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March 28, 2014

DeSean Jackson released by the Eagles: possibly due to his off-field issues. Now explain how the Jags got a 6th-round pick for Blaine Gabbert.

posted by yerfatma to football at 01:02 PM - 10 comments

Sounds like a perfect pickup for either the Patriots or Raiders.

posted by dyams at 01:43 PM on March 28

If Jackson looks good in the Pats camp but the law catches up with him in late summer, MA Corrections can double bunk him with that other guy.

Surprising that Jackson's criminal connections raised an eyebrow in the greater Philadelphia area, ancestral home of closeted depravity. More sick stuff has happened in Philly basements than ever happened in Silence of the Lambs.

The concern with Gabbert, meanwhile, is apparently due to his on-field issues.

posted by beaverboard at 02:21 PM on March 28

Sounds like a perfect pickup for either the Patriots or Raiders.

Raiders maybe, but no chance with NE if his background reveals even a tiny bit of gang-related activity. Hernandez has taught them well.

posted by Howard_T at 02:50 PM on March 28

I was amazed the Jags got anything for Gabbert. He showed nothing as a quarterback last season. To catch some of his sideline routes, a receiver would have to be 12 feet tall or sitting in the stands.

posted by rcade at 02:52 PM on March 28

Raiders maybe, but no chance with NE if his background reveals even a tiny bit of gang-related activity. Hernandez has taught them well.

No chance with anyone, likely, regardless of his talent. Hernandez schooled 32 NFL owners and GMs on what it's like to have a player with alleged gang issues and is known as a locker room distraction. It's a lesson that's going to stick for awhile, so it's tough to imagine any team picking him up for awhile.

posted by NerfballPro at 04:36 PM on March 28

The concern with Gabbert, meanwhile, is apparently due to his on-field issues.

Close it down for the day, we're done. I'm adding that to my repertoire, "I heard he has some disgusting on-field issues".

posted by yerfatma at 05:21 PM on March 28

... it's tough to imagine any team picking him up for awhile.

I can imagine. He went to the Pro Bowl with 1,332 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. He'll promise "neither me nor my Gs will ever kill again" and be signed quickly.

posted by rcade at 06:58 PM on March 28

Unless he's in prison, there's no WAY he's not playing NFL football next season.

posted by dyams at 07:32 PM on March 28

I'm adding that to my repertoire, "I heard he has some disgusting on-field issues".

Donovan McNabb had some...

posted by grum@work at 09:02 PM on March 28

Hernandez has taught them well

Taught them how to disassociate the organization from accepting any responsibility. The Patriots brass sole focus is on winning. Expect Jackson to have a visit soon.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:25 PM on March 30

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