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Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

Posted on: September 16, 2008 8:34 pm
We've all seen what DeSean Jackson did last night.  It was a great play, he blew right through the Dallas secondary and
h.....what?  So yeah, that was a dumb play of the season.  Actually, its only Week 2, and there are guys like TO, Pacman Jones, Devin Hester (who held the "Idiot of the Week Honors" in Week 1) and Channing Crowder in the league.

For now, DeSean Jackson holds Idiot of the Week Honors for Week 2.  So I think I'll keep track of that during the season.

Idiot of the Week Honors

Week 1: Devin Hester.  He receives the kickoff in the endzone, and just kind of dawdles around acting as if he's going to take a knee.  But then he decides to try to trick everyone and run it out.  He gets tackled at the 3.

Week 2: DeSean Jackson.  See above.

So I did some research and I found DeSean's Wonderlic Test results.  According to "my source," DeSean Jackson scored higher than a rusty nail, but lower than a sippy cup.  But in all fairness, sippy cups usually have higher scores than basketball players on standardized tests.  I'd like to say that this is last time he'll ever do something that stupid, but he's got a history.  In high school, he forgot something during a game that was kind of important.  But I also have faith in Andy Reid that he'll straighten the kid out.  On the field, I just don't want the stupidity.......but in press conferences and interviews?  By all means, let it all out, DeSean.

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2008 9:03 am

Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

How many of his own kids are in jail right now?Can people let that go?  You can be a great parent, but sometimes your kids are just going to screw up.  Leave his personal business out.
How did Reid handle the TO/McNabb problems?  I'll tell you.  Not good at all.Here's the difference.....TO was a veteran.  Jackson's a rookie.  I think Reid can do a better job with the younger players.  I think its easy to get a younger player to buy into what you're trying to do.  And this doesn't just fall on Andy Reid.  Some veterans have to talk to DeSean about it and set him straight.

And I agree, Fly, we'll see how he acts the rest of the season.
And I don't know, crashdvis, I think we'll be seeing a lot of Devin Hester with this honor as well.

Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2008 1:47 am

Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

As a player (aside from that moment on Monday) I really like him. As a person though? He seems like the type of guy that goes to a club and tells every girl there that he is a NFL player. And not that nearly every single other NFL player doesn't do that, or that I wouldn't do it either. But what I really mean by that is, that right now, he comes off as a real arrogant guy who thinks he is the reason for success. Now, I love him as a player again, I mean 2 100 yard recieveing games in a row, can't ask much more from a rookie. However, I think that if he wants to last a great WR, he needs to lose this attitude. Sure we all see players like T.O, Randy Moss and Chad Johnson who have similar attitudes and they are great WRs, but look at all of the other WRs who have/had the same attitude and didn't last long in the NFL. FredEx sound familiar, the self proclaimed people's champion? How about Koren Robinson, a lot of people thought he would be the next great WR, yet his off the field anticts have cost him that chance.

I think that DeSean has the rest of the season to really show that he can keep his idiocy off of the field. That is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make in the NFL. So preoccupied with your TD celebration that you forget to bring the ball across the goal line with you. I'm sure he won't make the same mistake again, but I can see other mistakes coming from him, if he doesn't surpress his attitude, such as excessive celebration penalties. Plus lets not forget how those TD celebrations can infuriate the other team. Let's not forget Reggie Bush, who ran for a big TD in the NFC Championship game a few years ago and pointed at Urlacher and then flipped into the endzone. What happened then? Then the same thing happened to him last week against the Redskins.

Maybe I'm being too critical of a rookie in the NFL, I mean the guy is the same age as me, and I can tell you I still do plenty of stupid things. But I just don't want to see this guy end up like another T.O. I think he has a great chance of being a dominant player in the NFL and I think he can really give the Eagles a chance to win it all in the future, but I just think that he needs to keep his personal feelings off the field sometimes. Sure it's great to play with emotion, but if you're playing out there to 'outshine' your opponents, then you aren't going to win very many games. I think it's almost obvious that DeSean was trying to show up T.O. with that TD last Monday.

Again, as a player, he's awesome, he's a rookie and the Eagles leading reciever, thats amazing. But again, he needs to change his attitude, if the Eagles want to be a legit Super Bowl contender. I don't think there are many true NFL fans who would tell you the Eagles have no shot at a Super Bowl, with McNabb, Westbrook, Jim Johnson and a great WR. Right now they have all of that. Am I saying Super Bowl this year? No, I don't expect that, but I do expect a playoff team that competes all year long and makes the necessary improvements for next season to get the team over the hump.

Right now the verdict is out on DeSean in my book. I'll let the rest of the season pan out, before I make serious assumptions about him, but right now, I think everyone can agree that he needs to change the attitude he came out with on Monday. Sunday is a great test, if he can make a couple of nice catches and keep himself from running his mouth or showing off, that will be a great comeback from the Monday night screwup.

Sorry for the long rant, I'm a bit drunk.

Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2008 11:29 pm

Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

comments from previous coaches??? have you heard Jeff Tedford talk about DeSean? if you didn't know any better you would think Tedford was DeSean's father, he loved the kid.

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: September 18, 2008 10:48 pm

Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

I don't know that I would count on Andy Reid to straighten him out.  He hasn't proven that he has that ability.  How many of his own kids are in jail right now?  How did Reid handle the TO/McNabb problems?  I'll tell you.  Not good at all.  This will not be the last time that Jackson earns idiot of the week honors.  Given his history and what his previous coaches have said about him I would say you are going to have to get ready to re-name idiot of the week honors to the "DeSean Jackson" award of the week.

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2008 6:04 am

Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

You pretty much summed up my thoughts

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2008 5:02 pm

Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

hahaha, thanks, man.

Yeah, there have been some really terribly refereed games lately.

Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2008 3:46 am

Deep Thoughts with DeSean Jackson

TARKUS HAS A BLOG?!?!?!?!? ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You count me in as your most loyal reader man!

by the way I don't think you should just hand out Idiot of the week to D-Jax, he should have to deathmatch Ed Hoculi for it.

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