DeSean's Final Steps: Smart Play or Show Off?

DeSean Jackson Return Giants Time

After the Eagles “New Miracle at the Meadowlands” comeback ended with Jackson’s amazing punt return, Andy Reid said that his star returner and wide receiver was simply making sure that there was no time left on the clock when he ran along the mouth of the goal line for a few seconds before going into the end zone.

After such a exhilarating play, no one really wants to counter the notion that Jackson was performing the smart play. But DeSean’s history of goal line mishaps and early celebrations is well documented.

However, the truth regarding the final moments of the Giants game is unclear. The only certainty is that running along the goal line was not the smart move. Time had already run out during Jackson’s return before he reached the Giants 20 yard-line…