D-Jax critiques former team after win

ByJohn Keim ESPN logo
Sunday, December 21, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. -- The satisfaction leaped from his comments, the once-spurned receiver burning his former team -- first on the field, then with his words.

The Redskins'DeSean Jackson finished with four catches for 126 yards against the Eagles -- as well as the last word.

In two games against Philadelphia this season, Jackson caught nine passes for 243 yards and one touchdown. In Saturday's 27-24 Redskins win over Philadelphia, Jackson caught passes of 51 and 55 yards, setting up touchdowns.

"I think a lot of guys miss me. They tell me that during the game," Jackson said. "I have good relationships with a lot of guys over there. They constantly tell me how much they miss me and they wish I was still there. But that's a decision they chose to make in the front office."

Another decision the Eagles made was to leave Jackson in single coverage by corner Bradley Fletcher on both of the long passes. In both cases Jackson separated and, had he been hit in stride, he could have scored twice.

But Jackson wasn't surprised the Eagles left him single covered. The one deep ball in which the safety was able to help was underthrown and intercepted.

"That's how they play," Jackson said. "They're very nave and they play how they play, so they [can't] care less who's out there or who's at wide receiver. They don't care. That's the Philadelphia Eagles' defense. I've been there a lot of years and witnessed a lot of players, wide receivers, tight ends get off some huge games on them. I'm just happy to be on that side and send them home with a loss."

Philadelphia released Jackson last spring, which sparked a great deal of controversy, and he quickly signed with the Redskins. They've been pleased with what he's done, catching 54 passes for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games.

"It was very special for myself," Jackson said. "Being there last year and everything happening. For us to come out on top like that, that's a great one."

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