Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson Issues An Apology For His Anti-Jewish Post [Video]

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has made it to the news after posting an anti-semitic quote attributing the infamous Adolf Hitler. Jackson received backlash instantly and posted on his IG saying, “anyone who feels I have hate towards the Jewish community took my post the wrong way I have no hatred in my heart towards no one !! Equality Equality”.

Shortly after, the Eagles star receiver issued an apology addressing his real intentions behind posting the Hitler quote

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The Philadelphia Eagles organization have also followed up with a statement of their own regarding Jackson’s Instagram post.

Emphasizing there no tolerance for hurtful words about any race is unacceptable.

Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles have not addressed if they will take any action towards DeSean for his post. More news to come as the story develops.

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Chip Kelly Isn’t A Racist, He Just Despises Social Media Flexin’ [Opinion]

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Let’s get this out the way immediately when it comes to Chip Kelly and the Riley Cooper situation, he in no way shape or form should be on the Philadelphia Eagles. Period. What he said was despicable, and should not be tolerated in any work place in this country. No excuse is plausible enough to even justify using such a vial word in any instance, drunk, angry, anything. If Chip Kelly were to have just released Cooper after the incident, or let him go as a free agent the following year, the comments made by LeSean McCoy couldn’t even be discussed as reasonable. But Chip Kelly did in fact let Cooper stay on the team, and even allowed him to get a new contract to stay around for the next few years. This is something I will never understand and can’t sit here and justify it in any way.

Lets dig deeper into this issue, rather than just look at it on surface alone. The questions still come up frequently in Philadelphia sports talk, what reason does Chip Kelly have to release superstars like LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson? Who is this college coach coming into the NFL thinking he can win on his system alone, when we all know as die hard football fans it takes talent to win championships!

But when you really look at it, yes talent is always needed, but when your at the top of your profession, isn’t everyone talented? What differentiates between dynasty football teams, and constant bottom feeders? It’s a plan, it’s a mind state, it’s a culture, and this is what Chip Kelly is beginning to shape into form as how he see’s it fit.

There are two players I want to solely focus on when it comes to this study, and that is Jackson and McCoy. Was it talent, certainly not. Was it race? Well Chip Kelly did just draft 5 black players out of 6 in the 2015 draft. So probably not. Then what else could it be? To me, the answer lies in one place, the Internet, and the infiltration of social media into our everyday lives.

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Culture is defined as “a way of thinking, behaving, or working that exists in a place or organization (such as a business).” This is what Chip Kelly is now establishing. He came into the league, and essentially played his first 2 seasons with the players Andy Reid brought in and developed, his culture. When the Eagles brought in a “new boss”, they knew they were also bringing in a new culture, because the old one wasn’t working (no playoff wins since 2008).

So, in comes Chip Kelly, a man who wants his type of players. Lots of moves have been made and questioned, but I want to compare the two players let go by Chip, with the two players Chip essentially replaced them with, Jordan Mathews and Demarco Murray and why the internet holds those answers  to the questions eagles fans are searching for.

It’s called social media, and it is still in such its early stages of understanding. We are finally starting to see people, places, and things in an all-new light, including celebrities and athletes who garner millions of views from people all over the globe.

Let’s take a look at Jordan Mathews social media accounts compared to DeSean Jackson. First off, it seems Jordan Mathews once had an Instagram, but seemed to delete it sometime while in college or prior to entering the NFL, (smart man). On Mathews Twitter account (@jmattjmattjmatt), you can see the only things he seems concerned about in his social media life are two things, his career/ improving his craft as a NFL wide receiver, and his love for Kanye West (again smart man).

Compared to DeSean, @OneOfOne on IG, Jackson is an infamous Instagram flexor. He does post a lot of pictures and videos of him working out, but then there is also those frequent pictures of DJack in the club, DJack hanging out with so and so, DJack stunting in his Benz, to whatever DJack feels like posting. And if you remember, Jackson posted some subtle shots on social media when a problem arose with him and Kelly (always a bad idea).

Let’s use this past weekend, the biggest day in sports (May 2, 2015) for example. On social media, DeSean is out in Vegas for the fight, and continues to flaunt that lifestyle. Out at a club, living it up. Compared to Kelly’s choice, Mathews.

Just a bunch of encouraging comments to new NFL players during the draft, made one bland statement about the fight, and asked why it feels like I’m about to play Tekken… DeSean on the other hand, two words, Vegas Baby.

Oh and he now has a reality show, well in his words, “a mini-documentary series” coming out this year.

Now lets take a look at Shady McCoy’s replacement, Demarco Murray. If he has an Instagram page, it’s harder to find then Waldo. There may be a page with his name, but has zero posts. Let’s take a look at Twitter. Demarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) only has 732 tweets, a few pictures of him and football, and a sprinkling of some off the field activities such as endorsements and family. Let’s look at his “big sports weekend” like we did with Mathews and Jackson. Well Murray hasn’t tweeted since April 7th.

We all know the turmoil Shady has had when it comes to social media and using it in all the wrong ways. As well as the infamous 18-cent tip that went viral.

Let’s take it all back to using last weekend as a “reason” of why Chip Kelly got rid of Jackson and McCoy. How was Shady acting on social media during the NFL draft and the “biggest weekend in sports?” Well, if you didn’t see the username, you probably couldn’t tell the difference between McCoy and Jackson’s social media actions.

Now, is Chip Kelly basing his football culture off of social media? Probably not. But we need to dig deeper then just throwing out terms like “racism” with little to back that claim up, especially when trying to explain Chip Kelly’s decisions on a football field. To imply racism cheapens its meaning of the term in a world and country where real problems truly do lie. I am the same age as DeSean and LeSean, so I do not want to come off as some old guy mad at young men out enjoying there life and sharing their moments on social media like millions of others do everyday. There is also no problem and going out and enjoying your off season. But when you think about it, on average, NFL players at best have 10 seasons to make money for the rest of their lives. You can live it up when its all over, don’t you want players on your Philadelphia Eagles that only care about football at this stage of their life? Did we see Dawkins out at the club? Did we see Brian Westbrook “turnt up” in Vegas? No, and it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, but there was never a medium created at that time that gave access like Instagram and Twitter do today. So whether players were doing that type of stuff or not, it wasn’t thrown in your face like it is today because of the new “TMZ” world we live in.

Let’s make this as simple as possible. If you have groups of young 20 year old players every year coming into the Philadelphia Eagles locker room each season, a whole bunch of wide eyed college students who just received more money then they have ever seen in their entire lives, need veterans to look to and mold how they are going to go about there career. In a nut shell, do you want the players looking up to guys like Mathews and Murray, who solely based on their social media accounts, care about two things, football and family, and in Jordan’s case, Kanye West.

Comparing that scenario to LeSean and DeSean, who clearly are about that superstar, look at me, celebrity lifestyle. They love being famous, and can be questioned based off of their social media accounts, maybe as much as football. And this is a culture Kelly isn’t going to allow to be established.

Does it mean he will win because of this so called “culture”? No, of course it doesn’t, and this may completely backfire in his face. And if that does happen, fans will brutalize him. But until that happens, insinuating racism in a culture that is festered monthly by tragic tails riddled in racist acts just isn’t fare.

Now some of this article is slightly written in tongue and cheek, do I know if Chip Kelly even pays attention to social media for a fact? Of course not, but I want people to look at this situation in a deeper magnitude rather than just pointing fingers and saying, 2 black players were released, Chip must have a problem with black people, making him a racist, which to me, is a shallow way of thinking, especially when it comes to the importance of dealing with racism.

I used the social media aspect as an example because today, for right or wrong, it seems sometimes the way people see others and their lifestyles is through their social media accounts. When it comes to the two players released, it’s clear they enjoy football, but seem to love themselves and the outside privileges that come with being in the NFL. Equated to their replacements, Mathews and Murray, who are all football all the time, and live a much more simplistic life based off their social media accounts, just like the head honcho, Chip Kelly, who eats and sleeps football 24/7.

Is Chip Kelly a perfect GM and football coach so far, nope, but is he a racist, no, does he despise the new societal norm of social media and flexin’ on the gram with the millennial culture, that answer appears to be very apparent. The Chip Kelly saga continues on, and only time will tell, which is the right way to handle the new era of football players and the power of a brand new outlet that coaches, bosses, corporations, etc. are continuing to learn and adapt with during a new technological era that we live in, and because of its infancy, we continue to try and learn the proper ways of using such a powerful outlet, and that, is where the problem lies. Sometimes it goes beyond the surface, and isn’t as simple as saying something is just black and white.

words by Justin Engelhardt @justinthomasmedia 

Former NFL Player Goes In On ESPN About Desean Jackson!

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Retired NFL Player Derrick Ward went capital HAM on ESPN Analysts over how they handled the Desean Jackson situation. Former Philadelphia Eagle Desean Jackson was released by the team on Friday and sparked a huge onslaught of speculation that he was a “Gangbanger”. So coming to Desean’s defense was Derrick Ward! Below are all of his tweets to The ESPN Analyst. Damn, Tell em how you really feel son!

“These ESPN analyst sound real dumb right now talking about @DeseanJackson10 They think they know what they’re talking about but they don’t. @espn stop trying to discuss a conversation you know nothing about. U guys are assuming every single thing your talking about right now. Im sorry but has @DeseanJackson10 ever been arrested? Suspended? DUI? Drugs? No so why are these dumb asses on @espn trying to make him seem Like he’s a horrible person. The NFL is so Contridictive I swear. Especially these punk ESPN Analyst. and @RonJaworski_BFL shut the F**k up. You sound so dumb right now. and fake ass Teddy Bruschi for someone who use to play in the league recently you sure are trying your hardest to act like you where Gods gift to football. I know almost everyone of your old teammates hated u because you where that one guy that everyone had on there team that goes and snitches to the head coach about other players.

Bottom line I know @DeseanJackson10 very very very well. If the Eagles where so concerned about his “Gang Ties” they wouldnt had drafted him 6 years ago Mark Dominik is the last person that should be talking about anyone with the way he handled players in @TBBuccaneers when he was the GM The @Eagles gonna cut @DeseanJackson10 because they “Think” he might know gang members but they’ll keep and resign a well known Racist? I’m born and raised in South Central LA. I have uncles who are still gang bangin cousins who still gang bang. But what does that have to do with someone playing football and ballin out for your team? I’m sorry but Every NFL team knows what there players are doing who there hangin out with. In 6 years has he had 1 single incident? 1 single crime? The NFL is a bunch of BS Im so glad I’m done with that joke of a league

Mark my words there won’t be an NFL in the next 20 years watch and see There so worried about who a player knows and a player dunking on the goal post than actually worry about whats really important. And the funny thing about it Chip Kelly coached@t Oregon which recruited players From Crenshaw HS. He knows for damn sure who’s gang banging and who’s not. A lil bro @DeseanJackson10 keep your head up. Keep doing you don’t let any of these fake no talent ass analyst on ESPN deter you from doing what you do. Keep working hard like you do everyday and when you do get on a squad and play against the sack ass @Eagles burn they ass for 10 catches 150yds 3td’s. sorry twitter for ranting but I just hate when these so called sports channels start talking about crap they have no idea about.”

Lil Terio Talks Fame,Weight, & Money With Arsenio [Video]

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Internet sensation Lil Terrio stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show and talked about what he’s been up to. Unfortunately SCHOOL wasn’t on that list but he did show us a new dance though…..

The Best Of DeSean Jackson! [Video]

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He will definitely go down in history as one of the best Philadelphia Eagles player ever! DeSean Jackson not only has talent, but also a certain excitement about him. Call him a show boater if you want but he has the highlights and skills to back it up! Enjoy the videos!

Desean Jackson Releases A Statement On His Departure From The Eagles

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Former Eagles receiver Desean Jackson released a statement concerning the rumors tied around his release. Jackson was accused of being gang affiliated and hanging around known drug dealers.

 

Desean Jackson’s Statement:

“First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly. I would also like to thank coach Andy Reed for bringing me in. Secondly, I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang. I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible. I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true . I look forward to working hard for my new team. God Bless.”

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Eagles Release Pro Bowl WR Desean Jackson

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In a shocking decision the Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver Desean Jackson after weeks of trade speculation. Jackson who made the Pro-Bowl last year was due to make 10.5 million in 2014 and was owed $30.5 million over the remainder of his deal. He set career highs in receptions and yards last year with 82 catches and 1,332 yards.

DeSean Jackson Selling His Rap CD On The Streets Of New York

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DeSean Jackson is in New York during Superbowl Week. He co hosted ABC’s The View and was later  seen on the subway selling his music? And asking for donations? Huh? Watch video below

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DeSean Jackson Sends Bullied Teen To Super Bowl! [Video]

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Back in 2011, a boy from Upper Darby was viciously bullied. He appeared on “The View”  and was surprised by his favorite Philadelphia Eagles player DeSean Jackson. Fast Forward 3 years later, the boy is now a teen, and he has a message for all kids that are getting bullied! Watch how DeSean rewards him!

 

Desean Jackson’s South Philly Home Robbed!

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So apparently someone had the nerve to break into this man’s South Philadelphia house and steal over $300,000 in cash & jewelry! Desean was not home at the time and police are saying that the robbery happened between Sunday & Friday! Jackson’s mother was the one who made the discovery! Desean’s neighbor Linda Arci said she was surprised because security is usually tight! “Literally every hour you’ll see them walk by the house, walk behind, walk in the front.” Well in this case just glad no one was home or confronted! Karma is a you know what & I think whoever did this will catch it!

Save it for Monday! Riley Cooper & Cary Williams get into it! [Video]

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I thought birds of a feather flocked together?! I guess not! During a Philadelphia Eagles practice today, Riley Cooper & Cary Williams got into a scuffle after a play. It got pretty heated because teammates & coaches had to step in! Check out the video below!

DeSean Jackson Spits A Quick Sixteen [Video]

DeSean Jackson stopped through The Q Deezy Show to talk about his charity event, how he feels about the Asante Samuel trade and what he thinks the Eagles need to finally win the Superbowl. He even gets on the mic to spit a couple bars for the fans. Check out the video below.

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Eagles Place Franchise Tag on WR DeSean Jackson.

The Philadelphia Eagles have placed their franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the team announced Thursday.

The deadline for teams to use their franchise tender is Monday, March 5. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13, when the period for transactions begins at 4 p.m. ET.

For full story see ESPN.com

Do You Think DeSean Jackson Is Worth 9.4million A Year?

In times of financial uncertainty people find ways to stretch maximum value out of every dollar spent. Everyday people, like you and I, cut back where we need to but some of us  make sure the budget includes an opportunity to obtain financial freedom, thru a lottery ticket.

One of the City of Philadelphia most popular athletes, DeSean Jackson is in a situation similar to this, in principal alone. He is already rich, earning 550,000 a year but his athletic ability, screams he is grossly underpaid. Over the past three seasons he has had to live like a Detner. (former Eagles QB, Koy Detner, who was known for being extremely frugal)

Starting today, February, 20, 2012 through March 5, 2012 at 4pm NFL teams may place the franchise tag on a valued unrestricted free agent on their team. It has been rumored that the Philadelphia Eagles will use the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson. In previous years the “Tag” was looked at as a bad thing, and some still feel this way, but a new one year 9.4 million dollar salary is the lottery ticket DeSean Jackson has been waiting for.

I’m not saying DeSean Jackson is happy with a one year deal worth 9.4 million but if they give him that as a new yearly salary I’m sure he will be happy with that. The media likes to say Jackson is looking for Larry Fitzgerald and Santonio Holmes type money but  in this economy it will be hard for any player to walk away from, let’s say five years 47 million

Do you think the Eagles will make DeSean a legitimate offer?

Do you think DeSean Jackson is worth 9.4million a year?

Talk to me @Philly_Ron

Are The Eagles Better For Sitting Desean Jackson?

Football is a game that players dominate by using solid fundamentals. Simple things like looking the ball in as you catch it, or tucking it and holding it tight to your body as you turn up field as you run thru contact seem minute but can be critical if not done.

Rules are also a fundamental part of football. Fans may think there isn’t a need for rules to govern grown men, but no matter what profession your in, there are rules that set the guidelines for how work should be done.

In professional sports teams routinely run into personnel problems because they don’t enforce their own rules. Often times a team will put an individual game over the importance of fundamentals. Rules, Principals, Fundamentals are one in the same. Each of the a fore mentioned are characteristics of a successful person or business.

Many fans of the Philadelphia Eagles were upset with Andy Reid for deactivating Desean Jackson against the Arizona Cardinals last week but how can you blame him for following the rules. If you think that rules can be broken depending on the situation then you will struggle with finding success more often than not.

In my opinion, Andy Reid made the right decision. It is unfortunate that the loss versus the could have been a “W” if Desean played but that doesn’t change the importance of adhering to the rules.

When an athlete is fatigued they will resort to fundamentals to fight thru the fatigue so they can still be effective. As a team, the Philadelphia Eagles are fatigued, and at 3-6 the only way to start winning again is to get back to the fundamentals.

words by: @Philly_Ron