In the two games since Buccaneers WR Mike Williams left the lineup, Vincent Jackson has been targeted just 12 times and has only five receptions for 39 yards.
Those numbers must change, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said.
“We need to make sure he gets his touches because he’s a dynamic player,” Schiano said. “You’re talking about a Pro Bowl player.
“And, certainly, with the loss of some (of our) weapons offensively, defenses are really going to key on him now. That’s a fact of life. But get over it and find a way to get him the ball. That’s what we have to do.’’
Much to the chagrin of his owners, Jackson is the #76 WR over the last two weeks. A matchup with a struggling Atlanta defense should be just what the doctor ordered. He is our #8 WR in Week 11.