Buccaneers: DeSean Jackson Will Open the Offense at All Levels
Jackson Goes Deep:
The following week, the Redskins headed up to New Jersey to take on the Giants. The Redskins are set up at the Giants 44 yard line. Kirk Cousins is in the shotgun with Jackson lined up to the right. For the Giants, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is set up to the outside.
Jackson is going to run a “double move”, starting towards the corner and breaking to the post. Notice the cushion that “DRC” is giving Jackson here. Let’s move ahead and see if it helps.
Down the field they go. Take a look in the circle. Jackson is taking a big stride to the corner, but then he will break for the post. The safety is looking the wrong way, so it’s all on Rodgers-Cromartie. Can he close the gap on Jackson and stop the long ball? He’s facing right at him and can see the move he is making.
It doesn’t look good for the cornerback at this point. Despite the fact that he was facing him, Jackson has gone right past him, and has perfect position. Rodgers-Cromartie really has no chance to make a play without interfering with Jackson.
It’s a long touchdown for the Redskins. Despite the fact that the defensive back was ready for the deep ball, he couldn’t stay with Jackson. That’s how quick he really is.
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Look at all of the different ways that DeSean Jackson can beat you. His speed can take a guy deep, and the defense is so concerned it allows Jackson to win on the short and intermediate routes as well.
Who’s excited to see this guy play alongside Mike Evans? It will be great.