Desean Jackson was a guest of NFL Network this week in the wake of his victory in NFL.com's "Greatest Play of All Time" vote. However, the conversation centered mostly of his thoughts about the current state of the Eagles.
He says that the tempo and methods that have already been present at the offseason workouts are a change from the previous regime.
"Chip Kelly he has come in and started an energy in this building with determination [and] with hard work," said Jackson. "I haven't been doing some of these workouts we are doing right now since college. They are just up-tempo, very fast. We get in and get it done. When we are in this building we are definitely a 100 mph and running."
This up tempo attitude is what permeated all aspects of Chip Kelly's program at Oregon. Practices were fast, workouts were fast, everything was fast. Now, part of that is because NCAA rules limit his time with players and he wanted to get everything in, but there can be no doubt that it all contributed to an overall uptempo attitude for the program.
DeSean also talked about the bits of Chip Kelly's offense that he's seen already and expressed his excitement over that. He says that there will always be at least one guy open in this scheme and it will up to the QB to find him. Now, who will be that QB? DeSean says he's heard a lot, including the possibility that it could be Geno Smith.
"I have been hearing about that, honestly, too. Geno Smith was a great player at West Virginia. He has done some great things. He could probably fit right in with this offense. Mock drafts and things like that, I don't really get into them because a lot of times none of that stuff turns out to be right. We will see, I am getting interested... Hopefully whoever comes in can help us get to where we need to, fast and in a hurry."
DeSean said that he and Michael Vick have actually discussed the possibility of the Eagles taking a QB in the upcoming draft.
"Actually, me and Mike Vick were just talking about that in the weight room the other day. Mike Vick is at the point in his career where he is 32 [years old], he feels him getting a one-year contract, that he still has a lot to go out there and prove. At the same time, he understand it is a business and the team and organization will have to do whatever they can to make it work. I think he will be ready this year to go and you will see a different Michael Vick this year."
To see Jackson's full interview, check out NFL.com.