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Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:20 am
Edited on: December 2, 2011 12:27 pm
Jackson isn't interested in talking to reporters about the current state of his game. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The big story this morning isn't that that Marshawn Lynch has come out of nowhere to be one of the league's best running backs this season. Or that "the plan" Pete Carroll referred during training camp really does include Tarvaris Jackson, who has played well in recent weeks.

DeSean's forgettable season
Instead, as is often the case anytime the Eagles play, the big story is DeSean Jackson, the mercurial wide receiver in the last year of this rookie contract who plays with all the urgency of a shorts and t-shirt minicamp workout. Following Philly's latest loss, a 31-14 effort against the Seahawks on Thursday night, Jackson admitted that he's "frustrated with losing," but when one of his teammates was asked if Jackson was completely in the game he said, "No, he's [messing] around." 

If the plan is to sleepwalk through the current season for his current team and alienate the 31 others that might've had interested during free agency then mission accomplished, DeSean.  Otherwise, we have no idea what Jackson's doing and his "plan," unlike Pete Carroll's, is not only ill-conceived but it's going to cost him a lot of money.

Against the Seahawks, Jackson finished the game with four catches for 34 yards. Alone those numbers don't mean much. Without watching you might think that the Seahawks double-teamed Jackson, or that maybe the game plan was to feature LeSean McCoy. And at times, both were true. But Jackson's performance is mostly about his apparent unwillingness to … well, try.

"Actually there were quite a few plays called for him," head coach Andy Reid said. "They were making an effort to double him and move a safety in."'s Mike Freeman wrote Friday morning about Jackson staring into oblivion while quarterback Vince Young tried to talk to him on the sidelines.

"If that's what they saw, that's what they saw," Jackson said of the cameras, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I don't have to sit here and answer them questions. My teammates know what it is."

And during pregame warm-ups, Jackson was hanging out with the defensive ends as the other wide receivers worked together.

"I'm not answering none of that type of question," said Jackson. "If you're going to ask something about the game, do that. . . . Next question."

Two weeks ago, Jackson told NFL Network's Michael Irvin that he's in the Larry Fitzgerald-Calvin Johnson range when it comes to his worth. Fitz makes $15 million this season, Megatron almost $9 million.

"I think right in that range," he said at the time. "Maybe top-5 in the NFL. ...My playmaking skills and abilities, my punt returns, and the ability to get the ball and score on any play. I mean, Fitzgerald, he's a special receiver -- don't get me wrong -- but he doesn't play special teams so that adds an extra edge to it."

In theory, yes. In practice, Fitzgerald has been just as dangerous on special teams this season as Jackson. And much more consistent at wide receiver, and that's with John Skelton throwing him passes.

NFL Network's Marshall Faulk got it right two weeks ago: "Showing up to any meeting late is definitely not a good way to handle (things) when you want money from a team."

Not showing up at all is even worse.

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Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 12:07 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

If teams and head coaches had any balls, they would put the franchise tag on him and then only use him on special teams. He punked the team this year- they should give him his pay back. Let him get crushed all year returning kicks and punts- that would definitely change his attitude and probably help end his career of acting like a lil beotch.

Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 2:46 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

tsails - 5 stars to you !

To not only use the word metastasize but spell it correctly on a message board no less - you are the man!

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:09 am

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

Every now and then, a player emerges that makes everybody do a double take, step back take a deep breath and realize what it is you're witnessing. Usually that player is special.....both on the field of play and off. Michael Jordan was such a player, Aaron Rogers is becoming that type of player...Tiger Woods had it, then lost it, Walter Payton......Joe Montana, Jerry Rice......and then you have players on the other end......the ones that make you say.."CMON, MAN!" TO, Moss, Ochocinco, Haynesworth, Jeff george.......and now we are witnessing another crybaby that thinks every team should just bow to his self perceived greatness. Jackson thinks he'll get big money in spite of his selfish, immature, attitude and his subpar season. Thinks he's top 5. He's nothing but a cancer that will metastasize and prove fatal to any team that takes a chance on him. Where have all the truly good guys gone, where?

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:53 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

TED GINN???? Did I really just read it jackson isn't even the caliber of a Ted Ginn?? hahaha...Agreed D-Jax has sucked to HIS standards and is being a big baby. But COME ON MAN! D-JAX is JERRY RICE! compared to Ted Ginn

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 5:51 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

Moron doesn't even realize he's costing himself money. Stupid little twerp.

Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:27 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

DeSaun reminds me a lot of Chad Johnson (I refused to call him by that other stupid name).  Chad was a talent but his antics and ego got in the way.  Does DeSaun deserve more?  I say yes but I also say that you prove that you are worth it every single day.  Any player that feels that he is better than others on his team is a punk.  Football is the ultimate team sport.  Respect that and respect your teammates enough to put in just as much effort as the others. 

I watched an interview of Mean Joe Green once.  He talked about how teammates would watch Rocky Bleir put himself through tremendous pain just to try and play again after a war injury.  Mean Joe's comment was that no other player had the nerve to ask for any special treatment.  It would have been an insult to Rocky after seeing everything he was doing just to try to be on the practice field one more time.  

Every team has examples of that type of dedication to the game almost every year.  Hey DeSaun, respect your teammates, the game and the history of all the men that have given everything they had to both.  I have to agree with other comments that DeSaun is acting like a spoiled child.  Time to MAN UP son.        

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:07 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

He isnt even the caliber of a Ted Ginn.  At least Ted Ginn has won games for the 49ers.  He leads kickoff returners in avg and has won at least two games for them too.  All Jackson has done is cry about what he should be making instead of just going out there and have the best season ever and then get paid

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:01 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

DeSean Jackson = Rich man's Ted Ginn

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:00 pm

How About Getting it Right...Ryan Wilson

Mr. Wilson writes:

The big story this morning isn't that that has come out of nowhere to be one of the league's best running backs this season. Or that "the plan" Pete Carroll referred during training camp really does include , who has played well in recent weeks.

It appears that the media creates the big story and we like sheep are suppose to believe that DeSean Jackson's little boy sulking antics is much better to read about then Lynch's runs last night, the Seahawks defense, and any improvements the 3 point underdog Seahawks did on Thursday night. If you like writing about sulky little boys who are in professional sports then go ahead and write about them. I've seen this act too many times....believe me this is not a story but a sad state of affairs....immaturity, irresponsiblity, and giving up on the team is old news. It's like watching a repeat of "The Biggest Loser".....and if the title fits then wear it.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 2:58 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

<br />Desean Jackson is in the same mold as T.O., Moss and Ochocinco. Diva wideouts who whine and complain about getting paid and then never justify thier salaries after getting paid. The headache is never worth it and the better money is spent on acquiring new talent either through the draft or free agency. In short, his fuse has been burnt and any team that takes Jackson will likely not get better years than Philly got in 2008 and 2009. And Philly certainly cannot expect that Jackson will produce for them in the future. Signing Jackson for Fitzgerald or Calvin Johnson type money would be a horrible waste of money. Even on my miserable Dolphins, all three WRs (Marshall, Bess and Hartline) are better than Jackson. Although Marshall is having a mediocre season by his standards, he really has no one to throw it to him. And Devon Bess and Brian Hartline are hard workers and put in 100% EVERY PLAY. And guess what DeSean? These guys actually practice hard, run routes, make catches and will all make more $$$$ than you next year. It is so much easier to make money when you put up numbers ssuch that the team that underpaid you is trying to get you back and would have to compete against other teams for your services. If you had put up 75 catches, 1100 yards and 10 tds and you can take a bath in the millions that multiple teams would throw your way. As it stands now, Philly would probably just release you and you now have other teams out there wondering if you are worth the headache.

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