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Jackson shines, not the Jackson you’re thinking

by Roland Johnson on August 1, 2009

Tampa Bay Buccaneers second year receiver Dexter Jackson shines

Dexter Jackson makes an early statement

Dexter Jackson makes an early statement

as first day closes. The beleaguered receiver had an awful rookie campaign to put it mildly, but a year of seasoning seems to have the former Appalachian State product focused on the task at hand.

Jackson routinely beat defenders deep, hauling is several deep passes, displaying speed and solid catching ability. Jackson was clearly the most improved offensive player on the field Saturday.

He showed a toughness that was lacking in 2008, dont look now but the team just might have found it’s deep threat.

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OldSchool August 2, 2009 at 4:50 am

I agreed on Jackson. He was a surprise for me last night. He struggled getting off the bump, but if he got out on a route, he performed very well. Trick will be getting him past that CB.

What the Buc? August 12, 2009 at 10:52 am

Yes, I wonder if he has done a lot of strength and conditioning in the offseason. His upper body seemed very weak last year.

Roland Johnson August 12, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Think most if not all the diving to avoid contact steamed from him never really being hit in college, which was more of a shock to him then anything at the NFL level.

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