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Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday

Posted on: September 19, 2011 11:20 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson


Steven Jackson was one of roughly 347* Rams to suffer an injury last Sunday in their loss to Philadelphia. And given the nature -- a strained quad/hammy -- of the injury, it's seems like Jackson's all but guaranteed to be out for Monday night's game.

Not so fast though -- Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said that there's a chance Jackson could play Monday and that the team rested him all week for that specific possibility.

"We knew the only shot he had was to rest it all the way through," Spagnuolo told Albert Breer of the NFL Network. "It’ll be a tough call."

Jackson still looks like a bad bet to play against the Giants on Monday night -- if he struggles at all in the pregame workout, there's little chance the Rams will roll him out.

And they've got Cadillac Williams in the proverbial garage, so it's not as if there's absolutely demanding need to have Jackson on the field. Clearly, they'd rather have their top running back available for the game -- the Giants are vulnerable defensively, and a healthy S-Jax is a difference-maker on Monday night.

But the Rams would be wise to heed the lesson the Texans learned on Sunday: the NFL season is a grind, and bringing back your star running back too early is a sure-fire recipe for losing him for a longer period of time.

*All numbers approximate

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:12 am
 

Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday

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Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday

This is why I drafted the Caddy.



Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday

hate to say I told you so. 

he's out. it's official, per NFL network. Dude couldn't complete a 40 yard dash - he never should have been listed as anything but "doubtful" for this game. Remember - he missed several games with a quad injury not long ago. When it happened, the coach said "he might be out a while - it's a quad injury and he's a running back, so that's really bad" - yet they kept him "questionable" and gave everyone some feel-good BS about leaving it up to him & the trainers and it's a GTD?

Please - Caddy shredded 150+ total yards in 3/4 of a game last week and they're going to risk their superstar player by rushing him back?  That would never, ever happen.

I wouldn't be at all surprised to see SJax miss week 3 as well. And possibly longer. And don't be shocked if when he comes back, he gets hurt again - it's the nature of the injury - quad is a huge muscle and a "strain" is a tear. Harder to hurt the quad, and also slower to heal.

Good luck SJax owners - sorry for your FFB teams they're keeping him out, but it's the right call to keep SJax healthy if the Rams have any chance at the post-season.  



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday

Bill Cower was a fine coach.What the hell do they have him predicting games for? He said he picked the Giants partially because,"Don't forget, the Rams lost their last 4 games last year and first one this year, 5 losses in a row" HUH? Does he have access to the scores or does he just make stuff up? LOL. Week 16 last year, the Rams Beat San Francisco 25-17 to put themselves in the drivers seat against Seattle. They lost to Seattle,who then knocked out the Super Bowl Champion Saints. I guess we should throw out all of his "predictions".

Bob - Connecticut


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Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:36 pm
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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday

Does it really matter if he does play tonight or not? He will get hurt again this season. Dude is soft as a babys bottom. He is the Joe Mauer of football. After these running backs get their money, they all become sissies. They are not built like they were back in the day. This year it is Chris Johnson and next year will probably be Adrian Peterson. Steven Jackson has been a cupcake for the past 4 seasons.



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Spagnuolo: Steven Jackson a 'tough call' Monday

Spags is a fool if he risks the top weapon on his team when he is not even close to 100%. 


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