Eagles coach isn’t upset with DeSean Jackson. He’s upset with how NFL Network portrayed Jackson during Thursday night’s game.
Reid said at his Friday press conference that he was “very, very disappointed” with the network’s coverage.
“DeSean, I’m going to tell you now, DeSean was all in that game,” Reid said. “He had a great attitude during that game, and you can take a camera and make some things look the way you want to make them look, but that kid was all in last night, and I was proud of him for that.”
On one play, Jackson was shown not looking back at Young as he ran deep with inside position on a defender. Reid said the play was designed to go to Jason Avant and Jackson’s job was to clear the defender out.
(Uh, but Young still has the option to go to Jackson if he wants.)
Reid also didn’t like how NFL Network said Jackson wasn’t talking to his offensive teammates all night. Cameras showed Jackson zoning out when Vince Young was talking to him. (Later, they did show Jackson talking to teammates.)
“I am not sure they know who’s talking to who and so on and what the conversation is about,” Reid said. “Not knowing the language, I don’t know how you are able to go into that stuff . . . This is petty stuff.”
We understand Reid wants to defend his players. He doesn’t want to lose Jackson the rest of the way and knows Jackson is taking a lot of heat locally.
But they eye in the sky doesn’t lie. NFL Network showed multiple times during the post-game show where Jackson jogged on his routes.
Reid can’t just declare Jackson was all in when the cameras told a different story.