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Falcons RB Stephen Jackson Won't Get 'Too Up' For Week 2 Matchup Vs The Rams
As breakups go, the one between the St. Louis Rams and running back Steven Jackson went about as smooth as can be expected, especially after nine years together.
That's why Jackson, who signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons on March 15, offered nothing but kind words and fond memories of his time in St. Louis when discussing his former team Wednesday morning ahead of the teams' Week 2 matchup.
Likewise, Jackson doesn't plan to have any extra motivation entering Sunday's game against his former team aside from the usual desired outcome.
"I mean, I would be lying if I said I didn't want to get the win," Jackson said. "Of course I want to get the win, but I have to come out there and just remain in the zone, in my focus and not get too up.
"When you allow emotions to take over, your wind becomes shorter, you are not even thinking, you're not on your A-game, so I have to remind myself to stay in control, have the intensity that I normally play with and dial in and treat this game as [any other] I have done over the years."
Originally a first-round pick of the Rams in the 2004 NFL draft, Jackson went on to claim nearly every meaningful rushing record in franchise history in his nine seasons with the team.
Jackson rushed for 10,135 yards in that time, and his eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons made him one of six backs to hit that milestone.
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