DeSean Was Never Going AnywhereBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
The soap opera has been quite entertaining but tiring none the less. Led by breaking news updates, Twitter feeds, Instagram uploads and “sources” leaking information, this indirect story has taken over, but yet all are “certain” his time in Philadelphia is over.
Did Chip call or did Desean Jackson call? Did he leave a voicemail, try texting, skyping, emailing, how about sending him a hand written letter?
From a third round compensation to being released, the teams rumored to be interested and the Jets owner who was vocal with his interest; what will be the outcome of Desean Jackson?
Desean has openly expressed his emotions and feelings; quoted a diseased rap star and shared his personal collection of pictures with athletes from other NFL teams.
And all the while, all that “we know” has not come from the Eagles minus the statement made by Howie Roseman yesterday.
Personally, I have gone through every emotion and thought since all of this started. I allowed myself to gauge which teams I thought could give us the best return value for his services, but I’m done with that.
I’m now laughing at this situation. Chip is probably laughing too, while Howie loves to hear the speculation about his poor general manager skills and how he mishandled this entire situation.
I can hear a future interview with Chip, him joking with the media that he is planning to have breakfast, lunch and dinner with Desean to make sure he is happy about being an Eagles during all three meal times. Chip following that by promising the media he will text Desean before bedtime so that he gets the “proper” amount and quality of sleep that Kelly asks from his players.
Roseman will imply that he has always been open when asked about his plans for the offseason and free agency, and he delivered on that plan. He will act puzzled to the notion that he would simply release a Pro Bowl player for the sake of “keeping the peace.”
Who, what, where, when, why and how all of this got started will get answered in pieces, but the entire story will never come to the surface.
We will slowly forget it ever took place when Desean makes a big play. We will question why the Eagles did not move him the first sign of his pouting on the sideline, yelling at a teammate/receiver coach or not giving his all on a play.
This is Desean Jackson, a special player both on and off the field. Deion Sanders, Randy Moss, Michael Irvin, T.O., all a mixed bag of personalities who had Hall of Fame careers.
You take the good with the bad, and hope the good outweighs and outlasts the bad.
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