Is DJax Finished With Bucs?

December 27th, 2018


When the first injury report of the last week of football in 2018 came out yesterday (damn, typing that sentence got Joe depressed), DeSean Jackson’s name jumped out.

It wasn’t so much Jackson’s name was listed among the wounded, but what the injury was listed as.


That sort of thing is nothing to fool around with. And Jackson, who has been battling a nasty thumb injury of late, told the Tampa Bay Times after Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys he was “cleated” in the Achilles.

“Obviously, suffering an Achilles sprain or bruise or whatever it is, I was still able to get out there and fight and play through it,” Jackson told Eduardo Encina.

Jackson did not participate in practice yesterday. After he caught his lone pass of the game in the second quarter on a crossing pattern, Jackson limped heavily off the field. He came back for one pass attempt in the second half and that was it.

An Achilles could be a deathblow to a receiver, especially one with the wheels Jackson has.

Joe would not be surprised one iota if Jackson has played his last game with the Bucs. There’s no need to jeopardize his future in the NFL by blowing out his Achilles.

And it’s not a stretch to believe Jackson will be traded or cut after the season. Unless the expected new coach begs Team Glazer to keep him.

32 Responses to “Is DJax Finished With Bucs?”

  1. Joe Blahak Says:

    Useless to any future Bucs team, which will be in a rebuild, youth movement….again. Trade to highest bidder!

  2. FortMyersDave Says:

    The Achilles injury will probably ensure that the Bucs will only get a very late day 3 draft pick for him if traded and he will probably end up on another roster where he will burn the Bucs next year…….. Its a Bucs’ fan life, expect the glass to be not just half empty but probably either spilled, smashed or with a hole in the bottom.

  3. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    “or whatever it is”

    Good riddance Me-Jax. I wish you were Calais Campbell.

  4. DC_BUCS_FAN Says:

    The injury sucks..but we have to keep him now and hope we can get a trade during next season. Can’t just let him walk and can’t take a 6/7 round for him on draft day

  5. Bird Says:

    It’s so funny how the fans/posters here seem to forget how happy everyone was after the 1st 3 games to have him on the team. What did he have like 300-400 yards and three tds. 1st play of the saints game for a 60 yard TD. It was glorious- I was screaming at the tv so loud my neighbors probably heard. )

    Hope he goes to team that can use his speed and get him the long ball. We sure couldn’t. Fitz ‘s long ball began to flutter and Jameis long ball never was. (Oh but I heard his long ball was great in training camp lol)

    And he is nothing like Keyshawn or TO. His fellow players and coaches love and respect him. So he got upset that he wasn’t getting the ball. You don’t think every Premadonna wide receiver like Antonio Brown and OBJ don’t pout when they don’t get the ball.

    Another “what if “ high end free agent that we couldn’t find a spot for on our team. Revis anyone? And you wonder why top tier free agent players don’t come here. You can garantee none are coming next year. Unless we get head coach that has coached that said player.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Achilles.” Now that will enhance a trade value every time.

  7. Buc believer Says:

    NASTY thumb injury!!!! JOE CRACKS ME UP!!! You want to see nasty??? Look at JPPs digits err missing fingers and talk about nasty!!! And his Achilles??? HE has been the Bucs Achilles for most of the season the whiny selfish arrogant little POC!!

  8. Bucnjim Says:

    He will be more of a cap casualty than anything else. I have to believe the offense is taking up way more cap space and will continue to do so. Plus if you take away McCoy’s salary it will probably be way more one sided. Humphreys needs to get paid this year not to mention Winston’s $21 Million which I’m sure they will give him 2019 at least.

  9. OneBucPerson Says:

    He needs to be gone, the Bucs locker room has been dysfunctional ever since he got here. From his lack of effort on multiple Jameis deep balls to his idiotic “Can’t take Fitz out” moment in his NFL Network interview months ago he has been nothing short of a locker room cancer. I acknowledge that he is an exceptional talent and that our incompetent staff never knew how to properly utilize him, but he hasn’t helped things at all since he’s got here. He either needs to be cut or traded after the season ends.

  10. Tom Edrington Says:

    His body is telling us there’s not much gas left in the tank…

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I said he was a bad hire from the start.

    Trade him if you can. Release him if you can’t. Though, if his money is guaranteed because of injury, then it would not surprise me if he’s faking it.

  12. TheNorm Says:

    Might as well trade him because we have a QB that can’t hit a broad side of a barn beyond 15 yards lol.

    But all you idiots will blame Jackson I’m sure lmao

  13. AlteredEgo Says: really an achilles injury….more of a heel injury in the area of the achilles attachment area…he got spiked in the back of the heel..probably hurt a lot and torn into his flesh and doesn’t feel good today but if the game on Sunday mattered he could/would play….

  14. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    FortMyersDave Says:
    “The Achilles injury will probably ensure that the Bucs will only get a very late day 3 draft pick for him”


    Unfortunately, correct. There is a part of me that would like to just go ahead and get him back here for year 3 because he helps create space for the entire passing game. — But I just fear that he may hurt more than he helps, when it comes to his overall vibe with the team and in the locker room.

  15. Season Is Over Says:

    He was “weapons for Winston”. Too bad Mr. Magoo was not weapon enough. History will show why he failed here. Even Jackson never planned on incompetence in year four from the QB position. Now hiring stationary targets to prolong the agony. Next year will be all complaints about why we can’t stretch the field and get receivers open. It will be Mr. Magoo’s main excuse to be brought back for year six. The cycle of excuses will keep rolling as the Winstonpologists sink deeper into delusion.

  16. AlteredEgo Says:

    TheNorm Says:
    December 27th, 2018 at 8:02 am
    Might as well trade him because we have a QB that can’t hit a broad side of a barn beyond 15 yards lol.

    That simple is not true !
    Jamyth can hit the broadside of a barn if it is stationary and not in stride

  17. Jim Says:

    Not a good look when talented people who have a solid record of achievements in the NFL are rejected by Tampa Bay, a franchise that hasn’t made the play offs in eleven years.

  18. Maze Says:

    Just a mere fact that Jason Licht didn’t trade this clown when he had the chance means he has got to go too. Embarrassing

  19. ben Says:

    Keep DJax if bucs can find an accurate qb on the long ball. If the bucs are stuck with Winston then let Djax go.

  20. lokog Says:

    we don’t need this pu^&y cakes

  21. SOEbuc Says:

    Faking it.

    “Obviously, suffering an Achilles sprain or bruise or whatever it is, I was still able to get out there and fight and play through it,”

    Saying it so some other team will still give him a fat pay check after this year because he “fought threw it.”

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    If we acquire QB Nick Foles. Keeping Djax can beneficial for 2019

  23. SOEbuc Says:


    “Just a mere fact that Jason Licht didn’t trade this clown when he had the chance means he has got to go too.”

    Heard. This guy has been a cry baby b!tch his entire, long career. You knew things were going to sour after that. But I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Glazer kids had something to do with the non trade.

  24. Captain Grumpy Says:

    If I was him I’d want out too. JW3 & DJax have never been on the same page.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Per QB Nick Foles: Concerning WR DeSean Jackson

    “He was a great teammate to me,” Foles said. “We had a great relationship on and off the field. Everybody has other things going on, but to me personally, I really enjoyed playing with him and I’m excited that he landed on his feet. He’s a heck of a player.”

  26. 813bucboi Says:


    you throwing in the towel on winston?….

    no doubt he has to play better but, its hard to judge him when the coach(es) responsible for developing him failed miserably….

    foles wont make a difference imo unless doug comes to tampa with him…..


  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    In 2013, QB Nick Foles threw 27 TDs to just two interceptions, completing 64 percent of his passes and throwing for almost 2,900 yards in just 10 starts.

    That 2013 season also happened to be the best of WR DeSean Jackson’s career. He caught 82 passes for more than 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns. Coincidence? Don’t think so.

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Wish the young man all the best. But its time turn the page.

  29. Doctor Stroud Says:

    This last game has a first pre-season game of 2019 feel to it. The fans deserve better.

  30. 813bucboi Says:


    i respect that….

    not sure i would turn the page just yet but i wouldnt cry a river if they did cut him loose….


  31. Wesley Says:

    Move this selfish f*ck along, he was yet another bad signing from day one.

  32. Sumo Says:

    He don’t want to be here because Jameis can’t get the ball to him. Do you really blame him for not wanting to be stuck here? The offense is not nearly as good without him on the field.