Oct 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) runs after a catch in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers want Vincent Jackson to get more touches

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to score their first win of the season in Week 10, but they still have plenty of room left to improve. One area they need to get better at is getting the ball in the hands of their playmakers on the outside, which is an issue that has been amplified with the loss of their top two running backs.

Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has said that one player the team needs to get the ball to is star wide receiver Vincent Jackson.

“We need to make sure he gets his touches because he’s a dynamic player,” Schiano said, via the Tampa Tribune. “You’re talking about a Pro Bowl player.

“And, certainly, with the loss of some (of our) weapons offensively, defenses are really going to key on him now. That’s a fact of life. But get over it and find a way to get him the ball. That’s what we have to do.’’

Of course, inconsistent quarterback play doesn’t help things.

Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon has been thrown into the action much sooner than he was prepared for, so he will still get rattled and force throws that he shouldn’t be making. It’s part of the growing process that the Buccaneers will need to struggle through in the early going of Glennon’s time leading the offense. They just have to hope it gets better.

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