January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles (10) is defended by Team Rice cornerback Brandon Flowers of the Kansas City Chiefs (24) in the fourth quarter during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Raider Nation Weighs in on DeSean Jackson


The Twitterverse is alive with the roars of #DJaxToOakland being spread around the world.  As soon as wide receiver DeSean Jackson was released from the Philadelphia Eagles, Raider Nation flooded Twitter and other social media sites in an attempt to sway Jackson’s decision on which team he will join.

Jackson grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and he was an Oakland Raiders fan.  Jackson also attended UC Berkeley where he played football for the Cal Bears.  It’s obvious that he has a lot of ties to California, and it may be the reason why he makes this big decision.

The 6-year veteran would be a welcome addition to a young wide receiver corps in Oakland.  Along with veteran wide out James Jones and young up and comer Rod Streater, the Raiders could definitely make a statement in the AFC West.  One can only dream.

Still, there are rumors and echoes that DeSean Jackson had reached out to the Oakland Raiders prior to his release from the Eagles.  NFL Analyst Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter that Jackson was in fact interested in becoming a Raider:

One of the biggest issues facing both the Oakland Raiders organization and the City of Oakland is attendance at the games on Sunday.  Obviously, the more seats that are filled means more revenue for the City of Oakland.  With more revenue comes the possibility of a stadium deal being struck for the years to come.  DeSean Jackson would definitely put fans in the seats!

In the race to acquire DeSean Jackson two things are certain.  One, Jackson will be heavily sought after by NFL teams, and two, Raiders fans are the best.  If I was Jackson, I would go with my heart on this one.  Pick the Raiders and return to the Raider Nation!

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  • Glenn

    RaiderNation is AWESOME!

  • Jeffrey Beltran

    #DJaxToOakland

  • Shane Schilperoort

    #DJaxToOakland

  • Don

    #DJaxToOakland

  • Dean Gray

    #DJaxToOakland

  • http://www.raiders.com Obed Castaneda

    Oh Yes!! This would be a great and most important final addition to our team! #Raiders. Despite his background and allegations, he is still a great player.. and best part of it, he will be back home! Players play better at their home town. Plus 75% of us Raiders fan are gang affiliated.. so we have no problem with him coming out here! Hahaha we’ll make him feel more at home.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    LMAO!!!!!!! That’s funny right there!!

  • Jetlife510

    Gotta love raider nation !

  • bigninaross

    If they write up a contract that only pays in full based on the fact that he has to show up to all meetings and practices, then yes #DJaxToOakland!

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Reggie McKenzie has been really good about the incentive based contracts of late, so I don’t think there will be a problem.

  • bigninaross

    True that. #InReggieWeTrust

  • Reggie Miles

    It’s becoming a trend. 1st James Jones came home to his childhood team, then MJD comes home to play for the onl

  • War_Material

    Come to the nation and lets have a winning season! I hope that DA and his crew can take this group of guys and make a solid team!

  • Silvia Arredondo

    Do it! Do it! This would make Raiders nation’s season! Come to Oakland please! We need you! We are the best fans in the NFL!

  • Chris Schroeder

    Shane, could you imagine what a force our receiving corps would be? Oh man this is getting me psyched just thinking about it. Big Reg needs to make a move now. This is when Reggie McKenzie shows the rest of the haters just how smart of a player he is at the table. He’s got the upper hand now that DJax has already expressed his interest in Oakland.

    Raider nation’s looking at you sideways Reggie. This is the time to shine and bitch slap those haters right in their sad little faces.

  • Mark Shafer

    Join the nation!!!

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Come on Reggie! Receiving corps would be off the chain!

  • KloverJane

    Indeed!

  • KloverJane

    There’s no reason they can’t get it done !

  • Mark from Section 122

    Well, it’s that time of the year again. That time where, as a true Raider fan that bleeds silver and black, I need an infusion to keep the spirit alive, having nearly bleed out again last season. My Raider enthusiasm is once again on life support. People making negative remarks about my team gear when I sport it, no fantasy football, no games on, no major professional sports worth watching, the free agent frenzy in full bloom, and the draft looming. Yes it is that football no-man’s land, where even the NFL channel plays mostly archived Superbowl games and player histories. That dull gray time before spring training begins where last year’s winners are enjoying the final days of their glory basking and all the fans of losing teams (which is everyone but the Seahawks by the way) are trying to muster up hope for next season. That time of year where every wannabe sports guru, (pretty much every dude who likes sports), as well as some of the established ones, are doing mock draft predictions, season predictions, playoff predictions, and rendering opinions on everything from jersey design to player selection with such enthusiasm you would think they each invented the game of football. It is that time of year where, thirsty for some positive news from my beloved O-town Raiders and a hint of hope for the future, that I cautiously venture out into the internet and actually read the stuff put out by all these self-appointed authorities. All it accomplishes is to add to my continuing frustration with the team and contempt for all the Haters out there. With every positive move during the free agent period, there is at least one negative. Every acquisition made draws equal portions of praise and criticism, which can be supported by one set of facts and statistics or another. It is the same every year, and in the end, the Raiders have traded apples for apples, oranges for oranges, and the talent pool is essentially the same. I walk away disappointed, and I should know better, but I just can’t help myself, because as a self-appointed authority myself, I am compelled to see if the management is as savvy as I am, but they never do everything I think they should. That is why, as much as I would love to see another Jackson on the back of a black jersey, I’m not holding out too much hope.

    Pessimistic, sure I know. But after last year can you blame me? Wise personnel moves have not been the Raider management’s forte in recent years. One noteworthy one was breaking up the Lechler/Janokowski tandem to save only a little money. It really did significantly affect special teams play and our kicker. Another was losing a potential future hall of fame left tackle in Veldheer. I could go on: Zack Miller comes to mind…. But, I digress, who’s to blame for the lackluster performance yet one more year? Who cares, the leaders are all still there. Blame is what is used to fire coaches, managers and such. Allen and McKenzie are still there. So, rather than linger on things that aren’t going to change, all I can do is move forward with cautious optimism and the hope that the management and staff have learned from their mistakes. Some of the acquisitions have been good. But then again, some of the losses have been blows to the roster. I personally still don’t believe they have solved their quarterback problem, even with Schuab. I still think that they should have stayed with Pryor, used last year to let him make mistakes, learn, and develop under playing conditions, and then developed the talent pool around him to complement his abilities. But that didn’t happen last year and is not going to happen this year either. Allen was forced to use Pryor last year, and because of his own abilities he began to show up Allen and make him look stupid. Bad move for Pryor, because no head coach likes to be made to look stupid, and if Allen didn’t hate him already, he did after that. As soon as Allen got the chance, he pulled him out. Seriously, McGloin was better? Hah! Pryor may not have been the out of the box ready product that Wilson was, but he had something that neither McGloin, nor Flynn had. He is a winner. He has that “IT” factor, he’s a competitor, a leader, and one heck of an athlete. He’s the cool kid, that Allen never was. He energized the team and the fans. With the way the head coach treats him and sees him, it is no wonder Pryor is less than enthusiastic about the team. Again, my opinion, but bad on DA, ego got the best of him and he missed a golden opportunity to develop that young man’s obvious talent in a year where the Raiders weren’t destined for the playoffs anyhow. I still can’t help thinking it’s all part of a concerted effort at removing every last vestige of Al Davis’ influence on the current team. So it would be nice to get Jackson, but without a good QB and O Line, pointless. Hopefully we will get some good pieces in the draft and someone will find a way to put a complete team together with offense, defense and special teams. Maybe some QB choice the staff has made will surprise us, you never know. Maybe Matt Schuab can have his best year ever, or someone yet unsigned can come in and do a Kurt Warner. Maybe we do pick up a decent QB in the draft. I know I sound negative and can’t help my pessimism, especially when I realize I could have purchased and paid off a new Chevy pickup with what I have sent on going to games these last 10 seasons. Once again though, as we get closer to spring training and people start asking me what I think the Raiders are going to do this year, I’ll look up and I’m going to say…….Win the Superbowl. At least they can’t prove me wrong until we’re eliminated from playoffs.

  • Pridenpoise

    I could have been the author of a big chunk of this post, I feel your pain my friend, and like you I am caught between optimistic and pessimistic, I think one thing we can be sure of, it has to be better than last year.

  • Mark from Section 122

    Amen.

  • Chris Schroeder

    Shane, just heard DJax is visiting Washington on Monday. WTF!!! Oh God how can this be happening. Just read a report on bleacher report that said the Raiders are only expressing “warm” interest in DeSean Jackson. With all the excitement and hope of landing DeJax, and then that crap. Damn!!! I’m keeping my finger crossed. I hope the nation is loud and proud screaming #DJaxtoOakland.

  • nomoreseasontix

    That’s what those idiots I saw at the mall were doing. Stumbling around in their hoodies with the iPhone in their face, oblivious to everything around them.
    I thought they might actually be plotting a billion dollar merger or conferring with their agent about the latest script that was sent to them.
    Turns out, they were being the tail wagging the dog. Just like with Pryor.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    No doubt, homecoming! #DJaxToOakland

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Just hoping this is a feeler like Donald Penn did as well. This might just be to gauge his market value. Reggie won’t blow the bank on him though. There will more than likely be a lot of incentive pay. Other security things to ensure DJax is at practice and meetings too. We will see. #DJaxToOakland

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Mark, Mark, Mark… My skeptic but sometimes optimistic yet pessimistic brother. Good to see you back tapping away at the letter keys. Guess I’ll have to dazzle you with that fake writer stuff you so elaborately laid out. I’ll just do it in the only way I know how, in layman’s terms. Luckily for me, you always provide me with a plethora of subject matter to begin articles with. Keep it up.

  • Mark Shafer

    The other 25 % are on parole or incarcerated. Let’s not overlook then!