LeSean McCoy Not Happy About The Release Of DeSean JacksonBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Running Backs Monday, April 14th, 2014
I wasn’t surprised at all when Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy stuck up for his teammate, All-Pro wide receiver DeSean Jackson, when he was questioned for the first time publicly about the release of long-time teammate. McCoy knows that he benefitted from Jackson tremendous speed.
The fear of Jackson getting deep forced opposing safeties to back up and it opened up running room for McCoy. The loss of Jackson could mean less room for McCoy to maneuver.
“It’s a surprise for sure”, McCoy said when asked about the release of the other top weapon in the offense. “Anybody that tells you they’re happy about it, I don’t know how honest that would be. It is a surprise. You’ve heard so much, you don’t really know (what’s true). Not playing with him is definitely going to be different. Playing against him is REALLY going to be different … It’s some big shoes to fill. DeSean’s by far one of the biggest playmakers in the game, and the biggest deep threat there is in the game. Some big shoes to fill, for sure.
“Then again, the front office, they obviously know what they’re doing” McCoy said while thinking about where his bread is buttered. “You make a move like that, you obviously have something up your sleeve, where you know you can get something that’s similar or even better.”
Like McCoy I’m giving Kelly the benefit of the doubt, but you don’t normally see NFL teams getting rid of one of their top offensive weapons for no clear, definitive reason.
As for the war between Jackson and Chip Kelly, ”I’ve never seen that. I’ve never seen the two of them get into it,” McCoy said. “Coach Kelly, the good thing I’ll say about him is he’s understanding. If you have an issue or a problem, he seems to always work it out.”
There hasn’t been a member of the Eagles organization who has come out and explained why they released Jackson.
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