A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 14.
It's not all that difficult to decide on the High Energy award winner when a player averages 52.5 yards on four catches and has a game-turning touchdown. Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson opened Sunday night's game with a 60-yard catch after quarterback Michael Vick bought himself some time by selling the defense that he was going to roll right and then peeling in the other direction. Watching Jackson sprint downfield when Vick's standing in the pocket is one of the most exciting things in the game.
The Eagles feed off of Jackson's playmaking ability and energy. And that's why coach Andy Reid puts up with some of his immaturity. For instance, he's not thrilled when Jackson comes to an abrupt halt at the 1-yard line and takes the Nestea plunge into the end zone.
When you have a player with Jackson's unique skills, they can make up for a lot of other deficiencies. The Eagles know they can explode for touchdowns at any minute because of Jackson's ability to find a gear that perhaps no defender in the league can match. He became only the third player in league history to have 200 yards receiving on four or fewer catches.
And that's why he's our High Energy Player of the Week.