LA Rams: Coach McVay’s offense is perfect gig for WR DeSean Jackson

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DJax last stand

But before we get into all of that, it’s important to dive into the significance that will take place this year. This is more than a free agent signing for a new team. It’s even far more than a talented offensive weapon reuniting with a favorite coach. This is something far greater. This is completing the circle. This is about a young native from Los Angeles returning home, joining a home team, and daring to aspire (yep, there’s that word again) to win a Super Bowl in front of his family and friends.

This is not the young man who clawed, fought, studied, and trained hard to make a name for himself among professional football players. He’s earned that reputation as a player who can take it to the house on any given play.  He is a three-time Pro-Bowler, a player who has earned over a thousand yards receiving on each of the three NFL teams that he has played for. But he’s not a stats-driven star any longer. In fact, he’s become quite the enlightened despot:

"“I’m looking for that next stage,” he said. “I want to win a championship, and I would definitely love to do it here in my home city. So for me, like, it don’t really come down to the stats and the statistics no more because I’ve accomplished a lot of great things in my career, but I haven’t held up that trophy. These last few years, I’m gonna give them my all to be a guy that’s not a self guy, to be about my team and really put it on the line.”- DeSean Jackson per the Associated Press"

He’s about the team now. NFL players eventually reach a point in their career when the lightbulb flashes. Suddenly, the peripheral vision improves from blindness to 20/20 vision. The basic fundamental truth that has been there all this time becomes the catalyst of a life-changing epiphany. It takes 53 players and the entire coaching staff to win a Super Bowl. And now, as he sees the end of his playing days inching nearer, DeSean Jackson is going to do everything in his power to ensure that his new team is prepared to do exactly that.

It will make the LA Rams coaching staff’s job easier.