I’m a big fan of DeSean Jackson. And I’m not ready to give up on him. He’s one of a handful of pure explosive playmakers that can shift a game’s dynamic on a dime. So this isn’t a complaint about his skills, or his sub-par season and effort of a year ago.
Jackson has hinted on a few occasions that last year’s contract uncertainty had an impact on his play. In an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Jackson had this to say:
“I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it,” Jackson said. “I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt — now I’m just giving it all.”
Based on his benching last season, his subsequent comments after said benching, his comments after the season, and his recent interview with Salters, it’s probably reasonable to assume Jackson felt he didn’t play his football a year ago. But Jackson isn’t happy with local media members who made such an assumption. And, of course, he took to Twitter to let the people know about it.
“The Media love twisting my damn words up,” he tweeted Tuesday. “An they always wondering why I don’t wanna talk 2 they [expletive] .. That [explitive] is un – professional.”
Come on, man. Look at what you said. Look at how many times you’ve said it. People aren’t even editorializing about how you checked out at points last season. Nobody is blasting, ripping, or throwing you under the bus. They’re just connecting the dots that you set up.
Maybe Jackson shouldn’t be worried about Twitter. Maybe he should instead focus entirely on football this time around. Just a suggestion.