Posts Tagged ‘DeSean Jackson’

Coughlin was literally in the dark after loss

Matt Dodge was probably breathing a little easier on Monday, while Tom Coughlin was literally in the dark following the Giants’ loss to the Eagles.

Week 15 notable nuggets

Here’s a compliation of notes and states from the crew on the NFL Network research desk and the NFL communication offices.

Falcons are first NFC team to clinch

Thanks to DeSean Jackson, Matt Dodge and the improbable finish at New Meadowlands Stadium between the Eagles and Giants, the Falcons are the first NFC team to clinch a playoff berth.

Vick needs to shine in garbage time

If Michael Vick got you into the playoffs, he is about to usher you out of the playoffs if he does not turn things around quickly.

Key starters for Giants, Eagles return for showdown

The Eagles will have WR DeSean Jackson and CB Asante Samuel in the lineup for Sunday’s NFC East showdown with the Giants.

Now isn’t the time to bench DeSean Jackson

Well, it appears that fantasy enthusiasts are not alone in their frustration over Eagles WR DeSean Jackson turning in monster performances one week, and then disappearing the next.

Vick needs to protect himself to help Eagles

The magic that makes Michael Vick so special, and maybe the MVP of the entire league this season, is exactly what could also lead to his demise. It’s going to be a problem that Vick really doesn’t know how to protect himself on the field.

Post mortem: A lineman again makes an impact

Poor Chargers QB Philip Rivers, four touchdowns and nobody is going to bother to notice. At least not after Eagles QB Michael Vick set the bar so high. At least he’s in the mix for Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino‘s single-season passing record.

Defending Vick is about matching speed with speed

Michael Vick is playing at an elite level, and chosing how to defend him is difficult. But it’s not impossible. The issue isn’t only his individual speed, but the speed that surrounds him.

Jackson active for Eagles vs. Colts

As expected, Eagles WR DeSean Jackson will start and return punts Sunday against the Colts.

Eagles WR Jackson passes concussion test, great play

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson passed his concussion test on and could play for the Eagles this week. Jackson would be an excellent play against the Colts in Week 9.

Kolb will start, DeSean Jackson likely out

Eagles QB Kevin Kolb will start this week at Tennessee, as expected. And no surprise that WR DeSean Jackson is unlikely to play this week.

Was Dunta Robinson’s hit legal?

Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, who was fined $50,000 for his hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson that knocked both players out of Sunday’s game with injuries, is planning to appeal the fine.

Analysts react to NFL’s fines for illegal hits

NFL Network analysts Jim Mora, Mike Mayock, Solomon Wilcots and Charles Davis discussed whether the league handled Tuesday’s fines for helmet-to-helmet hits correctly.

Kolb could be used as bye-week replacement

Eagles coach Andy Reid told reporters on Sunday that Michael Vick was still his starting quarterback, but he did admit that there is a pretty good chance that Kevin Kolb will start Sunday against the Titans.

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