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DeSean overslept, missing a special-teams meeting

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Though I’ve tried to quit making so many Seinfeld references (after all, the show has been off the air for more than 13 years now), some situations cry out for a reminder of one of the many moments in the nine-year series that mirror the events of real life.

For DeSean Jackson, a league source tells PFT that the team’s decision to deactivate Jackson on Sunday against the Cardinals arises from the fact that Jackson’s alarm clock didn’t go off, causing him to oversleep and miss a morning special-teams meeting this week.

Aficionados of the Seinfeld franchise immediately will be reminded of distance runner Jean Paul Jean-Paul, who missed the Olympics marathon by oversleeping and who then overslept and nearly missed the New York City Marathon.

Either way, there’s a good chance that plenty of Philly fans will now be calling Jackson a little bastard.  (If you didn’t get that one right away, fast forward to 2:20 of the clip.)

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47 Responses to “DeSean overslept, missing a special-teams meeting”
  1. greenpacker says: Nov 13, 2011 9:31 AM

    overslept just like tina turner, cher, or janet jackson would have. diva.

  2. canetic says: Nov 13, 2011 9:33 AM

    We’re talking about meetings man. Meetings? We’re sitting here talking about meetings. We’re not talking ’bout the game. What are we talking about — meetings?

  3. danielcp0303 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:33 AM

    He was dreaming about his dream team, that’s why he couldn’t wake up. Better to dream than wake up to a nightmare.

  4. taron2in1 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:36 AM

    “You disloyal, fool ass, bitch made punk.”

  5. effjohntaylornorelation says: Nov 13, 2011 9:41 AM

    I too miss Seinfeld.

  6. kd75 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:42 AM

    “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
    ~Woody Allen

  7. babyfacejp says: Nov 13, 2011 9:42 AM

    Little Bastard

  8. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 13, 2011 9:44 AM

    I don’t think he really cares at this point, its one less game he can get hurt in ! STRAIGHT $$ HOMY !

  9. icontutu says: Nov 13, 2011 9:45 AM

    DJ’s never been a “Team Player.” Tom Brady, made salary concessions for his team and player acquisitions. A team player doesn’t base his playing ability on the dollar. It would appear Jerry Rice, DeSean’s mentor’s beneficial influence waned after Jacksons first year in the league along with his catching ability…

  10. swervinmervin says: Nov 13, 2011 9:50 AM

    As DeSean left hotel hot tub yesterday evening, I think I overheard him say, “soak of the year, man.”

  11. benh999 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:55 AM

    Why separate volume, why?

  12. gallaghedj311 says: Nov 13, 2011 9:56 AM

    Thanks. I’ll swap him out of my lineup

  13. thridandlong says: Nov 13, 2011 10:03 AM

    ” Coach, I was dreaming about how great I am, and how I won us the Superbowl ! “….and then I woke up !

  14. yeahyeahyeahbono14 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:06 AM

    I may be mistaken, but DeSean looks different in this picture than the way I remember him…

  15. kapooti says: Nov 13, 2011 10:12 AM

    it was dey volume

  16. stubbyjones says: Nov 13, 2011 10:13 AM

    …then the dog ate his playbook…

  17. texastornado82 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:14 AM

    He was dreaming about his new contract

  18. justwinbaby29 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:15 AM

    I love Seinfeld! Awesome show!

  19. jroneputt says: Nov 13, 2011 10:19 AM

    Very nice Seinfeld reference. They should have offered him a nice hot cup of coffee.

  20. kwgator says: Nov 13, 2011 10:19 AM

    I went to bed . YADA, YADA, YADA … I want a new contract

  21. escapedconvict says: Nov 13, 2011 10:24 AM

    It was the am / pm!

  22. ricofoy says: Nov 13, 2011 10:25 AM

    Who the hell uses an alarm clock nowadays and if so since when does an alarm clock fail to go off? He was probably wasted.

  23. hcf95688 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    Overslept? Now he’ll never make his flight home, to Seattle.

  24. hcf95688 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:31 AM

    …now THAT was a Seinfeld reference!

  25. bigjd says: Nov 13, 2011 10:32 AM

    Are you sure he didn’t wake and bake?

  26. kingjoe1 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:34 AM

    Well it is obvious he wont be back with the Eagles.
    This little stunt probably cost him 5 mil in guaranteed money on the open market.

    The Eagles now need to resign Steve Smith. Avant, Smith and Maclin still ranks up there in top 5 of WR combos in the NFL>

  27. tombrookshire says: Nov 13, 2011 10:43 AM

    Only makes $500,000.00. Not enough to afford a working alarm clock? Not looking good for a guy who wants a raise. Not outplaying his contract this year. I guess this move is designed to help decide whether he is worth a $50 mil. contract. His play this year suggests not, but I wouldn’t pay any of those bums that kind of money. DRC, Samuel and Asomugha combined have done nothing to earn their millions. Defensive problems stem from the fact that they don’t respect Castillo. Reminds me a parent who would rather be buddies with his kids, and not a parent. Castillo would rather be liked by his players than respected. Guy works hard, etc. but doesn’t have the experience to command the respect of his players. McDermott didn’t either. That’s why you need an experienced DC to run thiings. But it is typical of another Reid blind spot. He thinks he is so smart that he can break all the rules and still come out on top. This season exposed Reid’s arrogance and stubborness. Off the topic, but I probably wouldn’t scratch Jackson, maybe hold him out for a quarter for missing a specials teams meeting.

  28. 706vet says: Nov 13, 2011 10:49 AM

    I’m going to speculate that this is not the first meeting he’s ever missed. He had a pouting episode over returning punts last season. This was a special teams meeting that he missed this week.

    Great bargaining chip for Jackson.

  29. howley1 says: Nov 13, 2011 10:51 AM

    The Eagles now need to resign Steve Smith. Avant, Smith and Maclin still ranks up there in top 5 of WR combos in the NFL>

    ———————————————————-

    Still dreaming, I see. Those three guys have four TD receptions combined this year. There are 29 guys that currently have that many or more TDs by themselves.

  30. stinkinfish says: Nov 13, 2011 10:57 AM

    Why does DJ need to go to a special teams meeting for anyways? Catch the ball and run. Maybe a better punishment would be to take him off the offensive unit for this week and allow him to just play special teams…the Eagles have plenty of options at WR but not at KR – they are just hurting their chances of winning this week by holding him out

  31. proBirdie says: Nov 13, 2011 11:00 AM

    I wonder if the Eagles would have benched him against lets say the Giants? It doesn’t take that much fortitude to bench a player when you are a 14 point favorite eh Andy?

  32. gdeli says: Nov 13, 2011 11:05 AM

    he’s going downhill fast.

  33. kingjoe1 says: Nov 13, 2011 11:10 AM

    @howley1 – You can spin anyway you want. Maclin has twice as many receiving touchdowns as any other eagles player. Smith obviously is about the future not the present. If ignorance is bliss, you might by the Dalai Lama

  34. bobbyhoying says: Nov 13, 2011 11:12 AM

    Have any other children not shown up for a team meeting this year, or is his case the first? If everyone else can get there so can he.

  35. gcsuk says: Nov 13, 2011 11:19 AM

    kingjoe1 says:
    Nov 13, 2011 10:34 AM

    The Eagles now need to resign Steve Smith. Avant, Smith and Maclin still ranks up there in top 5 of WR combos in the NFL>
    ———————————————————-
    I’ll take (in no particular order):
    Steelers
    Ravens
    Cowboys
    Giants
    Lions (or just Calvin Johnson by himself)
    Packers
    Falcons
    Saints

    All of those are far and away better (right now) at WR. That list does not include the teams that are really close (Chargers, Raiders, Texans, Jets). Eagles are MAYBE 10th, if they are lucky.

  36. bigred12 says: Nov 13, 2011 11:33 AM

    why seperate knob?!

  37. mantastic54 says: Nov 13, 2011 11:39 AM

    If it wasn’t for his fumbled punt, I would have thought he was inactive Monday night too

  38. klink6224 says: Nov 13, 2011 11:42 AM

    Desean or not.. We gonna sting dey asses

    I love when that man makes a play, shame I have to go back to last season to see it.

    Dude aint getting him money at least not from the Eagles where they have their other #1 in Maclin, love their Avant and seem to have a man crush on Cooper.

  39. howley1 says: Nov 13, 2011 11:57 AM

    @howley1 – You can spin anyway you want. Maclin has twice as many receiving touchdowns as any other eagles player. Smith obviously is about the future not the present. If ignorance is bliss, you might by the Dalai Lama

    ——————————————————————

    Having twice as many TD catches as any eagles player is akin to being the fastest horse at the glue factory this season. Too bad about Smith, because with Jackson’s healthy scratch with possibly more to come (ref. the TO situation) the Eagles are relying on him in the present.

  40. blackcatnfl says: Nov 13, 2011 11:57 AM

    I’m sure the fact that they are playing the sorry ass Cardinals has NOTHING to do with them feeling free to sit out one of their best players for “discipline”.

  41. jpmelon says: Nov 13, 2011 12:02 PM

    Was it the snooze alarm?
    No, most people think it was the snooze, but no snooze.

    Was it the AM/PM?
    It wasn’t the AM/PM. It was the volume.

    VOLUME!
    Yes, the volume. There was a separate knob for the radio alarm. Why Separate Knob!? WHY SEPARATE KNOB!!!!?!!

  42. colt13 says: Nov 13, 2011 12:03 PM

    He pulled a Hillis.

    Between Hillis, Jackson and Johnson, I can’t remember a year where so many non QB’s have struggled during a salary drive.

  43. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Nov 13, 2011 12:21 PM

    The pigeons are hiding the real reason DeSean Jackson missed the ST meeting. He was late getting back from driving across the state. He was visiting Steeler HQ. Jackson wanted to see what an actual Lombardi trophy looked like……..DJ can’t wait until hes out of Phil and has a chance to actually win a Lombardi….

  44. t16rich says: Nov 13, 2011 1:07 PM

    I don’t think he will be wearing Eagles green for too long

  45. balewsquare says: Nov 13, 2011 1:49 PM

    Dear God, I love this site. The only change I was thinking was MORE Seinfeld references, so no, please don’t stop.

  46. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 13, 2011 2:04 PM

    The skinny little bastard will get drilled and break soon anyway. They might as well get used to doing without him. He’s not gonna be in the league long.

  47. usetabe says: Nov 13, 2011 2:16 PM

    Philly management has their collective heads up their asses. Jackson has had more to do with this team’s success over the last two tears than any player on the team. So the suits give him nothing and go out and spend millions on Assmucho and others. Jackson has a small body and knows his NFL career is likely to be short, and he wants to capitalize while he can. You can’t blame him, you can’t argue he’s deserving, and you shouldn’t bitch if he’s shut things down a bit this year to protect himself. I’d do the same thing. Just horrible management in Philly.

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