WR DeSean Jackson - Washington Redskins
|5-9, 169||Born: 12-1-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 2|
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Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 18 vs GB (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson got off to a fantastic start as he appeared to have put the first touchdown on the board. However, he failed to put the ball across the plane so it got called back. This was the last time DeSean saw the ball the rest of the game. Kirk struggled to find DeSean as he was more occupied with the pressure the Packers were bringing. DeSean being the primary deep threat wasn't able to find opportunities due to the fact that his routes tend to take longer to get open. Kirk was locked in to his first read most of the night and never gave DeSean a chance to make plays. DeSean is prone to these types of quiet days if the quarterback doesn't feel as if he has time for DeSean's routes to develop separation.
2015 Week 17 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson did not record a stat in this game as he was under wraps with the playoffs coming up.
2015 Week 16 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson had trouble making splash plays in this game as the Eagles made a concerted effort not to let him beat them back in Philly. He had 4 catches in this game but often found himself double teamed and bracketed most of the night. His longest catch went for 22 yards but he spent most of this game using his attention to get others open.
2015 Week 15 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 153 / 1 rec)
DeSean Jackson finally put together the type of explosive game he is capable of displaying. He was involved early and often taking advantage of a banged up secondary. Buffalo's pass rush was virtually non-existent which allowed a speedster like DeSean to navigate his way down field most of the day. He caught a 77 yard pass that was underthrown intentionally but then the rare acceleration he showed after the catch is why he is one of the NFL's most dynamic playmakers. He caught 6 balls indicating how involved he was as he should be getting an average of that many per game. It doesn't take many catches for DeSean to do damage but Washington is significantly more dangerous when they get him the ball.
2015 Week 14 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)
DeSean Jackson wasn't able to build off his involvement in the prior game as he ended up with only two catches. One of them went for 29 yards as he found a crease in the defense on a shallow cross route. DeSean was fighting through a bit of leg injuries in this game as he appeared to get dinged up. The Bears payed him plenty of attention and ultimately he wasn't able to shake loose for a big play. These types of boom or bust games seem to be the norm for DeSean Jackson.
2015 Week 13 vs DAL (7 / 6 / 80 / 1 rec)
DeSean Jackson his busiest game of the year as Washington made a better effort of getting him involved early and often. DeSean was able to get open all night due to the cushion the Cowboys were giving him. Most of his catches were on comeback routes and he even caught a slant that resulted in a big first down. DeSean could have had a bigger day receiving if it weren't for a couple of over throws and a few penalties that wiped out catches. DeSean's day came with the biggest highlight and lowlight all in a matter of minutes. Towards the end of the game he received a punt but fumbled it away to Dallas trying too hard to make a play. Then on Washington's next possession he caught the game tying touchdown late in the 4th quarter by running straight pass Morris Claiborne displaying his game breaking speed. He is the most dangerous piece in the Washington offense so hopefully they can get him even more involved moving forward.
2015 Week 12 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 66 / 1 rec)
DeSean Jackson demonstrated once again that he is the big play receiver Washington's passing game. He only had 2 catches but one of them was for 63 yards as he burned double coverage deep to score a touchdown. His ability to take the top off the defense has been on full display since returning to the lineup. His volume of catches remains low but he is making the most of his limited opportunities. The coaching staff has tried to get him going in the screen game as well but to this point it hasn't been successful. DeSean needs to be integrated into the intermediate passing game if they want to increase his volume of catches.
2015 Week 11 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 87 / 1 rec)
Desean Jackson looked as healthy as ever in this game as he scored the only touchdown generated by the Washington offense. His first quarter touchdown came off a play in which he was lined up in the slot and had a relatively free release to run pass the nickel corner for a 56 yard strike. He had 5 catches on the day but could have had tallied more if Kirk was more accurate. Desean's day was encouraging moving forward as Washington's most explosive option in the passing game.
2015 Week 10 vs NO (5 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)
Desean Jackson is slowly getting back into a groove. He only had 2 catches on the day but caught one of his trademark deep shots for 42 yards early in the first quarter. The short passing game that Washington features is the exact opposite of where Desean thrives so it will be interesting to see if they look his way more often going forward. They have tried to get him involved in the screen game the pass two weeks but it has been unsuccessful to this point.
2015 Week 9 vs NE (6 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Desean Jackson had 3 catches in his first game back but the Patriots virtually took him out of the game as Washington's most dangerous receiving threat. His longest catch was 9 yards and Kirk overthrew him twice for potentially big gains. The Patriots kept a safety over the top to discourage the Redskins from taking shots deep down field.
2015 Week 1 vs MIA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Desean Jackson wasn't able to get going today as he badly pulled a hamstring in the 1st quarter. He had his man beat down the sideline and could have potentially scored but the ball was overthrown. News has come out that he could miss a minimum of 4 weeks. Hamstrings are fickle as is but even more so for speedy guys.
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