The Philadelphia Eagles have yet to win a game at home this season. Despite their 0-4 record at Lincoln Financial Field, Philly is somehow tied for first place in an NFC East division that has been a major disappointment thus far. With a big home game upcoming against the Washington Redskins, DeSean Jackson is hoping Eagles fans can provide positive energy instead of booing.
Or, should we say, the star wide receiver would like the fans to at least wait a full quarter before breaking out the boos.
“[We need] everybody in the stands really encouraging instead of the opposite,” Jackson said Tuesday, via CSNPhilly.com’s Reuben Frank. “Trying to get that energy to be on our side. I feel like it’s against us sometimes. Going into the game sometimes, when you’re three minutes into a game when you hear boos and things like that, that’s kind of crazy to hear.”
Eagles fans have had to witness two-straight losing seasons and have not seen their team win a playoff game since 2008. Given some of the things we have seen Philadelphia fans do in the past, Jackson should be thankful the fans haven’t thrown anything at the team yet.
“We already have to beat our opponent,” Jackson added. “Now we’re trying to fight our fans. That energy to help us go out there and help us [get an] interception, delay of game penalty, whatever it is, we need them on our side, not against us.
“For myself, I understand it, being here six years. I could understand where the frustration comes from and why the fans are the way they are. But to the younger guys, I don’t think they really understand the ins and outs of why it is we’re getting booed and the frustration and where it’s coming from. I’ll take the booing. Let them boo me. But don’t boo the younger guys.”
Jackson is having a career year with 903 yards receiving and seven touchdowns, so the fans have no reason to boo him. With Nick Foles playing lights out and the Redskins’ defense looking horrendous on a weekly basis, the Eagles should give their fans plenty to cheer about this weekend.
“Can’t blame anybody but ourselves for losing a game,” Jackson said. “As long as we have that energy to help us go out there and win, that’s all we need.”
If Philly’s offense continues to click, they should be able to muster up some positive energy from the stands on Sunday.Google+