Ive been a buc fan since about 1998 I believe. There has never been a wideout as dynamic as Vincent Jackson on our roster. The only one that comes close is David Boston and that never worked out. We had Joey Galloway be dynamic for us a few years along with Antonio Bryant but I think Gruden was a big reason for their success,and overall they both are not on Vincent Jackson level. We also had the great Keyshawn Johnson, but he was a glorified tightend.
Vincent Jackson has everything you want in a NFL wideout. He is fast, strong, great hands, nice run blocker, good route runner, and he knows how to read coverages finding holes in defensive zones. Having a player like this is great in so many ways. Free now has a go to guy on the edge, who will make big plays for our team. Since we are going to run the ball opposing teams defense is going to have a hard time committing to the run or pass. If you run the ball a lot in the nfl you are going to bring extra guys in the box. But that is not going to happen because teams will respect Jackson ability too much on the outside,that factor alone gives our run game a advantage. That is scary when you think about it. The Vincent Jackson effect also gives us a advantage in opposing teams preparations. The time spent preparing for what Jackson brings to the table, means time is being taken away scheming for the other guys. Before when you prep for the bucs it would not be as hard to do. Speaking of the other guys, or at least 1 Mike Williams will benefit the most. There is no question about his abilities, and his work ethic the question was can he be an effective and efficient number 1. The answer to that is no, but he does not have to worry about that now with Jackson on the team and who knows maybe he can develop into that number 1 wideout. But think about the field that is opened up to Williams now. He is better then most number 2 DBs, I heard him talk about having to beat double teams a lot last year, well teams are not going to be able to double him this year. Again its scary when you think about what Williams will be able to accomplish now that his name is not at the top of defenses scouting reports. Benn will more then likely be the slot but he better show up cause Parker is no scrub. If I had a choice on who I wanted to play the slot it would be Benn. I would think teams just looked for him to go deep last year but how are you going to account for him with he is bigger then most nickle corners and faster then most safeties.Parker is consistent he will get better but his ceiling is not that high, I don't expect to see no difference in him simply cause I have been watching him since his days at FSU and he has remain consistent in the fact that he always plays hard. Free will have the most work to do, it will be his job to decipher how teams is defending the wideouts, and spread the ball around. Free will also need to know when to take shots based on what the defense is doing, cause with a effective run game and Jackson the D will be caught slipping at a high rate, it is up to free to take advantage of that. I liked what k2 would of been able to do with this group but that will not happen. Just know that the TEs on our team may have the easiest job in football, yes easier then Conor Barth.
If Martin and Blount can be consisttent, there will be no defense in the NFL that can stop us. All this was made possible by the signing of Jackson, there are some other aspects to factor in like the pickup of Nicks, but Jackson is the guy who will be stretching the field. It is going to be fun experiencing the Vincent Jackson effect