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DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

Posted on: December 14, 2010 6:54 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Like Andy, I’m averse to mentioning anything that has to do with the T. Ocho Show on Versus, but the advance word that’s leaked out about tonight’s show actually has a bit of news value.

Though his season numbers look fairly pedestrian* – 42 catches for 972 yards and six TDs – Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is coming off a game where he caught four passes for 210 yards and a TD, and he wants to get paid. This, of course, is not new news, because Jackson has been wanting a new deal since before the season began. But Jackson, in this video, seems pretty confident that he’s going to be extravagantly rewarded for his production.

*By this, I mean pedestrian for a top-flight WR.

Said Jackson as he was being interviewed by Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco (H/T to the Philadelphia Inquirer: "This is like my third year. I officially have one year left. We've talked so far with my agent, Drew [Rosenhaus], and the Eagles. We're just seeing how it can go now. The 30-percent rule, the (collective bargaining agreement) and all that, and the new year coming up next year and us being locked out, there's a lot of ins and outs that go into it.”

Later, in the clip below, Jackson says, “They're going to have to do something, because the way I'm out there putting it in something's got to happen, man."

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Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:49 pm

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

Is that really what you think.  For the record at least T.O. went 4 or 5 silent years in the NFL to begin with before developing his diva rep.  DeSean is already there in season 3.  I could say I see him being just as selfish and ignorant in the long run, if not worse.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 11:58 am

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

I actually agreed with what Owens said for once. I just don't like how the organization is handling the team.  I don't really see Desean being a "cancer" like Owens is. Just don't, besides, it's gotta be hard to beat out T.O when it comes to being the NFL's "biggest bitch".

Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 10:51 am

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

By the way Mike18, obviously you even still feel the burn.  Couldn't help but notice that you jumped on that Bengals thread to throw some hate and discontent at Terrell Owens more than 4 years after the last time he wore an Eagles uniform.  I'm just saying.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:59 am

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

Yeah, not a Cowboy fan, but a Cowboy PLAYER.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:58 am

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

It was a big play against the Cowboys at their own place, for a TD.  I see nothing wrong with what he did. Especially when a Cowboy fan shoves Mike Vick to the ground when he was already out of bounds.

There are things much worse than diving backwards into the endzone on a big play, against your rival at their own home field. Personally, I'd still rather have him than Miles Austin.

Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:55 am

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

Maybe Jerome Bettis said it better than me, since he has no "personal problem" with the Eagles:

DeSean Jackson put up 210 yards and scored, but I'm still disappointed in him. When you see antics like Sunday night's , it makes Jackson look like a me-first player. Jackson said after the game that it will never happen again, and I really hope that's true because he's building a history of knucklehead moves. He needs to understand that his actions can result in negative consequences for not only him, but also his team and the perception of the league. I'm not just talking about penalty yards here.

An athlete of his caliber, on a winning team, in a major market playing in nationally televised games represents the direction of where the NFL is going. Hot dogging gives all players a black eye. The perception of superstars percolates throughout the league, and fans can start looking at them in a different light. We've seen it before with Terrell Owens, Randy Moss and others.

It's also not the first time Jackson has come under fire this year. If you remember, Andy Reid reportedly called him out in front of the entire team a couple weeks ago for a lack of mental toughness. I think Jackson has responded well to that incident, as it looked like he played through an ankle injury against the Cowboys. But this is different, and he needs to be called out again (if he hasn't been already).

His antics can lead to retaliation from opponents, which can escalate into more trouble. If I'm his teammate, I'm not happy. If that ever happened on one of my teams, we would pull the player aside and make it clear that can't ever happen again. And if it does, you have to deal with every one of your teammates.


Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:51 am

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

Eagles fans never learn and read what they want to read as usual.  I did not discredit, but rather gave a good compliment to your organization.  I have said all year your team is extremely talented and you've got the Giants number for certain.  Read anything I have written all year.  All I said was that DeSean Jackson is a diva and I would like to think the Eagles already learned their lesson in that area.  I would not be happy at all if he played for the Giants.  There are some organizations and their fans who still put the integrity of the game and having some shred of professionalism over talent.  The Giants cut ties with Plaxico Burress as soon as the gun incident occured when it seemed likely he would have probation or a 30 day jail sentence at the worst.  I think you all know how important he was to our offense too because I believe the Giants last victory over the Eagles came with him in uniform.  I am simply speculating that since he is not a physical specimen with great hands, route running ability, etc. and simply fast the Eagles may learn their lesson and let him become a talented headache for another team when contract time rolls around.  Especially since we know how much they love Drew Rosenhaus.  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.   

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:34 pm

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

It really is funny to see Giants fans rip DeSean Jackson. They wouldn't want Desean, but they probably cried themselves to sleep after Plaxico Burress left the team. Wait, let me guess, Plax isn't a cancer because he helped you guys win a Super Bowl, right Giants fans? Look, Desean is cocky, and trust me, alot of Eagles fans don't like it. But, cmon, Desean is no cancer. He's just a hot dog. And I'll take that 170 pound hotdog with 4.2 speed over ANY of the Giants scrub recievers:

  • Nicks - potentially drafted too high; Desean (a 2nd round pick) had more production in his first 2 years than Nicks will have
  • Smith - average hands, average speed, no neck
  • Manningham - overrated; wouldn't be starting on a team with a true #1

If you Giants fans want to hate on Desean, that's fine, but don't act like you wouldn't rub out a sticky wad of glee if he was on your team.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:17 pm

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

Yes, Navy. You wouldn't want him on your second place Giants team, the same Giants team that is second to the Eagles. The same Eagles team that has DeSean Jackson on it.  The best Receiver on the team, and maybe in the division. And yes, that includes overrated Miles Austin.

Maybe nobody wants Coughlin to coach their team. I've never seen a coach with more un-disciplined teams than Coughlin. His career has pretty much been medicore, except for that Super Bowl Season. Isn't he back on the hot seat again this year?

Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:13 pm

DeSean Jackson wants to get paid

I remember an early on-field DeSean Jackson interview, he seemed like a good young guy and a class act, I certainly hope he goes the way of Andre Johnson and not the way of these guys.

I respect Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson (Ocho-Cinco) because they are dynamic players and at times, and even still now for T.O. especially this year they play at the highest level possible. But the drama is far too much.

They are both quiet in the media this year relatively speaking, but you have to wonder how much of the Bengals crappiness this year is because of their locker room personalities.

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