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DeSean Jackson's struggles continue

Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:13 pm
Edited on: November 27, 2011 11:15 pm
D. Jackson has not played well lately (US Presswire).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

On the face of his stat line, DeSean Jackson didn’t have a bad individual game Sunday.

DeSean's November disaster
Although the Eagles got smoked by New England 38-20, Jackson finished with four catches for 74 yards. Not too terrible, right?

But the stat sheets also don’t point out that Jackson had two terrible drops, and 10 targets, in what has become a theme with Jackson in the past month -- that he’s hindering the Philadelphia franchise right now.

Which is why Andy Reid decided to bench Jackson for the fourth quarter, although Reid didn’t really call it a benching.

“We all need to a better job. I just wanted to give the other guys an opportunity,” coach Andy Reid said.

Asked if Jackson was benched, Reid said, “I wanted to give the other guys a chance to make a play.”

Asked later if he was satisfied with how Jackson played, Reid said, “I already answered that.”
So, basically, "yes" to the benching, "no" to if Reid is satisfied with Jackson. But at least Jackson said the right thing after the game.

"As a player, I just have to live with it,” he said. "Things happen sometimes as a player. I'm honestly upset about it. It wasn't one of my best games as far as a couple of plays I thought I could have had. At the end of the day, I didn't come up with them. I've just got to move on and make other plays. I know I'm a better receiver. Them are plays I should have made. No excuses behind that. But I just didn’t have my best game today. It's just frustrating but I've got to figure it out."

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:17 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:14 am

DeSean Jackson's struggles continue

It's interesting how Andy Reid should have been fired many years before. I would not fire him now just because the Philly Dream Team got pawned endlessly by the rest of the NFL. When teams sign high profile talent it takes a few years for them to jell. Andy Reid is not a capable offensive coach...because if he was he would not have Marty calling the plays. Marty is simply not creative enough to succeed in the NFL. In years past the Eagles defense helped to remedy any Eagles offensive struggles....not this year. The Eagles defense is worse than the Rams who let Beanie Wells run off 228 yards against them. 

Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:32 am

DeSean Jackson's struggles continue

Top 5 Receiver? Really? More like a top 5 deceiver. He has the skills but not he heart or brains. Running away from contact and short arming catches when he thinks he is going to get hit is not the way to a big contract. Even his punt returns this year are anemic as he is more concerned about being hit and taking contact.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:31 am

DeSean Jackson's struggles continue

Today I officially changed my mind about Desean Jackson. I dealt with the celebrations and the other nonsense because he made plays. But against New England with the season on the line, he came up extremely small. And for the record, the CBS color commentator's analysis of the dropped TD was as pathetic as Desean's execution of the play. He gave way too much credit to the Patriots' DB. But yeah, I'm over Desean, let's get a physical 6'3"+ receiver to split opposite of Maclin. And don't you dare even suggest Riley Cooper.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2011 12:42 am

DeSean Jackson's struggles continue

Jackson was a selfish, smug blight on his team when he played at CAL.  Not surprised that he seems to be the same in the Pro ranks.  Another amazing talent who has his head screwed on backwards.

Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:51 pm

DeSean Jackson's struggles continue

ha,remember that game winning punt return that kept giants out of playoffs last year?ha,that was great.

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 11:17 pm

DeSean Jackson's struggles continue

I know this will never happen, but i wish there was a possible scenario where the Eagles don't sign this guy and he gets black listed from the rest of the league so that I never have to see his smug face again.

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