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Jackson Jokes About Vick's Debut

DeSean Jackson was quick to offer Michael Vick a little bit of criticism when asked about the new quarterback's debut on Thursday night against the Jaguars.

All in good fun of course.

"There was the time when if he looked at me I was open in the corner of the end zone and it would have been a touchdown," Jackson said. "He did good and I'm looking forward to heading into the season and moving from here."

On that play in particular, Vick took the ball out of the shotgun formation and drilled a 13-yard bullet to Hank Baskett. It wasn't exactly a bad play.

Jackson did catch one pass from Vick on a bubble screen, but it went for no gain. In all, Jackson was targeted nine times and caught four passes for 47 yards. He also took an end around for a 15-yard gain which was the longest run of the entire night for either team.

With the starters set to rest in the preseason finale, it will be the last time we see Jackson in the preseason. While it was good to dust off Vick and see what he can do in the offense, the timing for the first-team still wasn't quite where Jackson would have liked it to be.

"I thought Donovan wanted to be out there a little more because of how things were going, not to take anything away from Vick. I thought we did a decent job but we have to keep trying to get it done out there. There was a little bit of confusion. We wanted to get the ball up field a little more."

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:16 a.m., August 28

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