Jameis Winston promises to show how valuable DeSean Jackson is

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Wide receiver DeSean Jackson caught 50 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns during his first season with the Buccaneers and that production represented a drop across the board from what he did in his final year in Washington.

Some of that drop could be attributed to the presence of Mike Evans in the offense and some could be attributed to playing without quarterback Jameis Winston while Winston was dealing with shoulder injuries, but the overall need for more was the subject of an article by Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times last week.

Winston took note of the article and responded on Twitter by writing that he will “personally will make sure we show how valuable” Jackson is during the 2018 season. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter added himself to the list of people who need to do a better job of getting Jackson chances to show off his skills.

“DeSean was where he was supposed to be,” Koetter said. “He was either behind the defense, in between the corner and safety, or he was in position to make explosive plays, and we didn’t get the ball to him. That’s on myself, it’s on Jameis to do better. I think DeSean and Jameis have said they need to spend more time working together, and I think they’re addressing that.”

Plenty of things went wrong for the Buccaneers in 2017 and a bigger offensive role for Jackson would be a way to turn one of them around as they try for better results in 2018.

21 responses to “Jameis Winston promises to show how valuable DeSean Jackson is

  1. “I think DeSean and Jameis have said they need to spend more time working together, and I think they’re addressing that.”

    Of course, the 3rd AND 4th person.

    SMH.

  2. Winston should probably be more focused on showing off his own value. Right now, it’s not that high.

  3. if Jackson were worried about his stats he should have stayed in D.C., or gone to another team with a proven passer. But he had to feed his family.

  4. Bucs have a lot of weapons this year….Evans, DJax, the best TE duo in the league, they just need a running game, and for Winston to take the next step as a young QB. With the upgrades to their D-line (JPP and Curry), look for Tampa to address RB, Safety and Oline in the Draft and they will be ready to make a run at the postseason.

  5. Winston threw 2 int’s and fumbled once while giving this interview.

    This guy is 18-27 as a starter with 44 int’s in just 3 seasons not including his fumbles. I’m at a loss why the media keeps pushing this guy as a viable NFL QB.

  6. Honestly I can’t imagine the bucs giving Winston a 100 million dollar deal based on what’s he has done thus far. He has shown to he a low end starter despite elite physical gifts, he’s been a dissapointment at best, a bust at worst.

  7. Bucs should use a 3rd-4th rounder on a mid round pick. They addressed the d-line and pass rush in FA and have plenty of offensive players in place. Winston is not a bust but he isn’t much more than average either. He is not playing nor carrying himself like the number 1 pick of the draft.

  8. Bucs should use a 3rd-4th rounder on a QB. They addressed the d-line and pass rush in FA and have plenty of offensive players in place. Winston is not a bust but he isn’t much more than average either. He is not playing nor carrying himself like the number 1 pick of the draft.

  9. Jackson lost a step during his last year with Washington and is often injured.

    The Rapist Winston is not a pro football talented player.

    I fail to see how these two can connect at a higher success rate than they did last year. If there was chemistry and talent and skill there, we’d have seen it.

    More reasons to fire both of them.

  10. Tampa Bay is on the road to nowhere with Winston at QB. Accuracy issues,poor decision making on and off the field…he should be more worried about proving his own value,not Jackson’s.

  11. I might be naive but I think Winston’s Season would have gone better last year had he not been injured and playing through it only hurt his accuracy even more than he hurts I himself. This is the put up or shut up year; either we win double didget games and make the post season or next year we select another young qb and then Winston pulls a Doug Williams and moves on to another team and figures his issues out. Last year 7 losses by a td or less, many games lost by field goals including one against New England that would have made our season. Our running game was complete crap last year, and a fresh young rookie in the backfield should provide the spark we need to balance the attack. Also the offense needs to be built around the fact that we turn the ball over too much; run the ball, dump offs, utilize the tight ends and stay away from 3rd and long. I believe we can do it

  12. It’s becoming increasingly clearer that Winston is overrated as a player and as a leader.

  13. Winston’s accuracy isn’t exactly peak Drew Brees, but it’s improved every year, and he has one of the highest average depth of target in the league; his throws go further in the air than about everybody else. Even with being less-than-entirely accurate, he completed 63.8% of his passes last year, and 7.9 yards/attempt and and 12.4 yards/completion is on the high end.

    He’s a risk-reward guy. He’ll never complete 70% of his passes and always will have turnovers, but he’s also going to make all sorts of throws lots of QBs can’t make. His big problem is he can make every throw on the field except one; the go route. He can’t throw a deep sideline ball to save his life, and that’s the one thing DSJ specializes in. It’s just an odd fit; they’ve got a WR that is great at the one thing the QB is bad at.

  14. I just don’t see JW as a starter… Any team would have to be desperate to sign him to a big money deal.. If the Bucs do, then they are conceding to be mediocre for the next 5+ years…

    They still have miles to go to get anywhere near the quality of the other 3 teams in their division…
    Staying broken at QB will only keep them in last place!

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