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07:49 AM ET 02.27 | In the event Steven Jackson leaves St. Louis, can the Rams replace him with either Isaiah Pead or Daryl Richardson? Obviously, we can't draw any firm conclusions based on last season. Richardson did show good potential to bust out on longer runs, but defenses adjusted and he got little done over the final five games of the season (16 rushes for 24 yards.) [Rams GM Les Snead] has consulted with the coaching staff at Cincinnati to learn more about putting Pead in position for success. ... Over the weekend Fisher told reporters that he saw potential in Pead to be The Guy. Obviously the Rams think highly of this kid or they wouldn't have drafted him in the second round, 50th overall.

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February 27, 2013  08:03 AM ET

You can't really replace a player like Steven Jackson. The Rams will need to find their next feature back and he may not already be on the roster.

February 27, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You can't really replace a player like Steven Jackson. The Rams will need to find their next feature back and he may not already be on the roster.

Yup. It's nice to believe in "next guy up," but when there's a big difference in talent, that doesn't work.

February 27, 2013  08:24 AM ET

So Richardson averages a grand total of 3 carries a game over the final 5 games and this hack is ready to write him off.

February 27, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Here's hoping the Steelers take a run at Jackson.

February 27, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Here's hoping the Steelers take a run at Jackson.

As a long time Rams fan, I hate to see Jackson leave, but you might be right, he would fit in well with the Steelers!!!

February 27, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Not enough experience in that backfield. They'll bring in at least 1 veteran for camp, plus whomever they draft.

February 27, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Here's hoping the Steelers take a run at Jackson.

He'll just get hurt.


All Steelers RB's get hurt.

February 27, 2013  10:29 AM ET

I would go with Pead over Richardson but if I was really really desperate I would call Larry Johnson up and ask what he is doing... Sure he would be willing to work for 1/2 the league minimum at this point. Heck he could even showcase himself in the next Jamarcus video.

February 27, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Well, there is a draft and RBs are out there. Heck, if they can lose with Jackson then they sure cans lose without him, and for less $$

February 27, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well, there is a draft and RBs are out there. Heck, if they can lose with Jackson then they sure cans lose without him, and for less $$

Great comment!!! Yes, the Rams need to draft and sign a "breakaway" type of runner!!!!

February 27, 2013  11:09 AM ET

Well what ever happens....Mr. Jackson will find a new home , and most likely a better one.

February 27, 2013  11:44 AM ET

Jackson can still play better than most RBs in the league, here's hoping that he ends up with a top tier team.

February 27, 2013  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Well what ever happens....Mr. Jackson will find a new home , and most likely a better one.

I'm sure ATL's GM has given his agent a ring...and GB too. I think he still has about 3 more good years left in him. DAL should be calling him as well and maybe even SF or SEA to pair with their lead backs already

 
February 28, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Here's hoping the Steelers take a run at Jackson.

I don't think the Steelers will have enough cap room to sign Jackson. They may take a run but I don't think they can offer enough to get him.

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