Anxious for Sunday

Mike Davis ('10)/ Eastside Online Sports Editor

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Tomorrow the Philadelphia Eagles will kick-off the 2008 season against the St. Louis Rams. After a disappointing season last year finishing 8-8, the Eagles will look to start off quickly. A win this weekend could redeem the Eagles from last years horrific opening game against the Green Bay Packers. After a pathetic special-teams display, with fumbles and bad decisions the Eagles knew improvement was needed. But when the Eagles selected DeSean Jackson with the 49th pick in this years draft, fans new improvement had arrived.

Jackson finished off his spectacular career at the University of California setting many records. He holds the school and Pac-10 Conference record with six punt returns for touchdowns, which is only 2 shy of the all-time NCAA record. Also, Jackson had 22 touchdown catches at college, holding the third spot on the schools list.

Jackson was by far the best kick/punt returner is this years draft, and is capable of making an immediate impact on special teams and even offense. With the injuries of Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown, Eagles fans will see a lot of Jackson at wide receiver on Sunday. Curtis is out for six weeks with a hernia injury, and Brown will be on the sideline for a hamstring injury.

Look for Jackson to make some sensational plays in his NFL debut, because after all, thats what he does best.