There were modest expectations for the Bucs this season by most and they managed to exceed a lot of them. Unfortunately, some expectations weren’t met and players were disappointments. The biggest, to me, was Vincent Jackson.
After being a key part of the offense for three seasons, Jackson suffered a few injuries in 2015. 2016 was supposed to be his bounce back year, his season to click with Jameis Winston and help take the offense to the next level.
The season got off to a rough start for Jackson. He was dropping passes, running the wrong routes, loafing on blocks, and looking generally disinterested. Come to find out, Jackson was still injured and was shut down for the season after only five games.
Jackson’s 2016 season in Tampa Bay went out with a whimper, likely closing the book on his career with the Bucs. He’s still arguably the best free agent acquisition in franchise history so seeing him go out like that was a massive disappointment – not only disappointment for Vincent Jackson the player but disappointment for Vincent Jackson the person.
A man who has truly taken to the community with his charity and his family, we wanted better for him. Just as I’m sure he wanted to give all the fans better last year.
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