Falcons HC Mike Smith on RB Steven Jackson: “He’s a big strong running back that catches the ball extremely well. He creates issues for defenses. He’s just another weapon that we have in our offensive arsenal. He’s a guy who had close to 100 catches in a season, so he’s a guy that we can use in the passing game. He’s not just a running back, he’s a receiving back as well.”
One of the concerns with Jackson in Atlanta is that the team will limit his workload to keep him fresh by using Jacquizz Rodgers as the main receiving RB. That still may be the case, but it's nice to hear Smith rave about Jackson's receiving.