The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped to 1-2 on the season after a tough 19-9 loss to the Houston Texans last week. While there were obviously multiple things that need to be fixed offensively, head coach Lovie Smith was quick to point out on specifically, according to JoeBucsFan.com.
For Smith, he wants to get the ball into the hands of veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson more.
“I think Vincent was maybe targeted about four times [Sunday]. Yes, we acknowledge that we need to get him involved more,” Lovie told JoeBucsFan.com. “That’s, you know, a great player. But some games you have a favorable matchup with a certain guy. And before you know it you look and it’s not exactly, it’s not spread out to the way you would like to, as far as to all of your receivers.”
As the site explains, Jackson was targeted four times during the loss, while second-year receiver Mike Evans received a whopping 17 targets. It's safe to say that things should change a bit moving forward, especially when the head coach stands up a makes a statement like this one.