Unnamed Eagles Rip DeSean

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DeSean Jackson
is portrayed as a “blatantly insubordinate,” me-first character that needed to be removed from the equation in a recent story by Joseph Santoloquito for CBS Philly.

The report cites sources “close to and around the team, including current and former players, as well as additional sources within the Eagles.” There are several quotes that paint the former Eagles receiver in a negative light, but zero come with a name attached. Some examples:

“Funny how [Jackson] has this anti-bully thing and he thought he could push [Kelly] around; he found out otherwise. His being cut had nothing to do with the gang stuff. The team knew it. Everyone knew he had ‘ties.’ Those were his guys. That’s okay. What put him out was his selfishness. He can try and spin it all he wants how he’s ‘a team player.’ He’s not. I’ll put it this way, when it came out last Friday that [Jackson] was released, more than a few guys were happy it happened. They said ‘good riddance.’ He had no real connection with anyone…

“You see little kids and how they cry and whine when they don’t get their way, that was D-Jax,” another source said. “I don’t think [Jackson] gave [Kelly] the respect he deserved. Kelly tried to reach [Jackson] plenty of times and [Jackson] tuned him out. Then you look at team functions, when everyone is out together at charity things or social stuff. He was the one missing. It was like he was in ‘D-Jax world’ and we just happened to be there…


“It pisses me off that [Kelly] comes off looking like the bad guy here. It wasn’t just [Kelly] that wanted him gone. [Kelly] got a lot of feedback from guys that felt we were better off without [Jackson], too. [Kelly] is very much a player’s coach. His office is open to anyone. Now [Jackson] is the Redskins’ problem. We have something good going here and it’s going to get better without [Jackson]. He had to go.”

The Eagles have declined to speak publicly on Jackson since his release. They sent out a 25-word press release announcing the decision, but have otherwise been silent on the matter. That release was issued less than an hour after an NJ.com story was posted exploring Jackson's alleged gang ties.

On Friday morning, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told ESPN Radio that the union will investigate whether the Eagles smeared Jackson on his way out the door.

“On the issue of how he was released, whether or not there were comments or leaks from the team, misinformation to the media coming from the team, that’s something that we’re going to look at," he said. "We’ve always been aggressive about protecting the integrity of our players.”

Few of Jackson's former teammates have spoken about the receiver on the record since his release. So far, the most notable reaction came from center Jason Kelce.

LeSean McCoy offered some thoughts Friday as part of an interview with Fox Sports. 

“I heard the rumors, but I was surprised for sure,” McCoy said. “I mean, he’s probably one of our biggest playmakers that we had. He can make plays at any given time. He can control the game. He’s probably the biggest deep threat in the NFL. To lose a guy like that is definitely tough. He’ll definitely be missed. Obviously every move is made for a reason.

“The guys upstairs made the decision for a reason. When you do things like that, you have backup plans in your mind. You don’t let one of the top wide receivers go and then not have anything to back it up. I’m sure coach (Chip) Kelly and (general manager) Howie (Roseman), they’ll be able to take care of it.”

 

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  • Maggie

    Not surprising. Even McCoy’s comment was damning with faint praise.

    • Malcolm Jones

      The thing is everyone talks about his play… no one talks about the player

      • Kevin

        I agree, I haven’t heard one Eagles say that they will miss D-Jax, the person, all you read is that they respected his ability on the field.
        Was there any player on social media that wished Jackson well in Washington? I can’t remember any reports of any former teammates either saying goodbye or wishing him well.

        • Malcolm Jones

          B. Graham and Kendricks.. no one else

          • Kevin

            Thanks Malcom! Of a team of 53, that isn’t a lot and they were both defensive players

          • Malcolm Jones

            Yeah if you go to B. Graham’s Twitter he gives a congrats and Kendricks went to bat for him on NFL network… Kendricks did it before the release. Graham did it after he signed with the skins.

          • cliff henny

            nothing like cutting a guy about to make 10m to get players in line. tell ya what, get my attention

          • James Skip Carl

            Graham wants traded

          • Paddy Mac

            I know for a fact Graham wants to be traded.

        • A_Baoa_Qu

          And that’s what i’ve been saying since he was released. When Avant got released, even the owner of the Eagles released a statement thanking him and wishing him well. When desean got released……………*crickets* Tells you everything you need to know that it had little to do with that gang article.

  • KimbaFuzz

    If you feel that way, put your name to it. Otherwise, you’re like one of these fans in the comment section.

    • Maggie

      Most professional athletes won’t publicly show disdain for one another. Like doctors or actors.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I think that has more to do with the fact that they’re part of a union & won’t bash a member publicly.

    • Malcolm Jones

      I think Kelly/lurie/howie had the players keep quiet due to the gag order to keep from a defamation case, but the players might really like Kelly and wont have the media slander him….by whispering anonymously you get the word out and stay defamation free.

  • Malcolm Jones

    Many people think this story was a PR move… but I think it may be legit… I think players are tired of hearing Kelly slandered and I think kelly is silent because he is a players coach and he refused to throw a player under the bus.

    • TNA

      Also, it sounds as if the players cared more about DeSean acting out against Chip than Chip did. Honestly, I doubt Chip truly gives two shits about anything anybody thinks about him – good or bad. Can’t get under his skin. But it clearly got underneath someone’s skin. And at some point, management has take action.
      It’s like the terrible employee who never gets fired for some reason – and everybody talks shit about him/her and hates working with him/her. At some point, management’s judgment is questioned for not firing the person.

      • sprawl

        Reading the quote about “it pisses me off seeing Chip take the blame” and then reading the Kelce tweet I feel like I can start to connect the dots here like some kind of Nancy Drew or something…

        Then go read what Kelce said after his signing about having plenty of money for sweatshirts or whatever

  • Maggie

    There will probably be more coming out as the players start coming back to town for pre-season.

  • cliff henny

    Upon the tradition of Festivus…. we will have the airing of grievances

    • NickS1

      Classic

    • Honest_T

      Excellent, Cliff!

      Hopefully they will discover who posted those pictures of D Jax flashing gang signs to Instagram.

  • scrapplejoe

    Meshawn

  • jabostick

    This helps provide some more clarity to the move. Still, though, with the coverage and scrutiny on this team, I am really surprised that there wasn’t really even a whiff of this during the season last year or in the weeks after the season ended (and before this story got its legs).

    • Kev_H

      It’s my understanding that there really wasn’t anything new. It’s just how Jackson was/status quo. The press were used to it and didn’t see it as anything to report. The good news is that there is a winning culture today.

      People look to leaders to set the tone and make the calls. They aren’t likely to step up and complain about a teammate to a coach, but inside they are hoping the coach does something about it. If the leader is wise he will do something, knowing that by his actions he is honoring and encouraging the efforts of 90%+ of the guys who are committed to winning as a team. A weak leader lets everything slide and thinks things are okee-dokee since nobody is complaining. The tacit signal he sends to his team is to take anything he says worth a grain of salt and that nothing is really important.

  • NickS1

    Screw the names not being attached. Means nothing to me. What I find interesting, and it may mean nothing, is that the two reports that seem to carry the most weight (CBS & NJ.com) have been written by seemingly no-name reporters. Now, I know some people have heard of one and/or the other reporter, but it’s not like they’re your go-to source for Philly sports info. Why are they the two breaking these stories?

    • peteike

      ya right, good question. Although now they are ripping the nj.com article. Whitlock did anyway

      • NickS1

        Yeah I shared that on the morning link. No idea what to make of these two guys getting the main stories.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    so who is starting week 1 at WR for the Eagles. does anyone think its Mac and Coop. or is there a FA, trade, or Draftee slotted in there. Be interesting to see when the draft comes around next few weeks.

    • Malcolm Jones

      I think the TE’s and Running game becomes the gist of the offense and the WR’s are a smaller part. And I say that because TE vs Corner/saftey is bigger mismatch.

    • JBShakes

      Maclin and Cooper as the starters, with a 1st or 2nd rd draftee either playing in the slot in 11 personnel (if it’s somebody like Cooks or Lee) or playing outside and pushing Maclin into the slot (if it’s somebody like Evans or Allen Robinson).

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        what kind of guy is chip looking for in the Slot. possession guy. or a guy who catches and makes plays in space? or a big body guy? I don’t know but I guess we find out here soon

        • Malcolm Jones

          He got rid of Avant, signed Benn. I would assume Benn is the mold or tight end build.

          • NickS1

            Signed Benn last year, though, when we still had Avant. Benn is around for blocking and ST. After what seemed to be a promising career coming out of college, dude developed serious stone hands.

          • Malcolm Jones

            Chip spoke very highly of Benn and talked as if he was competing for time on the offense. He wont gonna replace Mac or Jax at that time so who is the odd man out…naturally avant.

        • JBShakes

          I think it depends on the personnel groupings. He’ll sometimes play a big body in the slot, sometimes he’ll put his TAZR player (the WR/HB hybrid role that DAT’s played at Oregon the last couple of years) in the slot, and then motion him into the backfield before the snap.

  • peteike

    and the Saints sign Champ Bailey? why, dude is so done

    • cliff henny

      2 yr window with brees, I guess

    • Javi Echie

      They’re joining the Broncos and Pats in going all in for a SB run

    • Malcolm Jones

      Saints seem to be getting away from what they use to do so well. They use to do the Chip Kelly Plug and chug (plugging no names in offense and keep rolling), I guess because of Drew Brees age they are chasing a trophy with Byrd Champ and letting Sproles go and even making a Graham heavy offense.

      • cliff henny

        if going graham heavy, then they probably shouldn’t of messed with his money. then brees backed management and if I was Graham, that would not let go of ever. hard to say guy making 6.5m has a right to be pissed because he’s underpaid, but in graham’s case, is true.

    • NickS1

      Nah, can still play. Not what he was, but good enough. Might move to safety or learn to fill in, at least. I’m sure Rob Ryan can find something to do with him.

      • peteike

        I live in Denver, in fact just metioned this to a coworker Bronco fan. He laughed and just said, man he got burned so many times last season. Not the same guy but ya I guess they can maybe use him for depth.

        • NickS1

          Yeah, they have two starting corners and safeties. Definitely depth, maybe nickel CB, though. He’s definitely lost a step, but still has the smarts and leadership that I’d want on my team.

          • peteike

            no doubt, hall of famer and all around great guy. Incredible work ethic also.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    great pic posted on Twitter. probably after eagles won the East.

    • Will

      A picture is worth a 1,000 words…

    • addicted2mula

      I’m glad u posted this I ALWAYS wondered why he wasn’t in the picture! Smd

      • RIP Worms

        Wait…what is it that you’re shaking?

        • addicted2mula

          DREADS LOL

    • Amar (India)

      You follow Kourtney Kardashian ?? ;))

    • Caught Red Hernandez

      Soo…because Desean isn’t in a picture with 12 other teammates that makes him a cancer in the locker room??

      By that logic the other ~40 players on the roster are locker room cancers bc they weren’t in that picture either. You’re reaching..

      • lozgod

        Im not gonna miss DJax dissapearing in games just like he did in that picture. My only worry is when we play the Skins and Cary Williams lines up 10 yards off of him. Hopefully they play him in the slot (I know the Redskins dont play a lot of slot WR) and Boykin can make him a non-factor.

      • lozgod

        And actually that pic says a lot. Those 12 players are all starting/primary rotation offense. Only one player is missing.

        • Sam

          Yeah, where’s Riley Cooper?

    • B-West

      I’m over the Desean stuff… but just to point out (again) how dumb the gang related stuff was, Zach Ertz is making the exact same hand gesture that Desean makes in all his photos.

      • ryan pertl

        Hope you’re joking about the Ertz comment. Ertz is clearly holding out one finger for, you know, first place…

    • ODBorBustAllDay

      WOW! That’s unreal!

  • G_WallyHunter

    This is fantastic, love the unnamed sources, keep em comin

    • cliff henny

      well, i’ll bet good money, really good money, the 3rd paragraph starting with ‘it’s pisses me off…’ is Kelce.

      • NickS1

        I, too, would be defending the coach that just got me paid.

        • bill

          I still don’t get this “logic.” 1. I don’t know how much Kelly did in getting him paid, but whatever; 2. The time where a player should be *most* comfortable criticizing management is right after they sign on the dotted line with big guarantees. The time you want to suck up is before that time.
          In any event, it sounded like Kelce. And remember, Kelce was one of the guys who strongly defended Reid against those banners at the practice facility. I think that’s just Kelce’s personality – he’s going to defend his coaches (maybe so long as they’re not Schianos?)

          • NickS1

            1. Chip tells Howie who he wants, who should be locked up long term, since Chip has final say on 53-man roster. Chip says, “I don’t want my center getting anywhere near free agency” Howie says, “I got you”.
            2. If Kelce were to have no problem with his management, what’s to criticize? However, it’s not like his deal is structured so he’s guaranteed to be here past 3 years. So why the hell is he going to start saying anything bad about his coach, knowing he wants to see as much of his contract as he can?

      • G_WallyHunter

        Lol as I was reading I was thinking “this sounds a lot like Kelce” haha… I dono… I bet over half of them are from Oline members anyways.. they seem like the most mature players that wouldn’t have a problem speaking on it.. maybe Meco? Maybe maclin?

        • cliff henny

          the open door is kind of a give away too. remember him saying last spring how he would sneak by Reid’s office, but Kelly always has open door and he stops to talk with Kelly all the time. stuck with me cause always thought Reid was such a players coach

          • G_WallyHunter

            yup, who knows, I don’t mind unnamed sources coming out, obviously they’d rather keep themselves private and drama-free while still giving much needed information to the outsiders..

  • Will

    I for one am sick of losing play off games…Good Bye DeSean,,,

  • ochospantalones

    “Funny how [Jackson] has this anti-bully thing and he thought he could push [Kelly] around”

    This is an absurd statement. Unnamed Eagle (Jason Kelce?) thinks bullying among teenagers and children is comparable to an NFL player having issues with his highly paid 50 year old coach who has a 5 year contract? I think our anonymous friend doesn’t really understand the power relationship here.

    • peteike

      ya agreed, thought that was weak also

    • Will

      I think everyone was dealing with a child…DJAX….

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      grasping at straws, man.

      • ochospantalones

        The funny thing is I don’t even like DeSean Jackson. He’s never been one of my favorite Eagles. He’s a very dumb person with poor judgment. He will probably be broke within a few years of leaving the NFL. I am sure I would not enjoy his company personally. I don’t doubt at all that he was aloof from his teammates and is selfish.

        But I still don’t think you improve your team by losing him for nothing. Plenty of teams (including the Eagles last year!) have had success with obnoxious players. And I think the anonymous smear campaign against him is ugly. Including this nonsense about implying that he is a bully. The gang stuff in particular is extremely ugly- that NJ dot com report was BS on it’s face, and yet everyone rushed to buy into it.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          you’ve got to get off the “losing for nothing” thing. The Eagles tried for 2 years to trade him. Enough was enough.

          bully, gangs, whatever- it’s all just small pieces to a puzzle that he simply didn’t fit in the culture Lurie and Chip are building. Very simple.

          • ochospantalones

            Trade isn’t the only way to get something for him. They could have cut him before free agency began and used the money on other players. If you cut DeSean and then sign Eric Decker and TJ Ward, that’s fine (we could argue over the details of who they should sign, but the point is it would be a reasonable course). That’s not what they did. Cutting DeSean when they did enables them to do nothing they could not do already. There is no rule saying having a Pro Bowl wide receiver on your roster means you can’t draft a wide receiver in the first round. So they saved themselves some money and made themselves worse in 2014. This is not something the fans should be happy about. If they cut or traded DeSean next off-season to make room for other players (including extending Foles et al) that would be different.

          • Token

            You realize if the Eagles wanted both those FAs they could have signed them even with Jackson still on the roster right? You make no sense.

          • ochospantalones

            Could they? Certainly it was possible to do so under the cap, but that doesn’t mean they would be willing to spend that much money this year or tie up that much cap space next year.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            we had all the money in the world to sign players, with or without #10. Us not getting big money guys had nothing to do with price, just fit. Lurie admitted as much about Byrd.

            Cutting him this year saved more on the cap next year.

            The only arguable thing, in my opinion, is the timing, but someone else pointed out they had to do it before the draft re: spring practices (something Polian said).

            did you miss the last few days? all these points have been shot down by Sheil et al repeatedly

          • ochospantalones

            If you think they wouldn’t sign Byrd for the money they gave Jenkins you’re insane.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            yes, but he didn’t get that contract, did he? nowhere near the value he got from NO

          • ochospantalones

            Uh, you said it was about fit, not money. If they would sign him for the same contract they offered Jenkins, clearly it was about money, not fit.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            I can’t do this. I’m done here.
            You do realize a player has to accept a contract, right? It’s called the free market. America.

          • NickS1

            Hahaha.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            I just had to start drinking.

          • NickS1

            Made me want to. I really wanted to jump in but decided I was having a great day and passed.

          • Will

            I quit drinking 14 years ago..hell I need another coffee..good grief….

          • NickS1

            Quitter :)

          • ochospantalones

            Someone is having a failure of comprehension here, but it’s not me.

            “Us not getting big money guys had nothing to do with price, just fit”

            Saying Byrd is not a fit means he is not right for their system and they don’t want him regardless of price. In case this wasn’t clear, you actually said it had nothing to do with price. Now you agree for the right price they would take him.

          • Will

            Mr. Lurie said in public if Chip wanted Byrd he would of got him for Chip…

          • ochospantalones

            Uh, yeah, I imagine that’s probably correct, but I also don’t see what it proves. It doesn’t mean they don’t have a budget and that moves that change their cap situation do not effect one another. Would “Mr. Lurie” allow them to sign Byrd, sign all the other deals they did this off-season, and keep DeSean? I have no idea.

          • NickS1

            Sounds like a really good way of saying you’re not cheap, when, in fact, they’ve been very cheap since 2011.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            no, I’m saying exactly what Lurie said- if Kelly wanted him, they would have paid (to a degree).

            you’re somehow correlating the late release of DJax to the Bird’s inability to sign guys like Ward or Decker, or as you said “insert player x here”.
            May want to rethink the failed comprehension statement

          • NickS1

            There’s a glass of Angel’s Envy with your name on it.

          • Will

            Chip didn’t want Byrd he wanted Jenkins..

          • Will

            Dude be happy for DeSean he raped the redskins his market for a #2 WR is maybe 5-7 million dollars a year…

          • ochospantalones

            Do the Eagles pay you to be this dumb? A three time Pro Bowler who had 1332 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns last year is now a #2 receiver? I don’t even think DeSean is that great (he’s a mid-tier #1, not a top shelf #1), but I don’t think anyone really doubts he’s one of the top 30 receivers in the league.

          • Will

            Yes he’s 1b at best….

          • Will

            He is not a top 5 would you agree? That’s what 10.5 million buys you not top 9 or 10..As far as dumb goes your brain is dense as concret what don’t you get or understand about all of this?.

          • ochospantalones

            So when are you getting your refund check because they are not paying him anymore?

          • Will

            IF DeSean was a top 5 WR and not a selfish prick the Eagles would of kept him how’s that simple enough…

          • Nunya

            I think everyone would be better served understanding we traded the pre 2012 version of D-Jax to the Redskins. Chip Kelly’s offense (hence 2013 production) is not going with him. So the the whole 1332 yds and 9 TD stat line won’t translate … more like 990 yds 6 TDs.

          • ochospantalones

            Ok. He probably won’t be as productive there. I agree. Their offensive line sucks and I don’t trust their coach at all. But how does that diminish the contributions he would make on our team?

          • Nunya

            Fair question, but I honestly think that DeSean’s undeniable talent meant he (and his speed) were first in line to benefit from CK’s offensive scheme; however, like many have stated, that production can be made up by committee. There are only so many touches to go around, and the Eagles have an embarrassment of riches at the skill position. There is no doubt that the Eagles lost a little bit by releasing a receiver with 4.3 speed, but I’ll reserve judgment on what they gained in chemistry until after this season. Bottom line, Chip can engineer offense without the likes of DeSean, but obviously could not get the locker room straight with him there.

          • ochospantalones

            Fair enough, I guess we’ll see how it plays out. I don’t think it’s going to decimate the team, but I do think it will make them worse than they would otherwise be.

            I am skeptical of culture/fit/chemistry arguments unless the person is really really awful. Lots of teams have won with all manner of assholes on them. And I just don’t see DeSean as being that bad. If you accept the argument that his presence on the team literally makes them worse than they would otherwise be, you need to grapple with the fact that they won 10 games and the division last year with him on the team. And made the NFC Championship game with him on the team in 2008. I think the idea that they win more games last year if they cut DeSean in camp is facially absurd, so absurd that no one actually seems to be willing to make it. I just don’t see why 2014 should be dramatically different. DeSean is not irreplaceable, no one is, but I think it is unlikely we will look back next February and think we won more games in 2014 because DeSean was gone and Lurie was $10.5 million richer.

          • Nunya

            I agree with your position on every locker room having bad guys, and that the Eagles succeeded with him previously. Although, Chip appears to be trying something different (smoothies, sports science, etc), and appears to want total team buy-in … I assume Chip just did not feel that DeSean was so crucial to the “O” that it justified the “headache” that came with. Jackson’s ability to take the top off a defense is an asset in any offense, but is not quite as crucial in Chip’s, since he spreads the D in all directions to create one-on-one situations. I don’t disagree with any of what you say in principal, I just am probably less concerned about his absence actually effecting the team’s PPG this year.

          • ochospantalones

            Fair enough. It wouldn’t blow my mind if the incremental loss isn’t huge. Personally I think it will be noticeable, mostly because their remaining receivers aren’t very good. Maclin is a below average #1, Cooper is an averagish #2 (and that’s only if he doesn’t regress to his prior production level), and they don’t have a 3rd NFL player (non-special teams) on the roster at wide receiver, I don’t like what is left in free agency, and I am skeptical of rookie wide receivers. Sproles can play the slot, which mitigates the problem a bit, but it’s still a weak group overall.

            Mostly what I find genuinely perplexing is how many people have done a total 180 on this. If you told Eagles fans a month ago that the Eagles were going to cut DeSean Jackson and not use the savings to add any players they would have said that’s a crazy idea. And this isn’t a counter-factual, it’s how people actually reacted when the rumors started. I just don’t think we know enough now more than we did then (again, I put zero stock in the gang ties thing) to justify the change. People seem way too eager to buy into a bunch of anonymous smears for my liking.

          • Token

            Many still cant wrap their brain around the first part. And now its obvious nobody wanted to touch a 10.5 a year contract for the guy. From the looks of it even after he was released the market wasnt there for him. Segal did a hell of a job getting him 16 mil over the first two years. But it is Washington.

            I wouldnt be shocked if he caused issues in his first season there. You just get there, and already brought up to your QB that maybe he could change his number to suit you?

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Segal did a hell of a job getting him 16 mil over the first two years. But it is Washington.

            a-yup.

            I love it, so many trashy skins fans here, been razzing me all week. I’m eating it up, like Knott and steroids (too soon?)

          • jt521

            well put

        • Will

          The Fact DeSean was due 10.5 million kept the Eagles from trading him…they tried….the Eagles were not gonna over pay him or were the other 31 teams either…that’s why he got 8 million open market plus the Eagles were asking for a 3rd pick…nobody was gonna pay that and give up a draft pick just wasn’t gonna happen…

          • ochospantalones

            See my comment below, I’m not talking about trade compensation, I am talking about pocketing the savings versus spending the money to improve your team.

          • Will

            See the draft in 34 days…who’s out is there do you want?

          • ochospantalones

            Breakdown for me how keeping DeSean prevents you from improving in the draft. Do you lose picks for having DeSean on the roster? Do your picks become more expensive if you have DeSean on the roster?

          • Will

            ocho is that short for 8 ball? THEY DIDN’T WANT HIM ON THIS TEAM ANYMORE EVEN IF DESEAN PLAYED FOR FREE DO YOU UNDERSTAND HE WAS FIRED!!!! GET THE F**K OUT OF PHILY DON”T LET THE DOOR HIT WHERE THE GOOD LORD SPLIT YA FIRED!!! HERE”S YOUR WALKING PAPER’S WE DON”T NEED YOU OR WANT YOU!!!!!…now if you do not get it forget about it!

          • ochospantalones

            Actually, it’s my entire point. I’m not the one who brought up whether he is worth $10.5 million- I don’t care whether he is worth it, it’s not my money.

            I do not believe in addition by subtraction in the case of DeSean (Andre Bynum yes, DeSean no). You all think they are better without him, and I think that is wrong. If you want to argue in the long term clearing his money from next year is more beneficial to the team than the benefits of having him on the team this year, I am skeptical, but I think it’s a reasonable argument. I think believing they are actually going to be better on the field because DeSean is not here (and is not being replaced by anyone they couldn’t have added anyway) is nuts.

          • Will

            Well go buy a NEW DeSean Jersey….The Eagles will be better without him…This was an AR version of a WR…Not Chip Kelly’s version…”Bigger People Beat up Little People!” DeSean can’t beat good press man coverage…Now if we go 4-12 next year I might buy it…

          • ochospantalones

            I don’t have an old one. As I said at the outset, I don’t actually like him very much personally. But that doesn’t mean I think he actively makes the team worse by his presence.

            There is no particular reason I or anyone else has to trust that Chip is right. He’s a smart guy and a good coach, but he’s not infallible. If he wins multiple Super Bowls maybe I will defer to his judgment on all things, but for now he’s a 2nd year head coach who had a good first season in which they beat two teams with winning records (one of whom played their 3rd string QB most of the game).

          • Will

            well that’s b/c of all the junk AR drafted for years that didn’t pan out…be patience…this is year 2…not year 5…

          • ochospantalones

            I think he did as much with last year’s roster as anyone could reasonably expect (more really), but that doesn’t make him a god. Good start, but it doesn’t make him immune from criticism.

          • Harpy Eagle

            Let me spell it out for you then so you can get it through your thick skull. By the 2nd half of the season the book was out on Desean and his tendency to telegraph plays that weren’t going to him. i.e half assing it on those plays. Or that if you can force the qb to the sideline opposite DJax then DJax would give up and take himself out of the play. Also take into account his complete inability to block even a tackling dummy and the Eagles lose the numbers advantage on running plays to his
            side. Or Maybe all the plays where he catches the bubble screen and runs ob after 5 yards. The only time he ever made an effort for an extra yard was at the goal line to pad his stats.

            There are plenty of reasons to buy into addition by subtraction.

            And I DO own a DJax jersey!

          • ochospantalones

            Maclin is famous for his blocking and for breaking tackles. It’s like having another Celek out there.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Dude, just give up. He’s just baiting you along for the ride & playing devils advocate to get a rise outta someone.

          • ochospantalones

            I’m just not drinking the Eagles’ Kool Aid. It’s all pretty amusing actually. If you can remember way back to when the DeSean trade rumors first broke everyone was talking about how ridiculous it was and there was no way they were going to dump DeSean for little or nothing. I am old enough to remember when the rumor broke that they were asking for a 3rd round pick and everyone disparaged a 3rd round pick as insufficient. Now that they actually did lose him for nothing and failed to use the savings to do anything but line Lurie’s pockets everyone thinks it is a brilliant idea.

            Look at the comments on this post;

            http://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2014/03/19/eagles-desean-jackson-future-chip-kelly/

            or this one:

            http://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2014/03/18/theyre-saying-eagles-39/

            Where is the consensus that DeSean is a cancer who actively hurts the team and that we will win more games without him?

          • James Skip Carl

            The money doesn’t go to Lurie

          • ochospantalones

            Wait, they just signed a bunch of players for $10.5 million in 2014? How did I miss the reports? Or did the rebate checks go out and mine just hasn’t come yet?

          • ochospantalones

            Also, your thoughts on this post are quite sensible:

            http://igglesblitz.com/2014/03/confusion-still-reigns/

            What has changed for you since then?

          • ochospantalones

            I think we need to be a little clearer about this. They may be better next season than last season, but they will not be better next season than they would be with with DeSean on the team. Long term, DeSean was never a great fit for Kelly. But that doesn’t justify cutting him before you have someone better. Most rookie WRs don’t have huge years. If they kept DeSean, drafted a WR, then traded or cut DeSean prior to free agency in 2015 and used the money on other players I would be fine with that.

            Right now the money is just going back to Jeffrey Lurie and the team will not be as good this year as it would be with DeSean. I don’t see why fans should be happy about that. Unless Lurie is mailing you a rebate check for a portion of DeSean’s salary I don’t see why fans should care at all whether DeSean is “worth” $10.5 million.

          • Will

            You just have to trust your new HC Chip didn’t want him period..

          • Token

            Thats an even worse point.

          • Will

            Who should they go get in FA?

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Eagles basically traded DeSean for 10.75M in 2015 cap room…if they released him in March '15 he would count 4M in '15 dead money (cont)…— Bryce Johnston (@eaglessalarycap) April 2, 2014

          • ochospantalones

            Right, this is actually a legitimate argument (I actually made this argument a couple days back on a different thread) but this is notably not the argument anyone is actually making. The arguments you are making are about culture and fit and him being a bad guy and how they are better in 2014 without him. And to me that’s all BS.

            If you want to argue we should hurt our team in 2014 to improve in the long term ok, but no one seems to be willing to be explicit that that is what they are doing. Certainly the Eagles aren’t selling 2014 as a rebuilding year.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Until the season plays out, quite the leap you’re making that his release hurt the team.

          • ochospantalones

            Yeah, it’s crazy logic to think that losing a three time Pro Bowler who was your second most productive offensive player last season will make you worse on the field. Teams everywhere should follow the Eagles’ example and cut their best wide receiver without using the savings to improve the roster elsewhere, because that’s how you get better.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            or you keep the guy, and have a TO fiasco on hand, rebellious locker room, and players undermining a coach. Potato, pohtato.
            We also set franchise records last year while playing 3 QBs, without Maclin, and likely an upgrade in the slot as well (if nothing else from the draft, Sproles > Avant)

          • ochospantalones

            To be clear, when I say worse on the field I mean worse than they would be in 2014 with DeSean, not worse than they were in 2013. Maybe another off-season to fine tune the offense and another year of experience for Foles and swapping Sproles for Avant will lead to improvements in the offense- but all of that could/would happen with DeSean still here. I just see no evidence that this was heading for a TO fiasco. DeSean has been here a long time, and that hasn’t happened.

            I really need someone to explain how they were able to win 10 games last year with a horrible cancer like DeSean on the team. How many games would they have won last year if they cut DeSean in camp and ran Cooper and Maehl out as their top two receivers? 12? 14? The Super Bowl?

  • NickS1

    Hard to see the NovaKremlin really giving DeMaurice Smith much to work with in this case.

    • cliff henny

      not sure what Smith can do. he could ask ‘why’d you cut him’…answer, ’cause we wanted to, eagles don’t control the press, now go pound sand’…guys get cut all the time, worthless quote for a guy who wants to act like he has some pull.

      • NickS1

        Right? Isn’t this the dude who basically caved at the CBA negotiations?…. Is there any legal obligation to provide, well, anything? Do they have a paper trail or something? More of D. Smith puffing out his chest.

        • cliff henny

          what was last TV contract for, how many multi-billions? and players got 8% raise. thanks Marcus

  • takeo

    I really do not understand what US sport journalism is becoming: you can cite an anonymous source once or twice a year, not every single day. It looks like a good shortcut for people who don’t have connections, but still wants to send out their story, without caring of finding real facts to back it up.

    • bigpeople>lilpeople

      You got that, Sheil and Tim? I’m each giving you one “anonymous source” token. Use it wisely, because you have to hang out your source every other time. ;)

    • Malcolm Jones

      Ok… lets assume someone employed by the eagles(player, staff, scout, etc) says something to a reporter and puts his name out there, If I am a coach, that person is out of here and probably not getting picked up. Most teams respect in house business or respect it enough to not get caught.

      • takeo

        That’s the point: you don’t publish if the source is not willing to make his name on that, since this make the source untrustable.
        Lets assume someone employed by the eagles has bad feeling for a player and wants to put him in tough spot by passing a false information to a journalist as anonymous source …

        • NickS1

          We’d never have news if it weren’t for anonymous sources. And that’s in any spectrum.

    • jt521

      Calling sportswriters journalists is a stretch since objectivity is at the heart of journalism. This is more where journalism meets entertainment so the typical rules don’t apply. Like the difference between what CNN was and what it is now.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Imagine being such a complete and utter prick that even though you are a top-five player at a crucial position, your team would rather cut you loose and wash its hands of you. CK is no Andy Reid, Allah be praised.

    • jt521

      agree with everything except calling him a top 5 player.

  • Dave
    • Philly0312

      My only question is how is the final not McManus vs Sheil?

    • cliff henny

      sorry, sheil, Amy’s hotter

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        not in that pic on the site. looks like a goldfish.
        #gayforsheil

        • cliff henny

          face? never got past the fun-bags

          • jabostick

            It looks like Sheil is also trying to sneak a peek in that pic

          • cliff henny

            ha! he’s got a look like ‘those blouse bunnies need to breathe, I can wait’

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            careful, this thread may upset the kapadia household.

            “No worries, Mrs. Sheil, no worries….I live nowhere near your husband.
            Oh, you were worried about Amy? I see…”

          • Rambler

            Do you think in the Kapadia household, his wife gets up every morning to a note on the kitchen table that says “Kapadia Wake-Up Call: What They’re Saying About Our Marriage”? And it goes on to list all the neighbors’ gossip about them.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            eh, ok I guess, but she doesn’t keep me coming back 5x a day, every day, like Sheil does

          • cliff henny

            well, if she let you, bet ya make the 150 mile round trip at least 2 or 3 times a day though

          • NickS1

            That’s a lot of driving. He’d let her make the trip.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            that’s my man! i drive to no woman.

          • NickS1

            I did it once. Girl wouldn’t even give up the butt after a two hour drive. “Never again,” I said.

          • cliff henny

            what, gotta watch out for the nesters. it’s like diva WRs, no one rule rules all

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            i made the Bmore to philly trip for a few months. I knew it was over when I went there, had some fun, and made up an excuse to leave that same night at 2 am.

            and she didn’t even look like a goldfish.

          • Amar (India)

            Sheil and Tmac make you come 5 times a day ??
            LMAO

        • jabostick

          Ha. #hashtagssheildoesntwanttrending…

          I was going to photoshop Sheil onto one of the posters for The Shield. You know, just brand recognition stuff. My work computer doesnt have that software anymore though.

  • Rick H

    It so obvious now but there are people out there that will defend Jackson even if they saw every petulant rant and missed practice on video. Then they would say “it was edited and he was taken out of context”. Seriously, Jackson is a flat out self centered immature punk. Yes! I would say it to his face for the record.

  • daggolden

    Maclin and Coopers demeanor in the locker room means nothing when they lineup vs SF, Arizona and Seattle. No excuses they better make plays.

    • Token

      Im hoping somebody can replace Jacksons 3 for 36 against Arizona last year.

      • Will

        Mike Evans would fit the bill…

      • TheNest

        My favorite comment ever^^^

      • NickS1

        But dude, he was busy opening up the offense for everyone else.

      • cliff henny

        token, you are in heaven, aren’t you? can picture you in line at wawa getting coffee and just yelling out ‘I told those dickbags at PM24/7!’ scaring everyone in line

        • Token

          thats not a bad idea.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          better than rubbing elbows with the locals on the subway

        • Michael Myers

          too funny, upvote

  • Token

    As I said, nobody cares this guy is gone. Some players have probably been waiting for it for years. Chip isnt Andy and wasnt gonna let it keep going on.

  • NickS1

    Jake Knott suspended first four games for substance abuse violation.

    • Token

      lol. Just cut the bum.

      • NickS1

        Even suspended he’s worth more than Casey Matthews.

        • Token

          well, yea. But so is almost anyone else. How the F is he still on the roster?

          • NickS1

            The Eagles FO loves f’n with Colton.

    • Will

      uh oh…does he get the AXE?

    • Uncle Wonder

      Man…not a lot of positive news so far this offseason, lol.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      someone broke the first rule of sports science

      • NickS1

        Don’t talk about sports science?

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          ok, 2nd rule- “don’t take the red pill”

          • Will

            LMAO….too funny..

  • daggolden

    Barney Rubble may get away with the no talent WRs vs the Pac 10(NFC East) teams. But just like college when he plays the SEC(NFC West) teams they will shove that system right up his ass with bigger, faster and more talented players.

    • Will

      TROLL…

      • Token

        Likely #7 with a new name.

        • Will

          LMAO…

      • All Things Bad@ss

        I think he meant, “BreakYouDownAndLeaveYouIn Rubble”

    • NickS1

      “We’re in Barney”

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      wow great analogy. I didn’t realize NFL coaches could recruit players and have them sign LOIs to play for them.
      Oh wait, that’s not how it works at all

    • Michael Myers

      Ummm…no

    • GEAGLE

      Barney Stinson is way cooler

    • Kev_H

      That’s why he cut Jackson who will be absolutely useless against the NFC West this year. Write it down and watch it happen.

      • botto

        ah good point.

  • Dave

    Here’s a relevant DeSean anecdote: in 2011, one of my cousins used to cheer for the Eagles (no longer on the squad) and while she was a cheerleader, dated one of the players. (Yes, they knew it was against the rules.) This player was not especially important and is no longer with the team. My cousin made the joke that her little sister thought DeSean was cute and wanted my cousin’s boyfriend to set her up with him. The player responded, “Do you love your sister?” When my cousin said yes, the player said, “Then I’m not letting her anywhere *near* DeSean.”

    • NickS1

      Hahaha

      • Dave

        I know, right? It’s not B.S., either. That actually happened.

        • NickS1

          It’s not like it’s hard to believe.

    • Uncle Wonder

      Wait…how is that relevant?

      • JosephR2225

        Just in case anyone here wanted to date Desean. DON’T DO IT.

        • Will

          LMAO…too funny…lol…

    • Malcolm Jones

      I mean he could have just been a “player”(pimp)….I dont take that to mean she is gonna get shot or something lol. Not saying he isnt a jerk but that could be taken out of context.

      • Dave

        No, he wasn’t implying that DeSean was violent, just that he was a huge d-bag.

        • Malcolm Jones

          gotcha.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Did you post this before somewhere? I swear I’ve heard this before.

  • GEAGLE

    Yawn

    • G_WallyHunter

      we’re well aware Johnny G, but you are 1/100,000 (or whatever the number is) readers

      • GEAGLE

        Cry me a river,build a bridge and get over it

        • G_WallyHunter

          Sounds like you’re the one crying an ocean

          • GEAGLE

            I’m minding my business…you are the o..never mind

          • G_WallyHunter

            fine then, I’m minding my own business too though

          • Will

            Geagle’s right why should he as a DIE HEART EAGLE’S FAN ON AN EAGLE”S BLOG be happy with 45 threads on a DEADSKIN WR?

          • GEAGLE

            Get em!!!!,

    • Will

      Draft in 34 days cheer up…

      • GEAGLE

        I was enjoying earliers thread….but then all these redskin threads came up

    • Michael Myers

      take a nap dude

      • GEAGLE

        You can stand up, and wipe your mouth now…I’m done

        • guest

          huh? yawn = gay bj for you? I havent lived in my hometown for like twenty years but I know it hasn’t changed all THAT much.
          So…you occasionally write somewhat interesting shit here. I’m sure I’ve upvoted you.
          But.
          You have fallen off the quality bus lately, like a mccoy ho.
          all I said was take a nap…Now you wanna cum on my chin? GEAGLE…be a nice guy and apologize.

        • Michael Myers

          Wow. Thanks GEAGLE for putting me in my place.

  • GEAGLE

    Jake Knott suspended for 4 games smh

    • Javi Echie

      Yea I seen that. welp looks like somebody is getting replaced with another UDFA

      • GEAGLE

        He lives 4 doors from me

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          then go drop off a bottle:

          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/2403032_f260.jpg

          • GEAGLE

            Lol bout to throw one threw his window :)

          • Javi Echie

            Used to use that when I was on probation as a youngin it definitely works.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            judging from the litter on my street, I’d say they have quite the client base. That, and the economy must be turning around, lots of people trying to get jobs

          • NickS1

            Pretty sure McDonald’s drug tests.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            yup, and you need a HS diploma

          • NickS1

            Wow, and you see that many bottles laying around in Baltimore?

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            literally just walked outside my house and took this pic. That’s my tire.

            http://imgur.com/rJXqCyM

          • NickS1

            Hahaha that’s priceless. At least the person is smart about it. It’d be nice if they hit the recycling bin, though.

          • Javi Echie

            When I used it 12 years ago nobody even knew it existed, it is crazy to think it is sooo popular now when there are soo many other way to pass drug test

          • GEAGLE

            Funniest thing I ever seen someone do to pass a drug test…out of college, my boy got an interview for Sunoco..well they do hair tests lol….now my friend was like 6’3 155lb so he is really Skinny…dude was covering his entire body in “deep sea mud” and leaving it all over his body for like 5 hours a day every day for 2 weeks….it’s smells SOOO disgusting. He was drinking tons of vinegar working out like mad man trying to sweat it out…mind you, he only smoked pot, not like he was some hard core drug user…..well he went,crazy for two weeks, doing all this crap to get clean…it was time to give his hair sample. He got nervous, didn’t trust the deep sea mud, so he shaves and waxes every piece of hair off his body, Tells the lady at Sunoco he needs time to grow his hair back because he had to shave his entire body because his skinny ass is a mixed martial arts fighter lol…SAFE TO SAY, he doesn’t work for Sunoco lol

          • Javi Echie

            That is hysterical. I tried some ridiculousness as well but not as funny as that but I was in the bathroom with my probation officer standing next to me watching me but he didn’t notice I was using a wizzinator (which is a fake penis that has a bag of synthetic urine strapped to my chest) lol

          • GEAGLE

            Hahahahaha you pulled it off???
            The whizinator is hilarious

          • cliff henny

            which nfl player got caught with the whizzinator?

          • GEAGLE

            Awww man, who was it? Didn’t Vick get caught with the water bottle with the hidden weed compartment….
            ,,
            As a joke, I would love to see a white guy, use a black whizzinator and get himself caught on purpose haha lol

          • peteike

            Wasnt that Carmelo with the weed bottle, or he said it was his friends, not his haha

          • peteike

            it was a Viking, I remember that much and fairly well known. I dont feel like googling it but now Im curious. Oh damn, Onterrio Smith never wouldve remember him but I was right, was a viking ha

          • Javi Echie

            lol Yea somehow I did thank god at that moment to probation officer wasn’t staring my at my dck lol cause the whizinator doesn’t even look that real.

          • cliff henny

            ah, just be a man about your drugs, go heavy or go home. the Miami baby powder is out of system in days

          • NickS1

            The ol’ booger sugar.

          • cliff henny

            ok, that one made me chuckle. truth though, waste not want not

          • NickS1

            So you pick the rocks out of your nose and use them for gummies, huh? Respect.

          • GEAGLE

            Hhahahahahahagh he said respect hahahaha

          • NickS1

            What? Expensive habit to leave anything to waste.

          • cliff henny

            shoot man, I woke up in the morning and licked the baggie clean. flavored snot rockets followed right behind.

          • NickS1

            Did you keep the $2 bill handy in the wallet? Know a lot of people that did/do. Cleanest one there is.

          • GEAGLE

            And $5 bills are bad luck right?

          • NickS1

            Something like that.

          • cliff henny

            dirty. money is nasty. key bumps or straw. best night, nipple bumps

          • peteike

            toooooooots

          • GEAGLE

            Lol I just admit my pot use to the world. I refuse to hide it. I’m an honest person, I work hard, pay all my bills, handle my business…at the end of my day, I like to lay in bed and smoke a Joint…sue me.. I will NEVER hide it from anyone, why should I have to? I have even told employers..,.not for nothing, if I don’t smoke. I have a hard time falling asleep..so if I work for you, you are better off letting me smoke at 11pm get a good nights sleep and come to work feeling good the next day. Instead of me not being able to Fall asleep til
            Iike 3am. Have to wake up at 5am. And go to work like a zombie,…I won’t take a job I won’t date a girl, I won’t do anything that forces me to have to lie and hide something so insignificant

          • cliff henny

            yeah, never my drug of choice. I like the stuff that kept the party going. was never weed guy, 2 hits and I was looking for bag of doritos and a couch. now, hung up my party shoes, Xanax and a miller lite on a Friday nite is about as fun as I get

          • GEAGLE

            Hate Xanax make me feel horrible,,,never really liked anything..,not one of those hardcore stoners….I just smoke a lil either if I’m watching TV..or half the time I just smoke right before I go to sleep(which is kind of a waste)..as in, as soon as I die it out, I roll over, close my eyes and go to sleep….yes I realize it’s a waste

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            i don’t think it’s a waste at all, that got me through horrible bouts of insomnia when i came back stateside

          • GEAGLE

            It’s like I’m not even getting high,..basically I’m spending money to sleep lol…but I can’t afford to be struggling to fall asleep during the work week…and I hate being groggy the next day because I had to eat a bunch of sleeping pills…it’s ridiculous that I’m technically “breaking the law”…..what’s funny is that if I ever have to go on a job search again, it will be held against me, which is ridiculous…a Friday night, or a Saturday night, when I don’t have work the next day, and it doesn’t matter what time I fall asleep, sometimes I won’t even smoke…yet it’s something society and potential employers look down on me for, it’s just crazy….
            ,,
            But potential employers, or police say it’s ok for me, to have a glass of wine, or two beers…and it’s ok, heck I can even drive home lol…..it’s 2014, this crap needs to change

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            We’re about to decriminalize down here in MD, and one gubernatorial candidate is pushing full legalization

          • NickS1

            No fan of MD politicians from when I worked there, but that’s one good thing they got going. Vote for that guy! Now that I think about it, I don’t like most politicians.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            lady, actually. And i am. She has a brain

          • GEAGLE

            GOD BLESS YAs….see in places like Denver where it’s legal, are employers even allowed to test for it? I’m assuming it can’t be held against you where it’s legal?..
            ..
            What drives me insane is when cops actually arrest people for smoking a joint or a blunt…like come on…how much of a ass do you have to be to arrest someone for smoking a blunt? Step on the blunt. Use it as an excuse to search the guy,,if he has a head stash. Dump it in the gutter…but you can’t be arresting people for it…..it’s madness,,.just attach a fine to it, and everyone is happy.problem solved

          • peteike

            Been in Denver since 95, shits crazy here, goooo MD. CO, WA and Cali opening up the floodgates. I had a medical card for a few years, havent bothered with it last few yrs since I get it cheaper than stores at this point. Now the legal part is crazy, only available in certain stores, most are still strictly medical. They cant even keep up with supply. All the tourist places that take people around denver for it cant keep up with demand either. Tons of tax money rolling in, as soon as other states see how much they will jump on board. Half the conservatives are libertarians anymore anyway, they dont care. I grew up right outside Philly and 5 years at Temple, hence the fanhood. Just never moved back.

          • GEAGLE

            Dude please tell me this…does the Denver Airport really look the same as it does in the Denver airport conspiracy video?

          • peteike

            I could only sit through part of that awful video (that voice over lady was just so bad, a 10 yr old could have done better) so not sure what you mean exactly. That art and stuff on the wall is there but It think they changed it slightly per some complaints. Gotta be the silliest conspiracy theory, and I love that stuff.

          • GEAGLE

            The mural on the wall of all the children of the world, with a big guy wearing a gas mask carrying a sultan sword? The barbed wire positioned to keep people from getting outside(concentration camp style) instead of being positioned to keep tresspassers from getting in?…..the Giant statue of the Egyptian God outside in parking lot….is it true the old airport is still underneath, instead of knocking the hold buildings down and building new ones, they left all the buildings and built the new airport on top of it?
            ..
            I don’t remember the voice you are talking about…the YouTube conspiracy I’m talking about was a 9 or 10minute video called “the Denver airport conspiracy”

          • peteike

            ya I think theres a bunch of them. I watched it early on, they probably improved them. I go to that airport often, never noticed any barbed wire. Only know about the horse statue when you drive in but doubt thats what you mean. No I work where the old airport used to be but I think they mention there are bunkers or open space below it that could be used for containing people ha. Okay now I have to go watch it again and then look for that stuff, Ill goggle that one. That art was def there but theyve since changed it because it offended people. I think the original artist explained why it looked like that and based on his other work it made sense.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol dude that art didn’t make sense lol…I would have crapped my pants waiting to board a plan with those paintings….Giant Horse statue? That’s the egyptian God of death statue lol…watch the video again and get back to me lol

          • botto

            the best is getting baked for eagles games and sitting real close to the TV.
            haha

          • sprawl

            Just ask some of the guys doing the tests… we’ve had guys whose urine is measured at 110 degrees and they try to defend themselves.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      on a related note, sources report his shoulder is fully healed, in fact stronger than ever

      • GEAGLE

        Lol ATleast there’s that

    • cliff henny

      i’ll guess steroids for shoulder he could never get right

      • GEAGLE

        Wonder when he was tested….I know it’s said to be for a PED…
        Anyone hear exactly what he tested dirty for?

  • meme

    I saw Jackson in a supernarket doing a charity self promo, he let a family shop on his dime while one of his buddies videotaped it. There was a small child in the family who kept on asking who the man was who was following them

    • Will

      If he didn’t video tape and did it anonymously then good for DeSean….but alas “it’s all about him”

      • GEAGLE

        He is one of the most charitable players in the NFL.. I mean Jaccpot is basically a charity for Inner city youths lol. It’s way more charity, than it is an actual label or company, then again it could also be considered a non profit organization lol…hope he is getting tax write offs for that JOKEpot

        • G_WallyHunter

          Jaccpot is a charity for punchlines of many jokes and chirps around the rap industry HAHA

      • anon

        Cmon, charity work is only worthwhile if it’s done in behind closed doors? I bet that family wasn’t complaining when they got to eat for free. Unbelievable.

  • Uncle Wonder

  • Joe from Easton

    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!

    • GEAGLE

      BIRD GANG!!!!!

      • Joe from Easton

        I hope the real player support for Chip’s move comes when we play Wash and our defense shuts down lil’ Jax.

        • GEAGLE

          Can’t wait to watch Cary throw him to the ground

          • cliff henny

            CW is going to get unlimited dickhead license that game from Kelly. use it all up buddy

          • GEAGLE

            OH YEAH!!!

          • Joe from Easton

            If there is one (well, two) game in which I won’t mind Cary racking up the penalties it will be that one. Horse collar, PI, don’t care. Just don’t let that little bastard score a goddamn TD.

          • GEAGLE

            OH YEAH!!

          • Joe from Easton

            I love Chip’s offense, but I played on the defensive side of the football in my time with a helmet on. Man I would be salivating for that one if I were Cary, Boy King, or Fletch. I’d abuse him like a red headed step child in KMart.

          • GEAGLE

            same I’m a defensive nutjob

          • James Skip Carl

            I hope he’s booed mercilessly

      • borntosuffer

        You had to go there

  • Bobby

    All Chip had to do was threaten Djax with a crossing route and Dunta Robinson waiting to knock back whatever he knocked loose the first time. But come on every team should question a man who post that many selfies of himself on instatwit. Can’t wait to see who wears cuter socks on game days Djax or his sister Roberta III. Djax Dhall and rg3, I wouldn’t even wanna sit at a bus stop with these 3. Let alone share a locker room. Go Birds! Philly fans want football players not a anorexic Kanye west. Please go look at Djax Instagram pic with Steven A and tell me they might not be twins? You can find it on eagles bleacher report.

  • G_WallyHunter

    A quote not included above

    “Yes, you can say [Jackson] was the type that could catch three TDs in a
    loss,” a source told CBS Sports. “Everyone would be down, but you had
    the impression he was happy, because he got his. It was all about him. A
    lot of guys thought that way about him. [Kelly] came in here with a
    plan to get this thing right, and the one major [obstacle] standing in
    his way was [Jackson]. If we were going to move forward as a team, he
    had to go. Think about it — did anyone come right out and back him
    publicly? Not one.”

    • Rahkem

      That probably is a reference to the Vikings game, wouldnt be surprised if he was happy after nearly going for 200 but that would piss me off too

      • anon

        I thought he was pissed in that game. He was yelling at the wr coach half the time.

  • GEAGLE

    Hahahaha why is he dressed like farnesworth Bentley for his interview with Stephan A Smith? Lol look at his glasses ahahahah.. Can’t wait to count how many times he uses the word “myself” incorrectly

    • cliff henny

      when’s it on? sounds like a drinking game to me.

      • NickS1

        now.

        • cliff henny

          thought it was 6 or 7…doesn’t matter, it’s espn, it’ll be on a loop

          • NickS1

            On NFL Live now. Sure pieces will air later.

      • GEAGLE

        ESPN right now

        • peteike

          wonder if its tape delayed or live. If live, hope he asks about this recent article/quotes.

          • NickS1

            Definitely taped. Even so, SAS is just focusing on the gang crap. It’s all softballs.

          • peteike

            figures

          • TNA

            But I bet SAS gives him the look and tone of voice where he makes it sound like a 105 mph fastball.

          • NickS1

            You know it. Looked like it may have even been at 110.

      • GEAGLE

        Swear I thought the same exact thing

    • NickS1

      I wish he knew how to talk.

  • NickS1

    Yup

    Jimmy Kempski ‏@JimmyKempski 10m

    In DeSean interview teaser DeSean says Skins are a great team, w/RG3 & DeAngelo Hall. Any team where Hall is 2nd player noted is not ‘great’

    • Amar (India)

      Saw him when he was a Falcon, ran his mouth more than his legs.

  • Scott J

    The NFLPA has always been aggressive about protecting the integrity of it’s players? What integrity?

  • Scott J

    I wonder how long it will be until Jackson tests how far he can go with his new rookie coach. Gruden looks like a dope and might let Jackson walk all over him.

  • botto

    jenkins is going to rock djax this year.

  • NickS1

    Jason Kelce is reading the comments!:

    Jason Kelce ‏@Jkelce 7m

    Just so everyone knows, none of these quotes are from me. You’ll never see me hide behind the title “Unnamed source”.

    He linked this article but I didn’t include it.

    • peteike

      ha, good for him

    • GEAGLE

      Jason Kelce is such a friggin Philadelphian….I don’t know what city he grew up in, but Kelce is as Philly as it gets, dude is really one of us, and he will be one of the leaders of this next era of eagles football which means our locker room will be in great hands,,

      Kelce is such a BOSS!!! Loved him OWNING the idiot radio host from DC, with the video of him MAULING foreskin Legend Londom Fletcher….he straight up Bullied him

      • James Skip Carl

        You just talked me into it Kelce is my next Jersey

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      hope he likes my avatar

      I heart you Big Beard!

      • NickS1

        Quote definitely sounded like it could have been from him, in defense of those who thought so. But I have nothing but respect for the dude and believe him when he says it wasn’t him. He’s typically spoken his mind freely, so I don’t question him when he says it wasn’t him.

      • GEAGLE

        I think it’s dreamy ;)

        • oreofestar

          The Evans to Eagles union took a huge hit when Mike Williams was traded

          • anon

            Mike Williams was traded? If they take Evans that’s scary , well I guess its like Chicago again.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            what? Williams isn’t that good, for one, and he also was traded to the Bills. They can have all the WRs in the world, but they still need a good QB

          • oreofestar

            yeah he was, and yeah Evans, Jackson is really Cavlin, Vincent that is scary as hell

    • Andy124

      Oh great, now he hates me. I’ll have to stalk him on twitter for a while until I convince him he loves me.

      • NickS1

        Rob’s on it for the whole B247 community already!

        • Andy124

          Hey, NiccS1 is back! Much better name imho.

          • NickS1

            I could only be LookinAtMyGucci for so long… May steal the 2 c’s though haha.

          • oreofestar

            wait…

          • NickS1

            same person

          • oreofestar

            didn’t even know…

          • NickS1

            lol

          • oreofestar

            DAMN…What else have I not been told are Maggie, Token and Adam all the same persona too

          • Andy124

            Very much no.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            damn, really? had me fooled

          • NickS1

            I guess it’s possible I have split Disqus personalities, but, I stated it when I made the change. I think you were on hiatus.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      Lane Johnson’s response:

      @Jkelce yeah they are I heard every word you said— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) April 4, 2014

      • NickS1

        Lol I just saw this. Kelce’s response was great.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          hahahaha I love our OL

          • Andy124

            That whole string of comments was great.

          • NickS1

            Yeah it is, just saw the last one. Hilarious.

  • GEAGLE

    Desean interview in it’s entirety just started

    • Token

      This reminds me of TO interviews throughout his career. The whole “its not me its everyone else” vibe. Not comparing the situations, but comparing the personalities.

      “Stephen A asks DeSean to say he doesn’t hang out with gang members. “Not if they’re doing negative things,” DeSean says.” I think the gang stuff isnt the reason hes not here anymore. But whats the guy even doing talking to people like that? Sure you arent there when they are robbing or killing but you just hang out at the club with them afterwords?

  • NickS1

    Whole interview was worthless.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      you expected otherwise?

      • NickS1

        I don’t know why, but yes. I really wanted something to set DJax off, but he kept it to a mumble…..literally.

      • Maggie

        Rob. Haven’t seen you for ages.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          slow time of year for football talk.
          that, and stories like this draw all the morons to disqus like moths to a porch light.

  • Weapon Y

    So mob rule is the way to run the team now? Kelly’s letting the inmates run the asylum

    • Jane Yavis

      Kelly is being told by Lurie to let the Clowns run the Circus.

      • Weapon Y

        The whole thing sounds like the plot of some stupid college movie about a bunch of stuck-up sorority girls who can’t be nice to each other

  • Amar (India)

    To say Stephen A is leading the interview, would be The understatement of 2014

    • GEAGLE

      Yeah he was really passing me off. He just kept trying to stir the pot and make Desean flip out…it was pathetic. I felt like I was watching jerry the king LAwlor in a staged WWE interview…pathetic by Stephan Ahole smith….

      Desean couldn’t deny anything lol….and he only hangs out with gangsters who do positive things, Care Bears and the chick who wiggles her nose from bewitched…..
      ..,
      He used “myself” in the most absurd way imaginable, wish I could remember what he said

    • Gil

      Actually I thought Stephen A. did a good job in the interview. He asked the right questions and gave DeSean plenty of time to answer.

  • Tank

    I don’t know why Desean agreed to that interview. The whole interview had the gist of “yeah I do it, its no big deal who cares” To me, you go into a interview like that to dispel anything that’s written about you, to prove yourself in the right. And he just basically did the opposite. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but he still comes off as selfish and me first. When your throwing out the “don’t mess with my money” and “yeah I was late, stuff happens” you don’t make yourself look like the “team” guy.

    Also, I loved the gang signs explanation. It’s like going out and flipping someone off, and then saying “I’m not flipping you off, that’s just how me and my boys REP MY HOOD.”

    • Brandon Baltic

      link?

    • Gil

      Yes, DeSean basically admitted many of the gang associations and picking up that gang member when he was released from prison….and also said he was late and missed Eagles meetings….not a good interview for DeSean.

  • Jane Yavis

    Of course they’re un-named – Every time Lurie rears his ugly head, I remember why I hope they never win. Lurie is the clown running the circus,,,,, He’s a coward who wanted the Eagles on the Front Page for Phillies Opening Day. It happens every year, and every time they want to take attention away from any other local teams.

    But then again, the fans let him do it,,,,,, so what can you do??

    • Real

      You can’t take someone who uses the comma key as the space bar seriously.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      yea! that cheapskate! bring back braman!

      • cliff henny

        did, at LB. he could probably run the eagles as well as norman after tackling a fire hydrant 350 time w/his head.

    • John E. Zang

      How can anyone have a problem with Lurie? He’s one of the best owners in professional sports and an intelligent man taboot.

    • Brian

      If you’re, admittedly, “Not necessarily a fan”, and “not really into the game.” Then go away,,,,, Troll.

    • PaoliBulldog

      You could find a new team to dislike.

  • Jane Yavis

    I don’t know what it is about CBS Philly, (Fox News First Cousin) and rumors, but it’s clear Conservative talk Radio 1210 has been told to trash and innuendo DeSean as much as possible. It’s like he’s their new Rob Menendez or Kathleen Kane and hosts warn in “you heard it here first” fashion there’s much more to follow,

    • GEAGLE

      Today’s TMZ media….Honestlyi if you can’t get someone to go on record and attach their name, I don’t wanna hear what you have to say. It should be Illegal to quote annonymous sources… I hate it. It’s like I’ll say somthing but I don’t wanna be held responsible.. Too bad, I don’t get to live my life and not be held responsible for what I say and do….what type of pussy. Soft, bitchAssnes is that? If you can’t get someone to say something and attach their name to it, I don’t even want to know about it

      • John E. Zang

        Did you ever wonder what media drama that would cause if the player was named? It’s not because they’re timid, the media would be all over that to the point where you’d think you were watching wrestling.

        • Brian

          Their teammates would never trust them again.

  • Gil

    Lousy interview for Jackson, he basically admitted he hangs with gang members (but not if they doing negative things) and says he was late for meetings and hung out with other problem people, but said that was years ago. he also said Kelly told him three days BEFORE the nj.com article that he was going to be released. Yet the next day DeSean told everyone that Kelly said everything is fine and he will play for Eagles this season….Huh?

  • JofreyRice

    did not realize Spadaro was classified as an “Eagle”.

  • Republicans_Sux

    Don’t give a flying fuck about DeCrap Jackson anymore

  • Tom w

    Where are all the dopes who pushed the rascist eagles story line all last week. Sure does sound like Djax was An insubordinate asshole that deserved getting cut long before he did. Cussing out Kelly. Not speaking w bicknell. Blowing off team events. Good riddance. Guess sheil is still pissed at the front office and Kelly though. Hopefully the fact that Djax teammates who know more than anyone what won’t down all season puts this entire soap opera too bad and gets the dopes off chips back. Not that he cares. Team and winning the right way is stronger than selfishness. Production means little if you are undermining your coach and making life miserable for your teammates

    • OregonDucker

      Don’t forget the posters who felt Chip was a loser who didn’t understand an NFL team environment. I don’t see these clowns posting anymore.

  • #7

    I’m willing to bet that this is Kelce as the “person close to the team”. These are grown men. Why be a p@#/& with the anonymous quotes

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      go check his twitter

    • Brian

      Or Naw.

    • Bert’s Bells

      You clearly are a well connected person in a position of great power.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Sheil & Tim omitted this paragraph from their synopsis of the Santoliquito story:

    “Jackson cussed out Chip Kelly several times in front of the team.”

    Umm, that might be one of the reasons, DJax….