Using DeSean Jackson

March 1st, 2019

Talks working with a diva.

If one is to only take on face value what Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and coach Bucco Bruce Arians had to say this week in Indianapolis, they want malcontent wide receiver DeSean Jackson back.

Now Jackson at the Super Bowl proclaimed one reason he and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, were not on the same page is because Jackson doesn’t need to practice much.

Though Jackson never said it, it is hard to develop chemistry with a guy when you don’t practice.

Arians not only agrees with Jackson, so he told Joe this week at the Indiana Convention Center, but Arians said there are ways for Jackson and Jameis to work on things with Jackson practicing less.

Joe had asked Arians how can someone develop chemistry when one guy doesn’t want to practice, and if Jackson has to lose some of his ego first.

“Losing ego? I love ego,” Arians said. [Jackson] has a resume that goes with it. He will work.

“Larry Fitzgerald didn’t practice on Wednesdays the last few years I had him because I needed him on Sunday. You hit an age, you don’t need Wednesday practice. A walk-through is fine. Guys that are pros, after a walk-through, they’ve got it. It is my job to get them to Sunday at full speed.

“There are certain things we have to do full-speed. Not all day. Deep balls, maybe on a Thursday.”

Then, Arians began to describe how he plans to use Jackson. And in goal line offense, Jackson won’t be watching from the sidelines.

“I have to have you out there on full speed in the red zone,” Arians said. “Short fields, but he can be a good, big threat down there.”

It seems Arians might use Jackson on short passes in the red zone, or some type of shovel pass to let Jackson use his wheels to burn a defense; think of how Arians used Fitzgerald in an overtime playoff win over the Packers.

34 Responses to “Using DeSean Jackson”

  1. StoutGospel Says:

    Bye DJax! Sooner the better.

    Mannn….there are some slowwww and chunky RB’s this year at the combine running the 40!! That Snell joker some of you all talk about ran a 4.75….that’s like LB speed, damn slow. A lot of them have. Other than Henderson and Weber who can actually run. Haven’t seen LJ Scott yet, maybe he’s in the 2nd group. We don’t need any more tortoise-like beotches in the RB room, we have plenty of those!

    Go Bucs!

  2. Bucafan951 Says:

    I trust that Arians has the skill to use Jackson properly. I don’t trust Jackson AT ALL!!!

  3. teacherman777 Says:


    Nice comment.

    And please, while we are on the topic of soees.

    Only 4.3-4.4 CB’s from now on.

    No more 4.5-4.6 guys.

    Go Bucs!

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Actually, I’d take massive power over speed in a RB at this point.

    I would rather get 3rd and shorts being a sure first down, or goal line scoring opportunities actually score, than have a rb who MIGHT break one three times a year.

  5. teacherman777 Says:

    D-Jax is trade bait.

    He and Jameis hate each other. Jameis hated it when Desean would shout or pout after every bad throw. Desean really hurt Jaboo’s swag. So did Dirk.

    Desean is an LA Crip. Jameis is an Alabama spirit.

    They dont vibe at all.

    Chip Kelly was right. Get rid of “the LA superstar!!”

    Go Bucs!

  6. Dre Says:

    Lol dude posted on here he’s watching the combine… what are you truest going to see at a combine…. it’s irrelevant… not gonna change your draft position being at the combine … what they can do is already on tape … the coaches know where the talent is and a combine does not turkey represent the player

  7. Dre Says:

    Truely *

  8. 1sparkybuc Says:

    $10 million could fix several options and is too much to gamble on one questionable WR. Pay Hump and use the rest to patch another hole. Hump is more dependable and more productive as well. Dump DJax.

  9. StoutGospel Says:

    Well said @teacherman777, well said!

    And for JP_09, LJ Scott didn’t do the 40. They mentioned on the telecast that he would do it at his pro day. His agility drills looked good though.

    Hey a$$munches…no one SAID or suggested anything replaced anything stooges. Just something to watch. Hushhh now 🙂

    Go Bucs!

  10. Darin Says:

    Bonzai finally made some sense.
    Emmit Smith ran a 4.7. Last i looked he is still up there. Watch the film. Some guys run faster with pads on while being chased. And Ronald Jones is pretty fast. Hard to be when youve got nowhere to run. An Oline and vision are the most important factors. Hard to test the vision part other than tape. Most running plays will involve more power, vision and elusiveness than speed. Not against speed but I’m not gona get too into what a guy runs in his underwear in a straight line for 40 yards, twice.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    I do not think Bruce Arians gives a flying **** about what locker room problems happened here last year or the years before that. He friggen team doesn’t operate like that. He’s probably going to change it all anyways. It doesn’t matter who liked who anymore. If two players have a ongoing problem then it needs to be dealt with.

    Right now the only guy that sounds like he may have a problem is Djax. It don’t sound like any players got a problem with him as a teammate.

    Bruce knows Jackson can provide explosive plays. If his team wants Jackson and Jackson wants to return they should give him a year to see how he does in the new offense. Well worth the risk at that point.

  12. Destinjohnny Says:

    I can see the ball going 4 feet out of bounds or sailing 9 feet over his head

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Bonzai it’s going to take more then just a RB to fix 3rd &1…….I don’t care how strong somebody is……If the front blocking can’t give them a chance to start fighting and pushing from the line of scrimmage they ha e no chance……..Pushing a pile of defenders for multiple can’t be expected of any man.

    Remember Alstott trying to convert short yards under Dungy? He was helpless.

  14. rrsrq Says:

    Philip Dorsett testing free agency, he may not be Jackson fast but he is faster than any receiver on the Bucs. He will also be cheaper.

  15. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    destin johnny exactly & a day off isnt fixing a qb that cant for whatever reason throw the deep ball

  16. Greg Says:

    Nobody nationally is calling Jackson lazy or a diva, wonder who Joe is sticking up for…again. I do think we should get rid of him but its more for money and Winston cant hit smaller receivers deep. We could use that 10 million towards keeping Humphries as our slot receiver and have money towards Godwin.

  17. 813bucboi Says:


    like @darin said, you’ve finally made some sense……

    i’d take benny snell in a heartbeat….imo i’d take an rb that has great vision and the ability to break tackles over just a burner….


  18. 813bucboi Says:

    regarding djax, i think BA is right… long as they produce on sundays i dont care if BA thinks its best for JPP,djax,GMC to rest on Wednesdays….gives the young guys a chance to get valuable reps…..


  19. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’ve been hoping the RBs don’t run too fast to drop their stock as much as possible so we can get a good one in R4 or later lol

    Arian Foster ran a 4.68. Other good ones have run in the 4.6s.

  20. pick6 Says:

    it’s a very Buc Fan thing to want to move on from a problematic player with elite ability, and i have to admit that i’m in that camp with DJax. However, as i step back for a moment I realize that we haven’t had a coach willing and able to take on such players for over a decade.

    Schiano, Lovie, and Koetter all wanted nothing to do with guys who didn’t fit their neat little templates. The former two walked away at the earliest opportunity from guys that weren’t robots awaiting instruction, and Koetter is one of the worst I’ve seen at managing a toxic player

    Raheem was not so rigid but also lacked the clout to rein such guys in (recall Aqib Talib flouting team and league rules, Kellen Winslow hijacking Freeman’s brain, and Legarrette Blount getting away with terrible work ethic)

    Arians embraces the challenge of getting the best out of complicated but talented people. I get the sense that Bruce Arian has a good plan for making it work with Desean and probably an equally good plan for making it work without him too

  21. JimmyJack Says:

    Kobe just gave me a breaking alert. Joe was just spotted exiting a local Target with D Jax. Judging by the size of the bags it was a possible shoe shopping experience but could not be confirmed.

    The pair was observed having a conversation in the parking lot for a short while. A friendly handshake took place before the two parted.

    Kobe tryed his best to follow Jackson but he said he hit a red light

  22. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Agree with 813

    I can live with keeping Djax honestly if BA really feels he’s that important of a cog in what he wants to do on offense.

    I just hate that he was talking sh1t AFTER a huge team win. Then again the season was lost. And then again it seemed directed at offensive scheme not QB. The tweet was about how other teams would use him better.

    Koetter in general lost that locker room hard and fast it seems

  23. Cgmaster27v Says:

    Greg, noome is calling him a diva? Have you missed meseasn entire career up to this point?

  24. 813bucboi Says:


    no doubt dirk lost the locker room quick fast and in a hurry…….and folks thought players were “playing hard” for dirk….BS….they were playing hard for the next HC….they arent fools…they saw the writing on the wall….

    and i hated when djax talked that BS too….i would still like to use his money to pay a FA or 2 but it is what it is…..


  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It will be interesting to see how the Bucs manage to bring in FAs…….and keep all their current players…..not going to happen.

    All of this is a big bag of BS right now…..would love to keep Djax (but not at $10 mil) would love to keep GMC (but not at $13mil) Would love to sign Kwon (but not for more than $5mil) Would love to sign Hump (but not for more than $6 mil)
    Would love to have the Honey Badger (for free)……….and this is my favorite and it’s from Joe……..we want Josh Allen……duhhh!!!

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    But let’s get this straight for the record. Jackson has been a lousy Buccaneer. He has been a bad player for us a bad FA signing.

    But if you know anything about sports you know the the last two seasons don’t matter if DeSean can get us 75 yards per game with an 80 yarders every 3. If he can’t do that he aren’t worth no 10M……………….and I’ll tell ya what else…….if Jackson can’t give us a monster playoff performance he aren’t worth no 10M either.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    Oh God, the talk radio echo chamber that is 95% of the comments here is so dull and boring. I don’t begrudge the Joe’s having their opinion, that’s why I read the site, but it’s remarkable how people just echo what they say or what a guy on the radio says and then never put any further thought into anything.

    This is a new coaching staff, everyone gets a fresh start. Arians is known for being a guy who can get players to do what HE wants, not what they want. Dirk was a clueless jackass as a head coach who clearly isn’t/wasn’t head coaching material. If Arians is in fact going to keep D-Jax because he thinks he can get everyone on the same page – then great, put your faith in the guy and see what he can get done. But to just whine because you don’t like someone’s attitude, or because someone reads comic books, it’s just boring.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, on a different not I just saw the NFL cap is going up $11m.

    That gives the Bucs even more cap room to get everything done and to keep D-Jax if they want to.

    Then again, if you’re going to trade D-Jax for anything, the way you get value is by talking him up, saying how much you want him around.

    We shall see what comes of everything, but I don’t think we’ll actually know the outcome with D-Jax until the draft is over.

  29. JA Says:


    If the combine means nothing, why does every NFL team send representatives and why does the NFL spend millions to showcase college players?
    Tell me, which NFL front office do you work for? I want to make sure, per your advice, they didn’t waste money sending anybody to the combines. After all “ it’s all on tape.” Why do interviews or health scans? Dre says they are unnecessary.
    I know a lobotomy reversal doctor if you’re interested.
    After that we can address your writing skills …

  30. Pickgrin Says:

    If the Bucs keep both McCoy and DJax – there will not be enough cap space available to improve this team in any other way. At least one of them has to go. Likely both.

    Both are overpayed for what they are bringing to the table. Which was fine when there was plenty of cap space and not enough good players on the team to pay large contracts to.

    Bucs are also talking about paying Donovan Smith $12>$15M and re-signing Humphries – and re-signing Kwon, and need to tender Barber and sign a back-up QB….

    There’s no way. Its impossible

    Jackson is the one player with a high dollar contract – who is the most obvious choice to get rid of – for a bunch of reasons. Age, final year of contract, hasn’t earned his high salary here for 2 straight years, self absorbed and not a good teammate, prefers to go through the motions during practice, wouldn’t return punts last year even though that’s a legit specialty. doesn’t believe in or trust his QB, gives crap effort even on Sundays if the ball doesn’t land right in his breadbasket – Oh and we’ve got a ton of young talent at WR behind him…..

    All this talk of keeing DJax and what they are going to do with him – Its all SMOKE. Bucs are just trying to sucker some needy team into trading a 5th rd pick for 32 year old DJax and his 1 year $10M contract….

    Same with McCoy probably – who under the right circumstances might net a 3rd rd pick since he’s younger and still has 3 years left on his deal – none of which is guaranteed…

  31. The Fighting Schiano's Says:

    That’s all well and good, but if we keep this malcontent, Jameis needs to step up and be an Alpha Male finally and get in his face. If he’s bitching and whining, Jameis needs to call him out. Not saying he doesn’t have it in him, just saying he needs to put him in his place.

  32. Miller5252 Says:

    Jackson and a couple 2nd round draft pics for AB. Or even throw in McCoy…. so Jackson and McCoy for AB. Hell of a receiver group with AB, Evans, Hump, and OJ. Sounds really good to me.

  33. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    The only thing u can use MeJax for to take old team/individual posters and put them down on the table to make for easy clean ups while eating crab legs. Fire MeJax!

  34. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    After Jameis signs his extension he should use MeJax 🥜 as target practice.