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    Tidbit that might explain why the Rams passed on DeSean Jackson

    The problem is that Jackson has this tendency to act like a kid who thinks itís cool to sit in the back of class and stare at the ceiling tiles with a disaffected attitude. During every individual drill, Jackson was the last in line to do the exercise. When wide receivers coach David Culley stopped to talk to the group, Jackson was the first (and often the only) one to take off his helmet. He looked off in every direction except directly at Culley.

    About the only time Jackson seemed to pay full attention was when Reid was observing up close. In the NFL, you have to work harder than just when the big boss is looking.

    All of that makes you wonder if Jackson gets the big picture, if he understands that heís part of a big plan to put one extraordinarily quick offensive unit on the field from time to time; the type of unit that could ruin the great pass-rushing defenses from the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. The defenses that made McNabbís life miserable a year ago.
    Excerpt from Jason Cole's article "Jackson could become McNabbís savior" from Yahoo Sports.


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    Re: Tidbit that might explain why the Rams passed on DeSean Jackson

    This is only the tip of the iceberg. You can't read a scouting report or article about Jackson that doesn't mention his bad attitude, questionable character or work ethic. Even his coach at Cal admitted numerous problems dealing with him and that he needs to make big changes if he's going to make it in the NFL. I for one am glad the Rams passed on this guy.

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    Re: Tidbit that might explain why the Rams passed on DeSean Jackson

    I agree. You don't become a star in the league with a bad work ethic unless you are a freak of nature like Randy Moss. Guys like T Owens may have bad attitudes OFF the field but are real workers ON the field. To be a stud you have to play hard every day, not just when it seems important.

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    Re: Tidbit that might explain why the Rams passed on DeSean Jackson

    I have no doubt that character issues were a big part of the selection process. Avery is regarded as a good kid who is very coachable.

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