Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reid: DeSean Jackson starts (despite 9 drops)

Third in NFL with 9 drops.
Andy Reid's relationship with diva wide receiver DeSean Jackson could be getting icier.

Reid finessed his way around questions about Jackson's Sunday post-game remarks of "always, always" keeping his head “on a swivel."

Jackson was benched Sunday for playing safe, uninspired football. He gave up on two balls over the middle by flopping to the ground to protect himself. One throw was in the end zone.

Reid claims he's unconcerned that attitude will rub off on players.

“He needs to just continue to move forward after the last game, he mentioned it to you, and have a good game this week,” Reid said. “That’s what he’s going to work on doing.”

Only Roddy White (11) and Brandon Marshall (10) have dropped more passes this season than Jackson, who has nine such transgressions according to Stats LLC.

Eagles tight end Brent Celek has five drops, running back LeSean McCoy four.

Jackson was scratched one game for missing a special teams meeting remains the starter, per Reid.

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