Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay insists that wide receiver DeSean Jackson is still a "freak." Jackson, who spent the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, signed with the Rams this offseason. Jackson has been struggling to stay healthy over the last few seasons and big question mark coming into the season will be if he can stay healthy for a longer period of time.
Jackson has made three Pro Bowls over the course of his career. “He’s does,” McVay told reporters on Thursday, per Pro Football Talk. “It’s unbelievable. I mean, this guy, he’s a freak. For him to be able to sustain that level of speed.
I mean, even when you just look at some of the data, it shows even last year after he came back from the ankle injury, one of the fastest speeds when he catches the long touchdown against the Cowboys late in the year, I want to say it was a couple days after Christmas.
He’s a special player. I’ve really enjoyed being back with him again. He definitely looks like the same DeSean that I’ve seen”.
The Rams added Jackson and Matthew Stafford
This offseason, Rams traded 2016 No.
1 pick Jared Goff to the Detrois Lions and received Stafford in return. Stafford was excited to kick off his first training camp with the Rams. “It was great. It was good to just be out there and run around with the guys.
Got some good work in. A bunch of stuff to clean up, but it was nice to be out here playing football again, doing it with a bunch of guys. It was fun,” Stafford said, per Yahoo Sports. Stafford believes the Rams have a talented group of players.
“We’ve got a bunch of talented players, both on the offensive side of the ball, but also on defense,” he said. “They made some plays out there today, made it tough on us in some situations. It’s going to be a great battle all camp, just challenging ourselves to be as good as we can against the defense that was obviously as good as it was last year and is going to be a really good defense again this year.
Both from a personnel point and from a scheme point, it’s a really big challenge for us on offense and just something that’s fun to try and get better each day and work against them”.