The world waits breathlessly to find out which team will bite the bullet and sign Desean Jackson and instantly become Super Bowl contenders. Apparently, every team in the league wants to sign him — at the right price.
The “right price” and Jackson are not familiar with each other. Jackson always wants more than the right price. The right price is probably about $6 million per year. Jackson sees Percy Harvin getting $12 million in 2013 for playing ONE game. Jackson was scheduled to make $10 mil this year before the Eagles rudely cut him. We’ll find out this week, perhaps even today, what the right price is, or what spin some team will spiel on the price they settle upon.
Jackson is one of the premier mercenaries in the league, along with CB Darrell Revis. Both of these guys have made a career of demanding to re-do their contracts, upwardly of course, every other year. If they have a good year, they want more. If they have a bad year, it’s because they didn’t get more.
If the 49ers are the team that signs him, I’ll … be happy as hell. My whorish behavior is excused. I’m a fan. We can make deals with the devil whenever needed. It’s a biblical right. It might even be considered charitable, since I’ve never liked the little squirt.
Hopefully, he’ll sign with an AFC team and I’ll be free to keep on unenjoying him. Especially if he signs with the Raiders. Then I could really enjoy how unhappy he is with his life.
Revis is playing for the Patriots this year, at a reasonable price. Having sucked mega-millions out of the Buccaneers last year, he’s now decided he wants to play for a winner. Next year, he will want a raise and the Pats will cut him.
The Desean news was welcomed by 49er CB Chris Culliver, who got arrested last week for felony hit-and-run and using an illegal weapon — brass knuckles. That story got swamped by Desean. Brass knuckles. I don’t think anyone’s used those toys since the days of Al Capone. I didn’t even know they were illegal. Interesting choice of a “piece” by the troubled CB. “Look out, Martha! He’s got brass knuckles!” A tire iron would work just as well, probably better, and it’s legal.
Oh well, Culliver just can’t seem to make good decisions. Even worse, he wouldn’t know a good decision from a bad one if you put them on a blackboard with a Happy Face on one and a Frowning Face on the other.
Chris has now entered the Endangered Specie zone. He can forget about getting a four or five year contract for starting CB money. That would require two or three years of spotless civilian behavior, and Chris didn’t take those classes at home or in any of his schooling years at any level. He better hope the Niners don’t find a top flight CB or two in the upcoming Draft, or he could be pounding the pavement come August cut down day.