Jackson Meets With The Media
Steven Jackson (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
Steven Jackson (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
GridIronGateway.com
Posted Aug 11, 2010
Nate Latsch


EARTH CITY, Mo. — St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson met with the media following Wednesday morning’s practice and spoke out about a variety of topics.

“I’m really happy with the way things are going,” Jackson said. “I feel like right now we’re definitely a better ‘screen team.’ The continuity of the offensive line is starting to come together. I know we’re missing (left guard) Jacob Bell right now, but allowing some of the younger guys to get reps and fill in, I feel right now as an offensive unit we’re starting to create a lot of depth at a lot of different positions because we’re asking younger guys or some of the free agents to step in right away.”

Jackson explained his comment about being a better ‘screen team.’ He said a team needs to have the correct timing with its offensive line and running backs to make it work and while he felt like that was an issue a season ago, the Rams are headed in the right direction now.

One of the concerns with the Rams this season is the lack of depth behind Jackson at running back, which includes youngsters Chris Ogbonnaya, Kenneth Darby and undrafted rookie free agent Keith Toston.

“The young backs are doing really good,” Jackson said. “Having a veteran at this point of the game now I don’t know if it is as big of a concern as everyone is making it to be. I think we feel good. I feel great physically. The younger guys are coming along just fine. If we continue to stay healthy I don’t think it will be a concern.”

The veteran running back, who has topped the 1,000-yard mark in five of his six NFL seasons and has scored 48 career touchdowns, was asked about having individual success while the team has struggled in recent seasons.

“Individual success is something that I’m not focused on,” Jackson said. “It just keeps me having job security. I think that’s how I look at it. I’m really focused on turning this franchise around and getting back to those winning ways and hopefully I’m a main part of that.”



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