Penn downplays Sunday's heated sideline conversation with Jackson
It certainly didn't look good Sunday when television cameras caught Bucs left tackle Donald Penn and receiver Vincent Jackson in a heated sideline conversation.
But Penn made it clear today that there was nothing going on between the two veterans. Penn said he was frustrated, and Jackson just encouraged him to move on.
"I was trying to explain something to the offensive coordinator about some miscommunication, and (Jackson), doing what he's supposed to do, told me to go onto the next play," Penn said. "I was frustrated with the whole situation about how we were playing. It had nothing to do with what Vincent told me, or any of that. I shouldn't have reacted like that. Cameras were on me at the wrong time. It had nothing to do with me and Vincent Jackson. Me and Vincent Jackson are fine, the offense is fine. There's no beef or nothing. I was just frustrated with the situation.
"Because, like I said, we were way better than the way we played on Sunday. We just kept having thsoe lapses. I've got to learn how to handle it better, because I'm a leader. I'm not a captain, but I am a leader, I've been doing this for a long time, have played a lot. So I've got to figure out a better way to handle that situation instead of letting my anger show."