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Friday, December 19, 2014

DeSean Jackson Deactivated for Missing Team Meeting, Eagles Likely Done

DeSean Jackson was held out of the Eagles game Sunday after missing a team meeting Saturday morning. His spokesman says the missed meeting was an honest mistake and that DeSean overslept. A supposed alarm clock mishap forced the Eagles to play without one of their biggest playmakers Sunday against the Cardinals and they ended up losing 21-17.

Philadelphia has been by far the biggest disappointment in the NFL this season. Their run defense and linebacker play has been poor all year. Early in the season, it looked like they could outscore opponents but they were committing too many turnovers. Then they crushed the Cowboys on Sunday night following their bye week and appeared back on track. Since then, they’ve lost two in a row including Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, against whom they were a 14-point favorite. They’re 3-6 and have a difficult schedule ahead, so their chances of reaching the playoffs this year is practically done. A 7-9 finish is likely.

Back to Jackson, you really have to question if it was an honest mistake or if the missed meeting was the product of a bad attitude. Jackson also reportedly was late to a team meeting earlier in the week. Between the missed meeting and teammates suspecting that Jackson is avoiding contract to make sure he doesn’t get hurt, it’s pretty clear that DeSean’s bad attitude is a problem.

If Philly really wanted to make sure he was there for the meeting, they should have told him cameras from Good Morning America were filming. Then he would have been there early and on his best behavior.



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