DeSean Jackson's "Coming of Age"

Viraj SinghCorrespondent IJune 23, 2009

After reading GCobb's Article and watching and reading this from NFL.com I understand the transformation that DeSean Jackson has made this summer. Right before the Eagle's playoff run last year William Jackson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and by the time the Cardinals game came around he was lying in a hospital bed. Throughout the offseason DeSean has been hard at work at the Eagle's NovaCare Complex participating in their Voluntary Offseason Conditioning program. During the draft process Desean Jackson was frequently quoted as saying:

I may be small, but I got a big heart.

Jackson has been attempting to prove that he can fix his small stature,"5'10, 175 lbs, by bulking up during the offseason so that he can break tackles and plow through defenders on his way to the endzone. Dave Spadaro, Chris McPherson, and Garry Cobb have frequently said that Desean was by far the most crisp receiver in his routes during OTA's. I don't see any sophmore slump for Jackson, I see a determined, work-driven effort to only get better.

"This whole season, the rest of my career, I'm dedicating to my dad,"

-Desean Jackson

 

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