Reporting Justin Pawlowski
Keyshawn Johnson made a stop to One Buc Place over the weekend.
Johnson, who was in town to film a feature on Darrelle Revis for ESPN, targeted Vincent Jackson with his comments.
“As a player, I think he’s okay, I think he’s done a good job (and) I think he’s gotten the most out of his talent,” Johnson said. “I know he puts up good numbers and he’s averaging 19 yards a catch, but with a minute and thirty seconds to go, down by five (points), ‘I want you to take that shot, I need you to take that shot.’ If he can do that, then to me, (then) that’s when you become ‘that guy.’
“I don’t give a (expletive) about how many catches you’ve got, how many yards you’ve got. But when we’re down by five, I need to feed you. I need you to deliver. That’s what you need to be able to do. I need you to be that Andre Johnson when you cross into the end zone, there’s five seconds left on the clock.”
“It’s like when I played,” Johnson continued. “You know I was getting the ball, but when the (expletive) hit the fan, you knew I was getting it and you still couldn’t [stop it]. I think he has the size, (and) he has the ability. He’s not a guy who talks – that’s not his style – and if he could just take that shot, then it pushes him to that next phase of the game.”
For what it’s worth, Jackson ended last season with 72 catches for 1,384 yards and 8 touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was a game-tying clutch catch with seconds remaining at Carolina.
It can be argued that Vincent Jackson is already the most talented receiver to ever wear a Buccaneer uniform. If Keyshawn Johnson is simply jealous of Vincent Jackson, he should just admit to that and stop calling out one of the team’s best players.