Posted by Josh Katzowitz
On the face of his stat line, DeSean Jackson didn’t have a bad individual game Sunday.
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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.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.
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.”
"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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