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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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Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 9:51 am
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

You freakin' people always say the same crap, "How many Super Bowls have the Eagles won?" We get it alright, they haven't won any...s**t! Does that mean that Eagles fans can't express themselves about the team? Let it go dogg...and here's my middle finger to the freakin' Giants!




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 8:41 am
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

The Eagles are tagging and bagging this character. I am glad. The Eagles dont want a long term deal with this guy or it would be done. I think at least. Didnt they do this to Vick before they signed him though? He costs us as many games as he plays well in, sometimes they are the same game. He is a deep threat and sometimes end around player. He drops a lot of passes and is terrified of running through the middle. He has not been the same since he was knocked out. He does not cross the middle anymore. Last year you saw this players heart. He is a mini-TO. Why is the WR position filled with the biggest egos in the NFL? Why do these people think they are the best on the field? That is why bad personalities become cancer. When they score a TD they think it is all them. As if 10 other people didnt contribute to the play and to the entire game. Let this A-Hole go, smart move tagging him so you can get minor compensation for trading him outside the division or use him for the year. His talent will be missed but not his behavior. I have seen so many amazing plays from him, and so many game killers too. He doesnt score many TD's, he doesnt catch many passes, but he is so fast he is almost always double teamed. Only thing I see is the Eagles letting this guy go and getting someone like Vincent Jackson, who is no different, or Plax, who is no different, or TO, who is no different. I just hope they know what they are doing and dont give this diva away for another diva. Funny how they call them women LMAO. I hope Shady McCoy puts him in his place and tells him, your good but you aint The Real McCoy!!! You can judge this player over the last 4 years. When he is not happy he will not try. You can see it, not just last year but several times over the last 4. Last year was the pits for this guy. I am done with him, I hope they let him go.


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Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 7:02 am
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Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:13 am
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

According to Mark Freeman, anybody who hears Howie Roseman's statement "We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul" would giggle. I just want to know, Judge, if I was the exception.



Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:29 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

Being a 30+ year Eagles fan I applaud the move. Those who question the move could not have been watching him the last 4 years he has played for us. He brought swagger to the team. He brought the Philly attitude, I could not have jumped higher off of my chair when he took that pass 90 + yards versus the Cowboys and then stopped at the gola line and floated in. We laughed for hours at my house. Does everyone forget when Coughlin pulled his kicker aside and pointed at him and told him not to kick it Jackson's general direction and he still took it ot the house. Has not anyone felt slighted at work feeling they deserve even a minimal raise. Here we have a receiver who knows he has a target on his head and still aks all to "Bring it on". Has Jackson ever had an off field incident? Arrested? Domestic violence? No he has not had one iota of trouble. Sure he has made some boners in his career but he talks the talk and does indeed walk the walk. He has taken the cheap headshots from around the league and is still standing. Yes he was lied to by the organization. The promised a long term deal then threw away money at some veterans who quite frankly did not deliver but made 4 times what he was paid. Watch out next year on the opening play from scrimmage. If I was a DB I would make sure I start backtracking a few steps even before the Birds break huddle. I will be wearing my Jackson #10 jersey waiting impatiently for him to spike the ball at the flailing feet of whoever is trying to cover him.



Since: Dec 20, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:15 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

Your football knowledge is lacking.  Two of the top 5 receivers in the NFL this past season are the same size at Jackson, Wes Welker and Steve Smith. Jackson was a pro-bowl player in 2009 and 2010 who didn't get paid, watching others get big money as free agents.  Yea! I'd be pissed if I worked my tail off to be one of the top people in my field, only to find my company paid bigger money to outsiders coming in.  It doesn't excuse Jackson's poor play, but it does creat distractions in a profession that has a limited time offer.  And if you don't believe speed matters, get a crip. But, your most stunning comment is the following:, "Jackson deserves to be paid like a Top 10 WR as much as I deserve to get paid like one?  Really?  Oh! I get it.  You're using sarcasm or you are one of those people who played high school ball and thinks he knows something.  I'll go with the later.  The Eagles screwed it up by not signing Jackson to a long term deal last year. He earned it by making the pro-bowl in 2009 and 2010. He did everything one could ask of him. Oh! Did anyone see the number of interceptions Vick threw?  Maybe that has something to do with it as well.   



Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:22 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

Judge like so many others are so easily deluded by speed. That is all Jackson has- speed. He is a one tool player. He doesn't run great routes, he doesn't have great hands, he isn't a great team player, and he sure as hell doesn't have a good head on his shoulders. To make matters worse, he is too small and will likely always be an injury concern. 

The media loves to take the players' side when someone is underpaid. Where are they now? Jackson deserves to be paid like a Top 10 WR as much as I deserve to get paid like one.

The phrase "can stretch the field" has become laughable. Do you know who can really stretch the field? Whoever the hell runs deep. That's who. Speed doesn't matter.

The Giants won the Super Bowl. Who "stretches the field" for them? Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz stretch the field plenty. Are they that fast? They are fast ENOUGH. That's all that matters.

Jackson is the most ovrerrated player in football. Even more so now than his QB. 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:04 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

I say all patterns for DJax go across the middle next year, diva and a punk and I too wish we would have just let him walk but Eagles lose out by doing that.  I'm starting to hate pro athletes more and more...



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:58 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles


Honestirish,  

The Eagles are doing this to trade him, not to keep him.  By tagging him, they can control where he goes (outside the NFC East) and also will get a draft pick as compensation, perhas a 2nd rounder.  If they don't tag him, he walks out the door on March 5th to any team that he wants and the Eagles get nothing in return.




Thats smart,  tag him and pay him top dollar, and see what team wants to trade for a receiver that is at top pay, and wants him so bad that effecting their cap room and take draft picks out ways his possible cancer in the locker room.  And Guess what we will also limit it , so no NFC east team gets him by tagging him.  Yeah,  this statement was well thought out!!!!!!!!    Like the Giants and Dallas are in need of his services and  would spend top dollar on him or any receiver.   Oh, thats right Washington needs a receiver,  hell their coach would want to take a risk on him, rather than Colston, Wayne or some one else.     
     



Since: Mar 30, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:38 pm
 

Jackson move makes sense for Eagles

The Eagles are doing this to trade him, not to keep him.  By tagging him, they can control where he goes (outside the NFC East) and also will get a draft pick as compensation, perhas a 2nd rounder.  If they don't tag him, he walks out the door on March 5th to any team that he wants and the Eagles get nothing in return.


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