“It Took Years”

April 16th, 2018
DeSean Jackson

Talks balling with Jameis.

Have football fans been spoiled by “Madden?”

Joe has seen Bucs fans completely go mental because, for whatever reason, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, and speedy DeSean Jackson couldn’t get on the same page on bombs.

Joe was of the mind — and still is to a degree — if a play isn’t working, it isn’t working. Don’t force and waste plays that don’t work. To Joe, this is simple Football 101.

As a result of the two not being on the same bombing page, some Bucs fans have gone to the lunatic degree demanding the Bucs trade or cut Jameis. Not only is this absurd, it’s not happening.

Joe and famed JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman once on his podcast got into a row over this. Ira was angry at Jameis. Joe wondered why Jameis has no trouble at all throwing to other receivers not named “Jackson.”

And former Bucs quarterback and co-host of “PFT Live” on NBC Sports Network, Chris Simms, stated the same thing as Joe.

So maybe just plugging guys onto a roster doesn’t mean it will work? At least not right away. That’s what Jackson all but said today when he spoke to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club at One Buc Palace.

“I think it will work,” Jackson said of the growing chemistry between himself and Jameis. The two went to Tallahassee recently for this very purpose, to hone their timing. “Talking to a lot of people, they said they’re first year, [Jameis] and Mike, didn’t really pan out as good as they would like. And the second year, it got a little better. So, if that is something that is in the works, hopefully that will play out with us.

“Last year, we didn’t really do too good. This year, hopefully it will get a lot better. That’s what you ask for as a professional. You know, we all have a job to do. You should go out and be as consistent as possible. Speaking on that, I’m sure [Jameis] wants to do that and I do it as well too.

“Those are plays that can help this team win. They spark up the team. Hopefully, they can get us into the playoffs where we can determine where to go.”

Later when asked about throwing to his former Redskins quarterback, Kirk Cousins, Jackson said “it took years” for the duo to develop into one of the most feared deep threats in the NFL.

13 Responses to ““It Took Years””

  1. Dooshlarue Says:

    I’m calling BS on it taking years to get on the same page with a QB. Look at his stats with the Skins 2014-2016.
    His 2nd year with them was worse then his 1st.

  2. Drew aka q Says:

    Becsuse kirk and jameis are 2 totally different qbs … just because he was putting numbers up in washington right away does not mean he was going to in tampa last year … add in the fact we had no run game

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    More deeper posts for DJax and Godwin.

  4. RustyRhinos Says:

    I say his last year’s not being in OTA’s participating, hurt their “chemistry” if you do not work together to build that “chemistry” when is it going to be worked on? Training camp? During the season? Maybe & No. Very excited to hear they have been working out together before OTA’s on their own.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Did Kirk miss three games that first year. Did Kirk play poorly in at least three more games because of a shoulder injury.

    REALITY is not an excuse!!!

  6. Fire the Glazers Says:

    DJax, not knowing him personally, just seems like a diva to me.
    My opinion is rooted int the fact that he played 14 games, and had just over 600 yds. That’s 43 yds per game.
    That, my friends, is Adam humphries type production, for mike Evans money.
    This is another stinky free agent transaction for Jason Licht.

  7. Papa578 Says:

    Hey Jameis, just put a little air under those long passes and give DJax time to run under them pard. Every throw dosen’t need to be high and hard. I know you can do it young man!

  8. hamilton Says:

    jameis an djax will be all right this year.everybody need to stop hating.

  9. BringBucsBack Says:

    Every QB, prior to J-miss, has been able to connect on the deep ball to D. Jac, one of (if not) the greatest deep threat(s) in the modern football era.

  10. Brion Says:

    if you have the inter web u can YouTube something called “Mike Vick to D Jax” and see how a professional quarterback finds a way to use the fastest man in the league to score points in less than a year practice

  11. BMW Says:

    Most of the “misses” were close enough that if DJAX DOVE some of them would’ve been completions. Also Vick & Cousins had a guy who I’m sure was AT LEAST a 1/2 a step faster.

  12. Dan Says:

    Same coach same qb same gm same results 5-11

  13. Clodhopper Says:

    Brion is right. Anyone remember Mike Vick’s first game with the Eagles? It took Vick less than one snap to be on the same page as Desean.