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April 7, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
After playing it straight with the press concerning the past and future of Donovan McNabb, star Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson yesterday dished to the radio station that pays him, 97.5-FM, "The Fanatic. " "It was time for a change," said Jackson - a shot, clearly, at McNabb. "We've got some young players here. I'm just excited about everything. " McNabb's criticism of the Eagles' young players in the regular-season loss in Dallas caused Jackson, in his second season, to bristle.
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October 3, 2011 | BY RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
SPEAKING for the masses, DeSean Jackson said, "Today I felt we were in great shape being up 23-3 - the second half was just brutal. " On a day when Jackson caught six passes for 171 yards, and dropped a couple of others, the Eagles still blew a 20-point lead and lost to the 49ers, 24-23. The team's third consecutive loss, and third consecutive second-half collapse, colored everything, even his personal success. Bittersweet, as the lady once said. "It was just that they were able to put points on the board [in the second half]
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April 11, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DURING ITS offseason, NFL.com manufactures creative ways to keep readers interested. It's perfectly normal, and something the Daily News does every summer. We call it the Eagles' training-camp guide. Anyway, one of the things the NFL website did this spring was to put 64 of its greatest plays in a bracket and have readers vote on their favorites. The span went from Bill Osmanski's touchdown run in the 1940 championship game to Jacoby Jones' touchdown catch in the most recent Super Bowl.
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August 12, 2010
Poor Donovan McNabb. After one season with the best wide-receiving tandem he had as an Eagle, he gets traded to the Washington Redskins. Kevin Kolb will be the beneficiary of what has the potential to the top wide-receiver twosome in Eagles history. DeSean Jackson was a star from the start. Injuries made him the first rookie receiver to start a season opener under Andy Reid, but Jackson's six catches for 106 yards against the St. Louis Rams was a sign of things to come. Jackson set an Eagles rookie record with 62 catches and 912 receiving yards.
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March 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once more, DeSean Jackson answered questions about his contract. Only this time, he did it with a smile and with certainty. With his future in Philadelphia secure, the dynamic wide receiver offered bold predictions of success for himself and his team. "I have five bright years to look forward to. In one of those years, I'm going to guarantee a Super Bowl because we've been close the past four years," Jackson said Thursday, a day after agreeing to a five-year contract with the team that drafted him in 2008.
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June 3, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In late April, when the cancer that had invaded Bill Jackson's pancreas spread, DeSean Jackson had his father relocated from Long Beach, Calif., to Philadelphia. From peewee football through DeSean's tenure at the University of California, Bill Jackson was a staple at his son's games. However, after DeSean, a wide receiver, was drafted by the Eagles last year, the bicoastal travel prevented the elder Jackson from attending most of the games during his son's breakout rookie season.
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September 12, 2011
ST. LOUIS - The outside noise has been particularly noisome lately for DeSean Jackson, what with other players successfully getting contracts negotiated, and Terrell Owens going on the radio and saying he shouldn't be risking injury without a new deal, and an unusual number of typists and talkers attempting to read his mind. Keeping the sideshow separate from his business is Jackson's full-time job now, and will continue to be for as long as he is ridiculously underpaid and without a new contract.
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September 22, 2014 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
TOMORROW might mark the return of former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson when his current team, the Redskins, come to town. Jackson, who as of yesterday was questionable to play because of a shoulder injury, was an enigma as an Eagle. He burned cornerbacks on fly routes unlike any other receiver, but drew criticism for his attitude and life outside of football. Jackson's tenure can be characterized by whatever specific version of "Jaccpot" the Eagles were getting on game day: The speedster Jackson and coach Chip Kelly seemed a perfect match because of DeSean's unparalleled speed.
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September 8, 2011
Does DeSean Jackson deserve a contract extension? Both sides of the argument have been presented and argued since the Eagles wide receiver first held out from the start of training camp. The debate has been played out on radio, on paper, online and on barstools across the area. But what about the guys on the Eagles - what do they think? While it is safe to say the opinions of Jackson's teammates - and friends in many instances - don't reflect that of the general public, they do matter.
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August 26, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
WITH MONEY comes responsibility. And expectations. A year ago, Byron Maxwell was in the final year of his sixth-round rookie contract making, by NFL standards, chump change: $645,000. He was in his first full year as a starting corner. If he gave up a big play, which admittedly didn't happen very often last season, no one called him a bum or a fraud or compared him to Nnamdi Asomugha. The Eagle, not the Raider. But that was then and this is now. That was Seattle and this is Philadelphia, where it's been 55 damn years since the Eagles last won an NFL title and patience is harder to find than good manners.
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August 25, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
BACK IN high school, Sam Bradford was a smooth two-guard on an AAU team that featured Blake Griffin, so he is well-aware of the proper way to operate a fastbreak offense against an overmatched "D. " "Lob city," the quarterback said Saturday night when asked to put into words his personal philosophy on sharing a playing surface with a human being capable of dunking over a midsize sedan. Two hours earlier, Bradford led the Eagles on their own version of the fastbreak: a frenetic, 12-play charge down the field against a Ravens defense that might have backed up all the way to Baltimore if not for a touchdown that relieved them of their duty to keep pretending to try. Over the course of just 3 minutes and 55 second of game clock, the Eagles used four different personnel packages, employing the same one on consecutive plays just four times.
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August 20, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
For weeks, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has blasted the federal case against him, calling the charges unfounded and prosecutors' conduct unlawful. As he made his first court appearance Tuesday on racketeering conspiracy charges, the 11-term Democrat hit those points again and again, lest anyone remain uncertain where he stands. "I'd like to say that I'm not guilty," Fattah told U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice within moments of the judge's taking the bench. Rice, who had barely begun the hearing, responded: "We haven't gotten there yet. I have to follow the rules.
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August 20, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Josh Huff wrote down his individual goals for the season on a piece of paper. The Eagles wide receiver rattled them off: He wants to have no more than 10 drops in 16 games. He wants to catch every catchable pass. And he wants to finish the season with at least 50 catches for 800 yards and six touchdowns. Those aren't modest goals considering Huff's output in his rookie season. He caught eight passes for 98 yards and no touchdowns and dropped four of 17 targeted throws in 2014.
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August 15, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles made Byron Maxwell one of the five highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL before he was ever a true No. 1 cornerback, and he'll need to earn that salary by covering an opposing team's top wide receiver - regardless of which side of the field that receiver lines up. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis said Thursday that the Eagles would allow Maxwell to shadow receivers more than they have in the past, when Davis' defense stuck almost exclusively to...
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August 14, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE ENTIRE vibe changed when Ricky and the Rev showed up for training camp. In the early days of the 22-year run of the Jeffrey Lurie Era, those two skilled players legitimized the Eagles as a viable NFL team: Ricky Watters and Irving Fyrar. Watters' "For who, for what?" legacy clouds the magnificence of his three-year stretch as the Eagles' premier player. The bizarre nature of Fryar's life post-Eagles - his unretirement from football; the church he founded; his recent conviction on mortgage fraud charges - clouds the fact that he was the Eagles' only Pro Bowl receiver for an 11-year span.
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August 14, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE ANSWER was brief, but it was delivered in a heartfelt tone, with eye contact toward the questioner. "I hope not," Riley Cooper said, after he was asked whether he thinks Chip Kelly's image problems started two years ago, when he kept Cooper in the wake of a controversy over a racial epithet captured on video. Cooper had paused for several minutes to talk to reporters about his former college roommate, Tim Tebow, and other matters, a rare occurrence in this camp - Cooper has avoided cameras and recorders.
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August 13, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THERE ARE a lot of things that are tough to judge from practice. Here's one that isn't: Jordan Matthews and Sam Bradford have developed some serious chemistry over the first week-and-a-half of Eagles training camp, and everybody at the NovaCare Complex will testify. Nolan Carroll: "He's hungry, man. " Byron Maxwell: "He definitely looks like he's gotten bigger. " Bradford: "I think that guy catches more footballs than anybody I've ever seen. " If you can purchase stock in Matthews, the Eagles' second-year receiver, do it before the start of the regular season.
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August 9, 2015 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
NORMALLY, I am a big fan of the show "First Take" on ESPN2. You might wonder how I can watch a show that airs from 10 a.m. to noon, given my work schedule. The answer is that it is replayed late at night, and I often watch it before I go to bed. This past Monday, I was in Los Angeles watching the late-night replay when I heard Stephen A. Smith, whom I know very well and like, go on a rant about Brandon Boykin's statement concerning Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Stephen A. went almost as far as calling Chip a racist before he finally backed down.
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August 5, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If JaCorey Shepherd is to remain the slot cornerback by the time the season starts, the Brandon Boykin trade was one that made the Eagles weaker on defense. That isn't a knock on Shepherd or to suggest that he can't eventually surpass Boykin as a slot corner. But to expect the rookie to match his predecessor without having ever played the position would be unrealistic. The good news for the Eagles is they have other options - if only those other options were currently available.
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