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    The Rams have reached an agreement with their No. 1 pick, RB Steven Jackson.

    I don't have the terms. Sorry.

    The deal was finalized amid the festive setting at J. Buck's in Clayton late Saturday. Jackson was there, accompanied by his St. Louis-based agent, Rocky Arceneaux. Rams president and chief contract negotiatior Jay Zygmunt arrived at the restaurant with a big stack of papers, and the group retreated to a private area to review documents before Jackson signed off.

    Marshall Faulk was there, which I view as a real positive.

    Marshall really looks fit, by the way. He's streamlined to compared to the muscle/heft he toted around last summer in camp.

    Jackson is a big dude. Possibly too big? If so, he'll sweat it off in camp.

    I can't imagine what it would be like to be a DB and have this train, Jackson, coming around the bend, his headlights locked in on you.

    If he's Ricky Williams with a heart, the Rams will have something special.

    I don't know if the Rams will formally announce this Sunday, but it is done. All parties seemed happy.

    Thought you'd want to know, ASAP.

    Cheers,
    Bernie
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    Last edited by RamWraith; -07-25-2004, 08:20 AM.

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    Re: Rams sign number one pick

    this is awesome, 2 more to go

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      Re: Jackson Signed--Bernie

      Great news!!

      Please already with the ricky williams comparisons!! Geez, they both have dreadlocks, they must be comparable. Get a freaking clue!!

      Stick to baseball bernie



      :ramlogo:

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        Re: Jackson Signed--Bernie

        Originally posted by Ferter
        Great news!!

        Please already with the ricky williams comparisons!! Geez, they both have dreadlocks, they must be comparable. Get a freaking clue!!

        Stick to baseball bernie



        :ramlogo:
        Another difference...Jackson is currently playing in the NFL. Williams is retired.
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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        • RamWraith
          JACKSON SIGNED!--Bernie
          by RamWraith
          The Rams have reached an agreement with their No. 1 pick, RB Steven Jackson.

          I don't have the terms. Sorry.

          The deal was finalized amid the festive setting at J. Buck's in Clayton late Saturday. Jackson was there, accompanied by his St. Louis-based agent, Rocky Arceneaux. Rams president and chief contract negotiatior Jay Zygmunt arrived at the restaurant with a big stack of papers, and the group retreated to a private area to review documents before Jackson signed off.

          Marshall Faulk was there, which I view as a real positive.

          Marshall really looks fit, by the way. He's streamlined to compared to the muscle/heft he toted around last summer in camp.

          Jackson is a big dude. Possibly too big? If so, he'll sweat it off in camp.

          I can't imagine what it would be like to be a DB and have this train, Jackson, coming around the bend, his headlights locked in on you.

          If he's Ricky Williams with a heart, the Rams will have something special.

          I don't know if the Rams will formally announce this Sunday, but it is done. All parties seemed happy.

          Thought you'd want to know, ASAP.

          Cheers,
          Bernie
          -07-25-2004, 08:11 AM
        • RamWraith
          Jackson makes comments on comments
          by RamWraith
          Tuesday, July 27, 2004
          RACHEL BACHMAN


          In the past six days, Steven Jackson has experienced an NFL head coach's anger, his 21st birthday and life as a new millionaire.

          And he hasn't even played a down of pro football.

          Jackson begins final preparations for his rookie season Wednesday, when the St. Louis Rams' training camp begins in Macomb, Ill. He has a freshly inked, $7 million contract and a new appreciation for the high-profile business he has joined.

          Last Wednesday, Rams coach Mike Martz blasted Jackson in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, painting him as no-show at workouts, calling him "far behind" and saying Jackson would have to shake off the "glitz and glamour of being the No. 1 guy" and go to work.

          Jackson called Martz's comments shocking, but said the coach merely has not gotten to know him.

          In fact, NFL rules prohibited Jackson, the Rams' top draft pick at No. 24 overall, from attending full-squad practice sessions last May because Oregon State's senior class had yet to graduate. On Monday, Jackson explained that he skipped the Rams' rookie mini-camp this month because he did not want to injure himself before he was under contract.

          "The few times I had a chance to talk to him, he comes across as a stern guy," Jackson said of Martz. "I haven't really felt him out, and I don't think he's felt me out, either. Because the way he portrayed me in the paper and in the media . . . everyone who's gotten a chance to know me knows I'm not like that.

          "I don't shy away from any workload or anything like that."

          After Martz's outburst, Jackson encouraged his agent, Rocky Arceneaux, to get a deal done quickly. On Saturday, Jackson and his parents were watching TV in Arceneaux's office as he negotiated Jackson's contract by phone.


          "We were all sitting in the next room while Rocky was negotiating," Jackson said. "And when he came out and told us the numbers, it was kind of like watching someone on 'The Price is Right.' "

          The price was right: Jackson has a five-year, $7 million deal, including a $4 million signing bonus.

          Jackson and Arceneaux have the same birthday -- July 22 -- so they had much to celebrate when they went out for dinner Saturday night. Jackson had spent his actual birthday at a low-key dinner with his parents, in town from Las Vegas.

          The weekend was full of emotion. On Friday, he learned of the death of Justin Williams, the Oregon State redshirt freshman killed in an auto accident on Interstate 5 near Wilsonville.

          "I was actually at a party that night and I got the phone call from (former OSU players) Lawrence Turner and Richard Seigler," Jackson said. "They called to tell me that, and I immediately left. It was devastating,...
          -07-27-2004, 07:35 AM
        • r8rh8rmike
          Bonus Bytes: What's Going On With Jackson?
          by r8rh8rmike
          Bonus Bytes: What's going on with Jackson?

          BY BERNIE MIKLASZ, Post-Dispatch Sports Columnist
          Tuesday, April 24, 2012

          Here's an excerpt about the Rams from the Daily Bernie Bytes blog:

          * Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network and NFL.com is saying that Rams RB Steven Jackson is unhappy with his contract and wants a new deal. I ran this past the spies at Rams Park, and this is what I was told: if SJ39 is upset with his contract, no one has informed Rams executives or coaches. The Rams have heard nothing from Jackson or his agent, EugeneParker, about the RB's contract situation.

          I respect Lombardi ... so what's going on here?

          • With all the Trent Richardson talk, perhaps this is inevitable ... that some in the media would view the Rams' drafting the Alabama RB as a brewing controversy; this would be the first stirring of the pot.

          • Perhaps this was a timely nugget, put in place two or three days before the draft to see if a team is interested in trading for Jackson.

          • Jackson and the agent may desire to open a conversation about a new contract, and this is a way of dropping a major hint.

          • I doubt that Richardson will drop to the Rams at No. 6 overall; so this could be a moot point. But Jackson, nearly 29, is still a strong RB. At some point, the Rams will line up his successor. Just as the Rams did back in 2004 when they drafted Jackson to replace Marshall Faulk. It's unavoidable.

          Faulk was insecure about it. I would understand it if Jackson had some anxiety about his future. That's human. I don't rip him for that.
          -04-24-2012, 04:07 PM
        • RamWraith
          Memo to Steven Jackson
          by RamWraith
          By Bernie Miklasz
          09/18/2007

          I believe Rams RB Steven Jackson has a good heart, and that he wants to win. I also respect that he wants the ball in his hands with a game on the line. The great competitors always want to make the difference when it matters most.

          That said, Jackson shouldn’t be showing up his head coach, Scott Linehan, by screaming at the boss on the sideline late in the game, as S.Jax did Sunday with the Rams going down to the *****.

          Though Jackson was diplomatic in his comments the day after the 17-16 loss to San Francisco, he clearly was irate on Sunday afternoon when the Rams blew the chance to win.

          Jackson apparently wants the ball more often in meaningful situations. He doesn’t want to removed from a game when it can still be a win. I can respect that.

          But here’s the deal, delivered with some straight talk:

          Jackson is no victim here. He can play much better than he has, so he shouldn’t be fuming at others.

          Jackson lost two critical fumbles in the opening loss to Carolina. And against the Niners, Jackson did a terrible job on his blitz pickups, and was directly responsible for multiple body blows absorbed by QB Marc Bulger.

          Moreover, Jackson wasn’t sharp with his run reads. He missed a few excellent chances for cutback runs. And he did the Peter Pan too often, fluttering and floating instead of powering into the hole.

          Jackson is a huge talent. I also think he’s a good dude. He is capable of greatness. But that is earned. So is the respect that Jackson craves.

          The NFL isn’t a Nike commercial. In the real game, backs have to make blocks and run hard and take care of business on the field.

          And before hollering at the coach over the job he’s doing, make sure that you’re doing your own job to the best of your ability.
          -09-18-2007, 05:07 AM
        • RamWraith
          Bernie bits on Jackson and Bulger
          by RamWraith
          Boys, you ain't figuring this one out.

          They're trying to protect their investment in Bulger by lighting a fire under him again, and he needs it.

          Gus wasn't a threat to Bulger; he couldn't play and his teammates had little use for him. Green will push Bulger. Hard. And if Bulger mopes around again, the team will rally around Green.

          Bulger is spending a lot of time at Rams Park this month, and that ain't no coincidence.

          Gotta look deeper, boys. Gotta go below the surface to see what's really up.

          -B

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          Comments:

          - i didnt take two sides in the column; unusual interpretation, no basis. Sorry.

          - rams aren't soliciting offers for Jackson.

          - rams will try to get a contract done with jackson before or during camp.

          - mcfadden may have heart, but so does jackson. And for a big man he has lots of breakout runs. He ain't, say, pete johnson.

          - because of his age, a second contract for jackson is no big risk. at least no more than any big contract. Speaking of which ...

          - do some of my friends here realize what it would cost to sign McFadden as the No. 2 pick?

          - Moe, i suspect some of the displeasure with jackson is related to his personal style.

          - which is weird considering the guy's work habits and lifestyle.

          - absolutely ludicrous to somehow assign blame to jackson for the rams failures in 05-07

          - thanks for your comments.

          -B

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          again....

          Rams plan to get a contract done with Jackson this summer.

          again...

          No. 2 pick, a RB, will command a huge deal...

          it's not as if drafting McFadden will save money...

          --B

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          So many falsehoods are being spread here, it boggles the mind.

          - jackson wants to stay. He doesn't want out.

          - no first-round pick has been offered for him.

          - to repeat -- again -- Rams want to get a contract done with him this summer.

          - as far as him possibly getting injured in the second contract, and using that as a reason to go with the younger McFadden ... please do some homework. The young backs are just as vulnerable to injury. Cedric Benson, Curtis Enis and Cadillac Williams, to name just three. Top five picks who got hurt in recent years.

          - Bettis and Jackson situations are entirely different, so let's not cloud the issue with irrelevant comparisons. The head coach and GM don't hate Jackson. They aren't down on him. They don't hate his agent, either....
          -03-11-2008, 06:53 AM
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