New coordinator Dirk Koetter is changing things up in Tampa and starting first hand with the way Vincent Jackson will be used. Jackson played 25% of his total snaps from the slot and it seems like the Buccaneers are ready to use Jackson’s size even more.
Even though he went under the radar, the veteran receiver had a decent season with 70 receptions and 1002 yards with 2 touchdowns in one of the worst offenses of the season. He was incredibly overlooked because rookie receiver Mike Evans scored an incredible 12 touchdowns with a couple of unreal games for Tampa. This season there will be more action for both to go along with a new scheme led by a new quarterback in Jameis Winston.
“Dirk is having some fun moving me around and playing me in multiple places, and it’s been fun for me, too. It’s fun to play inside (in the slot) and outside, to be able stretch the field and cross the field. That’s what’s good about this system. We’re going to put the ball all over the place. The (running) backs, the tight ends, everybody’s going to be involved and that should make it fun for all of us.”
There comes a time in a wide receivers career where they must adjust their game, and it seems like V-Jax is ready to change his game. Wide receivers like Reggie Wayne, Marques Colston, Andre Johnson, and Larry Fitzgerald have been able to change their game as their careers go along. Seems like Jackson is next, and he is relishing the opportunity to show the world that he is still a wide receiver to be feared.