Explosive Punt Return Put DeSean Jackson In Elite Company

September 27th, 2018

It didn’t count in the box score thanks to an Isaiah Johnson holding penalty, but DeSean Jackson’s punt return on Monday night did not escape the official NFL tracking devices.

The “NextGen” stats tell the story. Jackson hit 21.48 miles per hour during that fourth-quarter touchdown return in the fourth quarter that was called back. That’s tied for the third-fastest time this season by an NFL ball carrier.

Tyreek Hill of the Chiefs is the top NFL greyhound at 21.95 mph, followed by Albert Wilson of the Dolphins and the Browns’ Antonio Callaway is tied with Jackson. But Jackson, 31, is five years older than Wilson, and 10 years older than Callaway. Hill is 24.

It was a mind-blower for Joe watching Jackson return that punt. Joe had the bird’s eye view in the press box. Jackson exploded, and then did a jump stop to freeze a defender and then exploded again up the right side.

Damn, the Bucs need to capitalize on those wheels. Joe can’t wait for Tampa Bay to head to Atlanta, on the speedy turf, and to see how they carve up that weak Falcons’ secondary.

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Great stuff from Mr. Derrick Brooks and the Sage of Tampa Bay sports. Enjoy!

16 Responses to “Explosive Punt Return Put DeSean Jackson In Elite Company”

  1. Jim Says:

    Beautiful, fantastic, inspiring run…

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That penalty on Isaiah Johnson cost us the game. So did Godwin’s drop in the endzone.

    Speaking of which, after watching that drop in slow motion, I really do not get it. He had the ball in his hands and then just threw his arms wide to catch himself falling, letting go of the ball.

    It was pure ugly and pure stupid. I can only think that the Isaiah Johnson run-in with the wall had him concerned with getting hurt.

    The difference between the two though is that Godwin fought his way back.

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    As to DJax…I’m all for him returning all kicks. He’s expendable and he’s good at it.

  4. Lord Cornelius Says:

    He seriously looked like he was shot out of a f*cking cannon.

    Would have been a 3 point game with 8 minutes left. Kind of insane the game was even close at the end given all the F*ck ups we had

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    yeah that holding call was big…..but I think GMC whiffing on ben was the dagger….that was literally the game….

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!…GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. BucFanFromOH Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    September 27th, 2018 at 10:37 am
    That penalty on Isaiah Johnson cost us the game.”
    That scrub should have been cut b4 he even left the locker room after the game.

  7. Gofortheface30 Says:

    @ buccaneerbonzai – agree with all except “he’s expendable.” Not clear why you feel that way. He is the very reason defenses play our receivers off. People are scared of the deep ball. Mike Evans is the best overall receiver – maybe even our best player but without Desean the dynamic of our offense would be much different

  8. Robert Says:

    I think I saw him run past forest on live TV

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Gofortheface30 Says
    “@ buccaneerbonzai – agree with all except “he’s expendable.” Not clear why you feel that way.”

    Because he’s going to be off the team after this season. He carries no dead cap space next year, and we’ll need cap room for all the new contracts due. WR is our deepest unit, and Godwin is intended to replace him.

    That makes him expendable. And worth risking.

  10. BucsAnthemHitman Says:

    Irony: Bucs go from having no QBs to two lol I guess there are worst problems in the NFL

  11. BucsAnthemHitman Says:

    @ buccaneerbonzai – I don’t know how being the leading receiver through two weeks in the NFL can be classified as “Expendable”.. Youd be hard pressed to find another WR producing like that on Kickoff return. Punt return is a different story, which is why teams still use their studs (Ex. Antonio Brown, Tyreek Hill, etc). But you just don’t do it on Kickoff unless its a last chance effort.

  12. teacherman777 Says:


    they were both concussed.

    Chris Godwin from the blind side hit by Joe Hden.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Was there anyone that didn’t think the refs were going to throw a flag on that play? Of course they were because the fix was in. Some fighting at the LOS, which literally happens on every punt, which literally had nothing to do with the play, that’s when the refs decide to throw a flag. It’s typical union slob refereeing, those pieces of garbage have their marching orders from the NFL on who wins and who doesn’t.

  14. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Come on Bonzai dude was straight up holding BEFORE Jackson even got the ball! It sucked for us but legit callNow if you want to talk about the not called unsportsmanlike conducts, late hits and illegal contacts ok then

  15. horse liver Says:

    Damn Isaiah Johnson for that hold, so completely unnecessary. He shouldn’t be on the active roster, he was terrible Monday night.

  16. orlbucfan Says:

    Plus, it finally relieves Hump from return duty. He is, and has always been a valuable receiver!