DeSean Jackson: 'I don't think [Darrelle Revis] can run with me' [UPDATED w/ video]

DeSean Jackson: 'I don't think [Darrelle Revis] can run with me' [UPDATED w/ video]

If Darrelle Revis is experiencing any ill effects from his ACL tear from last September, he hasn’t allowed it to slow him down on the football field this season. Revis Island may have moved in the offseason, but just like that place from the TV show Lost, it’s still somewhere wide receivers can disappear for 60 minutes.

That could prove problematic for the Eagles when the go head-to-head with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, seeing as the Birds only have one receiver who has consistently demonstrated any ability to get open in the opposing secondary. Djacc has 28 receptions for 525 yards so far this season, while the rest of Philly’s receivers have combined for 27 catches and 315 yards.

We saw what happened when Jackson gets taken out of a game this season against Kansas City and Denver. Both defenses used their physical corners to press and re-route the diminutive Jackson at the line of scrimmage, throwing off the timing of plays and forcing the receiver to fight to get separation.

The Eagles managed to score 29 points combined in those losses. Now picture what the offense will do with a true shutdown corner locked on Jackson for most of the afternoon.

Jackson was welcoming the challenge when he spoke to the media on Tuesday though. It would probably be fair to say he doesn’t sound worried at all about matching up against Revis on Sunday. Here are a few select excerpts:

DeSean met Revis once before when the corner was still with the New York Jets back in December of 2011. Jackson was held to just two catches for 28 yards, but the Eagles also had a healthy Jeremy Maclin on the opposite side—plus Brent Celek went off for a big day with five receptions for 156 yards and a score.

Given what Riley Cooper and Jason Avant have been able to produce—which is nothing basically—Nick Foles may need to lean on similar contributions from Celek and rookie Zach Ertz at the tight end position this week. Jackson doesn’t think so though. Jaccpot plans on hitting the jackpot regardless of who’s in coverage and who’s under center.

For more from DeSean check out Gonzo's take from the NovaCare Complex today.

UPDATE: now with video:

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

As Carson Wentz rolls out of bed, he wins an award. Brushes his teeth, wins an award. Eats breakfast, award.

This time, the Eagles' rookie quarterback has been named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Steelers in a 34-3 Week 3 win.

Against the Steelers, Wentz completed 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and a 125.9 passer rating. He beat out Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, Browns CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun and teammate Wendell Smallwood.

This is the second time in three weeks that Wentz has been named the NFL Rookie of the Week.

Here are the awards Wentz has won so far this season:

- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 1
- NFC Offensive Player of Week 3
- NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for September
- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 3

Wentz won't have any chances to win more awards this weekend as the Eagles are on their bye. They'll play again on Oct. 9 in Detroit.

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Ryan Howard is batting fifth to begin his final series with the Phillies.

The 36-year-old first baseman, who has donned red pinstripes for 13 seasons, did not play in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Braves, but he is expected to start all three games against the Mets this weekend.

The Phillies have a lot of speed at the top of the lineup, even with Roman Quinn likely done for the season. Cesar Hernandez leads off with Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera right behind him. The trio lead the Phillies in steals with a total of 59 this year. Herrera has 25 while Hernandez and Galvis each have 17.

If you're wondering, Howard has not stolen a base this season, but he was caught stealing once. He hasn't stolen a base since June 26, 2011, before his Achilles injury. He only stole more than one base in a season in 2008, when he swiped eight bases.

Cameron Rupp returns to the lineup at catcher. He'll bat right behind Howard, followed by Jimmy Paredes and Aaron Altherr in the corner outfield.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Jimmy Paredes, LF
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Alec Asher, P

And the Mets lineup:
1. Jose Reyes, 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
4. Curtis Granderson, CF
5. Jay Bruce, RF
6. T.J. Rivera, 2B
7. Lucas Duda, 1B
8. Rene Rivera, C
9. Robert Gsellman, RHP