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DeSean Jackson and Jameis Winston don’t seem to be meshing early this season. Jackson has voiced his concerns with the situation and rightfully so.
Through three games last season, the three-time pro bowler had 14 receptions, on 23 targets, 238 yards, and one touchdown. His first three games as a Buccaneer he has nine receptions, on 20 targets, 143 yards, and one touchdown.
Although he’s only been targeted three fewer times, his yards and receptions reflect his anger this season.
Winston and Jackson can’t seem to get their timing right. We’ve seen Jameis throw behind DeSean multiple times and overthrow him on the deep ball frequently. Jackson against the Giants was targeted six times with only two receptions and 20 yards.
However, the new duo will eventually hit their stride. It wasn’t until the Redskins’ tenth game last season that Jackson had a reception for 50 or more yards. The Bucs brought him in to be the speedy deep ball threat, but meshing in a system takes time.
DeSean has 22 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards. One behind Jerry Rice for most all-time.
He has yet to make a play for at least 40 yards this season.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 4, 2017
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Winston has said it multiple times that he has never played with someone as dynamic as the ten-year veteran. Coach Koetter has also publicly stated that the offense needs to find a way to get Jackson the ball.
If Winston can figure out how to switch gears with his new Bentley with a Ferrari engine, this already explosive offense will reach its full potential. Evans and Brate already have good seasons but, if Jackson can open up a consistent deep ball, the Bucs will be hard to beat in a shoot-out.
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