Redskins' Jackson vague over Instagram post

DeSean Jackson
This is a Sept. 21, 2014, file photo showing Washington Redskins’ DeSean Jackson walking the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Jackson sensed that perhaps not all of his Redskins teammates were supportive of Robert Griffin III. So last week, before the team broke for the bye, the talented but usually quiet veteran receiver raised some eyebrows when he stood up at the end of a full team meeting in the Redskins Park auditorium. Jackson made a quick speech stressing that everyone needs to unite behind the coaches’ decision and support the quarterback. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — DeSean Jackson remains vague about the Instagram post that contributed to the latest drama surrounding Robert Griffin III.
The Washington Redskins receiver earlier this week posted an Instagram photo that said: “You can’t do epic (stuff) with basic people.”
It came the day after Griffin had said that great quarterbacks “don’t play well if their guys don’t play well.”
Jackson has offered varying explanations of the post. He told San Francisco writers in a conference call that it “wasn’t directed toward anybody.”
On Thursday, he said: “Whoever felt like it was directed at them, that’s who it was directed at.”
Coach Jay Gruden asked his players to tone down their social media comments after Jackson’s post.
Asked about the criticism Griffin receives, Jackson said: “That’s what comes with being a professional athlete. You have to know how to take it, how to give it. Criticism is a big factor in this game we play.”
Robert Griffin III
In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III speaks during a media availability after practice at the team’s NFL football training facility in Richmond Va. The Redskins have allowed Griffin to break his silence about his injury, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Griffin referenced a Winton Churchill quote about courage, said he’s been “listening, learning, growing as a player” and that he’s “not going to rush” his return.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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