Chemistry Already

July 28th, 2017

Fits like a glove.

[Update:] It was a beautiful thing to witness, even though it was underwear football.

America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, dropped back and hit DeSean Jackson coming in from the left side in perfect stride that was exposing the seam. The pass couldn’t have been more been more perfect, right at Jackson’s shoulder level, six-inches in front of his chest, just like Bill Walsh always wanted a pass. So smooth Jackson didn’t even have to blink.

Jackson then turned straight up field, split the safeties, and he was off to the races.

[Update:] The play can be viewed in this video on at the 0:25 mark.

Winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter couldn’t have drawn up a play on a whiteboard any better. It was the type of play Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht dreamed about when he signed Jackson — the kind Bucs fans thought of while guzzling beers all summer waiting for training camp to start.

For underwear football, it was close to the perfect play. Already one could sense a chemistry that has developed between Jameis and Jackson, to which the lightning fast receiver didn’t deny.

“Oh, yeah! We put in a lot of hard work this offseason,” Jackson said. “We are ready to move forward. This is where it counts.”

Of course, one can only get so much from underwear football. As Bill Belicheat said this week, in underwear football, receivers are not jammed at the line, to cite one example. Monday, pads are scheduled to go on and Jackson is looking forward to it.

“Yeah, that’s part of the process,” Jackson said. “The focus to be great, [training camp] is where it starts. We are excited about the opportunity and we will put in the work. “

Koetter added at his post-practice news conference that Jackson made three or four plays today.

It was broiling hot this morning, even in the shade. But for Bucs fans that came out, that one play between Jameis and Jackson was worth all the sweat and misery.

20 Responses to “Chemistry Already”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    F*ck yeah!

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    for the first time in bucs history the offense has multiple weapons that defensive coordinators actually fear on game days. good players are accounted for but not feared. finally bucs have players that will be feared in djax, jameis and evans.

  3. nate_tweetz Says:

    That play was nice. I thought the completion from Jamies to Desean, where Desean made an inside cut, then turned to his outside shoulder to make the catch was an even more impressive play. Jameis placed the ball on the outside and Desean turned right into it to pluck it out of the air. At least from my standpoint.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Yea I dare teams to try and jam DJax at the line.

    There’s a reason every time you watch tape on this cat you see CBs lined up 8-10 yards off of him. Licht noted that’s the way you can tell for sure that DeSean is as fast as ever – the way defenders play him.

    Speed Kills! And we finally have it. DJax, Godwin, Howard, Hump, McNichols. That’s a pretty fast group of options to have streaking downfield all at once or in any combination.

  5. CalibucFan Says:

    I just hope the offense doesn’t destroy our defense’s confidence.
    This year is going to be so exciting I can’t wait.

  6. carry that mofostick Says:

    happy days are here again people

  7. Phil Says:

    Maybe there’s a replay we can see?

  8. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    DeSean,Start Your Engine.. I’ve read the comments all summer.Many of you about to eat your words. Fameis with a proper arsenal of bonafide ballas. One word. PROBLEM.

  9. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    And please do us the favor of jamming DeSean NFL. Be our guest.

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yea, jam him and leave Evans in man on man. Good luck!


  11. R.O. Says:

    No way Djax is gonna run a seam or even an in-route when its hitting time.

  12. '74 Bucs fan Says:

    Yes – jam him at the line. Better yet, double team him – please.

  13. Papa578 Says:

    Throw me some Mike Alstott up in here and it would be damn near impossible to stop this offense. Sorry, went retro for a moment…

  14. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Here’s to hoping Djax can be effective another 3-5 years. It seems smaller speed WRs or smaller WRs in general have longer lifespans

    Steve Smith – played effectively till 37
    Joey Galloway – played till like 40

    Mike Wallace will be 31 this year; and was still burning defenses last year
    Tedd Ginn Jr hasn’t lost a step and is 32 years old

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    Galloway had 3 straight seasons over 1000 yards as a Buccaneer at the ages of 34, 35 and 36. He averaged about 17 yds per catch those years and never really lost a step. The only WR in Bucs history who was both very fast and also a very good receiver.

    Now we have DJax in a similar situation later in his career – but he’s only 30 coming to us. At the very least we can reasonably expect DeSean to do what he has always done well for at least another 3 years – the length of his contract.

    Just stay healthy DJax. Take good care of yourself. We got some Super Bowls to win while you are still in your prime bro.

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    difference between galloway and djax is galloway did not have a qb that put the fear in defenses.

  17. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Last three posters. Amen.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    True observation tmax.

    Garcia in 07 was actually one of the better QBs in our team history and played fairly well I thought – but the under achieving (offspring of former greats) duo of Chris Simms and Brian Griese in 2005 and especially the terrible trifecta of Simms, Gradkowski and Rattay in 2006 left damn near everything to be desired in a QB the 1st 2 years that Galloway got over 1000 yds for the Bucs.

  19. tmaxcon Says:


    man i already opened the Jameson but reading that list of past bucs qb’s has forced me to pick up the pace a bit. don’t worry BigHog is driving

  20. stpetebucsfan Says:

    At the very least we can reasonably expect DeSean to do what he has always done well for at least another 3 years

    Agree Pickgrin. As I said yesterday life is graded on the curve and if DJAX wants to be an impressive Buc those are reasonable expectations.

    Tmax…yeah agree about the QB…Jeff Garcia was a real gamer…he had #3’s heart but not his gun. In fact sadly poor Jeff had a rubber band arm and I grew so tired of underthrown balls and WR’s waiting and waiting for a ball to get to them. I loved Garcia’s heart and effort…he just did not have an NFL arm and used his guts and smarts to create a career waaay longer than one would have expected.

    Oh and he did have great taste in the ladies…what a wife!!!