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DeSean Jackson might just be right when he says nobody can cover him

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DeSean Jackson might just be right when he says nobody can cover him

DeSean Jackson thinks nobody can cover him, not even great corners like Darrell Revis and Richard Sherman. Looking at some recent numbers, Jackson might be right.

The topic came up at Redskins training camp when a reporter asked Jackson about his matchups with newly acquired cornerback Chris Culliver. This was not just Jackson boasting, it was a measured response to a relevant question (Full video above). 

"As far as what challenges me, I don’t really get caught up into any of that type of stuff," Jackson said. "It’s just how I feel about myself. I don’t feel no one could stop me. You could go get Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, whoever you want to get."

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In the last two seasons, Jackson has faced both Sherman and Revis. In those two games, the numbers look like the Redskins speedster was playing against a Big 12 defense. 

  • October 13, 2013 - Eagles vs Tampa Bay Bucs - While Revis spent one season in Tampa, Jackson went off against the Bucs in a 31-20 road win. D-Jax final line: 6 catches for 64 yards and 2 TDs.
  • October 6, 2014 - Redskins vs Seattle Seahawks - Sure the Redskins lost their Monday night game against the Seahawks, but it was despite a monster effort from Jackson. Catching passes from Kirk Cousins, Jackson had a huge game, putting up video game numbers against the Seahawks vaunted secondary of Sherman and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. D-Jax final line: 5 catches for 157 yards and 1 TD.

Jackson's efforts against Seattle even brought out praise from Sherman after the game.

"He's going to get a couple, he's a a Pro Bowl receiver," Sherman said of Jackson. "We didn't allow anybody else to get much."

On one deep completion, it appeared Jackson beat Sherman outright and television cameras caught Sherman complaining after the long TD grab. The corner later explained the error wasn't his but rather a bad coverage. 

"It was a bad call for the play that they ran. Our coordinator tried to get exotic and they had the perfect play for it," Sherman said. "They ran the perfect play."

Receivers are supposed to be cocky, even bombastic. At first glimpse, Jackson's comments seem just that. But after looking at the most recent games against Revis and Sherman, Jackson has a point. 

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Derrius Guice continues to ingratiate himself with Redskins fans with new fundraising effort

Derrius Guice continues to ingratiate himself with Redskins fans with new fundraising effort

For most college players, being a part of the NFL Draft experience is a dream come true, but for Derrius Guice, it was becoming a nightmare. Originally projected as a first round pick, Guice saw his name falling fast on draft boards due to questions raised about his maturity and high-maintenance personality.

Two months removed from the Redskins selecting him 59th overall, Guice has erased any doubt regarding his character. Whether it be taking fans out to the movies, shooting the breeze while signing autographs, or even the occasional leap frog over two practice barrels and a trainer, Guice has ingrained himself as a Redskins fan favorite. He's done a great job at making himself popular, now he's focused on making change for others. 

On June 20th, a day before his birthday, Guice announced he would be running a fundraiser for the Mary Bird Perkins center, a cancer foundation in his hometown of Baton Rouge. Inspired by his best friend's mother who "rang that bell,"—an indication that a patient has beaten cancer—Guice wants to help others do the same. 

Guice has utilized his newfound popularity to entice other peope to donate. If you donate $5, you can play him in Fortnite. For $50, you guys can go bowling together. Anyone willing to donate $100 or more will be entered in a raffle for tickets to the Redskins Monday Night Football game against the Saints. 

If Guice can match his off the field popularity with on the field production, he'll be in contention for Rookie of the Year. Anyone interested in donating can click here

 

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Need to Know: Five Redskins on the bubble who could make the roster

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Need to Know: Five Redskins on the bubble who could make the roster

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 21, 35 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The first five off of the roster

Here are five players who are not on my projection of the Redskins’ 53-man roster (offensedefense) but who are one injury or a few strong preseason game performances away from making it. 

G Kyle Kalis—Last year he lined up with the second team during most of training camp and he nearly made the roster as an undrafted free agent. The team did re-sign him after injuries struck the O-line in the middle of the season. He will push Tyler Catalina for a backup guard spot. 

RB Byron Marshall—He got a few touches last year before ending up on injured reserve. Marshall has looked good in practices so far, especially catching out of the backfield. Jay Gruden likely will play Chris Thompson sparingly in the preseason and that could give Marshall a chance to shine. Don’t sleep on him. 

WR Cam Sims—Right now, the undrafted rookie out of Alabama looks like the eighth wide receiver on the roster and they are only going to keep six. But if he continues to get the attention of Gruden with his play in practice and makes the most of his opportunities in preseason games, Robert Davis and Maurice Harris should look out. 

S Fish Smithson—The Redskins liked him a lot after they signed him as an undrafted free agent last year. But they didn’t like him enough to keep him on the 53-man roster; he spent the year on the practice squad, getting a late-season cup of coffee on the roster. He will push both Deshazor Everett and Troy Apke for a backup safety spot. If the Redskins have reason to be concerned about the health of Montae Nicholson they might figure out a way to keep Smithson on as a fifth safety. 

ILB Martrell Spaight—It looks like Spaight’s three-year tenure with the team essentially came to an end when they drafted Sean Dion Hamilton in the fifth round. But his play in offseason practices indicates he’s not going to go out without a fight. 

Next five off: OT T.J. Clemmings, QB Kevin Hogan, RB Kapri Bibbs, NT Phil Taylor, CB Danny Johnson

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/TandlerNBCSand follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCSand on Instagram @RichTandler

Timeline 

Redskins running back Derrius Guice was born on this date in 1997. 

Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/26) 35
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 49
—Roster cut to 53 (9/1) 72

The Redskins last played a game 172 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 80 days. 

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