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Typical DeSean Jackson

Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:01 am
It is true that DeSean Jackson missed a team meeting and will be inactive. But as with many things DeSean, the story is more complicated.

I'm told by multiple league sources the benching is a result of the Eagles coaching staff tiring of Jackson's attitude for most of the season. In other words, the benching by Andy Reid is more a result of cumulative actions by Jackson.

The Eagles also, I'm told, wanted to send Jackson a message. They're not taking his crap any longer.

It makes sense the benching wasn't due to a single missed meeting. Reid isn't a strict disciplinarian. A single missed meeting usually leads to some sort of fine or perhaps a benching for a quarter. Not an entire game.

But this is typical Jackson and illustrates why the Eagles haven't paid him and may not and why other teams around the league don't trust him, either. One general manager to me this morning said his nickname for Jackson was "518" meaning five catches for eighteen yards. While Jackson can be a lethal weapon there are too many games where follows six catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns with, well, 518. That is the biggest criticism the league has of Jackson.

He's horribly inconsistent and not too many teams will pay a suspended, inconsistent wideout the kind of money Jackson wants.

So this is typical. Typical DeSean Jackson.
Category: NFL
Tags: Eagles

Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:14 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson has been underpaid by the Eagles for years.  But he's not that great of a WR.  He has one route - the fly.  He is great on that one.  Nobody can keep up with him.  But I noticed teams like the 49ers, Bills and Giants kept a safety really deep.  Carlos Rogers even got a pick out out of one of those Go-routes.  I think Jackson is sand-bagging this year.  He's mad that Michael Vick and the free agents got all that money, and he doesn't have a new contract yet.  His attitude and performance this year are not helping him.  They are lowering his value around the league.  All the teams know the tricks from Drew Rosenhaus. 

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 5:51 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

Yup. Because DeSean isnt a typical thug just like T.O. Moron. 

It's not a matter of being civilized. African American's are raised different and act different than those in this country whose ancestors came from England.  

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 8:39 am

Typical DeSean Jackson

MikeSyr18, why don't you crawl back into your racist cave with the rest of your sheet-wearing friends and do the rest of us civilized people a favor.

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 4:55 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

All the Eagles fans know DeSean Jackson has been relatively underpaid.  2-3 times per year he will be simply electrifying and win the game for you.  But all I see this year is a guy who seldom gets open, even briefly.  And then drops the ball way too many times.  This year, oddly, I believe he actually has NEGATIVE punt yard average.  I wanted Jeremy Maclin back there after the fumble vs the Bears.  I thought Philly might have tried to trade him.  But this guy is still just a kid.  I suspect he's getting plenty of bad advice from his agent, Terrell Owens and probably others.  But that "518" nickname DOES seem accurate.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 4:46 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

Hate to disagree with you but your completely wrong.  Take it from someone from socal who knows people who grew up with Jackson and his peps, and this article is spot on.  He's beloved when he's happy and giving his all = getting the ball, his due, and paid.  Otherwise, he a problem for the most part, just ask Tedford and Laura. 

Great kid, but entitlement can be a problem.  Had they paid them, they may never had seen this side, but now that they haven't and most likely will not, this may be the begining of the end.

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 4:09 pm
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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 3:23 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

He's just a jerk. He epitomizes the self-centered athletes, whose god-given abilities justify immature behavior. He's honestly acting like a high-school kid now, cutting meetings in protest of not getting paid, not getting the ball or w.e...I'd pay the guy because of how many yards he can gobble up, and the act that he's a perennial game changer, but this attitude of his gives me a lot of pause

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 2:48 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

Steelers=sb that's such crap.  He doesn't refuse to go over the middle, he runs the routes he's told to/  You don't know what the hell you're talking about. 

This is a terrible article freeman.  Jackson is beloved by his teammates and coaches.  He does not have a bad attitude in-house.  They deactivated him because he isn't focused... which is unacceptable as well, but judging from the other articles you have wrote about him, I know you have been waiting for the chance to pounce on his.  You are a joke Freeman.  You should be working the cash register at best buy, not writing articles for cbs. 

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 2:44 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

Did those folks feel the same about DeSean before this story broke?

Yes. Watching his look at me antics on the field, refusing to go over the middle instead of honoring his contract, using words you shouldn't say on the radio and you get a bum. 

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2011 2:20 pm

Typical DeSean Jackson

Did those folks feel the same about DeSean before this story broke?
Yes. He has T.O./Moss written all over him. He's extremely talented, but he's a knucklehead who will do what he wants to do when he wants to do it.

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