Key Nuggets From DeSean Jackson’s News Conference With The Eagles

March 14th, 2019

Arguably the worst free agent signing of the Jason Licht regime, DeSean Jackson, met with Philadelphia media today and dropped a few intriguing nuggets.

The first was Jackson reflecting on an event he attended while the NFL Scouting Combine was going on. Jackson was hundreds of miles away from where the Bucs hierarchy was embarrassing themselves by saying they wanted him on the roster. Per Jackson, he was at a March 3 autograph signing in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. There, per Jackson, he was telling members of the Eagles in attendance that he was hoping to play for them soon.

Also of note was Jackson talking about how he’s never had more than a couple of years with one quarterback. “It’s kind of been rocky because you can’t really establish that camaraderie with a guy,” Jackson said, saying he was glad the Eagles are committed to Carson Wentz.

Jackson also talked about how “there’s no shortcuts to success” and he’ll earn everyone’s respect because of how he comes to work every day. That doesn’t exactly jibe with his attitude toward practice shared at the Super Bowl.

Asked about why he wasn’t happy in Tampa, Jackson didn’t mention any names or thank any Buccaneers personally, or the team. He said he loved the warm weather and “it just didn’t really pan out.”

72 Responses to “Key Nuggets From DeSean Jackson’s News Conference With The Eagles”

  1. ModHairKen Says:

    DeSean has not badmouthed anyone here. He came here with high hopes and it did not work out. His potential was worth the money. Just let it be.

  2. Capt Kidd Says:

    Glad the slugger is gone!

  3. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “Arguably the worst free agent signing of the Jason Licht era”

    Wow that is some stiff competition he’s going against…..

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    Djax showing way more class than low standard choirboy loving bucfan on this site…

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I’ll take JR Sweezy as a bigger flop than Jackson. But I get the point.

  6. AlteredEgo Says:

    Tbbucs3 Says:
    March 14th, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    “Arguably the worst free agent signing of the Jason Licht era”

    Wow that is some stiff competition he’s going against…..

    combined with “the Most NFL ready QB “….

  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    My buddy is an Eagles Fan and now he thinks because they got DJAX back that they’re going to the Superbowl again.

    I was like like:

    “Have fun with your trash……..he’s Terrell Owens 2.0 reboot”

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m glad you said “arguably” Joe. I loathe DJAX as much as anybody but during the time he was stealing 20 million from the Glazer piggyback he never hurt the cap.

    Bottom line..Michael Johnson and Anthony Collins come to mind.
    At least with DJAX Licht effectively signed a deal good for a 6th round and a 7th round draft pick. That’s more than we get for most of Licht’s FA signings.

    FA is for losers! Licht allowed the team’s desperation lure him into a no win situation. Should have stuck to the draft and finding UDFA’s like Hump and Brate who now are worth millions.
    That’s where the action is…not big name OVERPRICED FA’s.
    Again see the Patriot Way. Licht is halfway there.

  9. SCBucsFan Says:

    He is no longer our problem

  10. bucfanforever Says:

    Fun Fact: No team has ever won the Super Bowl with Desean Jackson on the roster.

  11. Wesley Says:

    Can’t believe we gave this a-hole exactly what he wanted. Should have traded him to Cincinnati for a 7th round pick.

  12. Buc4life24 Says:

    No where near the worst FA signing…Sweezy, tree humper, Carl Nicks, etc….

  13. Tbbucs3 Says:


    Your right about that with Desean…..if Brent Grimes would’ve just kept his mouth shut after the season then Bucs fans wouldn’t have such a bad taste in their mouth from him…he would’ve just been viewed as another bad Bucs cornerback.

  14. Nick2 Says:

    News flash when you arent a team cancer they keep you with a QB for more than a couple of years. Good luck Carson Wentz your going to need it. Too funny Bucs brass was saying they wanted him and while MeShawn Jackson was telling Philly fans he was hoping he would be there soon core Bucs fans were praying he was right. Thank the lord we got rid of the speedy gang member.

  15. Zzbuc Says:

    What about Swaggy Baker…. TJ Ward….and I can keep up comino with names….. with the exeption of JPP the rest was garbage

  16. Nick2 Says:

    His quote about “you cant take shortcuts to success” are laughable as can be. Well while Jameis was working his arse off Meshawn jackson was playing madden football proclaiming “thats just practice man, I mean we are talking about practice” (Keep up the Alan Iverson soundbite.)

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    D-Jax is hardly the worst Licht signing, the guy was making Devin Funchess type of money and yet double and tripling his production.

  18. donuts Says:

    Ghost J….cannot be de-throned.

  19. donuts Says:

    Thursday 5PM and no new signing….hanging on to GMC at 13M is cray-cray.

  20. Tim Says:

    The Buccaneers have lost talent and added very little.
    D-Jax was not happy here because the “starting” QB only reads half the field at a time and has not shown the ability to throw a reliable timing route. Hopefully Bruce A. can get JW to play up to his potential and play like a 1st overall pick should.

    If not, I hear next year has a pretty good QB draft class. Miami looks to be tanking already for the 1st pick.

  21. Whatinthebuchappend Says:

    Just stop already ! This dud is not even on our team anymore & let his name stop with any thoughts on posting something about this bum.didnt care then & couldnt care any less now..oh and when you ask folks to send IRA questions for the pod , make sure you discuss questions as in plural , not one friggen question ! Sheesh ????Many questions were asked of Ira. The ones that weren’t were ones already answered in the podcast. –Joe

  22. Loyaltotheend Says:

    When he had a qb who could hit him fans were lovin him…

    Fans who expect him to dive for inaccurate passes or grow 3-4 inches to catch inaccurate throws are just idiots

    Dude was misused here

  23. Anonymous Says:

    I’m not a fan but he is not even the worst free agent wr we’ve had… Does anyone remeber the great ALVIN HARPER. Now you can put him in that argument. DJax just didn’t work BUT not the worst free agent signing .

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    On some other news…

    Cairo Santos, according to Spotrac, got a 1-year/$1m, with $200k guaranteed. So that is hardly a ringing endorsement at kicker, which means they probably still bring in legit competition.

    Ryan Griffin signed a 2 year, $2,900,000 contract, including $450,000 guaranteed. That’s enough money that it tells me he is the backup QB. They still might look at some young guys, but with that much guaranteed I doubt they also bring in Glennon.

    Deone Bucannon signed a 1 year, $2,500,000 contract, including $1,450,000 guaranteed. So this is actually quite the deal if they’re expecting him to start. $2.5m in this FA market is like getting paid $0.13/hour at your Walmart job.

    For what it’s worth the Bucs have $9.9m in cap space right now according to them – but keep in mind you still have the draft coming.

    Some worthless contracts they could still dump are…

    Evan Smith, $2m
    William Gholston, $3.75m (although I’d keep him if we go to a 3-4)
    Ryan Smith, $2m (if he’s still on the team, then Licht had a horrible offseason)

    Could still redo deals with JPP, McCoy and David, but they’re so scared of legit cap hell that I doubt they swap cap relief now for cap hits later.

  25. Alstott up the gut Says:

    I’ve got no problem moving on from Desean Jackson. Having said that, as Winston would constantly overthrow everyone, he would constantly underthrow Jackson. Maybe it was Jackson’s fault, but these two definitely never connected and that sucked!

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey Winston haters… raise your hand if you posted after game 2 last season that the Bucs needed to lock up Fitz with a new long term deal.

    Come on, show the hands, don’t make me go find old quotes in the archives.


  27. KyBucsFan Says:

    F*cking bum… SMMFH!!!

  28. SCBucsFan Says:

    For the last time haters JPP was not a free agent signing

  29. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I just read where Drew Brees restructured his contract to give the Saints 10 million dollars to sign players and they did just that signing a DT from the Patriots. Malcom Brown.

    I guess Brees wants to win now too. You seeing this GMC? Hawaiian Buc?

    Never forget.

  30. Drunkinybor Says:

    I got confused people kept saying meshaun Jackson. I thought meshawn was reserved in Bucs history for Ole Keyshawn Johnson. On second thought at least Key would take a hit over the middle and wasn’t afraid of contact.

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    This guy was a bad Buccaneer. He came here and didn’t produce for 2 years.

    Don’t care what you do you were never good enough. And that’s a fact, Jack.

  32. Nick2 Says:

    Too damn funny those that are praising the way Fitztragic could connect with DJax. Yes he did but unfortunately he also connected with half of the Bears secondary and after the Bears defense had dropped 50 on us from INT field position!!!!!

  33. BucEmUp Says:

    I agree Dewey, Sneezy could have played and they let him walk. They paid him to get healthy and handed him back to Seattle. I sure hope Arians brought his training and health evaluating staff with him from somewhere else because this team has been getting hosed with bad injured player free agent signings since Mark Dominik.

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    First of many Djax articles…….can’t let it go. On this one at least we let one go “for a good reason”

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    GhostofSchiano – Brees has a clicking tock going, he’s only got a couple years at most left. The Saints are doing what they should do, they’re trying to cash in now realizing that cap hell is around the corner.

    I don’t know why so many people are afraid of cap hell, rarely does it result in any real issues. Remember when the Cowboys were in cap hell every single year yet they were able to keep all their guys by pushing the ball down the road? Then what was their cut they had to make? They had to cut Dez, who was washed up and couldn’t play for anyone else. They were able to keep their double digit young franchise DE, but they cut a WR who had to take a min wage job to get back in football (then right away was injured).

    That’s why being scared of cap hell is fake news.

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    BucEmUp – The worst thing about the Sweezy deal was the Bucs front loaded his deal, so when they cut him, they cut him when he was at his cheapest for the team. It was dumb not to bring him to camp and see if he was finally healthy or not, it wasn’t like they used up all their cap space last year and had to make a move.

    BTW I said this last year when they cut him. He wasn’t as awful as people pretended he was, and when he was finally healthy he looked OK. Health was an issue, that’s legit, but the need to rush to dump guys doesn’t make a lot of sense unless they get guaranteed money for being on the roster.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    Doug Martin, 723 yards, 4.2avg, 4 TDs in 9 starts…

    Now he did have some stats in games he didn’t start so cancel those out and he would have prorated out to 1022 yards, 4.3avg and 7 TDs – and that was on an offense that couldn’t throw and had to deal with defenses stacking the line…

    That would have been nice production for the Bucs to have had. Now, with that said, that production at $7m wouldn’t have been all that great, but still, people said he was washed up and awful and wouldn’t even make the Raiders. I disagreed, and like always, I was right.

  38. Not there yet Says:

    Worst free agent signing of The licht regime? Nah It’s not even close to Anthony Collins and homesick Michael Johnson. In other news Perriman ran a 4.2 so hope Winston has no issues connecting with him

  39. Mo Says:

    Well now we have two wr no linebackers no pass rush no secondary the draft doesn’t have the savior

  40. Bird Says:

    Who cares about DJax. He is no longer a buc . Nobody cares here.

    Unfortunately , obsessed joe cannot let it go because djax did not play nice with his man love . I mean it really is kinda creepy how obsessed a grown man is with this other grown man.

  41. Chris Cotten Says:

    Could care less about that AHOLE

  42. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Leftover FA options for the Bucs….

    Darqueeze Denard (adds size to defense)
    Mark Barron (adds unique coverage ability to a depleted LB core)
    Trey Boston (Pretty good at playing in the Box)

    Barron would pair well with LVD IMO

    Got to get somebody on defense if the Bucs care about winning next season.

  43. C2asante Says:

    Not even in the top 3 worst free agent signings. Despite the perceived attitude problem he is and was a good player whose talent the team never fully exploited. More than lack of effort, I saw lack of creativity in the way we tried to use him

  44. Hodad Says:

    D Jax worse then Mitch Urien? At least Jax played in some games.

  45. Buc4evr Says:

    Why dig up another DJax story, he is dead and buried. I suspect you will be following him all next year….just wow must not be any Buc news….. 👎

  46. Dapostman Says:

    Pretty much a name only player because he doesn’t have the stats.

    Played 16 games 2 out of 11 NFL seasons.

    Averaged 3.8 catches a game.

    Averaged 55 catches a season.

    Averaged 2 long TD’s a season.

    Averaged 4.8 total TD’s a season

    Has a 55% career catch percentage

    BEFORE he was a Buc he averaged about 980 yds a season. 9 seasons.


  47. SteveK Says:

    I clamored for Licht to make a call to Calais Campbell two years ago! Nope-dip sh!t thought signing fatty 🌴 baker and D-Jax.

    We had the cap space, and Licht did not even make a call to Campbell’s camp. Infuriating for fans- Licht must win now. He should be GM if he fields another top 10 pick. For Chris sakes, worse than Dominik!

  48. JA Says:

    Breaking News!
    A JBF Scoop!

  49. Greg Says:

    Worst free agent? Seriously Joe? I guess your still emotionally hurt because a receiver gets tired of being wide open just to see the ball go over his head or out of bounds. Heres some people you I guess forgot.

    DT Chris Baker Cut after one season
    LT Anthony Collins UGLY BUST
    DE Michael Johnson cut after one season
    DT Beau Allen Completely ineffective aginst the pass
    OG JR Sweezy Came to collect a check then returned to Seattle
    And the worst of all drafting Jameis. Off field nightmare in college and a turnover machine. Years later still an off field issue and leads the NFL in turnovers.

  50. Greg Says:

    Actually now that I think of it some of those were under Dominick.

  51. Buc50 Says:

    I don’t see how he can be compared to T.O, when he played, he balled out even though he was a pain.

  52. joestang Says:

    its hard to rate what pic was the worst Licht made, there are so many.

  53. SB Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    March 14th, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    Djax showing way more class than low standard choirboy loving bucfan on this site…

    Once again proving that you are hands down, without a shred of doubt, absolutely the Dumbest poster EVER to visit this site.

  54. Louis Says:

    Hey Joe, do you think that you can trade tmax to a different teams blog site? What

  55. Ozzie Says:

    I could think of a few WORSE than DJAX..JR Sweezy..Carl Nicks…George Johnson DE from cincy…nowhere near the drama of Djax but colossal misfires that were total waste of money

  56. Louis Says:

    Hey Joe do you think that you can trade tmax to another teams blog site?

  57. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Carl Nicks was a Dominic misfire but it will be interesting to see what the Bucs will do without incompetent GMs. Dominic could at least build a defense.

  58. SenileSenior Says:

    Just to follow up on what SCBucsFan said. Licht got JPP in a trade deal with the New York Giants last year.

    To add to what Drunkinybor said, Keyshawn scored a few touchdowns and got a bunch of first downs to help keep drives alive during our only Superbowl season. You don’t have to like the original Meshawn (or Sapp for that matter!) to appreciate what they did for us. DJAX was NOT a team player. … Whether you consider that a professional attitude or not is another story.

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  59. SteveK Says:

    Carl Nicks was a GREAT signing. It’s a shame our team had MRSA.

    Let’s not forget, Schiano was dealt a horrible hand:

    -Freeman’s mental breakdown

    I believe if given another year, he would’ve fixed things. I understand the man is not likeable, and that players think he’s an a hole- but damn that dude knows football.

  60. SteveK Says:

    DeSean Jackson was “wide ass open” as Arians puts it. It’s a damn shame our #1 pick couldn’t develop rapport with him. But, it’s over now, so let’s see Jameis take a step forward this year. I believe he will.

  61. Noles Says:

    Mod Hair-

    Really… let it be. Desean Jackson is a clown & bad teammate for a long time & well documented… he is selfish & was totally not worth it…… not sure what business you are in but SMART business owners pay for PRODUCTION not POTENTIAL….. # BUCS LIFE….. get rid of Licht PLEASE

  62. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I beg to differ, He was not the worst. That dubious distinction goes to $1,000,000.00 a game CB Darelle Revis. For the play we got from him was a travesty for the cost. He was not worth half of what he swindled from us.

  63. ElioT Says:

    Seems like DJax was just being honest.

    Not like he made extra time to practice with Fitz, who hit him on almost every deep ball.

    Let’s remember #3 was SUSPENDED for the first THREE GANES because of #3’s ACTIONS!!!! – DJax was here.

    Not his fault that #3 only hit him on like maybe one f**king deep ball on two f**king years.

    Desean isn’t some model teamate but Jesus, the bias here is so horribly evident.

    Michael Johnson and the other lazy left tackle #lichmyb*lls signed were way worse.

    Get real Joes.

  64. Ndog Says:

    Greg Says:
    March 14th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
    Worst free agent? Seriously Joe? I guess your still emotionally hurt because a receiver gets tired of being wide open just to see the ball go over his head or out of bounds. Heres some people you I guess forgot.

    And the worst of all drafting Jameis.

    Greg just know you will be reminded of this exact statement in the near future my friend. Please don’t run and hide.

  65. GrayBalls Says:

    I’m starting to wonder why I continue coming back to JBF. The writing is mediocre, at best. The “articles” are nothing more than footnotes, a good portion of which are quotes. Most of the commentors either fill the thread with incessant rambling about how much this guy sucks or how much that guy is overpaid or over rated…. Or about how right they always are because they posted something that came to fruition, one time, three years ago. I guess it’s because y’all pump out Buc related content faster than everyone else. Something’s better than nothing. Thanks, JBF, I guess

  66. D1QB Says:


    WTF are you babbling about, Fitz threw 1int vs the Bears.

  67. Hawk Says:

    And glad DJax os gone. Let’s not hear any more about a member of another team.

  68. yahoo Says:

    Wentz is a better qb and more accurate then Winston (so far)… don’t blame Djax for wanting out..

  69. unbelievable Says:

    Joe’s gonna need to go sharpen his axe, is must be dull at this point

  70. Mike10 Says:

    Joes are so dramatic when it comes to Djax, mostly due to their favoritism and lack of accountability towards Jameis.
    First couple weeks of the season were so much fun, for everyone including DJax.
    Winston comes back.. same ol Bucs.

    D-Jax wasn’t a failed signing because of D-JAX.. if you think so, you’re blinded

  71. ATrain Says:

    When Joe Loves a player HE LOVES THEM NO MATTER – GMC

    When Joe Doesn’t like a player He really doesn’t -DJax

    The worst FA signing Haha remember Mr Tree Humper

    DJax being the worst FA signing is As ridiculous as saying GMC is a leader

  72. Crockett69 Says:

    Bird don’t throw stupid shade at Joe’s simply cause he’s reporting team news. Are you a negative Nellie or what? Stay positive bro