WR DeSean Jackson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-9, 169||Born: 12-1-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 2|
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 17 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Desean Jackson was held to two catches against the Giants. One of two catches went for twenty-three yards which helped put them in field goal range at the end of the first half (but it was missed). Kirk took two other deep shots that had potential for long gains but Kirk overthrew him. DeSean had a step on the defense both times but ultimately came up empty handed. This is usually how the game goes for a big play dependent receiver like DeSean.
2016 Week 16 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 114 / 0 rec)
Jackson was the clear feature element of Washington's pass game against Chicago. Jackson separated easily on intermediate and deep routes. In addition to his 114 yards, his third straight 100-yard games and fourth in five weeks, Jackson drew a long defensive pass interference penalty and got behind the defense for a sure touchdown, but Kirk Cousins overthrew Jackson on the play. A 200-yard game with a touchdown was well within reach. Jackson's best catch came on an uncharacteristic play for the thin-framed speed merchant. On a deep in-cut route on third down, Jackson high-pointed the pass, absorbed a big hit, and held on to convert in field goal range. Adding this highlight play to Jackson's display of speed, sharp route running, and after-catch ability on his other receptions, this was Jackson's most complete effort of the season.
2016 Week 15 vs CAR (10 / 7 / 111 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson finally had a high volume reception game. DeSean had no problem getting open as he tied a team high in receptions with seven. DeSean's longest reception went for twenty-three yards but he did a lot of his damage underneath. Kirk only took two deep shots to DeSean but failed to connect on both. DeSean also had an opportunity for a potential touchdown, but the pass was off as it went too far out of bounds. DeSean's offensive output was a direct benefit of high volume passing and the absence of Jordan Reed.
2016 Week 14 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 102 / 1 rec)
DeSean Jackson only had three catches in this game but went over one hundred yards to lead Washington in receiving yards for this game. DeSean is the ultimate big play threat and it was on full display as it pertains to his stats. DeSean was fairly quiet until he smoked an Eagles cornerback on a post route where he caught a pass in stride leading to an eighty yard touchdown. The other two receptions weren't much to his production as his touchdown grab was the main highlight. DeSean doesn't need many touches to have big production so it is good that he and Kirk are connecting on the deep throws.
2016 Week 13 vs ARI (4 / 1 / 59 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson only brought in one catch for this game and it was nearly a long touchdown. He caught a fifty-nine yard bomb but was barely tackled at the five yard line. DeSean dropped two passes on short throws and Kirk overthrew him on a fade route in the end zone. DeSean is prone to quiet games when the deep ball isn't clicking on all cylinders.
2016 Week 12 vs DAL (8 / 4 / 118 / 1 rec)
DeSean Jackson finally exploded in the Washington pass attack as he went over a hundred yards receiving. The volume of receptions is rarely high for DeSean serves as the top deep threat for Washington. He only had four receptions for the game but his biggest play went for a sixty-seven yard touchdown in the third quarter. He ran straight past the coverage as Kirk found him up the sideline over two defenders. These are the plays that typically make up the day for DeSean and it was encouraging to see him and Kirk finally connect on a deep pass. If they can stay in sync then these type of games can be a lot more frequent for DeSean.
2016 Week 11 vs GB (6 / 4 / 51 / 1 rec)
WR DeSean Jackson DeSean Jackson only had four catches in this game but he made them count as he added a touchdown for the day. His yardage was still down surprisingly as it seemed as if he would torch the Packers secondary but he is also still trying to recover from a shoulder injury. The deep shots in this game were in sync but DeSean wasn't part of the festivities. As he continues to get back to full health he will be more integrated in the long plays downfield.
2016 Week 8 vs CIN (7 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson had three receptions in this game and had trouble making big plays again. Kirk overthrew him twice for potential scores which has been the ongoing theme of this season. DeSean was knocked out of this game for a bit when he took a big shot on the sideline after a thirty-eight yard completion. Until DeSean gets on the same page with Kirk he will continue to produce low yardage games because he mainly thrives as a deep threat.
2016 Week 7 vs DET (8 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson still hasn't been able to get on track with Kirk. Washington has said they want to get DeSean more involved but they are struggling to find ways getting him the ball. Aside from missing on deep passes it seems they haven't been able to get him going in the intermediate to short areas. That can mainly be attributed to the fact they already have guys who operate in that area so it's tough to find a place for DeSean. If he isn't going deep it seems tough to find him. He had five catches on the day with less than fifty yards.
2016 Week 6 vs PHI (9 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson once again had a relatively quiet afternoon but not because he couldn't get open. He did drop a touchdown in the second quarter that Kirk put right on target. However, there were times he got behind the defense but came up empty as well. The Eagles pressure completely disrupted the timing on some of Kirk's throws which had a direct result to DeSean's inability for the big play. He had four catches and it seems the connection between him and Kirk is improving but the big plays are still lacking.
2016 Week 5 vs BAL (7 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson only had three catches on the day but there was potential for more. Kirk has been out of sync this season connecting with DeSean, especially on deep passes. DeSean's longest play went for twenty-seven yards. Kirk missed DeSean on a touchdown in the third quarter as DeSean tried to adjust to an inaccurate pass. Kirk was under pressure trying to find DeSean in the end zone on a 20+ yard pass on the sideline. DeSean tried to keep his feet inbounds and extend for the grab but wasn't able to reel it in as it was slightly out of reach. Kirk also missed DeSean on a long gain downfield as the pass was overthrown out of reach. Whenever Kirk and Desean get back on the same page DeSean will be much more productive.
2016 Week 4 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson only had one catch for five yards but was targeted three times. Washington's most dynamic receiver was bottled up in this game as Cleveland rolled coverage his way to limit big plays. Kirk tried to find DeSean on a go route in the first quarter but it was broken up by a pass interference call. However, DeSean's presence did open up the middle of the field but it is rare that he is held in check like this.
2016 Week 3 vs NYG (8 / 5 / 96 / 1 rec)
DeSean Jackson didn't have many catches but his presence is always felt. Jackson caught a forty-four yard touchdown at the end of the first half where he completely outran coverage to grab a touchdown in the end zone. He also had another long completion but that is DeSean's calling card. He isn't going to see a ton of volume but the explosive plays are there for him every week. Kirk finally found him on target so hopefully this gets them in sync.
2016 Week 2 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson should have had a much bigger game but Kirk missed him a few times streaking up the field. DeSean started the game well as he had two catches and one of them going for twenty eight yards. Then the day quickly dialed down for him. Kirk missed DeSean in the first half for a potential touchdown as he outran double coverage only to have Kirk over throw him by quite a bit. DeSean had another opportunity for a long score in the second half but Kirk threw the ball over the wrong shoulder and he was unable to track it down. This had to be a frustrating game for DeSean knowing he got the better of Dallas' secondary but couldn't capitalize.
2016 Week 1 vs PIT (10 / 6 / 102 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson had the most productive day of all pass catchers as he went over one hundred yards on the day. His longest catch went for thirty three yards but most of his work was done on hitch routes. The secondary played soft coverage all game which allowed Kirk to continuously find him for dinks and dunks. DeSean had an opportunity for one big play downfield but it was taken away by a pass interference call. DeSean's elite speed terrifies opponents which in turn makes it easy for Kirk to find him on comeback routes towards the sideline. Even though DeSean was productive in this game none of it changed life for Washington's offense.
Latest NewsNFL | John Ross worked with DeSean Jackson (Sun Mar 19, 10:17 PM) - Washington WR John Ross worked with Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson to improve his footwork and technique and to learn how to use his speed effectively. Our View: The best pro comparison for Ross is Jackson. The rookie from Washington can absolutely fly, as evidenced by his 4.22 second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. In addition to blazing speed, Ross does a good job of tracking the ball well and can make defenders miss in the open field. He should be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
link to story Buccaneers | DeSean Jackson to occasionally return punts (Sat Mar 11, 12:23 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson will return punts with the Buccaneers, but head coach Dirk Koetter said the team will be selective when to use him in that role. Our View: That only makes sense with Jackson's game-breaking ability. Keep this in mind if you play in a league that rewards points for return yardage or return touchdowns.
link to story Buccaneers | Big money for DeSean Jackson (Thu Mar 9, 10:37 PM) - Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson's deal is for three years and is worth $33.5 million with $20 million guaranteed. link to story
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