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Jackson says outsiders don't know how he lights up teammates

Don't blame DeSean Jackson for his behavior. It's hard work being a metaphorical version of the sun for Eagles teammates.

"People don't really understand the light that I shine on my teammates," the wide receiver said Sunday night -- presumably with a straight face -- according to's Jeff Darlington.

Jackson gave us the whole DJax Experience during Sunday's 17-10 win over the New York Giants. The fourth-year receiver showed off his explosive playmaking ability with a long punt return that set up Philadelphia's first touchdown. He also had a 50-yard reception waved off by off-setting penalties when Jackson flipped the ball at Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell after being forced out of bounds.

All in a day's work for Jackson, who was fitted with a walking boot on his right foot after he left the game, according to the Philadelphia Sports Daily.

"I was kind of out there running around and a player stepped on my foot," said Jackson, who was injured on the fourth play of the game. "It's a little sprain but it will be all right. The biggest thing is we got the win today."

Jackson said after the game he let his team down by missing the majority of two meetings in back-to-back weeks. As the mercurial wideout continues to seek the big contract he feels he deserves, Jackson might want to tone down the more polarizing aspect of his personality. In other words, the sun would do itself a favor to hide behind some clouds.

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