Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson: Silence Is the Key To Happiness

Dan PennwynCorrespondent IJuly 19, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the NFC's Philadelphia Eagles cheers on his teammates during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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If there is one thing that all NFL wide receivers should realize from the Terrell Owens 2004-05 debacle, is that the Philadelphia Eagles don't fold under the pressure of P.W.A. (players with attitude).

Even though Owens was the team's best receiving threat in the 2004 season, it still didn't help his situation when the subject of a new contract arose—in fact, his antics put a void stamp on all his success with the Eagles.

That is why the Eagles new standout WR DeSean Jackson's silence is extremely important.

It is also vital that he says all the proper things when being interviewed—which to date he has done a stand up job at doing.

DeSean knows the Eagles would be crazy not to extend his contract long term, but he also realizes now is not the right time to even hint of demanding more money.

Jackson is also fully aware that because he wouldn't exceed a thirty percent increase due to the ongoing CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) negotiations, he might as well stay silent and prove his value on the field.

He also realizes that if he has two consecutive seasons of excellence, after having a jaw dropping sophomore season with the Eagles, it will sky rocket his stock value.

If he would somehow get overlooked for the 2010 Pro Bowl but manages to increase his production, that demands more money without having to say a single word.

Even if he simply mirrors his 2009 success, wouldn't you say, "Yep, this kid is more than worth it?"

DeSean has gone about his business as a true professional even with all the talk about the possibility that his counterpart Jeremy Maclin becoming the No. 1 threat, he's graciously done everything the Eagles organization has asked of him.

He is extremely conscientious of his worth and he'll stop at nothing to get where he wants to be in life and that is to be known as a top five WR in the NFL—if not the best!

He is a blazing fast player who is still exceptionally young and one who has a ton of heart.

Jackson is also proving that he has the maturity to do what is right to get what he wants and excel in the National Football League.

He's quickly received the name DeSean "Action" Jackson, and he will look to continue that legacy in 2010 to get the contract he wants—to get the contract he deserves!

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