DeSEAN Jackson even while nursing an injured shoulder, has no intention of missing this game. This will be his first time setting foot on Lincoln Financial Field in a jersey without an EAGLE on it. There’ll be the desire to make the EAGLES pay for casting him aside. There’ll be the need to show the organization just what they gave up.
That’s the part that has to burn him the most. So make no mistake he’ll want revenge. He’ll be angry. But mark my words, there’ll be some sadness too. Nothing, NOTHING about his demeanor on the subject indicates he’s at peace with this yet.
On the other side we have Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, and Chip Kelly, each with something to prove.
Maclin is on a one-year deal to prove he can be a #1 WR. Cooper has to prove that he’s legit WR who doesn’t need Jackson on the other side for him to be a factor in a game. But those are smaller personal goals.
The real challenge is reserved for Chip Kelly. Kelly has to prove that releasing Jackson wasn’t a mistake. That we can not only get along fine without him, but that he can’t be used to hurt us.
Kelly cannot afford to let Jackson come here and give us fits; and he cannot allow his starters to be outplayed. What I’m saying here, is that Sunday the EAGLES have to put on a show.
I quite frankly, am looking forward to it.
I think this is a game where you’re gonna see a lot of Ertz,Sproles, and McCoy again. As far as the matchup goes I think the TEs and backs fair better for the Eagles than the receivers. Riley Cooper does need to step up his game this week though.
If we win, in the long run it won’t matter how we do it.
But if we lose…DJax cannot be allowed to look better than our #1 since technically he’s the ‘skin’s #2.
It would also leave both us and the ‘skins at 2-,1 with them getting the early division lead via the head-to-head match-up. The sub-text on that would be that Chip Kelly (and Howie Roseman) simply handed the division to the Redskins in the offseason, (as their fans have been saying since it happened).
I expect a tough Eagle /skin matchup. Its always close and this game should be no different. Im not sold on the Qbs in Washington and think Eagles Dbs should help contain any WR threat they have. The Eagles secondary is pretty good and everyone is improving. I like the idea of smith taking snaps in kendricks spot. He may suprise people with his athletic ability. He also may get burned bad. This will be a fun game.
I have some doubts about our coverage underneath. team already had that when Kendricks was in, with him out….Also the communication inside vs the run won’t be at it’s best against teh best RB we’ve faced so far this year.
What a great game! Another win for the Eagles. cody Parkey is the man!