DeSean Jackson Makes Another Plea For Kelly To Name Starting QBBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Wide Receivers Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was at St. Joseph’s University on Friday for a local screening of the documentary “DeSean Jackson: The Making of a Father’s Dream”. Jackson’s brother Byron started filming his younger brother’s career at a very early age and chronicled his rise to the NFL ranks. It includes plenty of captivating footage of the Eagles wide receiver’s deceased father, Bill Jackson, pushing and motivating, the young DeSean to work his way up to that level.
At the event, Jackson talked to local reporters and made the same statement he had made previously about the Eagles players needing to know who their starting quarterback is going to be.
He says the fact that Chip Kelly hasn’t named a starter has become a problem.
“I definitely think it is,” Jackson said. “Just to have the sense of knowing so we can kind of prepare and go out there and do the things we need to do with who’s going to be the starter. Once again, it’s uncertain, so we don’t know.
“We have to go in there and do our jobs,” Jackson continued saying. “That’s what we get paid to do is to go in there and do our job. Chip Kelly gets paid to be the head coach and make those decisions. I’m sure him and Pat Shurmur are going to make a good job of putting the best guy out there to give us the best chance to win.”
I don’t agree with Jackson. The Seattle Seahawks went to training camp last year not knowing who their starting quarterback was going to be and they made the playoffs. The San Francisco 49ers were in the middle of the season last year and they didn’t know who their quarterback was going to be, yet they finished the season in the Super Bowl.
Naming the quarterback early isn’t a necessity of winning football teams. Jackson should just focus on making sure he’s ready to do his job when he gets to camp.
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