Hey, Mike. Can I please see a little bit more of Brandon Jackson? Pretty please? I'm not saying we have a young Curtis Martin on our hands or anything, but check out the numbers. 2008 stats:
44 carries, 242 yards, 5.5 ypc. A small sample set, yes. If we include the last game of 2007 (stats do count against the Lions, right?) they are:
64 carries, 355 yards, 5.5 ypc.
And I'm not talking about those shotgun-draw plays on 3rd and 7. Why not leave him in for an entire series here and there? It's not that I'm as down on Ryan Grant as everybody else is either. Despite battling an early hammy issue, he's gonna end up with about 1,200 yards and a 4.0 average. He gets ripped for his contract, but I heard he's the 18th highest paid RB. 1,200 yards and a 4.0 average is about what you'd expect for the 18 highest paid RB, no?
I say give Jackson some more carries. Maybe a 60-40 Grant-Jackson split and see what happens. At this pint, why not?