Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are expecting a lot from wide receiver Vincent Jackson, an important part of the team's passing game. Jackson hasn't exactly impressed so far this season. In the season opener against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, he struggled to get open at times, and when he did, there were balls that got past him.
Jackson pulled in four receptions for 47 yards against the Panthers. Here's some analysis from Bucs Nation on Jackson needing to use his speed to his advantage against the New York Giants on Sunday:
The New York Giants don't have much, if anything, at cornerback. That's good news for the Bucs, of course, who will still have to throw the ball at times. Vincent Jackson is obviously a key player in the passing game, and he'll have to do better than last week when he got open, but dropped a few easy balls. He needs to do better this week, and he'll get a chance against Corey Webster who isn't the best cornerback around. Jackson has the speed to burn the Giants deep, but for that to happen the Bucs offensive line must hold up long enough and Freeman must throw an accurate ball. Just being productive in the intermediate passing game should be good enough for now, however.
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