Well maybe the NFL is like the real world.
Us 9-5ers might not take home the paycheck of a NFL player, but we know that when our boss speaks we listen. And when our boss suggests we do something, we know it is in our best interest to do it.
Looks like the same rules apply to Eagles rookie WR DeSean Jackson. Following yesterday's morning practice Andy Reid made the following statement regarding Jackson and his hamstring injury:
"He needs to get healthy and get back out there is what he needs to do. "This is a challenge for wide receivers, that first year, and you have to push yourself through these things, so that's what he's working on right now."
And like clockwork, Jackson was back on the field this morning. Smart kid that Jackson. Jackson cannot afford to miss practice time. Practice reps for a rookie WR are so valuable. And if you listen to the reviews on Jackson, the coaches see Jackson as a special talent. Jackson has a chance to buck the the Eagle trend and make an impact as a rookie WR.
Following today's practice it was also nice to hear the maturity his Jackon's comments. Earlier this off-season during a rookie photo shoot Jackson was seen yapping his mouth like the second coming of Fred-Ex. Today he commented on the importance of being on the field with his teammates and the value of learning from the Eagles veterans.
Quick learner this Jackson fella.