LeSEAN McCoy declined last week to throw dirt on DeSean Jackson‘s name and say he was a bad teammate or a distraction.
Now Nick Foles has added himself to that list. His exact words?
“I know he’s gonna do well. He’s a great player. He’s been tremendous for me. But at the same time we have to keep moving forward as an organization. I do wish DeSean well. I had a blast playing with him.”
Foles was asked about Jackson being a distraction and a bad teammate.
“He was a great teammate to me,” Foles said. “We had a great relationship on and off the field. Everybody has other things going on, but to me personally, I really enjoyed playing with him. I’m excited that he landed on his feet. He’s a heck of a player.”
Could someone PLEASE produce at least ONE player who will substantiate the allegations reported by the media of Jackson being a locker room problem. So far it’s looking more and more like the media has either been thrown under the bus by the Eagles organization, or like the media itself has conspired to smear Jackson’s name.
While the Eagles may have gone mum about the matter, the fact is the media has enthusiastically reported these things, that had to originate somewhere. This is shaping up to be a matter of media credibility vs. protecting the source(s) of leaked but so far unreliable information.
So far the only one coming up smelling like a rose is DeSean Jackson. Add to that how the media is reporting on how the team’s big guns are less than thrilled with this move and it looks more and more like the media is gearing up for some serious retribution.