Philadelphia Eagles: 2 issues on offense, 1 last look and a silver lining

Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

1. DeSean Jackson has to be on the field for the Philadelphia Eagles, right?

Does anyone want to take a stab at why DeSean Jackson was healthy but only playing 54 percent of the offensive snaps? Sure, we heard that the ‘Birds’ want to preserve him for the long run, but is that the best strategy, especially when the team is struggling? Wouldn’t it make more sense to let him rest all week in practice so he can play in the games? That’s a question that’s been asked all week.

Having ’10’ on the sideline meant that Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, Greg Ward, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside were the only receivers for the other 46 percent of the snaps, and ‘JJAW’ didn’t catch a pass all game long. Wait! Wasn’t he supposed to make a lot of noise this season?

Reagor had a decent debut, though he only made one catch, and he showed that he has a bright future with this team. Sure, he disappeared for most of the second half and missed a key block on a bubble screen to Greg Ward. That one resulted in a loss of yardage.