Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson says team can’t take Ryan Fitzpatrick out
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to a strong start out of the gate for the 2018 season. It has won its first two games behind the stellar play of journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
He has quickly built a high level of momentum. This has led to a tremendous level of confidence from his teammates in what may lie ahead of the franchise. During a recent interview with The NFL Network, star wide receiver DeSean Jackson stated that the Buccaneers should continue to roll even when Jameis Winston returns from his three-game suspension after Sunday’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers, via Jenna Laine of ESPN.
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“He’s been playing on fire right now,” Jackson said on NFL Network on Monday. “With the way the team is rallying behind him and just playing lights-out football, you have to kind of honor it. You know what I’m saying? You can’t take the hot man out, you got the hot fire right now. It’s like ‘NBA Jam.’ We used to play ‘NBA Jam’ — whoever’s got that hot fire shot, you got to keep shooting, man.”
Fitzpatrick is playing some of the best football of his career. He has posted back-to-back games with more than 400 passing yards and four touchdowns. He has found a tremendous amount of success passing the ball to Jackson and Pro Bowl wideout Mike Evans in the first two games of the year.
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This has seemingly pushed Winston out of the picture as the starter due to how well Fitzpatrick has played. He has shown that he can lead the team to much success behind his arm. He has done this by utilizing greatly the receiving weapons around him.
If Fitzpatrick experiences yet another strong outing, this notion that Jackson has thrown out there could be the direction the Buccaneers head after Week 3.