DeSean Jackson won’t reveal intended target of cryptic Instagram post
DeSean Jackson threw a metaphorical Molotov cocktail into a burgeoning controversy that was quickly catching fire within the Washington Redskins organization when he posted a cryptic quote on social media Monday.
The substance of the message was clear. Who it was intended for, however, was not.
The post containing the cryptic commentary came on Monday in the wake of Washington’s brutal 27-7 home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. It also came after Robert Griffin III created additional controversy for the team by making some very pointed comments about how the squad played on Sunday, interpreted by many as RG3 throwing teammates under the bus, although the validity of that conclusion certainly can be debated.
Jackson was asked about the post on Thursday and the wide receiver refused to shed any light on the intended target of the message nor the exact meaning behind it. Many speculated that it was meant for Griffin for the critical comments he made. If that were in fact the case, Jackson wouldn’t bite, saying little and revealing less.
“Whoever thought I was talking to him,” Jackson said to reporters after practice (via The Washington Post), “then they can take it how it was taken.”
While admitting that the Redskins’ 3-7 record — and how the team arrived at such a disappointing state — has been “definitely frustrating,” Jackson insisted that it’s time to turn the page and focus on the future, specifically the next game, which comes against the San Francisco 49ers.
“I’m not talking about last week, I’m not here to talk about last week,” Jackson said, according to a CSN Washington report. “It’s a new week, we’ve got a new team to play and that’s who the focus is on. Whoever thought I was talking to them, they can take it how it was taken.”
Jackson then took a page out of RG3’s playbook this week in how to deal with inquisitive reporters.
“I’m focused on San Francisco,” Jackson stated, the same quote frequently employed Wednesday by RG3, who himself was stealing a page from the Belichickian Book of Stonewalling the Media.
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