DeSean envisions bounce-back year under Chip
BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: April 05, 2013
ONCE CONSIDERED one of the league's most dangerous offensive weapons, DeSean Jackson's productivity hasn't matched his special talent the last 2 1/2 years.
Maybe it was that vicious, concussion-causing collision with Dunta Robinson in 2010. Maybe it was the draining struggle to get a new contract. Maybe it was the offense that seemed to allow opponents to take Jackson out of the game plan too easily.
Whatever it was, Jackson hasn't been anywhere close to the prolific player lately that he was earlier in his career.
His yards-per-catch average has dropped from a career-high 22.5 in 2010 to 16.6 in '11 to 15.6 last season. His touchdown receptions have dropped from nine in 2009 to six to four to two.
In Jackson's last 33 starts, he has just seven TD receptions and five 100-yard receiving games.
Big plays have been few and far between. In 2009-10, he had 40 catches of 20 yards or more and 18 of 40-plus yards. The last 2 years, he's had 24 and seven. Hardly the numbers of an elite receiver, which Jackson considers himself.
Jackson clearly is hoping to see his pass-catching numbers soar again now that Chip Kelly has replaced Andy Reid as the Eagles' head coach.
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