Found February 13, 2013 on Patriots Life:
I know I know, the Patriots finally established a solid running game last season with Stevan Ridley breaking out as a top rusher and Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, and Danny Woodhead all doing their respective parts. So naturally you're probably asking, why do the Pats need Steven Jackson? Well my answer is pretty simple, why not? Ridley was the only consistent one of the bunch. Injuries, rough performances, and just plan no-shows sometimes plagued the rest of the RB's. In the playoffs, the Patriots steered towards a more pass-orientated offense and nearly abandoned the run. Because they wanted the ball in Tom Brady's hands more? Because maybe the run game just wasn't part of the game plan? We don't know exactly, but it seems as though a lack of confidence in the ground-game may have been a factor. Also keep in mind that Woodhead will become a free agent. Anyways, I never really gave too much thought into the idea of the Pats signing Steven Jackson, but NESN....
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