Monday, December 5, 2011

Desean Jackson

This one may spark a controversy but I think it’s worth talking about. A lot of people have gotten on Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson for his play this year. He has averaged 1,000 yards and 5 TD’s in each of his first 3 years. This year he is supposed to be under both those numbers. I may be one of the few people to defend him on this topic. First look at how badly the Eagles screwed him over. He was drafted 49th overall back 2008 by the Eagles. Over the next 3 years he has shown he can produce in the NFL time and time again. We all remember the Miracle at the NEW Meadowlands when he took that punt back. This year he wanted a new contract but the Eagles would give him one. He came to camp and said he would play to show he deserves one but other things changed. They signed Asmougha, Rodgers-Cromartie, Young, Jenkins and Brown. They all took decent contracts to come and play. As Jackson id be sitting there saying well I’ve have been with this team for 3 years and produced. These guys can just walk in and take all that money? He is annoyed at the team. Secondly I believe they aren’t using him correctly. At the NFL combine in 2008 he ran a 4.35 40 yard dash. That same year Chris Johnson ran a 4.25 40 so Desean has some speed in him. What they should be doing is telling him to go on a long streak up the sideline and bomb a deep ball to him. With his speed all he has to do is adjust to the ball and get it. During the course of the year I have seen him on little short routes which is not what he should be used for. He is a deep threat with speed I don’t think anyone can touch. Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had 4.38 40 time at his pro day in 2007. Desean Jackson may be one of the fastest guys in the NFL today yet they aren’t using him for the deep threat.

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