DeSean Jackson No. 2

June 1st, 2017

Home run threat.

Chicks dig the long ball. And in the NFL, so do dudes.

And it seems the Bucs have one of the most dangerous home run threats now stalking the field. When Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht signed DeSean Jackson this offseason, it gave the Bucs offense and, in particular, it game America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, home run power like Albert Pujols in his prime.

That’s the word from good guy Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report. He ran through the rosters and the stats of each NFL team and he tabbed Jackson as the No. 2 home run threat in football.

But the receptions themselves don’t tell the whole story. Jackson drew five pass-interference penalties for 169 yards last season, according to Football Outsiders. So tack five more big plays (including fouls that netted 46 and 50 yards) onto Jackson’s numbers.

Now in Tampa, Jackson joins Mike Evans, and rookies O.J. Howard and Chris Godwin in what will quickly grow into one of the NFL’s most dangerous receiving corps. Few receivers can outjump a defender for a contested pass like Evans. Godwin is an up-and-coming Evans clone. Howard has the tools to be the NFL’s next great all-purpose tight end.

And no one makes opposing safeties line up 18 yards off the ball and backpedal at the snap quite like Jackson. Defenders do more than respect him. They sometimes just give up and grab him.

Now this is why Joe likes Tanier so much, aside from the fact he’s a hilarious dude to swill craft beer with in downtown Indianapolis. It’s an angle Joe never thought of. Jackson is so feared by defenders, they’d rather get flagged than get turned to charcoal. So he is actually responsible for more explosive plays.

It’s sort of like the NBA. Can’t stop a guy from driving to the hoop? Take him out. NFL corners apparently do that with Jackson because it is so futile to hang with him.

Damn, football this fall is going to be fun.

12 Responses to “DeSean Jackson No. 2”

  1. Toe to Leather Says:

    Yep, Weapons of Pass Destruction!!

  2. Leon Brown Says:

    DeSean is gonna be a great asset for the Bucs…… Speak Softly and Carry that big stick

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    Humphries, Brate, and even Auclair likely will play nice roles as well. Quite a nice WR and TE roster.

  4. Lunchbox Says:

    Can’t wait to see how this season shakes out. WAY too early to say, but barring serious injuries, my guess is 11-5 this season.

  5. Toe to Leather Says:

    Let’s not forget Walker.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Fast action Jackson assisting the Bucs point totals. That’ll put a smile on Bucs fans faces.

  7. Leighroy Says:

    I’m pumping the brakes on Chris Godwin being an “up and coming Mike Evans clone.”

    Unless the dude plans on growing 4″ and 20 lbs, accumulating 1,000 yards in his first 3 seasons and helicoptering over defenders for TDs, a clone of ME13 he is not.

  8. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    ALL GAS no brakes!!!

  9. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m on board with “Weapons of pass destruction”. Blows away “Siege the day””.

  10. unbelievable Says:


    This time it’s not a lie!

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Hope DJax can stay healthy. He’s played all 16 games twice in his 9 year career.

  12. LakeLandBuc Says:

    You still need to show up for OTAs to learn the new offense, that you will be a major part of. I know it’s underwear football, but the new man need to be there.