While the Eagles' resounding 31-17 victory is reason to celebrate, the health of receiver DeSean Jackson is reason for concern. While running a crossing route early in the second quarter, Jackson was viciously hit by Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson, neither of whom returned. Jackson suffered a concussion on the play, and his status for next week's game in Tennessee is very much unknown as of this evening.
"DeSean has a concussion, and we'll just have to see," Reid said. "Obviously it was a big hit with both players, neither came back. So hopefully they'll both be OK here. We'll see how it works out."
Of course, the main concern is Jackson's health. But after the game, Reid couldn't help but think what could have been, after the electric receiver got off to his best start of the season. Jackson scored the team's first two touchdowns on Sunday and it was very similar to his performance last season in Washington. Jackson's first score, on a 31-yard end around, put the Eagles ahead 7-0 in the first quarter. He followed that up with a 34-yard touchdown reception from Kevin Kolb.
"Early there, (Jackson) was a big part (of the game plan)," Reid said. "He was on fire there. He was off to a big day. It's too bad it happened that way. He's a tough little nut man, I'll tell you, hopefully he's OK."
Reid will update Jackson, as well as any other injuries (although none were mentioned postgame), on Monday at his Noon press conference which will carried live on PhiladelphiaEagles.com's Eagles Live! presented by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 6:40 p.m., October 17