As the Eagles struggle at home against the Cardinals in a game that is even more “must” win than usual, one key player is watching, if at all, at home.
With receiver DeSean Jackson inactive after missing a special-teams meetings, coach Andy Reid told Jackson to stay home.
Jackson’s spokesman, Bobby McCrae, told PhillySportsDaily.com that Reid advised DeSean not to attend the game.
“He understands the severity of what happened,” McCrae said of Jackson. “It had nothing to do with the contract. It was an honest mistake.”
Not everyone thinks it was a mistake. During ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, Keyshawn Johnson seemed to suggest that Jackson deliberately skipped the meeting, in part because it was a special-teams session and Jackson had a significant special-teams gaffe on Monday night. (Keyshawn also strongly hinted that Jackson is broke.) Even worse, Tom Jackson clumsily tried to compare Jackson’s apparent decision to take a stand regarding his contract to the failure of officials at Penn State in 2002 to do the right thing.
As a PFT reader pointed out on Twitter, when Cris Carter comes off as the most reasonable guy in the room, it’s a strange, strange day.