Jackson: Skins Fans ‘Very Supportive,’ Eagles Fans ‘Booed Their Own Players’
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — As DeSean Jackson’s stature continues to rise in Washington, the 3-time Pro Bowl wide receiver appears to be perfectly comfortable taking a blow torch to the bridge leader to his former team in Philadelphia.
Comparing Redskins fans to Eagles fans to CSN Washington’s Chick Hernandez on Monday, Jackson emphasized the early undying support he’s received in practice from Redskins fans, contrasting it against the conditional support he received in his six seasons in Philadelphia.
Footage via CSN Washington:
“You had the Philly fanbase, now you have this Redskins Nation,” Hernandez said. “I can see the smile on your face; it’s a little different. Can you describe it?”
“It is different,” Jackson said. “They’re very supportive here, you know, they’re open. Being out here on the field, I’ve been hearing certain things, but they’re good things. In Philly, sometimes things could’ve gotten a little negative, and they booed their own players, but here you don’t really get that. They’re supporting you, they’re out here.
I mean, just as many people as here in the morning practice, come to our walk-through practices, so that shows you something to not really have a practice and people are still really sitting here through a walk-through, like they really are big fans. And they support us. And every time you come out here, guys are screaming things at me. And that’s just a great fanbase to really have.”
In keeping track of Jackson’s comments, Redskins fans are very supportive, showing that support with their turnout to Training Camp. Conversely, Eagles fans boo their own players.
Watch the interview below, via CSN Washington.