Weekend poll: Should the Raiders pursue receiver DeSean Jackson?

Leading Off: 10 pressing questions in the world of sports

Published: Friday, Mar. 28, 2014 - 8:23 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 28, 2014 - 11:00 pm

• When the Eagles cut wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday, was your first thought that he would be a good fit with the Raiders?

• Jackson, who starred at Cal, had 82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns last season, so why did the Eagles really cut him?

• The 49ers cited salary when they said earlier this week that they wouldn’t pursue Jackson, but was there more to it than that?

• After Jackson was cut, ESPN analyst and former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski called him a “toxic commodity,” but does anyone doubt he will have multiple offers?

• The Raiders signed free-agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew on Friday, so what’s going to happen to incumbent Darren McFadden?

• Pleasant Grove graduate Xavier Thames averaged 26 points in San Diego State’s three NCAA Tournament games; did he raise his NBA stock enough to be drafted in June?

• After leading Stanford to the Sweet 16, did coach Johnny Dawkins earn more than one additional year on The Farm?

• Brothers Archie Miller (Dayton) and Sean Miller (Arizona) both won their NCAA games Thursday; wouldn’t it be cool if they both make it the championship?

• With just 10 games left in the season, can the Kings hold off the Lakers and avoid the Pacific Division cellar?

• Kings rookie Ben McLemore has been playing much better, but has it been good enough to make the team shy away from a shooting guard in the draft?

– Tom Couzens


What to do

High school basketball, Division II boys state championship, 4 p.m., Sleep Train Arena: Folsom takes on St. John Bosco of Bellflower.

Weekend poll

Should the Raiders pursue wide receiver DeSean Jackson ?

• Yes, they need an explosive offensive threat.

• No, his demands are too high and his baggage too troublesome.

Vote above, or go to sacbee.com/sports

Friday’s results

Who was the most influential owner in NFL history?

• Al Davis, Raiders: 41%

• Lamar Hunt, Chiefs: 15%

• Art Rooney, Steelers: 27%

• Ralph Wilson, Bills: 7%

• Other: 10%

Total votes: 161

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