Don’t Be Dumb With DJax

August 6th, 2017

Safety J.J. Wilcox explains.

Here is the cool thing about DeSean Jackson.

We all know his wheels are killer. Well, Joe noticed yesterday at practice that Bucs corners were trying to jump the route on him. On one play, Joe didn’t catch who the corner was, it was a jump on Jackson on the right side. The corner missed the ball and Jackson turned a short gain into a chain-mover with his wheels.

Joe got to thinking and put this on Twitter: Memo to opposing defenses: If you are going to jump the route on DeSean Jackson, you better get your hands on the ball.

A little later talking to new Bucs safety J.J. Wilcox, he agreed. Playing for the Cowboys all of his four-years in the NFL prior to signing with the Bucs, Wilcox went up against Jackson, previously with the Redskins, twice a year.

Basically, Wilcox said only a fool would want to gamble on Jackson.

“Let me tell you: I’ve been playing against DeSean for four years,” Wilcox explained. “He is a player. He is a baller. You have to pick and choose. You want to give up the hitch or give up the touchdown?

“I tell my DBs all the time, let’s protect deep [on Jackson]. We can live to play another day, we can live to play another down.

“DeSean is going to make our team and our defense better.”

That’s the thing Joe heard from Vernon Hargreaves. If he can hang with Jackson in practice, then he can hang with just about anyone.

That’s also why Joe is getting geeked about this defense. If they are giving an offense with the weapons like America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, Cam Brate and Jackson trouble most of the time, they should be fine against others.

11 Responses to “Don’t Be Dumb With DJax”

  1. Bobby Says:

    You got that right! Bucs will be bad to the bone both sides of the ball!

  2. BucsQcCity Says:

    The nice thing is that a hitch might be a touchdown too. Can’t believe we have him on the roster

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    With all the talk about our offense (Weapons for Winston), I am starting to believe that our defense will surprise. We have talent and depth.

  4. DB55 Says:

    Good, they need to be ready for OBJ in a few weeks. Godspeed!

  5. uckinator Says:

    I wonder if the spread against New England has come down ?

  6. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    DB will obj be ready??? Seems like he more focused on touring wit Drake, getting BIG @$$ tattoos of men placed on him and becoming the nfl’s highest paid player more so than football. Felicia a head case, I’m more concerned wit Marshall that week than her.

  7. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    What’s really amazing about DJax aside from the speed that he has been able to maintain, is the fact that he put up pretty decent numbers without having the best talent around him. Think about it:

    2008-2013 his QB’s were Donovan McNabb at the end of his career, Jeff Garcia, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick (see Donovan McNabb) and Nick Foles. The only really good reciever with him was Jeremy Macklin.

    2014-2016 his QB’s were RGIII, Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins (decent QB, but far from great. The best WR was a decent Pierre Garcon.

    Mike Evans is far and away the best WR he’s teamed up with (early reports of Godwin and OJ look promising) and I’ll put Jameis up against any of those QB’s even taking into consideration his struggles with the long ball.

  8. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Just read the breaking news that the NFL suspended Falcons starting CB Jalen Collins ten games for violating the league’s policy against PEDs. I look forward to seeing what a healthy Bucs WR corps can do against the Falcons secondary.

  9. Rick Says:

    I have been a fan of the team since moving from Cali in 94. As much as I thoroughly love this team, I still have the ability to be objective and tempered with my enthusiasm when warranted. Right now every fiber of my being feels this team is poised for something great, and not for just one year. The rest of the collective of the NFL will soon be asking “WHERE THE HELL DID THIS TEAM COME FROM”?

  10. Wright in Montana Says:

    “Just read the breaking news that the NFL suspended Falcons starting CB Jalen Collins ten games for violating the league’s policy against PEDs. I look forward to seeing what a healthy Bucs WR corps can do against the Falcons secondary.”

    It doesn’t matter, Bucs dont play the dirty birds until week 11.

  11. Doctor Stroud Says:

    @Wright: you are correct, so I suppose that means that I just got “dumb with DJax”, something Joe told us not to do! I’ll chalk it up to a temporary case of proprioception. Another report indicated that the Falcons might cut him because of “trust issues”, so that would benefit the Bucs later in the season when they face the Falcons. I’m not sure it matters if the Falcons face a healthy Bucs WR corps. The NFL season is often a war of attrition, and I am hopeful that the Bucs can take over the division with Falcons Super Bowl hangover, Panthers QB with a bum shoulder, and Saints QB’s battle with father time.