Vincent Jackson: Bucs’ mistakes must stop Rookie Jameis Winston is responsible for eight of the Bucs’ 10 turnovers, including this pick-six by the Panthers’ Josh Norman last week. By Roy Cummings | Tribune Staff Published: October 10, 2015 TAMPA — Pro Bowl WR Vincent Jackson thinks the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can turn their season around following a 1-3 start if they can just stop facing two foes each week.“So far this year, we’ve been playing all of our opponents and the Buccaneers, most games,’’ Jackson said. “As soon as we can get out of our own way and cut down on penalties and turnovers, we’ll definitely be fine.’’The Bucs are the second-most penalized team in the league with 38. They also rank second in giveaways with 10.“That’s the biggest one,’’ Jackson said of the giveaways. “Because there have been big signs and flashes from us just marching down the field and (conducting) 80-, 90-yard drives. We can do that.“Our defense is doing a good job a lot of times of giving us the ball in good field position and allowing us to start at our own 30- or 40-yard line. That is something we have to take advantage of.’’Mankins questionableThe Bucs could be without LG Logan Mankins, who missed a second day of practice Friday with a groin strain. He is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, giving him a 50-50 chance to play.“It’s day by day, right now,’’ Mankins said Friday. “I would love to play, but we have to wait and see on Sunday before the game if it’s progressed and what it’s like.’’Mankins hasn’t missed a game since Week 13 of the 2012 season, when he played for the Patriots. Bucs coach Lovie Smith said it will be hard to keep Mankins out of the lineup.“If it’s about pain, he’ll play,’’ Smith said.The Bucs had OT Kevin Pamphile working at left guard during portions of practice Thursday and Friday, but Smith said the team has several options to consider as possible fill-ins for Mankins.Adding speedThe Bucs receiving corps is big, but not necessarily fast. The team hopes to change that with the addition of rookie Donteea Dye.A Division III product out of Heidelberg University, Dye was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster this week, but not just because of his speed.“He’s a guy who’s worked his way up,’’ offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said. “He made the team as an undrafted rookie and he’s flashed every day in practice and made plays against our defense in practice.“He’s going to get some time and we’ll see what he can do. He’s got some juice, some confidence. And this will be a big week for him playing in his first NFL game. He’s come a long way.’’Dye tore his ACL and dislocated his knee as a high school senior, and thought he might never play football again until he caught on at Heidelberg. By his sophomore year, he’d regained the 4.2 speed that made him special, but paid his way to two regional combines to catch the eyes of NFL scouts this spring.“It just shows what hard work and dedication can do for a player,’’ said Dye, who signed as an undrafted rookie in May. “If you just stay true to your game, it can take you a long way.’’Injury reportIn addition to Mankins, DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder) and TE Luke Stocker (hip) are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, while CB Johnthan Banks (knee), C Evan Smith (ankle), WR Russell Shepard (hamstring) and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins are doubtful. S Major Wright (abdomen) is probable.Roy Cummings
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