D-Jax: ‘Sky’s the Limit’ Under Chip Kelly
DeSean Jackson believes the "sky’s the limit" for his 2013 season under new coach Chip Kelly.
"With the style of play of his offense, it’s really going to help me out a lot more," Jackson told reporters. "I’m going to be able to get certain looks, get the ball in my hand, do things I wasn’t doing the past five years."
For the Eagles offense to take off, Jackson will need to be a bigger part. Jackson averaged just 63.9 receiving yards per game in 2011-12 after averaging 76.7 between 2009-10. Kelly is a great bet to get much more out of D-Jax's dynamic speed and open-field abilit - something Andy Reid didn't do very well his last two seasons.
Jackson is almost guaranteed to have a different role in Kelly's offense. This season, Jackson will almost certainly no longer be strictly a deep threat; he should see more action on screens and could see touches out of the backfield as well. Kelly also hinted recently that he plans on using Jackson on punt returns this season.
It's no secret that Jackson is very excited about the opportunity to play in Kelly's offense, but what exactly is Kelly's offesne? That is still unknown. What is known is that Kelly's offense will be faced-paced and quick moving.
"I was looking at what he did at Oregon," Jackson said back in January. "My little cousin is actually De’Anthony Thomas, the Black Momba, so our styles are kind of similar. What he’s done in that offense as far as lighting it up and getting in that end zone, that’s what I’m excited about."
If Jackson puts up numbers similar to Thomas, he will be making another trip to the Pro Bowl, something he hasn't done since 2010.