Don't Dare Fret About Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's Week 3 Stumble

By Joe Doris
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Alright, Philadelphia, it’s time to panic!

Your glory-boy, WR DeSean Jackson, stepped off the gas-pedal for one moment and was only able to tally 62 yards on 3 catches Thursday night in the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 3 showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson was only targeted 7 times after being targeted 9 and 15 times, respectively, through the season’s first two weeks.

I certainly hope you have noted my obvious, glaring sarcasm by this point, Eagles nation, but I just know how much you NFL fans love to panic and jump to conclusions week-by-week.

Throughout the first two games of the 2013 NFL season, D-Jack racked up an insane 297 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns on just 16 catches. Jackson was on top of the world following his Week 2 outburst, specifically in the fantasy football realm, where he snatched 9 balls for 193 receiving yards and a score. In reality, Jackson could have had an absolutely mind-blowing, record-breaking performance in Week 2 if an additional long touchdown wasn’t called back for an irrelevant illegal formation penalty, and if QB Michael Vick didn’t overthrow the burner by mere inches on two separate occasions after toasting the secondary.

In all, it’s safe to say that there is no reason to worry for one second about Jackson’s extraordinary capabilities and endless talent, as the entire Eagles’ team, aside from All-Pro RB LeSean McCoy, had a down-week on Thursday in their much-anticipated reunion with former head coach Andy Reid.

D-Jack’s skill set is ideal for Chip Kelly’s spread offense, and the systematic mastermind will continue feeding him the ball every chance he gets.

While Jackson’s 193-yard performance in Week 2 was certainly impressive, the best is yet to come for the 6th-year wheels-man.


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