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09:14 AM ET 11.13 | When the Eagles' inactives are announced about 90 minutes before gametime today, there will be one very large surprise. Wideout DeSean Jackson missed a meeting yesterday and was told he would not be in uniform for today's encounter with the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field, a source close to the situation told the Daily News. A team source confirmed the news.

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November 13, 2011  09:16 AM ET

I guess you aren't supposed to miss meetings. However, missing the playoffs will be more significant.

November 13, 2011  09:16 AM ET

And dream goes on!

November 13, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And dream goes on!

Hmmm. . . Dream Team? Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk!

November 13, 2011  09:19 AM ET

It's easy to make a point when you think you don't need a player to win.


Go Cards!!

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November 13, 2011  09:28 AM ET

And his dance card was so full that he could not attend a team meeting just before a game ???

November 13, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Colts need a lot of LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

The Colts need a miracle cure for Manning, we're talking like a laying on of the hands by the baby jebus kind of miracle

November 13, 2011  09:33 AM ET

Said it before the season started...this guy always puts himself ABOVE the team.

November 13, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Philly can't live with him but can't afford to live without him. Some veterns need to sit him down and get everyone on the same page.

November 13, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Colts need a lot of LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

I see what you are saying there Mick. Don't worry, they are making their own kind of Luck right now.

November 13, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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And his dance card was so full that he could not attend a team meeting just before a game ???

Exactly, was he Dreaming?

November 13, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's easy to make a point when you think you don't need a player to win.Go Cards!!

There ya go. Just happens this is the first time he has messed up.
The cost to tag a WR now is $13 million? Did not realize it is that high. Why would he sign a contract with them now? No way do they tag him next year.

November 13, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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I see what you are saying there Mick. Don't worry, they are making their own kind of Luck right now.

Luck did not have such a good night. I don't know, but it had to give Irsay and the Colts a little angst.

November 13, 2011  09:52 AM ET

It's only the Cards this weekend, they won't need him. If they were playing the Giants this weekend I think they would let him slide.

November 13, 2011  09:53 AM ET

You have to deal with players this way at all levels. The first year I coached a high school varsity team, which had been 12th out of 12 in the county the year before, I put up with lazy activity by the top players. Their attitude was catching. We stunk. I asked my own very-successful high school coach for advice and I'll never forget what he said. It turned my coaching career around: "50% of the art of coaching is making your players believe your system works." You can't do that if you tolerate less than full commitment. The next year, I threw the top seven players off the team the first week. Toward the end of the season we surprised some other teams. The following year, veterans were pulling rookies on the side and reading them the riot act about not working hard. The year after that we were north county champions and were ranked in the top 15 AAAA (largest) schools in the state.

November 13, 2011  09:58 AM ET
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Go Cards!!

You're kidding right. Most likely they told Jackson, 'take the day off kid, we got this'

November 13, 2011  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You have to deal with players this way at all levels. The first year I coached a high school varsity team, which had been 12th out of 12 in the county the year before, I put up with lazy activity by the top players. Their attitude was catching. We stunk. I asked my own very-successful high school coach for advice and I'll never forget what he said. It turned my coaching career around: "50% of the art of coaching is making your players believe your system works." You can't do that if you tolerate less than full commitment. The next year, I threw the top seven players off the team the first week. Toward the end of the season we surprised some other teams. The following year, veterans were pulling rookies on the side and reading them the riot act about not working hard. The year after that we were north county champions and were ranked in the top 15 AAAA (largest) schools in the state.

Great post.

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November 13, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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You're kidding right. Most likely they told Jackson, 'take the day off kid, we got this'

Exactly. And this way Reid " sends " a message to the other guys.
They know better. He is not taking one dollar out of his pocket. If he was serious, he would fine him the max AND sit him.
Just Reid, the great players coach, showing he can be tough and the mess there so far is not his fault.

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