I thought this was a really great piece from Les Bowen in today's Daily News. Probably the most informative and revealing piece on Desean Jackson I've read to date. There's great stuff about his family and his realization that he needs to be making his own decisions. Some interesting stuff from his former coach and other people in his life... Definitely go check it out in it's entirety, but there were a couple tidbits I found especially interesting.
I thought this was just kinda funny...
DESEAN JACKSON met Terrell Owens, however briefly, at a promotional appearance in Los Angeles last weekend. Jackson ended up meeting Freddie Mitchell at a workout a few months back, also in LA.
Jackson wants to be that playmaking wideout Eagles fans covet, but he said yesterday he does not want to be T.O. - at least not in the sense of "talking about your teammates'' - and he does not want to be Freddie, the guy Jackson has heard "talked his way out of the league.''
I'd love for some of the attitude and fire I hear from Jackson here to rub off on Reggie Brown...
"The top-notch guys, the guys who really go out there and make big plays, and expect the ball to always be in their hands when the game's on the line, I definitely feel like you have to have, not a chip on your shoulder, but you have to have that within yourself,'' Jackson said yesterday, as he began a minicamp for Eagles rookies and select veterans that continues through tomorrow, before resuming next week. "You've gotta want the ball. You gotta know when it's a crucial time, you gotta step up for your teammates and for yourself and make big things happen. If you're a coach, you don't want your go-to receiver to not want the ball . . . the best of the best receivers want to be in that position.''
I can't agree more... 9 times out of time the guy that gets the ball is the one who wants it most. It's true in most any sport.