Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs out on the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome. The Seahawks won 33-10. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons want to give Steven Jackson more opportunities


After the way his season has panned out thus far, Steven Jackson can’t possibly be impressed. However, the Falcons’ coaching staff know what he can do, and are willing to give Jackson even more opportunities to display his talents. THe idea for the team is to give Jackson more carries against the Buccaneers this Sunday, unless they are getting blown out.

According to ESPN,

Although Jackson managed just 11 yards on nine carries in a 33-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter sees the need to give Jackson more opportunities.

“My opinion is Steven Jackson is a workhorse running back and we haven’t been able to work him,’’ Koetter said. “I mean, I think Steven is one of those guys that gets better the more he touches it.

“We’re not running it successfully enough to get him enough carries. If he’s carrying in multiple times, he’s going to need to come out and then that’s going to lead to (Rodgers) and Jason getting more carries, too. But unfortunately, because we’re not doing anything successfully right now and we’re getting behind on the scoreboard, (the running game) sometimes gets away from us.’’

I’m rooting for Jackson to get back to his old ways and stuff the ball down the opposing defenses’ faces. There is reason to believe he can do that again, although it may not look like it.

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