DeSean Jackson said he feels like there is "100 pounds of stress" relieved from his shoulders this season after signing a five-year, $47 million contract in March and he sure sounded like it today.

"“Being a leader, carrying the guys with me, and stepping up and being accountable. That’s the biggest thing that this team needs. With myself, [QB Michael] Vick, [WR Jeremy] Maclin, [RB LeSean] McCoy, [TE Brent] Celek, as far as the offense goes, it starts there first and foremost."

Calling himself a leader, thats a step in the right direction.

Then there is Nnamdi Asomugha who came in last season as the big free agent prize, now in year number two, he is happy the talk isn't all about him.

“The comfort doesn’t come from Asante not being here. It comes from the fact that we’re another year into it. Obviously if this was the situation last year, there might be a different comfort level, but it’s not necessarily that he’s not here. It’s just we get to focus better because now we know what we’re doing specifically.”