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Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

Posted on: March 1, 2012 5:02 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2012 10:22 am
 
Keeping DeSean Jackson was smart for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, the club should figure out a way to sign him to a long-term deal.

Granted, Jackson was inconsistent last year and had too many drops. But he came around and, after the season, apologized for allowing his contract to be a distraction. That's a start.

All I know is that he's the team's most explosive player, a playmaker who can stretch the field, make big plays and is a perfect fit in any offense run by Michael Vick. When Vick scrambles, he's looking downfield for open receivers, and the speedy Jackson is often a deep target.

Of course, it's inside the locker room where some critics worry about the guy. But people close to the Eagles believe that Jackson is not a character risk; that he can be the complete player -- the team player -- he was before 2011.

That's because they believe that what happened last year was the inevitable consequence of the Eagles passing out millions to unrestricted free agents from other clubs -- with players who had experience with the Eagles, like Jackson, wondering why they weren't getting a piece of the pie.

Well, now he is.

Even though the Eagles have made a one-year commitment to him, the Eagles can still trade the guy. But I wouldn't expect that to take place ... not unless Jackson expresses dissatisfaction with the franchise tag.

That happened in 2002 with then franchise-player Jeremiah Trotter, and the Eagles wound up releasing him.

It won't happen here. If anything, the Eagles would trade Jackson. But I don't see that happening, either. I mean when general manager Howie Roseman says, "We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul" he sounds like someone who envisions Jackson sticking around for more than this season.

Then there's Jackson's statement Thursday night: "I am honored that the Philadelphia Eagles' organization perceives me as a franchise player. I look forward to getting a long-term deal done soon and being an Eagle for many years to come."

That sure sounds like someone who envisions sticking around more than one season, too.

Coach Andy Reid knows the value of Jackson to his offense, and a happy Jackson makes the Eagles a dangerous offense ... again. This was a good move -- for Jackson and the Eagles.













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rangerswin12
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Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:58 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

And when Vince Young labeled th Losers I mean Eagles the Dream Team did any Eagle shoot that name down.NOPE.
Actually, I don't think that's true.  I haven't done specific research for the quotes, but my recollection is that a number of Eagles did decline to adopt that terminology when being interviewed, and some may have gone so far as to deny that the term was appropriate.  What more did you want from them?  To shoot down one of their teammates over a bunch of nothing?  They and most people--unlike you, apparently--had more important things to worry about than something as silly as that.  Of course you, not being an Eagles fan, don't read as much about the Eagles beyond the headlines--and there weren't very many headlines for the ones who said, "Gee, I don't call us a 'dream team'."

But I find it funny how a fan of the only team not to have won a SB in the Nfc East . . .
There you go again, just as the other poster said.  You're just proving him right about you.

. . .would like to make it seem like the Giants are not the current champs.
Oh, sure, they're still the champs--i.e., the ones who get to wave the championship flag till their successor is crowned at the next Super Bowl (even if they're out of contention by then).  But that doesn't change my point that what they did last year won't help them much this year--as most recent Super Bowl winners have found.  They don't give you a higher seed in the division, let alone the playoffs, just because you won the SB last year. 
And of course the Eagles and their fans are moving on that is all you do every year.
Well, I should hope they do.  And I should hope--well, I don't, really--that your team does also.  Because if they don't, they'll be left in the dust very quickly when September comes.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:35 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

How about Yankees/Phillies
The Yankees?  Who cares about them?  They're in the other league--in case you hadn't noticed.


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Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

Oh, and before you tell me that the Rangers are ahead of the Flyers in the standings and have beaten them five out of five (good thing they did, too, or they might not be ahead of them, or at least not by more than a few points), there's no need--I've just done it for you.! So find something else to lecture us about, like Mets/Phillies or Knicks/76ers.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

And talk and saying they are the dream team doesn't mean a thing,winning Spuper Bowls does.And you can take you middle finger and shove it.
RangersLose, get over it.  I'm curious as to why are you going SO far out of your way to belittle a player or a team that you beat out in 2011?  Sort of diminishing your own team's accomplishment in doing so, aren't you?  Who said the Eagles were a dream team?  Not Vick, not Jackson, and certainly not Andy Reid.  It was a backup quarterbaack--one Vince Young--who won't even be with the team in 2012. 

And your Super Bowl win is already past history now.  Your having won last year isn't going to do it for you this year.  Get over it.  We're movin' on.


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