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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: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:43 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

So True that this guy is not even in the Top 5 in his division


All better recievers than this guy and he thinks this is the way he is going to get Paid. LOLLLLLLLLL Easy There T.O 2012 u will be looking for work somewhere soon. CFL may be your best option buddy. This is why your a 2nd round pick getting paid 2nd round money.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:42 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

i also watched the game and young seemed to be almost dead on with his passes, way to many dropped balls. 
pretty soon jackson will be in the same boat as mcnabb, homeless

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:42 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

All the sideline stuff doesnt matter at all.  Young was talking to Cooper.  And why?  Because Cooper was actually trying to get open and help his team while D Jackson was just running down the field and not even looking back for a possible pass.  I dont read into any of the crap about how he is getting along with teamates.  It really doesnt matter.  But inbetween whistles there is no hiding his lack of effort.  Big contract?  Please...anybody who signs this chump is just asking for TO type behavior without the production.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:42 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

****ment isnt giving effort

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:40 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

jackson will never be in the same category as larry fits or mega tron. 

they actually care about their teammates and will do whatever it takes to win.

you can probably put him in the same category as santana moss tho.

both have shown brilliance at one point in their career, i never really thought jackson was that good,
ya he's quick, what has he done, caught one big pass againts the giants.

all hes good for is returning kicks and punts.


Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:38 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

Apparently, Jackson is using a new strategy to get that big contract he wants. Save your body and show what great shape you are in for your new employer. Unfortunately, for DeSean, that new employer may be the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:30 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

99 Rams what are you talking about? I didnt make any excuse, I was just commenting on the fact that the media is saying DeSean wasnt paying attention to Young on the bench when you couldnt even see the rest of the bench because it was blocked..and Now there is confirmation that Young in fact wasnt even talking to him he was talking to Cooper who was blocked by a teammate standing up. And the the NFL Network says he hasnt talked to one teammate all night at the same time he is talking to a player and the camera all of a sudden goes to a different view.

I didnt say anything about his play. I think he has had a bunch of plays that he is giving effort. Just mentioning how the media is saying things on the sideline when they arent even accurate.

Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:27 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

Another dumbass athlete who thinks he's entitled to everything because he's 'special'.

Tell you what, fool. You're going to have a long life without football and you'll get back exactly what you give: nothing. Trouble is, you won't be making all those millions and no-one will care, other than your creditors and the mother(s) of your children, who, between them, will bleed you for every dime.  Right now, you're just a pampered idiot who's blowing a chance for a payday none of us ever see because you can't be disciplined and focus on a chance even most of your fellow players never get.

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:26 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

I'm not sure the Eagles as a team have 'mailed it in' I think thy just stink right now.  

Lots of dropped balls, balls that should have been caught, only the receiver (Cooper?) thought it had poo on it, right into a defender who thought it was solid gold. 

There was 1 play that really stuck out in my mind when the eagles were driving and Vince Dung threw the ball to the back out of the backfield. The defender had slipped on the play and there was only a safety to beat with Jackson ahead of the back. All he had to do was get in the safety's way. Instead he ran AWAY from the guy, missed the block by about 6 yards and the defender made the tackle. Make that block and it's a different ball game. Couple of plays later, turnover, and game over.  

There can be no doubt this guy is playing for 1 thing only and it's not the love nor the integrity of TEAM play. Only when you have TEAM MATES committed to winning, wil you win.

Get rid of him.


Since: Mar 16, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:23 pm

Teammate thinks Jackson is '[messing] around'

He thinks he is as good as Fitzgerrald or top 5 in the league?????HA HA HA HA He is not even top 5 in the division!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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