He's def outperforming 2nd round pick Pead - both of those guys are under 200 lbs though (compared to Jackson's 240 lbs), so I see him in a complimentary role this season - Jackson will be the dreaded 30 years old next season, just not sure Richardson can be an every down back, maybe Pead will come around and they can be a RBBC next season (or maybe they draft a bigger back next year)
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Beat writer Jim Thomas believes Steven Jackson "may" split carries with Daryl Richardson for the rest of the season. Jackson's health was at 100 percent in Week 6, but he received 15 touches compared to 13 for Richardson. The rookie brings a speed element to the running game that the 29-year-old veteran can't. Through six weeks, Richardson is at 5.64 yards per touch while Jackson is at 4.03. Even in this bloated bye week, it's hard to trust S-Jax as anything more than a flex against the Packers. Related: Daryl Richardson Source: St Louis Post-Dispatch Oct 17 - 10:41 AM
I remember reading somewhere that St. Louis has said that they will not resign S.Jax next offseason. This could be a great opportunity for the Rams to see what they have in Richardson. I just picked him up, so I hope they give him a shot at being the primary back. S.Jax has a ton of miles on those wheels too so a little injury hick-up along the lines wouldn't surprise me.
Steven Jackson drawing interest Updated: October 28, 2012, 5:39 PM ET By Adam Schefter | ESPN
The St. Louis Rams have fielded trade inquiries about running back Steven Jackson over the past few weeks in advance of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, according to league sources.
Multiple teams have called the Rams to discuss Jackson's availability, and while the Rams are not proactively shopping Jackson, or any other player, they are willing to listen to offers.
Teams such as Arizona, Green Bay, Dallas and Pittsburgh each have dealt with injuries at the running back position and make sense as potential trade partners. Green Bay, in particular, has coveted Jackson in the past.
Jackson was largely shut down Sunday against the Patriots in London, finishing with 23 yards on seven carries in St. Louis' 45-7 loss. He has 403 yards and one touchdown through eight games this season.
I have both Sjax and Richardson on my team and they're killing me. When I saw the trade rumors for Jackson yesterday, I was a bit overjoyed. If I could turn two time-share backs into two starting backs, I'd be a very happy camper (c'mon Green Bay).
ESPN's John Clayton says Steven Jackson would be "perfect" for the Packers' offense. Jackson is tentatively expected to void the final year of his contract before free agency opens in March. At that point, we'd expect the Packers to show interest. Jackson has missed just two games over the last four seasons and has averaged 4.23 yards per carry over the last two years, proving there's still plenty of tread on his tires. Jackson fits in Green Bay thanks to his unique abilities as a pass-catcher and blocker. Related: Packers Source: ESPN.com Feb 12 - 11:33 AM