After an underwhelming return to action for the Redskins in a loss to the Patriots, DeSean Jackson made interesting comments postgame that implied he should be involved more.
Targeted just six times, Jackson made three catches for 15 yards in New England. After the game, Jackson said he doesn't call the plays, and that he can't throw the ball to himself.
On Monday, Washington coach Jay Gruden replied to Jackson's comments, confirming in fact that Jackson does not call plays before letting out a mild chuckle.
From there, for the first time, it seemed Gruden expressed some level of dissatisfaction with Jackson's prolonged absence in the offseason, which included missing OTAs. The truth is Jackson has not really played for the Redskins since last December, minus a short stint in the first quarter of the first game this year before injuring his hamstring.
In the meantime, Kirk Cousins has been installed as the Redskins tarting QB, and Gruden explained that the cohesion between Cousins and Jackson may take time to develop.
Gruden ended on a positive note with Jackson, with the coach saying the team will make sure to get more balls going towards the speedster wideout.
"We'll get him rolling again," Gruden said.
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