“Emotional Week For Me”

September 16th, 2018

Bucs fans love when their team gets the national spotlight, and here it is right here.

Fun, fiery interview with DeSean Jackson.

D-Jax was caught on the field by NFL insider and Hall of Fame voter Sal Paolantonio.

Jackson touches on the “emotional week for me” coming off the concussion protocol and a shoulder injury, and Joe learned something new: Jackson grew up a huge Steelers fan. Joe can say that in the locker room, Jackson got a little deeper into the challenges of coming back from the concussion situation.

Bucs fans will love how D-Djax closes this interview. Bring on those winless Steelers!

35 Responses to ““Emotional Week For Me””

  1. Buc believer Says:

    LOVE the passion I hear!!!

  2. Wombat Says:

    All this without a run game. PB25 leads with 35 carries for 91yds. Let’s not get carried away just yet. We are far from being a balanced offense!! Still loving the wins. RoJo needs to get up to speed quick!!!!!

  3. Bird Says:

    Gruden 0 and 2

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    I know it’s only two games, but it’s two with a lot of hope and promise. We needed this so bad. Above all I’m happy for the Glazers. They’ve been screwed over by so many, some self inflicted, but it may be coming together and the Glazers deserve this. I wanted Koetter gone; but he’s made corrections. Giving up play calling was huge. When did you last hear Koetter talk about his defense like he did today? He’s figured out how to be a had coach. I was wrong about Dirk. But I give a big time AttaBoy to the Glazers. 👍👍

  5. SammyRebel Says:

    What bird said

  6. LostinPa Says:

    Love to hear a next game focus. Celebrate after the Super Bowl! Go Bucs!!!

  7. bucymcbucersen Says:

    Keep building a sense of team. Create more urgency.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Wombat – Who cares about a running game? The Bucs aren’t trying to run the ball – people that still think you have to run the ball to win need to move on from the 1970s.

  9. The Buc Realist Says:


    That is a 2.6 yard average over 2 games!!!!!!!!!!! Better not let the joe’s see that!!!!! I don’t want PB run out of town as well!!!!!! And how is drug martin?????? I thought I heard he had a 4 yard average so far?????????

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. SB Says:

    The Bucs are currently No. 1 in the NFCS and just beat the defending SB Champs

  11. DEFF JEFF Says:

    the winner of a football game is the team with more points scored. please folks, move on from this “balanced attack” concept. Monken’s approach is modern and refreshing. Koetter’s stubbornness to establish the run and be “balanced” has been holding this offense back. Kudos to Dirk for recognizing this fault, kudos to his willingness to change. Kudos to Monken for being aggressive and dictating the style of game. Dirks new mentality and philosophy changes have this team and fan base off to an awesome start. Bucs football is fun and competitive again, and thats all we ever wanted.

  12. Pryda... sec147 Says:

    I hope VV can come back this week that would be huge same goes for grimes !! I’d love to see Rojo and Spence gets some chances too !

  13. Resurrection of Fitz Says:

    Petal to the metal.
    Go Bucs!!!

  14. AlteredEgo Says:

    Love his mouth guard

  15. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    DEF JEFF said it best, we now have an OC that is aggressive and smart who dictates to the defense not the other way around. Didn’t Welcome Back Koetter say you take what the defense gives you? Well they wanna give us open receivers when they take or running game out then we’ll take the top off their defenses!

  16. Broy34 Says:

    Just curious—- where is maxi pad and Lakeland and the rest of the “all hope is lost brigade”? It’s amazing after 2-0 maxi just stays off the website rather than being one of the dudes that says well I was wrong and they’re winning me over. It’s sad some can’t be happy despite 2-0. What else do you want?

  17. webster Says:

    Where are all the armchair gms saying not to resign kwon or he sucks etc.? Im looking for them and all the trade djax crowd. Oh im also looking for those who were still crying for dalvin cook and bashed the OJ selection. I could go on but you get my drift.

  18. View from 132 Says:

    I would agree that a balanced attack isn’t what today’s rules favor, but you still MUST be able to run the ball to close out games. I don’t care if Barber has 15 yards all game – but if we need to hold the ball for 7 minutes with 10 handoffs, he (the O-line, really) needs to average 3.5 yards an attempt with no tackles for loss. That’s still part of football, and until incomplete passes don’t stop the clock, will always be so.

    Good effort, but a champion isn’t just a few long TD passes. Fun to watch so far, though.

  19. Brian Says:


  20. SB Says:

    LOL at all of you Trolls.
    You know who you are.

  21. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    And folks wanted to trade him before the season!!

  22. webster Says:

    @ sb

    Im looking for all the mj stewart trolls. Surely they have something to say because he is not perfect. Im also looking for those who bashed the godwin selection because of kareem hunt, kamara etc. I told this whole board when we selected him that godwin is anquan boldin with speed. I can not find the trolls.

  23. SB Says:

    @webster ………Godwin is who I wanted most of All in that draft and I wanted us to spend a Second on him. When we got him in the third I almost came.

  24. BUC IT Says:

    ***BREAKING NEWS*** Ronald Jones is a bust….. that showed in the preseason, the coaches comments and the depth chart. Its very upsetting so please stop mentioning it…. but with all that being said great win for the good guys! go bucs!

  25. BUC IT Says:

    We do need a balanced attack…. anyone who thinks we can seriously contend without a running game is seriously mistaken. But the eagles have one of the best if not the very best Dline in the game…. so I give a bit of a pass today. We should look into Demarco. The guy is humble and a hard worker…. what would it hurt to add him for depth?

  26. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The fleagles led the league in rushing defense in 2017. Fitz torched them through the air. We didn’t need to run to beat them, and no need to throw Rojo in against them. He’ll get his chance when he’s ready, hopefully next Monday night. 3-0 doesn’t look that far fetched at the moment. GO BUCS

  27. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Monday should be National Eat Your Crow Day for our trolls and football “experts “.. I’m especially looking forward to listening to 97.5 Philly sports talk radio today. Their “lock of the week” didn’t turn out too well.

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    @Broy34 … “where is maxi pad and Lakeland and the rest of the “all hope is lost brigade”?” They’re FAR from being the only two Broy34 who didn’t give this Bucs TEAM any chance to do anything without Jameis, remember? Have read a LOT of previous articles that were convinced the Bucs would be 0-3 UNTIL Jameis’ suspension ends and he can ride on to save us.

    I love what I’m seeing in this TEAM right now … but it’s ONLY Game 2 and it’s a LONG way to Game 16. What I’m seeing is a TEAM that believes in itself AND in each other, and that’s being reflected in making plays on the field … BIG PLAYS on BOTH offense AND defense, when they’re needed most. I’m seeing not only explosiveness, but resiliency in this young TEAM, and that’s a beautiful thing (to quote someone we all know). Everyone’s contributing something … players & coaches … and it’s resulting in an exciting TEAM that you can tell believes that it can win each & every ballgame. Even the most pessimistic Bucs fan has to love what we’re seeing.

    But as Fitz said after both games, this TEAM needs to stay humble. We caught both the Saints & the Eagles at a good time … we had a lot of injuries (plus a suspension), but so did they. Not sure we’d see the same results IF the Saints & Eagles were at 100%. But then again, we weren’t close to 100% either. And Joe, endings like “Bring on those winless Steelers!” REALLY concern me. Doubt that was the humility that Fitz was calling for.

  29. DEFF JEFF Says:

    @BUC IT

    Again, you don’t need a balanced attack offense. You need to move the ball and score points. OF course you would like to run the ball to close out games. But the Bucs have a monster advantage through the air, so use it!

    My point was that Monken appears to have flipped the style of attack. He is loosening up the defense through the air, not adding runs in one column and passes in the other, making sure not to favor pass v run. The frustrating part last 2 years with Koetter was his stubbornness to establish the run early, which rarely worked, thus setting the team behind at halftime and chasing the game. Then Winston would pile up most of his stats playing catch up against zone defenses. Monken is putting pressure on the other team now, by playing an attacking style offense, and Fitz is doing a tremendous job of finding the best matchup/mismatch each play. Points = pressure and stress for the other team. Keep in mind the Eagles have one of the deepest DL in football. It has been fun to watch the BUCS put pressure on the other team. Its been a long time since they have done that, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Super Bowl era team would pressure the other team with tremendous defense, but this style of offense is just awesome to watch as a fan

  30. PhillyBuc Says:

    And most “fans” felt that DJax was expendable this off-season… He consistently got open last year, but with Jameis bad shoulder he couldn’t get 11 the ball..

  31. joestang Says:

    Finally using DJAX for what he is. About time someone can hit him in stride. Lets get a running game going to close out games. GO BUCS!!!

  32. Nick2 Says:

    BUC IT – Thngs are not looking good for Rojo but don’t count him out yet. Barber had a subpar game and a running game can only help this team. If you think closing out games without one is easy guess again. If Barber continues to play subpar and Ronald Jones is not activated then the “Bust” tag can be applied. He did too many good things at USC to not even get a chance. Sometimes running backs fail to use their instincts which got them to where they are. Its entirely possible Ronald Jones did that in the preseason. I for one hope he gets on the field against Pittsburgh.

  33. SOEbuc Says:


    “Lets get a running game going to close out games.”

    Koetter or Monken or whoever started the power, everybody on the line scheme within the last three minutes trying to run time off and the Eagles knew PB was going to run the ball. After that the SB champs still had tons of time to score. Need better running schemes to go along with better running games.

  34. orlbucfan Says:

    I have been watching DK put this Offense together for 3 seasons now. I kept howling on here for him to let them loose. What does he do in the off-season? Goes out and hires the Monk(en) who has an O brain similar to DK’s. They brainstorm together for months, DK training Monk in his game plans, plays, telling him the strength of each O player. Pre-season–DK lets his student loose tho he’s watching everything. Monk passes the audition and how!!!!! Now, DK can concentrate on the whole team a la HC. Question Joe: DK keeping the face hair or not? Enquiring minds want to know! 🙂

  35. Issaic haggins Says:

    Barber got his ass kicked blocking that d line but he didn’t miss !! This allows the qb and o coord to call a full playbook. He found a way to get a yard or two several times when crushed two yards deep ,he fought his ass off . Barbers prob not ever going to the pro Bowl but his value the first two games has been off the chart.

    Believe it or not I would still say the Bucs run game was more effective than phillys . I know that sounds a lil crazy but they still amasses 20 carries , kept the d honest , slowed down phillys rush and kept away from Doug Martin down and distance!! Doug was the king of taking a second and eight and making it 3 rd and 12. He was number one in the league at losing yardage and that kills the qb and play calling .