DeSean Jackson: A Mock B/R Interview with the Rising Star

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DeSean Jackson: A Mock B/R Interview with the Rising Star
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I am now joined by the electrifying Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, who's going into his second season in the NFL.

1. 2008 is now behind us. Was your rookie year everything you expected?

2. You are currently the top rookie receiver in Eagles history. Did you intend to break this team record, or did this happen by chance?

3. Growing up in Long Beach, California, did you find it difficult to adjust to "East Coast" football? Do you believe there are major differences from coast to coast with regards to offensive playing styles?

4. There are two plays from your rookie season that stand out in my mind.

First, Oct. 5, versus the Washington Redskins, you scored your first-career punt return touchdown on a 68-yard return in the first quarter. Second, Jan. 18, versus the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game, you scored your first-career postseason touchdown on a 62-yard pass from Donovan McNabb.

Take me back to those plays. What was running through your mind?

5. Tell me your personal highlights of your rookie season. Was there a particular play that stands out in your mind? A particular team you enjoyed playing against the most? A particular player?

6. I understand the legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice mentored you prior to the 2008 NFL Draft. Tell me how influential he has been with regard to your career.

7. Football runs in your family. All four of your brothers have played collegiate football. Growing up, did you guys have "sibling rivalries?" How supportive have they been in your NFL quest?
 
8. Looking forward, what are your expectations for this upcoming season? With Jim Johnson taking an indefinite leave of absence to undergo chemotherapy, do you think there will be any change in the play calling by Sean McDermott?

9. Besides the NFL, what other hobbies/activities excites you in life?

10. You now have an opportunity to speak to your fans. What would you like to tell them?

Thank you, DeSean, for this interview. We thank you for an amazing 2008 and we look forward to your future here with the Eagles.

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