37 On Track For 1000-Yard Seasons

October 4th, 2018

It almost feels like a new NFL, with balls flying through the air like never before as the league tries to keep quarterbacks in layers of bubble wrap.

Look at 2016, 25 pass catchers had 1,000 or more yards receiving (including two tight ends). The year before that, 26 guys busted the 1,000-yard mark. In 2014, Bucs WR Vincent Jackson was the NFL’s 23rd-leading pass catcher with 1,002 yards. In both 2013 and 2014, more than 20 could boast about reaching that coveted plateau.

It’s become the norm for a No. 1 wide receiver to hit 1,000 yards.

And while last year, the numbers took a step back with only 15 guys reaching the threshold, this season a whopping 37 players are on pace.

That includes two Buccaneers Mike Evans (426 yards) and DeSean Jackson (424 yards). At this rate, they’ll each bust 1,000 yards with six games to play. Six!

If you block out all thoughts of the Buccaneers defense — and Joe recommends this for good mental health — these are wildly exciting times for the Bucs offense and fans who have craved offense in Tampa.

If you do want to think about the shoddy Bucs defense, imagine how many yards the Bucs will rack up through the air since they’ll be playing catch up in many games.

Joe can’t wait to see how America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, fires away in 10 days against a Falcons team whose defense is just a shade less inept than the Bucs’.

Long term, things will get very intriguing if Jameis can find chemistry with Jackson.

If Jackson finishes, say, with 1,400 yards and eight touchdowns, he’ll definitely return next year to bank the $10 million remaining on his contract for 2019. That could make for very interesting decisions by the front office, given all the pending free agents on the team and the $21 million due Jameis.

21 Responses to “37 On Track For 1000-Yard Seasons”

  1. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    too bad djax and evans don’t get to play against mccoy and his girls they might have 1k a piece in 3 weeks.

  2. Season Is Over Says:

    No one cares about our team scoring 40 when the other team scores 50. Great plays are lost in the shuffle. This defense is sucking the life out of anything it touches.

    To sum up the article, If Jason Licht had properly set up the other 50% of the team over the last five seasons of rebuild we would be good.

  3. go for the face30 Says:

    Jameis throwing to Desean, haha thats funny. More like – stare down Cam Brate 20 times next week, and maybe throw to Humphries another 10 times. Desean will go right back to hating life here.

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    Lmao. Reality

  5. Resurrection of Fitz Says:

    The deep ball connection with DJax defines his future with the Bucs for the most part. Monkey and hopefully Koetter won’t settle for less if they are still here.

  6. Resurrection of Fitz Says:

    ^ Monken lol

  7. Robert Says:

    I wanted D Jax gone…. I thought it was him. I had heard how fast he was and he was all drama but I hadn’t seen enough of his talent to know how good he was.

    He not only showed MAD skills (put’s ME to shame), he showed class in the endzone with a little flash but also acting like he’s been there and he showed he’s a great team mate with him dressing Fitz.

    He better continue to take the top off defenses. He’s a game changer. Hit him in stride, and it’s lights out!!

    A clown could throw the ball within 5 yards of someone and let them fight for it.

  8. Robert Says:

    If our QB can’t hit DJax they might as well go get Tim Tebow!

  9. unbelievable Says:

    oh look, tmax came out of hiding after we lost 2 games.


  10. unbelievable Says:

    lol I can’t believe my comments get flagged just for typing his name.

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    defense wins championships!!!!!…always has….always will…..


  12. Trench War Says:

    Exactly what I’ve been saying, 4000 yards passing in a season is not a monumental feat that it was a couple years ago. Post 5000 and we’re talking. Fitz had over 1200 in 3 games.

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    If we don’t win games those “electrifying” stats mean absolutely ZERO, NADA!
    Besides, I think we’re seeing a new norm in terms of passing statistics. The NFL is killing defense in general with all these new rules.

  14. Robert Says:

    fitz was on pace for 6500, far exceeding the most in history before JW came back

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston career numbers against the Falcons are outstanding, he should have a very good day against a very bad defense – the question is will the Bucs even worse defense give up 600 yards passing or not.

    Oh and Winston having a career day, that is assuming that Dirk isn’t taking back over, which is certainly what it appeared like was happening in the 2nd half of the Pittsburgh game and in the Chicago game since out of nowhere the Dirk special, the run up the gut for 1.8 yards on every first down, made it’s completely worthless reappearance. If Dirk is just telling Monken what to do (and the offense in week 3-4 was not the same offense we say in weeks 1-2, and I’m talking about play calling, not execution) then we can except merely a very good day from Winston.

  16. LakeLand Says:

    Stats,stats, stats they don’t mean nothing

    Stats are for losers

  17. LakeLand Says:

    12-4 is a good stat

    That should the only goal of the Bucs

  18. LakeLand Says:

    Oh, but 12-4 isn’t a stat

    It’s a team record

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston is 3-2 versus the Falcons, while putting up 12 TDs vs 2 INTs averaging nearly 300 yards per game and a 110 QB rating. See, what those stats tell you is that Winston has owned the Falcons, yet the defense has twice blown it when facing them.

  20. theodore Says:

    ha ha Joe, Jameis doesn’t throw to DJax.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston threw to DJax last week who seemingly alligator armed it, or just misread it, because the ball was there and he didn’t put up much effort. Anywho Winston and DJax connected in the preseason without a problem – so good things are ahead on offense.