Belichick says DeSean Jackson will be a big threat to the Patriots

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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.

75 responses to “Belichick says DeSean Jackson will be a big threat to the Patriots

  1. Sad to this this player waste what could have been a special career with 2 bad franchises. 0 Superbowls between them in a generation.

  2. It would only be a story if Belichick ever did something besides praise up the best players on next week’s opponent.
    If you believed everything Bill tells you about how great the guys are that the Patriots are playing against each week you would be left wondering how the Patriots ever win a a game.

  3. Kill them with kindness Bill. Every QB the Pats face is an accomplished NFL player. Every RB, WR is a threat to break the game wide open. BB will never allow his player to believe the opponent is inferior. They prepare for every week on an even keel. The detractors who use name calling against him usually spend Monday morning is a state of misery and defeat wondering how one coach can be at such a high level while their bumbling, stumbling HC makes excuses for losing.

  4. This might be one of those games that is more competitive than many think it will be. Both Jackson and Jordan Reed will be tough match-ups for NE.

  5. Belichick and the Patriots never have a bad word to say about an opponent — something other teams, and their fans, could learn from.

  6. It would only be a story if Belichick ever did something besides praise up the best players on next week’s opponent.
    If you believed everything Bill tells you about how great the guys are that the Patriots are playing against each week you would be left wondering how the Patriots ever win a a game.
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    Taking their opponents very seriously and not taking anything for granted or taking anyone lightly is exactly how the Patriots win at such a high rate. You show me a team that disregards their next opponent and I’ll show you a .500 or worse team.

    Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

  7. Don’t worry, Bill will have all their call sheets before the game so it doesn’t matter.

    Oops sorry I’m supposed to pretend that the Pats didn’t get hit with the 2 biggest cheating scandals to ever face the NFL.

  8. Redskins are going to wonder why they didn’t sweep the locker room for bugs at the end of the game given the beatdown they’re going to receive.

  9. Bill knows that if you let your guard down and you are sure going to lose. He knows how to keep the team focused. Got to applaud him for that however much you dislike him

  10. Reading the comments on a day to day basis is actually terrifying. The insane obsession of some of these people is incredible. The scary part is that I could someday be sitting on a bench at the mall when one of these people goes on a rampage. I wish I knew what some of these people looked like, so I could avoid them like the plague in a public setting

  11. Pump fake. Belichick will scheme to stop the run, and hope the Redskins try to drop bombs into double coverage all day. I pray that more people fall for it.

  12. Jackson is definitely a dynamic player. However, he’s had many great performances where his team lost the game. Same goes for Megatron, Andre Johnson when he was in Houston, Larry Fitzgerald, etc. One great receiving day doesn’t necessarily equate to a win. Key thing for the Patriots will be to limit him, but he will probably get his yards and a few big plays if he is healthy like Antonio Brown did in the first game of the season.

  13. That’s if Kirk Cousins can get him the ball. I’m guessing no. With a BB coached D I’m guessing Jackson has about 4 catches for 35 yards. Not bad but not good enough against TB.

  14. This is why Belichick is the best coach in the league. He knows the name of every player on the opposoing team and what they bring to the table. Maybe every other coach should take a lesson from that and not worry about how the Pats are cheating this week.

    THEY ARE NOT CHEATING!!!! THEY ARE BETTER PREPARED!!!!!

  15. Obe Wan Jabroni says:
    Nov 4, 2015 11:44 AM
    Reading the comments on a day to day basis is actually terrifying. The insane obsession of some of these people is incredible. The scary part is that I could someday be sitting on a bench at the mall when one of these people goes on a rampage. I wish I knew what some of these people looked like, so I could avoid them like the plague in a public setting

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    Another shame is these people get to vote!

  16. “Another shame is these people get to vote!”

    Some of them are clearly children so hopefully by the time they’re old enough to vote they will have learned a few things about life other than how to whine.

  17. 1) Pats fans, don’t take the bait from the trolls.

    2) I respect the ‘Skins. No question. They are trying despite a middling coach and one of all time worst owners in professional sports.

    3) I for one hope Jackson is 100% and then some. Reason? Think of DeSean as Emanuel Sanders on HGH and Steroids Decent opportunity to see how our DB’s stack up (almost a practice session if you will) vs. a guy that can do some serious harm come November 29th.

  18. Obe Wan Jabroni says:
    Nov 4, 2015 11:44 AM
    Reading the comments on a day to day basis is actually terrifying. The insane obsession of some of these people is incredible. The scary part is that I could someday be sitting on a bench at the mall when one of these people goes on a rampage. I wish I knew what some of these people looked like, so I could avoid them like the plague in a public setting.

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    Don’t worry–most of these people don’t leave their houses.

  19. Why does Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco have problems throwing the ball this year. Now that NFL has decided to check air pressure. Jets are sweeping Pats Locker Room, Pittsburg has a problem with headsets every time they play the Pats, and only in Gillette. Patriots not fumbling. Who knew all because of proper inflation. Looks like Roger has some Investigating to do. Belichick Brady GOAT!!!!!!!

  20. redskins fan here-

    hope we come out and put up a respectable game.

    feel bad you guys have to deal with all the garbage they say about your team. mad respect for tom and coach..

    HAIL!

  21. Belichick is an interesting guy. Of course he is one of the best coaches to ever have been in the game and certainly the best one coaching today.
    One of the things that makes him so fascinating though is that he eludes profiling. He always has ten ways of beating you and he knows that. He also knows you probably know two or three ways of beating him. But not only does he know your two or three ways of beating him better than you do but he also knows another five ways he can be beaten that you don’t even know about. So he’s always several steps ahead of you with steps to spare.

    That allows him to elude profiling. Is he concerned about DeSean Jackson? Who knows. But you can bet that the Redskin coaches will be running extra plays just in case. And that dilutes the practice they get on the field. That mixes up the looks on the field. That reduces the confidence the players have on the field. All because of a few chosen words by the master that eludes profiling.

    He is incredible just with those skills. Add Brady and Ernie Adams to the mix and you’ve got a combination that can only be cracked by time consuming brute force methods. And by the time you even start that process, he’s on to the next game plan.

    And so, they will continue to be the best NFL team for years to come. It won’t matter which draft picks you take away, who they lose to salary cap, how you try and distract them in court or what silly little bicycle pumps you sell at your stadium. None of that will beat the Patriots.
    They are on to the Redskins and are all over them.

    Hint: They’ve got DeSean covered.

    PS Can you imagine the snickering that went on by the Patriots when they heard one of Bills’ marketing guys came up with the idea of selling bicycle pumps at the stadium. Too funny…..except it’s not.

  22. dodgerlakerfan1969 says:
    Nov 4, 2015 11:17 AM
    I’ll take Gronk over Jackson. Brady over Cousins. Belichick over Gruden. Lewis over Morris. Patriots Defense over Redskins Defense.
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    Wow, way to go out on a limb there, Chief.

  23. Every team wants to be the first to knock off the Patriots. They all get up for them. Their coaches all think, if we can beat the Pats, it could be just the spark of confidence their team needs to propel them to the playoffs. The Patriots prepare every week, against every team like they’re playing for a playoff spot. That’s why they’ve been the most successful team in the league since Belichick took over. Every game counts just as much as any other. You don’t get up for just some games (division rivalries etc.) You get up for every game.

  24. Know your enemy. BB knows his enemy that’s why he wins. He respects them unlike some coaches who demean other teams’ players. Look at Rex and then look at Lewis.
    BB knows the quality of good players. Look at his roster… the undrafted, unwanted, Tom Brady, and look how he molds them. He keeps an eye on the ones he thinks are good but can’t afford then grabs them when they get discarded.
    He gives praise to opposing players and he means it.

  25. mccloughanplzsaveus says:
    Nov 4, 2015 12:21 PM
    redskins fan here-

    hope we come out and put up a respectable game….

    Everyone who plays in the NFL is a great genetic defying athlete and that is why on any given Sunday…

    Belichick is not just blowing smoke when he talks up Jackson. Jackson has made a lot of good to excellent CBs look stupid in this league including, as I recall, Aqib Talib while he was with the Pats (exhibition game).

    ‘skins show up and play hard, and I expect they will, anything can happen.

    – Pats fan

  26. Did anyone see the pregame conversation between Belichick and Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley? It was tongue bath by Bill and then his team won by a score of 51 – 17.

  27. Della Street says:
    Nov 4, 2015 12:03 PM
    Obe Wan Jabroni says:
    Nov 4, 2015 11:44 AM
    Reading the comments on a day to day basis is actually terrifying. The insane obsession of some of these people is incredible. The scary part is that I could someday be sitting on a bench at the mall when one of these people goes on a rampage. I wish I knew what some of these people looked like, so I could avoid them like the plague in a public setting

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    Another shame is these people get to vote!
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    Oh c’mon now. There’s no way in hell these trolls vote. Let them have their fun. As I have said previously this is the highlight of the trolls week when playing the Patriots. Talk big now then slither off and lick their wounds Sunday.

  28. i didn’t know the seahawks were playing the patriots this week?! & when did seattle get desean jackson?!

  29. factschecker says:
    Nov 4, 2015 11:37 AM
    It would only be a story if Belichick ever did something besides praise up the best players on next week’s opponent.
    If you believed everything Bill tells you about how great the guys are that the Patriots are playing against each week you would be left wondering how the Patriots ever win a a game.
    ————-
    Taking their opponents very seriously and not taking anything for granted or taking anyone lightly is exactly how the Patriots win at such a high rate. You show me a team that disregards their next opponent and I’ll show you a .500 or worse team.

    Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
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    Exactly. I don’t think the Pats (Belichick) care what your record is. Great approach.

  30. Clear Thinker says:
    Nov 4, 2015 1:10 PM

    Redskins win…
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    Yeah, but moral victories don’t count.

    Unless you are the Colts.

  31. As a fan of the Dolphins I will translate that for the Washington fans if they don’t already know that this basically means he will be a non factor in this game so take another week off and come back in a game were have a chance to shine.

  32. Reading the comments on a day to day basis is actually terrifying. The insane obsession of some of these people is incredible. The scary part is that I could someday be sitting on a bench at the mall when one of these people goes on a rampage. I wish I knew what some of these people looked like, so I could avoid them like the plague in a public setting

    This is probably the best comment I have observed. I’m sure most of the comments here are posted by arm chair qbs and fat slobs who have only ever seen a football field from the bleachers.

  33. mikermiker says:
    Nov 4, 2015 11:38 AM
    Don’t worry, Bill will have all their call sheets before the game so it doesn’t matter.

    Oops sorry I’m supposed to pretend that the Pats didn’t get hit with the 2 biggest cheating scandals to ever face the NFL.


    Just another in a seemingly endless series of ridiculous comments.

  34. BB should not worry. Jackson will just trot out and tear the other ham string on a go route. Why? He can’t possibly be in game shape and I don’t think he’s all that into being a Redskin.

  35. marianfl24 says:
    Nov 4, 2015 2:22 PM

    Not ridiculous when they happen to be true – Just ask Ted Johnson a previous Pat’s player who was handed those sheets.
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    What sheets?

  36. Heres the deal.. other team will talk trash.. then Pats will just say you are an awesome team.. Like he said last week against my Dolphins.. Saying anything good about them and keeping a straight face must have been a challenge and then this weeks comments on Jackson. I laughed.. but its the Pat way.. Say good things and win 37-7 and whenever you talk trash about them, they just eat that up and put it on you. Not kissing their rings, just stating the obvious.

  37. How easy is it to convince yourself you don’t have to train or prepare as hard because the other guy is a bum? But, if that bum beats you, what does that say about you?

    Ali learned that lesson the hard way when he lost to Ken Norton. Yeah, he beat him twice after the first loss, but he’d shown no respect for Norton even after Norton had just beat Joe Frazier, who’d just beaten Ali.

    Norton came in with really nobody expecting him to win. Ali was already looking forward to a rematch with Frazier as the defending Champ, both getting a huge payday. Instead, he ended up with a broken jaw, and everyone claiming his career was over.

    Bill will never let his team do that. If the Skins pull off an upset, to Bill, he’ll remind his players it wasn’t an upset, any team can come in and if they are better prepared, execute as they’ve planned, and you don’t, they will beat you.

    That, and every player and coach who is in the NFL, is a talent, otherwise, they wouldn’t be there. There are 100’s of thousands of athletes and coaches out there, but few make it to the big show. Bill knows, and respects that having worked at the lowest level of an NFL coaching staff.

  38. marianfl24 says:
    Nov 4, 2015 2:22 PM

    Not ridiculous when they happen to be true – Just ask Ted Johnson a previous Pat’s player who was handed those sheets.
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    I don’t doubt that Ted Johnson (and other players) were given sheets that listed the opponents’ audible signals. There two things that are true of every well-coached NFL team. First, they work hard to try to steal their opponents signals. Second, they try hard to hide or disguise their own signals.

    Is stealing signals illegal? Of course not! Is the fact that one team has stolen another team’s signals evidence that they have done so illegally? No! Is there evidence that the signals Johnson speaks of were obtained in an illegal fashion? There is none that I am aware of.

    I’m sure it feels good to think another team’s success is the result of cheating, and not the result of superior coaching and preparation. But you know what feels even better? It’s knowing your team is in fact better coached and better prepared.

  39. pixelito says:
    Nov 4, 2015 12:31 PM
    Well at least for one week they’re not being accused of deflating, taping or listening

    It’s only Wednesday, give the trolls time.

  40. Only in the delusional mind of the Hater Faithful does scouting and preparation equate to cheating.

    Welcome to the modern NFL, where the loser teams, rather than strive to get better, resort to crying and using the league office to try and drag the good teams down to their level.

    What’s even worse is that the fans of these perennial losers encourage and celebrate such despicable behavior.

  41. Lewis over Morris
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    disagree here now. dont get me wrong, i am a huge Lewis fan and liked him before the Patriots even signed him, BUT when it comes to running the ball (key word, running, not pass catching), Morris is better because he’ll break more tackles. now on 3rd down, i’d rather have Lewis, but when it comes to running the ball 20 times, i take Morris over Lewis.

    as for what Bill said, Jackson is a threat, he’s correct, BUT what he fails to mention (for good reason) is that Jackson is a threat if Cousins can get him the ball and i see this being the WORST game of the year for Kirk and the Redskins. their defense is bad and will get blown out early which will lead to interceptions from Kirk. i won’t be shocked if Kirk has 4 interceptions in this game.

  42. Washington fans might want to go out with the family this Sunday. Or at least have something planned for around 2:30-ish? You’ll at least be able to have some fun.

    8-0

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