While the St.Louis Rams have not had much to smile about as of late, this week that might change as they should have franchise running back Steven Jackson back in the lineup against the Cleveland Browns. Jackson’s been sidelined for the last four games with a partially torn groin muscle. He was at practice last week and worked, but wore a red jersey which means that he was not to be hit during drills.
The return of Jackson would be something the team sorely needs, considering as well that the team has yet to run for a rushing touchdown in 2007. “My feeling is that it’s not 100 percent, but closer to where it looked like he had the burst he needs to have,” head coach Scott Linehan said. “The confidence that he has in it based on practicing last week is a good sign.”
The Rams need a win in the worst way. Their 0-7 start is their worst in franchise history, and they have not been this bad since 1962, when they went 1-12-1. “There’s not a lot of things to be too happy about,” Linehan said. “If we put on a good performance at home, we can salvage some things this season.” With Jackson in the lineup against a Browns team that does allow plenty of yards, the prospect of a win will for sure go up.