Found February 26, 2012 on The Broad Street Journal:
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I’m going to cut to the chase here folks. Franchising DeSean Jackson is a lose-lose situation.

Sure, if the Eagles franchise him, he’d be looking at roughly $9.5 million in salary in 2012, which one would think, would make him happy, since all he wants is more money. However, he still wouldn’t have what he really wants–long term security. That means he’s still going to play scared,  and he’s still going to be a dick to everyone in the locker room and in the media.

And what will the Eagles get for this $9.5 million? One of the most explosive players in the league, but a player who will continue to play like a woman due to his perceived lack of commitment from the Eagles organization.

You guys sort of know how I feel about DeSean Jackson. For the style of offense the Eagles like to run, he could be arguably the most important cog in the wheel next to Michael Vick.

Sure, he only had 4 TD’s last year, but his ability to stretch the defense opens things up for everyone else, and I do mean everyone.

Do you think LeSean McCoy would have 6 foot wide lanes to run through if the safeties weren’t forced to play 30 yards off the ball?

Do you think Jeremy Maclin would be as good as he is if he had a safety over his head for much of the game like DeSean does?

Do you think Michael Vick would have as much confidence in the other wide receivers as he does in DeSean Jackson?


DeSean Jackson opens up the entire offense, and when you pass the ball as much as Andy Reid likes to do, you absolutely need an explosive wide receiver who can stretch the field. Period. We learned that the hard way here in Philadelphia with the likes of James Thrash, Todd Pinkston, and the other bums we had here, who in many people’s minds lost us at least two NFC Championship games.

Also, when you have a defense with as many question marks as this defense has, and will continue to have going forward, you need to be able to score at minimum 28 points per game on offense to protect yourself.

The other option that many have talked about recently is the possibility of franchising him, and then trading him for a front line player or high draft pick. The problem is though, trading a proven commodity for an unknown commodity is always risky, especially when that proven commodity is such a big part of your game plan. And we now know that signing those front line players doesn’t guarantee ****. Looking at you Nnamdi Asomugha.

High draft picks are never guaranteed to work out either, and especially when it’s the Eagles who are the team using those high draft picks.

I’m not sure anyone wants to see DeSean Jackson go, but if he’s still going to play scared, and act like a punk ***** to everyone in the process, it’s probably best that he gets to steppin’. And if that happens, the next big discussion will be who will be the one that replaces him.

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2 Comments:
  • With his atitude I would never trust him again! Tradehim for a stud middle backer!
  • i agree with you on this. i think getting rid of him is a mistake. it will change our whole game. right now i think we have what it takes we just need to get it done.
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