Just when we were finally starting to forgot the fact that DeSean Jackson essentially took the last two seasons off, he reminded us that while he is electric, he has a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth from time to time.
After getting back to .500 with a 27-13 win over the Packers, Jackson gave his thoughts on trying to get the Eagles first win at the Linc in over a year, in next week’s showdown against the Redskins.
“We gotta get it going. We gotta get back in the swing of things at home,” Jackson said Sunday. “Our fans deserve it, things like that. So, hopefully, we can collect something together, figure out what it is and just win in front of our home fans.
If he had just stopped at that, we would have all been happy and I probably wouldn’t be writing this. But he didn’t.
“But there’s gotta be support. We can’t be coming into the game, first quarter, getting boos and all that type of stuff. [The fans] just gotta work with us throughout the game.
Part of me thinks that maybe we should just put our disdain for that comment aside and just humor the Eagles. Maybe if we don’t boo early on, they can get in a groove. The other part of me thinks that the Eagles haven’t just been bad at home over the last year, but they have been downright embarrassing, and when that trend stops, so will the boos.
Brian Westbrook agreed with my second though, perhaps showing the difference in mentality between players that played under Andy Reid when the Eagles were a premier franchise, and players that came up during the ladder half of the Reid era.
“If they don’t want the fans to boo, then give them something to cheer for,” Westbrook said.
The formula is pretty simple for DeSean and the Eagles. When they start performing at the high standard that we hold them to, the boo’s will turn into a deafening home field advantage. Until that happens the boos are going to rain down at the Linc.
P.S. Dear CSN Philly,
Please get rid of Ed Rendell. His lack of football insight is getting embarrassing.
Credit goes to CSN Philly for the quotes and the video.