Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson put up 195 receiving yards on Sunday against the Vikings on Sunday, but his fine day was marred by the Eagles’ loss and a sideline spat after Nick Foles threw an interception in the third quarter.
Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reports that Jackson and wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell were spotted shouting at one another on the sideline before being separated by other players. Coach Chip Kelly eventually walked over to speak to Jackson, who was the intended target on a ball intercepted by Shaun Prater. After the game, Jackson didn’t offer any insight into what went on with Bicknell.
“It was just a point in the game where you’re dealing with a lot of emotions involved, and it’s one of those things that happened,” Jackson said. “I cannot really discuss what happened. That’s what happened, it is what it is. At the end of the day, we lost the game. We felt very comfortable and confident that we should be able to come out here and win, we just didn’t play good enough. We didn’t play good enough to win, and at the end of the day that’s all that matters.”
Kelly said that he went over to “squash it” and that he’d get to the bottom of what went on with Jackson and Bicknell. Such arguments happen all the time in the league, especially at moments when nothing is working for your team. That was the case for the Eagles for much of Sunday and making sure that doesn’t happen again will be the best way to make sure sideline arguments go away.