Friday, April 25, 2014
Maclin on Jackson release, Eagles' offense
By Andy Jasner
Opinions have varied on the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to release wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
The latest player to discuss the controversial move was Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
“I don’t think you release a guy to send a message,” Maclin told CSNPhilly.com. “We’re not in high school anymore. I don't think you do it like that.”
Maclin was pressed about whether there was a lesson in the roster shakeup.
“It’s all about doing the right thing at the end of the day,” Maclin said. “That’s what you do. You come up, you show up to work, do the right things, be positive, things are going to work out in your favor. It all comes down to doing the right things.”
Here are a few more thoughts from Maclin:
On whether the Eagles can replace Jackson’s downfield speed: “We’ll be fine, man. … Because I have faith in the offense and I got faith in the guys we have in the locker room. [Coach] Chip [Kelly] said it himself -- the offense isn’t built around one guy. We have multiple guys that can go out there and make plays. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do this year.”
On his relationship with Jackson: “Our relationship is our relationship. It doesn’t need to be shared with anybody else.”
On whether the Eagles still have at least two dynamic wide receivers: “I think we have two. I think we have more than two, but I think we have two, definitely.”