You know, this DeSean Jackson guy might turn out to be a pretty good player.
On opening night of the 2010 season, Jackson touched the ball three times and gained 64 yards. On the first play of the game, Kevin Kolb hit Jackson on a quick slant reminiscent of the touchdown pass they connected on last season against the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson caught the ball in stride and put on the burners, gaining 21 yards.
For Jackson and the rest of the offense that he's coined "the young guns," it was an impressive debut.
"The biggest thing about today was starting a new era, and we had (QB Kevin) Kolb out there and we're just starting something new and we're having a good time," Jackson said. "We're all just coming together and having a lot of fun and just playing with a lot of energy. We're young guys out there but we just do what we need to do."
On the next drive for the first-team offense, Jackson found a hole in the zone and was wide open when Kolb found him down the field for a gain of 26 yards.
Then, on the final play of the first quarter, and the final play for the first-team offense, Jackson took an end around and proceeded to juke cornerback Derek Cox out of his shoes with a sweet sidestep, before running out of bounds 17 yards down the field.
"It was pretty nice," Jackson said of the run. "It was good to get back into the flow. We've been working so hard at training camp and being so far away from home, and now we feel like we're right here back at home and I'll say we're just having fun. It's good to be able to come out here and finally play a game and stop beating up against our defense."
So yeah, keep an eye on this Jackson guy; he just might make an impact on the 2010 Philadelphia Eagles.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 9:48 p.m., August 13