Desean Jackson is as electric as they come, and the thirst has hit the Nation like none other.
Let me start off by saying, I don't care about Jacksons 'gang ties'. I myself had gang members and violent criminals as friends when I was in high school, and I know that they don't define me, nor should they define him. I'm more concerned about his character issues that he may have. He's been said to be a diva, and I think we've had enough divas (Moss and Porter?). But other than that, my main concern is the attention we are giving him.
He is a terrific player and all, but hear me out. The twitter hash tags, IG pics, and youtube videos to bring this guy here is a bit too much for me. I understand that we want a Star to be on our offence, but they should also want to be apart of our team as much or more than we want them to be. We made it to the news because of our obsession with this guy. Everybody Knows we want him, everybody knows our passion and love for our team and players. But it's coming off as desperate, the way we try to beg him to play for us. He shouldn't have to be begged to play for us, he should already want to. We are acting like 'that one guy' who always complements the girl, and always tries to earn her love but in the end she ends up always ignoring him. We SHOULD NOT be 'that one guy', we should be 'that one girl' at the party who everyone drools over or envies. We are the RAIDER FUCKING NATION for Christ sake! Desean should dream of the chance to come here and be embraced by our love every sunday.
We just seem really desperate and I do not know why. Our WR talent is really good. They are young and filled with talent. Streat, Moore, Holmes, Butler! They will be awesome. I see them work hard every week at my school. Spoke to them also. We have some great players for us. Now we have Jones? Why are we so desperate? He isn't Jerry Rice, or Megatron.
I was there at the Raiders Headquarters for the Charles Woodson rally. I understood why we showed love to him. We did it because he brought us to the playoffs and a Super Bowl, he went out on that field and gave his all for us every sunday, he loves this city, team, and fan base. I understood why we called for him. But we are going even more hard for DJax for some reason.
I just think that we should carry ourselves in a different way and with more worth. He should want to come here more than we want him to come.