Precaution Or Omen?

December 12th, 2018

DeSean Jackson posted this photo on his Instagram Stories account Tuesday.

Some Bucs fans believe DeSean Jackson secretly has been shut down for the remainder of the season and has played his last game for the Bucs and will be released in the offseason.

If that is the case, then Jackson is going through an elaborate ruse to play along.

Before appearing yesterday at a local Tampa Walmart for his annual function where he sends children on a holiday shopping spree and picks up the tab, Jackson posted a photo with his right hand and thumb in a splint.

Jackson hasn’t caught a pass since the Bucs beat San Francisco in November. His injured right thumb was mysterious enough to invite speculation that Jackson was being Keyshawned and buried until the offseason when the Bucs would wash their hands of the 32-year-old without any salary cap penalty.

In October, Jackson requested a trade that was denied by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.

33 Responses to “Precaution Or Omen?”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Seems like he is actually injured. Time to move on.

  2. Joe Blahak Says:

    highest bidder gets him mid March…

  3. Max Says:

    Honestly not a bad rental, he did what we expected.

  4. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Honestly, it’s just too fricking bad that it didn’t work out. Would like for it to have.

  5. Jim Says:

    Both a diva and a very quick, and very talented receiver. He helps not only by his catches, but by posing a constant long ball threat and by stretching the field. The Bucs, eleven years out of the play-offs, need him.

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    who cares….lol…

    he’s done as a bucs….

    dirk is done as a buc….


  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m curious why every Buc injury seems to be “mysterious”……

  8. El Buco Realisto Says:

    @Tampa Bay Demon

    It could still work!!!! Just need to find a QB that can throw an accurate Deep ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  9. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Horrible signing again by LIcht. Desean was bad for this team because the #1 overall pick cannot consistently have the touch needed to complete a deep pass to the fastest dude in the nfl. 100% on licht who must not be able to see that jameis is not consistent enough to complete the deep pass. Mcnabb could, friggin kolb could foles could cousins could fitzpatrick could

  10. Etzel Says:

    The Bucs, 11 years out of the playoffs, could use a lot of things. A washed crybaby one-trick pony receiver, who hasn’t won a playoff game since his rookie year, is far far down on the list.

  11. Etzel Says:

    More linebackers and tight-ends… also far down on the list (If you’re reading, Mr. Licht)

  12. BurgDweller Says:

    The offense really missed him against the Saints. I noticed they attempted to use Godwin as the deep threat on several occasions but he just doesn’t have the speed of Jackson. Defenses respect Jackson and play a little deeper when he is in the game. The O line sucked and the run game sucked against the Saints. Some of that had to do with Jackson being out and the D playing closer to the line.

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    it didnt work because dirk has a predictable/outdated offense!!!!!!

    what wouldve made it work is a run game but we havent had one of those since 2015….you know, when someone was holding dirks hand….


  14. quickdrw21 Says:

    As long as they ship JW Licht and Dirk off with him im cool .

  15. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    @El Buco Realisto Says:

    Nah, I am quite glad that we have the QB we have. He connects just fine with everyone but DJax.

  16. Kobe Faker Says:

    “We need a pass catching runningback to go against a 240lb linebacker in space

    Barber takes 3 seconds to catch a pass and look up

    We need to live in the “real world” not the “backwards Realist world”

    Kobe Faker

  17. Cgmaster27a Says:

    Dusty actually, take the first two games out and fitz did not complete one pass over 16 yards to mesean. And if he was so good ,why did a Washington squad with literally zero receivers let him go? You people building up mesean kike hes anything but a one trick pony is hysterical.

  18. Bobby M. Says:

    He’s done but I thought he did his job pretty well….the dude got open…a lot. He could have been a threat in other areas but Koetter didn’t seem to share that vision. I thought the screens we utilize with Hump could have easily been duplicated with Jackson but that never happened….no end arounds…no punt/kickoff returns. IMO…whenever it doesnt makes sense, there’s something behind the scenes brewing. Doesn’t matter much at this point…season is done as is Koetter.

  19. Season Is Over Says:

    Dump him so we can complain about not having a deep game for years to come. This will give Mr. Magoo more excuses to stay and extend the fan apathy. It will be a win-win for everyone. I’m sure everyone remembers why he was brought in to begin with.

  20. miken Says:

    He makes the d honest… you could tell sunday, there was less open space

  21. AlteredEgo Says:

    Don’t let him go…Drew Lock will need him…

  22. Tc Says:

    Unfortunately he is probably gone next year irregardless of his thumb.

  23. AlteredEgo Says:

    I’d take DJax cap hit next year over McCoy’s

  24. AlteredEgo Says:

    Come on Joe…cut the shadow banning/probation/cooler delay in my posts appearing

  25. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The fleagles would love to have him back. Trade him for whatever we can get. He’s just taking up a roster spot, and doesn’t want to be here. We have great depth at receivers. Replace him at a position of need with someone that wants to be a Buccaneer. Great talent. Not so great effort. Cap space better spent elsewhere.

  26. BucEmUp Says:

    I don’t care if he’s injured or not the guy doesn’t play with grit anymore. He doesn’t jaw with the dba he doesn’t lay out for passes or fight for contested catches..Either way Koetter needs to go with him

  27. Bird Says:


    I am in the cooler too.

    Joes scared

  28. Bird Says:

    Wait. First one that went thru in a while. I’m free.

    Free bird

  29. Joel Says:

    Another great player who struggled in Tampa and will go on and succeed elsewhere. Too bad no one realizes this franchise is the problem. Not the players.

  30. AlteredEgo Says:

    Bird Says:
    December 12th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I am in the cooler too.

    Joes scared

    I’ve never posted anything inappropriate …more of a my sandbox…my bat and ball thing…I posted after his first podcast that “Joe does not like Koetter” that was all just those words and nothing else…and into the cooler ever since…
    Outside of the hate-speech crowd, Joe only puts readers in the cooler for repeatedly misrepresenting Joe’s writing and/or repeatedly attacking Joe directly rather than just disagreeing.–Joe

  31. Bucsfanman Says:

    Damn if you do and damn if you don’t. Whether you like the guy or not, he’s fast and gets open. Defenses have to respect that.
    Somebody stated it above: We’ll be crying about lack of speed when he’s gone!

  32. Rod Munch Says:

    What a cool deal to head out to a local store and let poor kids run around and pick presents for Christmas. I grew up really poor and can only imagine how awesome it would have been to have been selected for something like this – but even more so what a relief it would be to parents to not have the stress of trying to scrounge together money to be able to afford something. What a really cool gesture on D-Jax’s behalf.

    BTW, you should do what you can from time to time. Someone gave me a $50 gift card to Best Buy, but as an adult I’ve worked hard, I’m loaded, $50 doesn’t mean much of anything in that anything that is $50 I already have if I wanted it. Not as a dis to the person that gave it to me, but I said I really don’t want anything so don’t bother. Anywho I have this $50 gift card and I stop to get gas and see a beat-up car, two parents who are young and obviously short on money, literally counting quarters to buy gas. So I walk inside the store and say hey, here’s $20, use it to pay for their gas, and would you mind giving them this gift card – don’t tell them who gave it, just tell them they won it or something and left. Anyways I have no idea what happened from there, hopefully they acceptabled the gift without any guilt, as just being a nice Christmas gesture from someone. Anywho if you can afford it, and you find yourself in a situation like this, you should do the same if you find yourself in a similar situation. I mean it’s always cool to drop a $20 in the Salvation Army bucket everytime you leave the store as well, but if you see someone in direct need, and you can offer help in a way that it doesn’t embarrass them or make it about yourself, you should do so.

  33. FB Says:

    Could that injury be why he left the stadium so quickly? And would that mean that one of the JOE’s is guilty of irresponsible FAKE NEWS!!! Oh what a shame. I know that one of the Joe’s is still a school girl for Jameis, and I’ll give him credit for the two wins prior to the last game, but if a receiver and a QB can’t connect, it is ALWAYS on the QBs arm. And if he doesn’t know how to USE a weapon he is given, it is ALWAYS on the QB. I don’t like divas that don’t fight for the ball, but speed like that still kills and usually doesn’t come in the Mike Evans size but once in a generation. Here’s to the next coach getting all these weapons on the same page.