SOMEBODY is full of shit.
One source says that DeSean Jackson isn’t returning Chip Kelly‘s calls. Another source says that Kelly “is too busy“ to return Jackson’s. Another claims that Kelly told Jackson he won’t be traded, then retracts that statement.
The Eagles flat out refuse to say anything publicly. They’re acting as if their silence isn’t adding to this, while actually more than anything else it’s fanning the flames of this car wreck. It’s a coward’s position, and it’s more than a little disingenuous. This allows all the information their fans are starving for, to be invented by pretty much anyone.
If I wanted to come on here and announce that the Eagles have agreed to trade Jackson to Dallas for their 2017 7th rounder, I could do so with absolute authority, then simply claim (when it didn’t happen) that the Eagles had simply backed out of the deal for a better one.
It would certainly drive up my traffic. However I have this weird condition called integrity. While I would love more of you to click the ‘Follow’ button, I’m not willing to lie to you to get that. Many outside sources however, are entirely willing to.
From what I can tell as I bounce around the places where my readers gather, nobody is mad at these outside sources, but there is a growing anger with the Eagle organization. And a growing weakness.
Right now they don’t control their own narrative. That looks weak. Disorganized. It’s black eye on the reputation of a franchise that used to be excellent at controlling the flow of how they were perceived. Remember the Gold Standard? The Eagles were called that by the entire NFL despite our failure to win a Super Bowl.
Not today. Today as the Eagles struggle to get rid of one of the leagues more dangerous players, the organization just looks weak and dishonest.