JACKSONVILLE, FL - 2009: Dirk Koetter of the Jacksonville Jaguars poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter stated veteran running back Steven Jackson will not be used much in the preseason.
In an attempt to keep the wear and tear down to a minimum, Koetter says he won’t use his new workhorse until the regular season starts.
“Steven’s got a gazillion carries in his career,” Koetter said, via AtlantaFalcons.com.
“Coach Smith will determine how many carries he gets, but I don’t believe Steven Jackson needs a bunch of touches in the preseason. You can only run inside zone, outside zone so many times. He doesn’t need to go out there and prove himself. Preseason is live tackling and getting your running backs beat up in the preseason, I don’t see the benefit. Coach Smith will determine how many carries he gets.”