Overshadowed by the exploits of rookie Mike Evans in recent weeks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has quietly put together a solid season of his own. A savvy veteran, Jackson needs just 69 receiving yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to reach 1,000 yards for the third consecutive season as a member of the Buccaneers (fourth overall). If Jackson hits the milestone, he will become only the second receiver in team history to post three such seasons, joining Joey Galloway (2005-2007).
Despite the Buccaneers’ disappointing season, Jackson is confident the team will learn from this year’s struggles.
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“Nothing is guaranteed to us and I think that’s been the biggest lesson,” Jackson said. “The fact that even though you go and you do everything you’re supposed to do the right way – those things do add up in the end and I think they will help us turn the corner in the future – but for now in the immediate [future] you have to play football the right way and you’ve got to execute. It’s definitely been a big learning lesson and I think that for me personally I still love this game and I’m still having so much fun despite the record.