WR Vincent Jackson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|6-6, 235||Born: 1-14-1983||College: Northern Colorado||Drafted: Round 2|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Oct 24): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend. Jackson, who has been the subject of trade rumors lately, said he prefers to remain with the team. "In this business, those kinds of things get talked about quite often. Each and every year, there's going to be guys moved around to different teams," Jackson said. "I'm not surprised by it. Obviously I appreciate teams' interest, but I'm happy here in Tampa. I've heard nothing here that would suggest I'm going anywhere. I'm going to let that pass on and keep doing my job."
General News (Wed Oct 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
General News (Tue Oct 21): Jackson's name came up over the weekend in reports that the team was fielding phone calls from interested teams, but head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Oct. 20, that the team isn't interested in trading their star receiver.
Week 8: vs Minnesota Vikings
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Mike Glennon has done his part to keep the Buccaneers' offense afloat, with 19/32 for 249 yards, two TDs and one interception at New Orleans back in Week 5, and then 24/44 for 314 yards passing, two TDs and one interception vs. Baltimore after Joe Flaccos' five TD blitz in the first 17 minutes of the game. Glennon isn't supposed to go play DB, so you can't blame the scoreboards on him, friends. Vincent Jackson (25 targets for 12/210/0 receiving) has been the lead receiver over the past two games, followed by Louis Murphy (16 for 10/107/2). Mike Evans has handled eight for 4/55/1 when healthy enough to play (as he was against the Ravens). Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (eight targets for 5/69/0 receiving) has also played an increasing role of late. The Vikings' pass D is ranked ninth in the NFL with an average of 219.7 net passing yards allowed per game, with 12 passing scores given up vs. six interceptions (tied for 14th in the NFL) and 20 sacks (tied-sixth) generated so far. Kyle Orton was sacked six times for -28 yards last week but still posted 31/43 for 255 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown; Matthew Stafford was sacked four times for -30 yards while throwing 19/33 for 155 net yards, one TD and zero interceptions. Tampa is tied for 13th in the NFL with 14 sacks allowed to date. This looks like a tougher-than-usual matchup for Glennon and company.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 5 vs NO (12 / 8 / 144 / 0 rec)
Jackson finally put together the game many are accustomed to seeing from the big physical wide receiver. Jackson beat the Saints in pretty much every way on Sunday. He caught long balls, short balls, and got yards after the catch as well. Jackson made a brilliant move on a 12-yard out route and slide to make a catch, however wasn't touched by a defender. He leaped to his feet and scampered for an extra 10 yards. The most impressive part of Jackson's day has to be the yards after the catch aspect. In addition to the play described above, Jackson caught two 7-yard hitches and turned them into 40 combined yards. Jackson ran every type of route as well. He caught hitches, slants, crossing routes, back shoulder throws, and even a 35-yard catch on a busted play circus grab. At the snap, Jackson broke off the line and ran a post, Glennon scrambled to his left all the way to the sideline, twisted his body and threw a high spiral back across the field. Jackson adjusted his route and simply sprinted down field. The ball fell into his arms as defensive backs converged, but he held onto the ball after taking a few hits. Jackson played very physical at the line of scrimmage, getting off jams easily and winning balls in the air against overmatched defensive backs.
2014 Week 6 vs BAL (13 / 4 / 66 / 0 rec)
Jackson was overshadowed by his teammates in Sunday's tilt with the Ravens. That's not to say they didn't look Jackson's way in this game. In fact, they desperately tried to involve Jackson in the offense, but the Ravens did a great job in coverage. Jackson while only hauling in four receptions, saw thirteen targets on the day. Jackson couldn't shake free of the Ravens coverage on Sunday. He was able to free himself at the line with physical moves to get by the jams, unfortunately the blowout made the Bucs one dimensional and the Ravens adjusted accordingly. Many of Glennon's passes were errant. Some of the targets were basically throw aways in Jackson's direction that were scored as targets. Jackson did have a highlight reel catch late in the first half. From midfield, Jackson got an easy outside release on the corner, slammed on the breaks with a nice double move and shot back up the sideline. Glennon lofted the pass high but a little too far inside as Jackson was outside his receiver. Jackson adjusted and cut in front of his defender making a basket catch. The defender reaches in and jars the ball loose as Jackson falls to the ground but he gathers the ball back in after a bobble for a 33-yard gain. Jackson's final stat line looks as though he took a back seat to the Bucs' other receivers in today's game plan, but he was the most targeted receiver and the Ravens had the advantage of rolling coverage to Jackson because they knew the Bucs were in pass mode down 35 points early. Overall, Jackson played well, but didn't have a big statistical day.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | Vincent Jackson questionable (Fri Oct 24, 03:24 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and is questionable for Week 8. Our View: There's no reason to think Jackson will miss the matchup with the Vikings, but check back on Sunday morning just in case.
link to story Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson wants to stay (Thu Oct 23, 06:31 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson, who has been the subject of trade rumors lately, said he prefers to remain with the team. 'In this business, those kinds of things get talked about quite often. Each and every year, there's going to be guys moved around to different teams,' Jackson said. 'I'm not surprised by it. Obviously I appreciate teams' interest, but I'm happy here in Tampa. I've heard nothing here that would suggest I'm going anywhere. I'm going to let that pass on and keep doing my job.' Jackson leads the team in with 25 catches for 344 yards and two touchdowns this year. Our View: There were rumors swirling that Jackson was on the trade block. Never say never, but the Bucs would be wise to keep their best offensive asset around....unless they get a deal they can't refuse.
link to story Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson practicing (Thu Oct 23, 03:24 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) was on the practice field during the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Oct. 23. Our View: We're glad to see this, and it's a good sign he'll be playing this weekend against Minnesota. It's a good matchup for him, and he should put up borderline WR1 numbers, though on the low end of the spectrum.
link to story Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson limited in practice (Wed Oct 22, 05:07 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Our View: Jackson should be able to perform like a low-end WR2 with upside this week against the Vikings.
link to story Buccaneers | Bucs not shopping Vincent Jackson (Mon Oct 20, 05:29 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson's name came up over the weekend in reports that the team was fielding phone calls from interested teams, but head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Oct. 20, that the team isn't interested in trading their star receiver. Our View: The Jackson don't have many weapons on offense. They couldn't really afford to get rid of Jackson.
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