Thursday, August 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

DeSean on NFL Network: "Next question"

DeSean Jackson preferred not to discuss the NFL Network's depiction of his sideline demeanor during the Eagles game at Seattle two weeks ago.

DeSean on NFL Network: "Next question"

“My mindset is great," Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
“My mindset is great," Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

DeSean Jackson preferred not to discuss the NFL Network's depiction of his sideline demeanor during the Eagles game at Seattle two weeks ago.

The Eagles wide receiver hasn't spoken with the media since he abruptly ended his post-game interview after the loss to the Seahawks. So he never had a chance to properly defend his action -- or non-action -- during the Seattle game and the NFL Network report that he was ignoring quarterback Vince Young and his teammates.

So did Jackson think the depiction was fair?

“Next question.”

More coverage
 
Eagletarian: Keeping Vick healthy
 
Birds' Eye View: Updates on Vick, Maclin
 
MTC: The source of Vick's struggles
 
Phil Sheridan: Boobirds nest at home
Should the Eagles try to retain DeSean Jackson in the offseason?
Yes. He’s having a down year, but he’s a game-changing playmaker.
No. He’s too inconsistent and too much of a headache.
Let’s see how he and the team finish the season.

Well, did he appreciate that Eagles coach Andy Reid stuck up for him the day after the game and said that the NFL Network's report was erroneoushe and that he was all-in?

"Next question."

Earlier, Jackson was asked about Sunday's game against the New York Jets and whether he expected cornerback Darrelle Revis to cover him. Revis, considered by many the be the best corner in the NFL, typically plays man-to-man defense against the opposing team's best receiver.

“I don’t know, really,” Jackson said. “I don’t know. ... If that’s what he usually do, that’s what he usually do."

Revis plays opposite Antonio Cromartie, giving the Jets one of the best cornerback tandems in the league.

“They’re good corners," Jackson said. "I’m not going to put nothing past that, though. It’s the NFL so that’s what we expect.”

Jackson's season obviously hasn't gone as he would have liked. The Eagles are 5-8 and nearly eliminated from the playoffs, Jackson's numbers are down almost all across the board and he still doesn't have that contract extension he originally held out from training camp for.

Still, he has three games remaining to prove his worth -- if not to the Eagles, to other teams that may have the opportunity to sign him as a free agent. Performing well against Revis and the Jets would be a good start.

“My mindset is great," Jackson said. "I’m just coming to work, having fun, doing everything I need to do to stay out of the way. … As far as anything else, mindset-wise, I don’t get caught up in that.”

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Birds' Eye View is the Inquirer's blog covering all things Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected