D-Jax & Jameis Already Started On 2018

February 11th, 2018

Working behind the scenes

Speedstar wide receiver DeSean Jackson may not show up for voluntary Bucs spring practices, but he already is putting in serious volunteer work with Jameis Winston.

Jackson and Jameis, America’s Quarterback, have been working on timing and chemistry over the past month, Jackson told Skip And Shannon: Undisputed on FS1 last week.

It seems, per Jackson, he and Jameis have had a few sessions since the end of the season and are planning on more at Texas A&M with Jimbo Fisher, and in California. FloridaFootballInsiders.com transcribed some of Jackson’s quotes.

“Offseason we’re coming in working, put the time in. We got like three days in,” Jackson said. “Just going on to Texas A&M, where [Jameis’ college] coach,  Jimbo Fisher… coaches now. Going to go there and see Jimbo. Mike Evans is out there (A&M). He’s going to come out there. He’s going to come out here to L.A.”

When the season ended, Jameis made it clear that more intense work with Jackson would be critical.

“DeSean and I have talked about our offseason program. Because we did work in the offseason but it’s not nearly as much as we want. You know, with him coming to offseason workouts this year, he’s a veteran guy, so we have to get our work in, man. Obviously, a lot of that has do with just me being able to get him the football in the way that he likes the football. That’s going to be important, as well. So I’m going to sit down and talk to him and go over some things with him.”

It looks like Jameis got his wish — and Jackson has the right attitude.

Great sign for the Bucs’ offense. Jackson and Jameis are too good to let their connection and chemistry woes continue.

29 Responses to “D-Jax & Jameis Already Started On 2018”

  1. DB55 Says:

    so we have to get our work in, man.
    Spoken like a true champion! #✊🏾

  2. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    That chemistry will happen and when it clicks it’ll be deadly…Once Mike and Jameis worked out their kinks, Mike became Jameis’ biggest supporter and protector, I mean look at the N.O game!

    Same thing will happen with DJax…

  3. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Any word on GMC working with his fellow defensive linemen on any drill that help in getting more than 22 sacks? didn’t think so.


  4. DB55 Says:

    You just figuring that out Ghost?

  5. BringBucsBack Says:

    This didn’t happen last year because…?

    “Get him the football in the way that he likes to get the football”?? Does that

  6. BringBucsBack Says:

    Does that mean in the bread basket, in-stride, without making an adjustment? If that is the case then Jackson may want another QB and J-miss, another WR.

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nothing but positive reactions to the report.
    Jameis and Jackson never clicked last year. Hopefully, they can improve.

    Ghost- who exactly would McCoy work out with?
    Gholsten? Ayers? Spence?

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Need to take Godwin also.

  9. SOEbuc Says:


    “This didn’t happen last year because…?”

    Well I saw a picture of Mike and Jameis chilling with my boy James Harden. Being a big Rockets fan I might have to I might have to go with that instead of practice.

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    *I might have to

  11. OneBucPerson Says:

    Just need to give DJax a lot more underneath routes (slants, drags, digs, etc.) That man is dangerous is space. With Jameis having a suspect deep ball (despite great arm strength) they were too aggressive trying to get the ball over the top last year.

  12. NFLNut Says:

    AWESOME NEWS … Jackson was lazy last year and his stats were down because of it in imho, so I’m thrilled to see him putting the work in!

  13. LakeLand Says:

    Ok, now let’s wait until the season start, when they actually go up against some defenses.

  14. USFBUC Says:

    Hope it works out, still feel like we would be better off trading him to get a pick or player to improve the Oline or defense

  15. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    I agree with Lakeland… Winstons talknos rhetoric until yield comes into fruition.

  16. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    **talk is

  17. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Holy $H!T!!! I have to toss the pigskin around for 30mil… OHHHHHH NO!!! Gtfoh… tough life, smh. #DoYourJob

  18. KfromFLA Says:

    Jamies is not throwing enough arch on his deep ball, which gives the WR less time to adjust and a more difficult pass to adjust to in flight. All of Winston’s throws greater than 30 yards or so have the same relative arch as his 30 yrd or less passes. Have a look. It is as simple as that. All he needs to do is to increase the arch on the deep ball and watch completion percentages go up dramatically, especially for Evans who needs a taller ball, and D-Jax who needs the arch to make his adjustments. That is not an easy change for a QB who has likely made this mistake his whole career, but I have no doubt Winstion can do it. Good reference deep balls are Foles, Brady, Cousins, and Derek Carr, all with excellent arch on the mid-range to deep passes. Maybe Joe can ask the insiders if they have considered this.

  19. Sighimabucsfan Says:

    Posting this comment here too to see if there are others who see this too…

    Not sure why people can’t see this, or why they aren’t talking about this but:…it’s very obvious without an All Pro like Evans-Winston would be a lot worse…(case in point Manziel), it’s obvious Winston’s yardage numbers are huge because of all his awesome recievers such as Evans as his primary receiver…Winston has more weapons than Cam, and probably more than Bree’s..(Howard, DJax, Evans…more!!!) Winston’s biggest issues?

    Turnovers, turnovers, and staring down recievers (it soo horrible- he stares down his primary 2 receivers on almost every play) He has a strong arm, I will give you that, that allows him to complete plays even though he stares the recievers down- but he still holds the ball way too long. No Oline can hold back a pass rush that long- and yet, he lacks accuracy for long balls to hit DJAx! Also, he must get a quicker release, as his wind up for his throws take way too long.

    The Bucs need defensive line pass rushers like suggested earlier in the comments- kind of like NY Giants during their Superbowls against NE, and the Eagles this year- depth, interchangeable, fresh Dlineman at point of attack. Every pass defense- in the secondary-looks bad ass with a bad ass defensive line. My hope is that the Bucs get one O lineman, way more defensive tackles and edge rushers…and they figure out what the hell to do with the Winston’s turnovers, and perhaps coaching him up if at all possible or moving on.Gluck suffering Bucsfans…sigh…

  20. Buc believer Says:

    @Ghostofschiano… yes McCoy’s off season has been filled with studying the riddlers latest riddle and also trying to figure out the comings and goings of the penguin and batgirl.

  21. Mr. Ed Says:

    Desean Jackson also may need contacts. There were some deep throws that seemed to only need a mild adjustment. Either it was lack of effort on Jackson or poor eyesight on those throws.

  22. Not there yet Says:

    They should moved d Jack to slot

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    It’s the NFL. I do not care how Jameis spins the ball. If an NFL WR gets a hand on the ball he’s supposed to catch it. That would be a good place to start with your #noexcuses.

  24. ndog Says:

    Sighimabucsfan you must be crazy cause outside of Evans who has Jamies had to throw to? Lets see Hump undrafted, Brate undrafted and cut twice, Freddie Martino undrafted, Russell Sheppard undrafted, Luke Stocker blocker only. So where are all these weapons he has had in his time here. Dude you must really hate Jameis to pull that garbage out of left field. Sorry to come across so rude but get a clue man. Oh yeah he had weapons this year but then again he was hurt pretty much the entire season. Plus if you dont have a running game at all people know your going to throw which takes throwing lanes away and makes it harder for those “weapons” to get open. Hate if you want but please don’t bring those weak points in here.

  25. SOEbuc Says:


    If Barkley isn’t off the board by four and Chubb is, we should trade up. Barkley and Barber will sure as hell open those throwing holes for all our receiving weapons.

  26. GhostofSchiano Says:

    @Captain tim.

    I don’t care who he works out with but he and the rest of them need to damn well do something besides collecting checks and studying Beyonce.Get in the gym, the pool, the track something anything.

    double dumb@ss


  27. Todd Roloff Says:

    Nate Solder UFA will instantly solidify the O-Line, because he is a proven run and pass blocker, Donovan Smith huh-uh. Draft Sony Michelle who may be available without trading up and has more upside than Chubb. Adam Vinatieri is a UFA, get a solid kicker. Star Lotuleilei UFA next to McCoy and nobody runs against you. Djax still may be the fastest wide receiver in the league, Jameis and he will click. Open your wallet Joel and Bryan as the Bucs are not that far away and Philly proved you can go from losing to SB champ the next season if you have the right coach??

  28. Gman Says:

    Jameis needs to be able to hit a moving target…his accuracy on slant routes has been piss poor…DJax needs to show up to all practices..mandatory or not.

  29. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Yes when DJax was signed the whole media kept saying how DJax is going to be such a great deep threat for the Bucs as if this is the only thing that he can do. DJax in 2017 clearly was not an effective deep threat but we kept trying to force feed him the ball way down field. DJax in 2017 was so much better at catching quick routes like slants, curls, drags etc but the coaching staff did not do nearly enough of that. They failed to make the adjustment as they did with waiting till the last 2 quarters of the season to bench Doug Martin and Chris Baker.

    If your going to force feed someone the ball, do it with quick to intermiadiate routes not deep ones. Dirk Koetter has to implement a short passing game in his offense, we RARELY do any of that. There’s a reason that all of the elite passing teams in the NFL like the Saints and the Pats have an effective short passing game. The Bucs passing offense in 2017 was either a long developing 7 step drop or a little dumpy screen to Adam Humphries. It’s such a predictable offense and Dirk Koetter needs to open up his playbook cause I know he has a better offense than what he showed last season. DJax doesn’t need to be so 1 dimensional he can do everything and that’s how we need to use him.