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Jacquizz Rodgers unsure of role with Atlanta Falcons

Postby fun gus » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:44 am

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Jacquizz Rodgers unsure of role with Atlanta Falcons

By Dan Hanzus
Around the League Writer
Published: June 23, 2013 at 07:57 p.m.
Updated: June 23, 2013 at 10:53 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith said last February that Jacquizz Rodgers had the ability to be a three-down back in the NFL.

Then the Falcons went out and signed Steven Jackson, only one of the game's most durable and productive three-down backs of the last decade.
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When he was sharing the workload with Michael Turner, Rodgers had a defined role as a change-of-pace back who stayed on the field in passing situations. Things are more hazy with Jackson, who, like Rodgers, possesses a versatile skill set. Jackson generally was good for about 40 receptions per season during his time with the St. Louis Rams. He had 90 catches during his bananas 2006 season.

Rodgers isn't sure what his role is at this time, but he says he'll be ready.

"When I get in the game, I'm going to try to make my plays and try to get my number called more often," Rodgers said during last week's minicamp, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I'll try to make every carry and every catch count."

Jackson turns 30 in July and has more than 10,000 yards on his ledger, numbers that tell us Rodgers is going to get some opportunities. It's a Super Bowl-or-bust season in Atlanta, and the Falcons want to try to keep Jackson fresh into February. Rodgers will play a big part toward that goal.
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Re: Jacquizz Rodgers unsure of role with Atlanta Falcons

Postby RobertAP » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:47 pm

We always seem to screw a RB out of playing time. I have loved Rodgers since we drafted him, and would like to see him get a chance to be a 3 down back. I hope that when his contract comes up for renewal, that he doesn't bolt.

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Re: Jacquizz Rodgers unsure of role with Atlanta Falcons

Postby fun gus » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:29 pm

RobertAP wrote:We always seem to screw a RB out of playing time. I have loved Rodgers since we drafted him, and would like to see him get a chance to be a 3 down back. I hope that when his contract comes up for renewal, that he doesn't bolt.



I guess the 25,000 question is can Quizz mature into a honest to goodness 3 down back? :?:
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Re: Jacquizz Rodgers unsure of role with Atlanta Falcons

Postby Pudge » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:13 pm

fun gus wrote:
RobertAP wrote:We always seem to screw a RB out of playing time. I have loved Rodgers since we drafted him, and would like to see him get a chance to be a 3 down back. I hope that when his contract comes up for renewal, that he doesn't bolt.



I guess the 25,000 question is can Quizz mature into a honest to goodness 3 down back? :?:

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Re: Jacquizz Rodgers unsure of role with Atlanta Falcons

Postby Cyril » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:52 am

Pudge is right IMO; but Rogers will get enough touches so that if he deserves the most playing time he'll get it. The more screens we throw the less we need a three down back!!
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