Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson is comfortable with no longer being the lead back of the St. Louis Rams. He's a new chapter in his career in Atlanta, and he feels fewer carriers will result in quality over quantity.
He expects his new team to have a lot of fourth quarter leads, which is where he'll excel in clock killing game.
“This offense has so many weapons that I’m going to get quality carries,” Jackson said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “I’m going to have opportunities — they may not be 25 carries a game, but they’re going to be quality carries that allow me to close out a game.”
Not only does head coach Mike Smith plan to use Jackson that way, they'll also looking to utilize him in the passing game as well. “He’s a guy that can catch the ball out of the backfield, does a good job with checkdown screens, and he’s a big guy,” Smith said. “When he gets his shoulders going north and south, he’s a tough guy to tackle. We plan on hopefully getting him in space quite a