DeSean Jackson Sulks After Game, Teammates Think He’s Not Trying
One play said it all during Thursday night’s Eagles-Seahawks game. Not that Philadelphia has had any chance of saving their season since about Week 9 anyway, but that doesn’t mean they have to go down without any dignity at all. If DeSean Jackson has anything to say about it, that’s exactly how it’s going to happen. The Jackson era in Philly may have ended when he went streaking down the sideline, Vince Young staring him down the whole way, and completely gave up on the play because someone happened to be — you know — covering him.
Shortly after that play, Young was shown on the sidelines talking to Jackson but DeSean appeared to be staring into space. After the game, he was short with reporters and naturally did not want to discuss a night in which he blatantly called it quits.
“If that’s what they saw, that’s what they saw,” Jackson said when asked if he was ignoring Young, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I don’t have to sit here and answer them questions. My teammates know what it is. I’m not answering none of that type of question. If you’re going to ask something about the game, do that. . . . Next question.”
Those are questions about the game. Questions about why you weren’t trying in the game are still questions about the game. Reporters then asked an unnamed teammate whether or not he thought Jackson’s head was in the game, to which he replied: “No, he’s (messing) around.”
Helmet bash to CBSSports.com’s Eye on Football blog for the story.