Small consolation for Bucs WR Jackson
The Tampa Tribune, published 14 October 2013

A big game by WR Vincent Jackson was lost in the rubble of Sunday’s setback, Targeted 14 times by QB Mike Glennon, Jackson caught nine balls for 114 yards and two TDs. It was the 21st 100-yard game of Jackson’s career and his seventh with more than one scoring reception.

“There’s not a lot of positive feeling right now,’’ said Jackson, who scored on a 24-yard slant over the middle and a 1-yard fade pass in the left corner over CB Cary Williams. “All I can take away from this game is the fact we do have a young guy at quarterback doing a great job.’’

In his second season with the Bucs, the former Chargers standout said it’s important to keep Tampa Bay’s 0-5 getaway in perspective. “You’ve got to love the challenge,’’ he said. “You have to embrace it. All I think about is, it’s awesome to play in this league. I’m on a great team. I love the city, I love the fan base and I’m going to go out there and fight every game. No matter what our record is, I step out on the field thinking I’m going to win.’’

Staying on top
Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy began the day leading the NFL in rushing and total yards from scrimmage. Then he went out and showed why. On the game’s first snap, McCoy turned a routine screen pass into a 44-yard gain, setting up a touchdown before four minutes had elapsed. “That was a big play,’’ Bucs CB Darrelle Revis said. “That was a drive starter. He fits right into (rookie head coach) Chip Kelly’s offense.’’

McCoy, however, was hardly finished. He ran for 116 yards on 25 carries, marking the first time in 14 games the Bucs allowed a 100-yard rusher, and added an 11-yard catch for a first down in another Philadelphia scoring drive. “McCoy’s an incredible talent,’’ Bucs LB Jonathan Casillas said. “He does things that people can’t do. He makes guys miss. We haven’t seen a running back like that in awhile.’’