I love this post from Mike Sando, and not just because it is the most positive thing about the St. Louis Rams I've read or thought in like a month and a half: For once, he suggests, the Rams' plan for running back doesn't revolve entirely around Steven Jackson. Cadillac Williams, last year, was a solid step up from Kenneth Darby and company, but he was still dependent on Steven Jackson for relevance; Isaiah Pead, the Rams' second-rounder, is a change-of-pace back right now, but the Rams harbor legitimate hopes that he'll eventually take the position over.
That makes for a solid running back corps, like Steven Jackson always does--but for once, this also means the Rams will have a dynamic running back corps.
For a few years now the Rams' strength at running back has been kind of bittersweet--it's amounted to watching as they slowly squander a Hall of Fame talent while scuffling near the bottom of the NFC. There'll be more of that this year, maybe, but at least we'll be able to watch as they try to replace him.