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wide receiver DeSean Jackson
went through a tough season last year.
He had 58 catches for 961 yards along with four touchdowns, which were the lowest since his rookie season along with a career-low of 6.7 yards averaged for punt returns.
In an interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters
, the 25-year-old said he never gave it his all last season as he was worried about getting injured heading into a contract year.
"I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it," Jackson said when asked about his effort. "I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt -- now I'm just giving it all."
Jackson would end up getting the contract he wanted back in March, signing to a five-year, $51 million deal along with $15 million guaranteed. Jackson recalls that he was "happy to finally get the contract. I felt with what I had done for the team, I deserved it."
Jackson was looking for a new contract extension before last season started, going as far as to holding out. He did have troubles during the season, being deactivated during a Week 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals
and being benched in a Week 12 game versus the New England Patriots
Now Jackson is looking to give it his all this season with distractions aside. We'll see if we can see the old DeSean soon.Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty ImagesJosh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.
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According to a report on ESPN.com, Philadelphia Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson has explained that his 2011 woes were indeed due to his (then) ongoing contract situation. Jackson explained to ESPN’s Lisa Salters that the reason was because he didn’t want to risk a serious injury while trying to get a new contract.
“I let it get to me”, said Jackson, “even though...
DeSean Jackson had a down season last year, catching just 58 passes for 961 yards and 4 touchdowns, his lowest yardage total since his rookie year in 2008, on an overall disappointing Eagles team. Many theorized that Jackson was dogging it because he was unhappy with his contract situation and Jackson essentially admitted as much earlier this week, saying “I let it get to me...
I am always leery of a player who admits to quitting and not wanting to get hit. When you give that type of player millions of dollars, you wonder if he will ever give full effort, now that he has been paid.
DeSean Jackson in my opinion is either going to have monster season or the Eagles are going to regret signing him to that big contract.
Pro Football Zone has the details...
Even watching Eagles games last season, any attentive fan could tell that speedy wideout DeSean Jackson was hot-dogging around, not going all out plays, and downright acting live a diva. Recently, Jackson came out and admitted that he was playing with a fear of being hurt, and was not giving 100% on the field:
“I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it. I was trying...
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson told ESPN’s Lisa Salters that he tried to protect himself last season to keep himself from getting injured.
“I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it,” Jackson said. “I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt – now I’m just giving it all.”
On Tuesday, Jackson went on Twitter and complained about...
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson admitted Monday he did not give full effort in 2011 in an attempt to avoid an injury.Fantasy Spin:Jackson was looking for a big money contract and didn't want to risk his 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame without getting one. We can't say we blame him, but we wish we would have known his intentions before drafting him last season. Now that he's...
DeSean Jackson was not happy with the categorization of comments he made to ESPN about his effort last season, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Eagles wide receiver wrote on Twitter that the "Media love twisting my ... words up .. An they always wondering why I don't wanna talk 2 [them]. .. That ... is un - professional." (And, no, Jackson's...
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has told ESPN’s Lisa Salters that he didn’t play as hard as he could in 2011, because he was afraid of getting injured.
“I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it. I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt — now I’m just giving it all,” said Jackson.
With regards to the new contract Jackson signed...
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Eagles Superstar DeSean Jackson admitted to not giving his all last season. Now that he has the fat contract he says he is ready to give his all.
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After Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was knocked out of Monday night’s preseason game with a rib injury, DeSean Jackson did an interview with ESPN and indicated that Vick knows he needs to stop taking the hits that put him in jeopardy of getting injured.
“He’s sore and bruised up a little bit,” Jackson said via ProFootballTalk.com. “He’s just...