Looks Like DeSean Jackson Will Get His Wish

August 22nd, 2018

Last week, Joe brought you exclusive chatter from DeSean Jackson saying “he 100 percent” wants to be a punt returner again.

Tonight, Jackson appeared to send a message on social media that he will be doing just that for the Buccaneers.

After 7 p.m., Jackson posted the following message from his “OneOfOne” Instagram account: “We bringing bac that wave 🌊 this year !! Let’s go .. #0ne0fone Year 11.” It was accompanied by a video of one of his punt returns for a touchdown as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jackson has returned a grand total of three punts in the past four seasons for a paltry -5 yards. But he’s been fielding a lot of punts in practice this season and there’s little doubt he’s the most dangerous punt returner on the Bucs’ roster.

Dirk Koetter is hungry for explosive plays. Jackson is hungry to showcase his explosiveness (keep in mind his guaranteed cash runs out after this season). It’s beautiful combination. And frankly, this game is supposed to be about entertainment and playing fearlessly.

Using Jackson as a punt returner would send a great message of urgency, and it would be damn exciting. And what’s wrong with that?

24 Responses to “Looks Like DeSean Jackson Will Get His Wish”

  1. 1 buc fan Says:

    We might have a special teams group to fear now……

  2. Lamarcus Says:


  3. Lamarcus Says:

    Djx is serious kick returner. djx will take one to the house and probably steal a game with a good field position. It’s possible

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    What would be wrong is if you DON’T have DJax returning punts this year. Especially since he’s saying he’s eager to do it.

  5. Broy34 Says:

    Well said pick

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Minus five yards in returns over four years, and you guys think he’s a stud returner, lol.

    You cannot write better comedy.

  7. JBreezy30 Says:

    If Koetter does this, even situationally, it will change my opinion in the confidence poll. I like Koetter, but I need to see he has the balls to make decisions that will give this team an edge. Our team needs desperately to develop a winning culture and mentality. I don’t see it being instilled by Koetter to date. Hoping he proves me wrong! Go Bucs!

  8. Lucious Selmon Says:

    Probably means Reedy is going to be a casualty. WR room too crowded.

    If so, someone will pick him up.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Let the man touch the ball in space….period…..punt returns, kickoff returns……slant routes and downfield…..just get him the ball.

  10. Tampaspicer Says:

    Rules are different now on returns. Maybe DJax believes that could benefit him and the team with the speed he has.

  11. Trench War Says:

    save it for the regular season!!!

  12. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    Bonzai, that’s -5 yards on 3 returns dude!

    He has 4 punt return TDS in his career, which is the same as the likes of Reggie Bush, but with a whole helluva lot less attempts!

  13. Mike Says:

    Hopefully we can make the other teams punt!

  14. El_Buc941 Says:

    Man I don’t know about the rest of this Bucs Mafia but I have a good feeling about this season…our 2 rookie CBs are legit and have shown it,we get Brent back another year, McCoy finally has a legit pass rusher to give him help,from the look of the last preseason game Jameis looks like he’s finally connecting deep with Jackson, barber seems on track to be our #1 RB,now only if we can get Jackson to blow away defenses on special teams.im hyped guys!

  15. BucEmUp Says:


    Now he just needs to man up and make sure Mike Smith plays some.press this year and we have a competitive football team

  16. Godeep66 Says:

    Hell yes!!!! Let’s do it Bucs!!!!

  17. Andrew Says:

    3 returns in 4 years for -5 yards tells me he was trying to bust one to the House each time he got a chance.

    This should be consistent chances and not a strikeout or home run mentality. Pumped about this

  18. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    With all the depth at WR, I think we should give the man a shot. He definitely has the legs to break the big one.

  19. Miguel Grande Says:

    Imagine what a boost for the defense in New Orleans it would be if after a 3 and out, DJ goes 75 yards for a TD?

    The defense would then be thinking that after every 3rd and long stop, they would be releasing the secret weapon!

  20. danr Says:

    i think this year we feel we have pass catchers to spare, so if he gets hurt or gassed on PR work we can put others in and not lose much in the way of productivity on the field.

  21. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Agree with TBBF. Get DJAX in space.

    Generally the only reason coaches do not use their best athletes returning punts is they fear for their safety and don’t want to lose a starter. And not everyone can return punts…it’s a real

    This is different for a lot of reasons!!!

    We have plenty of WR’s on this team. Don’t want to lose DJAX but it wouldn’t cripple our WR corps.

    Bonzai…c’mon…you’re usually one of our most positive posters. DJAX IS an excellent punt returner when he actually plays.

    Those horrible stats you just mentioned were based on 3 returns!!!!! A 4th season when he only had ONE return he lost three yards. These numbers are based on an absurd level of attempts and are meaningless.

    So let’s review how he did when he was actually used as a punt returner.

    His first three years as a full time punt returner he had FOUR TD’S!!!
    He has over 1200 yards in his career…most of them in his first three years when he was a full time returner.

    I am TOTALLY on board with this move…as someone pointed out it will show urgency and get our best players in the best positions to contribute successfully.

  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    In order to field punts they have to stop the offense before they get in field goal range.

  23. Trench War Says:

    DJax wants touches ..he needs more tape and inflated stats for future consideration into the HOF.

  24. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    BigMac! Lol!