Rams RB Steven Jackson Doesn’t Want a Veteran Backup

Steven Jackson is a work horse.  Anyone who watched the Rams last year knows this.  And anyone who watched the Rams last year knows that the Rams need someone to take a little bit of the weight off of Jackson’s shoulders in the run game.  The only problem is: Steven Jackson does not want help.  Jackson said this to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

“Having a veteran at this point of the game now, I don’t know if it’s as big a concern as everyone is making it to be,” Jackson said Wednesday. “I feel great physically. The younger guys are coming along just fine. And if we continue to stay healthy, I don’t think it’ll be a concern.”

Steven Jackson sees no need for a additional veteran back like Brian Westbrook.  Westbrook is the only high profile running back free agent available at this point in the season.  After the various cut-down days, the Rams might try to make a change, but not at this point.

Steven Jackson knows his role on the Rams in 2010 and is embracing it.  He knows he is the veteran leader and the star of the Rams.  If the Rams are going to win in 2010, everything will have to go through Jackson.

The P-D article goes even further to name Chris Ogbonnaya the favorite for the backup running back spot.  Which means that Ogbonnaya should start and get most of the carries with the first team offense in the preseason opener Saturday night.


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