“There’s Nobody Like DeSean”

July 19th, 2017

Joe Theismann

Joe’s a pure football junkie and enjoyed devouring smooth-talking Joe Theismann deeply breaking down the Redskins and Kirk Cousins this morning on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The candid and ego-maniacal Theismann, already 67 years old, is always entertaining and knowledgeable. Since 2011, the former Pro Bowl quarterback largely has gotten out of national NFL broadcasting and has stuck to working Redskins preseason games and local stuff in the D.C. area.

Theismann is convinced the Skins can win 10 games this season and compete for a division title in the brutally tough NFC East. (Sorry, NFC South fans, East teams won 39 games last year and South teams won 33.) He’s all jacked up about their offensive line, saying it’s the third best in the NFL behind the Cowboys and Oakland. And, interesting for Bucs fans, it seems the biggest Skins question mark for Theismann is at receiver.

“There’s nobody like DeSean [Jackson],” Theismann lamented, as he talked about the loss of DeSean Jackson and how he changes defenses.

Of course, Jackson is now property of the Buccaneers and should eliminate all excuses for the Tampa Bay offense, which was allergic to big plays last season.

Bucs fans might remember that Redskins coach Jay Gruden was an over-the-top admirer of Jackson last season, too. Here’s a late-season video, if you were unaware.

Yes, the Redskins are notorious for dumb moves. But they do have stability at head coach, have drafted pretty well lately, and are coming off back-to-back winning seasons.

Joe just can’t shake wondering why they let Jackson walk.

12 Responses to ““There’s Nobody Like DeSean””

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Have you read up on what is going on with the front office and Kurt Cousins? Between that and firing their GM right before the draft they still seem pretty dysfunctional

  2. mike10 Says:

    They let him go because that franchise has been in a tail-spin since before drafting RGIII.

    Am I the only one that gets a rye out of seeing the Raider’s OLine being so highly regarded when a key cog came from the Bucs? Dammit Lovie..

  3. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I just recall a rookie Fameis walking into they’re stadium and was beating they @$$ for a half. They made adjustments and proceeded to bring the game back. No kirk “I didn’t like that”. But if memory serves me correctly that was with DeSean and Garcon right..

  4. Fsuking Says:

    Thanks for that Jay Gruden clip Joe. Really enjoyed that!

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    “Joe just can’t shake wondering why they let Jackson walk.”

    They let both their good receivers go. And only picked up 1 good replacement who while younger – is a suspension risk in waiting.

    Redskins are owned by Daniel Snyder and Bruce Allen is his top executive. Do you really need to know more than that regarding why a dumb move like not resigning DJax was made?

    Just look at Cousin’s #s when DJax was on the field vs when he wasn’t last year. Very telling how valuable DJax was to the success of that offense.

  6. Kobe Faker Says:

    Kobe spends half the year near philly

    all you have to know about the importance of DJAX and what he means to the offense is to look back last 2 years of Nick Foles in Philly

    2013 with Djax- 27 tds and 2 ints 119 qbr

    2014 without Djax- 13 tds 10 ints and 81 qbr

    2014 everything was bogged down

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Redskins are owned by Daniel Snyder

    Pretty much sums it up for me Pickgrin. One of the unfair aspects of American professional sports is that citizens/fans of different markets are totally at the mercy of which owner they draw in the draft of life.

    IMHO more than any other ingredient ownership is critical. Yeah gotta have a good GM/Coach and franchise QB but over the course of time it’s the ownership that makes that possible.

    We’ve seen it with the Glazers….first GREAT owners…then investing in ManU and becoming horrible owners…then after winning their ManU gamble returning to become good owners once again.

    The Lightning are a prime example in this market…the up and downs have been dramatic and it’s always tied to ownership…the Japanese…the Insurance Mogul…and then a brief run of quality from the Davidson group…and then the morons from Hollywood who almost killed the team…and finally….perhaps the very best owner in all of pro sports…Jeff Vinik

  8. feelthepewterpower Says:

    They let djax walk because they decided to let cousins have the franchise tag. They might have had some cap issues and/or didnt want to pay djax market value…..DJax was/is still playing at a high level.

  9. stopthemadness Says:

    stpetebucsfan you’re exactly right. Ownership makes a huge difference.

  10. BradentonBuc Says:

    @joe the NFC East may have won more games but they had one of the easiest schedules as a division in 2016. Realistically speaking though, in terms of division representation in conference games they are about even. Definitely way more parity in the NFC.
    I am looking forward to seeing the deep ball connection between Winston and D-Jax as are most people. I just hope both of these Redskins transplants can perform at a high level because man both Baker and D-jax are set to play next to Star-Level talent.
    Too me, there is an element to these two that makes me wonder; specifically effort considering D-Jax didn’t show to some OTA’s and the comments made about Baker from Skins officials. Not anything to be overly concerned with but as a reader I’ve definitely taken note

  11. cmurda Says:

    I’ll reserve our big “win” at free agency when I see him be the same DJax he has always been. Don’t get me wrong. I was pining for us to nab him in FA way before FA even started. I’ve also seen our success with free agents and I legitimately feel like we are cursed.

  12. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I have always enjoyed Joe Theismann, and I miss seeing him as much as I once did.
    Sorry Joe Theismann, the Skins ain’t going anywhere this year, especially with Dallas in their division.
    They will be lucky to get in as a wild card, but division champs, no way.