DeSean Jackson says ‘bad karma’ led to Chip Kelly’s firing
DeSean Jackson weighed in on the firing of Chip Kelly by the Philadelphia Eagles and said it essentially boiled down to bad karma coming back and biting the head coach.
“I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you,” Jackson said, via MMQB.com. “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.”
The Washington Redskins wide receiver nevertheless stated he doesn’t “have any bad words to say about (Kelly) as far as what he feels he needs on his roster,” but went on to lament how Kelly jettisoned not only him but Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Trent Cole, among others.
“When we were there, we were a brotherhood,” Jackson said of the roster Kelly deconstructed. “So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it’s a very sad thing.”
Jackson obviously has an axe to grind with the Eagles organization — especially Kelly — so his opinions on the coach’s dismissal shouldn’t be all that surprising. Jackson was released by the team in March of 2014 and said last summer he believed the Eagles engaged in a smear campaign prior to cutting ties with him.
Jackson has gone on to enjoy two mostly productive seasons with the Redskins, helping the team win a division title and a spot in the upcoming postseason, something Kelly was incapable of achieving in his last two seasons with the Eagles.