Friday, April 13, 2012

Ex Buc Jackson joins fired Bucs head coach Raheem Morris

Cut four days ago by the Tampa Bucs, safety Tanard Jackson signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday.

It means Jackson will join forces again with Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris, the former Bucs head coach who was fired after last season's debacle.

The Bucs cut Jackson for many reasons, including reports they were not happy about how he was going about his rehab following off season shoulder surgery. He also showed a lack of discipline on the field in leading NFL safeties in missed tackles last season.

Now Jackson reunites with Morris, who was criticized for running a loose ship in Tampa, which caused the Bucs to deflate into a league embarrassment last season.

Before last season Jackson had served a 56 week suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The Bucs didn't want to take a chance on Jackson despite his modest $2 million salary and the team's lack of experience and talent at the safety position.

Now he become Morris' problem or headache, which ever way you look at it. Or maybe he will find a way to gain the trust of NFL teams with a good season. He could succeed in Washington with head coach Mike Shanahan, who is considered a no-nonsense type of person.

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