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Jackson stakes claim to more playing time

He was one of the bright spots defensively in the Bucs' loss to Jacksonville. And rookie safety Tanard Jackson is impressing his head coach and position coach with his increasing grasp with the pro game.

Tanard Jackson wasn't hard to miss last Saturday against Jacksonville. It seemed, at times, as if he was the only backup defensive player making plays. That wasn't the case. But on a night when the second-team and third-team defense were shockingly poor, Jackson shone like a sun on a cloudless Florida day. And fans weren't the only ones to notice. "He's making it hard to make decisions (about...