As the Washington Redskins conclude what has been a disastrous season for the bottom-feeding franchise, it’s becoming apparent that some changes will be made in the offseason.
Recent reports suggest that one of those changes won’t be head coach Jay Gruden, who is expected to return to the nation’s capital for a second season. And despite a lack of success, Gruden does deserve one more season to prove he’s not over his head.
The same can’t be said for first-year Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who has been one of the central figures what appears to be a divided locker room.
Never afraid to tell the media exactly how he feels, Gruden offered this honest assessment of Jackson’s performance (via CSN Philly).
He’s a very good wide receiver but, the last couple weeks he’s been dealing with an injury and he hasn’t been quite the same,” the Redskins head man said, “I’m a ‘what-have-you-done-for-me-lately’ kind of guy and lately we haven’t seen the DeSean we need to see.
Gruden did go on to indicate that Jackson has the ability to take the top off the defense and usually gets the opposing team’s top cornerback.
But in reality, this isn’t really what you would call Gruden going to bat for his ultra-enigmatic wide receiver. Be it injury or lack of consistency, Jackson hasn’t put up the same numbers recently.
We also have to wonder whether Jackson’s own openness with the media regarding Washington’s issues may force the franchise into making a decision about his future this offseason.
In any event, Jackson has put up nearly 1,000 yards and is leading the NFL in yards per reception at 19.1.
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