Snyder: We Got Tired Of DeSean Scoring On Us

NFL: Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with reporters today and explained his team’s decision to sign DeSean Jackson.

“That’s going to be exciting, not just the two games against Philly,” Snyder said, via The Washington Post. “We got tired of seeing him score a lot of touchdowns against us, and watching him on TV. So it’s great to have him here.”




As will probably always be the case with Washington under Snyder's leadership, there's the question of who's pulling the strings on major personnel moves.

Snyder said this one was all on the coach and general manager.

"I think that when you look at the fact that the head coach and the general manager said this is the right move, the only thing I can do is support it, and that’s what I’ve done," Snyder said. "It’s been great. I’ve spent a little time with him and he’s really a good guy."

No word yet on when the NFL will release the 2014 schedule, but obviously the two Eagles-Redskins matchup will be of great interest.

EAGLES CHECK OUT ALABAMA WR

Alabama WR Kevin Norwood has visited with the Eagles, per his draft diary for USA Today.

Norwood (6-2, 198) had 38 catches for 568 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He ran a 4.48 at the combine. According to ESPN.com's Todd McShay, Norwood could go in the fourth round of next month's draft.

The Eagles have a couple connections to the Alabama program. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland was with the Crimson Tide before joining Chip Kelly's staff. And assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz was Alabama's director of player personnel from 2008 to 2011.

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  • knighn

    Tommy Lawlor called Norwood “a faster version of Jason Avant”.
    And here’s what Norwood said about himself:
    http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/04/alabamas_kevin_norwood_explain.html

    • cliff henny

      guy will be 25 at start of season, that’s crazy old for 4th/5th rd WR in this draft.
      .
      insert DW jokes

      • knighn

        If the guy was supposed to be a 1st or 2nd rounder, I’d worry about that. 3rd thru 5th round for a guy who is a faster version of Avant (solid hands / good 3rd down target / good run blocker)? No problem for me. By the time he is done with his first contract he’ll be turning 29 and still at his peak. If the Eagles want to keep him at that point, they can… or they can let him go since they only spent a 3rd through 5th rounder on him.

        • cliff henny

          rather have Jarvis Landry if we’re talking 3rd/4th, as my rich man’s Jason Avant. not sure where the rise came, cbssports had Norwood 7th/udfa most of the year and liked him there.

          • knighn

            I can understand your concern about the age, but do you really like Landry enough to take him over a productive player who is 3 inches taller and more than 0.25 seconds faster in the 40 (4.77 seconds for Landry vs. 4.48 for Norwood)?

          • cliff henny

            rather pass on both, and get Janis Bryant Moncrief or Coleman, raw uber-athletes in the 3-5 range. Stinks about Landry’s 40, for a long time there, liked him more than odb. 25 in 4th/5th is deal killer for me, especially in this draft.

          • knighn

            Won’t mean that Landry won’t be a success in the NFL… but seems like he’s got a bit of an uphill battle with that height / speed combination. Hard to argue with any of the other guys you mention. I wouldn’t be upset if they took Norwood either. Just as long as it would be 3rd round or later.

    • Maggie

      Smart guy. Two degrees in real fields of study. Could make a few $$ on the side as an agent!

  • cliff henny

    maybe instead of paying Jax 16m guaranteed, should have looked at real issue, DeAngelo Hall stinks to high heaven and not paid him 4 or 5m or whatever he’s being overpaid. Cause, you’ll have the same issue, different number is all with Hall still starting.

    • Javi Echie

      The most overpaid and overrated cb in the NFL and I’m thankful the plays for the skins lol.

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

        I’d only say 1 other guy is more overrated and overpaid (although Hall does win that in career $$)— Brandon Carr. And just as satisfyingly, he plays for Jerrah. My 2 favorite owners

        • Javi Echie

          Can’t believe I forgot about Carr, lets not forget Jerrah’s other cornerback that they traded up for in Morris Clairborne who even tho is on a rookie contract he’s overpaid lol what a BUST I love Snyder and Jerrah

  • OldDocRoss

    If the Skins’ new policy is to ask every player who scores a bunch on them to hop aboard, they’re gonna need a bigger boat….

    • Maggie

      ROFL

    • ChandlerMc

      Oh snap

  • http://eaglemaniacal.com EAGLE MANIACAL

    This fan base has been so focused on BS internal issues that we’ve stopped looking around at the rivals that surround us.

    Take a look! http://eaglemaniacal.com/go-long/the-nfc-east/

    • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

      Thats a strong comeback by Geags right there^^^

  • Scott J

    Now Snyder can watch Maclin and Sproles score a lot against them.

    • Justin

      And (hopefully) Calvin Pryor.

      • Unknown

        Hopefully !!!!!

  • Bart

    Can’t wait to see who they get tired of this season.

    • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

      Shady at $12M? The fact that Kelly made his offense pop year after year in college, where he lost his best players every few years, he probably has NO fear of getting rid of anyone. There’s always another guy. In his mind he’s the irreplaceable one. And he might be right?

  • myeaglescantwin

    Good thing the game isn’t played on paper,, or there would be no bright side to this DeSean situation.

    • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

      We saved $30M worth of paper. Happy Earth Day!

      • myeaglescantwin

        ^ there you go!..

  • Amar (India)

    Walter Thurmond just said he is the best slot corner in the league.

    • JosephR2225

      Brandon Boykin ‏@BrandonBoykin2 2h
      But who is Walter Thurmond??

      • Amar (India)

        Even Michael Crabtree thinks he is a sorry corner …:D

    • Javi Echie

      Sheil just posted an article about this check it out. Thurmond really thinks hes better. Unreal

  • peteike

    Foles passes to Norwood and it sails over his head, wide right

    • Unknown

      Foles is really accurate QB he won’t miss his receivers. Nice try though.

  • Jeff

    Eagles will be 12-4……Foles and Eagles will again have one of the most explosive and exciting offenses in the NFL.

    Eagles should draft Cooks, Buchannon, Jarvis Landry, DeAnthony Thomas, Price Shembo

    • Jeff

      Oopps, I left out drafting the Montana OLB Jason Tripp.

    • Unknown

      PERFECT draft only pick Cooks if Pryor is not there or Ha Ha.