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Jon Gruden needs to utilize Punt Return Man Dexter Jackson

In Sunday’s season opener against the New Orleans Saints Punt Return man Dexter Jackson saw all of ’zero’ chances on offense!!! Granted the guy looked nervous and a bit anxious in the return game, but Head Coach Jon Gruden has to do a better job of mixing the 2nd Round Draft Pick into the offense. Each time this guy got the ball in the Pre-Season he picked up 10+ yards on offense. For an offense that is seeking and searching for any spark outside of WR Joey Galloway it doesn’t make any sense to put DJax on the shelf because he’s a Rookie.

Even the Arizona Cardinals, who have WR Anquan Boldin, WR Larry Fitzgerald, and WR Steve Breaston got their 1st Round Draft Pick in CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie into the offense. The ball never reached his hands as it was batted down, but the guy didn’t implode because of it. Also, the Eagles have thrust their 2nd Round Draft Pick in DeSean Jackson into the offensive fold. He finished Sunday’s game with 6 catches for 106 yards, he’s virtually Dexter Jackson’s twin. In college DeSean had 762 yards receiving during his senior year, Dexter had 628 yards. It’s not like Dexter is foreign to being a Wide Receiver in the slot. That was his primary position in College. Not to mention, DJax has been practicing with the Wide Receivers all off-season, so if he’s doing that why not utilize the man?

At this point, I would take reverses, end arounds, screen passes, ANYTHING that would put DJax on offense. He needs to be baptized by fire by taking his lumps in the NFL now! Give him a shot and he may just surprise you. I understand using kid gloves on him as he’s going to be in the league for quite some time, but this team’s window is closing on offense. Heck, Garcia can’t make it week to week without injuring himself. Get DJax into the game now…