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  • Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

    Steven Jackson has 451 yards rushing after 5 games. This places him 4th in the NFL, only 36 yards behind current league leader Cedric Benson (yeah, I was surprised that he was first too).

    Think about that for a minute.

    The Rams have had virtually no passing game.

    Their first round pick, Jason Smith, has played less than 2 full games.

    There has been no help from any "change of pace" back.

    Frankly, there is no reason why Jackson should be able to produce under these conditions. And yet, here he is, fourth in the NFL in rushing (with a respectable 4.3 ypc average, I might add).

    The guy is just that good. Hopefully, he'll stay healthy until the O line starts to really come together and the passing game improves (next year, perhaps).

    Until then, Rams fans should be thankful to have this guy.

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    i agree complety, Jackson has 451 yards rushing even when the rams are getting blown out and are forced to pass more instead of run the ball. What Jasckon has brought this year is more consitency he averages 90 yards a game, and he gets around that every game. i hope he breaks his carrer best from 2006, but jackson will need a more stable offense to score more touchdowns, and recieving yards. Every rams fan should be so thanful to have him, instead of talking about trading him or complaing about his ego. he is the only good things that happen on sundays.

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      Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

      Who's complaining about his ego??

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      • #4
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        I have always felt great full to have SJ as our back. He is incredible and has been throughout his career with us. The problem is we can't seem to build a team around him worthy of taking any attention away from him. A few years back when he had 2200 all purpose yards you could see how amazing this guy is. As much as I feel bad that he has to waste the prime of his career in our rebuilding stage I just hope that our team comes together before its too late for him and he doesn't get the reward he deserves - SB!!!

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        • #5
          Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

          I feel sorry for Steven Jackson. He's going to be wasting his best years on a lousy team much like Sanders did with the Lions.

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          • #6
            Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

            Originally posted by bigredman View Post
            I feel sorry for Steven Jackson. He's going to be wasting his best years on a lousy team much like Sanders did with the Lions.
            Maybe. Maybe not.

            Couldn't the same have been said for Isaac Bruce in 1997 or 1998?

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            • #7
              Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

              I agree on the Steven Jackson front. I keep waiting for the one game where the defense stacks up against him and he struggles to get anywhere. That week has yet to come. The guy has come out of the gates running hard and has given a great effort.

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                The Cedric Benson thing is more remarkable. I would expect this from Steven Jackson because Rams fans know just how good he is but Cedric Benson leading the league in rushing? I thought he would have a breakout year considering how he and the Bengals ended last season but first in rushing with all of the great RB's in the NFL right now is somewhat remarkable for someone initially considered to be a bust.

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                  always had faith in this guy, then people were saying to trade him away. all i can say is NO NO NO.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

                    Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                    Maybe. Maybe not.

                    Couldn't the same have been said for Isaac Bruce in 1997 or 1998?
                    Yes you never know when a team will make some right moves bring some different making players in the fold and right the ship. I hope the rams can catch lighting in the bottle twice.
                    :ramlogo:

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                    • #11
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                      You're absolutely right AV. And yet we have some people on here who want to trade him :|

                      They must be ***** fans

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                      • #12
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                        I'm glad he's getting the stats.

                        Once our offense can be more disciplined and better at the passing game, which we showed the latter yesterday, we can be a dangerous team.

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                          Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

                          Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                          Maybe. Maybe not.

                          Couldn't the same have been said for Isaac Bruce in 1997 or 1998?
                          True, but elite WR's typically have longer careers than RB's... much less physical pounding.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

                            Originally posted by jmk321 View Post
                            The Cedric Benson thing is more remarkable. I would expect this from Steven Jackson because Rams fans know just how good he is but Cedric Benson leading the league in rushing? I thought he would have a breakout year considering how he and the Bengals ended last season but first in rushing with all of the great RB's in the NFL right now is somewhat remarkable for someone initially considered to be a bust.
                            Benson was very highly thought of coming out of college, at least talent wise. His recent problems have been more a factor of attitude and immaturity. Maybe he finally grew up a bit.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Steven Jackson's Production Is Remarkable

                              Originally posted by ScottD413 View Post
                              You're absolutely right AV. And yet we have some people on here who want to trade him :|

                              They must be ***** fans
                              He might be untouchable to you, but if there was to be a fire sale next year(no cap=no penalties), I would be open to trading him if the right deal came along. I wouldn't go looking to trade him, as I think he'll be the centerpiece of our revival, however, if we could get a first, second and maybe a couple players for him, I'd listen.
                              I believe!:ram:

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                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Blog: Should The Rams Be Worried About Steven Jackson?
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                Should the Rams be worried about Steven Jackson?
                                by VanRam on Nov 18, 2010

                                Don't be alarmed, yet, but St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson is having a rougher season than observers might have imagined.

                                Jackson has started in all 9 of the Rams' game this season. Through that time, he has 192 carries for 757 yards and 3 TDs. As a receiver, he has 25 catches for 236 yards and 0 TDs. Not bad numbers. However, he's averaging 3.9 yards per carry, the lowest total of his career. In 2008, he averaged 4.1 YPC, rushing for over a 1,000 yards in 11 starts.

                                Calculating Jackson's totals over a complete season, he's on pace for 1,345 yards, which would be his third highest total, less than last year's 1,400+ yards. More of a red flag for the Rams front office is Jackson's pace for total carries. Extrapolating his average attempts per game, 21.3, out over the rest of the season, Jackson is on pace for 341 attempts. That would be his second highest total. He had 346 carries in 2006, and then missed 4 games the next season with injury issues.

                                He's on pace for 45 receptions (third highest total), 419 yards (second highest), and has an average YPC of 9.4, a number consistent with his best YPC totals through the years.

                                That Jackson's rushing numbers have slowed from expectations as well as historical norms should concern fans and the team alike. In part, you can blame some weaknesses in run blocking this season, though Jackson's had to contend with lesser offensive lines than this one. FB Mike Karney is also having a down season, likely slowed by age and the physical nature of what he does. A renewed emphasis on the pass has changed the nature of the offense that used to only feature Jackson, but it's not as though Sam Bradford's passes are taking reps from Jackson.

                                The biggest concern is with Jackson himself and natural decline of players in his position who feature that physical style of running. Of course, he's been a one man show for the Rams offense over the years, which has accumulated in extra wear and tear. Injuries have kept Jackson off the field only once this season, when he left early with a groin injury in the Rams week 3 win over Washington. However, that groin injury bothered him for a few games following that one. He's had to contend with a broken hand since then as well. Neither injury has kept him on the bench, but they both raise big red flags about Jackson's health in the weeks ahead, not to mention the next season.

                                The most concerning sign of all might be the noticeable lack of lengthy runs Jackson has this season. He has just 4 runs of 20 yards or more. He had 12 in 15 games last season. Using more advanced stats, the Rams running game, i.e. Jackson, has an open field yardage number (runs 10 yards beyond the LOS) of just 0.54, the 23rd lowest in the league. Last season, that number was 0.88, the 11th ranked in the league.
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                                -11-18-2010, 11:54 AM
                              • RamsSB99
                                Will Steven Jackson ever do better then 2006 in rushing or receiving?
                                by RamsSB99
                                Steven Jackson is now 27 years old and is starting his 7th season in the league. He looks like he might miss this next game and if so it will be the sixth time in seven seasons that he was unable to play in all 16 games. 2006 was the only season he was able to play in all 16 games and his per game and yearly stats were the best that year. He set rushing bests in avg yards per game 95.5, total TD's 13, and total rushing yards 1528. He also set receiving bests in yards per game 50.4, catches 90, total receiving TD's 3, and total receiving yards 806. He also had his longest run 59 yards and longest reception 64 yards. Jackson is the type of back that takes alot of direct or ackward hits IMO. He should be good for another 2-3 seasons but most RB's that approach the 30 plateau in age seem to fade quickly. I like Jackson and will try to enjoy the time he has left but injuries and age are concerning. We really need to get a back that could share some of the load and help keep Jackson in good shape. Possibly even go to a two back system with Jackson getting a 60/40 split.

                                One guy that does intrigue me and is available via trade is Marshawn Lynch he is only 24 and has good speed.
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                                -10-01-2010, 07:03 PM
                              • schut39
                                Look for Jackson to give 110%
                                by schut39
                                I believe that Steven Jackson is going to be working extra hard this week because he knows that he is getting close to the 1,000 yard mark once again. He will need to rush for 118 yards to reach 1,000 on the season. If he wants to have a big game, now is his time to do it. The Falcons are ranked 21st against the run and allow an average of 122 yards rushing each game.

                                If you look at the past few weeks, Steven rushed for 94 yards against a top-ten ranked Miami rush defense. A couple weeks later, he rushed for 91 yards against the 20th ranked Seattle rush defense. Then, he rushed for 108 yards against the 15th ranked Whiners.

                                All of those teams have better rush defenses than Atlanta does currently according to statistics and he got over 90 rushing yards in each. This game is different though, him getting 1,000 yards rushing all depends on how he runs the ball on Sunday and he knows it. I expect Jackson to break 100 yards and maybe even bust a huge gain sometime throughout the game. I'm looking for Steven to have a big game.

                                :ram:
                                -12-25-2008, 11:08 PM
                              • thickandthin
                                Opponents give Jackson Yards out of pitty...
                                by thickandthin
                                OMG scroll down and read what he says about the Rams!!! I was so * mad about what he said.... I starting cussing...
                                -05-31-2010, 07:20 PM
                              • MauiRam
                                Matured Jackson piling up big yardage, respect in shadows
                                by MauiRam
                                Nov. 10, 2009
                                By Cameron Hollway
                                Special to CBSSports.com

                                EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Unless you're a diehard Rams fans, you probably aren't aware of the season -- or career -- that Steven Jackson is having. Other than "SJ39," there hasn't been much reason to watch this team.

                                As the Rams have piled up loss after loss after loss -- 17 in a row before they knocked off Detroit in Week 8 -- Jackson quietly has been putting together his best NFL season. Midway through the year, he's on pace for 1,568 yards, which would surpass his career-best of 1,528 set in 2006. He's 3 yards behind Minnesota's Adrian Peterson for the league lead in yards from scrimmage with 970.


                                Jackson is averaging 4.8 yards per carry despite being the focus of defenses. (Getty Images)
                                "I just wish we were winning more games so the whole league and country could see how great a player he is," quarterback Marc Bulger said of the Rams, who are 1-7. "Everyone knows it, but he flies under the radar because of that. If we can start winning some games I think he'll start getting the recognition he deserves."

                                If Jackson keeps putting up consistently strong numbers, he will be impossible to overlook. Consider:

                                Jackson, 26, has started 57 games in his career (he has missed nine games to injury and was a backup to Marshall Faulk most of his rookie season). In the history of the NFL, among players who have started 57 or fewer games before turning 27, Jackson is No. 1 in career rushing yards, with 6,075 -- and he has eight more games before turning 27 in July.

                                Take out the games-started criteria, and Jackson is 18th all-time in rushing yards through his age-26 season, again with eight games to go.

                                If he were to match his first half of 784 yards in the second half, he would climb to 10th on that list, bumping Faulk. The top 10 is a who's who of NFL backs: Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Jim Brown, Jerome Bettis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eric Dickerson and Faulk.

                                Select company, indeed.

                                "Historians will have to evaluate all that," said first-year Rams running backs coach Sylvester Croom, who was the offensive coordinator at Detroit in 1997 when Sanders ran for a career-high 2,053 yards. "With the ball in his hands there's not much better than Barry and a guy like Gale Sayers.

                                "I've talked to Steven about being more of a Walter Payton type. Walter could do anything, and so can Steven. It's rare to find a man Steven's size (6-feet-2, 235 pounds) who can line up wide and run routes. We try to get him the ball out in space. Steven's developed into a complete player."

                                In his breakout season of 2006, when Jackson had 2,334 total yards and 16 touchdowns, he had a lot of help. Orlando Pace and Adam Timmerman...
                                -11-11-2009, 11:11 AM
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