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  • Coaches Assure Jackson he was not on the trade block

    Per rotoworld, so as always, take it as it is:

    The Rams front office spoke to Steven Jackson before the trade deadline to assure him they never considered moving him.
    The rumors that Jackson was on the block were way off base. The Rams just wanted to assure their best player that he'll be the face of the franchise for the rest of this season and beyond.

    Source: St Louis Post-Dispatch

    Good to know he was never being considered as trade bait. We don't need him thinking negative things about the organization.

  • #2
    Re: Coaches Assure Jackson he was not on the trade block

    I'm happy about that even though I might be in the minority view.


    • #3
      Re: Coaches Assure Jackson he was not on the trade block

      This is good for Jackson's morale. We don't want him going through the rest of the season and future years thinking that we tried to get rid of him.


      • #4
        Re: Coaches Assure Jackson he was not on the trade block

        If we would have gotten rid of our best player, and probably the majority fan favorite, I think many a fan would have jumped ship. This team is bad enough right now, and if you get rid of the one glimmer of hope of watching something exciting happening on offense, what kind of message are you sending to the fans?


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