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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 24, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:57 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

His value goes down.......



Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:55 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

His value is greatest if he is returning punts and playing WR.He is losing his taste for return work(to dangerous)If he does no return work his value go down quite a bit



Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:50 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Which receivers would you rather have than Desean Jackson?Calvin johnson,Fitzgerald,Andre' Johnson,Roddy White,Miles Austin,Dez Bryant,Hakeem Nicks,Wes Welker,Percy Harvin,Vincent Jackson,Brandon Marshall,Dwayne Bowe,Greg Jennings,Marques Colston,Steve Smith(Carolina),Jeremy Maclin,Jordy Nelson,Mike Wallace,A.J. Green.Should Stevie Johnson be on this list?Bolden?Reggie Wayne?Franchise tag would pay Jackson over 10 million a year.Would you pay it?



Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:58 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Sounds real sincere; or whatever the case may be.
Think it's time to name him a team captain.



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:47 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Bunch of players you listed were not as good as Jackson this year. And I guess have one off year means your not good anymore. If you call 960 yards receiving a bad year. Miles Austin Pierre garçon Boldin Greg jennings Des Bryant Holmes I'd could go on and on but they all didn't have better numbers then Jackson this yr and recieving wise Jackson was 21st in the league this year.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:46 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

In 2010, the franchise tag for a WR would have run about 10mil a year.  He isn't worth that.  Of course he is willing to be franchised, he knows he can't get anything near that in a two year deal, let alone one.



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:39 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

He is not a top WR if they franchise him its thier own stupidity.




Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:23 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Eagles were ridiculous for not taking care of him prior to the start of the seaon.  Football is an extremely dangerous sport, guys have relatively short careers and to top it off they set up a system where only first round picks can make what they deserve in the first five years of their career.  It's easy to say play hard and you will get paid in other sports because 95% of the time it's true.  In football the reality is anyone can have their career end on any play and without guaranteed money it has to play on their mind.  I dont normally take the athletes side, but later round picks in football get such a raw deal I can understand where they are coming from.  Hopefully the Eagles wake up and pay him or trade him to a team that will.



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:16 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

DeSean is maybe top 30. I have the following guys(26) rated higher than him after this past season. In no particular order:

Calvin Johnson
Andre Johnson
Larry Fitzgerald
Wes Welker
Roddy White
Greg Jennings
Dwayne Bowe
Brandon Marshall
Mike Wallace
Vincent Jackson
Jordy Nelson
Victor Cruz
Steve Smith
Percy Harvin
Hakeen Nicks
Marques Colston
Brandon Lloyd
Julio Jones
Dez Bryant
Miles Austin
AJ Green
Reggie Wayne
Steve Johnson
Santonio Holmes
Pierre Garcon
Anquin Baldin




Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:07 pm
 

DeSean Jackson apologizes for actions this year

Why is it when I think of DeSean Jackson that I think of Santonio Holmes?  Both are very talented football players but are also football players who have both quit on their teams this season.


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