!!!!?????….GO BUCS!!!!!

  17. bucs_365 Says:

    Joe Says:

    Dirk Koetter is much like Lovie Smith in how much he believes that turnovers are a major key to wins and losses.

    EVERY coach believes this, because it’s a fact. Duh. It’s not just Lovie and Dirk.

  18. bucs_365 Says:

    Settle down, B4L79…

    There’s a reason why Poe was still on the market. The Bucs got the DT they wanted in Baker. Maybe Poe is overrated?

    The conclusions you draw are idiotic.

  19. Joeypoppems Says:

    Yes, imo Poe is overrated. Fans wanted him because of the name, not the production.

  20. TeddyTB Says:

    I dont know what we are going to do about the oline. I dont understand why we cant bring in one of those veteran centers. Oj Howard would be the perfect fit in the first round him and maybe a Dee Dee Westbrook in the 3rd or 4th round. The attention to 13 & 11 would allow the other guys to eat. We’d see broken plays by the defense all day.

  21. bucNation Says:

    i wanna see what percentage of jameis INTs are from him trying to make a play on 3 & 4th and long and how many are when we’re down big in a game and trying to make a comeback, jameis is just a big play guy and had so much pride he’s always gonna go out on his “STICK” haha so i just feel that is a big part of jameiss game that should go down

  22. KangDooley Says:

    lowkey Jackson is really good at tempering his speed and tracking the ball in mid-air and its gotta be a bit hard overthrowing a human being as fast as DJack, but the ones that may get him are the passes Jameis lets sail on him when the route runner is headed towards the boundaries. Not a huge deal, but hopefully time, film study, and reps get him to iron that out

  23. Captain Big Stick Says:

    Ohhhh Jamies will overthrow ya a time or two… I love me some Jaboo but if ya can overthrow mike evans, ya can overthrow d-jax