Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles Sings The Praises of DeSean JacksonBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Everybody was waiting to hear what Nick Foles was going to say about the release of the number one receiver in the offense in the 2013 season, DeSean Jackson. On Saturday night, Foles was the honorary captain of the Philadelphia Soul at the home opener and Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn caught up with him.
“You know, it’s surprising,” Foles said to Gunn, responding to a question about the team’s decision to release Jackson. “But at the same time, you learn that it’s a business. It’s a tough business, at times. We develop a lot of friendships on a team and I’ve had many of my close teammates let go. It’s very tough, but at the same time, you know it’s part of the game, part of the business.”
This reaction by Foles turns up the heat on the organization to explain what they Jackson go. This is a tough situation for the Birds brass. Everything will be fine as long as they’re productive offensively when the season starts, but if they struggle, they’re going to hear about it from Eagles fans.
Foles is the guy I have been thinking about because the release of Jackson puts more pressure on him than any other player on the team. Foles may have to play even better this year than he did a year ago for the offensive to be as productive.
I would imagine Foles has been spending time wondering about what it will be like playing without Jackson.
In much the same way LeSean McCoy responded, Foles said he didn’t know anything about reports that Jackson had been disruptive to the team.
“He was a great teammate to me,” Foles said. “We had a great relationship on and off the field. Everybody has other things going on, but to me personally, I really enjoyed playing with him and I’m excited that he landed on his feet. He’s a heck of a player.”
Foles went on and on with the praise of Jackson, which clearly says that he didn’t want to let him go.
“He landed on his feet and I know he’s going to do well,” Foles said. “He’s a great player, he’s been tremendous for me. But at the same time, we have to keep moving forward as an organization. But I do wish DeSean well. I had a blast playing with him.”
There you have it. Both Foles and McCoy have sung the praises of Jackson, but for some reason unknown to them, he’s now a member of the Washington Redskins. Somebody explain this because I can’t.
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