LeSean McCoy isn't the only former Eagles player talking about his old team this week. DeSean Jackson recently made an appearance on ESPN to promote his new BET reality show. Jackson was asked to touch on McCoy's comments about Chip Kelly getting rid of "good black players" on the Eagles.
Jackson had a curious response. As transcribed by Crossing Broad, bold emphasis is mine:
"I’m mean, honestly, I’m further along than that. It’s been two years since I’ve been removed from the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m just excited where I’m at. I don’t really want to get to caught up in what’s going on over there in Philadelphia. LeSean McCoy is one of my great friends and he’s a great running back – he’s one of the best in the league – and I look at myself as one of the best receivers in the league. So as far as being removed from there, I can’t understand, why would you get rid of your best players on the team? It’s their loss. Moving forward, the teams we’re with now is the team’s that’s winning, the teams that’s gaining more of a respect of having them type of guys on the team."
Whether you like Jackson or not, that's just factually wrong. The Washington Redskins went 4-12 last season. One of their wins came over Philadelphia in Week 16, yes, and that was probably a nice moment of revenge for Jackson. Then again, the Eagles wouldn't have made the playoffs even if they had beat Washington game since Dallas won out. Still, the Eagles went 10-6 last season, which is obviously more than double the amount of games Washington won.
As for McCoy, he hasn't played a game for the Buffalo Bills yet, so it remains to be seen how that plays out. But the Bills aren't exactly a winning team either. They did go 9-7 last year (with their ninth win coming against a Patriots team that was resting their starters in a meaningless game), but they haven't reached the 10-win mark since 1999. Meanwhile, the Eagles have done that twice in the past two years.
The Eagles will once again get to face off against Jackson's team twice in 2015. Philadelphia will also host the Bills later on in the season.