How Steven Jackson Gives the Falcons the Most Dangerous Offense in the NFL

May 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If there was a prevailing theme in the 2013 offseason, it's that the rich got richer. For the Atlanta Falcons, that meant adding a running back whose versatility makes an already potent offense potentially the NFL's most dangerous.
That running back is Steven Jackson, who joined the Falcons in free agency after spending his first nine NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams.
In the last eight of those seasons, Jackson gained over 1,000 yards on the ground, and in seven of those seasons Jackson topped four yards a carry.
The Falcons signed Jackson to bolster a rushing attack that ranked 21st in the National Football League in 2012, but Jackson's ability goes far beyond just banging the rock between the tackles.
Over the past several seasons Jackson has been one of the top receiving backs in the National Football League, and as head coach Mike Smith recently told D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jackson's ability to catch the ball out of the backf...

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