Is DeSean Jackson Jealous?

September 6th, 2017

Interesting back and forth on the preseason-game sidelines between DeSean Jackson and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Man, Joe is going to miss the Hard Knocks cameras and microphones.

In Tuesday night’s episode, Jameis and Jackson are seen chatting during Thursday’s Bucs-Redskins game.

Both wearing street clothes, Jackson comes up to Jameis and says, “Go deep. Go D-Jax and Winston!” Jameis then hugs Jackson and says, “Be ready.”

Jackson replies, “You talking about Game 1? You talkin’ about Week 1?” And Jameis says, “Yes.”

There’s some laughter and Jackson says, “I know you got your connection with your boy. That’s love.”

Jameis gets a perplexed look on his face and says, “Who, Mike?” And Jackson says, “Y’all been playing together for years. You’re supposed to.”

That didn’t go over well with Jameis. His face got sour and he replied, “Hell, yeah! I’ve got a connection with you, too. I don’t know what you’re talking about. You know I love Mike. (Jameis and Jackson are now holding hands) Mike gave me a reason to love him. Now go ahead and give me a reason to love you, too. I already love you. C’mon, man.”

During that last exchange, Jackson was repeating that he doesn’t hate and that Jameis should love Evans.

Joe found the 10-seconds of back and forth compelling. It was almost as if Jackson is feeling jealous of Evans, or is doing some psychological angling to get more balls thrown his way.

Regardless, it was a surprising attitude from a 10-year veteran.

We learned during a previous Hard Knocks episode that Jackson really wants the football, even enough to be upset with a lack of opportunities in practice.

Joe wonders how this all might translate to the regular season, especially if Jameis has his full complement of weapons available and Jackson has few targets. After all, there is only one football.

22 Responses to “Is DeSean Jackson Jealous?”

  1. Jacko101 Says:

    I noticed that too. He’s good at what he does and needs to remember team first. V Jax was a prime example

  2. Silent_Partner Says:

    Not really surprising. As a wide receiver, if you don’t eat, you don’t get paid. If Jackson has 40 catches for 600 yards and Godwin is blowing up this year, he’ll be gone in the spring. So I never blame them for angling for the ball. It’s a thin line between trying to be productive and overdoing it, but Jameis knows how to handle it.

  3. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    What a problem to have..We are way too loaded on weapons! Never thought I would say that!

  4. JameisDungy Says:

    Jameis does have to do a better job of getting him the ball quicker. A couple of those catches in the preseason DJack couldn’t do anything with it because he got the ball late.

    That should come with time though. Lets hope DJack is patient and lets hope Jameis can hit those deep passes.

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    The way that Jameis held Jackson as he talked to him…. it made me…. uncomfortable. It was what you see every high school and college kid do with their girl who is a lot smaller than them, he sort of locked him spoke in his ear.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Lets go get some Chic-fila… you girls want… Ugh… you guys want anything?…

    oh no…

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    Really Munch? I’d say your interpretation says a lot more about your discomfort with your own “preferences” than anything having to do with Jameis Winston.

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    DJax wants the ball because he knows he can make plays and score TDs. Has proven that on the reg for 9 years already.

    Can you imagine how hard the lobbying would be if the roles were reversed and Winston was the WR?

    Its a non-issue. Because we are going to WIN. Coach said. And I believe him.

  8. Long Season Says:

    Do you want drama or wins?

  9. BucEmUp Says:

    Dont act like you didnt see this coming, everyone knows djax gets upset with low target numbers.

  10. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Rod Munch is hungry for something alright.

  11. BucEmUp Says:

    I would like to see Jameis work on his arm motion and release, make it quicker. Just a tad bit.

  12. bkbuc Says:

    Rod Munch wishes Jameis held him like Djax

  13. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    And its up to DK to get DJAX the ball in easy situations early like screens etc, if you have followed Jameis in college and with the bucs he has his security blanket in college there was O’Leary and now he has evans, it just helps that evans is a top 3 WR in the entire NFL

  14. Aaron Says:

    I hope he wants the ball – he probably hasn’t seen this much single coverage in his life. This is where I’d like to see JW mature as a QB this year. It’s 1st and 10 and the D is playing the run with off coverage on D-Jax…flip the ball out to him…pick up some easy yards maybe he makes someone miss…eventually the corner has to come up. We’ve had QBs do this to us for years. No need to force the ball to Evans 170x a year…

    Go Bucs! See you in week 2

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh please, say to me
    You’ll let me be your man
    And please, say to me
    You’ll let me hold your hand
    You let me hold your hand
    I wanna hold your hand

  16. stpetebucsfan Says:


    You’re on fire this morning. LMAO. Apparently a lot of other posters agree. Rod does not come across as particularly secure in his masculinity…just reading his posts of course….but all of the insults that involve….you ladies…girls etc…just reads like a lot of projection. Just sayin’

  17. AJ Says:

    That’s the “DIVA” in him I was concerned about. He is used to being the #1 on his past teams. Suck it up buttercup….you are a #2 on this team. But with this offense, you will still get yours. Don’t start pouting already….

  18. BushidoEvans Says:

    That’s not what I got from that conversation at all, but hey thats just me.

  19. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard wishes that Winston would give a seminar on people skills.
    Howard would be in the front row.

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    From the Hard Knocks review…

    “D-Jax’s request to Winston: ‘Just f— with me. That’s all I need. Just f— with me.’ I’m uncomfortable just typing this.”

    See, I’m not the only one watching that scene saying that.

  21. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Just a household name wide out with a reparation of being the man ….but he is on his way out the league and wants to go out on top of the world! That is all!!

  22. Patel Jayesh Says:

    Finally caught up on the show. It feels like D-Jax thinks he’s on the outside of a tight team family. I think it showed how much he wants to be on the inside. Listening to him complement Mikezilla, loving on Jameis. I think he was being genuine. Jameis said it best,”Mike gave me a reason to love him. (to D-Jax) Give me a reason to love you.”