Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/24/13

When veteran running back Michael Turner was let go, Jacquizz Rodgers looked like a lock for the starting job. He’s young, powerful, and elusive, but the Falcons went out and signed former St. Louis Rams power back Steven Jackson. Jackson’s credential immediately put him at the top of the depth chart and pushing Rodgers back to the number two back. However, he won’t let Jackson’s arrival affect his mindset. Rodgers says he’ll work hard and force the coaching staff to give him the ball more. “When I get in the game, I’m going to try to make my plays and try to get my number called more often,” Rodgers said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’ll try to make every carry and every catch count.” “It’s always good to have an older guy around,” Rodgers said. “You can watch how they carry themselves. He’s a guy who’s had success in the league for a long time. So, you just watch the little things that he does in practice, the way he works and tries to get better and better each day. That helps the young guys, like me, out.”

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