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Andy Reid Reportedly Chews Out DeSean Jackson After Loss

Nov 29, 2010 – 1:40 AM
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DeSean JacksonEagles coach Andy Reid scolded wide receiver DeSean Jackson in front of the entire team following Philadelphia's 31-26 loss to Chicago Sunday, according to Geoff Mosher of The News Journal.

Mosher reported that Jackson "had irritated Reid by having a loose demeanor before the game and not taking pregame drills seriously." The report also cited a play in the fourth quarter as a possible reason for Reid's frustration -- as the Eagles attempted to rally from a big deficit, Jackson short-armed a pass from Michael Vick, resulting in an incompletion.

Jackson, who finished the game with two catches for 26 yards, reportedly sat in front of his locker with his face buried in his hands for nearly 20 minutes while teammates consoled him.

When Reid was asked in his postgame press conference if the Bears were doing anything to take Jackson out of the offense, the Philadelphia coach responded, "No, they weren't."

Vick was a little more lenient on his wide receiver:

"Well, they are trying to take away the deep ball, and they've been doing a fairly good job of doing that. The thing we have to do is try to figure out what we can do and do it better. We'll get him going again," Vick said. "He just can't get frustrated. He has to understand that there are professionals on the other side of the ball, too. And, we have some good coaches, and we're going to make it work."

In this third pro season out of Cal, Jackson has 35 catches for 678 yards receiving. Those numbers are well off the pace of his 62-catch, 1,156-yard marks from last year, but he's missed time this season due to a concussion. Jackson also had 62 receptions in his rookie season. He has caught five TD passes this year, but none since the first play from scrimmage in Philadelphia's Week 10 rout of Washington.

Despite Jackson's struggles Sunday, Vick still managed to throw for 333 yards, though he did also toss his first interception of the season. That mistake killed a Philadelphia drive deep in Chicago territory in the second quarter.

Jackson and the Eagles have very little time to regroup following Sunday's loss -- Philadelphia hosts Houston on Thursday.

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