However, according to CBS’ Mike Freeman there’s more to his benching than just missed meeting.
According to Freeman’s sources, “the benching is a result of the Eagles coaching staff tiring of Jackson’s attitude for most of the season.”
Jackson has been clamoring for a new contract that matches his playmaking ability, but he’s been inconsistent this season and it appears the Eagles coaching staff is looking to send a message.
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Betting Analysis: Watching the first half of the Eagles contest at the Arizona Cardinals it’s obvious Michael Vick needs Jackson on the field. Jeremy Maclin is his only talented target and he’s been blanketed by the Cardinals secondary all afternoon. If the Jackson continues to clash with the Eagles coaching staff covers against the spread could be even tougher to come by — the Eagles are already a paltry 3-5 ATS this season.
The Eagles do have the 14-7 lead on the Cardinals at halftime as -6.5 favorites, but considering that John Skelton is starting for injured QB Kevin Kolb Philadelphia should be blowing Arizona out of the water.
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