St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson was on ESPN 101 sports talk radio yesterday discussing the Rams 0-2 start as well as his injury. Jackson referenced the late King of Pop when asked about the Rams being winless through two games and heading into a really difficult part of the schedule.
"I do think it's man in the mirror time...It just comes down to I think we have to think about, especially [Monday] night, our go-to guys, our marquee guys right now on offense. ... You just look at the offense itself, we have a second-year quarterback and some of our primary receivers are second-year or rookies. We have a lot of young guys. ... This is what we're dealing with and these kind of games are going to allow them to grow a lot faster than normal."
Jackson acknowledged that the team was disappointed with the results of Monday's game against the Giants. Asked about the possibility of his return to action this week, Jackson said that he does plan to play.
"Well, you know, we're going to be hopeful and we're going to say that I'll be able to go Sunday, but it's going to be day-to-day. A quad, a hamstring, these muscular injuries, they're tricky because one day you feel good or you could have a few good runs and then all it takes is maybe another explosive run and it's just not fully healed from the last injury."
With Cadillac Williams dealing with a hamstring injury, though he did return to the game Monday night, Jackson would be a real asset to the Rams against a Ravens defense renowned for its tough play.