The Buccaneers' receivers during the past two seasons were, perhaps, the youngest unit on the team. Leadership was practically non-existent.
Along comes Vincent Jackson, a proven veteran who was the top free-agent receiver, and there’s now hope of bringing some professionalism to a unit that sorely needed it.
“It’s fun to watch him work because he’s such a good influence on the other guys with how professional he is,” WRs coach P.J. Fleck said of Jackson. “He’s the first one in line, he’s the first one in meetings, he takes incredible notes. His notebook is immaculate. And it says a lot about him. If he keeps doing that, I think he’s going to get where he wants to be.”
The funny thing about Jackson, Fleck said, is that although he’s by far the most accomplished member of the unit, he’s arguably the hungriest. That’s saying something for a guy who has three 1,000-yard seasons in his past four campaigns.