In his last three games, dating back to last season, DeSean Jackson had just ten catches for 129 yards and one touchdown.
After almost two full seasons of escalating success, the Eagles wide receiver is realizing what it's like to be the focal point for opposing defenses.
"I think it comes with making all the big plays and scoring all these touchdowns," Jackson said Wednesday. "It brings a lot of attention on yourself. I kind of brought that upon myself."
Jackson had four catches for 30 yards in the Eagles' 27-20 loss to Green Bay Sunday. All those receptions came in the second half after Kevin Kolb left with a concussion and Michael Vick came in as his replacement.
Jackson said that he felt confident coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg would find ways to get him more involved in the offense.
"That's the biggest thing, I just have to try and do something within ten yards," Jackson said. "Once I'm going down the field it's like everybody's just focused on me. I'm confident that Marty and Coach Reid will do things to get the ball in my hands real quick. ... There's not always bright lights. Sometimes you have to go through dark tunnels to be able to get to the success."
That was supposed to be the plan all along - Kevin Kolb is a more accurate passer than Donovan McNabb, so more short passes and slants were supposed to give the Eagles athletic WRs a chance to earn YAC. However, the play calling in game one didn't help, and while Kolb looked horrible, there is reason to believe when he comes back he won't be the bust everyone is fearing.