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Can Little DeSean Jackson Back Up His Words With Actions?

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Once again DeSean Jackson has run his mouth! This time it isn’t to the fans, or about his rap song that was dreadful to listen to. No, it is to one of the best cornerbacks in the league, Darrelle Revis. They will battle at 1 p.m. on Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although the team is faltering, the defense is not, according to this season’s statistics.

Revis has only one interception, but he has also only allowed one touchdown, and that was against arguably the best receiver in the league, Larry Fitzgerald. No. 24 is leading a secondary that is one of the factors the defense is ranked fourth right now.

But Jackson isn’t intimidated by this. Earlier he told reporters that Revis can’t run with him. It is true that Revis was sidelined most of last season with a torn ACL, but he has shown that he is still a football scavenger to the frustration of those he lines up opposite to.

In response to Jackson’s reply, he was humble, admitting that Jackson is fast, and if football was a track meet, then it would be a different story. But it is not, and a lot of disruption can happen at the line of scrimmage that could throw the lighter Jackson off his route. With the Bucs’ ferocious linebacking corps, that could be all the time they need to stuff any play that the bird’s coaching conjures up.

Still, I like Jackson’s attitude for this contest. The worst thing you can do in my opinion is kiss the posterior of an elite player the moment before you are about to face off with them. I still haven’t forgiven Gary Payton when he asked Michael Jordon for his autograph before he played them in the finals. You don’t sabotage yourself like this!

In this way, I think D-Jack is like the Allen Iverson of the NFL. He mouths off, has skill, but often it comes back to haunt him. Let us hope that he will stun Revis on Sunday, and remind the fans why he is still worth keeping. With Riley Cooper and Jason Avant sleep walking, we need him to have a big game.