Glennon not locking in on Jackson

October, 22, 2013
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TAMPA, Fla. – Quarterback Mike Glennon targeted receiver Vincent Jackson a whopping 22 times in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Is this a case of a rookie locking too much on a veteran as a security blanket?

“No, but at the same time, I know in certain looks if it’s one-on-one with him then it’s a good matchup Glennon said.

Glennon said the Bucs didn’t go into the game planning to target Jackson so many times, but the defense led them in that direction.

“Honestly, I just go through my progressions and there are a lot of times where Vince may be the first read and if it’s there then I’m going to take it,’’ Glennon said. “I don’t really look out there -- obviously Vince is extremely talented and he does make it more comfortable for me to throw the ball to because I know he’s going to go up and get it. I just go through my progressions and wherever my read takes me.’’

Jackson finished with 10 catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns. I don’t have any issue with Glennon throwing to Jackson so often. Jackson is Tampa Bay’s most dangerous offensive weapon and the Bucs should feed him the ball.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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