War of Words Heating Up Between DJAX and Eagles
It's Redskins week and that could mean only one thing: DeSean Jackson will be facing his former team.
Now since Week 3, when the Eagles hosted the Redskins, these two teams have gone in opposite directions.
The Eagles face a must win game in Washington to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Redskins have just 3 wins on the season and could be preparing exit strategies for Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden.
There is no shortage of words, however, with Jackson facing his former team.
The wide receiver told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday that he doesn't miss playing in Philadelphia.
“Nope. I don’t miss the team,” Jackson said. “I don’t miss the organization. There’s no point in living in the past. This is my team. This is where I am for better or worse. Do you live in the past? It’s no way to live.
Jackson also critiqued the current Eagles corp of wide receivers in claiming that Jeremy Maclin is the "all they got."
The former Eagles wide receiver also joked that he knows the real reason why he was unceremoniously let go last offseason.
“Didn’t you hear? I’m a gangster,” Jackson joked. “I’m in a gang. That’s why I’m gone.”
His former Eagles teammates were to quick with their response.
Maclin went the numbers route and tweeted out statistics in supports of the current receiving corp, citing their rank in receptions, yardage and touchdowns:
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy chose to go a different route in his response in making a video visa Instagram mocking Jackson.
Either way, the Eagles take on the Redskins in DC in a pivotal game that will help decide their playoff fate and having Jackson up against a weak Redskins secondary certainly wouldn't hurt.