DeSean Jackson is going to get a lot of love in the Philadelphia Eagles new offense. Primarily due to the injuries the Eagles have suffered at the position and lack of depth. Couple that with Jackson’s new attitude and he could be primed for a big season.
“I’m just real dedicated,” Jackson said, via CSN Philly. “I put in a lot of hard work. People were kind of down-talking me, saying a lot of things about me the past two years, about my career, so I’m just trying to get back to where I was at the first couple years coming in and taking the steps I need to better myself.”
“Whatever it is, whatever I need to do to get back to that point and to become a better player than I’ve ever been, I’m willing to do that.”
Jackson’s teammates are noticing as well.
“DeSean, I think he’s just gotten it together,” said running back LeSean McCoy. “His attitude’s different. I think a lot of guys forgot what type of player he really is, what kind of player he was earlier in his career. I think in this league that can happen. He’s proving it all over again.”
Jackson is trying to expand his skill set beyond simply being a speedy deep threat.
“Just to get people to bite underneath and then over the top there’ll be a lot more big plays,” he said.
Jackson is excited for a promising season.
“Definitely feel like I can do a lot more than I have in the past,” Jackson said. “This year, I feel this is going to be a big year for me, a big year for our team. Just taking on the load, whatever the team needs, that’s what I’m here for. The sky’s the limit.”
“I just feel all the work we put in since April, since Chip [Kelly] got here, everything’s flying right now and we just want to keep up the pace.”
“I feel healthy, man. It’s all about going back out there and having fun. This game is a lot of hard work and dedication, but when you’re having fun and enjoying it that’s the biggest thing, and I just feel like I’m having fun right now.”