DeSean Jackson on Chip Kelly Firing: Karma Bit Him In The A**
It’s no secret that most of Chip Kelly‘s former players did not like him one bit, especially the ones he got rid of that were a huge part of the Eagles team. Desean Jackson has been surprisingly quiet about Chip Kelly since he has gotten fired, that is up until now.
In an interview with The MMQB’s Robert Klemko, Jackson suggested Kelly will eventually pay for his actions:
“I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you. 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 kids – to have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma. I don’t have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster. 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.”
“It made me a lot more mature,” Jackson said of getting cut by Kelly. “I got released coming off what I felt was the best year of my career. I had over 1,100 yards and I still got released? I’m asking myself, What was it that I did wrong? But it wasn’t about my skills. It was about off the field. But I was never a bad guy. I just needed to tighten up on my end, be more of a professional and know that there was more to it than how you performed.”
Desean Jackson can always relish in the fact that he and the Washington Redskins ended the Eagles playoffs hope and ended Chip Kelly’s career with Philly, he returned the favor.