Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Eagles' wide receivers still are trying to figure out what Giants safety Antrel Rolle meant when he said he could defend Pro Bowl pass catcher DeSean Jackson.
Privately one Eagle doesn't think Rolle could defend any of his team's wide receivers. Yet here's what a confident Rolle said to Giants beat writers:
"I've handled DeSean Jackson one-on-one before. I don't see why I wouldn't be able to do it again."
One Eagle said Rolle must have been rewinding to 2008 when he and the Cardinals beat the Eagles in the NFC title game at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Jackson caught 6 passes for 92 yards, including a picturesque 62-yard score on current teammate Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rolle started at safety, not cornerback, and had 4 tackles but no passes defensed.
Other Eagles remain puzzled. What's clear is they cannot wait to watch the subplot unfold Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
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