DeSean Jackson has likely played his final game for Andy Reid.Jackson suffered fractured ribs in the first quarter of Monday night’s game against the Panthers and will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season, Reid announced today. The injury occurred on an end around that picked up 2 yards.“He’s got multiple fractures up high,” said Reid. “It looks like six weeks possibly [for recovery].”
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DeSean Jackson—Eagles wide receiver, rap mogul, Nike spokesperson, wordsmith—is less than thrilled with the media after his quote about last season's contract issues made the rounds on the Internets. Jackson was asked about last season's contract issues and responded by saying, "I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it. I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt -- now I'm just giving it all." The media took the quote and ran with it, talking about how DeSean Jackson wasn't giving 100 percent, but was putting forth a full effort for the upcoming
Shyne Jewelers—founded by Josef Roth a.k.a. Joe the Jeweler a.k.a. the nation's celebrity jeweler—seems keen on collecting a debt from Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson—who owns his own record label and a penchant for high-priced toys and jewelry—sent out a tweet that prompted Shyne Jewelers to remind the wideout that he allegedly has an unpaid balance with the company. [Crossing Broad]
Yesterday, DeSean Jackson tweeted a picture. That picture is a doctored photograph that appears to show Tupac shaking hands with Osama bin Laden. It appears as though he's since deleted the tweet. If you weren't already repulsed, irritated, confused or upset by his Twitter feed, feel free to hop on the bandwagon now. [Crossing Broad]
This week, on Sunday Night Football, the Eagles beat the New York Giants 17-10. The win propelled the Birds to a 4-6 record—keeping them relevant for another week of NFL action. But, this week's conversation hasn't been about the Birds win or Michael Vick's status for next week or DeSean Jackson's six catches for 88-yards. Instead, everyone is talking about DeSean Jackson's taunting penalty.
I remember, as a child, watching in amazement when Billy “White Shoes” Johnson reached the end zone. I could have cared less about the Oilers, who the tiny receiver and punt returner played for, but if they were on the tube it was must-see TV. Because when Johnson hit paydirt, his legs would start wobbling back and forth, a giant grin on his face, and he would start doing a dance known as the “Funky Chicken.” He would then reach the ball behind his head, as if he was going to launch it into the crowd. He would bring his arm forward, but instead of throwing the ball into the stands, he would bounce the ball off the back of his helmet and catch it in his other hand, located at the base of his back. Finally, he would drop down on the ground, do a split, and spike the ball. It was great theater, and as an 8-year-old, I regularly copied that dance when playing backyard football. Even now, on the rare occasions I still play backyard football, and on the even rarer occasions I make it into the end zone, I do the dance. It pisses off my friends and opponents, and delights any of my friends’ kids who happen to be watching a bunch of old men try desperately to relive their childhoods.