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
2017 Week 15 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Jackson hauled in a crossing pattern and turned it up the left sideline for a gain of 11 yards on his first target of the day. He carried the ball on an end around later in the 2nd quarter for a short gain. Shortly after, Jackson headed to the locker room with an ankle injury and did not return to the game.
2017 Week 14 vs DET (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec, 1 / 23 / 0 rush)
Jackson led the team with 7 targets on a sloppy day for QB Winston. He lined up wide left in a 3WR set and caught a screen in the 1st quarter. Winston targeted him with an overthrown deep ball on the next play. Jackson caught a deep comeback route up the right seam for a 16 yard gain later in the 1st. Winston hit him with on a toe-tapping out route on the right sideline during the opening drive of the 2nd half. Jackson lined up wide left and caught a quick screen in the 3rd quarter, converting 3rd and 7. D-jax also carried the ball once on an end-around that he broke for 23 yards in the 3rd quarter.
2017 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Jackson had a quiet day, catching a short curl late in the 2nd quarter for a short gain on his first target. He secured his second target later in the same drive, a deep corner route from the right slot that picked up 19 yards. Winston missed him badly on a curl route near the end zone at the end of the 3rd quarter. Jackson caught a crossing route in the back of the end zone at the end of the 4th quarter, but Winston had thrown the ball after scrambling past the line of scrimmage.
2017 Week 12 vs ATL (11 / 8 / 60 / 0 rec)
Jackson caught a deep crossing route for a nice gain on the Bucs' first offensive play of the game. Fitzpatrick almost found him for another big connection on a deep crossing pattern in the 2nd quarter, but the pass bounced off Jackson's fingertips. Jackson converted 3rd and 6 with a nifty catch on a slant route towards the end of the 2nd quarter. Jackson drew a pass interference penalty on the next play while running a fly route down the right sideline, setting the Bucs up near the Atlanta red zone. Two plays later, Jackson moved the offense down inside the Atlanta 10 yard line with a reception on a curl route. Fitzpatrick loaded up a deep ball on a corner route to Jackson late in the 4th, but overthrew the ball out the back of the end zone. Jackson finished the game second on the team with 11 targets to Evans' 12, with a team-high 8 receptions.
2017 Week 11 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 28 / 1 rec)
Jackson hauled in his first target on an out route late in the 1st quarter for a big gain. It was his only reception of the 1st half until Fitzpatrick hit him for a touchdown just before halftime. Jackson lined up tight to the right side of the offensive line and ran a crossing pattern, to the left on play action, confusing the defense and leaving him wide open for an easy touchdown connection. Despite the score, the two catches tie for Jackson's lowest of the season.
2017 Week 10 vs NYJ (10 / 6 / 82 / 0 rec)
Jackson and rookie Chris Godwin started at the outside receiver positions with Mike Evans absent due to a one game suspension. Djax and Godwin both collected a team-high 10 targets, with Djax posting the slightly better overall statline. Jackson hauled in his first target for a nice catch and run on a crossing route in the 1st quarter, then helped extend the lengthy drive with a short reception on a slant and a deep corner route that picked up 15. Fitzpatrick found him running a seam route from the slot early in the 3rd quarter for another solid gain, then hit him on a deep post on the next play for a gain of 22, Tampa's longest play of the day. Jackson bounced up after being clobbered by DB Buster Skrine on a sideline catch in the 3rd, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty for helmet-to-helmet contact.
2017 Week 9 vs NO (4 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Winston targeted Jackson on a deep ball that drew a pass interference flag late in the 1st quarter. The two connected on another deep pass down the right sidelines in the 2nd quarter, bu Jackson couldn't get both feet down inbounds. Jackson had a nice catch and run on a 2nd quarter slant route that picked up 14 yards. Backup QB Fitzpatrick missed another deep shot to Jackson in the 3rd quarter, and connected with him once for an 11 yard gain. Djax also carried the ball once on an end-around in the 2nd quarter. Jackson should collect more targets next week as Evans serves a one-game suspension for his hit on Saints CB Lattimore.
2017 Week 8 vs CAR (8 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Jackson drew the second most targets on the team(8) but struggled to do anything with them as Winston's passing was all over the place. Djax lined up wide right and caught a deep comeback route for a gain of 19 at the end of the 1st quarter. He got open on a slant route again on the next play, but Winston threw the ball high. Jackson caught a quick pass behind the line of scrimmage and ran up the sidelines for a few yards midway through the 2nd quarter.. Jackson and Winston nearly connected on a deep ball in the end zone later in the 3rd, but a defender closed on the ball and knocked it away at the last second.
2017 Week 7 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 73 / 0 rec)
Jackson caught a skinny post from Winston early on that was nearly intercepted, but Djax showed incredibly focus by popping the ball out of the defenders hands and spinning around to catch the pass before it hit the turf. Winston found him again on the next play deep down the right sideline for another big gain. Jackson hauled in a quick slant from the left slot for an 11 yard gain later in the 2nd quarter. Winston hit Jackson with a deep bomb down the left sideline for a huge gain in the 3rd quarter, but the play was called back because of a holding penalty. Jackson had a step on his defender again later in the quarter, but Winston overthrew him on the deep route. The two are still struggling to generate big chunk plays, but Jackson is definitely showing more chemistry with Winston on shorter and intermediate throws the last couple of games, and once the ball is in his hands he is explosive.
2017 Week 6 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Winston looked for Jackson deep in the 1st quarter but underthrew the pass and was nearly intercepted. Jackson's first catch was a quick out route from the right side of the formation. Ryan Fitzpatrick loaded a deep ball up for Jackson on fly route in the 2nd quarter, but the two couldn't connect in the end zone. Jackson was targeted down the left sideline on a Ryan Fitzpatrick interception in the 3rd quarter. Jackson scored on a quick slant route later in the 3rd quarter. He lined up wide right with Humphries in the slot, and the two crossed on slant routes with Jackson making a nice catch on a pass that was delievered slightly late from Fitzpatrick.
2017 Week 5 vs NE (9 / 5 / 106 / 0 rec)
Jackson and Winston continue to struggle with their chemistry, but the new receiver was able to contribute with some big plays later in the game. Jackson caught his first target, tapping his toes on the right sideline after Jameis extended the play with a scramble. Jackson caught one of the bubble screens that we see Humphries running often, but the play was blown up behind the line of scrimmage by cornerback. Jackson finally got rolling in the 4th quarter, taking a slant route 41 yards on 3rd and short from deep in Tampa Bay's own territory. Jackson had a clutch reception on 3rd and long later, securing the catch on the sideline and tapping his toes before getting blasted by a defender. Winston found Jackson one last time on a deep crossing route with less than a minute left in the game. Jackson went down awkwardly and was replaced by Chris Godwin for the last 34 seconds. He was seen leaving the stadium with ice on his right forearm after the game. Jackson finished tied for the most targets(9) with Brate.
2017 Week 4 vs NYG (6 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Winston overthrew Jackson on a deep post route late in the 3rd. Djax had a step on his defender if Winston could have dropped the pass in a little better. Jackson appeared visibly frustrated when Winston missed him on a 2 point attempt. He had another potential TD knocked loose by Eli Apple in the end zone in the 2nd quarter. Djax finished the day with 6 targets, catching 2 for 20 yards.
2017 Week 3 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 84 / 1 rec)
D-jax had a good day on paper, but his and Winston's chemistry is still a work in progress. Jackson was the target on two interceptions, an underthrown deep ball on the first and an apparent route miscommunication on the second. Jackson caught his first target of the day, an out route early in the 1st quarter. Winston hit him for a big gain on the next drive as Jackson got open on a deep corner route. Winston tried to force a deep pass to Jackson in the 2nd quarter that was undercut and intercepted by a defender. Jackson had a step, but Winston simply didn't put enough on the ball to get it there. Jackson showed strong hands on a leaping catch in the 3rd quarter. Winston and Jackson finally connected in the end zone at the end of the 3rd quarter, with Jackson leaping over his defender in the back right corner for the score. Winston followed the success up with another clunker in the 4th, looking Jackson's way on an apparent route miscommunication that led to an interception. It's unclear who was at fault.
2017 Week 2 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Jackson nearly had a beautiful diving catch over the front pylon on a long pass from Winston in the 1st quarter, but he couldn't get both feet down inbounds while securing the ball. Jackson caught his next target for a short gain, and hobbled to the sidelines holding his left side. He trotted out a couple plays later and seemed fine, though. Jackson was targeted in the end zone again in the 2nd quarter on a deep post route, but Winston overthrew him badly. D-Jax got loose again on a deep seam in the 3rd quarter, but he got turned around while locating the ball and couldn't haul it in. Winston is definitely looking for a big play with Jackson, they just aren't quite on the same page yet. Jackson drew 7 targets, 2nd on the team to Mike Evans. He secured 3 of them for 39 yards.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | DeSean Jackson wants chemistry with QB (Sun Feb 11, 09:51 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson said he and QB Jameis Winston need to 'merge' this offseason. Our View: Jackson's first year with the Buccaneers didn't go as planned. Instead of being a downfield, big-play target, Jackson caught only 50 passes, three touchdowns and averaged only 13.4 yards per catch (his career average is 17.3 yards). Winston was banged up last year with a shoulder problem that negatively impacted his play. If healthy, we could see Jackson and Winston connect in a big way like most expected them to.
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