The Falcons Will Ride A Mighty Steed in 2013

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In case you weren't aware, the Falcons signed a new running back!

Steven Jackson, the mighty steed of St. Louis, has joined the Falcons.

I'm not claiming to be a psychic (I do claim to be a wizard sometimes) but it would seem the front office thought that the running game issues were from the running backs and not the offensive line.

Despite how things may seem, this was a move made for the future, not just the present. Steven Jackson, even in his old age, is a proven running back. Yes, he is older, but he's still got a good year or two left in him. He runs violently and angrily and his work ethic is good.

This is a move for the future because, if this team still wants to run the ball with some consistency, the team will soon learn whether or not the miserable running game is the fault of the offensive line or the running backs. We know what Quizz and Snell can bring, and SJax is as proven a back as there is in the league.

By bringing in a proven back, the issue should then fall on the offensive line. If our running game continues to struggle, then clearly the offensive line would have to play a larger part in the running game struggles.

While some really terrible, Falcon-like luck could strike us and SJax suddenly lost all his angry running powers, I don't expect that to happen in year 1.

Thoughts?

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