It’s safe to say there is plenty of pressure on the Philadelphia Eagles as this once strong contender in the NFC East turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the 2012 season as they finished with a 4-12 record. There were plenty of changes made during the offseason to the coaching staff, but if this team is going to have any chance of bouncing back next year–they may need a big season from wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
His numbers may be down over the last two seasons, but Jackson has proven to be capable of being one of the league’s most dangerous players in the league when on top of his game as his blazing speed gives him an advantage over most defenders. Even if his body is smaller than most wide receivers, Jackson has found ways to get around the problem over the years and if the Eagles are going to have any chance of bouncing back next season–they’re going to need their star wideout to return to his old form.
There was some concern this week over Jackson’s possible demotion after taking reps with the third team, but instead of making a big deal and complaining about it, Jackson went in and talked with Chip Kelly about the matter to try resolving the issue. For Eagles fans that are familiar with Jackson, this is certainly a good sign of how the wide receiver has matured over the years and hopefully–it’s also a sign that he’s ready for a big 2013 season.
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