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Rams | Olson discusses running backs

Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson feels one of the team's keys to offensive success is getting starting RB Steven Jackson at least 20 touches per game, with able support (10 to 12 touches) from backup RB Marshall Faulk. In 2005, his first season as the team's primary back, Jackson got as many as 20 carries just three times; he averaged 129 yards as the Rams went 3-0 in those games. Their record was 1-3 when he had 12 carries or fewer. "If you can get the ball to him 20 times or more, he seems to get better," Olson said. "We think that's a good number to shoot for. He's one of our primary weapons that needs to get (more) touches."

2006-05-11 07:04:41 | Source:

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