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Typical DeSean Jackson

Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:01 am
It is true that DeSean Jackson missed a team meeting and will be inactive. But as with many things DeSean, the story is more complicated.

I'm told by multiple league sources the benching is a result of the Eagles coaching staff tiring of Jackson's attitude for most of the season. In other words, the benching by Andy Reid is more a result of cumulative actions by Jackson.

The Eagles also, I'm told, wanted to send Jackson a message. They're not taking his crap any longer.

It makes sense the benching wasn't due to a single missed meeting. Reid isn't a strict disciplinarian. A single missed meeting usually leads to some sort of fine or perhaps a benching for a quarter. Not an entire game.

But this is typical Jackson and illustrates why the Eagles haven't paid him and may not and why other teams around the league don't trust him, either. One general manager to me this morning said his nickname for Jackson was "518" meaning five catches for eighteen yards. While Jackson can be a lethal weapon there are too many games where follows six catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns with, well, 518. That is the biggest criticism the league has of Jackson.

He's horribly inconsistent and not too many teams will pay a suspended, inconsistent wideout the kind of money Jackson wants.

So this is typical. Typical DeSean Jackson.
Category: NFL
Tags: Eagles

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 2:19 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

DoucheSean Jackson.

Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:27 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

Ridiculous and irrelevant that other people would do his job for less, free or even pay to do it.  He's got skills that only a handful of people on earth have. That said, prima donna recievers ARE totally a pain in the @$$ and you have to weigh that into your staffing decision, like Reid is doing.   

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:18 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

I find it kind of interesting that the wide receiver, who your most dynamic wide receiver is a problem?  Does this sound like T.O. or DeSean Jackson... oh wait, it's both.  Maybe the issue is with Andy Reid himself.  Now I am sure DeSean is a handful, but doesn't make him a less diva player than a lot of players in the league.
This story is out to sway public opinion to Coach Reid and against Jackson.  I've already seen the negative comments posted here about Jackson and that is only a paragraph worth of a story.  
Did those folks feel the same about DeSean before this story broke?  I think not.  Tell you what, I am a Bears fan, ship him to Chicago.  We could use another weapon. 

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:05 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

Yeah, but Jackson's still a douche regardless of how well he's performing. Diva wideouts are dangerous long term propositions and eventually their behavior cancels out their value after they've been in the same place for long enough.

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2011 12:04 pm

Typical eagles

They should have given him something extra - thrown him a bone - Reid needs to go.

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:59 am

Typical DeSean Jackson

I guess the article renews one side of the eternal debate about a wide receiver who's not making many catches:

Team: "You're not making enough catches."  Receiver: "I'm not making enough catches because you're not throwing to me!"  Team: "We're not throwing to you because you're not getting open."  Receiver: " How open do you want me to get when I'm being double-teamed?  Besides, I'm drawing coverage away from our other receivers, so I'm helping out that way."  Team: "Well, you'll just have to get open anyway.  Otherwise, adios, amigo." 

We've all seen this debate countless times, Probably happens every season on every team in the league. 

Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:32 am

Typical DeSean Jackson

It's just a shame that more of these self-centered, egotistical jackwads aren't sat down by their teams.  Grow-up and realize you're getting paid millions to do what millions of others would pay to do.

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