DeSean Jackson Is No Longer A Philadelphia EagleBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Friday, March 28th, 2014
Desean Jackson is no longer a Philadelphia Eagle. It’s a fresh wound, it hurts and in time it will heal.
There was speculation that this could happen, whether via trade or through a possible release. Now he is gone, and we received “zero” compensation for a Pro Bowl player. A player still in his prime, coming off his best season in the NFL; now free to go to any of the other 31 teams in the NFL.
Do I understand why the Eagles made this decision? No, I’m not an employee of the Eagles, but I will support it for the better of the franchise.
Affiliated to “gang affiliation” through music and “signs” he makes. Was that it, was there more? His social media updates don’t help his case, but was he a really a bad guy or did he have a bad guy image?
We have to turn the page quickly on all of this. We have to hope Maclin’s knee has fully healed and he will have his best season in the NFL under Chip Kelly. We hope Riley Cooper is able to improve on what he did from last season with a new contract and an increased role.
Sproles will obviously help out in the passing game. Ertz will be a much better player in his sophomore season, and maybe we get contribution from Benn or Smith.
How many wide receivers will we now draft in 2014? Does round one automatically go as the “Desean Jackson” replacement selection?
Do the Eagles make some defensive signings with what is left in free agency to minimize the need of taking defensive players in the draft?
How about DE/OLB Anthony Spencer on a one year deal to rotate with Cole? Maybe we sign a true nose-tackle in Ryan Pickett to rotate with Logan?
It’s important that we don’t see the Desean Jackson as a set-back even if that is how we feel from a talent standpoint.
There was a lot of time devoted into making this decision, and ultimately the Eagles felt they were better long-term without Desean then with him.
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