Big-time players make big-time plays. And when that big-time play comes against one of the league’s premier defensive players, you’re a surefire pick for the STACK NFL Beast of the Week.
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson burned All-Pro CB Patrick Peterson for a 64-yard touchdown reception in NFL Week 6.
With Peterson lined up in press man coverage, Jackson burst off the line of scrimmage and attacked Peterson to the outside. Looking like he was anticipating an inside slant route by Jackson, Peterson was forced to turn to his outside. At the moment he turned toward the sideline, Jackson broke toward the middle of the field and turned Peterson inside out.
The 64-yard touchdown was Jackson’s third scoring play of 60 yards or more this season.
Jackson is one of the, if not the, most explosive route runners in the league. And although he’s blessed with the gift of speed, he maximizes his talent with drills that train him to execute sharp, on-a-dime cuts, enabling him to stop and accelerate away from a defender.
Jackson’s top-flight separation drill is the Five-Cone Zigzag. It simulates the action of breaking down a defensive back, creating separation, and receiving the ball before darting through the open field. He says, “When I run a route, I may fake one way and go the other way, break it down, stop, catch the ball and go 80 yards for a touchdown. That’s what this drill is all about.”
For his electrifying 64-yard touchdown and 115 receiving yards on the day, Jackson is the STACK NFL Beast of the Week.
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