Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 best moments from Week 2 win over Saints

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Sep 20, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) catches the ball to score a touchdown in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Winston does everything right on 15-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson

Winston is a rookie. There are going to be moments where he fails to make the accurate throw (see: passes to Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Vincent Jackson in the third quarter). But there will also be times where he will show flashes of greatness. This 15-yard touchdown to Jackson to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 10-7 lead heading into halftime was definitely the latter.

One of the main reasons why the Buccaneers took Winston over Marcus Mariota was because of his football IQ. This was put on full display here. Look at how the safety is cheating over to the left side, freeing up the middle in the field.

With that same safety remaining flat-footed and the linebacker failing to get back far enough in coverage, Jameis exploited a potential mismatch, tossing the ball in a spot where the 6-foot-5 V-Jax could leap up and haul it in.

Winston’s touch is absolutely perfect. This was the work you come to expect from an NFL quarterback, like Peyton Manning or Tony Romo, not someone who is playing in the second game of their career.

We should not ignore Jackson’s part in making this touchdown happen. There’s a reason why the 11-year veteran is still a valuable asset in the league. His hands remain strong and the field recognition continues to be as sharp as ever.

Even as he is getting pushed out of bounds, Jackson secures the ball, spots the back line and taps his left toe to ensure the touchdown reception.

It’s a masterful job all around. Winston deserves credit for his touch on the pass and Jackson should be given more praise for his ability to complete the play.

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