DeSean Jackson on playing Sunday vs. Bears: “That’s the plan right now”
1 November 2019 Uncategorized
Today, the Eagles announced they’ll be wearing their black uniforms versus the Chicago Bears. However, that’s not the only exciting news coming out of Philadelphia today.
For a week, the buzz out of the NovaCare Complex has been about a possible return. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been out since week two with an abdominal injury. Today, when speaking with the media, we’ve heard him say it for the first time, the plans for him to play.
DeSean Jackson on playing Sunday: “That’s the plan right now.” pic.twitter.com/2Snq2YUFvU
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) November 1, 2019
His return to the field will be a big boost for the Eagles offense. On his debut this season, him and quarterback Carson Wentz showed a true connection, connecting on two deep passes for touchdowns. On the day, Jackson went for eight receptions, 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Since losing Jackson to injury, not only did they lose his production, they lost their deep threat. The middle of the field has been blanketed by opposing defenders, leaving the Eagles offense at a stalemate.
Now with Jackson back, you’ll see this team hit their potential. When the field opens up, the opportunities for others to make plays occurs. And, with the run game clicking, the Eagles are looking at a very good chance of dominating games offensively. However, in the NFL, things are much easier said than done. For now, we’ll take it one step at a time and see how Jackson does versus the Bears.
The Bears defensively are good. Against the pass, they allow an average 230 passing yards. Their biggest passing play against is just 47 yards. They’ve done a good job of not getting stretched out by opposing offenses.
With a player of Jackson’s caliber, his job is to stretch them out, let them feel what it’s like to chase a player. He’s going to have a big impact on the Eagles offensive success come this Sunday. Even if he doesn’t catch many passes, his speed is fearful and that’s why it’s great to see him back.
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