DeSean Jackson Criticizes Eagles On New Show
Yesterday, DeSean Jackson premiered his new BET show, DeSean Jackson Home Team. And on the new reality series, he was very candid about his departure from the Eagles and how he was victimized by the franchise’s “smear campaign” against him.
DeSean Jackson Criticizes Eagles
Chip Kelly has been in the spotlight for quite some time. Between ridiculous trades and being called racist by LeSean McCoy, the coach has consistently enjoyed his fair share of criticisms. But yet another is being thrown at him, and the Eagles organization as a whole, via DeSean Jackson talking about his shocking departure in 2014.
At the time of his release, there were reports that Kelly, GM Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie met to discuss Jackson’s off-the-field activities and alleged association with Los Angeles gang members: an accusation that the wide receiver vehemently denied. In the end, sources told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio that he was released due to “work ethic and attitude.”
Still, the damage to Jackson’s reputation was done. As a result, he did not have kind words for his former franchise. “When I was released by the Eagles, I feel they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn’t true,” Jackson stated. “It was a slap in the face, coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL.”
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“It was a smear campaign. Things media said about me, I bet you could say that about the majority of people in the NFL. I got a second chance to play in the NFL and I’m proving I’m one of the best receivers in the game.”
In his first year in Washington, Jackson remained consistent despite shaky quarterback play — Robert Griffin, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy all started portions of the season: he only caught 56 passes, but garnered 1,169 yards, six touchdowns and a ridiculous 20.9 yards per catch.
As for his feelings about the Eagles, though he spent six seasons with the franchise, he does not display any affection for the place. “I don’t care too much about the Cowboys. I’m called a Cowboy killer,” Jackson boldly said. “They call me the Cowboy killer. I’m a Giants killer, I’m a Cowboys killer, now I’m an Eagles killer, too.”
The Eagles’ actions just seemed to motivate him more, as the receiver claimed to have worked out twice a day, seven days a week during the offseason. Simply, mark your calender, as Washington plays the Eagles on October 4 and December 26.
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