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DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Posted on: January 2, 2012 1:00 pm
 
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By Josh Katzowitz

DeSean Jackson had a forgettable season, and for that, he’s sorry. He regrets the way he acted when he so desperately wanted a contract extension, and he’s also sorry that it affected the way he played this season.

“I can admit to certain things affecting me during the season. I just kind of want to apologize or whatever the case may be,” Jackson said, via CSN Philly. “I probably could have handled it a little different, but now sitting here after the season’s over, I can just say I was able to put it behind me and really just fight for my teammates. Fight for this organization -- just really knowing something good out of this situation was going to happen. I was able to finally get to that and just move forward. We’ll see how it plays out.”

DeSean's forgettable season
Considering Jackson is a free agent and is coming off the worst season since his rookie year in 2008, it’s a good idea for the mea culpa. Because there were times when Jackson appeared like he wasn’t giving his best effort as the Eagles Dream Team season transformed into a frustrating year for everybody in the Philadelphia organization.

Jackson was asked if it’d be OK for the Eagles to place the franchise tag on him, and he said, “Why wouldn’t it? Hey, it’d be all right. God’s got a plan, brother. I’m going to roll with it.”

True, Jackson was underpaid this season at $600,000, but he held out during training camp and got benched in Week 9 as the Eagles were losing to the Cardinals. Basically, he just wasn’t a good teammate.

“I shouldn’t have allowed it to happen early on -- but I was able to finish strong, and that’s all that really matters,” Jackson said. “I did that. I’ve got my head coach, my offensive coordinator, my teammates, the owners, the whole organization behind me, so it’s not how you start. It’s how you finish.”

And, Jackson hopes, how sincerely you apologize.

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Comments

Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 1:16 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Actually if they didn't have him they'd have won 2 more games at least, as his costly fumbles turned the game around for opponents this year.


That's why I said the Eagles got what they paid for.  $600K wr's drop passes and fumble.  I'm not saying DJax should have played down on purpose as it only ends up hurting him in the end, but the value that the Eagles put in was returned to them.  You want a game changing WR then pay for one, you want to pay for Todd Pinkston then accept what Todd Pinkston gives you.



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:33 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Ya ya ya!! This guy is the bigest punk ass fool in the league. Hey DeSean,,, next time you score, run full speed into the endzone and act like a pro,,,not a cocky, POS fool!



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:00 pm
 

He Should Apologize

Loyal fans of the Eagles who watched the games every week KNOW that DeSean Jackson held back on a many plays this year.  He short-armed several passes over the middle and even 2 in the End Zone.  I'll agree that all receivers will drop one once in a while.  But a couple of his drops seemed like a way too many.  He didn't turn and look for the ball.  He half-heartedly ran a few routes;  a couple of those Vick needed him to just look back.  He seldom Ball-Hawked on tight coverage plays (I loved when he DID in the last week vs the Redskins!)--those not only hurt the Team and Michael Vick - but they hurt him too.   He could've helped us against the Cardinals.  His Punt Returns frequently looked VERY suspicious.  He had about 12-15 of them, in a row, where he lost a ferocious amount of yards.  I agree he was relatively underpaid.  But his protests were visible.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:59 am
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

It really is a shame what a douche bag Jackson is.....he has so much athletic ability, he could be an all pro every year.  Unfortunately for him, his big head and stupidity take the lead every year.

His apology is meaningless, actions speak louder than words.  Unless he has a complete personality make over in the off season, it will be another disappointing season with his mouth leading the way.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:47 am
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Sometimes you get what you paid for.  That will be the Eagles and 2011 DJax.  The question is, if they give him a new contract, will they get what they pay for.

Djax is good for about 1 win a year all by himself.  This year it would have won the NFC East.

I'm not sure any team is going to sign him to a long term contract with top 5 WR money unless it's very incentive laiden.
Actually if they didn't have him they'd have won 2 more games at least, as his costly fumbles turned the game around for opponents this year. If you add in all the TD drops and some of the lesser turnovers, maybe it's even more than that. But if you watched all the games you can at least pin 2 games largely on him.



Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:39 am
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Sometimes you get what you paid for.  That will be the Eagles and 2011 DJax.  The question is, if they give him a new contract, will they get what they pay for.

Djax is good for about 1 win a year all by himself.  This year it would have won the NFC East.

I'm not sure any team is going to sign him to a long term contract with top 5 WR money unless it's very incentive laiden.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:06 am
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

They should have made a deal with him in the off season and I bet they would have made the playoffs.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 11:03 am
 

I dont see an apology

where does he say hes sorry? Or I apologize? Hes just acting like a punk from the bad side.... I like to know what kind of enviroment he was raised in before I go off on him..... sorry.... my arse!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2012 10:58 am
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

The Eagles are better off letting him go and drafting a bigger WR. I'm not big on Maclin either, but he's better than D-Jax. The biggest problem of course is Vick, who seems to average 2 turnovers a game. Can't win in this league when you give up the ball so much.



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 9:28 am
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

".....it's not how you start, it's how you finish....." and.. "I've got the whole organization behind me".  What? In today's wide, wide world of sports.....it's how you apologize.. I guess that really matters. Josh seems to be giving him a pass on DJ derailing the Eagles' season. And IF the 'organization' et a...l has his back...you really have to wonder if Philly gets it.  One punt return to beat the Giants does not a career make.  DeJ is surely a legend in his own mind.  Which he has lost.  lol  


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