Washington’s best offensive player may finally get back on the field Sunday in New England, as receiver DeSean Jackson returns from a hamstring injury that he suffered in Week One. Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows that’s going to be a challenge to his defense.
Belichick said today that he views Jackson as a receiver who can threaten the defense everywhere on the field, and a dangerous player who has to be accounted for.
“Just tremendous in all three levels. He can catch and run, he can get over the top of the defense and he’s a very good intermediate route runner that can get open, create space and make intermediate plays and turn those into big plays, too. Big threat,” Belichick said.
Jackson hasn’t caught a pass yet this year, but last year he led the NFL with 13 catches of 40 or more yards. If he’s all the way back to full speed, he’s going to provide a threat against New England that Washington’s offense hasn’t had so far this season.