Free Bagel wrote:proKrastinate wrote:the only thing i worry about is that I vaguley remember hearing about Jackson not being able to put it across the stripe last year around the goal line. I can't remember exactly, but I sorta recall hearing that Faulk was still getting the close TD's because even though he was given opportunity Jackson couldn't punch it in, or just didn't have the vision to find the hole fast enough to get across.
Jackson scored on 3 out of 7 goalline attempts last year, with a 1.86ypc average in those attempts.
Faulk scored on 3 out of 13 goalline attempts last year, with a 0.46ypc average in those attempts.
Be careful Free Bagel. I watched every play of several Ram's game last year.. and it was NOT obviously apparent to me that a worn down Marshall Faulk was less effective than Steven Jackson in short yardage situations. Often times Jackson would try to put his head down to plow through bodies with brute force and get stopped, whereas Marshall would lower his body and squeeze through holes that didn't appear to be there and pickup a few yards. Not taking anything away from S.Jackson, but Faulk is still one of the best RBs in the league at picking up a tough yard.