We all know about the turmoil which surfaced during the Chip Kelly era and we heard reactions from many players during his three year reign.
But one player we hadn’t heard from after Kelly’s firing was the popular former Eagle, DeSean Jackson. Jackson, who is now with the Washington Redskins and getting ready to face the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs this Sunday, finally sounded off on his former coach in a conversation with Robert Klemko of MMQB.
“I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you,” Jackson said. “When you ruin a team like that, you do things to peoples’ families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kidsto have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma.”
Most would expect him to really go in on Kelly, but Jackson, to his credit, took a different route and focused on the team and his former teammates.
“I don’t have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster,” Jackson explained. “But the guys that were on that roster created something special, from Jeremy Maclin to LeSean McCoy to Trent Cole to Todd Herremans and myself and Brandon Boykin; it goes on and on and on. When we were there we were a brotherhood. So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it’s a very sad thing.”
To back-up his karma claim, Jackson’s Redskins have gone 3-1 against Kelly’s Eagles and are in the playoffs while Chip Kelly is looking for a job and the Eagles will be watching the playoffs from home.