Most fans and media members alike figured Bucs wide receiver DeSen Jackson had played his last game for Tampa Bay in 2018.

Not so fast my friend.

According to Ian Rapoport, that may not be the case.

How successful Arians will be is still up in the air, but as described by many who talked about the former Cardinals coach over the last week after he was hired in Tampa Bay, Arians is an outside the box thinker. Keeping a player who asked to be traded, was late for or slept in meetings and sulked when he didn’t have things go his way is certainly outside the box thinking. but just maybe it works.

Stay tuned Bucs fans.

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  1. His talent, or lack there of at this point in his career ain’t worth keeping around. Granted B.A. knows more than I ever will, but if the reports between him and jameis were true, who would you keep this cancerous player. I say peace out and I make sure the door does hit him on the ass on the way out. We can draft a speedy receiver if that’s what you want to keep him for and a lot cheaper

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  2. Uhhhh.. This would be a HUGE mistake on Arians part. Djax has already showed this team he doesnt give a spit about any of them.

    That POS cancer can go f##k himself straight out of Tampa.

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  3. Hell no! I was going to say please no,but……………

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  4. Not a huge DJax fan, but he is still a talented receiver even though he appears to be less than ideal as a person. Wasn’t long ago that teams only had their safeties 20-yards off the ball when they played us because there was no legitimate deep threat that they had to respect. Jackson is that, if nothing else, and makes it easier on the intermediate receivers to get open underneath. If this new staff can reach him, believe the relationship is still salvageable. Don’t believe GMC stays if DJax does, with both due $10M+. For all we know, maybe Jackson was as pissed off with guys that “don’t keep it real” as JPP was and let that frustration seep in instead of keep working like a pro.

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  5. Arians’ system is all about forcing players to man up or ship out. For any of us to say he’d be making a mistake working with a super talented player with some less than ideal work habits and attitude, as if you know more about the subject than he does, is idiotic. Players like Donovan Smith, who is *allegedly* really talented but consistently shows a lack of focus, discipline and intensity on the field will require a lot more work than Djax.

    A lot of our players aren’t going to be able to make the cut. Sticking just with the OL, Jensen for instance had better stop the dumb penalties, Cappa had better make the adjustment to the NFL pronto and Ben is unlikely to make it into preseason. Even Winston should be concerned, how do you think he would have fared on Arians’ accountability sheets committing a turnover for every TD? I’ll tell you how, he’d be off the roster.

    Licht should be thankful there were no accountability sheets at One Buc too, would have absolutely have been tossed overboard after the first few years of bad drafts and disastrous free agent signings. But Arians knows him so maybe he’ll stick around to take credit for BA righting the ship.

    Arians is the first HC we’ve had who knows what he’s doing since the Glazer babes ran off Gruden. A decade wasted, but for the first time in a long time I can’t wait for training camp!

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    • Have a higher opinion of the job Licht’s done than you, but otherwise you make some great points.

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  6. I’m the most unpopular person on pewter because I’m telling you all Winston ain’t going to be there opening day he’s going to get a top 5 quarterback that can get long ball and he wants Jackson there

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    • You may be right, but he is going to try with Winston first so that will only happen if he fails at getting his decision making straight.

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    • Bob I like you man. You’re a No risk it, no biscuit kind of commenter. I agree I don’t see Winston airing it out to DJAX. If that happens and everyone is happy and getting along that would be unreal and I would welcome it. You may be right. My opinion is that Arians may be working to create a smoke screen for trades/cuts/selling the Bucs to potential FA’s.

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    • I don’t know whether or not he intends to go through with it or is trying to get some sucker to give up a draft pick. Admit, I never seen in coming – I though Bell was a possibility, but serious DJax, can stay in his spare bedroom? If they seriously exercise the option on that putrid cancer, then all bets are off. Maybe we’re all suckers, reload vs. rebuild, etc. I don’t care if he was the best WR in football which he isn’t even close, with all he’s said and done, dogging it constantly, bitching and whining when he only gets a couple of catches in a victory? May as well sign Bell also along with DSmith. If he is part of the core, then the fruit is poison before he starts. I’ll wait for the film study, evaluation process, and free agency. May as well keep the entire current roster and live in salary cap hell for a year – if the intent was to trash the 2019 season to set ourselves up for a 2020 first round, overall number 1 pick than admit it and quit the snow job. Totally disgusted, shortest honeymoon ever.

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    • Your not unpopular, you’re just always wrong. Said before and I’ll say it again. Winston will be here and starting day one. Get used to it buc ass.

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  7. I was watching NFL network Thursday night and both Willie McGinest and James Jones, said that they think Arians offense is perfect for DJax. Both said they wanted to see him stay in 2019. They said that DJax should meet with Arians and Winston, clear the air and get on the same page.

    Both fully didn’t blame Winston for not getting the ball to DJax more, they co-blamed him and Dirk. They didn’t think Dirk was using DJax properly the past few seasons.

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    • No blame for D Jax? Please.

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      • Yeah they must’ve missed the constant lagging on routes and the complete inability to adjust to a ball that isnt thrown directly to his hands.

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    • They didn’t have to watch his stinking ass the second half of the season

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  8. so who is going to be bucs qb…Fitz?

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    • Wait and see. He may retire. He may not. Arians is starting with Winston and he will go from there.

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    • Foles

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      • Nope wrong again

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      • Foles would be great if they can afford him. I don’t think they can. Eagles signed him for one season for 9 million dollars. They won’t be able to keep him for that. He will start for someone else next season for more money than that, and with Winston costing 21 million against the cap, there is no way I see they can afford Foles.

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  9. $10m in cap for a WR, when we already have one of the best in the league ($20m cap), another in Godwin that seems to be up and coming, the best young TE in the game, and another we’re paying handsomely in Brate, when we have major issues in the secondary and OLIne would seem to be cap-mismanagement regardless of whether Arians can coach the dumb out of this guy.

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  10. Dumbasses! Comments r absolutely stupid! D-Jax is one of the best players we have and finally a real coach is telling u all and u still don’t get it. He wants out bc Winston sucks! Thank God none of u r making any decisions, except buc ass bob, at least he gets it! If BA is a QB whisper maybe a chance for JW, but odds strongly against ever making Winston accurate downfield or lessen being a turnover machine. He is a poor decision maker, we’ve seen that every time he gets in trouble and on field, when in pocket. Really hope BA is seeking another QB, then can save 20 mil without JW and keep two real FB players for 20 mil both D-Jax and Mccoy! Love Foles, or Bridgewater?! Hell give Saints Brate, they need TE, and work deal for Teddy! Go Bucs!

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    • One of the best players we have? Lol. I could list at least 10 players better than djax on this team. Evans, Godwin, Marpet, jpp, McCoy, Lavonte, O.J. Howard, Nassib, Kwon, and Brate. And I’m saying at this time these players are better. No one can argue that. DeSean has always been a me first player. The history shows that. It’s not hidden. Just being fast doesn’t make you indispensable. Did you see him remotely give effort half the season? Better yet, thank goodness we don’t have posters like you and buc ass running this team.

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    • Rather see Ryan Griffin or Kapernick; however, if you are going to throw away 20 million plus for an average QB with average skills and below average arm – go for it. Sign Kwon for 20 million, Alexander, JPP, GMC, exercise Winston’s option, give DSmith his 15 million and trade them also. Then we can see a team at the Cap with dead money. Of course all this is dependent on idiots like Rapport being right for once.

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    • One of the best we have? At what, wearing bling? Best at crying because he only gets 2 catches in a victory? Best at sitting on his ass in the off-season instead of working on timing with the QB? Sitting out because his thumb is sore from sucking it between games? In case you didn’t notice he had two good games with Fitz and then the rest of the league watched tape, figured out Koetter’s “Master Plan” and laughed themselves silly when looking at Smith sitting in the box dreaming of the old days.

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  11. I’m hoping Winston works out, but I also think BA should consider drafting Dwayne Haskins. Haskins is going to be an elite QB someday and would fit our system perfectly.

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  12. If it’s Foles that’s fine since as I told you before I wanted the Bucs to trade for him before they drafted Winston but he is the only QB available this year that is worth a damn and he isn’t top 5 but he is pretty damn good.
    But if they don’t do it by that March date you can forget your wishful thinking and you will just have to keep on hating Winston for whatever your absurd reasons are.

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  13. Trust, loyalty, respect, that doesn’t sound like any of the qualities D Jax has.

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  14. So true surferdudes. Wait till BA puts the film on and watches this guy quit on plays, running sloppy routes and hearing the diva stories about him.
    Ex’Cardinals receiver, I believe his name is John Brown, is a FA with the Ravens right now. He is a speedster and not a diva like the princess Jackson who just totally quit on the last game of the season.
    He didn’t have a foot problem, he just plain ass didn’t want to play.
    I hope he never plays in a Bucs uniform again.

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  15. lets fire ariens and hire chef boho! He knows that the bucs team who was 5-11 and is drafting #5 this year bc they sucked and reports news that the bucs have 10 players greater than DJAx who has longest avg yards per catch in history of the NFL GAME! He is one of the best in league history, not just the Bucs, and is still better tahn anyone we have if had QB who could throw it to him. OH YEa, thats how Fitzmagic got started, he actually can hit him deep!!!. Now u understand why i said dumbasses! just cheer when we score, and dont give any advice! chefboho is clueless, and by the way known of boho’s 10 better players over DJAx except JPP are even in the discussion of players as good. Any Buc worth a crap has long been gone, excluding Evans! Do think we have some good players but not on DJAX level! And from what i recall, SAPP had nothing go to say about our current team?! Since ur so smart, why is our new coach going to recruit DJAx back to tampa bc Djsax is such a poor player, Seriously?! Get a clue!!!!!!!

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    • Key word in your statement, “history”. Nobody here is questioning the past credentials of Jackson, simply stating that he is not the player he once was. Do I believe he is still more serviceable? Without a doubt. Do I think he can get over himself and actually contribute to the overall success of this club? No, but I sure would like to see it. If he were to run slants out of the slot or put himself on the line for a bubble screen, you know, routes that could get him punished or turn into huge YAC plays, he would be an outstanding piece of the puzzle. But his “history” in Tampa suggest those are not in his bag of tricks

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    • Your the one who needs a clue tough guy. You think djax right now is better than the players I mentioned? Go sit at the kids table and let the grown folk talk. Just because he WAS once good dues to mean he still is. You act like he’s in his prime. Watch football for once and you’ll see this cry baby did the same thing at every team he’s been with. We all sit here and talk about cancers being on our team. Hell why don’t you just bring grimes back to since he was awesome in his prime. Lol you don’t have a clue

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      • And as you can see, I’m not the only one with these views on Jackson. Like I stated earlier, he was good in his prime. He’s way past that. A barely saw separation on half the plays from your so called elite player all year. Or perhaps you like a player who doesn’t take the game seriously and would rather be late to meetings, sleep late, play cards at halftime and call other players and coaches out. Sure let’s let you run the team so they could be the browns for the next 20 or so years. You don’t get it

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  16. I might be in the minority here…Desean knows he only has a few more seasons left to play at a high level

    He wants to win and he came here to win

    The Piss poor decisions of this team and their moron HC who should have been fired after 2017 showed him the team was not willing to do what it needed to do to win

    He in his on mind probably thought he wasted a good part of his last few productive years here

    I would be pissed as well

    Hopefully BA can right the ship…because Desean with his heacd screwed on straight with the talent here right now could have a major season in store

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  17. He’s just trying to gin up interest in a trade

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  18. We need a genuine speed threat the opposing D has to respect and game play for, in order to open the underneath routes for our capable receivers with average speed (ie Evans, Hump, Godwin as well as Brate).

    If there are cheaper *credible* alternatives with better attitudes available bring ‘em on. But we have to have someone fitting that description because our WR1-3 (ex Djax) and TE1 (by salary) don’t scare anyone with the deep ball.

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    • We already have one on the roster bobo Wilson is mesean without the age.

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      • Or attitude

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  19. In my opinion Coach Arians is doing the right thing in wiping everyone’s slate clean (good or bad) as he and his staff make their own evaluations of our players, including D-Jax. If they conclude that #11 is no longer worth it, then perhaps he can find a willing trade partner this off-season. Sure wouldn’t be able to barter with anyone if he were to declare Jackson’s or anyone else’s eminent departure now. I’d sure rather sell that old couch than drop it off at Goodwill.

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  20. Why would anyone want to keep mesean after last year. The guy is a headcase, has been at every stop hes been to. You see any of his ex teams crying because hes not there? Anyone?
    He gives up on routes, never lays out for the ball ,and just in general has a shit attitude. As for the clown above who said hes our second best player, you sir need to get back on your meds. He tried to fight a damn coach last year and some of you want him I’m back? Man IQs have dropped sharply since I’ve been away.

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  21. cgmaster27, IQ’s are about the same, I just think there are more stupid people out here.
    Anyone defending meSean after the recent reports about him and after watching his play this year would certainly qualify for that category.

    The Redskins let him and fatso Baker go for a reason.

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  22. Yeah that’s gonna be a hard pass for me…
    Jameis has chemistry with every WR and TE on the team EXCEPT Mejax…there’s yer sign

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  23. Keeping Desean is going to slow down the development of Chris Godwin, Godwin needs to be the number 2 guy so he can have a breakout year next year.

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