What wasn’t encouraging was the current status of the chemistry between wide receiver DeSean Jackson and his carousel of quarterbacks on Tuesday.
First, it was Jameis Winston. Winston tried to hit Jackson deep in the back of the end zone for a score, and in an all too familiar sight, Winston overthrew him out of the back of the end zone for no points.
Now QB Ryan Griffin goes deep for DeSean Jackson and this time it’s under thrown. Jackson a little frustrated. pic.twitter.com/MFbOUBd2j9
Last but not least Ryan Fitzpatrick targeted Jackson and actually connected for a score, though it wasn’t a deep shot down the field.
The chemistry between Jackson and his quarterbacks seemed good at the beginning of camp a few weeks ago, but it has unraveled a bit. Passing accurately deep down the field is the toughest part of playing quarterback, but in a vertical offense, it has to hit every once in a while.
People have asked us about the status of the offensive line thus far in camp, and if we’re being honest it’s not overly positive. The wheels aren’t falling off or anything like that, but due to injuries the projected starring offensive line hasn’t been able to get much work together, plus you have the longer injury to Leonard Wester. And for the guys that are in there, such as Alex Capp at right guard and Brad Seaton at right tackle, you like that they’re getting experience, but they’ll likely struggle quite a bit in Miami.
#Bucs QB Ryan Griffin got hurt last preseason due to poor OL protection. Fearing that could happen to him or to another QB this August. Pass pro looks shaky, especially on right side of the line right now.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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