So Why Did Jackson Call Out Revis..... Sort Of?

Posted October 10, 2013
I didn't really put much credence into Jackson's comment although it seemed a rather dumb idea after he's finally broken out of a three game slump, but lately this comment has gotten a lot of play on the radio and the internet. It does make one wonder why Jackson would even try to stir up the best corner in the business considering the last time he went up against him he was virtually shut down? Brian Haddad of 610 WIP yesterday made an interesting albeit conspiracy theory like suggestion. He suggested that Jackson done this to make it harder for Foles to have a good game by basically taking himself out and motivating his opponent to play even better than the best. Wow that's something that I would expect maybe from a blogger and not from a Radio talks how host. If this were Jackson's intentions then if he truly wanted to throw the game all he had to do was keep his mouth shut and play poorly. I don't think Jackson is looking to jeopardize the success of the entire team for the sake of saving his buddy. No what's really happened here is a case of ESPN shock journalism. They headline an article that states Jackson says Revis can't cover him, but when you read the article it's clear Jackson is stating that he's faster than Revis. Well duh no big deal there. In fact it seems Jackson was fairly complementary towards Revis in the article (back tracking a little), but once ESPN threw up the headline it has grown legs and now Jackson looks like the guy who has put his foot in his mouth. To that point Jackson can no longer tank this game for his friend even if he wanted to ( which personally I don't believe is the case at all), and in fact Jackson had best show up with one of his best performances. This is the kind of game where he can step into becoming one of the elite receivers rather than just be viewed by many as a one trick novelty. Being the best receiver in a really bad group of receivers isn't saying as much as the guy beating the best on the game. This game will not be easy despite Tampa Bay's record. They are one of the better defenses the Eagles will face, they are desperate for a win, the game itself is a trap with the looming showdown with the Cryboys for an early lead in the division, and the Eagles most likely will be going without their starting QB. Perhaps Jackson's comments were made to ensure his team is focused on this game and the the Cryboys. Regardless of his reasons Jackson must produce and vault himself back into the talk of being one of the elite receivers in the league, because they are absolutely going to need him in order to beat Tampa.
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