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Jackson hurt again
But Steven Jackson had been so durable for the Rams. He had missed only two games in his final four seasons in St. Louis. Then he came to Atlanta and missed four games last season and was ineffective in several more that he suited up for.
Now Jackson is hurt again. He hurt his hamstring. No, the other one. And the Falcons are only saying he'll be out for a while but should be back for week one of the regular season.
Ok, just release him. Yeah, the Falcons should release Steven Jackson. He turned 31 last week, so he's passed the threshold. He's just too old now to depend on for the upcoming season.
I resisted believing the running backs are worthless when they hit 30. But evidence is certainly making me revisit that theory. Call it the Dan Uggla theory. He lost his ability to hit baseballs when he hit 30. So maybe it is true for running backs, too.
The Falcons were last in the NFL last season in rushing yards. They needed Jackson to return to form and be a 1000-yard rusher. But if we're going to go through Jackson being hurt a lot again this season, just release him. Let Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman get the carries. The buzz around camp is that Freeman is already winning over the coaches, so let him be the man and don't worry about Jackson.
Maybe Jackson is not done, but he certainly has a long way to go to prove that. How can he prove it if he's not on the field?
It'll be interesting to see what the Falcons do? There was talk even right after last season that the team might release Jackson due to him injury-plagued year. So if Jackson looks like his hamstring is going to be an ongoing issue, might the team just go ahead and cut ties with him?
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