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08:04 AM ET 10.05 | Steven Jackson's days of headlining the St. Louis offense seem to be dwindling. Just as the Rams are embarking on what seems to be a sudden and fascinating football renaissance, Jackson's role is being reduced. ... Jackson has spent his entire career toiling at a near Hall of Fame level on some of the worst teams in the NFL, almost like some gifted blues singer working in anonymity in some out-of-the-way juke joint. He has sacrificed his body, played in wretched systems, endured game after game and season after season of losing, and kept churning out 1,000-yard seasons with amazing regularity. And now, just as the Rams seem to be on the verge of becoming legitimate again, it looks like the franchise might be ready to let him end his career in another town with another team.

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October 5, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Never good when you see a guy on commercials more than you do on the field.

October 5, 2012  08:22 AM ET

Told you guys, Rams are a good team.... Fisher has them playing tough football yo.

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October 5, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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I forgot Fisher was their coach. I wanted to pick them last night

I think I did.

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October 5, 2012  08:33 AM ET

that's the NFL's way of showing gratitude.

October 5, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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maybe I'll get the next 13 right

I'm tied for 2nd. 1 win behind first.

October 5, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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I forgot Fisher was their coach. I wanted to pick them last night

The Cards were overrated going in.

October 5, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Cards were overrated going in.

And the Rams whipped Kolb's **** last night... Didn't think he'd survive.

October 5, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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Duh he's getting old....damn man......did I hear that right? 9 sacks?

Yeah it dot ugly, Kolb bleeding from the mouth

October 5, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Rough physical game. Despite the article, Jackson did some tough running for important yards.

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October 5, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Poor guy had like .5 seconds to throw the ball

if that

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October 5, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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that's the NFL's way of showing gratitude.

It's a popular pastime in the NFL.

October 5, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Now that was the kind of Thursday Night Football I like.

Two teams I couldn't care less about, so I can get a good night's sleep.

October 5, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Yeah it dot ugly, Kolb bleeding from the mouth

That will do it for Kolb, he just got reminded that he too can be hurt.

 
October 5, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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Duh he's getting old....

At 29 thats no spring chicken for a running back, but with a team that has a good line and is well balanced in passing and running he could still have a few good years left.

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