In Tuesday’s press conference featuring a kinder, gentler Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Andy Reid was asked about DeSean Jackson’s future with the team. Though Reid’s answer itself didn’t say very much, the way he answered the question was telling.
“I was proud of DeSean for standing up. I thought he showed maturity this season. I think he’s done that every year he’s been here, but he showed it. He stood up and admitted to everybody that he didn’t handle things the right way. I will tell you that the last six games, he did a nice job for us. I was proud of him for that. We’re going through all of that right now, so we’re looking at everything right now. We haven’t come to any conclusions on anything, but we’re going through that. Again, you saw progress there, you saw a different attitude the last five or six games there. You’ve got to make sure you look at that part too.”
While the remarks are complimentary, they are by no means a ringing endorsement of the wide receiver. Rather than a true testimonial, it’s a polite, noncommittal, “He’s a great guy” sort of response. Okay, Jackson did well in the last part of the season when he decided to stop sulking and that will be taken into account, but the first half of the season can’t–and won’t–be ignored. » Continue reading “So Yeah….About DeSean…”