A Closer Look At Jackson’s So Called Bullying Of Chip Kelly.

Posted July 17, 2013

In a new attempt by fans to express their hope/concern that Chip Kelly is an incompetent coach there has been a reoccurring theme that somehow Desean Jackson bullied his way out of practice and back onto the first team. I am here to tell you that couldn’t be the furthest thing from the truth. So those who are concerned or hoping Kelly is just a push over think again. This started with Jackson shockingly finding out that he would be running with the “2nd” team during OTAs for what turned out to be a day. Jackson surprised by the “demotion” confronted his coach. Jackson didn’t make a threat like Trotter placed on Andy Reid several years ago, but Jackson certainly wanted to know what was up. Kelly told him through the words of Jackson goes as follows: "He just expects everyone to do things a certain way. He was asking everybody to do the same thing. For myself, I just had to really hear it from his mouth to get that rapport with him and be on the same page with him. When I went in there, he said he expects everybody to buy into the system and do everything the right way…" So we can gather from this statement that Jackson made no demands on his coach, his coach views his roster in a form that all players must be ready to play at all times (something that escaped the previous regime at the end), Jackson or any other starter who thinks they don’t have to do things the “right way” will find someone else doing their job for them. Jackson isn’t the bully here. He’s being put in his place. After the issue Jackson made it clear that he’s the one (and not Chip Kelly) who had better get his act together: "Now I'm with the right group and everything is good and there's never been no problems. I just had to get a feel for [Kelly] and know what he wants and what he expects me to do."

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/6/4/4395490/eagles-desean-jackson-motivated-demotion-chip-kelly

 

The lesson here is that Chip Kelly is very much in charge of this football team. Jackson was told by Kelly [what he has stated publicly: that there is no depth chart, everyone on the roster will get a shot and nothing will be handed to you based purely on past performance.] http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/388812-desean-jackson-motivated-by-demotion

 

So there you have it. Jackson is no bigger than anyone else on this roster. If Jackson wants to be an Eagles then he had best shape up which he did. Furthermore lets not forget the fact this was nothing more than voluntary workouts so it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that Jackson’s “demotion” was brief. So if there are still those out there who believe that players like Jackson are running Chip Kelly I challenge you to show me the proof. Show me where Jackson refused to practice for his new coach unless he’s with the first team. In fact I’ve only seen one story where Jackson ever refused to practice and that was during the Andy Reid era. Let’s stop making up problems fellows. The Eagles have far too many real ones to worry about crap that doesn’t exist.

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