The recent loss of receiver Mike Williams to a season-ending hamstring injury appears to be having its expected negative impact on fellow Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Vincent Jackson.

Jackson continues to lead the team in pass receptions with 46, but he has been targeted just 12 times in the two games since Williams left the lineup and has only five receptions for 39 yards during that span.

Those numbers are going to have to change, Bucs coach Greg Schiano said.

“We’re going to have to (get him the ball more),” Schiano said. “We need to make sure he gets his touches because he’s a dynamic player. 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.’’

The Bucs already use Jackson both as both a wideout and slot receiver, a role that seldom falls to players of his size and caliber. But Schiano suggested they may have to move Jackson even more to get the production needed from him.

Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said he is working on new ways to utilize Jackson but suggested the best option may come from a combination of play design and play calling.