It seems like most people have largely forgotten about Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson and his incredibly dynamic play-making abilities.
I mean, you can’t really blame anybody because the Birds’ former second-round pick has been pretty much invisible over the past couple of seasons. And in the NFL, as well as all professional sports for that matter, the question isn’t: what have you done for me in the past? It’s: what have you done for me lately?
And lately, D-Jack has done next-to-nothing.
But do yourself a favor, Eagles’ nation, and get ready for that to change in a big way when Jackson and his ‘Birdgang’ take on the Washington Redskins in tonight’s Week 1 Monday Night Football throw-down.
While the 2011 season was just an absolute clunker for Jackson, the speedy youngster was actually on his way to a very productive receiving year in 2012 before he went down with broken ribs in Week 12, and missed the remainder of the year.
But now, Jackson is back to full-strength, healthy as can be, and is ready to set off a firestorm against the incredibly porous Redskins’ secondary. When Chip Kelly made his way into Philly with his high-octane, mile-a-minute spread offense, I guarantee you that Jackson immediately started lickin’ his chops.
Kelly’s offense is tailored perfectly for a player like Jackson; an incredibly fast, shifty little burner who is extraordinary after the catch and is an absolute menace in open space. Kelly will find a way to get Jackson the ball early and often, in a variety of ways.
While the match-up between Skins’ QB Robert Griffin III and Birds’ QB Michael Vick may be stealing all of the spotlight, don’t you dare sleep on DeSean for one second.
I’ll tell you right now. The 5-year vet has a chip on his shoulder; and he’s about to go off.