Running Back by Committee
Dec 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) is tackled by Carolina Panthers safety Quintin Mikell (27) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Running Back by Committee-I’ve written previously this season about how the Falcons are misusing the running backs on the roster and unfortunately not much has changed. Steven Jackson has played pretty well this year and he has an important role, however, the Falcons should use him in a much more role defined way than at present. Jackson shouldn’t be getting the majority of snaps week in and week out, on the odd occasion the game might call for more Jackson but in general Dirk Koetter needs to do a much better job of spreading the carries around as Jackson simply isn’t dynamic enough anymore to warrant the majority of the snaps.