Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson hates to lose.
So much so that, according to the Wilmington News Journal, he had to be comforted by teammates because he was sitting in-front of his locker with his face buried in his hands for around 20 minutes. This came after the team’s most recent loss — a 31-26 close one to the Chicago Bears.
Though, I don’t know that losing can solely be blamed for Jackson’s bad attitude; apparently he wasn’t focused before the game and didn’t take the pre-game walk throughs seriously, which severely ticked coach Andy Reid off.
What probably ticked both of them off was Jackson’s play. He only caught two passes for 26 yards and had a critical drop in the fourth quarter. For the second straight week, he didn’t look like he was on the same page with quarterback Michael Vick and the extra targets went to receiver Jeremy Maclin and Brent Celek.
Things culminated later in the locker room when Reid supposedly chewed out Jackson in front of the entire team, blasting him for his “loose demeanor” and poor attitude.
Jackson also engaged in an “emotional” conversation with Vick, who tried to give some advice to D-Jax. It didn’t seem to go over so well, but things were presumably reconciled later.
As he walked away, Vick told Jackson, “C’mon, D-Jax, you’re my boy. I would never tell you nothin’ wrong.” Jackson didn’t respond. They later had a friendlier exchange after Vick came back from his press conference.
Vick spoke to reporters about what’s stopping the tandem from hooking up on the field, and why it’s irking his wideout.
“Well, they are trying to take away the deep ball, and they’ve been doing a fairly good job of that,” Vick said at the post-game podium. “He just can’t get frustrated.”
Jackson shouldn’t fret for too long, there’s good news on the horizon. For someone with his kind of ego, the best thing in this situation is to have a bounce back game, and he’ll get his shot in Week 13. On Thursday night, the Texans come to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles and they are bringing their terrible pass defense with them. Although Houston shut out the Titans yesterday, they still possess one of the worst secondaries and overall defenses in the league.
If the coach, quarterback, and wide receiver can all get on the same wavelength, even with the quick turnaround, they should find real good success on Thursday.